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Sarnia’s iconic MacLean Centre coming down

Cathy Dobson Photos Workers with Murray Demolition spent Saturday tearing down the MacLean Centre in Sarnia’s Centennial Park. The former restaurant and meeting hall was being razed down to its concrete support pad by the company at no cost to taxpayers, in recognition of Sarnia’s efforts to redevelop the site as a legacy project. The… Read more »

Update on high school sports merger

Barry Wright The amalgamation of high school sports in Sarnia-Lambton and Chatham-Kent is going well, says the coordinator of the new Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association. “The transition has been fairly smooth,’ said James Clarke. “We spent a lot of time in June and over the summer making sure we had everything in place… Read more »

No ifs, ands or butts

Thirty-three volunteers spent Sept. 29 cleaning up three Sarnia beaches by picking up 51 pounds of garbage and thousands of cigarette butts. The effort, part of the Great Canadian Coastline Cleanup, saw workers pick up debris on Baxter, Modeland and Blackwell beaches. The next step comes in November when native dune grasses from Pinery Provincial… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Stories make you who you are

Laura Greaves It seems as though 2014, Sarnia’s Centennial year, has already come and nearly gone. It has been a wonderful opportunity to reflect on Sarnia’s history. For many, the Centennial has also provided a chance to share our own memories of the city and what life was like here in decades past. This year’s… Read more »

It’s perogie time

Hedy Krasinkiewicz, centre, fires circles of dough through the air to a waiting team of perogie-makers at Queen of Peace Church, with Kay Robor, left, and Isabella Czainski looking on. A 56-year-old tradition returns Nov. 1 when the Queen of Peace Bazaar is held at the Polish Community Hall, featuring perogies, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut and… Read more »

Big Wreck washes ashore

Cathy Dobson Big Wreck’s Brian Doherty says being on the road suits him just fine, but he’s looking forward to coming home. Doherty, from Camlachie, and his bandmates will play the Rustic in Sarnia on Thursday Oct. 23 before heading south of the border for the rest of their tour. Big Wreck released its fourth… Read more »

New business dressing up downtown

Cathy Dobson The stars seem to be lining up for Cat Cabajar. First, she met her new business partners Nicole and Steven Brown at a Sarnia Pop Culture Show and found they have much in common. They not only share a strong creative streak, but each wants to turn those skills into a lucrative business…. Read more »

Musical comedy kicks of new Theatre Sarnia season

Marco Vigliotti Theatre Sarnia is set to kick off its 88th season with what producers are calling a “larger than life” musical comedy based on the true story of a savvy, high-flying teenage conman. Catch Me If You Can, adapted from the 2002 film of the same name, will open its run at the Imperial… Read more »

High school tennis results

Sarnia’s St. Patrick’s High School won the team championship at the Lambton-Kent secondary tennis finals held at the Sarnia Riding Club and Sarnia Tennis Club. Northern Collegiate was fourth and St. Clair Secondary tied for fifth at the Oct. 8 event. Individual winners from Sarnia schools included: Boys Singles:    Andrew Davies (Northern) Girls Singles:     Sarah… Read more »

Lambton College Ebola screening complete

Marco Vigliotti All 38 incoming Lambton College students from Nigeria have successfully passed precautionary Ebola screenings introduced by the school in response to the deadly outbreak of the virus in Western Africa, the college has confirmed. Cindy Buchanan, the college’s senior marketing director, said all students from the African nation cleared the 21-day incubation period without… Read more »