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Dave Page and Corrie Boucher ended a week-long ‘staycation’ in Sarnia-Lambton with a fishing trip to Talfourd Creek and the St. Clair River at Froomfield last week. Here, Page tries his luck from a walking bridge over the creek with daughter Emily, 12, and son Ben, 7. Glenn Ogilvie

Letters: week of Aug. 2

A church is a house of worship, not a coffee shop Sir: Regarding the July 19 letter, “Failure to embrace change causing churches to close.” We were astonished at the shallowness of the explanations offered of why churches are closing. To say the main cause is a lack of coffee, the lack of “cool music”… Read more »

Emm Gryner continues to call her own shots in music

Cathy Dobson Sarnia-born singer-songwriter Emm Gryner has released 20 albums, toured with the late great David Bowie, and produces music with her own band that draws worldwide attention. Yet, on Friday she’s keeping it simple by coming home to perform free for whoever can squeeze into the crowded Cheeky Monkey music store on Christina Street…. Read more »

City begins marina renaming process

Jake Romphf City council has endorsed the idea of renaming Sarnia Bay Marina after former mayor and MPP Andy Brandt. But the facility’s name won’t be changed to The Andrew S. Brandt Marina at Sarnia Bay until a staff report can detail upgrades to the marina and how a community fundraising campaign will pay for… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Aug. 2

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to   Thursday, Aug. 2   Hot August… Read more »

Tom Cruise a marvel in terrific new Mission Impossible movie

  Vicky Sparks To become a licensed helicopter pilot for an impossibly dangerous game of chicken in Mission Impossible: Fallout, Tom Cruise was told he’d need to train eight hours a day for three months. He suggested the producers instead hire two crews and train 16 hours a day to make it faster. And that’s… Read more »