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Lawn bowling winners

The pairs team of Sandy and Nick Symes of Sarnia won the annual Breast Cancer Society Tournament at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club on Aug. 4. Twenty-two teams from across southern Ontario participated in the event, which raise more than $1,200 for the Breast Cancer Society. Submitted Photo

Point Edward chef has steaked out his turf

Steve Economou seems like a shy man until you ask him about how to cook a really great steak. That’s when he warms to the subject. “It’s all about the cut of meat,” says the chef who has been cooking steak in Sarnia and Point Edward for 42 years. “Not everyone likes the same. A… Read more »

Sport of archery takes flight

The popularity of The Hunger Games series has renewed interest in the sport of archery, especially among girls. But it wasn’t heroine Katniss Everdeen and her big screen prowess with a bow that drew 15-year-old Ali Kraayenbrink to the range – it was competition. “Actually, I thought the movies were kind of cheesy,” she said, before letting… Read more »

Sarnia tennis players victorious on tour

Two tennis players from Sarnia have claimed overall division championships on the 2014 Little Caesars Junior Tennis Tour. Mattias Mueller and Andrew Davies were each victorious on the final tour stop in London on July 27, allowing them to claim the 14-and-under and 18-and-under boys’ titles respectively. Mueller and Davies each won three of four… Read more »

Saddle Club rides off into the sunset

Maybe if a youth program had encouraged younger riders. Maybe if the price of membership had been bumped up. The last few members of the Lambton County Saddle Club will never know what could have saved it. All they know is the property taxes are owing and the only way to pay them is to sell… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Online puppy purchases pose problem

Pam Chin As many as 85% of the puppies sold on classified sites like Kijiji and Craigslist came from puppy mills and backyard breeders, according to a 2012 study by The International Fund for Animal Welfare. A more conservative estimate might be 60-65%. Although none of these classified sites purposely try to aid puppy mills… Read more »

San Rocco returns this weekend

“Una Festa per Tutti!” Sarnia’s San Rocco Festival is called the “festival for everyone” because it serves up a slice of Italian heritage for all of Sarnia to enjoy. The event at the Clearwater Arena features live bands and dancing, games for the kids and Italian food and beverage booths Aug. 9 and 10. Now… Read more »

OPINION: Sunday hunting is a bad idea

Sarnia is one of a dwindling minority of Ontario municipalities that does not allow Sunday gun hunting, but that could soon change. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has asked the city to allow hunting on Sunday, saying the extra day would better manage wildlife numbers and provide a pro-active approach to farm crop… Read more »

‘Mobile market’ back in action

The Inn of the Good Shepherd’s summer ‘mobile market’ is back on the streets. The market is a truck that brings fresh produce to residents who may otherwise go without. Countywide, the service provides about 4,000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to more than 200 households each week. Users are asked to bring a… Read more »