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Young Sarnians build Habitat home

An unlikely partnership between a group of Sarnia teens and an immigrant family from the Congo culminated Thursday in an emotional celebration on the front lawn of the Esengi family’s new home on Maple Avenue. “This is the first home we’ve owned in Canada and, when I die, it means I have something to leave… Read more »

Voila, traditional French cuisine

Montreal native Steve Tanguay was working in Germany when he got a phone call to become head chef at Maison St. Aubin, a fine dining restaurant serving French cuisine in Sarnia’s north end. He was 21. “I had zero English and I’d never heard of Sarnia,” Tanguay recalls. “I arrived with my car and two… Read more »

Car show keeps on truckin’

Canatara Park will merge with Memory Lane on Sunday, June 22 when Sarnia Street Machines host the 24th annual Cruise in The Park Classic Car Show. More than 450 gleaming classic vehicles will be on display including roadsters, coupes, hot rods and muscle cars. “It’s a very colourful events with everything there you could imagine,”… Read more »

Young tennis players net points on tour

Young athletes from Sarnia did well at the first two stops of the 2014 Little Caesars Junior Tennis Tour in Southwestern Ontario. Andrew Davies, 13, placed second in the boys’ 18-and-under event in Chatham on June 7 after winning the same event on the first stop in Amherstburg on May 31. Davies is a member… Read more »

Sarnia’s battle with addiction gets $1M boost

Deborah Hook, left, project manager, withdrawal management services at Bluewater Health, shares a lighter moment with Judith Alix following the announcement of a $1 million donation to the hospital foundation from the Judith and Norman Alix Foundation. Cathy Dobson What Norm Alix and his family witnessed at Bluewater Health’s ER convinced the late Sarnia philanthropist… Read more »

Standoff ends peacefully

Officers with Sarnia Police’s Emergency Response Team surround an apartment in the 100 block of Brock Street Tuesday, where a man being sought by police barricaded himself inside a second floor unit. The standoff lasted more than 10 hours, with the area closed off for several hours while negotiations took place. The man, 32, surrendered… Read more »

Sarnia tornado one of many challenges for class of ‘54

In June of 1954, twenty-one young women crossed the SCITS Auditorium stage to receive pins and diplomas from the Sarnia General Hospital School of Nursing. Five members of that graduating class are deceased and three live in nursing homes. But a remarkable nine of the 13 others are coming from far and wide for a… Read more »

Saints ‘Playing it Forward’

The Sarnia Saints Women’s Rugby team was no match for Stratford on June 7 when they drubbed the visitors 105 to 0 on home turf. The saints scored 13 tries in the first half and six more in the second. Here, Arlene VanReenen shrugs off a defender at Norm Perry Park. The women Saints return… Read more »

OPINION: Our old hospital in General terms

A multi-party logjam that turned the once-proud Sarnia General Hospital building into a derelict eyesore may be about to break. With a prospective buyer in the wings, Sarnia council voted last week to begin a process that could finally see the city-owned land sold and redeveloped. It couldn’t come at a better time. Sarnia owns… Read more »