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Driving tour takes in Sarnia-Lambton’s top attractions

Cathy Dobson  The dedicated folks who promote Sarnia-Lambton as a tourist destination have come up with a new event to showcase some of the area’s best attractions. It’s for everyone, but organizers anticipate it will primarily attract local people who can discover what they’ve been missing in their own backyard. Tourism Sarnia-Lambton is hosting the… Read more »

Howard Watson Nature Trail being extended to Lambton College

Pam Wright The Howard Watson Trail is about to get its first major expansion. A new leg linking the trail to Lambton College was green-lighted by Sarnia council last week, based on a proposal from the Bluewater Trails Committee. Informal pathways already run beside the Bissell-McArthur Drain south of London Road, and one of them… Read more »

Snapshot report reveals problems in senior health care, housing

Jake Romphf A new report detailing the first-hand stories of Sarnia seniors and their caregivers is evidence local housing and health-care services are inadequate, officials say. The report, “Where Will We Live? Who Will Look After Us?” was compiled following a meeting last September attended by more than 100 people who shared their personal stories… Read more »

Developer planning highrise for riverfront

Cathy Dobson  There’s more good news for those cheering the redevelopment of Sarnia’s downtown core. The company that owns the last piece of vacant land on the west side of Front Street has announced plans to build a 15-storey rental highrise there. Construction could start as soon as this summer. President Joe Carapella said London-based… Read more »

Saying goodbye

Sarnia Police Chief Phil Nelson, front row in white shirt, and Deputy Chief Bob Farlow, to his left, pose with some of the service’s 170 officers and civilians on the steps of the Sarnia Police Station last week. It was the second last day on the job for the two officers, who are both retiring…. Read more »

Getting the lead out of city’s drinking water

Cathy Dobson City Coun. Bev MacDougall lives in a 130-year-old home in a section of “old Sarnia” earmarked for lead testing. She wants to be first in line when the city begins testing drinking water in the area bordered by Exmouth, Murphy, Campbell and Front streets. It’s a big area with an estimated 8,643 properties,… Read more »

Corunna Giants

The Peewee Corunna Giants won an Ontario Baseball Association tournament in Port Dover May 25-27. The boys went 4-1 on the weekend and rallied in the last inning in the championship final to best Essex 13-12. From left are, front row: Ryan Moosberger, Will Greer, Casyn Foster, Charlie Brander, Vince Krohn, Carter Foster and Jackson… Read more »

Back on the bowling green

John Pawlowski, left, and Rick Fitzhallen, right, of Lambeth, won the 50th annual Mott Memorial at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club. Here, Cathy Mott, financial advisor for Sun Life Financial, holds a plaque recognizing prior winners of the tournament, which featured 20 teams from southwestern Ontario. Submitted Photo

Sturgeon take opener

Ball carrier Nathan Tremblay of the Sarnia Sturgeon peewee football team sprints downfield against the Chatham-Kent Cougars at Norm Perry Park on May 25. The Sturgeon won their season opener by downing the Cougars 25-20. The Sarnia football program runs peewee, bantam and junior varsity teams. Jack Clark Photo