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City teen competing in national skilled trades competition

Troy Shantz The sparks will fly next week when a young welder from Sarnia competes in the Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton. Cameron Ostrander, 17, a student at Alexander Mackenzie Secondary, punched his ticket by winning a gold medal at the Skills Ontario finals in Toronto last month. “In 20 years of teaching students… Read more »

What’s happening: week of May 31

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, May 31   Steak Bingo… Read more »

Delay in liquor licence helps extend new theatre’s ‘dry run’

Cathy Dobson Theatre Forty Two stages its third production this week, having opened its doors just five months ago. “We’re slowly building up steam,” says co-owner John Leverre. The new theatre’s first show was a one-night cabaret that sold out at the new venue inside the Unifor union hall at 900 Devine St. That was… Read more »

Cross country grandpas

Sarnia’s Mike Tanner, 69, and John Damoiseaux, 64, right, have joined three other men in a 90-day cycling trek from Victoria, B.C., to St. John’s Newfoundland. Calling themselves the Cross Canada Grampas, the men, all over 60, are riding for themselves and raising money for various causes, including Sarnia’s palliative care unit and hospice, Indigenous… Read more »

Most area residents feeling pretty positive

Tara Jeffrey When it comes to mental wellness, the residents of Sarnia-Lambton are doing better than we think. So says Dr. Sudit Renade, the county’s medical officer of health, who released a comprehensive report on mental health and mental illness earlier this month that describes a ‘flourishing and resilient’ community. “We are fighting this perception… Read more »

Award-winning Lambton College team is lifting up the lives of thousands

Cathy Dobson  All hail the power of the peanut. A group of Lambton College students has won a prestigious national award for a stunningly successful outreach program that teaches Zambian farmers how to grow peanuts for a thriving peanut butter business. The college’s Enactus team, which initiated the program in 2012, was named national champions… Read more »

Just add water

One perk of home schooling is a flexible schedule. This group of students took advantage of a gorgeous spring day to head to Bright’s Grove and check out Lake Huron while their moms relaxed under beach umbrellas. Enjoying a lesson in water temperature were Laura Silk, Avery Munroe, Julia Silk, Hudson Silk, Nik Botma, in… Read more »

League champions

The Sarnia Spirit U14 Girls won the U15 BMO Elgin Middlesex indoor soccer league title this year, finishing with a record of 13 wins, 2 ties, and 1 loss, and also went undefeated to win the District Cup Championship. From left are, back row, Abby Balan, Hannah Balan, Jade Unsworth, Koko Okutinyang and Arianna Satram;… Read more »