Up to 500 classic cars expected for Hot August Nights

Julianne and Jack Higdon with their restored 1951 Chevrolet  panel truck.
Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson Meet Slick. He’s come a long way from the rust bucket Jack and Julianne Higdon found abandoned in a barn near Manheim, Pennsylvania. “It looked like a rusty tin can and when I opened the cab door, I looked down and there was no floor,” says Jack. That was nearly two years ago…. Read more »

That’s 5,000 neutered cats and many more to go, group says

LeeAnne Symington with her own cats Colby and Ashton.
Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson  LeeAnne Symington says the feral cat problem is still out of control, with entire neighbourhoods overrun by wild, malnourished and distressed cats. It’s been four years since she founded Cat Chance, a small volunteer group in Sarnia that believes in Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR), which Symington says is a scientifically proven method to… Read more »

Every Sarnia kitchen might soon have a compost bucket


Cathy Dobson Big changes are coming in the way household waste is handled in Ontario, and Sarnia officials are concerned local taxpayers will be stuck with the bill. The new Waste-Free Ontario Act is expected to make it mandatory for residents to separate food and other organics from the waste stream. “It is coming,” said… Read more »

La Casa Mia gives new meaning to term ‘home cooking’

Joe and Caroline Giresi in La Casa Mia.
Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson A Sarnia couple has taken the unusual step of opening a restaurant in their home. For $100 per person, diners enjoy a leisurely five-course meal prepared by Joe Giresi, who learned to cook while growing up in Sicily. Giresi and his wife, Caroline, established La Casa Mia in their Lakeshore Road home nearly… Read more »

Dally at national basketball team camp

Bright’s Grove’s Laura Dally has been named to the 14-member Women’s National Team training and selection camp, which runs to Aug. 1 in Edmonton. At the end of the camp, Canada will announce the 12-player list for the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup being held from Aug. 6 – 13 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Canada, which is… Read more »

Lambton College’s inaugural gala a success

The Lambton College Foundation raised $67,500 at the inaugural President’s Gala in May. The money is supporting the construction of two new buildings taking shape at the Sarnia campus, a health and research centre and an athletics and fitness complex. A capacity crowd of 280 attended the May 7 gala held to celebration the college’s… Read more »

Water supply system earns top marks from ministry

The city’s water distribution system has earned perfect marks for a third year in a row. Ontario’s environment ministry conducted an unannounced inspection in May and granted perfect scores for water quality monitoring, training and technical things like logbooks, for a total grade of 100%. Sarnia’s distribution system consists of nearly 500 kilometres of watermains… Read more »

Wins streak ends for Sarnia Braves

The streak has ended for the Sarnia Braves baseball team. The Braves suffered their first loss of the season on July 19, falling 12-6 to the Exeter Express. Sarnia continued to lead the Southwestern Senior Baseball League with a 16-1 record, and are 27-1 overall on the season.