Local Italian immigrant experience to be permanently archived

Jake Romphf A federal grant will allow the stories and photos of 25 Italian-Canadian immigrants to Sarnia be curated and digitized in a permanent archive. The work is being done by the Italian-Canadian Archives Project, a charity headed by Sarnia’s Caroline Di Cocco with branches in Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal and other Canadian cities. “Their lives… Read more »

Sarnia from space

This image shows the cities of Sarnia and Port Huron as seen from the International Space Station as it passed about 400 kilometres above the earth. It was taken by the station’s current commander, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel, a Michigan native with dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship. Sarnia and Point Edward are seen here above the St…. Read more »

Australian city taps Sarnia for tips on creating bio-fuel industry

Jake Romphf An Australian city looking to set up a bio-fuels industry sent a delegation to Sarnia recently to see how it’s done. Matt Burnett, the mayor of Gladstone, Queensland, said Sarnia and his city have much in common, including heavy industry, a location on the water, and similar sized populations. “I want to see… Read more »

Health unit adopts “positive space” policy

Tara Jeffrey A move by Lambton Public Health to adopt a ‘Positive Space’ policy is welcome news, advocates say. “The need for a positive space is absolutely needed, and it’s great that Lambton Public Health is stepping forward,” said Kendra Druiett of Sarnia-Lambton’s Transgender Support Group. The move identifies the public health agency as “open… Read more »

What’s happening: week of June 14

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, June 14   Petrochem Forum… Read more »

City dentist helps people with disabilities flash a healthy smile

Jake Romphf Dr. Jessica Bourassa is this year’s Hero Award recipient from Community Living for her effort to help people with special needs. “I’m shocked. I’m blown away,” said Bourassa, who connects people with disabilities to dental care through a non-profit organization called Oral Health, Total Health. Bourassa said she got involved with special needs… Read more »