Violence against women and children isn’t a one-gender issue

Tara Jeffrey Members of the community are invited to gather in Sarnia’s downtown for the 24th annual Take Back the Night event, to be held Thursday, Sept. 21. The event, hosted by the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre, Sarnia-Lambton, is held in communities across Canada to raise awareness and stop the tide of violence against women… Read more »

Tux and tails

Sarnia’s Jen Frew has found rollerblading a good way to burn off some of the high energy levels of her dog Tux. The Lambton College hair stylist student was taking in the scenery along Sarnia Bay with the 18-month-old pooch. Glenn Ogilvie

Plans afoot to save deteriorating log cabin in Canatara Park

Troy Shantz A trio of groups has begun discussions to return a log cabin in Canatara Park to its former glory. The Sarnia Heritage Committee, Seaway Kiwanis and the Sarnia Historical Society hope to renovate the two-storey structure that stands adjacent the Carriage House at the Children’s Animal Farm. The cabin is used for Christmas… Read more »

Local comedy troupe sketches find growing audience online

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s own MurphBudz have shared the stage Randy and Mr. Lahey from Trailer Park Boys, ‘Squirrely Dan’ from Letterkenny and award-winning stand-up comic Debra DiGiovanni. Now they’re hoping to become the next big thing in Canadian comedy. A few of the six-member crew are comedians but they’re better known for their online video… Read more »

Letters: week of Sept. 14

The ‘Fab Five’ works together to improve city, councillor says   Sir: Lately I hear talk on the streets about the “Fab Five.” Now being a person of a certain age I recall the “Fab Four,” and those from the same era will know of whom I speak. But the “Fab Five” is the phrase… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Sept. 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, Sept. 14   Picasso Paint… Read more »

New owners begin revitalizing the old Greenwood Inn

Cathy Dobson Neighbours of the Greenwood Inn are happy to learn the building is undergoing renovation under new ownership. The building at 117 Christina St. has cool architecture and a bit of history but has fallen on tough times in recent years, despite operating with what seemed to be a viable Chinese restaurant and Liquid… Read more »

Help send all our overseas troops a Christmas card this year

Tara Jeffrey Melissa Chong is calling on the community to help spread some holiday support to Canada’s Armed Forces. “It was actually my dad’s idea,” Chong said of her father, Bill, of Haines Frontier Printing, where she’s taking over the family business. “He thought it would be a neat idea to run some Christmas cards,… Read more »