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Shivering wildlife invade city homes

Four-legged creatures seeking central heating and a free meal are invading Sarnia homes in droves this winter. Squirrels, raccoons and skunks are among the most prevalent break-in artists, but feral cats, chipmunks and even opossums are appearing frequently on the wrong side of the door. The coldest winter in 30 years and months of continuous… Read more »

Golden Hawk project taking shape

New life is being breathed into a Sarnia landmark, thanks to a volunteer team of aircraft enthusiasts. The mighty Sarnia F-86 Sabre MkV Golden Hawk will take its place again on a pedestal in Germain Park and be rededicated once the restoration is complete later this year. Here, Darren McKeegan of Sarnia prepares the surface… Read more »

Homeless shelter without a home

Dave Johnston doesn’t know where he would have gone if it weren’t for the River City Vineyard homeless shelter. And now the 18-year-old from Kettle Point is convinced a court decision to close the controversial shelter will force other homeless men onto the street. The church shelter is located in a mostly residential area, where… Read more »

Blending flavours from around the world

Paresh Thakkar is all about originality. He’s proud to say there isn’t an item on the menu at his restaurant that he didn’t create. Thakkar, 34, opened Personal Touch Eatery & Catering in the fall of 2011 with a degree in economics and accounting, a diploma in culinary management and the credential of a Red… Read more »

Jake is a dream come true

It’s hard to believe a playful 80-pound black lab can bring such calm to a household. But the peace of mind three-year-old Jake has brought to the Moore family of Sarnia is indisputable. Kyrsten Moore, 16, was born with a rare brain disorder that triggers daily epileptic seizures. If no one is nearby she can easily… Read more »

New Karen Caughlin video attempt to jog memories

The sister of Karen Caughlin, Marylou Schwemler, seen here with her husband, holds in her emotions as the OPP screen a new video that investigators hope will jog memories about a 40-year-old murder case. The 14-year-old Caughlin went roller skating with friends at the Rose Gardens in Point Edward and was expected at a friend’s… Read more »

New Cancer Society manager

The Lambton chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society has a new manager. Bill Yurchuk has almost 18 years experience in financial services with management skills learned at the local, regional and national level. “Having lost my own father to cancer in February of 2013, I know firsthand how supportive and resourceful the Canadian Cancer Society… Read more »

River trail getting view lookout

A gazebo that will overlook the St. Clair River has been approved for Sarnia’s southern boundary, pending consultation with the Aamjiwnaang First Nation. The lookout and interpretive centre will be the final piece in a Bluewater Trails project linking Sarnia’s recreational trails with the St. Clair River Trail, which runs beside river south to Port… Read more »

HISTORY: Bubble, bubble, beer and trouble

With the arrival of the new Refined Fool Brewing Company in May, a colourful 150-year tradition will have returned to Sarnia. George Russell founded Sarnia’s first brewery in 1862, an act for which grateful residents named a street in his honour. Russell sold his ales and porters on Front Street until another Sarnian, the tea-totalling… Read more »

Man charged with attempted murder in city home invasion

Two men have been arrested in connection with a city home invasion Thursday morning that sent a man to hospital, Sarnia Police say. Police say two men forced their way into a south-end home where a lone male was sleeping in the early hours of the morning. The victim was threatened and assaulted with two… Read more »