Candidate charged with sexual exploitation

A 43-year-old trustee candidate for the public school board has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old girl. Glenn Aaron MacKinnon, of Sarnia, has ties to various community groups including Harmony for Youth, Point Edward Optimists and the annual summer Bridge Bash. He is well known in the local music scene… Read more »

Driver charged in fatal

Sarnia Police have charged a truck driver in connection with a fatal collision on Maxwell Street this summer. On Aug. 10, a 73-year-old Sarnia woman carrying a grocery bag was struck and killed near Maxwell and Roger streets. A 31-year-old city man has now been charged with careless driving and is scheduled to appear in… Read more »

City accountants honoured

Two chartered accountants in Sarnia have received separate honours from their industry peers. Debra Taylor has been elected to the council of the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of Ontario, and Sandy Whyte has received a rare Life Membership Award. Whyte was touted for her professionalism and lifelong dedication to volunteerism. She was also recognized for… Read more »

Sarnia’s iconic MacLean Centre coming down

Cathy Dobson Photos Workers with Murray Demolition spent Saturday tearing down the MacLean Centre in Sarnia’s Centennial Park. The former restaurant and meeting hall was being razed down to its concrete support pad by the company at no cost to taxpayers, in recognition of Sarnia’s efforts to redevelop the site as a legacy project. The… Read more »

No ifs, ands or butts

Thirty-three volunteers spent Sept. 29 cleaning up three Sarnia beaches by picking up 51 pounds of garbage and thousands of cigarette butts. The effort, part of the Great Canadian Coastline Cleanup, saw workers pick up debris on Baxter, Modeland and Blackwell beaches. The next step comes in November when native dune grasses from Pinery Provincial… Read more »

It’s perogie time

Hedy Krasinkiewicz, centre, fires circles of dough through the air to a waiting team of perogie-makers at Queen of Peace Church, with Kay Robor, left, and Isabella Czainski looking on. A 56-year-old tradition returns Nov. 1 when the Queen of Peace Bazaar is held at the Polish Community Hall, featuring perogies, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut and… Read more »

Big Wreck washes ashore

Cathy Dobson Big Wreck’s Brian Doherty says being on the road suits him just fine, but he’s looking forward to coming home. Doherty, from Camlachie, and his bandmates will play the Rustic in Sarnia on Thursday Oct. 23 before heading south of the border for the rest of their tour. Big Wreck released its fourth… Read more »

New business dressing up downtown

Cathy Dobson The stars seem to be lining up for Cat Cabajar. First, she met her new business partners Nicole and Steven Brown at a Sarnia Pop Culture Show and found they have much in common. They not only share a strong creative streak, but each wants to turn those skills into a lucrative business…. Read more »

Musical comedy kicks of new Theatre Sarnia season

Marco Vigliotti Theatre Sarnia is set to kick off its 88th season with what producers are calling a “larger than life” musical comedy based on the true story of a savvy, high-flying teenage conman. Catch Me If You Can, adapted from the 2002 film of the same name, will open its run at the Imperial… Read more »

Lambton College Ebola screening complete

Marco Vigliotti All 38 incoming Lambton College students from Nigeria have successfully passed precautionary Ebola screenings introduced by the school in response to the deadly outbreak of the virus in Western Africa, the college has confirmed. Cindy Buchanan, the college’s senior marketing director, said all students from the African nation cleared the 21-day incubation period without… Read more »