Best day ever

Nelson White had his best fishing day ever two weeks ago when he caught this 20-pound salmon while fishing from shore in the St. Clair River at Sarnia. And he wasn’t done. White also reeled in a 15-pounder, with both fish netted by pal Ronnie D’Haene, who took this photo.

World champ wins Oil Heritage Classic in Sarnia

Glenn Howard won the Huron Reprographics Oil Heritage Classic recently at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club. The four-time world and four-time Brier champion beat the Brady Clark rink in the final after downing Sarnia’s Mark Bice and his team in the semifinals. The official stop on the World Curling Tour featured 20 teams from… Read more »

Sting retiring Steven Stamkos’ number

Canadian hockey star Steven Stamkos will have his Sarnia Sting jersey number retired in January. The #91 worn by the captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning will be retired during a ceremony prior to a game against the Windsor Spitfires at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena on Jan. 12. Stamkos, 27, played two seasons with… Read more »

County earmarks funding for an oversize load corridor

Lambton County council has committed up to $1.2 million over four years to design and build an oversize load corridor. The money approved last week is conditional on getting 50% funding from Transport Canada’s national trade corridor fund. An oversize load corridor has been discussed for years. It would help local metal fabricating and manufacturing… Read more »

Ministry reviewing traffic safety on Highway 402 in city

Ontario’s Transportation Ministry is conducting a safety review of Highway 402 in Sarnia. The review arose from two serious truck accidents this summer and is looking at speed limits, signage, the history of collisions and other factors that could result in better safety, said Minister Steve Del Ducca. The ministry is also working with the… Read more »

Sarnia-Lambton named a smart community

Sarnia-Lambton has been named one of the world’s Smart21 Communities again. The 21 finalists are chosen based on access to broadband Internet, having a knowledgeable workforce, innovation, digital equality, sustainability and advocacy. It’s the third year in a row Sarnia-Lambton made the final 21, which are chosen from 400 applicants worldwide by the Intelligent Community… Read more »

Overnight street parking done for the year

Overnight on-street parking has come to an end for another year. Cars and motorcycles found parked on a city street between 2 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. as of Nov. 1 will be ticketed, City Hall says. The restriction is enforced to allow snowplows to do their job in winter months. Overnight on-street parking will resume… Read more »

Gladu opposes pot plants grown at home.

Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu is taking a strong stand against the Liberal government’s plan to allow homegrown marijuana next year. Gladu, who is also the Conservative health critic, recently motioned for an amendment to Bill C-45 that would restrict Canadians from having any cannabis plants in their home. The Trudeau government’s legalization bill, as written,… Read more »

Canadian troops say ‘thanks’ for Christmas cards

A Canadian military task force stationed in the Ukraine has written to thank the people of Sarnia for sending the troops hundreds of personalized Christmas cards. About 50 Canadian soldiers gathered to read the cards at the Canadian Compound of the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Yavoriv, Ukraine. The Sarnia cards, photos and artwork… Read more »

Week of November 2

1 – Who spent over four years painting the 5,000-square-foot ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? 2 – What former professional hockey player runs a fitness program at Aamjiwnaang for First Nation youths? 3 – The Mercalli and Richter scales are used to measure the intensity of what? 4 – “Paris, Texas”, “City of Ghosts”, and… Read more »