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One run, two sisters

Theresa Carriere is once again lacing up her runners to make the 100-kilometre trek from Sarnia to London to raise money to fight breast cancer. The June 13 run will be the third OneRun for the London cancer survivor, who credits her Sarnia sister Maria Rocca for saving her life by urging her to get… Read more »

OPINION: Signs of the times

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. And according to some residents, they really are blockin’ out the scenery and breakin’ our minds. But not everyone finds mobile signs ugly or flashing electronic message boards an eyesore. To business, they’re an effective advertising medium and an essential way to reach customers in a hectic, mobile society. On… Read more »

Bistro adds another whey to enjoy cheese

Stephanie Smith considers each plate of food she sends out of her kitchen a work of art. “My style is artsy, creative. I love garnishes. Presentation and colour are important to me,” says the chef at The Cheese Store Bistro in Point Edward. The Cheese Store opened an outdoor bistro that seats 30 late last… Read more »

New city pharmacist was drawn by river’s beauty

Marian Atia, born and educated in Egypt, has chosen to locate her new pharmacy overlooking Sarnia’s waterfront. She had never lived in Sarnia until this spring but says she was drawn here by the area’s beauty. The 27-year-old says she was visiting family in Sarnia and happened to drive past the St. Clair Corporate Centre… Read more »

End of the line for Blackwell Church

Bill Scott stand before the original 1880 Methodist Church in Blackwell. The newer Blackwell United across the street is closing and its congregation disbanding after 134 years of worship in the former hamlet. – Glenn Ogilvie BLACKWELL – When the church here holds it final service on June 29 a cemetery and vine-covered heritage site… Read more »

Q and A with Green Party candidate Kevin Shaw

Q – Voters seem discouraged by their options this election. What are you doing to woo the disenchanted? A – I’m hearing from many people that they are disillusioned by the traditional parties and their inability to work together for the people of Ontario.  For many people this is the first time that they are… Read more »

Q and A with Liberal candidate Anne Marie Gillis

Q – eHealth. Wind turbines. ORNGE. The gas plant fiasco. Why should residents vote Liberal after all the scandals of the McGuinty/Wynne years? A – The historical record of the Ontario Provincial Liberal government has been disconcerting to many Ontarians including myself. Kathleen Wynne does not shy away from these issues but rather has taken… Read more »

Relay for Life‘s lucky 13th

Sarnia’s Relay for Life will be held for a 13th time on Friday the 13th. But it will take money, not luck, to hit this year’s target of $300,000 to fight cancer. The festival-like event at Clearwater Arena Park brings together friends, families, co-workers and cancer survivors for one night with a goal of raising… Read more »

Q and A with Libertarian candidate Andrew Falby

Q – Libertarians favour smaller government, lower taxes, and more social and economic freedom. Which of the three is most important to you? A – That’s a difficult question to answer, as all three are inter-related. You can have “smaller government” and still have an all-powerful State; you can have “lower taxes’ and yet still… Read more »