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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 »

Q and A with PC candidate Bob Bailey

Q – Leader Tim Hudak says he will create one million jobs but also plans to kill 100,000 government jobs. How do you reconcile layoffs with job creation? A – Ontario’s debt has doubled in 11 years to $289 billion, at the same time we have added 300,000 jobs to the government payroll. To ensure… Read more »

Gymnastics coach named a national director

Dave Brubaker has a new job. The club director and head coach at Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics for the past 29 years has been named national team director for women’s artistic gymnastics with Gymnastics Canada. “It’s an exciting time,” said Brubaker.  “Honestly, I never imagined I’d be in this position.” The deal, effective June 1, is… Read more »