City gets federal cash for climate change

Troy Shantz Ottawa is helping Sarnia prepare for the impact of climate change. The city is getting $10.4 million to continue separating its old sewers in the face of increasingly severe storms and the risk of flooding. Ending discharges of raw sewage to the St. Clair River by untangling Sarnia’s storm and sanitary sewers has… Read more »

Are you a descendent of cycling champion Angus McLeod?

Phil Egan A woman in St. Louis, Missouri has something of value that once belonged to Angus McLeod, and she wants to give it back. And if McLeod, a famed cyclist of yesteryear, is one of your ancestors, you’ve reason to be proud. Angus McLeod was the Canadian cycling champion of the late 19th century,… Read more »

Four local bowlers headed off to national championships

Troy Shantz Four young bowlers from Sarnia are headed to the Canadian championships this year. Kennedy Keating, 10, and Kailey Milner, 9, will represent Southern Ontario in the bantam girls category at the Youth Bowling Canada National Championships on May 5-7. Graeme McGillivray, 14, and Alex Haasen, 13, advanced to the nationals by winning the… Read more »

Reincarnation of Sweet Lemons boutique is bearing fruit

Cathy Dobson The opening of Sweet Lemons, a children’s resale boutique on Confederation Street, is a testament to Jerica Giresi’s determination. It also proves that lessons learned from one failed attempt can lead to a new and much more viable venture. It’s been seven years since Giresi opened the first Sweet Lemons on Russell Street. She… Read more »

Despite losing lung, city girl now a world-class athlete

Cathy Dobson A 12-year-old Sarnia girl with just one lung has defied the odds and will represent Canada at the world junior cheer championships in Florida next month. Sammy Kabat was told by doctors she might never walk again, let alone play sports, after undergoing surgery to have a tumour and her left lung removed… Read more »

A more diverse Sarnia encountering racism’s ugly face

Cathy Dobson   “The only thing that should be separated by colour is your laundry.” – Guest speaker Leroy Hibbert at Sarnia Lambton: Let’s Stand Up Against Racism. The arrival in Sarnia of Syrian refugees and internationals students in recent years is giving rise to more incidents of racism, say researchers at the Sarnia-Lambton Local Immigration… Read more »

Theatre Sarnia stars at drama fest with Girls Like That

Cathy Dobson Theatre Sarnia returned triumphant from the Western Ontario Drama League festival competition with a stunning nine awards for this year’s entry, Girls Like That. It’s believed to be the most awards any Theatre Sarnia production has earned at WODL, and includes best production, outstanding ensemble work, and outstanding technical achievement. Girls Like That also placed… Read more »