Do these sculptures have our best interests at art?

Cathy Dobson Wawa has a giant goose. In St. Thomas, it’s Jumbo the elephant. Windsor has an entire sculpture park. Many cities have outdoor public art to reflect that community’s character and generate a certain pride of place. Does Sarnia have anything like that? Absolutely, say a panel of artists and art lovers assembled by… Read more »

One of Sarnia’s grand old churches for sale, going cheap

Troy Shantz One of the city’s oldest churches is up for sale. Central United Church is preparing to close its doors for the final time following the congregation’s 188th anniversary service in November of 2020. “The congregation has taken great pleasure in serving the community for all these years, is proud of its legacy, and… Read more »

Interest building for massive Tall Ships weekend

Cathy Dobson Whoever thought of synchronizing three major attractions on the same weekend deserves a pat on the back. The combined Tall Ships Celebration, Bluewater BorderFest, and Artzscape By the Bay is attracting advance ticket sales from across Ontario and Michigan and filling hotel rooms. Organizers say it’s possible – especially if the weather is… Read more »


Adam Davidson, a Chemical Valley process operator, gets the royal splash treatment while visiting Canatara Beach on July 10 with his daughters. Julia, 10, Grace, 8 and Aili, 5, worked hard to ensure dad stayed refreshed. The temperature reached 32 C. that afternoon, making it the hottest day of the year so far. Glenn Ogilvie

It came from outer space! No, it came from Lake Huron

Cathy Dobson Dave Lambert wants to know three things. Where did the enormous pipe that’s washed up in front of his Bright’s Grove home come from? Who does it belong to? And who is going to remove it? Lambert lives in his childhood home on Lambert Road overlooking Lake Huron. The rusty piece of pipe… Read more »

Sarnia taking step to curtail the sale of stolen scrap metal

Troy Shantz Changes coming to a city bylaw are a good first step toward curbing metal thieves, says Coun. Mike Stark. Pending public feedback, metal recyclers would need to obtain the same business licence as pawn shops and second-hand stores starting Jan. 1. Recyclers would follow a list of rules including retaining information about metal… Read more »

19-storey tower proposed for Water Street

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s housing market can support another waterfront tower in addition to the Tricar apartment building currently under construction, says realtor Patrick Coutu. Coutu, of Coldwell Banker Southwest Realty, represents Sarnia businessman Henry Mehta, who has plans for a 19-storey condominium on Water Street where Sarnia Rent-All is located. “Tricar is rental only and… Read more »