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Homegrown phone app brings Pokemon Go to business

Troy Shantz A new smartphone app developed in Sarnia will get people out exploring their community and shopping local, its creators say. Seedz is a free app that works similar to Pokemon Go, but instead of collecting Pokemon, users collect virtual coupons, prizes, and special offers redeemable at local businesses, said Jessika Kiernan, one of… Read more »

Squirts champions

The SMAA Girls Fastball Point Edward Service Club Squirt team won their league championships recently. Pictured are: Back row – Jo-Ann Janess, Bill Sheely, Jeff Hope, Joe Ioannis and Brad Dasilva; Middle row- Abilene Clark, Jacelyn MacNeil, Cassidy Sheehy, Tyleigh Winger, Rilynn Dasilva Front Row- Liliana Galizia, Claire Kelly, Emma Kelly, River Ioannis, Shaylyn Blake,… Read more »

Sarnia native wins national title in motorcycle racing

Troy Shantz Sarnia’s Will Hornblower is a national champion after finishing first overall on this year’s Canadian Pro Sport Bike series. Not bad, considering he doesn’t possess a motorcycle street licence. “In Sarnia… driving around in my car is scary enough,” said the 24-year-old veteran rider. “The mindset of racing is hard to get out… Read more »

Mayor irked by uneven awarding of Ontario cannabis stores

Cathy Dobson Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is fuming over the Ontario lottery system that has shut out all local applicants hoping to sell cannabis in a legal, private-sector store. For the second time this year, no Sarnia-Lambton applicants were among the winners picked by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s lottery software program. “It… Read more »

Self-taught guitarist happy to share music with others

Cathy Dobson When times are troubled, Sarnia’s Julie Coulombe turns to music. It’s helped her through rough periods of loss and continues to bring comfort as she grieves her mom’s recent death. “There’s no doubt that music is life changing, the way it connects us with others and enriches lives,” says the 46-year-old self-employed foot… Read more »

COLUMN: All invited to unveiling of General Hospital time capsule

Phil Egan If you were born or treated at Sarnia General Hospital, practised medicine, nursed, or worked as a technician there, or simply have an interest in Sarnia’s historic past – then here’s some news. Bluewater Health has asked the Sarnia Historical Society to preside over the unveiling of cornerstones salvaged from the old hospital,… Read more »

Fan favourite Jazz & Blues in the Village hits sweet 16

Tara Jeffrey Sarnia’s premiere Jazz & Blues event is shaking things up as it marks its 16th year. “We got a bit of help from the Lambton Creative County Fund to try a free afternoon,” said Kevin Forbes, a committee member with Jazz & Blues in the Village, happening Sept. 20 and 21 at McGibbon… Read more »

First mosquito to test positive for West Nile Virus

A mosquito collected from a trap in Petrolia has tested positive for West Nile Virus. It was the surveillance program’s first positive result for the virus in Sarnia-Lambton this year, Lambton Public Health said. There have been no confirmed human cases locally and only two humans cases reported in Ontario as of Sept. 3. Health… Read more »

1 – In what blockbuster movie does a character state, “We’re going to need a bigger boat.” 2 – Sarnia’s annual Terry Fox run is at Canatara Park on Sunday, Sept. 15. In 1980, how many kilometers did Terry Fox average daily in his Marathon of Hope? 25.7 kms      31.7 kms     37.7 kms… Read more »