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Decision split for neighbours riled by loud outdoor music

Troy Shantz A London Line live music and entertainment venue can host two more already scheduled late-night shows, despite complaints from sleepless neighbours upset by the noise. But city council stopped short Monday of granting Valley Axe the blanket noise bylaw exemption it sought for all of 2021. “It wasn’t an outright denial. We’ll work… Read more »

What’s Happening: week of Oct. 8

What’s happening events must be open to the public or virtual, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to With pandemic cancellations common, we… Read more »

Sarnia natives share in Emmy win

Tara Jeffrey Elizabeth Hannan was attending an event in Toronto a couple of years ago when she just happened to meet another woman from Sarnia. “I just kind of ran into her, and she asked where I was from,” said Hannan, 28, recalling her chance encounter with acclaimed Canadian film and television composer Erica Procunier… Read more »

More parents homeschooling amid pandemic fears

Tara Jeffrey Calla Nicol knew that sending her four children to school this fall just wasn’t a viable option. “We felt this year our kids may not get the help they need,” said the Mooretown mom, whose children range from senior kindergarten to Grade 6. “With extra rules and procedures added — which is completely… Read more »

New business offers sleep testing in your own bedroom

A good night’s rest is tougher to come by than many people think, says the owner of a new business aiding the sleep-deprived. Joel Clarke says people who don’t average seven to nine hours suffer a full range of symptoms, from exhaustion and brain fog to diabetes and heart attack. “People get used to feeling… Read more »

With tour scrubbed, Ethridge and wife get in-van-tive

Tara Jeffrey Sarnia’s Eric Ethridge is loading up and taking his show on the road — literally. “It’s been pretty exciting,” the country music singer-songwriter said about his latest venture with wife and fellow musician Kalsey Kulyk. In the wake of the pandemic and its devastating impact on the music industry, the pair decided to… Read more »

City’s third Tricar tower ready for tenants next year

Cathy Dobson  Concrete work for a 15-storey rental highrise on Sarnia’s waterfront is underway and expected to be complete early next year, says a spokesperson for the developer. Jen Grozelle of The Tricar Group said the $31.5-million project at 275 Front St. should be ready for occupancy in late 2021. The property, directly across from… Read more »