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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 »

Another beer show, bartender

The second annual Beer Show takes place in downtown Sarnia at the Bayside Centre on Artwalk weekend, June 6 -7. Craft and independent breweries from across the province will be showcased. The lineup includes: Sarnia’s own Refined Fool Brewing Company; Block Three Brewing Company – St. Jacob’s; Bayside Brewery – Erieau; Railway City Brewing Company… 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 »

An eye on photography

A photography show featuring 40 fine art prints at Memorable Moments at 148 Front St. North is just one more reason to venture downtown this weekend for Artwalk and the June First Friday. The exhibition was shot in Cuba over three years by Sarnia photographers Paul Sorensen, a fine art printer, left, and Scott Clarke…. Read more »

Ontario regional track and field championships underway

The OFSSAA West Regional track and field championships are taking place at Alumni Field in Windsor. On the first day of the meet on Friday, May 29, the Northern Collegiate relay team of Kelly Hodgins, Kristy Hodgins, Lauren Shaw and Kayla Williams took first place in the junior girls 4×100 relay. Seen here is Lauren… Read more »

Bittersweet ending for city Catholic school

The final graduating class from St. Patrick’s on East Street pose for a photo on the school’s familiar foyer stairs. Glenn Ogilvie Daniel Cicchelli started to feel it at Homecoming. “That was the first day people were wearing the green and the blue. It was the first time you could see we were coming together… Read more »

70 years of marriage, times two

Jean and Jack Watson, left, both 90, and Jim and Helen Watson, 90 and 88 respectively Jim and Jack are 90-year-old twins who live together in Sarnia. But the Watson brothers are only half of this remarkable story. Jim and Jack got married to a pair of sisters, Helen and Jean Harkness, in a double… Read more »

Five Sarnians died 50 years ago in Canada’s worst air disaster

When a Trans Canada airliner crashed in a muddy field just over 50 years ago – claiming the lives of five prominent Sarnians – it was the worst air disaster in Canadian history. All 118 people on board, including 111 passengers and seven crew, perished when the plane bound for Toronto apparently caught fire and… Read more »

Artwalk ups its game

Sarnia’s downtown is gearing up for the biggest Artwalk ever the weekend of June 7 and 8. So many vendors have registered that the “overflow” will being accommodated in Bayside Centre, says co-ordinator Ashley Tanguay. “We’ve already got about 200 vendors, the most we’ve had, and more are registering on a daily basis,” she said…. Read more »