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Chef brings Mexican ‘fusion’ to Zola’s

For Tyler Rawcliffe, the secret to Mexican cuisine is finding that perfect balance between spicy, salty, sweet and sour. “I really enjoy coming up with my own recipes and creating different entrees,” says the head cook and kitchen manager at Zola’s Mexicana Restaurant on Murphy Road. At age 25, Rawcliffe has already cooked for nine… Read more »

Sculptures on loan still hanging around

Seven pieces of outdoor street art arrived in Sarnia’s in 2010, sparking an outburst of praise and derision from would-be art critics. The sculptures were part of a two-year loan from the Sauve Art Foundation of Michigan. But that was almost four years ago, and they’re still present in our downtown. So what’s up what… Read more »

Sarnia booster has ‘positively positive’ outlook

If the City of Sarnia had a cheerleading squad Michele Dionne would be its captain. The mother of three, businesswoman and driving force behind SarniaRocks is a relentlessly upbeat person, and enthusiastic booster of the city. In 2002 Dionne had an epiphany during an oversold Tragically Hip concert at the Bayfest Music Festival. Hearing out-of-towners… Read more »

Border vehicle tracking raises privacy concerns

A border monitoring system coming to Sarnia that will detect passing vehicles with Bluetooth technology raises serious questions about government surveillance, a privacy advocate warns. The system could be up and running at the Blue Water Bridge as early as this fall, the first in a border crossing rollout by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation…. Read more »

Canada’s first family of flight

 Roger Hadfield first pilot to land at airport named for famous son GEORGE MATHEWSON   It’s common knowledge that Sarnia’s airport is named for astronaut Chris Hadfield, the city’s more famous native son. But few know it was actually his father, Roger Hadfield, who first landed a plane at the airport. Or that the First Family… Read more »