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YMCA/CHOK International Bridge Race

Hendrik Vermeulen, 17, hits the seven-kilometre mark in the 37th YMCA/CHOK International Bridge Race on June 1. Vermeulen finished first in the age 14-to-19 age category in a time of 35 minutes, 28.1 seconds. More than 500 runners took part in the race, which raises money for YMCA youth programs. The overall winner was Matthew… Read more »

Q and A with Green Party candidate Kevin Shaw

Q – Voters seem discouraged by their options this election. What are you doing to woo the disenchanted? A – I’m hearing from many people that they are disillusioned by the traditional parties and their inability to work together for the people of Ontario.  For many people this is the first time that they are… Read more »

Sarnia teen makes her mark in bowling

A 17-year-old from Sarnia, who has been bowling from the age of three, is rising in the ranks. Rachel McGrath is ranked 5th in Ontario in her U21 age group and 38th nationally in all age groups. Her average is 190, a seven pin increase from last season. “My whole family bowls,” she said.  “My… Read more »

COLUMN: A Modeland Road shopping centre?

We have seen the battle line, and it is Modeland Road. The road connecting north and south Sarnia will be in the news a lot in years to come, if city planners are correct. Modeland currently has limited access because designed as a thoroughfare to move vehicles across the city with minimal interruption. The land… Read more »

Q and A with Liberal candidate Anne Marie Gillis

Q – eHealth. Wind turbines. ORNGE. The gas plant fiasco. Why should residents vote Liberal after all the scandals of the McGuinty/Wynne years? A – The historical record of the Ontario Provincial Liberal government has been disconcerting to many Ontarians including myself. Kathleen Wynne does not shy away from these issues but rather has taken… Read more »

Relay for Life‘s lucky 13th

Sarnia’s Relay for Life will be held for a 13th time on Friday the 13th. But it will take money, not luck, to hit this year’s target of $300,000 to fight cancer. The festival-like event at Clearwater Arena Park brings together friends, families, co-workers and cancer survivors for one night with a goal of raising… Read more »

City high schoolers shine at regional track meet

Niles Darrius Crews of Northern Collegiate explodes from the starting blocks in the boys 4×400 open relay at the OFSSAA West Regional Track and Field Championship at Windsor’s Alumni Field on May 30. Crews and teammates Jordan Huzevka, Danny Garratt, and Laim Wright placed third, assuring them a berth in the all-Ontario high school meet… Read more »

Harness racing returning to Hiawatha

Hiawatha Horse Park will offer 21 live race dates on Thursdays and Saturdays starting June 28, the Ontario Racing Commission has announced. The number of dates is the third lowest awarded among 12 Ontario tracks awarded racing so far, but they give Sarnia-area residents another entertainment option this summer. Post time is 6:30 p.m. and… Read more »

Q and A with Libertarian candidate Andrew Falby

Q – Libertarians favour smaller government, lower taxes, and more social and economic freedom. Which of the three is most important to you? A – That’s a difficult question to answer, as all three are inter-related. You can have “smaller government” and still have an all-powerful State; you can have “lower taxes’ and yet still… Read more »