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German fans celebrate

German soccer fans rejoiced when their team downed Argentina to win the World Cup on July 13. Sarnia’s Wilma Mehl, right, who emigrated from Germany three years ago, said she was amazed by the interest hockey-mad Canadians showed in soccer throughout the tournament, especially without a Canadian team to cheer for in Brazil. Here, Mehl… Read more »

Shell releases still under review

Ontario’s Environment Ministry is still determining whether Shell Canada should be charged for two chemical releases at its Corunna refinery last year. Spokesperson Kate Jordan said both incidents remain under investigation by the ministry’s enforcement branch. Shell had a “sour water” leak on Jan. 11 of 2013 that contained mercaptan, a pungent smelling gas detectable… Read more »

Jillian Drouin aims to be brother’s teammate

Jillian Drouin would like nothing more than to join her kid brother Derek on the Canadian Pan-American Games team in Toronto next year, and ultimately our 2016 Olympic team in Brazil. Injuries Jillian sustained killed that dream prior to the 2012 London Games, when brother Derek won Olympic bronze in high jump. The siblings from… Read more »

‘Green Queen’ talks trash

If you’re like many Sarnians you separate your glass bottles from cans and peel off labels before hauling the blue box to the curb. Well, here’s some advice –  forgetaboutit. Everything in your blue box gets dumped together in one big jumble in the recycling truck anyway, before being trucked to a depot in Cambridge… Read more »

Help stuff the bus on Saturday

Two donated Sarnia Transit buses will look to get stuffed when they hit the road on Saturday, July 26. Stuff the Bus in a citywide food drive in which residents can fill a grocery bag at 10 food stores in Sarnia, Bright’s Grove and Corunna, then fill up the bus to help replenish food bank… Read more »

Grandma was this chef’s inspiration

You might think a guy like Justin Inkpen, the strapping 29-year-old night supervisor at Stoke’s Bay Grill and Bar, was inspired to cook by someone with a lot of testosterone, like TV’s Gordon Ramsay. But Inkpen credits his grandma. “My grandma was like a second mom to me and she was always in the kitchen,… Read more »

180 attend city’s first Dinner in White

The inaugural Dinner in White Bluewater brought a touch of elegance to Sarnia’s waterfront last week. About 180 diners got together to break bread and sip wine to the sounds of live jazz on the terrace at First Sarnia Place. And, yes, they really did all wear white. Dinner in White originated in Paris 25… Read more »

Dream Home thinks big

The Dream Home Lottery is offering a larger prizeboard to mark its 20th year. In addition to the home itself, 66 other prizes are available including a trip for two, a diamond, cash prizes and $500 vouchers. The home is currently under construction at 41 Kamal Dr., backing onto Michigan Road near Modeland Road. The… Read more »

Florida décor fits club to a tee

Julie Wyville credits a night of carousing in Florida last Christmas for the spectacular redesign of the clubhouse restaurant at her family’s golf course. “This all sprung from that trip south,” she says, looking around the new Muddy Waters Liar’s Lounge at Greystone Golf Course. For years the clubhouse had more of a licensed snack… Read more »