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Local gymnast wins gold at nationals

Not many 12-year-olds can claim to be part of a national championship team. But Amy Bladon of Sarnia’s Bluewater Gymnastics Club can. Bladon was a member of Team Ontario, which captured gold at the Novice Women’s Artistic Gymnastics team competition at the Canadian Gymnastics Championships held recently in Ottawa. The top three scores from the… Read more »

Bailey has his work cut out

Sarnia-Lambton’s Tory MPP Bob Bailey, just handed his third vote of confidence, knows all too well what it’s like to sit in opposition at Queen’s Park. The Liberals have been the party in power since Bailey was first elected the local MPP in 2007. He had hoped things would change this time around. In fact,… Read more »

Sarnia woman wins title at Canadian Squash Championships

Holly Delavigne didn’t enter the Canadian Squash Championships in Edmonton thinking she’d win her division. After all, she was competing against players who had been playing more while she studied and played collegiate squash at Western University. But, in the end, the 23-year-old won four matches, including two against highly seeded players, to capture the… Read more »

One run, two sisters

Theresa Carriere is once again lacing up her runners to make the 100-kilometre trek from Sarnia to London to raise money to fight breast cancer. The June 13 run will be the third OneRun for the London cancer survivor, who credits her Sarnia sister Maria Rocca for saving her life by urging her to get… Read more »

Bridge over troubled waters

It’s an old rusty bridge that goes nowhere. Yet on June 4, the gymnasium of Bright’s Grove Public School filled up with a standing-room only crowd of nearly 200 vocal residents eager to talk about the Cull Drain Bridge. The scenic bridge was built across the mouth of the Cull Drain in 1910 to link… Read more »

Parents sharpen pencils; identify savings for Coronation Park

When Melissa Hewitt heard Lambton County was considering closing Sarnia’s Coronation Park Day Nursery she decided to try and help save it. The nursery was short $1.3 million last year following provincial funding cuts. The county covered the loss with transitional funding, but this year’s deficit is projected at $1.1 million. Hewitt, who has two… Read more »

OPINION: Signs of the times

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. And according to some residents, they really are blockin’ out the scenery and breakin’ our minds. But not everyone finds mobile signs ugly or flashing electronic message boards an eyesore. To business, they’re an effective advertising medium and an essential way to reach customers in a hectic, mobile society. On… Read more »

Cheers, to Artwalk

Chris Haig of Beau’s Brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ont. explains different brew flavours to Sarnia native Katie Kirkland and friends at the Sarnia Beer Show, part of Artwalk in downtown Sarnia on Saturday. The two-day event attracted good crowds, despite a cool and drizzly start to Sunday. Christina Street was lived with artists and crafts… Read more »