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Gillis proud to be a Liberal

Anne Marie Gillis has never been afraid to wave the Liberal banner, regardless of public approval ratings at any given time. Aware that the provincial Grits have taken a hit in popularity leading up to the June 12 election, the veteran politician said she would rather be part of the solution, than part of any… Read more »

A store for breast cancer survivors

Sarnia’s Christine Yurchuk lost three loved ones to cancer in just six years. The deaths of her mom, her father-in-law and then her brother-in-law left her grieving and frustrated. “I was just so mad at cancer in general,” she said. “I felt so helpless.” She watched enviously as her husband, Bill Yurchuk, took on a… Read more »

OPINION: A public take on privacy

Sarnia council agreed recently to buy new software to improve emergency services at Sarnia Police headquarters. Actually, it had little choice. Federal regulators have mandated 911 providers accommodate text messaging and other enhanced services. And who would argue against a better emergency system? There is, however, another side. The $86,000 software upgrade will, for the… Read more »

Shaw wants to rebuild public trust in political process

Though the June 12 provincial election will be the first time Kevin Shaw’s name appears on a ballot, he has always had a keen interest in politics. “It goes back to when I as very young – five, six, seven-years-old,” said the Green Party of Ontario candidate in the riding of Sarnia-Lambton. “In our family… Read more »

Local athletes shine at SWOSSA track meet

Sarnia’s Northern Collegiate was nosed out by LaSalle’s Sandwich Secondary School for the overall SWOSSA high school track and field title on May 23. But local athletes broke several Southwestern Ontario records at the meet, held over two days in Chatham and Windsor. Cassidy Crowe of the Vikings set a new mark in the senior… Read more »

Multicultural sports games held

Local students were introduced to a variety of different sports during the Sports Day Multicultural Elementary Games. The May 23 event at the Moore Sports Complex featured cricket, bocce, field hockey, rugby, hip hop dance, soccer, ball hockey, golf, yoga and lacrosse. Tyler McGregor, a 2014 Paralympic sledge hockey bronze medalist gave the keynote address…. Read more »

Optical centre keeps eye on history

Paul Moulton stood outside his optical centre on Christina Street and watched as the layers of time were pulled back and the original brick façade came into view for the first time in at least 40 years. Peeled off first was the white vinyl siding that covered Moulton’s Optical Centre for decades. Workers with John… Read more »

Catering business rapidly expands

On a busy summer weekend, Copper Kettle Catering can attend up to three events and serve nearly 1,000 people. “It involves going to all kinds of different locations and meeting all kinds of people,” says chef Cris Heynen. “This is the greatest job. I’ll never go back to a restaurant full time.” Heynen, 25, works… Read more »

Ultimate Frisbee elevates its game

The sport of frisbee has come a long way from the days of people tossing a disc around the park or beach. In Sarnia, the Ultimate Frisbee organization has begun its 14th season with nine, 15-player teams that play each Thursday at 6:30 pm from early May to late August. Regular season games are played… Read more »

Northern hurdler sets new record

– Bruce Smith photo Skyla Minaker of Northern Collegiate clears a hurdle at the Southwestern Ontario high school track and field championship in Chatham on Wednesday. Minaker set a new SWOSSAA record in the midget girls 80m hurdles with a time of 12.12 seconds. She also placed second in the midget girls long-jump, and third… Read more »