Camp for kids with cerebral palsy

An innovative summer camp for children with cerebral palsy that was threatened with closure last year is up and running again this summer at Dunlop United Church. Here, Chase Hilton Pilon follows Annamaria Dinnyes in a stretch and exercise lesson at the Conductive Education Camp, which received word last week of a $5,000 grant coming… Read more »

Local canine to compete on world stage

Cathy Dobson A Sarnia woman and her three-year-old border collie are off to Germany next week to compete in the prestigious European Open against teams from 35 other countries. “I’m still really new to (the sport),” says Karen Childs, 32, who qualified with her dog Cash for the Canadian Kennel Club Agility team after tryouts… Read more »

Sarnia man says workshop’s meager pay violates his human rights

Cathy Dobson  A Sarnia man with an intellectual disability who is paid 46 cents an hour to attend the sheltered workshop at Wawanosh Enterprises says his earnings are discriminatory and violate the Ontario Human Rights Code. Kris McCormick, 38, has taken his complaint to the Human Rights Legal Support Centre and, after mediation failed last… Read more »

Outdoor smoking ban in effect

As Sarnia’s festival and fair season heats up recent changes to Ontario’s smoking law are becoming noticeable. As of Jan. 1, smoking was banned outdoors within 20 metres of sports fields and playgrounds and at all restaurant bars and patios, which includes anywhere food and beverages are available. As well, seasonal fairs and festivals must… Read more »

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Wednesday July 15 Quit Smoking Rapids Family… Read more »

Point Edward is the place to be this weekend

Cathy Dobson If Point Edward were any busier this weekend, the village borders would have to expand. The 91st annual Mackinac boat race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island gets under way on Saturday morning, July 18. It sets the stage for a slew of community events that promise to attract thousands to Waterfront Park… Read more »

Garden concerts in Germain Park

A weekly concert series hosted by The Strangway Community Centre continues Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the new Cox Gardens Amphitheatre in Germain Park. “Music in the Gardens” features performances by local musicians, including: July 16 – Chris Molyneaux July 23 – Aaron Vansickle July 30 – After Hours Aug. 6 – Mike Blackmore Aug…. Read more »