Dutch treat: Point vet making pilgrimage to Holland

Cathy Dobson Life moved on for John Mills after he served overseas in the Second World War and was honourably discharged in 1946. Seventy years ago, he came home to his wife Betty in Point Edward and got down to the business of making a living and enjoying peacetime. He never returned to Europe, nor spoke… Read more »

Volunteers Honoured

The Local Volunteer Co-ordinators Association and Sarnia Gives honoured some of the community’s outstanding volunteers with a recognition evening at the St Clair Corporate Centre last week. From left are, Betty Canie, volunteer co-ordinator at Vision Nursing Home, Rev. Don Callacott, a 36-year volunteer at the home, Larry Renaud, a 21-year volunteer at Pathways Health… Read more »

Film Festival: Sarnia native aims to encourage young filmmakers

Tara Jeffrey Ravi Srinivasan wants to inspire a new generation of filmmakers in Sarnia-Lambton. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while,” said the 29-year-old Sarnia native, who now works for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). “I had always wanted to get into film, but there wasn’t any place or anyone nurturing those… Read more »

ISO season finale

The International Symphony Orchestra concludes its season with “Tales and Legends” May 2 at the Imperial Theatre, 7:30 p.m. The program includes the Symphonic Suite and Scheherazade by Rimsky-Koraskov, von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture, and Canadian composer Kevin Lau’s tone poem, River. Featured on the bill are London-area marimbist and percussionist Warren Elder and… Read more »

Turfed trustee fights for seat

Cathy Dobson For Michelle Parks, the devil is in the details. Sarnia’s city clerk says the newly re-elected Catholic school board trustee failed to declare her election expenses on time and has lost her seat. Parks says City Clerk Nancy Wright-Laking neglected to send her a registered letter to remind her to file 30 days… Read more »

Five young scientists advance to national fair

Sarnia’s close affinity with science and research was on full display at The Lambton County Science Fair, held April 10-11. About 90 judges helped assess the 83 project entered at Lambton College, the highest number the fair has seen in recent years. When it was over, five students and four projects had advanced to the… Read more »

Bound for Africa

About 40 volunteers helped load two large shipping containers destined for South Africa with school furniture donated by the St. Clair Catholic District School Board. The Rotary Clubs of Bluewaterland and After Hours Club pitched in on April 11 to move the furnishing and supplies as part of Rotary International’s Global Literacy Project. Submitted Photo

Parenting classes

A free parenting class called How to Talk so Kids will Listen will beheld in Sarnia on April 29, and May 6, 13, and 20. Free childcare is provided but space is limited. For more, call 519-383-8331, ext. 3568, or visit