Sport of archery takes flight

The popularity of The Hunger Games series has renewed interest in the sport of archery, especially among girls. But it wasn’t heroine Katniss Everdeen and her big screen prowess with a bow that drew 15-year-old Ali Kraayenbrink to the range – it was competition. “Actually, I thought the movies were kind of cheesy,” she said, before letting… Read more »

Saddle Club rides off into the sunset

Maybe if a youth program had encouraged younger riders. Maybe if the price of membership had been bumped up. The last few members of the Lambton County Saddle Club will never know what could have saved it. All they know is the property taxes are owing and the only way to pay them is to sell… Read more »

San Rocco returns this weekend

“Una Festa per Tutti!” Sarnia’s San Rocco Festival is called the “festival for everyone” because it serves up a slice of Italian heritage for all of Sarnia to enjoy. The event at the Clearwater Arena features live bands and dancing, games for the kids and Italian food and beverage booths Aug. 9 and 10. Now… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of Aug. 7

WHAT’S HAPPENING What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to  Wednesday, Aug. 6 Children’s Art Class In co-operation with the… Read more »

‘Mobile market’ back in action

The Inn of the Good Shepherd’s summer ‘mobile market’ is back on the streets. The market is a truck that brings fresh produce to residents who may otherwise go without. Countywide, the service provides about 4,000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables to more than 200 households each week. Users are asked to bring a… Read more »

It works! Grand Bend tornado first true test of new emergency warning network

Decades of trial and error in Sarnia-Lambton have finally resulted in an emergency notification system that works. The challenge now is to get more residents to register. My CNN (Community Notification Network) is a rapid-dial computer system able to make 22 phone calls a second during an emergency. Three months ago, the industries that make… Read more »

Centennial Park grass cutting

The long-awaited grass cutting in Centennial Park is set to begin Thursday, Aug. 7. The company hired by city hall, General Maintenance Services, is expected to take two days to cut within the fenced-off park, including around the locomotive. Much of Centennial was fenced off last year after it was found to be contaminated with… Read more »

Diggers checking Enbridge pipelines for potential cracks

Heather Wright A new road has appeared in the middle of a Sarnia cornfield on Mandaumin Road. If you look hard, way back in the knee-deep stalks, you might just see construction workers digging into the rich earth. They’re part of Enbridge Pipeline’s preventative maintenance plan for Lines 7, 8 and 9, which run from… Read more »

Dude, get out of my way

A Kitchener man with a sense of entitlement was arrested and charged July 29 at a Sarnia accident scene. Exmouth Street traffic was blocked off at Pontiac Drive when the 32-year-old driver approach at rapid speed. When told to stop, the driver yelled at the traffic officer to get out of the way because he… Read more »