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Beer lovers of Sarnia rejoice!

Sarnia is getting its own microbrewery. The Refined Fool Brewing Company is a local endeavor gearing up to make small batches of craft beers for sale at its 137 Davis St. headquarters. The company plans to set up a retail store, and has asked Sarnia council for support in a “by the glass” licence application… Read more »

BUSINESS JOURNAL: Duty free shop expansion

A rapidly changing and highly competitive marketplace is prompting the Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop to invest more than $3 million in a major expansion. The award-winning store, built only 12 years ago on the bridge plaza in Point Edward, has been renovated three times since, each time taking more space from the warehouse… Read more »

Sarnia struggles with sidewalk snow

  Despite beefing up Sarnia sidewalk clearance this winter pedestrians are still having difficulty getting around. More than three feet of snow (92 centimetres) has landed on the city, taxing the crews that plow the streets and walkways. The winter has especially impacted residents with physical challenges. “We’ve often had to walk on the streets… Read more »

Canada’s first family of flight

 Roger Hadfield first pilot to land at airport named for famous son GEORGE MATHEWSON   It’s common knowledge that Sarnia’s airport is named for astronaut Chris Hadfield, the city’s more famous native son. But few know it was actually his father, Roger Hadfield, who first landed a plane at the airport. Or that the First Family… Read more »

Speed dating arrives in Sarnia

Spring is nearly here with all its promise of fresh beginnings and love. But new relationships are far from guaranteed, especially if you are single in Sarnia, say two women frustrated with the local dating scene. “Singles in Sarnia all say the same thing. We really don’t have anywhere to meet other singles unless you go… Read more »

You want fries with that?

Sarnia has awarded contracts to three city-based “chip truck” operators. At Canatara Park, R&N Fries will operate mobile units at two different locations for one year. Three-year deals were awarded to Tricky Ricky’s to run concessions at Bayshore Park and Kenwick on the Lake Park. And Bluewater’s Best Fries is returning to Centennial Park on… Read more »

Sicily’s ‘slow food’ a labour of love

Some people are born to cook. Neither Carmelo nor Luisa Restivo is a trained chef but they are the reason for the success of Sicily Restaurant and Pizzeria. For 30 years, they have cooked side-by-side, rarely saying a word in the kitchen, both just knowing what the other needs to produce traditional Italian food six… Read more »

First family of flight

Roger Hadfield first pilot to land at airport named for famous son It’s common knowledge that Sarnia’s airport is named for astronaut Chris Hadfield, the city’s more famous native son. But few know it was actually his father, Roger Hadfield, who first landed a plane at the airport. Or that the First Family of Canadian… Read more »