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Q and A with PC candidate Bob Bailey

Q – Leader Tim Hudak says he will create one million jobs but also plans to kill 100,000 government jobs. How do you reconcile layoffs with job creation? A – Ontario’s debt has doubled in 11 years to $289 billion, at the same time we have added 300,000 jobs to the government payroll. To ensure… Read more »

Another beer show, bartender

The second annual Beer Show takes place in downtown Sarnia at the Bayside Centre on Artwalk weekend, June 6 -7. Craft and independent breweries from across the province will be showcased. The lineup includes: Sarnia’s own Refined Fool Brewing Company; Block Three Brewing Company – St. Jacob’s; Bayside Brewery – Erieau; Railway City Brewing Company… Read more »

Food survey says …

What do you eat? Where do you buy it? What should be done to improve access to healthy food? Lambton Public health is conducting a survey to find out what food means to Sarnia-Lambton residents. The results will help create a snapshot of our “food landscape.” The goal is to identify strengths and weaknesses and… Read more »

RAIL honoured by warden

Rail Advocacy In Lambton (RAIL) has been recognized by Lambton County’s warden as “Citizen of the Month” for its advocacy work to enhance passenger rail service locally and regionally. From left are, Mabel Higgins, vice president, Todd Case, Warden of Lambton County, Jim Houston, president, Eileen Viola, 2nd vice president, Ed Banninga, treasurer and Sarnia… Read more »

An eye on photography

A photography show featuring 40 fine art prints at Memorable Moments at 148 Front St. North is just one more reason to venture downtown this weekend for Artwalk and the June First Friday. The exhibition was shot in Cuba over three years by Sarnia photographers Paul Sorensen, a fine art printer, left, and Scott Clarke…. Read more »

Former officer honoured

A retired Sarnia Police constable has been recognized by the Ontario Women in Law Enforcement for outstanding community service work. Heather Emmons retired in February following a 28-year career with city police. One of only two women officers when she started, Emmons was active with many groups devoted to such causes as violence against women,… Read more »

Bittersweet ending for city Catholic school

The final graduating class from St. Patrick’s on East Street pose for a photo on the school’s familiar foyer stairs. Glenn Ogilvie Daniel Cicchelli started to feel it at Homecoming. “That was the first day people were wearing the green and the blue. It was the first time you could see we were coming together… Read more »

Lots of drugs turned in

Residents turned over 35 pounds of medications, including two pounds of highly addictive Oxycodone and similar opiates, during the second annual prescription drug drop off day, Sarnia Police say. The volume of drugs collected and the number of people using the “drive-thru “collection at police headquarters were both up. The program keeps prescription drugs off… Read more »

70 years of marriage, times two

Jean and Jack Watson, left, both 90, and Jim and Helen Watson, 90 and 88 respectively Jim and Jack are 90-year-old twins who live together in Sarnia. But the Watson brothers are only half of this remarkable story. Jim and Jack got married to a pair of sisters, Helen and Jean Harkness, in a double… Read more »