Five Sarnians died 50 years ago in Canada’s worst air disaster

When a Trans Canada airliner crashed in a muddy field just over 50 years ago – claiming the lives of five prominent Sarnians – it was the worst air disaster in Canadian history. All 118 people on board, including 111 passengers and seven crew, perished when the plane bound for Toronto apparently caught fire and… Read more »

Artwalk ups its game

Sarnia’s downtown is gearing up for the biggest Artwalk ever the weekend of June 7 and 8. So many vendors have registered that the “overflow” will being accommodated in Bayside Centre, says co-ordinator Ashley Tanguay. “We’ve already got about 200 vendors, the most we’ve had, and more are registering on a daily basis,” she said…. Read more »

Styles of two chefs blend at Dockside

Brian Vickery approaches cooking with 18 years of experience as a Red Seal chef and the influence of his world travels. Andrew McNaughton approaches cooking with the enthusiasm of a man who just wrote his Red Seal exam two years ago, having learned the most up-to-date techniques in the culinary arts. Together they are a… Read more »

What’s Happening, Week of May 29

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  Thursday, May 29 Candidate Meeting The four candidates for provincial office in… Read more »

Falby wants less government

Andrew Falby wears his party’s principles like a pair of old, comfortable shoes. The Libertarian Party of Ontario favours smaller government, lower taxes and more social and economic freedom, all objectives the five-time provincial candidate has long espoused. “People are really angry,” Falby said. “They’ve lost trust in all levels of government and all parties,… Read more »

List of all-candidate debates

A list of all-candidate debates in Sarnia-Lambton open to the general public   Thursday, May 29 – Social Services Debate -Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Sarnia, 286 Front St., 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 – Federation of Agriculture – Wyoming Fair Grounds – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 – Health… Read more »

Successful Mother’s Day walk

About 150 participants raised $14,000 during the Breast Cancer Society’s Mother’s Day walk in Canatara Park on May 11. The money will help support London’s translational breast cancer research unit. Across Canada, the walk raised more than $225,000 for cutting-edge cancer research. The Breast Cancer Society of Canada was founded in Point Edward by Lawrence… Read more »

Gillis proud to be a Liberal

Anne Marie Gillis has never been afraid to wave the Liberal banner, regardless of public approval ratings at any given time. Aware that the provincial Grits have taken a hit in popularity leading up to the June 12 election, the veteran politician said she would rather be part of the solution, than part of any… Read more »

A store for breast cancer survivors

Sarnia’s Christine Yurchuk lost three loved ones to cancer in just six years. The deaths of her mom, her father-in-law and then her brother-in-law left her grieving and frustrated. “I was just so mad at cancer in general,” she said. “I felt so helpless.” She watched enviously as her husband, Bill Yurchuk, took on a… Read more »

Saying goodbye to Temple Christian Academy

A ceremony is being held to mark the closing of Temple Christian Academy. The private school at Temple Baptist Church is shutting its doors after 23 years due to declining enrolment and dwindling resources. A celebration is planned for June 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a presentation, school tour and barbecue. Students,… Read more »