Jake is a dream come true

It’s hard to believe a playful 80-pound black lab can bring such calm to a household. But the peace of mind three-year-old Jake has brought to the Moore family of Sarnia is indisputable. Kyrsten Moore, 16, was born with a rare brain disorder that triggers daily epileptic seizures. If no one is nearby she can easily… Read more »

New Karen Caughlin video attempt to jog memories

The sister of Karen Caughlin, Marylou Schwemler, seen here with her husband, holds in her emotions as the OPP screen a new video that investigators hope will jog memories about a 40-year-old murder case. The 14-year-old Caughlin went roller skating with friends at the Rose Gardens in Point Edward and was expected at a friend’s… Read more »

New Cancer Society manager

The Lambton chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society has a new manager. Bill Yurchuk has almost 18 years experience in financial services with management skills learned at the local, regional and national level. “Having lost my own father to cancer in February of 2013, I know firsthand how supportive and resourceful the Canadian Cancer Society… Read more »

River trail getting view lookout

A gazebo that will overlook the St. Clair River has been approved for Sarnia’s southern boundary, pending consultation with the Aamjiwnaang First Nation. The lookout and interpretive centre will be the final piece in a Bluewater Trails project linking Sarnia’s recreational trails with the St. Clair River Trail, which runs beside river south to Port… Read more »

HISTORY: Bubble, bubble, beer and trouble

With the arrival of the new Refined Fool Brewing Company in May, a colourful 150-year tradition will have returned to Sarnia. George Russell founded Sarnia’s first brewery in 1862, an act for which grateful residents named a street in his honour. Russell sold his ales and porters on Front Street until another Sarnian, the tea-totalling… Read more »

Man charged with attempted murder in city home invasion

Two men have been arrested in connection with a city home invasion Thursday morning that sent a man to hospital, Sarnia Police say. Police say two men forced their way into a south-end home where a lone male was sleeping in the early hours of the morning. The victim was threatened and assaulted with two… Read more »

Village approves bright idea

POINT EDWARD – Most streetlights in the village will be replaced this year with LED bulbs that burn brighter and cost less to maintain. “We’ve got a lot of old high pressure sodium lights out there that need replacing,” says Mayor Larry MacKenzie.  “And we got a deal on the LED that will get a… Read more »

UPDATE: Missing man found

The man Sarnia Police had been searching for, Brennan Ouimet, was located just prior to the noon hour Thursday. He was found to be in good health and there is no longer concern for his well-being. The Sarnia Police would like to thank the public for the assistance provided in locating Mr. Ouimet. There will… Read more »

Women’s groups eye partnership

Two city agencies founded decades ago to help abused woman are sharing an executive director and looking at other potential partnerships. ‘We don’t know if there is going to be an amalgamation,” said Michelle Batty, who now oversees both the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre and the Women’s Interval Home. “Our boards are having discussions and… Read more »

City police seek hit and run driver

Sarnia Police are looking for the driver of a red car wanted in connection with a hit and run collision Monday. At around 9:30 a.m. a 2005 Hyundai was southbound in the centre lane of Indian Road near London Road. The Hyundai was being followed by a dark red car – possibly a Mazda product… Read more »