Historic ‘South Ward’ church about to close its doors

Phil Egan It is a victim of our times. Aging congregations, declining church attendance and, most recently, fears of gathering during a global pandemic have combined to shutter churches across the region. St. Paul’s United Church at the corner of Emma and Devine streets will join that list on Sunday, June 26. A parish that… Read more »

The week of May 5th

There’s a reason we celebrate Mother’s Day Sir: Mothers are there to wipe away the tears, to hug you when you need it and kiss that boo-boo away. My mother did that and more. When I was nine years old I became very sick and spent months in bed. Every afternoon she would make a… Read more »

COLUMN: Sarnia ready to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee

Phil Egan The 25-year-old Princess of Wales was visiting Kenya on February 6, 1952 when the news arrived about her father, the wartime monarch George VI. Word spread quickly across the United Kingdom and its colonies and dominions: The King is dead. God Save the Queen! Seventy years have passed since Queen Elizabeth acceded to… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Joint effort bringing Ukrainians to Sarnia – with love

Marilyn Gladu The first of the Ukraine immigrants fleeing their country due to the war have begun to arrive in our community. There are many organizations involved in helping out, and the information and situation is changing almost daily. Hopefully this article will contain some information for the many generous individuals in Sarnia-Lambton who are… Read more »

The week of April 28

Doug Ford’s PC government has failed true conservative voters Sir: I have been extremely disappointed with the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party governing this province and can no longer support it for numerous reasons: 1) Doug Ford and the PCs were against the carbon tax, then caved, and allowed a carbon tax to be implemented. 2)… Read more »