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COLUMN: Sarnia man who escaped Red Ryan’s gun died saving another

Phil Egan Hearing the story of Wilmer (Bill) Arnold makes me wonder. When did he learn about the tragedy he’d just missed? As he strolled toward the...

OPINION: Delivering the news: Oh, how the Times have changed

Phil Egan In 1958, when I was 11 years old, my weekly allowance was five cents. It was enough to buy a chocolate bar or an...

The week of April 21

Cuban boycott would only hurt the innocent Sir: The April 7 letter “Cuban vacations help support war in Ukraine” had merit, but boycotting an entire...

GUEST COLUMN: Teen idols from the era of bobby sox and Brylcreem

Nadine Wark Listening to a popular music service recently brought back memories of my teen idols from the 1960s. As a young girl, I could appreciate...

OPINION: Aviation pioneer gave his name to military air base

Phil Egan On a summer day in the late 1950s, my father drove me to an air show at Selfridge Air Force Base near Mt....

GUEST COLUMN: Ancient holiday of Easter a time to smile and be hoppy

Norma West Linder When we celebrate Easter Sunday we hope to say goodbye to Old Man Winter, but weather can be unpredictable this time of...

GUEST COLUMN; Living beside Mrs. Cuthbertson wasn’t easy for a kid

Bob Boulton Nobody called her Florence. She was always Mrs. Cuthbertson, her name spoken softly to avoid summoning her in person. She lived on Wellington Street,...

The week of April 7

Remembering Al Brogden, a mentor from a more collegial era Sir: Al Brogden passed away recently. I served with him on Sarnia Council in my...

OPINION: Sarnia’s streetcars had their own police? Who knew?

Phil Egan The Sarnia Historical Society launched its most recent book in March of 2020, just as the world was shutting for the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping...

GUEST COLUMN: Sarnia needs a leash-free beach – for the love of dog

Susan MacFarlane When I was a kid, we had a dog called Lucky. My mom would say, “Lucky to be alive.” Lucky was a black lab...