It isn’t long into a conversation with Ron RealeSmith, a native of England who came to Canada as a youngster, before we hear the story of how his grandfather instilled his interest in history.
When Bill Yurchuk made his first major career change, it was from being a police officer in London, Ontario, to a role as a financial services professional, not exactly something that might come to mind for the average person.
Kenn Poore recalls getting a call from his brother, Richard Poore, then one of the forces behind what a community theatre group hoped would result in a viable redevelopment of a long-closed Capitol Theatre in downtown Sarnia.
A year ago, when we first started Spotlight, we sat down with David Burrows, an internet broadcaster/entertainer who has set his own path when it comes to building up our community.
There was a day when Katherine Walker coded herself for a living.
Pat McGil, an experienced chemist who spent his career at both Dow Chemical and Dupont, decided to give himself an unusual “retirement gift”—the donation of money to build rooms in a school in Uganda.
In this special edition of “Spotlight,” we feature Allan Grimwood, a former high school teacher (he retired in 2002 having taught at Northern Collegiate for many years) who is the inaugural speaker in this season’s Central Forum, which is hosted by Central United Church in Sarnia.
For Paul West, a career focused on technology has included running his own technology business and eventually helping create one of Canada’s first municipally owned wireless networks.
It’s been a little over a year since Mark Dillon joined the City of Sarnia as its corporate manager of IT, but he’s hardly a newcomer to the area.
It’s a testament to their passion for the Sarnia community that Gary and Tammy Vandenheuvel, owners of Preferred Towing and “stars” of a Discovery Channel TV show, that the couple inked a deal to buy the former ABC Daycare facility on London Road before Sarnia City Council rezoned the property for the purpose they purchased the property.