Articles By: JD Booth

McCracken (Chapman), Doris Ileen, (July 25, 2014)

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At Twin Lakes Terrace on Friday July 25, 2014 DORIS ILEEN (Chapman) McCRACKEN age 91 of Sarnia. Beloved wife of the late John Edward McCracken (1975). Loving mother of Constance McNeil, Gary McCracken and Kathy Seager and her husband John. Cherished grandmother of Julie, John, Jenny, Molly, Karly (Mathew), Frank and great-grandmother to 6 great-grandchildren. [...]

Giuliani, Giulio, (July 19, 2014)

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, GIULIO GIULIANI at Bluewater Health Centre, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the age of 92, beloved husband of the late Pierina (nee Cimetta). He will be greatly missed by his family: daughter, Domenica Rastin and [...]

Kids have a great week with ‘Dive In’ at local church

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Somewhere around 50 kids, most from the area around Lighthouse Community Church (located at Parker Street and Nelson Street in Sarnia), took part in a “Dive In” Vacation Bible School organized by summer interns and volunteers. The VBS wrapped up with a lunch on Friday that was opened up to parents and members of Lighthouse. [...]

It’s a colourful summer in Sarnia

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A group of teenagers got busy with paint, ladders and an empty wall space on the north side of the Outdoorsman on Mitton Street. Their mission was part of RAAW—Random Acts of Art Workshop—that is part of the summer programming at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery in downtown Sarnia. The four-day “Mitton Street [...]

Tanker truck carrying propane has brake fire

It might sound like a nightmare headline, but what turned out to be a brake-related fire on a truck carrying propane Thursday evening was quickly handled without the incident escalating. Lambton OPP say the driver of the truck was able to take control of the fire, although Sarnia Fire Service responded to the scene, on [...]

OPINION: Divorcing Toronto, part II

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OPINION By MATT McEACHRAN Well, Toronto knows we’re here now.  They don’t understand us, but at least they know we exist. My last column about Toronto’s tipping point and the fact that rural Ontario’s votes would never matter again, briefly splashed Ontario’s problem’s into the national spotlight last week.  Rural Ontario champion Randy Hillier, an [...]

Pappas, Lillian, (July 24, 2014)

PAPPAS, LILLIAN – With family by her side at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia, on Thursday, July 24, 2014, Lillian Pappas died on the 38th wedding anniversary to her beloved husband Chris, at the age of 81. Loving mother of Mary Jo Bryce (Ivan), Watford. Dear step-mother of Arlene Vujacic (Terry), Toronto, Christine Race (Mike), Michigan, [...]

Hart, Ian Caithness, (July 20, 2014)

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Born November 4, 1933 in Dublin Ireland. Ian Caithness Hart died July 20, 2014, peacefully with his loving family by his side at Bluewater Health Palliative Care. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife and soul mate Donna, his sister Joan, his son Rodney (Debbie) Hart and daughter Heather (Scott) Cushing. He will [...]

Jackson, Ryan Robert Andrew, (July 22, 2014)

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Jackson; Ryan Robert Andrew – On Tuesday July 22nd 2014 at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, at the age of 16. Ryan, beloved son of Susan and Bob. He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Nicole Jackson and Jessica Ennett and his grandparents Mitzi & Noel Kameka, Debbie Jones, and Peggy and Rick Ennett. Ryan [...]

Federal government investing $275k as part of effort to ‘de-list’ St. Clair River

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Three local remediation projects intended to bring the St. Clair River one step closer to being de-listed as an “area of concern” have been funded by the federal government, with the contribution totalling $275,000. An announcement of the money was made Wednesday (July 23) by Colin Carrie, an Oshawa MP who is parliamentary secretary to [...]