Articles By: JD Booth

Daye, John Earl, (June 4, 2014)

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Age 62 of Goderich, ON, passed peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. He was born and raised in Sarnia. Dear son of John and Margaret Daye. Oldest brother to David (Carol) of Alberta, Wendy (Mike) Street of Sarnia, and Sharon (Mike) Damchuk of Corunna. Brother-in-law of Nancy Coate of Sarnia. Predeceased [...]

Area beaches tested ‘safe’ this week


In a practice that is now standard through the summer months, the County of Lambton Medical Officer of Health is advising there were no beaches identified as being unsafe for swimming this week. Lake Huron beaches sampled include Grand Bend (North Beach and South Beach), Highland Glen, Bright’s Grove (including Mike Weir Park), Canatara Park, [...]

All smiles at official opening of Atelka call centre

From left, Rogers VP Andres Piderit, Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, MPP Bob Bailey, and Atelka CEO Georges Karam.

There were smiles all around mid-day Thursday as Atelka cut the ribbon on its Sarnia call centre, ushering in what officials hope will be a sustained and growing operation. Present at the ribbon cutting taking place at the Western Research Park Sarnia-Lambton was Andres Piderit, vice president of customer care for Rogers. Sarnia employees of [...]

Spears, Robert M., (June 3, 2014)

Peacefully, surrounded by loving family, Robert M. Spears passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Bluewater Health at the age of 72. Treasured friend of Brad Ogilvie. Beloved son of the late Cecil and Edna Spears. Deeply missed by his close friends Bob Bacon, Ron Deacon and Bob Fullerd. Fondly remembered by his cousins [...]

Shortt (nee Storey), Alfreda ‘Freda’ Isabelle, (June 4, 2014)

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Alfreda “Freda” Isabelle (nee Storey) Shortt, after a short battle with cancer, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Freda was employed at Walker Brothers for 15 years and was a life member of Royal Purple Elks Lodge. Predeceased by her loving husband and best friend Robert Shortt. Loving sister of Barbara [...]

Dubreuil, Minna A., (June 3, 2014)

DUBREUIL, MINNA A. – Surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Minna passed away at Trillium Villa at the age of 106. Beloved wife of the late Ernest. Dear mother of Alice Marsh, Sarnia, the late Donald Dubreuil and the late Janette Haywood. Loving grandmother of 12. Also surviving are several great-grandchildren and [...]

For lack of chin strap . . .

Sarnia Police say they arrested an operator of an e-bike on Tuesday morning (June 3) who was initially stopped on Exmouth Street for not having a chin strap on his helmet fastened. What escalated the situation into an arrest was the revelation that the 54-year-old man was under a lifetime driving ban for having several [...]

Three new Alix Art Gallery exhibitions open to public this First Friday

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First Friday, June 6 marks the opening of three new exhibitions at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery that span historical, contemporary, video and new media practices. The major summer exhibition, Making Methods, was produced with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and features Sarnia native Mark Stebbins and Toronto-based artists Sam Mogelonsky, and Becky Ip. [...]

Bowman Centre continues to spread the pro-bitumen upgrader message

Local industry officials continue to advocate for the construction of a bitumen upgrader to be built in Sarnia-Lambton, presumably similar to this one, located in Edmonton.

A report that highlights the benefits to Canada from a proposed bitumen upgrader in Sarnia-Lambton is being widely circulated after several local industry groups supported its initial distribution in the May 21 print edition of the Globe and Mail newspaper. The report–”Sustainable Energy Superpower”–is now online at the Bowman Centre’s website. The report highlights many [...]

Kadlec, Rev. Fr. George, (June 1, 2014)

KADLEC, Rev. Fr. George – At Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Chatham Campus, on Sunday June 1, 2014, Fr. George Juraj Kadlec, of Chatham at the age of 82 years. Born in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1931, son of the late Antonia Horka and Anton Kadlec. Fr. George was Ordained in Rome on December 23, 1967 and served [...]