Articles By: JD Booth

Local funding for HPV vaccine receives government funding


  Ontario government funding has been extended to provide the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil® FREE to females in grades 9-12 and to females who were in Grade 8 during the 2007/2008 school year. With more than 100 types, Human Papillomavirus is one of the leading sexually transmitted infections (STIs). HPV can infect many parts [...]

Rotary TV Auction set for this Sunday, but previewers/bidders can jump in now

rotary tv auction

It's that time of the year again, as the Rotary Club of Auction gets set to raise money for projects through their TV auction. The event begins this Sunday, Nov. 18 (noon to 7 p.m.) but previews and bidders can go to anytime. Rotary officials are hoping this year's effort will result in record [...]

Grade 5 students to take advantage of substance abuse prevention program as part of National Drug Awareness Week

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From November 13-15, during National Drug Awareness Week, hundreds of Grade 5 students in Lambton County will take part in a race that promotes awareness of substance misuse prevention and encourages healthy lifestyle alternatives. Racing Against Drugs was developed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to deliver a message of healthy, drug-free choices through [...]

Gibb, Robert ‘Bob’ Gordon, (Nov. 8, 2012)


GIBB, Robert “Bob” Gordon – March 13, 1927 – November 8, 2012 – A long time Sarnia resident, passed away on November 8th at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia.  He was the only son of the late Gordon and Pauline (nee Wadsworth) Gibb.  Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, his dearly loved “Wifey” [...]

Vacratsis, Philip, (Nov. 9, 2012)

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  Philip Vacratsis, 78, a long-time resident of Sarnia, ON, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2012 after a long illness. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 48 years, Nina, and their family; Alexia Harrison and husband John of McKinney, Texas; Georgia Vacratsis of Athens, Greece; and Antigone Vacratsis and husband Scott [...]

Page, Rheal Jean Claude, (Nov. 10, 2012)

At St. Joseph’s Hospice on Saturday November 10, 2012 RHEAL JEAN CLAUDE PAGE age 62 of Sarnia. Beloved husband of the late Janis Maxine (Carter) Page. Dear father of Wayne Page and his wife Debbie of Sarnia and Laurie Page and her fiancé John Titmuss of London. Loving grandfather of Rachel Page. Brother of Denise [...]

Bourgeois, Fabian ‘Merlin,’ (Nov. 10, 2012)

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BOURGEOIS, Fabian “Merlin” – Surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health on Saturday, November 10, 2012, Merlin died peacefully at the age of 87.  Beloved husband of the late Anna (1972).  Loving father of the late James (2001) (Betty), Merl Jr. (Colleen), Rick (Cheryl), Fred (Elynda), Connie (John) Wright, and Lorraine (Bruce) Middleton.  Proud grandpa [...]

McKinley, John Celsus, (Nov. 10, 2012)

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  Peacefully at Twin Lakes Terrace, Sarnia on Saturday, November 10, 2012. JOHN CELSUS McKINLEY, 93 years, formerly of Wyoming. Beloved husband of the late Effie (1994). Dear father of Lila, John, Paul, Frances, Angela, Monica, Mary, Tony, Ruth, Leo, Darcy, Gerry, Rita, Rob, Wanda, and the late David. John will be missed by several grandchildren [...]

Petrolia Community Theatre getting set for ‘Dear Santa, We’ve Moved’ holiday play


  Twenty-three actors from ages 8 to 58 are preparing to step onto the stage in Victoria Hall for the world premiere of Dear Santa… We’ve Moved. The play was written specifically for the Petrolia Community Theatre by long-time member Warren Graham.   The Christmas comedy revolves around the Dortmund family who is moving to [...]

Sarnia Police seek suspect in Sunday break and enter


  Sarnia Police are seeking a suspect in an alleged break and enter that occurred early Sunday morning on Cameron Street. In the incident, which occurred around 3:30 a.m., a man is said to have forced his way into a residence while brandishing a knife. He is alleged to have assaulted two female occupants who [...]