Articles By: JD Booth

Shipman, Albert Louis, (April 12, 2014)

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At Bluewater Health on Saturday April 12, 2014 ALBERT LOUIS SHIPMAN age 76 of Sarnia.  Beloved husband of the late Janice (Lalonde) Shipman (1987).  Loving father of Julie Shipman and cherished grandfather of Ashley Shipman.  Dear brother of Shirley (Ken) Dillabough, Yvonne (Leo) McKee, Delreena (Bill) Mitchelle, Reggie (Nancy) Shipman and Earl (June) Shipman.  Several [...]

Thorne, Leslie Raymond, (April 13, 2014)

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Leslie Raymond Thorne (born March 21, 1926, London, England), passed away quietly Sunday April 13 in London, Ontario, Canada, shortly after his 88th birthday. Ray (or Leslie as he was known in Canada) proudly served England in World War Two, and with his wife Norma, raised two children, Joanna (Corunna) and Kevin (Sarnia). Ray moved to [...]

Moore Skating Club holds 41st Annual Ice Show


The Moore Skating Club held its 41st Annual Ice Show on Saturday. Pictured in yellow is Paige Charbonneau. The young lady wearing purple is Danika Oakley. Photos courtesy Metcalfe Photography, Corunna.  

Suspected tornado knocks off power, causes damage in Sombra

Photo courtesy Brian Lauwereys

Reports are coming in that rough weather Saturday night—a suspected tornado—has knocked out power to at least some homes in Sombra and caused some property damage. Brian Lauwereys, a friend of, sent this photo showing damage down to one property.

Sarnia Police execute search warrant, arrest four on drug charges

Sarnia Police Vice officers assisted by the Criminal Investigation Division executed a drug warrant Thursday night on Sutton Street, arresting two men in the middle of what was allegedly a drug transaction. A third man, who appeared to be about to inject himself with a syringe, and a female were also at home when police [...]

Pedersen, Harry Vance, (April 10, 2014)

Peacefully at Bluewater Health in his 82nd year. Harry is survived by Joyce his wife of 58 years, and by his children Carol Burkhart (Wayne Pease), Laurie Fox, Vincent Pedersen, Julie Pedersen (Dave McCarthy), and Jacky Cunningham. Also survived by his grandchildren Amy Burkhart (Terry), Tova Burkhart, Vannah Fox (Mike), Renie Fox, Ashleigh Pedersen (Adam), [...]

Waring, Sheryle Ann, (April 10, 2014)

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WARING, SHERYLE ANN – Surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Sheryle Waring of Sarnia, passed away at London Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 61. Sadly missed by siblings, Dick (the late Susan) of Perrysburg Ohio, Brian (Pam), Karen Wright (Gary), Mark, Randy (Sandy) and Cindy Canie, all of Sarnia. [...]

Slack, Keith, (April 10, 2014)

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Surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 10, 2014, Keith Slack passed away at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia at the age of 80. Loving father to Doug (Gail) Slack, Paul Slack, and Karen Doan. Grandpa of Jenny, Ryan, Jamie, Jazzlyn, Jordan, Brody and Tanner. Survived by his brothers Merlyn Slack, Eugene (Alma) Slack, Ron Slack, and [...]

Sarnia Police urge caution in dealing with ‘shady’ contractors

Sarnia Police Service is investigating a possible fraud involving an out of town paving business. On Monday April 7, 2014 a woman in the eastern part of the city was approached at her residence by a man who said he was from a paving company. The man offered to pave her driveway that very day [...]

Local architect says community ‘deserves more’ from Centennial Park proposal

Eaton Centre

By DAVID LAVENDER On Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m., the City will entertain public comments on their remediation plan for Centennial Park.  The current proposal offers an acceptable engineering solution that reshapes the “large portion of the Park” that has been fenced during the past year. Parks are for people.  Parks are the counter-balance [...]