Articles By: JD Booth

ALS ‘bucket challenge’ is on with local uniformed first responders

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Several Sarnia Police constables and Sarnia Fire Rescue firefighters have taken up the “Ice Bucket Challenge” in support of ALS research, a phenomenon that’s trending lately. The officers subsequently invited their colleagues to participate in the challenge. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that [...]

Harold, Karen Ann, (August 27, 2014)

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HAROLD, KAREN ANN – Peacefully surrounded by her family, after a 14 year battle with cancer, Karen Harold died at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the age of 64. Loving mother of Michael “Jamey” Harold & his wife Leigh, and Robert Harold both of Thorold. Cherished grandmother of Ashley and [...]

Phillips, Paul H. ‘Whitey,’ (August 26, 2014)

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At his home in Petrolia on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. PAUL H. “WHITEY” PHILLIPS was in his 71st year. He was predeceased by his wife Sophie Evans-Phillips (2010). He will be missed by his children Tena and Theo Boven, Anthony and Julie Phillips, Cindy Phillips-Merrill and Than Merrill, Tiffany Phillips, and Ryan and Kerrie Phillips, [...]

International Symphony Orchestra will audition for musicians

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The International Symphony Orchestra, whose members bridge both the communities of Sarnia-Lambton and the Port Huron area, is inviting auditions from musicians in the area who wish to be part of the ISO’s 2014/15 season. String players are “most urgently encouraged” to come forward, although some openings are available in the wind, brass and percussion [...]

Sarnia Police seeking public’s help in identifying hit and run vehicle

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Sarnia Police are asking for the public’s assistance in their search for a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run collision on Monday night (August 25) that left a 38-year-old cyclist with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The victim, a 38-year-old Sarnia man, is still recovering in hospital. Police say the vehicle that hit him is [...]

Inn of the Good Shepherd and McDonald’s partnering for ‘Loonies for Lunches’ program

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McDonald’s Restaurants in Sarnia are teaming up with the Inn of the Good Shepherd and Blackburn Radio in an effort to raise funds for the “Loonies for Lunches” back-to-school food drive, the ninth year for the campaign. Funds raised will be donated to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. As much as $6,000 in a [...]

School bus safety study has OPP issuing reminder to motorists in back-to-school season

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Lambton OPP, while gearing up for the “back-to-school” season, is expressing concern over a province-wide five-day study by the Independent School Bus Operators Association that was conducted last May. In that study, which was done between May 5 and May 9, 2014, a significant number of drivers said that motorists had failed to stop for [...]

Whalen, Dorothy Ilene, (August 24, 2014)

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Dorothy Ilene Whalen, formerly of Sarnia, passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the age of 89 years. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Whalen (1975). Loving mother of David (Lori) Whalen and Donald Whalen. Grandmother of James (Kathy) Light and Ami Light, Aiden Whalen, Emily, Shannon, and [...]

Young (Clubb), Anna Lillie, (August 25, 2014)

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Young, Anna Lillie (Clubb), age 92, of St. Clair Township (Waubuno), passed away at Bluewater Health, CEE Hospital, Petrolia Monday August 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Young (2007) for 60 years.  Loving mother of Keith (Gayle) and their children Krista and Bill Wells, Chad and Beth Young and their children Joshua, Hayden, [...]

Kartzmark, Robert ‘Bob,’ (August 21, 2014)

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Kartzmark, Robert (Bob) of Sarnia passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on August 21st, 2014 at the age of 92. Bob was married to the love of his life, his wife Betty, for 64 years.  He was a devoted family man to his four children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  [...]