Articles By: JD Booth

Opening Doors program receives United Way Venture Grant funding for second year

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A local program that helps people with mental illness that are living in poverty is receiving $30,000 in Venture Grant funding from the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton. Opening Doors, which will operate a satellite office through the West Lambton Health Centre (located at the corner of Exmouth and Front Street in Sarnia), provides monthly cooking classes [...]

Lambton College makes pitch for taking over second ice surface at RBC Centre

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Make no mistake: Lambton College will be developing a new student fitness centre, almost certainly on its main campus. What remains to be decided is where exactly that facility will be located and whether it is a newly constructed building or one that “repurposes” what is now an existing second ice surface at the adjacent [...]

Sarnia holding open house and input session on Centennial Park remediation tonight

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Tonight (Tuesday, April 15) Sarnia city residents will have an opportunity to view options for remediation of Centennial Park, the facility that has been closed due to the discovery of asbestos and other contaminants on the site. The open house and meeting, which will be led by City staff, begins at 6 p.m. in Council [...]

Derbyshire, Ernest Thomas Henry, (April 13, 2014)

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Peacefully at Bluewater Health, on Sunday, April 13, 2014, Ernest Thomas Henry Derbyshire passed away at the age of 76.  Beloved husband of Margaret “Marg” Ann (Poole) Derbyshire for 54 years.  Loving father of Scott (Darlene) Derbyshire of Petrolia, Susan (Terry) Young of Petrolia, Shelley (Shawn) Edlington of Corunna and Stacey (Sean) Sayle of Alberta. [...]

Schultz-Mason, Grace Elizabeth, (April 13, 2014)

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After a brief illness at Bluewater Health with her family by her side on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of Bill Schultz (2001) and Al Mason (2012). Survived by the Schultz children, Wayne (Judy), Warren (Clara), Lee (Diane) and the Mason children Carol, Ann, Paul and Richard. Survived by numerous [...]

Franchuk, Michael, (April 13, 2014)

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Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bluewater Health, Michael Franchuk passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Elsie. Loving father of Mike (Mary Jane) and Allen (Barb). Cherished grandfather of Jamie (Katerina), Paul (Katelyn), Jordan (Julie), Amanda (Skipp), and Joshua (Jessica). Treasured great-grandfather of Jake, Luke, [...]

Bluewater Sharks capture Squirt/Atom championship at weekend tournament in Michigan

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The ’05 Bluewater Sharks hockey team travelled to Troy, Mich., over the weekend, where it captured The Squirt/Atom  Championship at the Troy Spring Scramble Championship with an exciting 3-2 shootout victory over the Kensington Valley Rebels. The Sharks trailed 2-1 with only 30 seconds to go.  With the goalie pulled, Jaxon Priddle tied the game [...]

Fuller, Gilbert Richard, (April 11, 2014)

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FULLER, Gilbert Richard – Peacefully passed at St. Joseph’s Hospice in Sarnia on Friday, April 11th, 2014. Gilbert Richard Fuller of Watford, formerly of Erie Beach, Ont. at the age of 82. Gilbert is survived by his loving wife Shirley Barnes and by his children Bill (Jo-Anne) Boyd, Becky (John) MacLachlan, Doreen (Lyle) Powell, Shirley [...]

Smit, Hendrik ‘Hank,’ (April 11, 2014)

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Died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday, April 11, 2014 after a short battle with Mesothelioma at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Debra McKinnon-Smit and loving father to Jennifer Smit and Joe South of Corunna; Jackie and Jim Easson of Camlachie; and Madison and Matthew Smit of Sarnia. Cherished brother to [...]

Ancheta Sr., Emilio Balanay, (April 12, 2014)

Our beloved Papa, Lolo, Uncle, Brother, and Great grandpa, Emilio Balanay Ancheta Sr., passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on April 12, 2014, at the age of 84. Emilio is survived by wife Pacita Ancheta, children Daniel (Milagros Ann), Rolando (Annabelle), Leonardo (Imelda), Marcelino (Marie Ann), and Emilio Jr. (Karen Sue), grandchildren [...]