Articles By: JD Booth

Schnekenburger, Mary Margaret, (Oct. 25, 2014)

SCHNEKENBURGER, Mary Margaret - Peacefully at Four Counties Health Services – Newbury on Saturday, October 25, 2014, Mary Margaret Schnekenburger (nee Buttinger) of West Lorne. Mary suffered from heart disease for many years but through strength and determination she lived to be 89 years old. Devoted wife of Robert (Bob) of 65 years. Forever in the […]

River City Vineyard and City of Sarnia will face off again tomorrow over homeless shelter

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Ontario’s Court of Appeal will hear arguments Tuesday (October 28) related to the closure of a men’s homeless shelter once operated by River City Vineyard, a church located on Mitton Street in a building once owned by the YMCA. A March 13, 2014 judgment against the operation continuing to operate was appealed by the church, although […]

Sarnia has new head of parks & recreation department

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The City of Sarnia has a new director of parks & recreation. Beth Gignac spent the last eight years in Calgary, first as its manager of culture. Since June 2012 she had been an organizational culture coach. Prior to her work in Calgary, Gignac had worked for the City of Mississauga where she spent 15 1/2 years […]

Dust collection system at Veolia may be at root of weekend explosion/fire

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The cause of an explosion and fire at the Scott Road Veolia ES Industrial Services plant may be related to a dust collection system located outside the main building. Ministry of Labour spokesperson Bruce Skeaff has been quoted as saying an explosion of the system resulted in extensive structural damage to the Veolia building. As […]

Upcoming Bluewater Reading Series event will feature prolific poets sharing their best

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John B. Lee, the Poet Laureate of Brantford and one of Canada’s most prolific poets, will travel to Sarnia on Saturday, November 8 to join three other award-winning writers for this fall’s Bluewater Reading Series event. The readings will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at John’s Restaurant (in the “Famous Room”), 1643 London Line. […]

United Way campaign still running strong with Locally Lambton dinner set for Saturday

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  By DAVE BROWN Executive Director, United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The United Way campaign has reached just over $1,400,000, or 73% of the 2014 objective of $1.92 million. Suncor employees added much of the boost this week with a highly successful employee campaign.  Combined with the events, corporate donation, and employee pledges, the Suncor campaign […]

Victim of Saturday’s explosion/fire dies in London

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A man who was critically injured in an explosion and subsequent fire at the Scott Road facility of Veolia ES Industrial Service has died of his injuries. The man, who is not being identified by Sarnia Police, had been airlifted to London on Saturday. Earlier reports of a second person being sent to London on Sunday are […]

Sarnia Sting downed 6-1 in lopsided loss to Ottawa 67s

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By DAVE BORODY It was one of those games the Sarnia Sting would like to forget all about. The Ottawa 67s came to town Saturday night and skated off with a lopsided 6-1 victory in front of 2,683 fans at the RBC Centre. It was Ottawa’s first road victory of the season after dropping six […]

de Rosenroll, Stephen Roy, (Oct. 14, 2014)

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Dearly beloved husband of Carolyn Broadhurst for 29 years, loving father to Caitlin and Roy de Rosenroll, and cherished son of Eileen and the late Rodney de Rosenroll, passed away quietly at home on October 14, 2014 after a 10 month battle against pancreatic cancer. Stephen is survived by his fond brothers James, John (Niamh), […]

Gibb, Lynda Jane, (Oct. 20, 2014)

GIBB, Lynda Jane – beloved only child of the late Mildred Patricia (Patsy) Gibb and Efton St. Clair (Gibby) Gibb died at the age of 64 on October 20, 2014. She will be deeply missed by her cousin Susan Brock and Russell, her wide circle of friends, her goddaughter Tracey Koos and family. and her […]