Articles By: Joe Burd

Sarnia jail gets reprieve from Corrections Minister

Corrections Minister Madeleine Meilleur granted Sarnia Jail a reprieve announcing that it would remain open.

There has been high hopes since last week about reversing the government’s decision to close Sarnia Jail when it was reported Sarnia-Lambton provincial Liberal candidate Anne-Marie Gillis was “extremely encouraged” after emerging from an impromptu meeting on Aug. 22 with Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Madeleine Meilleur. At a 2 p.m. news conference today outside [...]

THE SHOW: Cornerstone, White Cowbell, Paddy Flaherty’s, IRONSHIRT, Youth Talent Showcase, and INDIEFEST

The Show with David Burrows for August 22, 2013 (Episode 94).

Lookin’ cool in sunglasses this week and at the top of his game, David Burrows has done it again – he’s put together another exciting, top shelf episode of The Show that includes highlights, video footage and interviews from the past week in Sarnia-Lambton. Notably, this week’s show – episode 94 to be exact – continues the countdown [...]

Southwestern Ontario’s ‘Goodest’ Festival around the corner, set to cap off festive summer with celebration of local greatness

The Festival of Good Things is happening August 31, 2013, in Sarnia-Lambton, billed as "Southwestern Ontario's Goodest Festival."

Mark your calendars and let the countdown begin – one week, two days to be exact – for nothing less than what’s being billed a revolution to “specifically promote the good community we find ourselves in,” with a “new kind of annual festival” set to wind Sarnia-Lambton’s prominent summer festival season and celebrate the greatness that is [...]

THE SHOW: Sarnia Powerboat weekend, The Trews & 54-40, Big Pappa & The Machine, INDIEFEST & more

The Show with David Burrows for August 14, 2013 (Episode 93).

It’s been another exciting, festive week for The Show that kicked off with highlights from last weekend’s 3rd anniversary of the Can-Am Powerboat Races that includes, as you’ve come to expect from this program, exclusive video footage, photos and interviews. David was pulling double-duty last weekend, typically working around the clock, almost giving the perception [...]

Critically acclaimed independent singer-songwriter Ginger Doss in town tonight for a special engagement at local coffee shop

International independent musician and artist Ginger Doss in town tonight, Aug. 8, for a special engagement.

Featured Photograph courtesy of The Austin Chronicle International critically acclaimed independent singer-songwriter Ginger Doss is in town tonight for a very special, intimate live performance that’s being hosted by Coffee Lodge on the corner of Exmouth and Capel. Ginger Doss, a veteran artist, musician and performer from Austin, Texas, is expected to bring her unique, soulful [...]

THE SHOW: Abandoned Souls, Youth Talent Showcase, INDIEFEST, Can-Am Powerboat Races, The Trews and 54-40

The Show with David Burrows for August 7 2013 (Episode 92).

As his viewers have all come to expect since Episode 1 of The Show was launched on November 7, 2011, this week’s episode is packed with information, recaps and exclusives. First, however, there’s a special milestone coming up for David Burrows and, more particularly, The Show. The countdown’s on folks – eight more episodes until The [...]

Can-Am Powerboat Races annual run this weekend, The Trews and 54-40 to headline evening entertainment on the river

Can-Am Powerboat Races happen annually in August on the St. Clair River.

The 3rd annual Can-Am Offshore Powerboat Races are slated for this weekend, Aug. 9-11, promising the best in world-class powerboat racing, music and shows, great food, endlessly flowing frosty beverages, and, most importantly, fun for the entire family. Each year, now with what’s grown into nothing less than a new tradition for communities on both [...]

Captain Kidd Days return this weekend for its 28th annual run, three days of fun for the whole family and great live music on tap

Captain Kidd Days '13 is back for it's 28th annual family festival from August 2-4.

Photographs courtesy of Captain Kidd Days Looking for something to do this weekend for the entire family or craving some of the region’s best live cover music? Look no further because we’ve got exactly what the doctor ordered – Captain Kidd Days are back for what could possibly be the best year yet since its inception [...]

THE SHOW: Rock The Park 10, The Trews, Tragically Hip, Woodstock, Captain Kidd Days, Can-Am Powerboat Races, and INDIEFEST

The Show with David Burrows for August 2, 2013.

It’s been a busy week for David Burrows that’s taken him all over the region from London’s Rock The Park 10th Anniversary opening night spectacular to Camlachie’s Woodstock music festival while not missing a beat when it comes to his usual outstanding coverage of entertainment and special events happening locally and around the world. David [...]

ROCK THE PARK: Unforgettable breathtaking performance by STYX and fireworks close out Rock The Park’s 10th anniversary three-day bash

STYX delivered a stellar performance at this year's Rock The Park on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Photography courtesy of Kerry Belliveau of Kerry’s Klips Photography Story by Joe Burd It would be quite easy after such an incredible showing by all of the bands Saturday night, including London’s Under The Covers winner Dirty Little Secret, to use the old adage, “third time’s the charm.” However, considering the incredible, breathtaking performances seen over [...]