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East Street restaurant severely damaged by fire

Daysbreak  Restaurant July 30 2014

Sarnia Fire Rescue Service says an early morning fire at the Daysbreak Restaurant on East Street caused extensive damage to the property and contents.’ Tom Marshall, who is public education officer for the service, said an estimate of damage is about $400,000. The cause of the blaze is being investigated. Marshall said firefighters, upon arriving [...]

Corunna’s Derek Drouin high jumps to gold medal at Commonwealth Games

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Derek Drouin, a native of Corunna, captured the gold medal in the final for the high jump at the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow, Scotland. His winning jump was 2.31 metres, some three centimetres better than the second place competitor. Drouin, who is a graduate of Indiana University, is well-known for his prowess in [...]

Still sharing his skills with a next generation of hockey stars

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Jeff Perry, a Sarnia native and former NHL’er, is once again hosting his Elite Skills and Conditioning Camp, the 13th year the event has been held. The August 4-8 and August 11-15 sessions will be at the RBC Centre. Perry, who was a sixth round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1992, has seven [...]

UPDATED: Woman charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking cab driver

sarnia police car

A 21-year-old Sarnia woman remains in custody and faces charges of attempted murder after an incident Monday night in which a cab driver was severely injured, requiring surgery to his neck and hands. Sarnia Police say the woman, Samantha Edwards, had hailed a United Taxi cab in the area of Wellington Street and Christina St., [...]

8-Ball Summer Fun League week #5

Sarnia Summer 8-ball fun league

The Sarnia 8-ball summer fun league continues into week #6. The league is put on by the Original Rack n Roll. Owned and operated by Paul & Fern Maedel the league is always looking for spares to fill in on occasion. The fall league will begin in October and welcomes new teams and players. More [...]

Harmony for Youth hires new program director for re-energized organization

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A well-known local charitable organization that has already made a significant difference in the lives of area youth, has a new program director at the helm. Harmony for Youth, which has faced financial struggles in recent days, has hired Marcia Brown as its new program director to in the process of re-energizing the organization. Brown, [...]

THE SHOW: The Entertainment Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #142

The Show with David Burrows #142

S pecial mention to Sarnia band “Highway Jones” Playing “Rock The Park”www.highwayjones.ca The Entertainment Scene: “Time Is A Hymn” from Chatham stopped in Sarnia to play Union Station Bar & Grill. The Band also shares their music video, “The New Conspiracy” In The Community: Lady Luck Riders and The Bright’s Grove Snowmobile club join together to [...]

Grand Bend continues its storm cleanup with municipal workers, Hydro One on the scene

Photo by Scott Miller, via Twitter

Public works and hydro crews continue to work to clear downed trees from municipal roadways to allow for emergency services access, says a media releaser issued by the Municipality of Lambton Shores. Strong winds caused significant damage to the Grand Bend area on Sunday (July 27), with the most significant area north of Klondyke Road [...]

“Rock the Park” raises over $2 million dollars for Bethanys Hope Foundation

Rock the Park Fans
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Kerry M Belliveau

The 11th annual “Rock the Park” that started last Wednesday thru Saturday has now raised over $2 million dollars for The Bethanys Hope Foundation. Eleven years ago, Jones Entertainment Group created Rock the Park to support Bethanys Hope Foundation in progressing research for Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD). This year the group added a Country music night and was successful with a [...]

“Highway Jones” Rocked The Park in London

Highway Jones & Friends Backstage.
Photo Courtesy of Kerry M Belliveau

  “Highway Jones” a rock band from Sarnia, excitedly took the stage this past Saturday at the 11th annual “Rock the Park” in London. The local band entered a contest at K106.3fm and was chosen to move on to the finals at “Norma Jeans” in London. Bass player Brad Andrews said: “It was so cool [...]