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Sarnia Artists’ Workshop celebrates 50th anniversary with donation to St. Joseph’s Hospice

Photo by Jim Wynne.

Sarnia Artists’ Workshop, a group of local enthusiasts that this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary, did what its members do best—give back to the community. SAW did so in style at a luncheon on Wednesday, donating $500 to St. Joseph’s Hospice, earmarking the funds for use in a children’s program that helps bereavedSarnia Artists’ [...]

RAIL Advocacy Group recognized by Lambton County Warden as ‘Citizen of Month’

Mike Bradley, Mayor, City of Sarnia; Ed Banninga, Treasurer, RAIL Advocacy In Lambton (RAIL); Eileen Viola, 2nd Vice President, RAIL; Mabel Higgins, Vice President, RAIL; Todd Case, Warden, County of Lambton; and Jim Houston, President, RAIL.

Lambton County’s Warden is recognizing Rail Advocacy In Lambton (RAIL) for its commitment to advocating for enhanced passenger rail service locally and regionally.  Todd Case presented RAIL executives with the Warden’s Citizen of the Month award for May outside of the Sarnia VIA Rail station Thursday morning. The group has been actively meeting with community [...]

Sarnia Artwalk returns for a 12th year on June 7-8

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The downtown Sarnia core will once again be transformed into a sea of art, food, music and fun for the 12th annual Sarnia Artwalk. The free event, held on June 7-8, will feature over 120 vendors, workshops, live music, demonstrating artists, and a children`s village. Highlights this year include : TD Multicultural Village Two stages [...]

Bluewater Technology Access Centre welcomes Dr. A. Margaritis, Ph.D., P.Eng., F.C.I.C., to Lambton College Event Centre


The Bluewater Technology Access Centre is gearing up to welcome Dr. Argyrios Margaritis,Ph.D., P.Eng., F.C.I.C., to the Lambton College Event Centre tomorrow night. Margaritis, Professor of Biochemical Engineering at University of Western Ontario, will be keynote speaker at tomorrow night’s event, discussing sustainable bioprocesses for the production of biofuels from renewable raw materials. Bluewater Technology [...]

Bluewater Health hosts first year medical students for Discovery Week

Dr. Rishi Duggal and first year medical student Edwin Wu in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at Bluewater Health in Sarnia.

Some of the newest future doctors got a taste of real medicine at work with their visit this week to Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Petrolia. The visitors, some 15 first-year students from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, will finish up their May 26-29 visit tomorrow (Thursday). The program, coordinated [...]

How does your garden grow?

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By JULIE JENKINS Have you noticed the big “Eat Local” movement? We are being encouraged to grow our own food or buy from local growers as much as possible. There are many reasons for this, first is local or home grown food is fresher. Sometimes our food is sitting in a truck for or warehouse [...]

Celebrating 10 years of CICE at Lambton College

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Over 200 attendees gathered Thursday night at the Lambton College Event Centre to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the college’s Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program. Judith Morris, President & CEO, Lambton College, recalled her personal connection to the program as she welcomed the crowd during opening remarks. “It is the absolute right of [...]

Lambton College Foundation ‘swings into spring’ with first ever co-ed two pitch tournament


Its two strikes and you’re out at The Lambton College Foundation’s first ever co-ed two pitch tournament. The one day tournament, to be held on Saturday, June 21 at Clearwater Ball Park, will host approximately 170 people and a dozen teams as they battle it out for the ultimate top honour. The tournament, which will [...]

Local bitumen upgrader proponents reach out to national audience


A local coalition including representatives from the petrochemical, engineering and construction industries and the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park took out a full page advertisement in The Globe and Mail yesterday with a message that Sarnia-Lambton “knows oil” and is ready, willing, and able to accommodate a bitumen upgrader refinery in the area. The ad, which cost [...]

Skateboarder killed by vehicle to be remembered this Sunday


Friends of the late Devin Hughes, a young man who was killed in a tragic accident while skateboarding earlier this month, are holding a memorial skate/bike/walk event this Sunday, May 24. Julie Burrows is one of the organizers of the event, which starts at 5:30 pm. from the Harry Turnbull Skate Park (Maxwell/Elgin) and there [...]