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A great weekend for Sarnia Artwalk 2014

Cheeky Monkey co-owner Mary Anne Peloza and her grandson Owen Roberts were at the heart of Sarnia Artwalk 2014 this weekend.

Whether you were able to attend Sarnia Artwalk 2014 on Saturday, Sunday or both days, chances are you had a great weekend. Thanks to’s David Burrows for the pictures provided—and congratulations to all who took part in this community event!  

Sarnia Council being asked to approve new schedule for arena management plan

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It would appear those who want the City of Sarnia to take a more cautious approach to the planned divestiture of a second ice pad at the RBC Centre may get their way. Sarnia City Council is being asked to approve a revised “next steps” plan that would set a new deadline of January 2015 [...]

Rayjon selling plants in support of Haiti projects

Rayjon volunteers Mary Weerdenburg and John Spinozzi were both on hand at a sale of Hibiscus plants held at DeGroots Nurseries. The event continues on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rayjon, the local charitable organization with numerous projects underway in Haiti, has a fundraising project of its own going on this weekend. On Friday and Saturday (the event ran to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), volunteers will at DeGroots Nurseries on London Line where they’ll be selling a six-inch Hibiscus [...]

Area beaches tested ‘safe’ this week


In a practice that is now standard through the summer months, the County of Lambton Medical Officer of Health is advising there were no beaches identified as being unsafe for swimming this week. Lake Huron beaches sampled include Grand Bend (North Beach and South Beach), Highland Glen, Bright’s Grove (including Mike Weir Park), Canatara Park, [...]

All smiles at official opening of Atelka call centre

From left, Rogers VP Andres Piderit, Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, MPP Bob Bailey, and Atelka CEO Georges Karam.

There were smiles all around mid-day Thursday as Atelka cut the ribbon on its Sarnia call centre, ushering in what officials hope will be a sustained and growing operation. Present at the ribbon cutting taking place at the Western Research Park Sarnia-Lambton was Andres Piderit, vice president of customer care for Rogers. Sarnia employees of [...]

Les Miserables coming to the Imperial Theatre

Les Miserables coming to Imperial Theatre Sarnia

The theatrical favourite Les Miserables will begin at the Imperial Theatre this Friday June 6. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. The production is being put together [...]

Women’s 8-Ball team reach second place at world championship pool tournament

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It’s becoming no secret that Sarnia has some of the best pool players in the world. Four local women proved that this past week when they headed down to Las Vegas for the 34th annual VNEA World Pool Championships. Chrissandra Perry, Debb Lindsay, Kathy Murphy & Jackie Devine (aka “XCUES US”) earned second place at [...]

First Friday Funfest bringing high energy music to Sarnia

Rob Jenkins & The Room

Sarnia’s First Friday, June 6 is going to be Rocking with three of the most fun-loving, energetic party bands around. It’s happening at 148 Front St (the old CHOK building) with K106.3′s very own Rob Jenkins and THE ROOM kicking off the party at 8 p.m. with their fun music and entertaining showmanship. Next at [...]

Three new Alix Art Gallery exhibitions open to public this First Friday

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First Friday, June 6 marks the opening of three new exhibitions at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery that span historical, contemporary, video and new media practices. The major summer exhibition, Making Methods, was produced with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and features Sarnia native Mark Stebbins and Toronto-based artists Sam Mogelonsky, and Becky Ip. [...]

Bowman Centre continues to spread the pro-bitumen upgrader message

Local industry officials continue to advocate for the construction of a bitumen upgrader to be built in Sarnia-Lambton, presumably similar to this one, located in Edmonton.

A report that highlights the benefits to Canada from a proposed bitumen upgrader in Sarnia-Lambton is being widely circulated after several local industry groups supported its initial distribution in the May 21 print edition of the Globe and Mail newspaper. The report–”Sustainable Energy Superpower”–is now online at the Bowman Centre’s website. The report highlights many [...]