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New Christian school has location for fall opening as it finalizes its staff line up

A new Christian school in the area will share space in the YMCA Learning and Career Centre off Colborne Road north of the 402.

A group of parents and supporters of Christian education have secured a location and most of the staff for the opening of the Lambton County Christian Academy in September. The organizing group began their work when Temple Baptist Church decided it would close the Temple Christian Academy school connected to the Quinn Drive church. Tim [...]

Mall Road Library offering free computer lessons


Interested in learning or improving your computer skills? Curious about Facebook, YouTube and Twitter?  The Mall Road Library is offering free computer and Internet lessons, sponsored by Young Canada Works, from now until August 22, 2014.  Instruction is available for those interested in learning basic computer skills, including Internet, e-mail use and setup, Microsoft Word, [...]

THE SHOW: The Entertainment Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #139

The Show with David Burrows

Highlights from Canada Day! The Entertainment Scene: Canadian Magician Chris Westfall stops in Sarnia and shares his career and a few tricks up his sleeve.   In The Community: Photgraphers Scott Clarke and Paul Sorensen prepare for their upcoming showinf for First Friday at Memorable Moments in downtown Sarnia. Indiefest updates, Local events [...]

Sarnia-Lambton to host World U17 tournament this November

At left, Karen Phibbs, vice chair of Hockey Canada, makes the announcement of Sarnia-Lambton winning a bid to host the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Also pictured is Vicky Praill, special events and group marketing coordinator at Tourism Sarnia-Lambton.

Sarnia-Lambton has won its bid to host the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, to be held this November 2-8 in Sarnia and Lambton Shores. The official announcement was made Friday morning at the RBC Centre by Hockey Canada vice chair Karen Phibbs. Representatives from Tourism Sarnia-Lambton and what are now members of the organizing committee [...]

One of two workers injured in Shell plant steam plant explosion still in hospital

shell sarnia

Shell Canada says one of two workers injured in an explosion at its Corunna refinery steam plant remains in hospital in stable condition as of Thursday afternoon. Another worker, a contractor working on the site, has been released. Shell’s Randy Provencal, site communications manager, said the steam plant was being shut down as part of [...]

Lawn bowlers show off their colours at local Canada Day tournament

The Sarnia team of, from left, Nick Symes, Grant Collison and Gerry Wild, took top honours when the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club held the annual Smith Funeral Home Open Triples tournament on Canada Day. Twelve teams took part in the event. Second place went to the local team of Ed Braithwaite, Marg Daye and Edna Braithwaite, while Craig Dorey, Erin Dorey and Michelle Whitehead from Dresden finished third.

There was a lot of red and white on the greens when the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club hosted the annual Smith Funeral Home tournament on Canada Day. Twelve teams (36 bowlers) took part in the event for Open Triples teams. At the conclusion of the day’s play, first place was won by the Sarnia team [...]

Charles Fairbank recognized as Warden’s ‘Citizen of the Month’

Warden's Citizen of the Month - June 2014 (1)

Lambton County’s Warden is recognizing a well-known oil producer and local heritage advocate with the Warden’s Citizen of the Month award for June 2014. Todd Case presented Charles Fairbank with a plaque at the Oil Museum of Canada in Oil Springs on Monday. Fairbank is the recipient of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Award from the [...]

Sarnia summer singles 8-ball fun league underway

Sarnia Summer 8-ball fun league

Sarnia’s original Rack n Roll has begun its summer fun league. The popular sport is certainly competitive in Sarnia, however there is always room for fun. Both singles and team events happen every Tuesday and Wednesday at various locations around the city. Organizers Paul and Fern Maedel have been operating a fall league for several [...]

Bright’s Grove Canada Day celebrations a wonderful time of community

bright's grove canada day 2014

It began with a fabulous parade from Bright’s Grove’s Wildwood Park and down Hamilton Road, then north to the shores of Lake Huron and to the “new” Kenwick on the Lake park. And it just got better and better, with music, games, bouncy castle fun and, of course, food. There was even a “simulated” rock [...]

Sarnia Sting announce pre-season schedule

20th anniversary sting

The Sarnia Sting will start the 2014-15 regular season on the road before returning home to kick off the team’s 20th Anniversary season in Sarnia on Friday, October 3rd. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. as the Sting take on the visiting Barrie Colts at the RBC Centre. The Sarnia Sting season will begin on [...]