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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
Photo courtesy of 
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 [...]

Clean up continues in Grand Bend area after Sunday storm

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Lambton OPP and other emergency services are continuing the clean up after a storm passed through the Grand Bend area at just after 7:00 p.m. on Sunday (July 27). OPP and emergency crews responded to numerous reports of downed trees and power lines overnight and are still working to restore power and clear debris. All [...]

Community Living arranges river cruise as thanks to employers

community living cruise

As a thank-you for hiring people who have a disability, TD Canada Trust sponsored a two-hour boat tour on the Duc D’Orleans II Friday night, a “Gilligan’s Island” themed trip that had invited guests invited to dress up at their favourite deserted character from the popular 1960s TV series. It was the support from the [...]

Kids have a great week with ‘Dive In’ at local church

Julia and Sarah

Somewhere around 50 kids, most from the area around Lighthouse Community Church (located at Parker Street and Nelson Street in Sarnia), took part in a “Dive In” Vacation Bible School organized by summer interns and volunteers. The VBS wrapped up with a lunch on Friday that was opened up to parents and members of Lighthouse. [...]

It’s a colourful summer in Sarnia

jnaag mural

A group of teenagers got busy with paint, ladders and an empty wall space on the north side of the Outdoorsman on Mitton Street. Their mission was part of RAAW—Random Acts of Art Workshop—that is part of the summer programming at the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery in downtown Sarnia. The four-day “Mitton Street [...]

Federal government investing $275k as part of effort to ‘de-list’ St. Clair River

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Three local remediation projects intended to bring the St. Clair River one step closer to being de-listed as an “area of concern” have been funded by the federal government, with the contribution totalling $275,000. An announcement of the money was made Wednesday (July 23) by Colin Carrie, an Oshawa MP who is parliamentary secretary to [...]

A sold out crowd ‘goes country’ for the first time at London’s Rock the Park


Cowboy hats, ripped denim, and plaid shirts were a plenty at Rock the Park’s first ever country music showcase on Wednesday, July 23. An estimated 11,000 fans from far and wide gathered at Harris Park in downtown London to enjoy some of country music’s hottest talent, as a part of the 11th annual Rock the [...]

OPP release photo of Petrolia bank robbery suspect

cibc bank robbery suspect

Lambton OPP has released a photo of a man being sought in connection with Wednesday afternoon’s bank robbery at the CIBC branch in Petrolia with the hope that the public may be able to help in the identification of the suspect. The incident, which occurred at about 2:30 p.m., involved a single suspect, who is [...]