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Lambton College Foundation’s signature fundraising event on the horizon

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The people of the Lambton College Foundation are raising their glasses in a toast a toast to a major milestone: 10 years of the signature “Corks, Caps & Cuisine” fundraising event that will take place Saturday, October 4. The elegant evening of premium food and drink pairings has raised more than $90,000 over the years to support Lambton College […]

It was smiles all around at opening of new Habitat for Humanity home in Petrolia

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Several teams of women builders have not only made history at Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton; they’ve helped to generate what has to be two of the greatest smiles ever seen in the area. Those came from the faces of the new residents of 386 Northridge Place in Petrolia, Sharon Silk and Karen Ramsay, two clients […]

Sign of the times: Petrolia said to be ‘even friendlier’

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The Town of Petrolia just got even friendlier. So says a news release from the Town after a new welcome sign at the north entrance to the Town was installed. The $45,000 project, which was constructed by Pride Signs of Cambridge, includes quarried stone to symbolize the Town’s foundation. The sign is lit at night […]

Sign commemorating historic wreck that forever changed area navigation is unveiled

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Few people realize that a popular fishing spot along the St. Clair River is actually a salvaged ship wreck that remains a testament to the quick actions of a master pilot boat operator who ended up saving 31 lives including the captain of the Sidney E. Smith, the vessel that collided with a southbound ship before sinking. […]

Want to stop smoking? Help is closer than you may think

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If you want help to stop smoking, finding the encouragement and support you need may be as close as your community professional. “It makes sense,” said Marie Chaves, Health Promoter with Lambton Public Health. “Clients see community professionals every day seeking valuable and timely information for themselves and their families. If the client smokes, professionals […]

County museum staff reaching out as preparations for oil heritage exhibit take shape

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The Oil Museum of Canada is calling on the community to contribute to an upcoming virtual exhibit, being developed by the museum and its community partners for the Virtual Museums of Canada.  The exhibit regarding “Canada’s foreign oil drillers” is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2015 and will tell the story of local […]

Volunteers and donations wanted for local fruit share program

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The Sarnia-Lambton Fruit Share is looking for volunteer fruit pickers and fruit donations. The program consists of volunteers who head out and pick fruit across the county. Typically, a third of the fruit picked goes to the picker, another third to the property owner, and the final third to a local charitable organization. Pickers can […]

Lambton College firefighter combat team wraps up ‘hot summer’ of competition

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Under the direction of a brand new coaching staff, Lambton College’s firefighter combat team recently wrapped up a hot summer of competition that concluded at the Firefit National Championships in Longueuil, Quebec, last weekend (September 13-14). For the first time in the college’s history, the team is being coached by Lambton College Fire Sciences Technology […]

Sarnia Sting planning tailgate celebration as part of its Opening Night against Barrie Colts

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The 20th Anniversary Season celebrations for the Sarnia Sting Hockey Club will kick off on Friday, October 3 with a tailgate party outside the RBC Centre in Sarnia. Beginning at 3:00 p.m., the tailgate party will feature live music, games/contests for all age groups, and a Molson beer tent. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. on […]

City staff asking Council to put muzzle on pilot project for leash-free dog park

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It would appear that dogs and baseball aren’t necessarily as compatible as Sarnia City staff and members of Council might first have thought. A proposed pilot project for a park that would feature a Leash Free Zone, approved earlier this year, has run into what Barry LaPlante, the city’s acting director of Parks and Recreation, […]