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Inn of the Good Shepherd and McDonald’s partnering for ‘Loonies for Lunches’ program

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McDonald’s Restaurants in Sarnia are teaming up with the Inn of the Good Shepherd and Blackburn Radio in an effort to raise funds for the “Loonies for Lunches” back-to-school food drive, the ninth year for the campaign. Funds raised will be donated to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. As much as $6,000 in a [...]

School bus safety study has OPP issuing reminder to motorists in back-to-school season

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Lambton OPP, while gearing up for the “back-to-school” season, is expressing concern over a province-wide five-day study by the Independent School Bus Operators Association that was conducted last May. In that study, which was done between May 5 and May 9, 2014, a significant number of drivers said that motorists had failed to stop for [...]

‘Festival of Good Things’ returns this weekend with free activities and ticketed evening concert

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With the success of the inaugural Festival of Good Things under their belt, organizers are set to go big with expanded programming and a ticketed evening show featuring Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie in what is being billed as “Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun.” The second edition of Festival of Good [...]

It’s back to school time and helping hands are busy at the Inn of the Good Shepherd

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Several employees of Staples and Suncor were on hand at the Inn of the Good Shepherd Tuesday morning to help put the finishing touches on several hundred backpacks being picked up in time for a return to school. The occasion is the wrap up of the Inn’s eighth annual “Back to School” backpack program, which [...]

Sarnia Minor Rookie Braves head to the OBA Championship as LDBA Champs!

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The Sarnia Minor Rookie Braves finished 4-0 last weekend to become the LDBA Champions. The Minor Rookie Braves had a strong season, finishing 1st in the LDBA with a 31-12-1 record. The Braves then went undefeated this past weekend in the LDBA Playoffs to become league champs. The team now gets ready for a trip [...]

NOVA donates $25k to help YMCA provide Leadership training to Aboriginal youth

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NOVA Chemicals has stepped up to support the YMCA through a $25,000 donation to the organization’s work with Aboriginal youth. The donation was formally made at a presentation on Tuesday morning by Rob Thompson, the company’s regional operations leader, who along with several students and colleagues were at the YMCA’s Leadership Challenge Centre. “We are [...]

Heat warning issued for Tuesday

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In just a few months, we may be complaining about the cold. But in the meantime, Environment Canada has issued a heat warming for the area, starting Tuesday. Expect a hot, humid airmass to affect the area, with humidity making the temperature feel like 40 degrees C. That sweltering effect is likely to ease on [...]

OPINION: Fighting, headshots and the rules that change as a result

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By JON MAILLET Last week OHL Commissioner David Branch released some new rule changes addressing staged fights and head hits in the Ontario Hockey League. It is no secret that Branch has targeted fighting in recent years, and given the attention to concussions, has been met with some fanfare. Granted, this issue of fighting is [...]

8-ball Summer fun league finals

Sarnia Summer 8-ball fun league

The 8-ball Summer fun league which is put on by the original rack & roll has come to close for another season. A banquet for all participants is scheduled for August 27th and will be held at the Union Staion Bar & Grill at 7pm. The fall league is scheduled to begin in October. Anyone [...]

Legionnaires hold Black Vs White game

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Sarnia Legionnaires held their main camp over the weekend, concluding with the annual Black Vs White game. With many familiar faces returning, coach Dan Rose acknowledges that there are not many open spots available, but at the same time, this camp is also about seeing kids that may play for the Legionnaires in years to [...]