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Dust collection system at Veolia may be at root of weekend explosion/fire

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The cause of an explosion and fire at the Scott Road Veolia ES Industrial Services plant may be related to a dust collection system located outside the main building. Ministry of Labour spokesperson Bruce Skeaff has been quoted as saying an explosion of the system resulted in extensive structural damage to the Veolia building. As […]

Upcoming Bluewater Reading Series event will feature prolific poets sharing their best

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John B. Lee, the Poet Laureate of Brantford and one of Canada’s most prolific poets, will travel to Sarnia on Saturday, November 8 to join three other award-winning writers for this fall’s Bluewater Reading Series event. The readings will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at John’s Restaurant (in the “Famous Room”), 1643 London Line. […]

United Way campaign still running strong with Locally Lambton dinner set for Saturday

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  By DAVE BROWN Executive Director, United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The United Way campaign has reached just over $1,400,000, or 73% of the 2014 objective of $1.92 million. Suncor employees added much of the boost this week with a highly successful employee campaign.  Combined with the events, corporate donation, and employee pledges, the Suncor campaign […]

Sarnia Sting downed 6-1 in lopsided loss to Ottawa 67s

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By DAVE BORODY It was one of those games the Sarnia Sting would like to forget all about. The Ottawa 67s came to town Saturday night and skated off with a lopsided 6-1 victory in front of 2,683 fans at the RBC Centre. It was Ottawa’s first road victory of the season after dropping six […]

Sarnia Sting lose another close one, this one a 4-3 shoot out with Belleville Bulls

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By DAVE BORODY The Sarnia Sting lost another close one to the Belleville Bulls Friday night. But at least this time around they gained a valuable point out of it. The Bulls defeated Sarnia 4-3 in a shootout in front of 2,575 fans at the RBC Centre. Belleville scored twice in the shootout while Sarnia […]

Five injured, one critically, in explosion at local Veolia facility

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A Saturday afternoon fire and explosion at Veolia’s Scott Road facility has sent five people, one with injuries described as critical to hospital. The critically injured individual was airlifted by ambulance to London. All others were transported to Bluewater Health. Sarnia Fire Rescue Services, Sarnia Police Services, Lambton Emergency Medical Services and Lambton OPP were on […]

Work on Centennial Park well underway

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Workers from London, Ont.-based contractor Bre-Ex Construction have begun a $2.5-million first phase remediation of Centennial Park, an operation that City of Sarnia official says should be ready for tobogganers by mid-December. The north berm is being made about 10 feet taller as topsoil is moved from the contaminated surface of the park. A geo-textile […]

Province and Conservation Authority team up in shoreline maintenance project

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The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has provided $300,000 to protect the St. Clair River shoreline at the Lambton Area Water Supply System (LAWSS) in the City of Sarnia. The funds were provided to the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority through the Water and Erosion Control Infrastructure (WECI) program. Matching funds will be provided by […]

Clara Hughes sharing her story tonight at ‘Going the Distance’ gala

Clara Hughes, centre, was welcomed to Bluewater Health on Thursday by Kathy Alexander, executive director of the Bluewater Health Foundation, and Susan Denomy, CEO of Bluewater Health.

She’s perhaps Canada’s best-known and most-celebrated Olympian. But Clara Hughes will be mostly “just herself” tonight when she shares her story, one that includes the challenges related to mental illness, all in support of programs at Bluewater Health related to issues like she herself has faced in life. Hughes, who was at Bluewater Health in […]

Bonnie Doon golf course won’t reopen next year

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A combination of poor weather and an overall decline in the local golf industry are being blamed for a decision to close Camlachie’s Bonnie Doon Golf Course after the end of this season. Course owners Dick and Gladys Ottens and Ken and Lindsay Scott sent an e-mail to members earlier this month announced the decision to close. […]