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Suspected tornado knocks off power, causes damage in Sombra

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Reports are coming in that rough weather Saturday night—a suspected tornado—has knocked out power to at least some homes in Sombra and caused some property damage. Brian Lauwereys, a friend of LambtonShield.com, sent this photo showing damage down to one property.

Local architect says community ‘deserves more’ from Centennial Park proposal

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By DAVID LAVENDER On Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m., the City will entertain public comments on their remediation plan for Centennial Park.  The current proposal offers an acceptable engineering solution that reshapes the “large portion of the Park” that has been fenced during the past year. Parks are for people.  Parks are the counter-balance [...]

K106.3 FM celebrating 15 years of rock at sold-out show tonight

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By DAVID BURROWS The celebration is on tonight as local rock station K106.3 FM is having its 15 year birthday bash at the Stubborn Mule. Canadian artist Sam Roberts along with The Pick Brothers from Toronto will be performing to an already sold out crowd. Radio personality and program director for K106.3fm Rob Jenkins says [...]

Paramedic students get help from local high schoolers in realistic mock disaster

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Paramedic students from Lambton College got a boost of adrenalin and experience Thursday morning when they participated in a mock disaster at RBC Centre, a scenario that involved a Zamboni driver having had a fatal heart attack and then rupturing a natural gas line. Students from St. Clair High School participated as “victims” in the [...]

Sarnia Justice Film Festival features ‘Chasing Ice’ as it wraps up its season

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The Sarnia Justice Film Festival’s 2013–2014 season concludes on Saturday, April 26 with a screening of Chasing Ice, a breathtaking film that explores Earth’s retreating glaciers like never before. In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the [...]

SLEP putting Sarnia-Lambton’s best foot forward at Toronto energy conference

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The general manager of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership will be participating in a panel discussion at an energy conference today. The panel, “Developing the Labour Skills in the Sustainable Energy Economy,” is part of a two-day All-Energy Canada 2014 conference, attended by George Mallay. The event, said Mallay, is a natural fit for Sarnia-Lambton. “Our community [...]

Group pushing for restoration of VIA service meeting this Friday

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A Sarnia-based advocacy group that hopes to reverse what it says are more than $40 million in service reductions implemented since September 2012 is hosting a strategy meeting of the Southwestern Ontario Transportation Alliance this Friday. RAIL—Rail Advocacy in Lambton—was formed in June 2013. Organizers, including RAIL president Jim Houston, say its members include concerned citizens [...]

River City Vineyard will close shelter but plans to appeal Court ruling

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River City Vineyard, the Mitton Street church that operates a men’s shelter that the Superior Court of Justice has said must close, plans to appeal a March 13 ruling that the City of Sarnia’s zoning by-law banning the facility is valid. At the same time, Rev. George Esser, the pastor, said River City will comply [...]

Lambton College hosts seventh annual Empty Bowls event to end hunger

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In an effort to raise awareness of all the empty bowls in the world, Lambton College is once again inviting the community to enjoy a simple meal of bread and soup in a handmade pottery bowl. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Lambton College will host their seventh annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to help end hunger [...]

‘Shred It’ event coming to Wal-Mart parking lot later this month

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Sarnia Police, in partnership with Shred It and Wal-Mart, is hosting their annual “Shred It” event on Saturday April 26, 2014. The event, which is being held in the Wal-Mart parking lot (1444 Quinn Drive), will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring their personal and confidential documents and paperwork for [...]