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Taking pet therapy to another level, residents at Trillium Villa enjoy the experience

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By LISA BAILEY A recent visit by some four-legged friends to Trillium Villa was good for many hearts and souls at the Sarnia long-term care community. “Usually we have pet therapy dogs come in but this was something different,” life enrichment worker Karen Karelsen says, referring to the bonding experience and joy generated by the Sept. [...]

Sarnia Sting come off three-game weekend in fine style, ending with 4-2 win against Plymouth Whalers


By DAVE BORODY PLYMOUTH, Michigan – Wow! What a difference a week makes. The Sarnia Sting capped their best week of the season with a hard-fought 4-2 victory over the Plymouth Whalers, Saturday night in front of 3,823 fans at the Compuware Sports Arena. Sarnia won three games in as many nights after going 0-3 [...]

THE SHOW: Poor Young Things, Sit Down Servant, Awesome Sarnia (Episode 106)

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This week with David Burrows Sit Down Servant perform at Paddy Flaherty’s Poor Young Things stop by the studio of K106.3FM and talk about their latest album “The Heart, The Head, The End” Did they smoke crack with “Mayor Ford” Awesome Sarnia, gives away $1000 every month for “AWESOME” Ideas and Commander Chris Hadfield will [...]

Bradley wants Centennial Park remediation accelerated from suggested timeline

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Faster and less expensive. In a nutshell, that’s what Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is looking for after looking at options for the remediation of Centennial Park to be presented by an environmental consultant. Golder Associates, which has already done extensive testing after the discovery of soil contaminated with asbestos and metals earlier this year, is [...]

New Year’s Eve celebration will include ‘dropping ball’ being fabricated at Alexander Mackenzie

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It may not look like much just now, but students and faculty at Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School are hard at work building what organizers expect will be a sight reminiscent of New York City’s Times Square “dropping ball” come the evening of Dec. 31. Pictured is welding instructor John Dunseith next to the “skeleton” of [...]

Rotary TV Auction set for this Sunday but bidding is online now

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The annual Rotary TV Auction, organized by the Rotary Club of Sarnia and hosted by TVCOGECO in Sarnia, runs this Sunday but organizers say online bidding is now officially open. Bidders can go online to begin bidding ahead of the actual televised auction, which begins at 2 .m. Sunday (Nov. 17) and runs through 9 p.m. [...]

Opening ceremonies for Celebration of Lights on for Friday

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This year’s Celebration of Lights, a community activity that began in 1984 with 650 lights and nine displays, will once again spread its cheer beginning this Friday (Nov. 15) at 7 p.m. sharp, say organizers. In preparation for the switch pulling, the city of Sarnia’s own Christmas tree was put in place on Tuesday (Nov. [...]

Remembering the fallen


Take time today (Nov. 11) to remember those brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service. We will never forget.

Petrolia Community Theatre presents ‘couples comedy’ at VPP

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 Petrolia Community Theatre takes to the VPP stage this week with “‘Til Beth Do Us Part” by Jones, Hope & Wooten with a special meet the cast evening on Thursday night. The show runs Nov. 14, 15, and 16 (at 7:30 p.m.) with a Nov. 17 matinee performance at 2 p.m. When Suzannah Hayden, who is trying [...]

Fusion celebrates local food and wine as charity benefits

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The fourth iteration of Fusion—a discovery of local food and wine—was a resounding success, says Adelle Stewardson, event coordinator on behalf of the charitable beneficiary, Lambton County Developmental Services. Held this past Friday and Saturday at the RBC Centre, Fusion brought together more than 50 vendors showcasing their best offerings, including Ontario wineries, breweries and [...]