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‘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 [...]

Bluewater Health Foundation says it has raised entire $2.8 million for MRI


Bluewater Health’s new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine is now completely paid for, says the Bluewater Health Foundation. Since commissioning the new MRI, about 12,000 scans have been completed, including 400 pediatric scans that weren’t possible with the older technology. “We are grateful to all who were involved,” said Ernie Wong, campaign chair. “The community responded to [...]

Local restoration work on Golden Hawk continues, with front section now done

The front section of fuselage as it is being wheeled from workshop to a storage facility at Sarnia's Chris Hadfield airport. Photo courtesy COPA Flight 7

Work on the first and most challenging section of the Sarnia F-86 Sabre Golden Hawk has been completed. The front section of the fuselage, damaged from 40 years of exposure to the elements and damage caused by wildlife incursion and nesting, is fully repaired, primed and now in storage. Three other sections, the rear tail [...]

Sarnia Home Show wraps up Sunday

SODA volunteers Sue Morrison-Weir, Victori Morrison (as the SODA bear) and Jean Clark were at the Sarnia Home Show on Saturday.

This weekend’s Sarnia Home Show continues Sunday, wrapping up at 5 p.m. The event is being held at the Clearwater Arena in Sarnia. Among the exhibitors is the Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness group. While the group doesn’t do windows, it is keeping the important issue of communicating those who should be signing up to ensure [...]

THE SHOW: The Music Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #126

Local musicians at The Johnny Warrent Studios

Episode #126 The Music Scene: A visit to the Johnny Warrent Studios in Sarnia with local musicians sharing their passion for music and current projects. In The Community: Julie Jenkins shares “Handbags for Homecare”, an upcoming event in Sarnia to support the VON. Special mentio to Rockridje and many others. More good deeds happening in [...]

Sting, surprising no one, says it will choose Jakob Chychrun as its first pick

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As widely expected in Ontario Hockey League circles, the Sarnia Sting is using its first overall pick in tomorrow’s OHL draft to nab Jakob Chychrun, an overwhelming standout who is currently part of the Toronto Junior Canadiens line up. The Sting made the announcement at a Friday morning news conference at the RBC Centre. Beginning [...]

Local volunteers for Cancer Society pull out the stops in April campaign


Every three minutes another Canadian will hear the words “You have cancer” for the first time which profoundly alters lives and the Canadian Cancer Society urges Canadians to join with them during  to change cancer forever. Throughout April, volunteers all throughout Lambton County and across Ontario will be working together to raise funds for the [...]

Looking for spring ideas? You’ll want to check out the Sarnia Home Show this weekend

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The annual Sarnia Home Show is this weekend, a sure sign that spring is finally upon us (one can only hope). This year’s event will begin Friday (doors open at 2 p.m.) and run through Sunday. Hours are Friday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to [...]

Lambton College partnering with public school board in skills trade competition

The Canatara Animal Farm will benefit from a planned skills trade competition being organized by Lambton College and the Lambton Kent District School Board.

Lambton College is partnering with The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) to start a regional skilled trades competition for secondary schools in Lambton and Kent counties. This competition will involve the City of Sarnia and the Seaway Kiwanis for a community service project to benefit the Animal Farm at Canatara Park. The event will [...]

Tundra swans now frequently seen as part of annual migration

This year's tundra swan viewers have included Betty Richardson, left, and Janet Wilkins, who braved the chilly weather on Saturday.

The “Return of the Tundra Swans,” although somewhat delayed this year due to abnormally cold weather, is well underway, with daily reports appearing on the Lambton County Libraries, Museums and Galleries website. Several hundred birds, who are on their way north, typically rest in the Old Thedford Bog, near Grand Bend. The birds seen in [...]