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‘Volunteer Toll’ program on again this weekend in support of efforts to control drunk driving

Natalie Andrews, who heads the Sarnia-Lambton chapter of MADD—Mothers Against Drunk Driving—is herself a victim of a drunk driving incident.

In a program that began in Sarnia-Lambton and has spread throughout the Mothers Against Drunk Driving network, the annual “Volunteer Toll” program to raise funds for awareness and support toward the issue of drunk driving is being held this weekend. Volunteers from MADD as well as police officers, plus students from Lambton College involved in fire […]

Local group takes major step forward in commercialization process for biomass feedstock

corn stalk

It’s still early days when it comes to the development of a commercial plant capable of turning non-food biomass such as corn stalks and wheat straw into sugars for future processing into chemicals but Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has taken a big step in that direction with a funding announcement this week. BIC’s executive director, Dr. […]

Grieving mom and sister-in-law seeking help for suicide prevention drop-in centre

Derek Bauer's sister-in-law Sarah Ingles (left) and his mother, Teresa Ingles, have set up a foundation to help prevent suicides like that of Derek Bauer that occurred in August.

When Teresa Ingles lost her 17-year-old son Deker Bauer to suicide in August, it was obviously a heart-breaking situation. But she and Deker sister-in-law, Sarah Ingles, are determined not to let his death and the circumstances surrounding it go unnoticed or unanswered. One big step in that direction is the formation of a foundation in his name—the Deker Bauer […]

Rotary TV Auction set to air this upcoming Sunday, online bidding available now

rotary tv auction

Members of the Rotary Club of Sarnia are once again hard at work as they prepare for their annual TV Auction, which will be aired this upcoming Sunday (November 16) on TVCOGECO Sarnia Cable 6 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. But bidders for the dozens of products and services online now can register and bid […]

Local sexual assault survivors’ centre receiving $172.5k to help improve access to services

Federal funding for a project designed to improve services to victims of sexual assault and abuse was announced Monday. Pictured from left: Pat Davidson, local MP for Sarnia-Lambton; Caiti Barendregt-Brown, program coordinator; Michelle Batty, executive director of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre Sarnia-Lambton; and Dr. Kelli Leitch, federal minister for Status of Women.

The federal government has approved a grant of $172,500, money that will be used to improve community services to victims of sexual violence in the area. The funding announced Monday morning by Dr. Kellie Leitch, who serves as both Minister of Status of Women and Minister of Labour, will flow through the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre […]

Boy Scouts plant 102 trees of remembrance in honour of Sarnia’s WWI war dead

boy scout trees

There are now 102 new trees in Sarnia’s Heritage Park, thanks to local Boy Scouts who planted the trees Saturday in honour of soldiers from Sarnia who were killed in World War One. Among the dignitaries who attended the ceremony were Mayor Mike Bradley and local MPP Bob Bailey. The trees were planted to form […]

WorleyParsons donates $3k to Alix Art Gallery

worleyparsons donation

Staff at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery celebrated a $3,000 donation from WorleyParsons as part of the First Friday festivities at the gallery. The capital funds from the local engineering firm enable the gallery to offer programs such as my kulturBOT, which was launched as part of the First Friday event. The “robotic art critic” […]

Retired teacher key to timely ‘War Remembrance Project’ honouring local soldiers

Tom Slater

Tom Slater retired about a year ago from teaching at St. Patrick’s Catholic School, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t kept busy. And now Slater’s efforts to pay tribute in the best possible way to those from Sarnia who fought in past wars, starting with the Boer War and continuing right through the recent service […]

Tonight’s First Friday will warm your heart . . . and tickle your ears!

August First Friday

It may be a little chilly at tonight’s First Friday cultural walkabout in downtown Sarnia, but we’re Canadians—a hearty lot. And stepping out to visit the various examples of a growing cultural community is what First Friday is all about. Tonight is no exception and among the action places to be is Cheeky Monkey, Sarnia’s […]

ALTAR BOYZ – Saves 224 souls!

Altar Boyz at Imperial Theatre Sarnia

ALTAR BOYZ – A muscial comedy! Music, Dancing Fun and more. From start to finish and even after the performance ALTAR BOYZ exploded the stage at The Imperial Theatre Sarnia. Matthew (Shawn Chapman) Mark (Devan Wales) Luke (Cian Poore) Juan (Adam Hobbs) & Abraham (Brent Wilkinson) captivated the audience for a full 90 minutes+. The […]