Archive for the ‘Feature’ Category

Rockride 2014 aims to fight Childhood Cancer in wake of couple’s loss

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It’s been 11 years since Bob and Lori Thomas lost their three-year-old daughter Samantha to childhood cancer, something they are determined to help make sure never happens to any other child. This July 5 the couple is doing their part and inviting others to join them in the 11th annual R.O.C.K.—Ride for Our Cancer Kids—a [...]

Blue Flag at Canatara Beach is testament to ‘clean beach’ commitment

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Wednesday’s unfurling of a coveted “Blue Flag” at Canatara Beach is a testament to the commitment and hard work of several people, including those at the City of Sarnia’s Parks and Recreation department who worked hard to achieve a high standard of beach cleanliness and quality. Brett Tryon, program manager for Environmental Defence, which runs [...]

Fire officials issue cautionary note for home fireworks displays

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Sarnia Fire Rescue Service is recommending that members of the public opt to attend public fireworks displays hosted by a community. “If you still choose to have a family fireworks or an informal neighbourhood display, check with your local fire department about regulations regarding fireworks and any city by-laws related to fireworks,” said Tom Marshall, [...]

THE SHOW: The Entertainment Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #138

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The Entertainment Scene: Dan Tidball from the Sarnia Canada Day committee shares events and entertainment line-up for Canada Day! In The Community: Laura Louise Persichetti share The Good Deeds Project. Her journey of spreading good deeds takes her from the east coast to the west coast. www.gooddeedsmovement.com www.lauralouise.ca Apps with Mark Russell: Mark talks to us this [...]

Get the Ball Rolling ready to rock Stoke’s Bay lawn this Saturday

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This Saturday (June 28th) is one of Sarnia’s biggest summer concerts—Get the Ball Rolling. The outdoor event, held on the lawn at Stoke’s Bay Sarnia, will feature some of Canada’s best and most well-known musical accts. This unique concert venue will give residents and visitors the opportunity to hear the sounds of the Standstills, Autumns [...]

Seniors delight in Duc D’Orleans II cruise

Photo courtesy David Burrows.

Hundreds of seniors from around the area found themselves being “royally treated” at the annual Seniors’ Cruise on the Duc D’Orleans II today (Monday). Organizers from SHARE–Sarnia Handicapped Aiming for Rehabilitation and Equality–along with many, many volunteers, were on hand to create an experience to be remembered. All deserve a big THANK YOU. The Seniors’ [...]

County Council meetings will ‘live stream’ beginning July 2

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Lambton County Council meetings will be “live streamed” to anyone wishing to view the decision-making process from a computer connected to the Internet beginning July 2. The County has partnered with Granicus, Inc. to offer live and archived meetings through its website, www.lambtononline.ca. Capital cost for the equipment was $31,000 with an annual operating cost [...]

Indiefest begins this Saturday at RUSTIC (formerly the Stubborn Mule)

Blue Daven's Code is one of the featured bands at this Saturday's Indiefest event, to be held at RUSTIC (formerly the Stubborn Mule) on Campbell Street in Sarnia.

Indiefest, the homegrown multi-date opportunity for new and emerging bands that first launched in 2013, is doing it again with a three -Saturday “Battle of the Bands” that begins this Saturday (June 28) with the final showdown of the winners to be held “OutBack” at “RUSTIC” (formerly the Stubborn Mule) A top prize of $1,000 [...]

‘Xeriscaping’ becomes more popular as alternative to traditional landscaping

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By JULIE JENKINS Xeriscaping is becoming more popular for various reasons. Many people are too busy to take care of their lawn and we are being encouraged to eliminate the use of fertilizers and weed killers and also to use less water. Many seniors are staying in their homes longer but are not able to [...]

Lambton College honours 2014 graduates, largest class in its history

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Lambton College celebrated its 47th Annual Convocation last Saturday at the RBC Centre, honouring the 1,652 students graduating in 2014—the largest number of graduates ever. Nursing alumna and 2012 Premier’s Award recipient Bonnie Kearns addressed the large crowd at this year’s ceremony. Kearns, now a retired nurse who has become one of Canada’s leading disaster response [...]