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‘We dropped the ball,’ says Sarnia Councillor over consultation on pilot dog park issue

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Mike Kelch may have had the sound bite of the evening when it came down to the Clearwater Dog Park, which was to become a pilot project until the actual people who would have been negatively impacted by having canines and baseball catchers together got wind of the idea. “We dropped the ball,” said Kelch […]

Sarnia Legionnaires now seven straight games in the positive


By JON MAILLET The Sarnia Legionnaires win streak moves to seven straight games to start the season after a thrilling 7-5 win in Chatham. The game started with a torrid pace with both teams trading goals in the first three minutes It was 2-2 before most people settled into their seats. The Legionnaires got their […]

United Way campaign continues to gather momentum


By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton One of many highlights this past week was the Pembina United Way Human Foosball tournament that was held at the Corunna Legion on Sunday.  Ten teams were playing on a Human Foosball court designed and built by J and A construction. Comments during and after the event […]

Alvinston Community Group honoured by Lambton County Warden

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The Alvinston Community Group has been recognized with the Warden’s Citizen of the Month award for September 2014.  Lambton County Warden Todd Case presented the group with a plaque at its yearly BBQ meeting which was held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Alvinston last Wednesday evening (September 24). The Alvinston Community Group was established in […]

Sarnia Sting lose to Saginaw Spirit 4-3 in overtime

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By DAVE BORODY SAGINAW, Mich. – No team likes to lose a game, especially in overtime. But for the Sarnia Sting, a third period rally at least produced a valuable point for the team against the Saginaw Spirit Saturday night. The Spirit scored at 3:24  of the five-minute overtime to post a 4-3 victory in […]

Impending lawsuit over tragic accident has Sarnia mayor urging caution to Council

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Reports of a civil lawsuit falling from the 2013 death of a 10-year-old student at Cathcart Elementary School has Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley urging members of City Council to be cautious. Jillian Keck was killed after she was hit by a 79-year-old driver on January 7, 2013 while in the crosswalk of Cathcart Boulevard and Murphy Road. […]

City looking at a Centennial Park remediation price tag higher than estimated

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Getting the first phase of a remediation project for Centennial Park completed by the end of 2014 is going to cost the City of Sarnia about $400,000 more than anticipated. The new price tag, which Sarnia City Council will be asked to approve at its upcoming meeting on Monday (September 29), is about $2.5 million, […]

Sarnia Sting drop season opener in 7-3 to Sault Ste. Marie

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By DAVE BORODY SAULT STE. MARIE – The Sarnia Sting opened their 2014-15 Ontario Hockey League season on a losing note dropping a 7-3 decision to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Friday night before a capacity crowd of 4,526 fans at the Essar Centre. A quick start by the Greyhounds did in the Sting. Sault […]

Bluewater Health honours top physicians


Yesterday, Bluewater Health and Bluewater Health Foundation hosted their seventh Annual Physician Appreciation Day to honour physicians who contribute to the Sarnia-Lambton community. Awards were presented for Outstanding Physician of the Year, Outstanding Contribution to the Hospital, Peer Recognition, and Culture of Philanthropy. Also presented were the recipients of the Patients’ Choice Awards. “The commitment of our local physicians […]

Lambton College Foundation’s signature fundraising event on the horizon

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The people of the Lambton College Foundation are raising their glasses in a toast a toast to a major milestone: 10 years of the signature “Corks, Caps & Cuisine” fundraising event that will take place Saturday, October 4. The elegant evening of premium food and drink pairings has raised more than $90,000 over the years to support Lambton College […]