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Small fire at Imperial Oil extinguished

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A small fire in an electrical substation at Imperial Oil Wednesday had no impact on the overall operation of the site, says a company spokesperson. Jon Harding said the fire, which occurred at about 4:45 p.m., was extinguished quickly. An all-clear was issued at 5:18 p.m., with no injuries reported. Harding said there may be […]

‘Wright to the Point’ offers TVCOGECO subscribers first chance to see new Sarnia City Council members

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The three newly elected members of Sarnia City Council made their debut on the TVCOGECO channel 6 “Wright to the Point” community access program Wednesday, October 29, hosted by Barry Wright. Top vote getters Brian White, Cindy Scholten and Matt Mitro were interviewed on the program, which runs at 7 p.m. Wright, who hosts the regular “Wright to […]

Lambton College opening its doors this Saturday

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Anyone with even a passing interest in what Lambton College has to offer in the way of full-time or part-time studies will find this Saturday’s open house a wise use of their time. The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event is an ideal way of finding out what it’s like to be a Lambton College […]

City responds to concerns over sewage by-pass incidents raised by downriver communities

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When the general manager of the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission (CK PUC) heard concerns about the frequency of sewage being by-passed from treatment facilities directly into the St. Clair River, from which its members draw their drinking water, he was asked to go directly to the source. That resulted in Tom Kissner, general manager of […]

Sarnia Police encouraging ‘safe Halloween’ as the big day approaches


Halloween is fast approaching and the Sarnia Police Service is reminding the community that a safe Halloween is a happy Halloween.  Remember these important and practical safety tips : “Trick or Treat” costumes should be light weight, reflective, flame resistant, fitted properly and weather appropriate.   Avoid long costumes that become a tripping hazard.  Do not […]

Sarnia has three new City Council members as Mayor returned easily

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, to almost no one’s surprise, was re-elected Monday with 66% of voters returning him to office. But that wasn’t the real news in the City, where three new City Councillors will begin their four-year term on December 1. Elected for the first time (and gaining the most votes) was Brian White, […]

River City Vineyard and City of Sarnia will face off again tomorrow over homeless shelter

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Ontario’s Court of Appeal will hear arguments Tuesday (October 28) related to the closure of a men’s homeless shelter once operated by River City Vineyard, a church located on Mitton Street in a building once owned by the YMCA. A March 13, 2014 judgment against the operation continuing to operate was appealed by the church, although […]

Sarnia has new head of parks & recreation department

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The City of Sarnia has a new director of parks & recreation. Beth Gignac spent the last eight years in Calgary, first as its manager of culture. Since June 2012 she had been an organizational culture coach. Prior to her work in Calgary, Gignac had worked for the City of Mississauga where she spent 15 1/2 years […]

Dust collection system at Veolia may be at root of weekend explosion/fire

veolia fire

The cause of an explosion and fire at the Scott Road Veolia ES Industrial Services plant may be related to a dust collection system located outside the main building. Ministry of Labour spokesperson Bruce Skeaff has been quoted as saying an explosion of the system resulted in extensive structural damage to the Veolia building. As […]

Victim of Saturday’s explosion/fire dies in London

veolia fire

A man who was critically injured in an explosion and subsequent fire at the Scott Road facility of Veolia ES Industrial Service has died of his injuries. The man, who is not being identified by Sarnia Police, had been airlifted to London on Saturday. Earlier reports of a second person being sent to London on Sunday are […]