Archive for the ‘Sarnia’ Category

ALS ‘bucket challenge’ is on with local uniformed first responders

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Several Sarnia Police constables and Sarnia Fire Rescue firefighters have taken up the “Ice Bucket Challenge” in support of ALS research, a phenomenon that’s trending lately. The officers subsequently invited their colleagues to participate in the challenge. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that [...]

International Symphony Orchestra will audition for musicians

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The International Symphony Orchestra, whose members bridge both the communities of Sarnia-Lambton and the Port Huron area, is inviting auditions from musicians in the area who wish to be part of the ISO’s 2014/15 season. String players are “most urgently encouraged” to come forward, although some openings are available in the wind, brass and percussion [...]

Sarnia Police seeking public’s help in identifying hit and run vehicle

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Sarnia Police are asking for the public’s assistance in their search for a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run collision on Monday night (August 25) that left a 38-year-old cyclist with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The victim, a 38-year-old Sarnia man, is still recovering in hospital. Police say the vehicle that hit him is [...]

Inn of the Good Shepherd and McDonald’s partnering for ‘Loonies for Lunches’ program

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McDonald’s Restaurants in Sarnia are teaming up with the Inn of the Good Shepherd and Blackburn Radio in an effort to raise funds for the “Loonies for Lunches” back-to-school food drive, the ninth year for the campaign. Funds raised will be donated to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. As much as $6,000 in a [...]

Chiller problems at Bluewater Health result in some surgery cancellations

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A malfunctioning valve in one of two chiller units responsible for cooling the Bluewater Health facility in Sarnia is being blamed for some issues, including some surgery cancellations and leaking in some areas of the Norman Street building. Four patient rooms and a storage room in the operating room were affected. A spokesperson for the [...]

Sarnia Police investigating hit and run collision involving cyclist

Sarnia Police are investigating a collision that occurred Monday just after 11:00 p.m. and involved a cyclist. The cyclist was travelling south on Russell Street when he was struck by a dark coloured motor vehicle travelling east on Bright Street. The cyclist was transported to Bluewater Health with non-life threatening injuries. The driver failed to stop [...]

It’s back to school time and helping hands are busy at the Inn of the Good Shepherd

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Several employees of Staples and Suncor were on hand at the Inn of the Good Shepherd Tuesday morning to help put the finishing touches on several hundred backpacks being picked up in time for a return to school. The occasion is the wrap up of the Inn’s eighth annual “Back to School” backpack program, which [...]

NOVA donates $25k to help YMCA provide Leadership training to Aboriginal youth

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NOVA Chemicals has stepped up to support the YMCA through a $25,000 donation to the organization’s work with Aboriginal youth. The donation was formally made at a presentation on Tuesday morning by Rob Thompson, the company’s regional operations leader, who along with several students and colleagues were at the YMCA’s Leadership Challenge Centre. “We are [...]

Heat warning issued for Tuesday

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In just a few months, we may be complaining about the cold. But in the meantime, Environment Canada has issued a heat warming for the area, starting Tuesday. Expect a hot, humid airmass to affect the area, with humidity making the temperature feel like 40 degrees C. That sweltering effect is likely to ease on [...]

Sarnia Police caution bike owners after rash of thefts

There have been a rash of bike thefts over the past month and Sarnia Police are cautioning bike owners to keep their two-wheelers securely locked and, if possible, out of view. Police say they are investigating the issue in an attempt to deter the thefts and determine who the suspects may be. Last night (Thursday, [...]