Archive for the ‘Sarnia’ Category

East Street restaurant severely damaged by fire

Daysbreak  Restaurant July 30 2014

Sarnia Fire Rescue Service says an early morning fire at the Daysbreak Restaurant on East Street caused extensive damage to the property and contents.’ Tom Marshall, who is public education officer for the service, said an estimate of damage is about $400,000. The cause of the blaze is being investigated. Marshall said firefighters, upon arriving [...]

Seniors at Afton Park still smiling after Sarnia Street Machines show

Afton Park Place residents enjoy Border Lite Trio's outdoor performance on June 25.

By LISA BAILEY Residents, families and community members all came together at Afton Park Place June 25 for an evening of motorin’ and music. The Sarnia Street Machines made their second annual appearance at the Sarnia long-term care home, parking 18 eye-catching classic and modern automobiles out front for all to see. They were joined this year [...]

UPDATED: Woman charged with attempted murder after allegedly attacking cab driver

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A 21-year-old Sarnia woman remains in custody and faces charges of attempted murder after an incident Monday night in which a cab driver was severely injured, requiring surgery to his neck and hands. Sarnia Police say the woman, Samantha Edwards, had hailed a United Taxi cab in the area of Wellington Street and Christina St., [...]

Crime Stoppers urging caution during summer season

Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers

Lock it or lose it! That’s the advice of the Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers organization, which is urging those of us enjoying the warm weather not to leave the cottage, house or garage doors unlocked. The organization is also asking people to use common sense when leaving a vehicle unattended. “If you can see your laptop, [...]

Sarnia Police report 162 calls over weekend

Sarnia Police Service answered 162 calls for service during the weekend of July 25th -27th. Officers also conducted 33 traffic stops for various traffic infractions. The 162 calls include: 11 – 911 Hang Up Calls 11 – Alarm Calls 9 – Cause Disturbance Calls 10 – Domestic/Family Disputes 7 – Motor Vehicle Collisions 9 – Noise [...]

Community Living arranges river cruise as thanks to employers

community living cruise

As a thank-you for hiring people who have a disability, TD Canada Trust sponsored a two-hour boat tour on the Duc D’Orleans II Friday night, a “Gilligan’s Island” themed trip that had invited guests invited to dress up at their favourite deserted character from the popular 1960s TV series. It was the support from the [...]

Kids have a great week with ‘Dive In’ at local church

Julia and Sarah

Somewhere around 50 kids, most from the area around Lighthouse Community Church (located at Parker Street and Nelson Street in Sarnia), took part in a “Dive In” Vacation Bible School organized by summer interns and volunteers. The VBS wrapped up with a lunch on Friday that was opened up to parents and members of Lighthouse. [...]

Tanker truck carrying propane has brake fire

It might sound like a nightmare headline, but what turned out to be a brake-related fire on a truck carrying propane Thursday evening was quickly handled without the incident escalating. Lambton OPP say the driver of the truck was able to take control of the fire, although Sarnia Fire Service responded to the scene, on [...]

OPINION: Divorcing Toronto, part II

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OPINION By MATT McEACHRAN Well, Toronto knows we’re here now.  They don’t understand us, but at least they know we exist. My last column about Toronto’s tipping point and the fact that rural Ontario’s votes would never matter again, briefly splashed Ontario’s problem’s into the national spotlight last week.  Rural Ontario champion Randy Hillier, an [...]

Federal government investing $275k as part of effort to ‘de-list’ St. Clair River

st. clair river

Three local remediation projects intended to bring the St. Clair River one step closer to being de-listed as an “area of concern” have been funded by the federal government, with the contribution totalling $275,000. An announcement of the money was made Wednesday (July 23) by Colin Carrie, an Oshawa MP who is parliamentary secretary to [...]