Archive for the ‘Sarnia’ Category

An essay on ‘poor neighbourhoods’ may have us all thinking a little deeper about what it means to be in community

Photo by John Rochon via Flickr.com

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted on Nathan’s blog and is reprinted with permission. The original blog post can be seen here. By NATHAN COLQUHOUN Since about 2006, when I moved back to Sarnia, and having read just enough Claiborne to be naive, I have always intentionally moved into the poorest and roughest area [...]

Race to Erase gearing up for fun-filled day in support of charities

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Rich Bouchard is looking forward to this month’s Race to Erase event in Sarnia and he’s hoping you will be joining him in supporting 11 great local charities. Bouchard, who co-founded the annual fundraiser in 2006, says Race to Erase has already raised more than $252,000 since it began. The charity is now holding events [...]

It’s back to ‘business as usual’ at Bluewater Health after chiller malfunction

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Bluewater Health has recovered from its ailing chiller, with operating rooms that were affected by the malfunction that occurred earlier this week now at full capacity as early as today (Friday, August 29). A hospital spokesperson said that while some operating rooms had remained closed on Thursday (August 28), all surgeries that were cancelled as [...]

Keeping treasured memories from disappearing is her passion

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Laura Greaves is putting the doctorate in history she earned from the University of Waterloo to work in an unusual, if not unique, way. While the Sarnia “transplant” (her mother is from the area) wrote her thesis on camps set up after World War II to house displaced persons, Greaves is using her research expertise [...]

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 [...]