Archive for the ‘Sarnia’ Category

Family of man missing for two years hoping to locate him

Donald Feddes

About a year after they first began looking, Sarnia Police say they are hoping members of the public will be able to help them locate a man who has been missing for nearly two years. Donald Feddes, 57, has not been seen or heard from by his family. In the past, Feddes was working as […]

Sarnia firefighters will get 3% annual pay hike

Sarnia Fire and Rescue

Sarnia City Council, after initially rejecting a new contract deal with 125 firefighters, has said yes to a three-year deal that is already a year old. Firefighters will receive an automatic 3% increase, retroactive to January 1, 2014 (1.5% that took effect on that day, another 1.5% that kicked in July 1, 2014). New Year’s […]

Public gets first glimpse of developers’ vision for SGH property

Jane Cooper, Sarnia's director of planning and building, spoke on Wednesday night at a meeting designed to begin public discussion about a proposed redevelopment of the former Sarnia General Hospital site.

While much of the  details are still very much open for discussion, five local developers who hope to transform the former Sarnia General Hospital property on Mitton Street got their chance to at least present some very healthy hints as to what they have in mind if they are able to get zoning approvals for the purchase. […]

Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland celebrates 24 years

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The Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland was chartered 24 years ago today (December 17, 1990) and members of the Club, which meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club, celebrated that fact this morning with a photo. Pictured (from left) are charter members Don Waters, Tim Fletcher, Jean Cowper, Henry Kulik […]

Sarnia approves rezoning to allow funeral chapel on former church property

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Sarnia City Council has decided to grant a re-zoning application that will see a Forest-based funeral provider to open a satellite office near Lakeview Cemetery after it buys a facility currently being used as a Kingdom Hall for Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Errol Road West property has a sale agreement to Gilpin Funeral Homes that was […]

Sarnia Police asking for help in locating mother and three-year-old son

Sarnia Police say they are looking for a missing 32-year-old mother and her three-year-old son, both of whom have been missing since Thursday (December 11). In a media release issued Sunday, Sarnia Police say Stephanie Hardy and her son, Matthew Chopp, both from the Sarnia area, may be travelling in a blue 2005 Hyundai Santa […]

Church renovates worship space as a ‘welcoming’ touch

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There are certainly a few traditional looking church buildings in Sarnia, but at least one congregation is doing its best to make its interior space a little more comfortable and a lot more inviting. It’s been five years since Lighthouse Community Church, a group that will be celebrating its 15th year in 2015, purchased the […]

Sarnia Police urging people to ‘lock up’ with reports of suspicious activity

Reports of a man attempting to enter cars in the Lincoln Park Avenue and Watson Street area have Sarnia Police reminding citizens to lock their vehicles at all times and to report any suspicious activity. Police were called to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.  

Sarnia City Council whittles budget increase down to 3.9%

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Sarnia City Council ended up with a tax increase of 3.9% for 2015, although the “blended rate”—factoring in an expected lower rate once the County of Lambton budget is set early next year—should be about 2.7%. That was after several hours of deliberation by City Council, including three new members who participated in their first […]

Sarnia Police requesting assistance in solving break-in

Sarnia Police are seeking the help of the public as they continue to investigate a Maria Street break-in that occurred Monday morning (December 8). Taken during the crime were a television, laptop computer and a pink safe weighing several hundred pounds. The safe is said to have contained a large amount of cash (saved for […]