Archive for the ‘Finance’ Category

Commissioner finds ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ mismanaged at Blue Water Bridge

An investigation by Canada’s Public Sector Integrity Commissioner has found public funds in the hundreds of thousands of dollars were misused at the Blue Water Bridge.

Canada’s Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Mario Dion, has released the findings from his investigation into whether or not hundreds of thousands of dollars of public funds were mismanaged at the Blue Water Bridge by authorities. The Commissioner reportedly said in a media teleconference earlier today that former President and CEO Chuck Chrapko seriously breached the […]

Award winning author & former CIBC World Markets Chief Economist Jeff Rubin speaking in Sarnia on June 27

Former Chief Economist for CIBC World Markets, Best Selling author and a conference speaker in great demand, Jeff Rubin will be at Sarnia's historic Imperial Theatre on June 27, 2012

World renowned Canadian economist, best-selling author, former chief economist at CIBC World Markets, and highly sought-after conference speaker Jeff Rubin will be in Sarnia at the historic Imperial Theatre on Jun. 27. Rubin's not your typical economist, but rather someone who, his proponents would assert, understands the economy better than most. When he's comes to […]

River City Vineyard intends to keep its homeless shelter open despite challenges from city

River City Vineyard on Mitton St. in Sarnia

River City Vineyard announced Tuesday that it's giving up its appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board, but says the fight to keep the homeless shelter open is far from over. The church pastor George Esser said in a statement today that his church was withdrawing its appeal of a city council decision to deny permanent […]

Sarnia Police Service is giving back to the community in dollars

Sarnia Police Service

Sarnia will be getting an unexpected gift from an unusual source this year. The Sarnia Police Service is giving back a $280,000 budget surplus to city coffers because the department ended 2011 with some extra money mainly due to changes in staffing. Five police officers retired or resigned last year which let the department hire […]

Local detox facility one step closer to reality after council’s decision to assist with funding

Lambton County council is seeking funds for a new detox centre in Sarnia

Lambton County Council's decision this week to earmark $250,000 toward the establishment of a local detox facility is likely to happen if a decision to proceed with another $550,000 in funding from the Erie St. Clair Health Integration Network is approved by the LHIN board. The LHIN board is expected to act on the recommendation […]

Lambton County to appeal decision to close Hiawatha Slots, will take matter directly to Dalton McGuinty

Hiawatha Horse Park and Slots lays off 140 part-time employees effective April 30, 2012

Lambton County Council announced this week that it will appeal the provincial gaming agency's recent decision to close Hiawatha Slots. The resolution to formally protest the OLG decision was reached during county council's budget meeting where it was agreed that they would appeal the decision directly to Premier Dalton McGuinty. A call to the premier’s […]

YMCAs in Canada Launch 2012 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

YMCA Strong Kids Campaign logo

YMCAs in Canada have launched the 2012 YMCA Strong Kids campaign, with a goal of raising more than $10 million to eliminate the financial barriers that many in Canada are facing. The national campaign will involve all 44 YMCAs and 8 YMCA-YWCAs across Canada. Money raised will give children, teens and young adults in local […]

Chamber calls for a Strategic Approach to City Budget

The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce congratulates City Council on its leadership in service delivery discussions, attention to fiscal management and control. As well as the diligent review of the current budget and capital budget each year lowering expense to or slightly below the rate of inflation. “We applaud the City’s efforts on the budget […]

‘Retirement as it Should Be’

By LES McDERMOTT Columnist "When are you going to retire?” I recently asked someone I have known for quite a while. “Shoot, I’m never going to retire, I’m having too much fun,” he responded.  “When I go, it's going to be on a beach, with a camera in my hand, taking pictures of gorgeous sunsets… […]