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Art at the Lake event continues Sunday at Lambton College Event Centre

Kathy Rath

Sarnia Artists’ Workshop continues its always popular Art at the Lake event tomorrow (Sunday, November 16) at the Lambton College Event Centre. The free admission event–donations are being accepted for St. Joseph’s Hospice–features Sarnia artist Kathy Rath, although there are dozens of artist works also available for sale. Payment of artwork purchased is by cash, […]

Seaway Sounds will perform as part of December’s First Friday at Cheeky Monkey

Seaway Sounds

By MARY ANNE PELOZA The sounds of the season will be filling the air during the December 5 First Friday at Cheeky Monkey, Sarnia’s downtown music, movies and more store. Along with Christmas and seasonal songs, the all female a cappella group, Seaway Sounds, will be performing favourite songs spanning the generations. Seaway Sounds has […]

Man killed in early morning tractor/car crash on Petrolia LIne

Lambton OPP have confirmed the identity of a man killed in a crash between a farm tractor and a car that occurred early Friday morning. Craig Moffat, a 45-year-old Petrolia resident, was killed in the 5:30 a.m. accident which occurred on Petrolia Line between Mandaumin Road and Fairweather Road. The driver of the farm tractor, […]

THE SHOW: The Entertainment Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #158

David Burrows speaks with David Chaulk Director/Producer of Rock and Roll Christmas.

  The Show with David Burrows #158Recap: Pandas/Pans Fundraiser, Chris Isaac, Rememberance Day.The Entertainment Scene:David Chaulk, Director/Producer shares the excitement of a “Rock and Roll Christmas” coming to the Imperial Theatre, Sarnia ON.In The Community:The Live Music Cafe featuring the “Si sters of Soul” and friends at the 4 Square Church in Sarnia.Apps with Mark […]

Pat Davidson will not stand for re-election as Member of Parliament

pat davidson

Sarnia-Lambton Member of Parliament Pat Davidson has officially announced to her constituents that she won’t run for re-election in an election expected to take place in October 2015, opening the door to other Conservative candidates potentially vying for the seat. Davidson was first elected to Parliament in 2006, defeating at the time the incumbent MP Roger […]

Local group takes major step forward in commercialization process for biomass feedstock

corn stalk

It’s still early days when it comes to the development of a commercial plant capable of turning non-food biomass such as corn stalks and wheat straw into sugars for future processing into chemicals but Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has taken a big step in that direction with a funding announcement this week. BIC’s executive director, Dr. […]

Cogeco cable now offering Tivo-branded PVR system to local customers

Cogeco TiVo Service - TiVo Box & Remote

The Sarnia-area’s cable TV provider, Cogeco, has introduced a system that at least a few customers will already be familiar with, the personal video recorder made by Tivo, a U.S. based subscription and hardware-based service. Up until now, the problem with using the Tivo service has been its incompatibility with the high-definition signal used by cable companies such as […]

Local sexual assault survivors’ centre receiving $172.5k to help improve access to services

Federal funding for a project designed to improve services to victims of sexual assault and abuse was announced Monday. Pictured from left: Pat Davidson, local MP for Sarnia-Lambton; Caiti Barendregt-Brown, program coordinator; Michelle Batty, executive director of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre Sarnia-Lambton; and Dr. Kelli Leitch, federal minister for Status of Women.

The federal government has approved a grant of $172,500, money that will be used to improve community services to victims of sexual violence in the area. The funding announced Monday morning by Dr. Kellie Leitch, who serves as both Minister of Status of Women and Minister of Labour, will flow through the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre […]

United Way campaign nears 80% of goal with wave of employee campaigns

unitedway

The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton campaign has really begun the second wave of employee campaigns this week. Lambton College had a wonderful breakfast kickoff with several campaign canvassers and department heads at the Lambton College Residence and Convention Centre. I was pleased to join Judith Morris and Margaret Dragan and the canvassers on Friday and all […]

WorleyParsons donates $3k to Alix Art Gallery

worleyparsons donation

Staff at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery celebrated a $3,000 donation from WorleyParsons as part of the First Friday festivities at the gallery. The capital funds from the local engineering firm enable the gallery to offer programs such as my kulturBOT, which was launched as part of the First Friday event. The “robotic art critic” […]