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Sarnia Legionnaires blank Strathroy Rockets, 5-0


By Dan McCaffery The Sarnia Legionnaires blanked the Strathroy Rockets 5-0 Thursday in an important Jr. ‘B’ hockey contest. With the win, coach Dan Rose’s squad took a three point lead over the sixth place Rockets in the Western Ontario Hockey Conference standings. Perhaps just as significant, the Sarnians climbed within two points of the fourth ranked [...]

Imperial Theatre to feature one night showing of ‘Blood Brother’

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Sarnia’s Imperial Theatre is featuring a one-night showing of “Blood Brother,” a film about a man that from a fractured family and a troubled past that set out to make a difference. Tickets for the Thursday, Feb. 13 performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m., are $15. Rocky Braat had no plan but went to India [...]

Health Minister agrees to meet with community delegation regarding SGH issue

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Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, who met by phone with Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-term Care today (Feb. 5), says Deb Matthews has agreed to meet with a community delegation that would include representatives from Bluewater Health, the subject being demolition of the former Sarnia General Hospital site. Bluewater Health has said it costs about [...]

Mayor will speak with Health Minister by phone regarding Sarnia General Hospital site issue

It’s a good start after months of waiting, but Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is clear that tomorrow’s phone meeting with Ontario’s Health Minister should be a precursor, not a replacement, for a face-to-face discussion about how the former Sarnia General Hospital site should be handled. The mayor will be speaking with Deb Matthews at 11 [...]

Material seeping out of former dump in Canatara Park remains an issue

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A combination of oil and diesel fuel that has been seeping out of a former City of Sarnia dump located at the south of the signature Canatara Park continues to receive attention as City Council approved the transfer of $54,000 from its Capital Reserve and another $55,357.44 from a newly established Environmental Reserve Fund at [...]

Council draws from reserves to pay for Centennial Park work so far; staff remain ‘hopeful’ site can be dealt with this year

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Monday’s regular meeting of Sarnia City Council wasn’t a time for telling a good news story regarding the progress on the Centennial Park issue. But the City’s engineer told Council that staff is hoping the contamination issues that effectively closed the Park to public access in mid 2013 can be dealt with by the end [...]

LSSAA Scoreboard, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Regular Season St. Pat’s – 3 Stat line: 25-12 25 -15 25-17 St. Clair – 0 BOYS HOCKEY Regular Season Northern – 4 SCITS – 4

City to be busy preparing ‘less ice’ schedule, plus talking to Lambton College about RBC-2

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It will be a busy February for staff with the City of Sarnia, who are now tasked by Council to put together a document that will “prove” to users of arenas that a reduced number of playing surfaces will accommodate all the ice-time needs, including various tournaments that are held place during a season. The [...]

Wanna buy a harbour? Sarnia City Council tables question for now


It’s not a “yes” and not quite yet a “no” as Sarnia City Council decided at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday (Feb. 3) that it would table the question of whether to accept an offer by the federal government to turn over Sarnia Harbour to the City of Sarnia. Key to any decision is [...]

Sarnia Gives reaching out for deeper youth engagement on volunteerism

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For the past two years Sarnia Gives has joined volunteer centres across the province in the ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge, the goal of which is to get youth involved in their communities and volunteer at least three hours during the campaign. “This year, Sarnia Gives doesn’t just want to get youth engaged in the [...]