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Saying goodbye to ‘second home’ is emotional for Residence on the St. Clair worker

Jennifer Loupos (left) enjoys the company of staff and residents at her farewell party.

By LISA BAILEY Jennifer Loupos has said goodbye to the Residence on the St. Clair — a community she says was “like a second home” to her. “I’ve pretty much grown up here, so not only have the residents taught me a lot but the staff has been a phenomenal support to me,” Loupos said [...]

City has filled Clerk and Deputy Clerk positions

Nancy Wright-Laking will become City Clerk at the City of Sarnia on July 28, 2014.

The City of Sarnia has hired two new employees for key administrative posts–city clerk and deputy city clerk–left vacant by the retirement of incumbents. Clerk Brian Knott (who also served as the city’s legal counsel) retired earlier this month; Deputy Clerk Brad Loosley retired in March. Nancy Wright-Laking, currently chief administrative officer/clerk and economic development [...]

Celebrate Canada Day in Bright’s Grove

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Plans for Canada Day are confirmed in Bright’s Grove. The Optimist Club of Bright’s Grove invites all to attend the festivities on Saturday, June 28 when they host their annual Canada Day Celebration. A variety of family fun activities are planned for the day, including the signature parade, which starts at 11 a.m. from Wildwood Park. [...]

Rockride 2014 aims to fight Childhood Cancer in wake of couple’s loss

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It’s been 11 years since Bob and Lori Thomas lost their three-year-old daughter Samantha to childhood cancer, something they are determined to help make sure never happens to any other child. This July 5 the couple is doing their part and inviting others to join them in the 11th annual R.O.C.K.—Ride for Our Cancer Kids—a [...]

Blue Flag at Canatara Beach is testament to ‘clean beach’ commitment

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Wednesday’s unfurling of a coveted “Blue Flag” at Canatara Beach is a testament to the commitment and hard work of several people, including those at the City of Sarnia’s Parks and Recreation department who worked hard to achieve a high standard of beach cleanliness and quality. Brett Tryon, program manager for Environmental Defence, which runs [...]

Fire officials issue cautionary note for home fireworks displays

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Sarnia Fire Rescue Service is recommending that members of the public opt to attend public fireworks displays hosted by a community. “If you still choose to have a family fireworks or an informal neighbourhood display, check with your local fire department about regulations regarding fireworks and any city by-laws related to fireworks,” said Tom Marshall, [...]

THE SHOW: The Entertainment Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #138

The Show with David Burrows #138

The Entertainment Scene: Dan Tidball from the Sarnia Canada Day committee shares events and entertainment line-up for Canada Day! In The Community: Laura Louise Persichetti share The Good Deeds Project. Her journey of spreading good deeds takes her from the east coast to the west coast. www.gooddeedsmovement.com www.lauralouise.ca Apps with Mark Russell: Mark talks to us this [...]

Get the Ball Rolling ready to rock Stoke’s Bay lawn this Saturday

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This Saturday (June 28th) is one of Sarnia’s biggest summer concerts—Get the Ball Rolling. The outdoor event, held on the lawn at Stoke’s Bay Sarnia, will feature some of Canada’s best and most well-known musical accts. This unique concert venue will give residents and visitors the opportunity to hear the sounds of the Standstills, Autumns [...]

Sarnia Council extends deadline for RBC-2 ice rink negotiations

Sarnia City Council has extended its June 30 2014 deadline for completing negotiations with Lambton College on the divestiture of RBC-2, the second ice pad associated with the RBC Centre. Staff at the City will use the time (and money granted by Council) to complete a structural assessment of the property, which was asked for [...]

Seniors delight in Duc D’Orleans II cruise

Photo courtesy David Burrows.

Hundreds of seniors from around the area found themselves being “royally treated” at the annual Seniors’ Cruise on the Duc D’Orleans II today (Monday). Organizers from SHARE–Sarnia Handicapped Aiming for Rehabilitation and Equality–along with many, many volunteers, were on hand to create an experience to be remembered. All deserve a big THANK YOU. The Seniors’ [...]