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Sarnia author wins political writing prize for book on PM

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Paul Wells, a Sarnia native who went to Northern Collegiate and then left to attend Western University (then the University of Western Ontario) before eventually becoming a columnist at Maclean’s magazine, has won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, an award presented by the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Wells, whose father Allen is a [...]

Sting, surprising no one, says it will choose Jakob Chychrun as its first pick

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As widely expected in Ontario Hockey League circles, the Sarnia Sting is using its first overall pick in tomorrow’s OHL draft to nab Jakob Chychrun, an overwhelming standout who is currently part of the Toronto Junior Canadiens line up. The Sting made the announcement at a Friday morning news conference at the RBC Centre. Beginning [...]

Local pharmacist will lead next United Way campaign

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Pharmacist Richard Kelch will chair the upcoming campaign of the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton, the organization announced Friday. Kelch, who owns and operates Northgate Pharmacy, was born and raised in Sarnia. He and his wife Fiona have two sons. “Richard is an exceptional leader, and we are excited that he will be bringing his skills [...]

Lots of snow puts damper on year-over-year home listings


The Sarnia Lambton Real Estate Board saw more than a 10% drop in March listings compared with the year before, says the organization’s president. Don Guerette said the 11% drop (from 281 to this year’s 250) was mostly due to the extraordinary amount of snow. Houses listed between $100,000 and $200,000 were the biggest seller [...]

Local volunteers for Cancer Society pull out the stops in April campaign


Every three minutes another Canadian will hear the words “You have cancer” for the first time which profoundly alters lives and the Canadian Cancer Society urges Canadians to join with them during  to change cancer forever. Throughout April, volunteers all throughout Lambton County and across Ontario will be working together to raise funds for the [...]

Petrolia hospital installing new nurse/patient communication system

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Patients, families and visitors of Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater in Petrolia will see minor disruption in patient rooms and hallways beginning next week as the facility upgrades its nurse/patient communication system. On Wednesday, April 9th, work will begin to replace the existing system, matching the technology used at Bluewater Health in Sarnia. Sue Roger, [...]

Looking for spring ideas? You’ll want to check out the Sarnia Home Show this weekend

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The annual Sarnia Home Show is this weekend, a sure sign that spring is finally upon us (one can only hope). This year’s event will begin Friday (doors open at 2 p.m.) and run through Sunday. Hours are Friday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to [...]

Lambton College partnering with public school board in skills trade competition

The Canatara Animal Farm will benefit from a planned skills trade competition being organized by Lambton College and the Lambton Kent District School Board.

Lambton College is partnering with The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) to start a regional skilled trades competition for secondary schools in Lambton and Kent counties. This competition will involve the City of Sarnia and the Seaway Kiwanis for a community service project to benefit the Animal Farm at Canatara Park. The event will [...]

Police would like to know origins of coin machine found in backpack

Sarnia Police are asking for the public’s help determining the origins of a large coin machine  found on a 23-year-old Sarnia man who was arrested late Monday night. Police say a uniformed patrol sergeant stopped a bicycling man in the area of Mitton Street and Davis Street, ostensibly because he had no light on the [...]

Sarnia Police deal with three males, allegedly drunk, at fast food restaurant

Sarnia Police Service officers were called to a fast food restaurant on London Road early Thursday morning (April 3) to deal with three drunken males. Staff called police at about 4 a.m., stating that one male was on the service counter yelling and screaming. After being asked to leave and refusing, police arrived but the [...]