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Bluewater Health’s Sarnia Emergency dept. experiencing high number of patients; not so in Petrolia

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Bluewater Health in Sarnia is experiencing higher volumes of Emergency Department visits than at any time in its history. According to Sue Roger, Business Director of Medical Programs, “Our average volume is 170 to 180 patients daily, however this week our (ER) team has been caring for over 190 to 210 patients each day. Volumes have been [...]

Forest Fall Fair on this weekend


The 141st Forest Agricultural Fall Fair opens tonight (Friday, September 23) and runs through Sunday. The gates open tonight at 6 pm, with the exhibitor buildings opening at 8 pm.   Activities continue all day Saturday, including a parade a noon and all day Sunday, including the Demolition Derby at 1 pm.   Parking is [...]

Sting ready to kick off a new OHL season


By DAVE BORODY After a flurry of activity during the off-season, the Sarnia Sting is ready to embark on what many predict could be their most memorable and exciting season ever. The Sting will being their 17th year in the Ontario Hockey League when they play host to the Erie Otters on Friday night. Game [...]

Railcar unloading facility completed near Highway 40/Petrolia Line

Calgary based Provident Energy is said to have completed a distribution facility it says will serve a variety of purposes related to product arriving in the region. Provident's Murray Buchanan is quoted as saying the new $35 million project, will be needed to handle excess butane and propane derived fromt the Marcellus Shale natural gas [...]

Tigers legend arrested by U.S. at Blue Water Bridge, held on outstanding warrant

Former Detroit Tiger pitcher Denny McLain, who in 1968 made history by becoming the first-ever American League pitcher to win both the Cy Young Award and Most Valuable Player for his 31-6 performance, is in the custody of Port Huron Police. McLain was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials after reportedly becoming confused [...] adding to entertainment reporting


There's no question about it: Sarnia-Lambton’s deep well of live performers and many musical attractions have warranted coverage and great journalism. For this reason has added two seasoned entertainment writers to our staff to offer coverage and opinions on live music, festivals and so much more. Travis Roberts and Justin Kase will give [...]

Target says ‘no’ to Sarnia as one of its Zellers transition spots

Target, which in January of this year paid some $1.8 billion for the Zeller's name from Hudson's Bay Company, won't be transitioning the Sarnia store the bullseye brand. Sources have said the local store will continue operating under the Zellers brand through 2012, at which time a decision will be made on its long-term future.

New photo editors will bring keen set of eyes to readers

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Darren and Janet Metcalfe, who run one of the best photography studios in the area (Metcalfe Photography), have joined the staff of Already well-known to site visitors as the photography team behind our Sarnia Sting and Sarnia Legionnaires coverage, the Metcalfes will be contributing regular photo features for, starting with this dramatic shot [...]

Alvinston Indians win league fastball crown

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The Alvinston Indians travelled to Fingal on Thursday evening for the fifth and deciding game of the St. Thomas and District Fastball League final.  Things started well for the Storm when Chris Payne clubbed a 2 run homer in the opening stanza. This came after the Indians left the bases loaded in their half of [...]

‘Voices from Lambton’s Past’: Conversation with Alexander Mackenzie continues . . .


By BOB McCARTHY Last week, we began a visit with Alexander Mackenzie during the last few months of 1878. The second part of this conversation follows. Meeting Alexander Mackenzie – October 1878 (Part two)  “Welcome back, my new friend.  When we last spoke, I had answered a question of yours about politics back in [...]