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‘Shred It’ event coming to Wal-Mart parking lot later this month

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Sarnia Police, in partnership with Shred It and Wal-Mart, is hosting their annual “Shred It” event on Saturday April 26, 2014. The event, which is being held in the Wal-Mart parking lot (1444 Quinn Drive), will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring their personal and confidential documents and paperwork for [...]

Bluewater Health Foundation says it has raised entire $2.8 million for MRI


Bluewater Health’s new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine is now completely paid for, says the Bluewater Health Foundation. Since commissioning the new MRI, about 12,000 scans have been completed, including 400 pediatric scans that weren’t possible with the older technology. “We are grateful to all who were involved,” said Ernie Wong, campaign chair. “The community responded to [...]

Local restoration work on Golden Hawk continues, with front section now done

The front section of fuselage as it is being wheeled from workshop to a storage facility at Sarnia's Chris Hadfield airport. Photo courtesy COPA Flight 7

Work on the first and most challenging section of the Sarnia F-86 Sabre Golden Hawk has been completed. The front section of the fuselage, damaged from 40 years of exposure to the elements and damage caused by wildlife incursion and nesting, is fully repaired, primed and now in storage. Three other sections, the rear tail [...]

Sarnia Police shed light on case of missing coin machine

Sarnia Police now say they have arrested a 23-year-old Sarnia man they believe stole a coin machine from a downtown laundromat last week. The chain of events leading to the discovery began on April 1, when police stopped the man on a bicycle, the main reason being the lack of a light on the bike. [...]

Sarnia Home Show wraps up Sunday

SODA volunteers Sue Morrison-Weir, Victori Morrison (as the SODA bear) and Jean Clark were at the Sarnia Home Show on Saturday.

This weekend’s Sarnia Home Show continues Sunday, wrapping up at 5 p.m. The event is being held at the Clearwater Arena in Sarnia. Among the exhibitors is the Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness group. While the group doesn’t do windows, it is keeping the important issue of communicating those who should be signing up to ensure [...]

THE SHOW: The Music Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #126

Local musicians at The Johnny Warrent Studios

Episode #126 The Music Scene: A visit to the Johnny Warrent Studios in Sarnia with local musicians sharing their passion for music and current projects. In The Community: Julie Jenkins shares “Handbags for Homecare”, an upcoming event in Sarnia to support the VON. Special mentio to Rockridje and many others. More good deeds happening in [...]

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 [...]