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Planning request for using church as funeral chapel is tabled until mid-December

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A request by the prospective owner of a church property to operate a satellite office of a Forest-based funeral home has been tabled until concerns over parking and lighting are addressed. Gilpin Funeral Home, which has plans to purchase what is currently a church owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses on Errol Road West, would, if […]

Grieving mom and sister-in-law seeking help for suicide prevention drop-in centre

Derek Bauer's sister-in-law Sarah Ingles (left) and his mother, Teresa Ingles, have set up a foundation to help prevent suicides like that of Derek Bauer that occurred in August.

When Teresa Ingles lost her 17-year-old son Deker Bauer to suicide in August, it was obviously a heart-breaking situation. But she and Deker sister-in-law, Sarah Ingles, are determined not to let his death and the circumstances surrounding it go unnoticed or unanswered. One big step in that direction is the formation of a foundation in his name—the Deker Bauer […]

Rotary TV Auction set to air this upcoming Sunday, online bidding available now

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Members of the Rotary Club of Sarnia are once again hard at work as they prepare for their annual TV Auction, which will be aired this upcoming Sunday (November 16) on TVCOGECO Sarnia Cable 6 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. But bidders for the dozens of products and services online now can register and bid […]

Local sexual assault survivors’ centre receiving $172.5k to help improve access to services

Federal funding for a project designed to improve services to victims of sexual assault and abuse was announced Monday. Pictured from left: Pat Davidson, local MP for Sarnia-Lambton; Caiti Barendregt-Brown, program coordinator; Michelle Batty, executive director of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre Sarnia-Lambton; and Dr. Kelli Leitch, federal minister for Status of Women.

The federal government has approved a grant of $172,500, money that will be used to improve community services to victims of sexual violence in the area. The funding announced Monday morning by Dr. Kellie Leitch, who serves as both Minister of Status of Women and Minister of Labour, will flow through the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre […]

Stolen vehicle pulls up to stop sign, alert officer takes notice and makes arrest

Sometimes you just get lucky. So it appears was the case when a vehicle pulled up to a stop sign this past Sunday (November 9) and was noticed by the officer who just the previous day had received a report of the Jeep Wrangler being stolen. The officer pulled up beside the Jeep and saw […]

Sarnia Police report light weekend with only 129 calls for service

Sarnia Police report a quiet weekend responding to 129 calls for service. Sarnia Police also conducted nine traffic stops for various traffic violations. The 129 calls include: 10 – 911 Hang-up Calls 2 – Alarm Calls 2 – Break and Enters 10 – Disturb the Peace Calls 14 – Domestic/Family Disputes 12 – Motor Vehicle Collisions […]

United Way campaign nears 80% of goal with wave of employee campaigns


The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton campaign has really begun the second wave of employee campaigns this week. Lambton College had a wonderful breakfast kickoff with several campaign canvassers and department heads at the Lambton College Residence and Convention Centre. I was pleased to join Judith Morris and Margaret Dragan and the canvassers on Friday and all […]

Boy Scouts plant 102 trees of remembrance in honour of Sarnia’s WWI war dead

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There are now 102 new trees in Sarnia’s Heritage Park, thanks to local Boy Scouts who planted the trees Saturday in honour of soldiers from Sarnia who were killed in World War One. Among the dignitaries who attended the ceremony were Mayor Mike Bradley and local MPP Bob Bailey. The trees were planted to form […]

Sarnia Sting fall 2-0 to Niagara IceDogs

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By DAVE BORODY ST. CATHARINES – The Sarnia Sting dropped a 2-0 decision to the Niagara IceDogs, Saturday night in front of 3,983 fans at the recently opened Meridian Centre. After winning their opening two games on a five game road trip, the Sting dropped three in a row. It leaves them with a 6-9-1-1 […]

WorleyParsons donates $3k to Alix Art Gallery

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Staff at the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery celebrated a $3,000 donation from WorleyParsons as part of the First Friday festivities at the gallery. The capital funds from the local engineering firm enable the gallery to offer programs such as my kulturBOT, which was launched as part of the First Friday event. The “robotic art critic” […]