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MP Pat Davidson reflects on news of colleague Jim Flaherty’s passing

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By PAT DAVIDSON Member of Parliament It is with great sadness that I reflect on the tragic news that Jim Flaherty, Member of Parliament for Whitby, one of the greatest Finance Ministers in the history of Confederation and a long-time friend and colleague of mine in Parliament, has passed away. I will always look back [...]

Sarnia Justice Film Festival features ‘Chasing Ice’ as it wraps up its season

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The Sarnia Justice Film Festival’s 2013–2014 season concludes on Saturday, April 26 with a screening of Chasing Ice, a breathtaking film that explores Earth’s retreating glaciers like never before. In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the [...]

SLEP putting Sarnia-Lambton’s best foot forward at Toronto energy conference

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The general manager of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership will be participating in a panel discussion at an energy conference today. The panel, “Developing the Labour Skills in the Sustainable Energy Economy,” is part of a two-day All-Energy Canada 2014 conference, attended by George Mallay. The event, said Mallay, is a natural fit for Sarnia-Lambton. “Our community [...]

Group pushing for restoration of VIA service meeting this Friday

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A Sarnia-based advocacy group that hopes to reverse what it says are more than $40 million in service reductions implemented since September 2012 is hosting a strategy meeting of the Southwestern Ontario Transportation Alliance this Friday. RAIL—Rail Advocacy in Lambton—was formed in June 2013. Organizers, including RAIL president Jim Houston, say its members include concerned citizens [...]

River City Vineyard will close shelter but plans to appeal Court ruling

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River City Vineyard, the Mitton Street church that operates a men’s shelter that the Superior Court of Justice has said must close, plans to appeal a March 13 ruling that the City of Sarnia’s zoning by-law banning the facility is valid. At the same time, Rev. George Esser, the pastor, said River City will comply [...]

VON and Women in Networking Present Handbags for Homecare

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VON in Partnership with Women in Networking Sarnia will be presenting Handbags for Homecare at the Holiday Inn, Sarnia on Wednesday April 9  from 7-10 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment from local musicians Brett Hendrix, Erica and Sara as well as the St. Clair High School Jazz band. The event will feature a [...]

Sarnia Police investigating spray paint vandalism

Sarnia Police are investigating numerous calls of damage to property in the 300 block of Somerset Crescent. Sometime overnight on Saturday April 5, 2014, several neighbours in the 300 block of Somerset Crescent had vehicles and other property spray painted.  Police have taken eight damage to property reports so far. Several vehicles had been spray [...]

Lambton College hosts seventh annual Empty Bowls event to end hunger

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In an effort to raise awareness of all the empty bowls in the world, Lambton College is once again inviting the community to enjoy a simple meal of bread and soup in a handmade pottery bowl. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Lambton College will host their seventh annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to help end hunger [...]

‘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

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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 [...]