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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 [...]

Tundra swans now frequently seen as part of annual migration

This year's tundra swan viewers have included Betty Richardson, left, and Janet Wilkins, who braved the chilly weather on Saturday.

The “Return of the Tundra Swans,” although somewhat delayed this year due to abnormally cold weather, is well underway, with daily reports appearing on the Lambton County Libraries, Museums and Galleries website. Several hundred birds, who are on their way north, typically rest in the Old Thedford Bog, near Grand Bend. The birds seen in [...]

‘Refined Fool’ entrepreneurs getting ready to brew up a storm

Three of the owners of Refined Fool, a local craft brewing company, take a break as they set up gear for bottling. From left: Dallas Willms, Brandon Huybers (at rear) and Nathan Colquhoun.

A group of 10 friends, now entrepreneurs, is already busy preparing a variety of craft beers in rented space at 137 Davis Street, from where it will be selling (once the respective licenses have been secured) a variety of local brews. One of the investors in the company—Refined Fool—is Dallas Willms, who serves as one of [...]

Local photographic club doing its part to celebrate city’s 100th birthday at Lawrence House

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The Sarnia Photographic Club, a non-profit group of enthusiasts, is holding an exhibition of members’ works at the Lawrence House this month. The exhibition, titled “Sarnia Century Celebration” coincides with the city’s 100th anniversary, as member Christine Roenspiess explains. The show and sale runs from April 4 (with an opening reception on First Friday from [...]

Just the beginning . . .

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In one of the first “warmer than freezing” days in what seems like six months or more, ice has started moving down the St. Clair River. This video was shot on Sunday, March 30, 2014: