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‘Volunteer Toll’ program on again this weekend in support of efforts to control drunk driving

Natalie Andrews, who heads the Sarnia-Lambton chapter of MADD—Mothers Against Drunk Driving—is herself a victim of a drunk driving incident.

In a program that began in Sarnia-Lambton and has spread throughout the Mothers Against Drunk Driving network, the annual “Volunteer Toll” program to raise funds for awareness and support toward the issue of drunk driving is being held this weekend. Volunteers from MADD as well as police officers, plus students from Lambton College involved in fire […]

Fairwinds Lodge celebrates Remembrance Day and birthday wishes for 101-year-old resident

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley delivered best wishes to Mary Gardiner on her 101st birthday.

Fairwinds Lodge, an independent living retirement community at 1218 Michigan Ave., was a wonderful place for remembrance on November 11, says Kerry Belliveau, the facility’s community relations director. Many veterans were in full uniform and sharing their war times stories with other residents and family members. A special service was held In the atrium at Fairwinds for […]

Local group takes major step forward in commercialization process for biomass feedstock

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It’s still early days when it comes to the development of a commercial plant capable of turning non-food biomass such as corn stalks and wheat straw into sugars for future processing into chemicals but Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has taken a big step in that direction with a funding announcement this week. BIC’s executive director, Dr. […]

Cogeco cable now offering Tivo-branded PVR system to local customers

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The Sarnia-area’s cable TV provider, Cogeco, has introduced a system that at least a few customers will already be familiar with, the personal video recorder made by Tivo, a U.S. based subscription and hardware-based service. Up until now, the problem with using the Tivo service has been its incompatibility with the high-definition signal used by cable companies such as […]

Sarnia Police seek help in identifying suspect seen on surveillance video

Sarnia Police are seeking the help of the public in identifying what they believe to be a suspect in a break in that occurred at a business in the 100 block of East Street North that occurred October 13 at about 5 a.m. The video can be seen below: Police say the suspect can be seen […]

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 […]