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Lambton County issues HEAT ALERT

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A HEAT ALERT has been issued for Lambton County by Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health based on the latest forecast from Environment Canada. Environment Canada has issued a Heat Warning with humidex values of 40 degrees expected to last all day Friday. The alert will remain in effect until tonight when conditions are expected to [...]

Candidates continue to file nomination papers at Sarnia City Hall

With one week left to file their intention to run for office in the October 27 Municipal Election, candidates continue to file nomination papers. Candidates have until September 12 at 2 p.m. to commit. That day is also the last one that allows a candidate to withdraw their name. So far, two candidates—James Joseph Carpento [...]

Expert Aruna Papp to lead local seminar

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Leading Canadian expert Aruna Papp is headed to Sarnia to lead an exclusive seminar, presented by Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton. Papp, an internationally recognized educator and advocate of human rights, will be in town September 11 and 12 at the seminar dubbed “Cultural and Honour Based Violence.” The two day workshop, being held at [...]

Sarnia Sting signs Jake O’Donnell to standard player agreement

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The Sarnia Sting has signed Jake O’Donnell to a standard player agreement with the club. Selected 61st overall in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection, O’Donnell is a two-way defenseman who is very responsible in his own zone, yet has the skill-set to contribute offensively. Last year, O’Donnell recorded 12 points in 31 games with the [...]

Coronation Day Care Nursery will close its doors Nov. 28

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Lambton County Council has voted to close Coronation Day Care Nursery, the Sarnia-based early childhood education facility. The 20-17 recorded vote took place at Wednesday afternoon’s regular County Council meeting. The closure decision will affect 40 full and part-time staff, 38 of whom are members of CUPE Local 2926. The high cost of operations combined [...]

Festival of Good Things ‘on a roll’ with second successful event

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Last weekend’s Festival of Good Things appears to be “on a roll,” with organizers saying the community gathering was just about everything expected. Nathan Colquhoun, who is part of the organizing team, said great music made for great times. Colquhoun singled out Library Voices in particular, the band that was introduced to many new fans. [...]

Passenger who couldn’t keep quiet now faces obstruction charges

Lambton OPP say a passenger who allegedly interfered with an officer who was attempting to speak with a driver now faces charges of obstruction and resisting. The incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Monday (September 1) when the OPP officer, requested by a citizen to investigate a possible driving issue in a Sarnia parking lot, [...]

Picnic in the park made for a perfect day for Trillium Villa residents

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By LISA BAILEY A family picnic in the park makes for a perfect summer day. And that’s what Trillium Villa residents experienced on Aug. 18. “Usually every year we try to do something that we can invite family to,” says Laura Eydt of the Sarnia long-term care community’s life enrichment team. “This is the first [...]

An essay on ‘poor neighbourhoods’ may have us all thinking a little deeper about what it means to be in community

Photo by John Rochon via Flickr.com

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted on Nathan’s blog and is reprinted with permission. The original blog post can be seen here. By NATHAN COLQUHOUN Since about 2006, when I moved back to Sarnia, and having read just enough Claiborne to be naive, I have always intentionally moved into the poorest and roughest area [...]

Sarnia Sting down Saginaw Spirit in 3-2 shootout

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Jordan Kyrou was the hero in the shootout Monday afternoon as the Sarnia Sting began the preseason with a win against the Saginaw Spirit. The Sarnia Sting started the scoring as Ryan Vendramin made it 1-0 midway through the first period, with Kevin Spinozzi and Connor Schlicting picking up the assists. That lead held up [...]