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Federal government gives Lambton College just over $500k in grants for several high-tech projects

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The Government of Canada, through Industry Canada’s College and Community Innovation Program, is providing four research projects at Lambton College with a total of $505,000. The projects and funding include: $150,000 for a project involving the development, characterization and optimization of nano-engineered materials for green energy conversion and storage; $150,000 for a water analysis laboratory; [...]

‘The First Canadian’ depicted in book by local author

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Canada’s longest serving prime-minister is the focus in The First Canadian, William Lyon Mackenzie King 1874-1950, a book by former local teacher and administrator Allen R. Wells. Wells, who has called Sarnia home for fifty years, hopes the book will shed a new perspective on the former Liberal prime minister. The book outlines King’s actions [...]

ARTZscape by the Bay deemed a success by organizers

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ARTZscape by the Bay, last weekend’s juried art show and sale, was a success, say its organizers and Pathways Health Centre for Children, the charity that benefits from donations to the free event. This year held at Centennial Park, ARTZscape drew large crowds, thanks to generally good weather (only a bit of rain on Sunday). [...]

8-ball Summer fun league week #8

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The 8-ball summer fun league nearing it’s end for this season. Fall league will begin in October. Interested players should contact Paul Maedel at 519-333-9990. Here are the stats for week #8 SARNIA SUMMER SINGLES 8 BALL FUN LEAGUE IND. STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 8 AUG 12/14     NAME HOME BAR G.P. W L G.T. [...]

Bluewater Power employees ‘Pay it Forward’ for the Inn of the Good Shepherd

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A “Pay it Forward” initiative by employees of Bluewater Power resulted in more than 2,500 items–food, back-to-school supplies and personal hygiene products–delivered to the Inn of the Good Shepherd recently. The Inn of the Good Shepherd receives community donations year round but the volume during the summer months falls off, says Adelle Richards, operations manager. [...]

Sarnia Fire Chief warns of dangers of returning to a home


A recent fire in Sarnia where the resident received burns while trying to extinguish a kitchen grease fire has Sarnia Fire Rescue Services Chief John Kingyen issuing a reminder of the importance of getting out and staying out in the event of a fire. The house fire, which occurred Sunday afternoon (August 17) in a [...]

Afton Park Place residents have a friend in Stacy Petrie

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By LISA BAILEY Afton Park Place is true to its motto of “Where friendships flourish.” It’s also where Stacy Petrie’s heart lives, as she takes on the role of life enrichment manager with the Sarnia long-term care community. “I love the residents — that’s why I was here in the first place,” says Petrie, who [...]

Sarnia native wins North American Ironman


Sarnia was well represented over the weekend in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, in the North American Ironman Championship. Sarnia native Sara Gross overcame adversity to claim the title on Sunday while Wes Harding, while not winning, did beat his personal best. With her win, Gross secured her spot at Kona, the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii this [...]

Household Hazardous mobile drop-off will visit Forest


The popular Household Hazardous Waste Days, co-sponsored by the County of Lambton Public Works Department and Clean Harbors Canada Inc., will be changing locations in August and will offer Lambton County residents an opportunity to dispose household hazardous waste at no cost. The one-day only Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Saturday, August [...]

Sarnia Police report 169 calls for service over weekend

The Sarnia Police Service responded to 169 calls for service over the past weekend. Officers also conducted 18 traffic stops for various traffic violations: The 169 calls for service include: 6    -     911 hang-ups 11    -    Alarms 3    -    Break and Enters 7    -    Disturb the Peace 13    -     Noise Complaints 7    -    Thefts 3    -    Motor Vehicle Collisions