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Sarnia Police shed light on case of missing coin machine

Sarnia Police now say they have arrested a 23-year-old Sarnia man they believe stole a coin machine from a downtown laundromat last week. The chain of events leading to the discovery began on April 1, when police stopped the man on a bicycle, the main reason being the lack of a light on the bike. [...]

Sarnia Home Show wraps up Sunday

SODA volunteers Sue Morrison-Weir, Victori Morrison (as the SODA bear) and Jean Clark were at the Sarnia Home Show on Saturday.

This weekend’s Sarnia Home Show continues Sunday, wrapping up at 5 p.m. The event is being held at the Clearwater Arena in Sarnia. Among the exhibitors is the Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness group. While the group doesn’t do windows, it is keeping the important issue of communicating those who should be signing up to ensure [...]

THE SHOW: The Music Scene, In The Community, Special Events, Episode #126

Local musicians at The Johnny Warrent Studios

Episode #126 The Music Scene: A visit to the Johnny Warrent Studios in Sarnia with local musicians sharing their passion for music and current projects. In The Community: Julie Jenkins shares “Handbags for Homecare”, an upcoming event in Sarnia to support the VON. Special mentio to Rockridje and many others. More good deeds happening in [...]

Sarnia author wins political writing prize for book on PM

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Paul Wells, a Sarnia native who went to Northern Collegiate and then left to attend Western University (then the University of Western Ontario) before eventually becoming a columnist at Maclean’s magazine, has won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, an award presented by the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Wells, whose father Allen is a [...]

Sting, surprising no one, says it will choose Jakob Chychrun as its first pick

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As widely expected in Ontario Hockey League circles, the Sarnia Sting is using its first overall pick in tomorrow’s OHL draft to nab Jakob Chychrun, an overwhelming standout who is currently part of the Toronto Junior Canadiens line up. The Sting made the announcement at a Friday morning news conference at the RBC Centre. Beginning [...]

Local pharmacist will lead next United Way campaign

Richard Kelch

Pharmacist Richard Kelch will chair the upcoming campaign of the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton, the organization announced Friday. Kelch, who owns and operates Northgate Pharmacy, was born and raised in Sarnia. He and his wife Fiona have two sons. “Richard is an exceptional leader, and we are excited that he will be bringing his skills [...]

Lots of snow puts damper on year-over-year home listings


The Sarnia Lambton Real Estate Board saw more than a 10% drop in March listings compared with the year before, says the organization’s president. Don Guerette said the 11% drop (from 281 to this year’s 250) was mostly due to the extraordinary amount of snow. Houses listed between $100,000 and $200,000 were the biggest seller [...]

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

R5 List View and Nurse Call Console

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 [...]