Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Lambton County representatives support expansion of ‘made in Canada’ approach to resource development

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Lambton County Warden Todd Case says the second-tier level of government is in full support of a Federation of Canadian Municipalities endorsement of a resolution supporting Canada’s energy value chain. The resolution, which was overwhelmingly supported at last week’s meeting of the FCM in Vancouver, encourages the federal government to develop national policies that could, […]

Hey Ocean! makes tour stop at Paddy Flaherty’s


By Alison Grant They are described as Canada’s best up-and-coming band and now they are making a grand appearance right here in Sarnia. tonight (October 13) Hey Ocean!, a young, self-formed band from Vancouver, is playing a gig at Paddy Flaherty’s. The group, with a talent for combining various music styles to form a blend of […]

OPINION: Rights and freedoms shouldn’t be up to government

By MATT McEACHRAN Happy 30th Birthday Charter of Rights and Freedoms!  Ah the Charter,  Pierre Trudeau’s crowning achievement.   Enshrining our rights into the constitution helped Canada forge a new national identity and an international reputation as being a people without discrimination.  The Charter is the best thing that ever happened to our rights and freedoms […]

Don’t forget: It’s time to ‘spring forward’ again for Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time on March 11, 2012

Tonight, while most of us are sleeping, time will “spring forward.” At 2 a.m. tomorrow morning, Sunday, Mar. 11, we’ll set our clocks forward one hour – losing an hour of sleep – for daylight savings time. Though we used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and fall back on last Sunday […]

YMCAs in Canada Launch 2012 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

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YMCAs in Canada have launched the 2012 YMCA Strong Kids campaign, with a goal of raising more than $10 million to eliminate the financial barriers that many in Canada are facing. The national campaign will involve all 44 YMCAs and 8 YMCA-YWCAs across Canada. Money raised will give children, teens and young adults in local […]

Sarnia already refines tar sands oil, proponents advocate increasing production with existing infrastructure


Sarnia is already refining tar sands oil with some operations being expanded and new ideas being put on the table despite the recent decision of U.S. President Barrack Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project two weeks ago. The Keystone XL pipeline, which was designed to transport tar sands oil from northern Alberta to […]

Canadian Coast Guard Golden Jubilee celebrations have begun, 50 years of service in the spotlight

Coast Guard 50th Anniversary Kick-Off

This month marks 50 years since Canadian Prime Minister Diefenbaker created the Canadian Coast Guard, charging the agency to ensure the safety of the nation's waterways by offering dedicated search and rescue services, maintaining Arctic sovereignty, and responding to technical advances and increasing vessel traffic. Those familiar red and white hulls have rightly become part […]

Matt McEachran: Why does Canada insist on exporting death?

OPINION: By MATT McEACHRAN Just a few days ago, the House of Commons voted on whether to ban the use and export of asbestos. Ironically, this vote was exactly one month after a walk against asbestos, held here in Sarnia-Lambton.  People from as far as Halifax, Utah and Banff came to brave what felt like […]

‘Meet the Neighbours, Shop in the U.S.’

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OPINION by MATT McEACHRAN Cross border shopping is back with a vengeance. So many people are shopping south these days; neighbours greet each other while in line at U.S. customs; you bump into friends you haven’t seen in years in the aisle at Sam’s Club; discussion of amazing bargains is becoming regular conversation around the water […]

Blue Water Bridge traffic conditions now on Twitter


Traffic conditions in both directions on the Blue Water Bridge are now available on Twitter. “Tweets” will be sent from “bluewaterbridge” and will be updated as traffic conditions change. Bridge users will also be notified of any emergency situations such as traffic accidents that will affect travel across either span, according to a news release issued […]