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Sarnia firefighters will get 3% annual pay hike

Sarnia Fire and Rescue

Sarnia City Council, after initially rejecting a new contract deal with 125 firefighters, has said yes to a three-year deal that is already a year old. Firefighters will receive an automatic 3% increase, retroactive to January 1, 2014 (1.5% that took effect on that day, another 1.5% that kicked in July 1, 2014). New Year’s […]

River City Vineyard and City of Sarnia will face off again tomorrow over homeless shelter

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Ontario’s Court of Appeal will hear arguments Tuesday (October 28) related to the closure of a men’s homeless shelter once operated by River City Vineyard, a church located on Mitton Street in a building once owned by the YMCA. A March 13, 2014 judgment against the operation continuing to operate was appealed by the church, although […]

City looking at a Centennial Park remediation price tag higher than estimated

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Getting the first phase of a remediation project for Centennial Park completed by the end of 2014 is going to cost the City of Sarnia about $400,000 more than anticipated. The new price tag, which Sarnia City Council will be asked to approve at its upcoming meeting on Monday (September 29), is about $2.5 million, […]

City staff asking Council to put muzzle on pilot project for leash-free dog park

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It would appear that dogs and baseball aren’t necessarily as compatible as Sarnia City staff and members of Council might first have thought. A proposed pilot project for a park that would feature a Leash Free Zone, approved earlier this year, has run into what Barry LaPlante, the city’s acting director of Parks and Recreation, […]

New sirens to be tested Tuesday during installation

Testing for new sirens north of Wellington Street in Sarnia will be done tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16), outside the normal weekly times testing takes place. The testing will include sirens and public address messages as part of the installation. The City of Sarnia is doing the work with  support from Community Awareness Emergency Response, an […]

The big cut is done as City starts remediation project in Centennial Park

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The cut is done. At least for now. Crews from General Maintenance Services, the local company contracted to cut the grass at Centennial Park, were expected to have finished their $4,000 project by noon Friday, said Bryan Prouse, operations manager for the City. By 8 a.m., workers were nearly ready to start the big mower […]

Kenwick on the Lake plays host to Wednesday night Summer Music Series


The City of Sarnia Parks and Recreation Department is bringing the musical sounds of local talent to Bright’s Grove. The Kenwick on the Lake Summer Music Series runs every other Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. until the end of August. The series officially kicked off on July 16 with Rob Dickson and Friends, and will […]

City agrees to integrate land/building in any deal for Bayside Mall

Sarnia City Council has finally agreed to have any offer to purchase the Bayside Mall, which is currently in receivership, include the land the facility is on. Council met privately (in camera) on Monday during which time it made the decision, which had been urged by the property’s receiver. The argument in favour of an […]

City has filled Clerk and Deputy Clerk positions

Nancy Wright-Laking will become City Clerk at the City of Sarnia on July 28, 2014.

The City of Sarnia has hired two new employees for key administrative posts–city clerk and deputy city clerk–left vacant by the retirement of incumbents. Clerk Brian Knott (who also served as the city’s legal counsel) retired earlier this month; Deputy Clerk Brad Loosley retired in March. Nancy Wright-Laking, currently chief administrative officer/clerk and economic development […]

City of Sarnia has new contract with police officers and civilian employees

Police officers and civilian employees of the Sarnia Police Service will get a retroactive pay increase of 1.5% (from Jan. 1, 2014) and increases of 1.5% every six months beginning July 1. The collective agreement, which covers 109 uniform officers and 70 civilian personnel, was announced Tuesday (June 17) by Mayor Mike Bradley, who also […]