Posts Tagged ‘city of sarnia’

Deadlocked: Meeting on future of SGH with local reps and Health Minister goes nowhere

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If there was any expectation that a meeting between a delegation of Sarnia leaders and officials and the provincial Minister of Health was going to move the community closer to a demolished Sarnia General Hospital, those hopes were dashed on Thursday. Sticking to her contention that the province doesn’t pay for demolition, Health Minister Deb [...]

Court rules against River City Vineyard’s continued operation of men’s homeless shelter

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Failing a decision to appeal, the operation of a church-sponsored homeless shelter must close down no later than June 15 of this year, according to a judgment released by the Ontario Court of Justice on Thursday (March 13). River City Vineyard, which is located on Mitton St. N., had appealed a decision by the City [...]

City decision to wait on harbour divestiture turns out to be good move

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A continuation of the federal government’s harbour divestiture program, widely expected prior to Tuesday’s budget announcement, makes a decision by Sarnia City Council last week look prescient. The government has put another two years and $33 million into the program, giving Sarnia at least a few more months to negotiate a better deal. Sarnia Mayor [...]

Sarnia Mayor presents end of year ‘Honours List’

The Mayor’s Honour List was established by the late Mayor Marceil Saddy in 1981 to honour citizens and groups in the community or surrounding area who have been instrumental in improving the quality of life or making a significant contribution to the City of Sarnia and Lambton County. In announcing this year’s list, Mayor Mike [...]

Mayor Mike reflects on events, accomplishments that ‘made a city’

Bridge Bash 2012 is slated to happen July 6-7 at the Bluewater Bridge in Point Edward

By MIKE BRADLEY Mayor, City of Sarnia In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis1.1. After the withdrawal of massive glaciers, the First Nations lived in this place now called Sarnia for 11,000 years in an unrecognizable landscape that evolved into sand dunes, marshy swamps and the creation of Lake Huron and [...]

Sarnia looking for public input as it gets down to the wire on possible harbour divestiture

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It’s beginning to look like a trend—and a positive one as far as involving the citizenry is concerned. The city of Sarnia is once again actively looking for public input before major decisions are made, this time through an open house that seeks opinion on the possibility of transferring ownership of the now-federal harbour. The [...]

Mike Bradley marks his quarter century, reflecting on changes seen

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By MIKE BRADLEY Mayor, City of Sarnia This column, with apologies to Astronaut Chris Hadfield, was going to be called A Mayor’s Guide to Life on Earth to mark the anniversary of serving 25 years as Mayor on December 2nd. Recognized quickly that that title was defining myself (again) by the Office, not as a [...]

3rd annual Sports and Recreation Summit is on the calendar for mid-November

The City of Sarnia Parks and Recreation Department in association with Lambton College and Tourism Sarnia-Lambton is hosting the 3rd Annual Sports and Recreation Summit on November 16, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – noon at the Lambton Inn Conference Centre, 1485 London Line, Sarnia. The Sports and Recreation Summit is open to all involved in [...]

Sarnia’s Canada Day celebrations will rock Canatara Park

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What earlier in the year might have been a “centralization” of Canada Day activities at Centennial Park now seems a distant thought. As it is, the temporary closure of Centennial now makes Canatara Park even more strategic as far as great gatherings like Canada Day go. So here’s what’s in store for Canada’s birthday on [...]

Meeting today could shed light on future of Centennial Park activities this summer

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City representatives plan on meeting with the Ministry of the Environment and the county’s Medical Officer of Health following test results that showed asbestos and lead contamination in soil at Centennial Park, testing that has prompted the city to lose the park at least temporarily. Today’s meeting (Friday) is expected to produce a “going forward” [...]