Posts Tagged ‘city of sarnia’

Sarnia to seek public input on official plan, with emphasis on future of Modeland Road

The City of Sarnia is looking for public input on its draft official plan, scheduling a staff-led community consultation meeting for June 18. The two-hour meeting will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the St. Anne’s Elementary School gymnasium. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. The City is seeking comment regarding the future […]

River City Vineyard is appealing court’s decision to force closure of men’s shelter

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River City Vineyard, the Sarnia church that has been ordered to shut down its men’s homeless shelter as a result of a lawsuit filed by the City of Sarnia, is appealing the ruling of a Superior Court judge, citing what it says are errors and a failure to recognize its rights under the Charter of […]

Lambton College makes pitch for taking over second ice surface at RBC Centre


Make no mistake: Lambton College will be developing a new student fitness centre, almost certainly on its main campus. What remains to be decided is where exactly that facility will be located and whether it is a newly constructed building or one that “repurposes” what is now an existing second ice surface at the adjacent […]

Local architect says community ‘deserves more’ from Centennial Park proposal

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By DAVID LAVENDER On Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m., the City will entertain public comments on their remediation plan for Centennial Park.  The current proposal offers an acceptable engineering solution that reshapes the “large portion of the Park” that has been fenced during the past year. Parks are for people.  Parks are the counter-balance […]

River City Vineyard will close shelter but plans to appeal Court ruling

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River City Vineyard, the Mitton Street church that operates a men’s shelter that the Superior Court of Justice has said must close, plans to appeal a March 13 ruling that the City of Sarnia’s zoning by-law banning the facility is valid. At the same time, Rev. George Esser, the pastor, said River City will comply […]

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 […]