Posts Tagged ‘city of sarnia’

City extends fenced area in Centennial Park after report citing high levels of lead

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The city of Sarnia is taking what it calls “precautionary measures” after results of environmental testing on soil in Centennial Park revealed high levels of lead in the soil. City manager Lloyd Fennell says the city is increasing existing fenced areas to include the beach. A day after the latest announcement, dated May 1, the [...]

Smiling might not help but turning on lights this Friday night will as Chris Hadfield snaps pic of Sarnia-Lambton

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  On Friday, February 8, 2013, Sarnia native son Chris Hadfield will be overhead in space and is looking to take photographs of Sarnia from his somewhat unique vantage point. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Sarnia to be recognized nationally and internationally," writes Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley.  The photos from space are scheduled to [...]

Sport & Recreation Summit to explore funding possibilities for the area

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  Once again the City of Sarnia, Lambton College and Tourism Sarnia Lambton are hosting a Sport & Recreation Summit on November 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the Lambton College INN Conference Centre, 1485 London Line, Sarnia. Representatives from all sports and recreation organizations are invited to attend. This year’s Sport Summit topics will include [...]

Input session planned by company writing transportation blueprint for Sarnia

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The firm hired to develop a Transportation Master Plan and Public Transit Master Plan for the city of Sarnia will be hosting a public information session on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Sarnia Arena. The session, which will run from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., is intended to gather public input, according to Don Drackley, the [...]

Enbridge test water treatment deal could net Sarnia more than $1m

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  An agreement to handle pre-treated hydrostatic test water that the operator of a high-pressure petroleum pipeline made earlier this year with the city of Sarnia will bring in at least $1 million and as much as $1.3 million, depending on the volume of water Enbridge Pipelines Inc. delivers to the municipal treatment plant. Under [...]

OPINION: City and River City need to ‘make nice’ over homeless shelter

OPINION: By J.D. BOOTH Publisher/Editor At Monday evening's regular Sarnia City Council meeting, members of council decided to go along with legal advice that essentially said the city must uphold its right to refuse rezoning of what is known as the Harbour Inn, operated as a homeless shelter by River City Vineyard Church on [...]

City taking a careful look before moving to enforce zoning at River City homeless shelter

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While the city of Sarnia refused to grant a zoning change that would have given the homeless shelter being operated by the River City Vineyard Church on Mitton a green light to continue, Mayor Mike Bradley says the municipality is taking a careful look at the implications of enforcement. Bradley told reporters at his briefing [...]

Question to ponder: How important is safety?

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The Smart Centres plaza in Sarnia on Quinn Drive, which boasts retail giants Wal-Mart, Michael's and PetSmart to name just a few, is probably the most frequented, traversed shopping centre in the city. That said, it's only reasonable to expect that when it comes to public safety, every available measure and contingency was taken during [...]

City to get its first glimpse Monday of what centennial chair Liz Kenny is thinking

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Sarnia City Council will get a chance (at its 3:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall Monday) to see what Liz Kenny has been up to. The chair of the Sarnia Centennial Celebration Committee, who was appointed September 9 will speak to Sarnia City Council about how the work before her is shaping up. The regular business [...]

Loan paid off for facade improvements on downtown building

A $20,000 loan that was issued under the Sarnia Downtown Building and Facade Improvement Loan Program has been paid in full, says the city's director of planning and building. Kim Bresee is asking Sarnia City Council to authorize staff to discharge the mortgage, which is for a property at 180 Christina Street North. There will [...]