Posts Tagged ‘city of sarnia’

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?

Smart Centers shopping complex parking lot in Sarnia

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 […]

City wants vehicles with expired plates off its property

City of Sarnia Council will be asked to approve an amendment to its parking by-law to include vehicles that have expired license plates from parking on city roads or property. A set $30 fine woud apply if the Council approves the measure and the Ministry of the Attorney General okays it.

Rooming house zoning appeal is dismissed by OMB

An appeal made to the Ontario Municipal Board following the turning down of a re-zoning request last June was dismissed by the Chair of the hearing when arguments were made Wednesday, says Sarnia's City Clerk and Solicitor Brian Knott. The OMB appeal, made by proponent Madhu Baker, who is a sales representative for Royal LePage […]

Sport & Recreation Summit to discuss economic impact of sport in area

The City of Sarnia in association with Lambton College and Tourism Sarnia/Lambton is hosting a Sport & Recreation Summit on December 10, 2011 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Lambton Inn, 1485 London Line, Sarnia. All people involved in sports and recreation organization are invited to attend. Topics such as the economic impact of sport […]

Chamber calls for a Strategic Approach to City Budget

The Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce congratulates City Council on its leadership in service delivery discussions, attention to fiscal management and control. As well as the diligent review of the current budget and capital budget each year lowering expense to or slightly below the rate of inflation. “We applaud the City’s efforts on the budget […]

River City Vineyard appealing city’s refusal on rezoning to OMB


River City Vineyard church is appealing a Sarnia City Council refusal to rezone the property it owns at Mitton St. N. and Essex for the purpose of a men's shelter. The decision to appeal effectively means that the shelter will remain open to those seeking shelter other than that provided (but with some restrictions, says […]