Posts Tagged ‘city of sarnia’

City’s latest cut from slots at Hiawatha is nearly $400,000


Provincial revenue from slot machines at Sarnia's Hiawatha Horse Park is up fractionally from the same period last year. For the period between July and September 2011, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation says the city's cut was $396,027; up just over $1,300 from the same period last year.   The slots have now garnered […]

City staff recommend denying permanent status for River City Vineyard’s homeless shelter

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A rezoning application from Sarnia's River City Vineyard church to make permanent a temporary men's homeless shelter is unlikely to get a warm reception from city council if the city's director of planning and building has his way. Kim Bresee, in a report to Mayor Mike Bradley and members of council, said evidence from a […]

Liz Kenny to head city’s centennial celebrations

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Liz Kenny has a new job, albeit a volunteer position. She has been appointed to the position of Centennial Celebration Chair today. (Friday, September 9)   Kenny, who has vast experience with Bluewater Health Foundation and one of its forerunners, St. Joseph's Foundation, Lambton College and the Northgate Business Improvement Association, will begin her job […]

Sarnia helps with Northern Ontario forest fire situation


The City of Sarnia is making its presence known in evacuation programs for those displaced by the Northern Ontario forest fire situation. The city has provided one of our four trailers of cots, blankets, and pillows for the Town of Dorchester (near London) that is using its Community Centre for evacuees. “We have the capacity […]

City Council votes to put brakes on plan to sell former hospital ‘as is’

No city asset may be more visibly significant and potentially fraught with complications than land that occupies a former hospital. Just ask Windsor, which is still dealing with its closed Hotel Dieu-Grace Hospital after plans to develop the site fell through. In the case of Sarnia, which is dealing with issues around the now-closed Sarnia […]

City to buy rubber-tired wheel loader

The city of Sarnia is buying a rubber-tired wheel loader at a bid price of $158,122.03, which was the lowest bid submitted. The vehicle will be purchased from Nortrax Canada, which was the lowest bidder in a range of bids that were as high as $187,071.50, which was still lower than the $190,000 budgeted by […]

City adding plastic containers to list of ‘approved’ items to be recycled

A request from City Council for a list of items that could be recycled has resulted in the city adding several materials to the program, including all plastic containers coded 3 to 7. The city will still not recycle foam containers or plastic bags. An expansion of Entropex last year resulted in the ability for […]

City will partner with Sarnia Braves for work on Erroll Russell Dugout project

The city of Sarnia is kicking in $25,000 from its Planning Reserve Fund to partner with the Sarnia Braves Baseball Club for the completion of work at the Errol Russell Park. The Braves, who received $81,100 to upgrade Blackwell and Errol Russell Park from the Trillium Foundation, have completed most of the work on Errol […]

Henderson Builders awarded lowest cost tender for watermain construction

The city of Sarnia has awarded Henderson Builders a $506,409.33 tender for the construction of watermain construction on McGregor Road to Dugan Street. The next highest bidder was Clarke Drainage Construction, which said it would charge $628,034.74 for the work. Murray Mills Excavating came in with a proposed charge of $974,797.32 for the work.

City approves minor rezoning of subdivision as developer opts for single-family only

Sarnia City Council has approved a minor rezoning of the Rapids Parkway Developments Inc. property that will see reduced lot size single family dwellings on a cul-de-sac originally planned to have condominiums. The property being rezoned is at the northwest corner of The Rapids Parkway and Sandpiper Drive. City of Sarnia staff told council that […]