Posts Tagged ‘city of sarnia’

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 [...]

Sarnia Police have busy weekend

Sarnia Police say they were kept very busy between Friday July 15 at 5 PM up to Monday morning, July 18, 2011, responding to more than 200 calls for service in that time period. The biggest category was liquor related, where there were 27 calls for service. Police said they responded to nine property related [...]

City waives tipping fees for storm debris at compost site

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As a result of the wind damage incurred to many Sarnia properties from the storm last Saturday, the city has decided to waive the tipping fee for large sized and quantity of brush, including tree limbs, delivered by residential property owners only to the Compost Site on St. Andrew Street. The fee will be waived up [...]

City gets free WiFi during business hours

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The city of Sarnia has added WiFi to the services it provides to the public, at least during an extended business hour window of 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. In making the announcement ahead of Monday's regular city council meeting, Manager Lloyd Fennell attached a new public wireless policy that absolves the [...]

Prescription drug abuse remains problem in city, say police

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Sgt. John Pearce, who heads the Sarnia Police Service Vice Squad of five members, told the Police Service Board Thursday that misuse of prescription painkiller drugs remains a significant problem, notably because of the "entrepreneurial opportunity" that exists between the cost of the a drug like Oxycontin and their street value. Police so far this [...]

Patience the key as Confederation Street construction project begins

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A $1.1 million construction project on Confederation Street, between Murphy and Modeland Roads has begun. The County will implement land reductions over the span of the eight-week project that will see a number of improvements including recycling the existing pavement and placement of new asphalt surface, as well as a new left-turn lane at Finch [...]

The new ‘Google Search’ series . . .

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GOOGLE SEARCH HAS CHANGED… extra – extra: read and watch all about it HERE Read it here in the next 3  "How To" Articles – Video Tutorials – A Live Presentation   Google Search has changed and for the better. The new way to search is so easy and so accurate you just won’t believe the [...]

Sarnia Police report ‘brazen’ break and enter

Sarnia Police say they were called to a residence in the 800 block of Charlesworth Drive Wednesday, June 16 to investigate a daytime break and enter that occurred sometime between noon and 3 p.m. Police say someone entered the unlocked back door of the residence while the homeowner was in the front yard gardening. Missing [...]

City staff get answers on ‘non-disclosure’ terms for harbour talks with Transport Canada

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In response to a request by Sarnia City Council for details on the terms of any future non-disclosure agreement the Mayor and Clerk may be asked to sign before negotiating a takeover of Sarnia Harbour, the city's Director of Economic Development and Corporate Planning is recommending that Council proceed with the negotiations. Peter Hungerford, in [...]

City says it will refurbish Harry Turnbull Park, one of Canada’s oldest skateboard facilities

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While plans for a proposed new city skatepark near the Clearwater Arena await possible future funding, the city of Sarnia has decided to refurbish the existing Harry Turnbull, although City Council extensively debated the issue at its meeting on Monday. In the end, council went with staf recommendations, which includes spending $3,000 for a landscape [...]