Posts Tagged ‘Sarnia-Lambton’

Local MP passes on warning on fraudulent communications

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This week in Ottawa, Sarnia-Lambton’s Member of Parliament received important information from the Canada Revenue Agency concerning the increasing use of fraudulent communications targeting Canadians. Pat Davidson issued a media release to alert area residents. “The purpose of these fraudulent communications is to steal personal information and conduct other forms of data theft, including the [...]

Sarnia Gives reaching out for deeper youth engagement on volunteerism

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For the past two years Sarnia Gives has joined volunteer centres across the province in the ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge, the goal of which is to get youth involved in their communities and volunteer at least three hours during the campaign. “This year, Sarnia Gives doesn’t just want to get youth engaged in the [...]

Bailey’s private member’s bill to create tax credit for food donations becomes law

It’s rare that a private member’s bill makes it to a vote in a legislature—provincial or federal—but Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey has beat the odds with an effort that will become law on Wednesday with Royal Assent. Under the legislation, the Local Food Act 2013, farmers who donate surplus crops will receive a tax credit [...]

Local advocacy group hosting screening of film detailing crumbling state of railway system

Rail Advocacy in Lambton executive committee at VIA (Tunnel) Station.

A local group organized to encourage a reversal of what it says is the decline of the Canadian railway system is hosting a local screening of a film it hopes will help its cause. Rail Advocacy in Lambton (RAIL) says the $41.6 million in service reductions that were implemented in September 2012—resulting in train cancellations, [...]

Upcoming conference this Saturday will focus on new strategies for transitioning teens

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Parents of children who’ve spent their short lives so far dealing with developmental or physical disabilities have always had that nagging thought in the back of their minds: “What will happen next?” That “next” question could be when the parents themselves are unable to provide the support needed or simply when the children “transition” into [...]

United Way campaign at 60% of target with book sale coming this Thursday

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director, United Way of Sarnia-Lambton While we reflect on this Thanksgiving weekend, many of us are thankful for so much. The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton is thankful for the nearly 3,000 donors to date, as well as the hundreds of volunteers who have helped move us up the virtual thermometer to [...]

Upcoming event to help in identifying access to local food

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County of Lambton residents are invited to connect with public officials, community leaders, and food system stakeholders at the Food Connections: Building a Sustainable, Local Food System event, Saturday October 19 at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. The FREE event, sponsored by the Sarnia-Lambton Food Coalition and Healthy Living Lambton, Healthy Communities Partnership, will [...]

Tomorrow is ‘Day of Caring’ in Support of United Way

Imperial Oil employees Bill, Dave and Jeff, spent last year's Day of Caring helping an elderly widow in St. Clair Township. Photo courtesy United Way of Sarnia-Lambton.

The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton’s 20th Annual “Day of Caring” (Tuesday, Sept. 17) marks the official kick off to the 2013 United Way fundraising campaign. This tradition in Sarnia-Lambton will see approximately 230 volunteers donating their time, supplies and an abundance of caring power to assist individuals and non-profit organizations at 43 job sites throughout Lambton [...]

Now’s the time to look around your house—are you ready for fall and beyond?

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By JULIE JENKINS As we enjoy the last few days of summer and our thoughts turn to fall it’s a great time to think about how the changing seasons affect your home. Protect what is probably your biggest invest by getting into the habit of checking your home at the start of each season using [...]

Gen Y sustainability group plans ‘recycling 80s’ movie nights


BSI Gen Y is kicking off its first annual outdoor movie festival with this year’s theme “Recycling the 80s”. The festival aims to educate the public about sustainability and promote community interaction. There will be live music, games, food, an e-waste collection and of course, a classic 80s movie under the stars. The festival begins [...]