Posts Tagged ‘Sarnia-Lambton’

‘Fly a kite’ initiative aims to bring awareness to issue of suicide

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Sharon Berry-Ross and her colleagues at the Sarnia Lambton Suicide Prevention Committee are determined to do what they can to raise awareness and education while promoting suicide prevention initiatives. In an effort to do just that, they’re hosting an evening to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. Organizers are encouraging those who [...]

Putting a shine on Sarnia-Lambton

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The Greenbelt committee of the Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce is inviting civic-minded businesses to “Put a Shine on Sarnia-Lambton” through a contest it is holding. Deadline for the initiative is this Friday, July 11. An online application form can be seen here. The initiative is intended to recognize curb appeal and first impressions of [...]

Sarnia-Lambton to host World U17 tournament this November

At left, Karen Phibbs, vice chair of Hockey Canada, makes the announcement of Sarnia-Lambton winning a bid to host the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Also pictured is Vicky Praill, special events and group marketing coordinator at Tourism Sarnia-Lambton.

Sarnia-Lambton has won its bid to host the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, to be held this November 2-8 in Sarnia and Lambton Shores. The official announcement was made Friday morning at the RBC Centre by Hockey Canada vice chair Karen Phibbs. Representatives from Tourism Sarnia-Lambton and what are now members of the organizing committee [...]

Physician recruiters welcome new doctor who will take over existing practice

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When Dr. Kathy Wakely retires at the end of July, her existing patients will no longer have to worry that they’ll be left with out a family physician. Dr. Jacob Abraham, along with his wife Shoba, had initially planned to purchase a clinic in Kingston, but have now decided to make Sarnia-Lambton their home. “They [...]

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 [...]