Posts Tagged ‘Sarnia-Lambton’

Indiefest organizers reaching out to local businesses for additional sponsors to help support planned summer festival


Sarnia’s newest concert series featuring independent artists from across the nation – Indiefest 2013 – set to culminate with a one-day outdoor festival in August is shaping up to become one of the region’s most hotly anticipated events of the summer. With that, an endeavor and effort of this scale with the inherent propensity of [...]

Bailey says he’ll continue to oppose new fees for Ontario Trades College

Bailey Signs Trades Tax Pledge

  The addition of what the government is calling a "membership fee" for tradespeople is nothing more than "another layer of government bureaucracy." Says Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey, who on Wednesday signed a local "Stop the Trades Tax" pledge at a visit to General Maintenance Services in Sarnia. Bailey pledged his support for opposition to [...]

Steps for Life walk to support injury prevention awareness set for May 4

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Organizers of the Steps for Life 5K walk, scheduled for May 4 at Dow People Place/Centennial Park, hope the annual fundraising event will continue raising awareness about injury prevention and to help families who have been affected by workplace tragedy. Team registration for the walk is available online at Early bird  The fee for [...]

Future Western University engineers compete for prizes in Capstone competition

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  Sixty-two students from Western University’s Chemical and Biochemical Engineering department were in Sarnia on Friday, presenting their final design projects to a panel of judges from the local industry at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.  The annual Capstone Design Competition provides graduating students of the Chemical, Biochemical and Green Engineering programs an opportunity to [...]

Lambton College students send donated shoes to needy in El Salvador


  A mountain of shoes may look odd to most, but Lambton College students know that these shoes mean much more. Students from Lambton College’s Fire and Public Safety Centre of Excellence collected and donated shoes to help individuals without a pair of shoes to call their own. The students collected and donated shoes during the [...]

Dining in the Dark event in support of local CNIB could open your eyes

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In what organizers are calling "a truly unique event" on the Sarnia calendar, the local chapter of CNIB is holding a "Dining in the Dark" fundraiser at the Dante Club, Friday, April 5, 2013. "This is an evening that will challenge your culinary senses," notes Phil Egan, a CNIB volunteer. "Exploring and experiencing a new [...]

Empty Bowls fundraiser aims to help stop hunger in Sarnia-Lambton

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  Come to the ballroom at Lambton College Inn on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, to fill your bowl and help stop hunger in the Sarnia-Lambton community. All are invited to attend Lambton College’s Ceramic Department’s 6th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, where a simple meal of gourmet soup, donated by local restaurants, and bread will be served [...]

Local Summer Company program opens its doors to applicants


The Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton, with funding provided through the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, is doing its part in helping to raise a new generation of entrepreneurs through its Summer Company program. There are seven positions available for funding and applications, which are due May 17, are on a first-come, first-served [...]

Crime Stoppers highlighting concerns during Fraud Prevention Month

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Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers officials are reminding potential victims of fraud that "if it sounds too good to be true, it likely is." With March being Fraud Prevention Month, that message is a timely one. Installing up-to-date security software on computers and smartphones is one step. The CARP website, crediting, lists 10 steps to help [...]

Crime Stoppers says local drug problem at root of most area property crime

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  The folks running the Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers program are highlighting this week what they call a "gigantic" issue—the abuse of prescription drugs in the community. The problem is at the root of almost every property crime in the area, according to Crime Stoppers. Steps to avoid being part of the issue include: –keep prescription [...]