Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

It’s back to ‘business as usual’ at Bluewater Health after chiller malfunction

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Bluewater Health has recovered from its ailing chiller, with operating rooms that were affected by the malfunction that occurred earlier this week now at full capacity as early as today (Friday, August 29). A hospital spokesperson said that while some operating rooms had remained closed on Thursday (August 28), all surgeries that were cancelled as [...]

Keeping treasured memories from disappearing is her passion

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Laura Greaves is putting the doctorate in history she earned from the University of Waterloo to work in an unusual, if not unique, way. While the Sarnia “transplant” (her mother is from the area) wrote her thesis on camps set up after World War II to house displaced persons, Greaves is using her research expertise [...]

ALS ‘bucket challenge’ is on with local uniformed first responders

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Several Sarnia Police constables and Sarnia Fire Rescue firefighters have taken up the “Ice Bucket Challenge” in support of ALS research, a phenomenon that’s trending lately. The officers subsequently invited their colleagues to participate in the challenge. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that [...]

Sarnia Police seeking public’s help in identifying hit and run vehicle

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Sarnia Police are asking for the public’s assistance in their search for a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run collision on Monday night (August 25) that left a 38-year-old cyclist with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The victim, a 38-year-old Sarnia man, is still recovering in hospital. Police say the vehicle that hit him is [...]

Inn of the Good Shepherd and McDonald’s partnering for ‘Loonies for Lunches’ program

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McDonald’s Restaurants in Sarnia are teaming up with the Inn of the Good Shepherd and Blackburn Radio in an effort to raise funds for the “Loonies for Lunches” back-to-school food drive, the ninth year for the campaign. Funds raised will be donated to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. As much as $6,000 in a [...]

Chiller problems at Bluewater Health result in some surgery cancellations

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A malfunctioning valve in one of two chiller units responsible for cooling the Bluewater Health facility in Sarnia is being blamed for some issues, including some surgery cancellations and leaking in some areas of the Norman Street building. Four patient rooms and a storage room in the operating room were affected. A spokesperson for the [...]

Sarnia Police investigating hit and run collision involving cyclist

Sarnia Police are investigating a collision that occurred Monday just after 11:00 p.m. and involved a cyclist. The cyclist was travelling south on Russell Street when he was struck by a dark coloured motor vehicle travelling east on Bright Street. The cyclist was transported to Bluewater Health with non-life threatening injuries. The driver failed to stop [...]

‘Festival of Good Things’ returns this weekend with free activities and ticketed evening concert

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With the success of the inaugural Festival of Good Things under their belt, organizers are set to go big with expanded programming and a ticketed evening show featuring Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie in what is being billed as “Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun.” The second edition of Festival of Good [...]

NOVA donates $25k to help YMCA provide Leadership training to Aboriginal youth

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NOVA Chemicals has stepped up to support the YMCA through a $25,000 donation to the organization’s work with Aboriginal youth. The donation was formally made at a presentation on Tuesday morning by Rob Thompson, the company’s regional operations leader, who along with several students and colleagues were at the YMCA’s Leadership Challenge Centre. “We are [...]

Heat warning issued for Tuesday

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In just a few months, we may be complaining about the cold. But in the meantime, Environment Canada has issued a heat warming for the area, starting Tuesday. Expect a hot, humid airmass to affect the area, with humidity making the temperature feel like 40 degrees C. That sweltering effect is likely to ease on [...]