Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

Blue Flag at Canatara Beach is testament to ‘clean beach’ commitment

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Wednesday’s unfurling of a coveted “Blue Flag” at Canatara Beach is a testament to the commitment and hard work of several people, including those at the City of Sarnia’s Parks and Recreation department who worked hard to achieve a high standard of beach cleanliness and quality. Brett Tryon, program manager for Environmental Defence, which runs [...]

Fire officials issue cautionary note for home fireworks displays


Sarnia Fire Rescue Service is recommending that members of the public opt to attend public fireworks displays hosted by a community. “If you still choose to have a family fireworks or an informal neighbourhood display, check with your local fire department about regulations regarding fireworks and any city by-laws related to fireworks,” said Tom Marshall, [...]

Sarnia Council extends deadline for RBC-2 ice rink negotiations

Sarnia City Council has extended its June 30 2014 deadline for completing negotiations with Lambton College on the divestiture of RBC-2, the second ice pad associated with the RBC Centre. Staff at the City will use the time (and money granted by Council) to complete a structural assessment of the property, which was asked for [...]

Seniors delight in Duc D’Orleans II cruise

Photo courtesy David Burrows.

Hundreds of seniors from around the area found themselves being “royally treated” at the annual Seniors’ Cruise on the Duc D’Orleans II today (Monday). Organizers from SHARE–Sarnia Handicapped Aiming for Rehabilitation and Equality–along with many, many volunteers, were on hand to create an experience to be remembered. All deserve a big THANK YOU. The Seniors’ [...]

‘Xeriscaping’ becomes more popular as alternative to traditional landscaping


By JULIE JENKINS Xeriscaping is becoming more popular for various reasons. Many people are too busy to take care of their lawn and we are being encouraged to eliminate the use of fertilizers and weed killers and also to use less water. Many seniors are staying in their homes longer but are not able to [...]

Sarnia Police arrest man accused of shoplifting at Quinn Drive business

A routine shoplifting call on Thursday (June 19) ended with 16 charges being laid. Sarnia Police, responding to a business on Quinn Drive, arrested a 23-year-old Sarnia man who they say was on two separate probation orders and also out on bail with conditions, including not having drug paraphernalia and to reside at a certain [...]

Lambton College honours 2014 graduates, largest class in its history


Lambton College celebrated its 47th Annual Convocation last Saturday at the RBC Centre, honouring the 1,652 students graduating in 2014—the largest number of graduates ever. Nursing alumna and 2012 Premier’s Award recipient Bonnie Kearns addressed the large crowd at this year’s ceremony. Kearns, now a retired nurse who has become one of Canada’s leading disaster response [...]

Senior’s Cruise set to board this coming Monday on Duc D’Orleans II

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It’s a tradition that keeps generating smiles for the many hundreds who hop on board the Duc D’Orleans II Seniors Cruise and this coming Monday, June 23 will be the 36th annual event. The cruise, which is free (donations are accepted), is being organized through SHARE—Sarnia Handicapped Aiming for Rehabilitation and Equality, which will be [...]

SCITS team scans entire collection of past yearbooks as ‘centennial project’

SCITS teacher Caleb Courtney and school librarian Denise McCaffery are two of several who have been involved in a school yearbook scanning project.

As the oldest school in the city, Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School has been a part of Sarnia’s history for over 100 years. The school is now sharing its history by making over 100 years of their yearbooks available online. The oldest known edition goes back to 1902, when Sarnia Collegiate was then on [...]

New agreement will make it easier for Lambton College grads who decide to head west

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Students enrolled in Lambton College’s Power Engineering programs will now have a seamless opportunity to apply for jobs in the province of Alberta thanks to a recently signed agreement between the College and the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA). The new agreement, the first of its kind between ABSA and an Ontario college, means that [...]