Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

Local church adds community garden as part of its outreach

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Lighthouse Community Church, which has weekend services on Saturday evening and Sunday morning from its building at Parker St. and Nelson in Sarnia, is embracing the community garden concept in partnership with One Tomato, an organization that was initially launched to encourage people to plant, grow and eat more vegetables, giving their extras to local food [...]

Sarnia to seek public input on official plan, with emphasis on future of Modeland Road

The City of Sarnia is looking for public input on its draft official plan, scheduling a staff-led community consultation meeting for June 18. The two-hour meeting will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the St. Anne’s Elementary School gymnasium. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. The City is seeking comment regarding the future [...]

Community minded philanthropist Norman Alix passes away

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A man whose family name has become synonymous with philanthropy in recent years died on Sunday. Norman Alix was 75. He leaves his wife, Judith Alix along with children and grandchildren. Prominent among the donations the Alix family made was a $1.5 million gift to the new art gallery—which was subsequently named the Judith and [...]

Monthly musings from Mayor Mike

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My cynical friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, Bob, has narrowed his choices for the Provincial Election down to “No, No Way, and Never.” ==== Toronto Councillor Doug Ford, brother of Mayor Rob Ford and allegedly the smarter Ford brother, (which is sort of like getting top billing in the movie Dumb and Dumber) ranted about a group [...]

Bluewater Health puts the spotlight on stroke as it highlights path to prevention


Increasing evidence indicates that lifestyle modifications can reduce the risk of stroke, dementia and heart disease. During Stroke Month in June, the Sarnia-Lambton District Stroke Centre wants you to know that your risk factors for stroke, dementia and heart disease can be reduced by exercising, eating right, challenging your brain and staying social. “Stroke, dementia [...]

Research Bridges gives a glimpse into the future of technology

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It’s a collaborative world we live in. Western University, through the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park, is doing its part to help students better understand how connections strengthen collaborative research between industry and academia. The opportunity is the Research Bridges, a collaborative symposium now in its fifth year. Last Friday, a panel of judges from the [...]

International trips an enriching experience for art teacher and his students

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For 24 years, Ian McLean has been teaching Sarnia students the fundamentals of art, all but one of those at Northern Collegiate. But about eight years ago, he began to take his students beyond the classroom, on a series of field trips that have continued since. While every semester McLean heads off with students to [...]

Sarnia Police respond to 169 calls for service over weekend

Sarnia Police responded to 169 calls for service over this past weekend. Officers also conducted 14 traffic stops for various traffic violations. The calls for service include: 5 – 911 Hang Up Calls 10 – Alarm Calls 10 – Disturb the Peace 16 – Domestic/Family Disputes 7 – Motor Vehicle Collisions 6 – Noise Complaints [...]

Sarnia looking at adjusted development charges

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Sarnia City Council is being asked on Monday (June 9) to approve a recommendation by staff that would see residential developmental charges—which are passed along to buyers of new homes—increase by 1.1 to 1.3% beginning July 13. The fees, which would be earmarked for capital projects related to infrastructure needs, would be linked to future [...]

Sarnia Council being asked to approve new schedule for arena management plan

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It would appear those who want the City of Sarnia to take a more cautious approach to the planned divestiture of a second ice pad at the RBC Centre may get their way. Sarnia City Council is being asked to approve a revised “next steps” plan that would set a new deadline of January 2015 [...]