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Sarnia holding open house and input session on Centennial Park remediation tonight

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Tonight (Tuesday, April 15) Sarnia city residents will have an opportunity to view options for remediation of Centennial Park, the facility that has been closed due to the discovery of asbestos and other contaminants on the site. The open house and meeting, which will be led by City staff, begins at 6 p.m. in Council [...]

Sarnia Police execute search warrant, arrest four on drug charges

Sarnia Police Vice officers assisted by the Criminal Investigation Division executed a drug warrant Thursday night on Sutton Street, arresting two men in the middle of what was allegedly a drug transaction. A third man, who appeared to be about to inject himself with a syringe, and a female were also at home when police [...]

Sarnia Police urge caution in dealing with ‘shady’ contractors

Sarnia Police Service is investigating a possible fraud involving an out of town paving business. On Monday April 7, 2014 a woman in the eastern part of the city was approached at her residence by a man who said he was from a paving company. The man offered to pave her driveway that very day [...]

Local architect says community ‘deserves more’ from Centennial Park proposal

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By DAVID LAVENDER On Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m., the City will entertain public comments on their remediation plan for Centennial Park.  The current proposal offers an acceptable engineering solution that reshapes the “large portion of the Park” that has been fenced during the past year. Parks are for people.  Parks are the counter-balance [...]

Repeat sexual offender, released in Sarnia, now faces additional charge

Daniel Swarath, a 44-year-old Sarnia man already facing several sex-related charges, was arrested on Wednesday for what Sarnia Police say is a new count of sexual assault that dates back to 1991. Swarath had already served time in a London jail after being convicted of several sexual assaults in October 2010. In March 2014, having [...]

Paramedic students get help from local high schoolers in realistic mock disaster

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Paramedic students from Lambton College got a boost of adrenalin and experience Thursday morning when they participated in a mock disaster at RBC Centre, a scenario that involved a Zamboni driver having had a fatal heart attack and then rupturing a natural gas line. Students from St. Clair High School participated as “victims” in the [...]

SLEP putting Sarnia-Lambton’s best foot forward at Toronto energy conference

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The general manager of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership will be participating in a panel discussion at an energy conference today. The panel, “Developing the Labour Skills in the Sustainable Energy Economy,” is part of a two-day All-Energy Canada 2014 conference, attended by George Mallay. The event, said Mallay, is a natural fit for Sarnia-Lambton. “Our community [...]

Group pushing for restoration of VIA service meeting this Friday

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A Sarnia-based advocacy group that hopes to reverse what it says are more than $40 million in service reductions implemented since September 2012 is hosting a strategy meeting of the Southwestern Ontario Transportation Alliance this Friday. RAIL—Rail Advocacy in Lambton—was formed in June 2013. Organizers, including RAIL president Jim Houston, say its members include concerned citizens [...]

River City Vineyard will close shelter but plans to appeal Court ruling

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River City Vineyard, the Mitton Street church that operates a men’s shelter that the Superior Court of Justice has said must close, plans to appeal a March 13 ruling that the City of Sarnia’s zoning by-law banning the facility is valid. At the same time, Rev. George Esser, the pastor, said River City will comply [...]

Sarnia Police investigating spray paint vandalism

Sarnia Police are investigating numerous calls of damage to property in the 300 block of Somerset Crescent. Sometime overnight on Saturday April 5, 2014, several neighbours in the 300 block of Somerset Crescent had vehicles and other property spray painted.  Police have taken eight damage to property reports so far. Several vehicles had been spray [...]