Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

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

gord downie

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 [...]

Bluewater Beach Fest continues on Sunday

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Visitors to Canatara Park this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24) are in for a treat as Bluewater Beach Fest continues through Sunday evening. Among the features is an opportunity to rent one of the stand-up paddle boards available from Paddle Culture Inc. Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest-outdoor activities for the water [...]

Sarnia Police caution bike owners after rash of thefts

There have been a rash of bike thefts over the past month and Sarnia Police are cautioning bike owners to keep their two-wheelers securely locked and, if possible, out of view. Police say they are investigating the issue in an attempt to deter the thefts and determine who the suspects may be. Last night (Thursday, [...]

Get ready to enjoy Bluewater Beach Fest this weekend!

sand scultptors

It’s Bluewater Beach Fest time in Sarnia-Lambton. The inaugural event, which will take place at Canatara Park tomorrow (Saturday, August 23) and Sunday (August 24) is being organized by Ashley Tanguay of Memorable Moments, an event planning company located on Front Street. Hours for both days are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tanguay has put [...]

Economic Partnership gets nearly $250k in provincial funding to examine potential for new businesses

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The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership has received $248,450 in funding from Employment Ontario that will be used to examine the potential for job creation, skills training, and local economic and community development. The project will look specifically at Social Enterprise as a development model for new and different businesses. The funding will be provided through a Labour [...]

SLEP has video positioning area as energy cluster

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The Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership has produced a video—posted to YouTube—that it hopes will help position the area as an energy cluster. “Sarnia Lambton Ontario Canada is THE place for energy,” says the announcer in the first few seconds of the video, which can be seen here: Several local companies are credited with playing a [...]

‘Fly a kite’ initiative aims to bring awareness to issue of suicide

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Sharon Berry-Ross and her colleagues at the Sarnia Lambton Suicide Prevention Committee are determined to do what they can to raise awareness and education while promoting suicide prevention initiatives. In an effort to do just that, they’re hosting an evening to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. Organizers are encouraging those who [...]

Afton Park Place residents enjoy their ‘Around the World’ food adventure

poutine lunch

By LISA BAILEY A little taste of Canada awaited Afton Park Place residents in July as the home continued its Around the World program. Canada was a natural choice for the month of July since the country celebrates its birthday every July 1. “We were thinking of something for Canadian food and we came up with [...]