Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

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


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 [...]

‘Shred It’ event coming to Wal-Mart parking lot later this month

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Sarnia Police, in partnership with Shred It and Wal-Mart, is hosting their annual “Shred It” event on Saturday April 26, 2014. The event, which is being held in the Wal-Mart parking lot (1444 Quinn Drive), will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring their personal and confidential documents and paperwork for [...]

Local restoration work on Golden Hawk continues, with front section now done

The front section of fuselage as it is being wheeled from workshop to a storage facility at Sarnia's Chris Hadfield airport. Photo courtesy COPA Flight 7

Work on the first and most challenging section of the Sarnia F-86 Sabre Golden Hawk has been completed. The front section of the fuselage, damaged from 40 years of exposure to the elements and damage caused by wildlife incursion and nesting, is fully repaired, primed and now in storage. Three other sections, the rear tail [...]

Sarnia Police shed light on case of missing coin machine

Sarnia Police now say they have arrested a 23-year-old Sarnia man they believe stole a coin machine from a downtown laundromat last week. The chain of events leading to the discovery began on April 1, when police stopped the man on a bicycle, the main reason being the lack of a light on the bike. [...]

Sarnia author wins political writing prize for book on PM

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Paul Wells, a Sarnia native who went to Northern Collegiate and then left to attend Western University (then the University of Western Ontario) before eventually becoming a columnist at Maclean’s magazine, has won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, an award presented by the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Wells, whose father Allen is a [...]