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Sarnia wants public comments on next steps on Centennial Park before Council meets Dec. 2

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Members of Sarnia City Council are expected to continue their discussion around plans to rehabilitate Centennial Park at their Dec. 2 meeting, but not before hearing what the public thinks of the issue. The city, which has put all documents associated with the report by Golder Associates on the web, has also set up an [...]

Sarnia man, now in jail, accused of threatening mom who wouldn’t give him money

Sarnia Police say a 41-year-old city man, who allegedly stole money from his mother and threatened to kill her when he returned to her apartment, demanding more cash, is in jail facing numerous charges. An arrest was made on Monday (Nov. 18) following the woman’s 911 call for help. She had left the phone off [...]

Imperial Oil plans to close lubricants, specialty products operation, citing viability issues

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Imperial Oil has said it plans to close its small lubricants and specialty products operation in Sarnia, the results of a study it took that showed the operation to be uncompetitive, based on the customer base and viability. About 60 jobs would be affected by the closure, expected to occur during 2014 and 2015, said [...]

Taking pet therapy to another level, residents at Trillium Villa enjoy the experience

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By LISA BAILEY A recent visit by some four-legged friends to Trillium Villa was good for many hearts and souls at the Sarnia long-term care community. “Usually we have pet therapy dogs come in but this was something different,” life enrichment worker Karen Karelsen says, referring to the bonding experience and joy generated by the Sept. [...]

Bradley wants Centennial Park remediation accelerated from suggested timeline

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Faster and less expensive. In a nutshell, that’s what Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is looking for after looking at options for the remediation of Centennial Park to be presented by an environmental consultant. Golder Associates, which has already done extensive testing after the discovery of soil contaminated with asbestos and metals earlier this year, is [...]

New Year’s Eve celebration will include ‘dropping ball’ being fabricated at Alexander Mackenzie

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It may not look like much just now, but students and faculty at Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School are hard at work building what organizers expect will be a sight reminiscent of New York City’s Times Square “dropping ball” come the evening of Dec. 31. Pictured is welding instructor John Dunseith next to the “skeleton” of [...]

Rotary TV Auction set for this Sunday but bidding is online now

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The annual Rotary TV Auction, organized by the Rotary Club of Sarnia and hosted by TVCOGECO in Sarnia, runs this Sunday but organizers say online bidding is now officially open. Bidders can go online to begin bidding ahead of the actual televised auction, which begins at 2 .m. Sunday (Nov. 17) and runs through 9 p.m. [...]

Second sighting of suspicious black truck has heightened attention of police

Sarnia Police say they are investigating a second report of what is being described as a suspicious black truck, operated by a man wearing a ski mask and gloves, seen in at least two neighbourhoods in recent days. The first incident, which occurred on Monday, Nov. 4 between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., was reported [...]

Opening ceremonies for Celebration of Lights on for Friday

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This year’s Celebration of Lights, a community activity that began in 1984 with 650 lights and nine displays, will once again spread its cheer beginning this Friday (Nov. 15) at 7 p.m. sharp, say organizers. In preparation for the switch pulling, the city of Sarnia’s own Christmas tree was put in place on Tuesday (Nov. [...]

Sarnia man faces dozens of domestic-related charges against former girlfriend

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Sarnia Police Service say a 43-year-old city man faces 35 charges related to domestic-related incidents dating back to 2010. Jeffrey Mark Grant, who remains in custody as of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 12), was arrested Nov. 6. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday (Nov. 13) by video, during which time a date will be set [...]