Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

Lots of snow puts damper on year-over-year home listings

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The Sarnia Lambton Real Estate Board saw more than a 10% drop in March listings compared with the year before, says the organization’s president. Don Guerette said the 11% drop (from 281 to this year’s 250) was mostly due to the extraordinary amount of snow. Houses listed between $100,000 and $200,000 were the biggest seller [...]

Local volunteers for Cancer Society pull out the stops in April campaign

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Every three minutes another Canadian will hear the words “You have cancer” for the first time which profoundly alters lives and the Canadian Cancer Society urges Canadians to join with them during  to change cancer forever. Throughout April, volunteers all throughout Lambton County and across Ontario will be working together to raise funds for the [...]

Looking for spring ideas? You’ll want to check out the Sarnia Home Show this weekend

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The annual Sarnia Home Show is this weekend, a sure sign that spring is finally upon us (one can only hope). This year’s event will begin Friday (doors open at 2 p.m.) and run through Sunday. Hours are Friday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to [...]

Sarnia Police deal with three males, allegedly drunk, at fast food restaurant

Sarnia Police Service officers were called to a fast food restaurant on London Road early Thursday morning (April 3) to deal with three drunken males. Staff called police at about 4 a.m., stating that one male was on the service counter yelling and screaming. After being asked to leave and refusing, police arrived but the [...]

‘Refined Fool’ entrepreneurs getting ready to brew up a storm

Three of the owners of Refined Fool, a local craft brewing company, take a break as they set up gear for bottling. From left: Dallas Willms, Brandon Huybers (at rear) and Nathan Colquhoun.

A group of 10 friends, now entrepreneurs, is already busy preparing a variety of craft beers in rented space at 137 Davis Street, from where it will be selling (once the respective licenses have been secured) a variety of local brews. One of the investors in the company—Refined Fool—is Dallas Willms, who serves as one of [...]

Local photographic club doing its part to celebrate city’s 100th birthday at Lawrence House

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The Sarnia Photographic Club, a non-profit group of enthusiasts, is holding an exhibition of members’ works at the Lawrence House this month. The exhibition, titled “Sarnia Century Celebration” coincides with the city’s 100th anniversary, as member Christine Roenspiess explains. The show and sale runs from April 4 (with an opening reception on First Friday from [...]

Woman ‘blows kiss’ at officer who recognizes her from video of theft

A woman who with a male are accused of theft from a Christina Street business on Saturday (March 30) was arrested later in the day after she “blew a kiss” to a Sarnia police officer on patrol in the Vidal Street/Devine Street area. The officer recognized the woman from video footage of the theft and [...]

Sarnia Police report 93 calls for service over weekend

Sarnia Police Service handled 93 calls for service during the last weekend of March. Officers also conducted 22 traffic stops for various traffic infractions. The calls include: 2 – 911 Hang Up Calls 6 – Alarm Calls 13 – Domestic/Family Disputes 10 – Motor Vehicle Collisions 4 – Disturb the Peace

Deadlocked: Meeting on future of SGH with local reps and Health Minister goes nowhere

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If there was any expectation that a meeting between a delegation of Sarnia leaders and officials and the provincial Minister of Health was going to move the community closer to a demolished Sarnia General Hospital, those hopes were dashed on Thursday. Sticking to her contention that the province doesn’t pay for demolition, Health Minister Deb [...]

Harbour now belongs to City of Sarnia

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That was quick. Less than a week after Sarnia City Council concurred with city staff to approve the divestiture of what is officially called the Sarnia Port Facility from the federal government to the municipality, the transfer has taken place. The remaining “stickling point” was a difference of more than $3.5 million between what Transport [...]