Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

Thinking about helping your kids buy a home? Read this first

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By JULIE JENKINS It’s an exciting time for young couples. They are starting their lives together and are ready to buy a house. Parents are often involved in the process by helping with a down payment either as a gift or as a loan. But, just because you are financially able to help does that [...]

Federal government gives Lambton College just over $500k in grants for several high-tech projects

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The Government of Canada, through Industry Canada’s College and Community Innovation Program, is providing four research projects at Lambton College with a total of $505,000. The projects and funding include: $150,000 for a project involving the development, characterization and optimization of nano-engineered materials for green energy conversion and storage; $150,000 for a water analysis laboratory; [...]

ARTZscape by the Bay deemed a success by organizers

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ARTZscape by the Bay, last weekend’s juried art show and sale, was a success, say its organizers and Pathways Health Centre for Children, the charity that benefits from donations to the free event. This year held at Centennial Park, ARTZscape drew large crowds, thanks to generally good weather (only a bit of rain on Sunday). [...]

Bluewater Power employees ‘Pay it Forward’ for the Inn of the Good Shepherd

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A “Pay it Forward” initiative by employees of Bluewater Power resulted in more than 2,500 items–food, back-to-school supplies and personal hygiene products–delivered to the Inn of the Good Shepherd recently. The Inn of the Good Shepherd receives community donations year round but the volume during the summer months falls off, says Adelle Richards, operations manager. [...]

Sarnia Fire Chief warns of dangers of returning to a home


A recent fire in Sarnia where the resident received burns while trying to extinguish a kitchen grease fire has Sarnia Fire Rescue Services Chief John Kingyen issuing a reminder of the importance of getting out and staying out in the event of a fire. The house fire, which occurred Sunday afternoon (August 17) in a [...]

Afton Park Place residents have a friend in Stacy Petrie

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By LISA BAILEY Afton Park Place is true to its motto of “Where friendships flourish.” It’s also where Stacy Petrie’s heart lives, as she takes on the role of life enrichment manager with the Sarnia long-term care community. “I love the residents — that’s why I was here in the first place,” says Petrie, who [...]

Sarnia Police report 169 calls for service over weekend

The Sarnia Police Service responded to 169 calls for service over the past weekend. Officers also conducted 18 traffic stops for various traffic violations: The 169 calls for service include: 6    -     911 hang-ups 11    -    Alarms 3    -    Break and Enters 7    -    Disturb the Peace 13    -     Noise Complaints 7    -    Thefts 3    -    Motor Vehicle Collisions

Veteran political candidate hopes to head to City Council

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Sarnia resident Brian White, who is becoming increasingly well known in the community, having recently come in second place in the provincial election, will be on the ballot when City voters elect a new Council in October. White, who has run  says the decision to run for local office fits well with his sense of [...]

New private school taking ‘old school’ approach to learning

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Tracy Miller is just days away from realizing her “life’s dream” of starting her own school. The qualified teacher is on a year’s leave from her job with the Lambton Kent Public School Board to do just that and will open Promising Tomorrows Learning Academy in a one-room format with students from junior kindergarten to [...]

Pair accused of killing Noelle Paquette will head to trial without preliminary hearing


Ontario’s Attorney General has signed a direct indictment that will see two people accused of killing Noelle Paquette on New Year’s Day 2013 go direct to trial for first-degree murder rather than face a preliminary hearing for the crime. Michael MacGregor, 20, and Tanya Bogdanovich, 32, have remained in custody since being arrested and charged [...]