Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

Entire Hadfield family honoured with interpretive sign at Sarnia Airport

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The sign on Sarnia’s Airport is clearly meant to honour one of the City’s favourite sons, but Chris Hadfield’s father–Roger–made it clear that it is the emphasis remains on the family name, one whose heritage lines its runways. In a ceremony attended by a few hundred hardy souls—the weather was typical of a brisk Sunday […]

‘Jason’ arrives early in masked attempted robbery of Sarnia restaurant

Sarnia Police say they are looking for a suspect in an attempted robbery of a fast food restaurant on London Road east of Murphy that occurred Friday (October 3) at just before 11 p.m. The suspect, who is said to have been wearing a “Jason–Friday the 13th” style mask, entered the kitchen of the restaurant, […]

Donation gives children from five local families the power of speech

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Thanks to a generous donation from Harmonize for Speech and the Bluewater Chordsmen, five local families are now able to receive the Augmentative Communication equipment necessary for their children to communicate. The donation was made on behalf of the Bluewater Chordsman by Doug Doull, pictured at left, and Bob Finley, representing Harmonize for Speech. Also […]

Imperial Theatre gets a brand new sign

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Brian Austin Jr., who runs the downtown Sarnia Imperial Theatre, will stay a little warmer during the blustery, windy days that are destined to come round later this year. That’s because the popular venue has a new electronic sign, courtesy of Imperial Oil, who donated the $60,000 the sign cost. The new sign, which is […]

Lambton College aims to support entrepreneurship through ‘The Cube’

Leo Stathakis of the Coffee Lodge.

Call it a burst of adrenaline for the cause of entrepreneurship. Or, of course, you can use the name Lambton College has chosen for its incubator—The Cube. The initiative, which College President Judith Morris unveiled at a colourful and wonderfully noisy event at the school’s cafeteria on Thursday (October 2), is designed to make it […]

Habitat won’t have to pay permit fees on new homes; will be able to negotiate with contractors

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The local branch of Habitat for Humanity, a charitable organization that builds homes for those unlikely to be able to afford them without help, has received a level of support from Sarnia City Council, albeit not the waiving of development charges the charity had asked for a second time this year. The specific example brought […]

‘We dropped the ball,’ says Sarnia Councillor over consultation on pilot dog park issue

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Mike Kelch may have had the sound bite of the evening when it came down to the Clearwater Dog Park, which was to become a pilot project until the actual people who would have been negatively impacted by having canines and baseball catchers together got wind of the idea. “We dropped the ball,” said Kelch […]

Inn of the Good Shepherd prepares for Thanksgiving food drive with Harvest Dinner

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The Inn of the Good Shepherd’s fourth annual Harvest Dinner will be here before you know it. The Wednesday, October 8 event, is being held at the Inn’s 115 John Street building, with two sittings–5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Volunteers will be working on a menu that includes turkey pie casserole, harvest/vegetable soup, juice, fresh rolls, […]

Impending lawsuit over tragic accident has Sarnia mayor urging caution to Council

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Reports of a civil lawsuit falling from the 2013 death of a 10-year-old student at Cathcart Elementary School has Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley urging members of City Council to be cautious. Jillian Keck was killed after she was hit by a 79-year-old driver on January 7, 2013 while in the crosswalk of Cathcart Boulevard and Murphy Road. […]

City looking at a Centennial Park remediation price tag higher than estimated

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Getting the first phase of a remediation project for Centennial Park completed by the end of 2014 is going to cost the City of Sarnia about $400,000 more than anticipated. The new price tag, which Sarnia City Council will be asked to approve at its upcoming meeting on Monday (September 29), is about $2.5 million, […]