Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

Bluewater Power, IBEW local settle on new contract, averting strike

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Bluewater Power and about 60 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers who work at the utility have come to terms on a new deal, details of which have not yet been disclosed. The workers, which include linemen, labourers, operators and billing and customer service representatives, had been without a contract since April. The […]

Hundreds line up to see former astronaut at airport book signing

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There were hundreds of well-wishers and autograph seekers at a book signing Saturday afternoon featuring Sarnia favourite son and retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. The signing took place at Hangar 1 adjacent to the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport. The line up of those wishing to have their copy of Hadfield’s book of photographs—”You Are Here: Around […]

Thank you . . . thank you very much . . . and BE SAFE tonight!


Bright’s Grove residents Brian and Betty Richardson were heading to Sarnia to hand out candy at their son and daughter-in-law’s home while Mom and Dad went door-to-door with the grandchildren Friday night. But “Elvis” and one of his “teen” fans stopped by for this quick photo before making the trip. Everyone—BE SAFE tonight!

New Sarnia City Council to deal with potential tax hike of nearly 6%

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Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley calls the upcoming City budget one of the toughest he has seen, although he admits he’s made that assessment almost every year in recent history. But this year, City Council has quite a nut to crack in dealing with a nearly 6% total draft tax increase. The current Council will hear an overview […]

Sarnia Police add to charges in Alfred St. fire

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A Sarnia man now faces a second count of attempted murder along with the charges of aggravated assault, arson and flight from police that stem from a fire in a home on Alfred Street October 21. The accused, 38-year-old Peter Kupec, was in custody earlier today waiting for a bail hearing, said Sarnia Police. In […]

Small fire at Imperial Oil extinguished

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A small fire in an electrical substation at Imperial Oil Wednesday had no impact on the overall operation of the site, says a company spokesperson. Jon Harding said the fire, which occurred at about 4:45 p.m., was extinguished quickly. An all-clear was issued at 5:18 p.m., with no injuries reported. Harding said there may be […]

Lambton College opening its doors this Saturday

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Anyone with even a passing interest in what Lambton College has to offer in the way of full-time or part-time studies will find this Saturday’s open house a wise use of their time. The 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event is an ideal way of finding out what it’s like to be a Lambton College […]

Sarnia Police encouraging ‘safe Halloween’ as the big day approaches


Halloween is fast approaching and the Sarnia Police Service is reminding the community that a safe Halloween is a happy Halloween.  Remember these important and practical safety tips : “Trick or Treat” costumes should be light weight, reflective, flame resistant, fitted properly and weather appropriate.   Avoid long costumes that become a tripping hazard.  Do not […]

Sarnia has three new City Council members as Mayor returned easily

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, to almost no one’s surprise, was re-elected Monday with 66% of voters returning him to office. But that wasn’t the real news in the City, where three new City Councillors will begin their four-year term on December 1. Elected for the first time (and gaining the most votes) was Brian White, […]

River City Vineyard and City of Sarnia will face off again tomorrow over homeless shelter

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Ontario’s Court of Appeal will hear arguments Tuesday (October 28) related to the closure of a men’s homeless shelter once operated by River City Vineyard, a church located on Mitton Street in a building once owned by the YMCA. A March 13, 2014 judgment against the operation continuing to operate was appealed by the church, although […]