Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

Lambton College honours 2014 graduates, largest class in its history

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Lambton College celebrated its 47th Annual Convocation last Saturday at the RBC Centre, honouring the 1,652 students graduating in 2014—the largest number of graduates ever. Nursing alumna and 2012 Premier’s Award recipient Bonnie Kearns addressed the large crowd at this year’s ceremony. Kearns, now a retired nurse who has become one of Canada’s leading disaster response [...]

Senior’s Cruise set to board this coming Monday on Duc D’Orleans II

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It’s a tradition that keeps generating smiles for the many hundreds who hop on board the Duc D’Orleans II Seniors Cruise and this coming Monday, June 23 will be the 36th annual event. The cruise, which is free (donations are accepted), is being organized through SHARE—Sarnia Handicapped Aiming for Rehabilitation and Equality, which will be [...]

SCITS team scans entire collection of past yearbooks as ‘centennial project’

SCITS teacher Caleb Courtney and school librarian Denise McCaffery are two of several who have been involved in a school yearbook scanning project.

As the oldest school in the city, Sarnia Collegiate Institute & Technical School has been a part of Sarnia’s history for over 100 years. The school is now sharing its history by making over 100 years of their yearbooks available online. The oldest known edition goes back to 1902, when Sarnia Collegiate was then on [...]

New agreement will make it easier for Lambton College grads who decide to head west

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Students enrolled in Lambton College’s Power Engineering programs will now have a seamless opportunity to apply for jobs in the province of Alberta thanks to a recently signed agreement between the College and the Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA). The new agreement, the first of its kind between ABSA and an Ontario college, means that [...]

Sarnia Police say yesterday’s Brock St. stand-off ended peacefully with arrest

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Sarnia Police say a lengthy stand-off on Brock Street ended peacefully at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, about 10 and one half hours after it began. Officers had gone to an apartment in the 100 block of Brock at around 10 a.m. that day (June 17), the purpose being to arrest a man on several domestic violence [...]

Bluewater Health Foundation receives $1 million gift from Alix Foundation

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“Truly blessed.” That’s how the executive director of the Bluewater Health Foundation described how a $1-million gift from the Judith & Norman Alix Foundation will impact the ongoing efforts to make Sarnia-Lambton a better place to live. Kathy Alexander, in a ceremony mid-Tuesday afternoon, deferred to Adam Alix, nephew of Judith Alix and his late [...]

City of Sarnia has new contract with police officers and civilian employees

Police officers and civilian employees of the Sarnia Police Service will get a retroactive pay increase of 1.5% (from Jan. 1, 2014) and increases of 1.5% every six months beginning July 1. The collective agreement, which covers 109 uniform officers and 70 civilian personnel, was announced Tuesday (June 17) by Mayor Mike Bradley, who also [...]

CAER to receive Fire Safety award in Toronto this week

A local industry-funded group will receive a Fire Safety Award later this week from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council. Representatives from Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) will receive the award at a ceremony this Thursday (June 19, 2014) in Toronto. The annual Fire Safety Awards recognize outstanding contributions to fire protection and [...]

Sarnia Police report slow Father’s Day weekend

Sarnia Police report a slow Father’s Day weekend with 140 calls for service. Some of the calls include: 2 – 911 Calls 12 – Alarm Calls 4 – Break and Enters 4 – Disturb the Peace 10 – Domestic/Family Disputes 8 – Motor Vehicle Collisions 10 – Noise Complaints

Sarnia Police find drugs, ‘extreme mess’ in home as children removed into care of CAS

Following a drug raid on Thursday (June 12), Sarnia Police had two minors–a 12 year old and 16 year old–taken in the care of the Children’s Aid Society. The raid, which was conducted around 11:30 p.m., resulted in the discovery of Hydromorphone pills and some cash. But the home was in what police said was [...]