Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

‘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, […]

Former MP Ken James has died

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Former Sarnia-Lambton Member of Parliament Ken James died this week after a prolonged illness. He was 80. The flag at Sarnia City Hall will be flown at half-mast on Monday (September 29) to honour Mr. James. Ken James was a businessman who later served as federal MP from 1984 to 1993 under the years of Brian […]

Lambton College adding three new programs in fall 2015

Lambton College is adding three new full-time programs to its roster for fall 2015.Starting next September, the college will be offering a three year advanced diploma in Bio-Industrial Engineering Technology, a two year Electromechanical Engineering Technician diploma and a one year Ontario College Certificate in Aboriginal Social Justice.Ranjan Bhattacharya, dean, School of Technology, Energy & Apprenticeship, Lambton College, is […]

Sarnia Police report a busy night on Wednesday with two drug arrests

Sarnia Police say they had a busy night Wednesday (September 24) when it came to illegal drugs. The excitement began about 7 p.m. when officers executed a drug warrant in the 300 block of London Road. As officers approached the home they saw a 23-year-old male named on the warrant leaving the property on a bicycle. He  was arrested […]

Lambton College Foundation’s signature fundraising event on the horizon

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The people of the Lambton College Foundation are raising their glasses in a toast a toast to a major milestone: 10 years of the signature “Corks, Caps & Cuisine” fundraising event that will take place Saturday, October 4. The elegant evening of premium food and drink pairings has raised more than $90,000 over the years to support Lambton College […]

Sarnia Police took part in province-wide sweep of child porn suspects

Sarnia Police say its officers participated in yesterday’s (Wednesday, September 24) province-wide sweep of alleged child pornography sites, working specifically with Chatham-Kent officers in a search warrant and subsequent arrest of a 31-year-old Wallaceburg. That man was charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of making it available. The province-wide […]

Sign commemorating historic wreck that forever changed area navigation is unveiled

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Few people realize that a popular fishing spot along the St. Clair River is actually a salvaged ship wreck that remains a testament to the quick actions of a master pilot boat operator who ended up saving 31 lives including the captain of the Sidney E. Smith, the vessel that collided with a southbound ship before sinking. […]