Posts Tagged ‘sarnia news’

United Way campaign still running strong with Locally Lambton dinner set for Saturday

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  By DAVE BROWN Executive Director, United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The United Way campaign has reached just over $1,400,000, or 73% of the 2014 objective of $1.92 million. Suncor employees added much of the boost this week with a highly successful employee campaign.  Combined with the events, corporate donation, and employee pledges, the Suncor campaign […]

Victim of Saturday’s explosion/fire dies in London

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A man who was critically injured in an explosion and subsequent fire at the Scott Road facility of Veolia ES Industrial Service has died of his injuries. The man, who is not being identified by Sarnia Police, had been airlifted to London on Saturday. Earlier reports of a second person being sent to London on Sunday are […]

Five injured, one critically, in explosion at local Veolia facility

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A Saturday afternoon fire and explosion at Veolia’s Scott Road facility has sent five people, one with injuries described as critical to hospital. The critically injured individual was airlifted by ambulance to London. All others were transported to Bluewater Health. Sarnia Fire Rescue Services, Sarnia Police Services, Lambton Emergency Medical Services and Lambton OPP were on […]

Work on Centennial Park well underway

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Workers from London, Ont.-based contractor Bre-Ex Construction have begun a $2.5-million first phase remediation of Centennial Park, an operation that City of Sarnia official says should be ready for tobogganers by mid-December. The north berm is being made about 10 feet taller as topsoil is moved from the contaminated surface of the park. A geo-textile […]

Local MP issues statement to constituents after Ottawa tragedy

Sarnia-Lambton Member of Parliament Pat Davidson reached out to her constituents Thursday in the aftermath of Wednesday’s shooting in the nation’s capital that left one soldier dead and the perpetrator shot by a security officer. Davidson also referred to an early shooting in Quebec in her message, the full text of which follows: “This past week, Canadians have […]

Sarnia Police say they are continuing to investigate fire, expect more charges to be laid

Sarnia Police say they are continuing to investigate a fire that occurred Tuesday at a home in the 100 block of Alfred Street. A 38-year-old Sarnia man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, arson and fleeing police but Sarnia Police say additional charges are expected. They are asking anyone with information […]

Clara Hughes sharing her story tonight at ‘Going the Distance’ gala

Clara Hughes, centre, was welcomed to Bluewater Health on Thursday by Kathy Alexander, executive director of the Bluewater Health Foundation, and Susan Denomy, CEO of Bluewater Health.

She’s perhaps Canada’s best-known and most-celebrated Olympian. But Clara Hughes will be mostly “just herself” tonight when she shares her story, one that includes the challenges related to mental illness, all in support of programs at Bluewater Health related to issues like she herself has faced in life. Hughes, who was at Bluewater Health in […]

Sarnia Police say woman arrested for intoxication faces charges of assault

Sarnia Police say a 23-year-old City woman has been charged with breach of probation and two counts of assaulting a police officer in an incident that occurred Tuesday (October 21) just before 8 p.m. Officers were called to the 200 block of Queen Street On Tuesday October 21, 2014 just before 8:00 p.m. in response […]

‘Adopt-a-Bathroom’ initiative at Afton Park Place has positive impact on residents

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By LISA BAILEY Smiles and conversations have been brimming amongst a group of Afton Park Place residents as their tree of life creation adorns one of the newly decorated bathrooms in the home.That excitement and joy is one of the outcomes that staff member Gen Scholten was hoping for when she and colleagues Laurie Lynch […]

St. Patrick’s citizenship class witnesses new Canadian ceremony

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Nearly two dozen immigrants entered the large gym at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School Tuesday morning and left as new Canadians. The gym, which was converted into a citizenship court at 10 a.m., had grade 10 students viewing the ceremony, said Blake Morrison, who teaches civics at St. Patrick’s. “St. Patrick’s High School is honoured […]