Representatives of the Sarnia Horticultural Society were at Germain Park on Friday to formally announce the receipt of a 150th Birthday Canada Celebration Garden package containing 500 “Red Impression” and 500 “White Hakuun” bulbs, now planted at the Golden Hawk monument.
One lucky ticket buyer for this year’s Dream Home Lottery at Bluewater Health Foundation will have a chance to share in a prizeboard valued at $576,132.73 but anyone can take a look at the home, now open for viewing at 404 Rodriguez Dr.
The external lawyer hired by the City of Sarnia to investigate Mayor Mike Bradley’s alleged harassment and bullying of staff members has taken “full responsibility” for failing to advise Bradley of a City Council decision to restrict his access to City Hall to normal business hours.
Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness (SODA), a group that began its work in creating awareness some 22 years ago, recently celebrated its milestone by cutting the ribbon on the completed Garden of Life within the Shell Healing Garden at Bluewater Health in Sarnia/ The garden honours organ and tissue donors and recipients, even as SODA continues to offer support and financial assistance to organ and tissue recipients and those on waiting lists and to leave a positive mark on the community.
Ingrid Willemsen, owner with her husband Will of Sunripe, a “fresh, really fresh” purveyor of meat, vegetables and fruit in Sarnia and London, has been honoured as one of Canada’s “Star Women” by Canadian Grocer.
Sarnia’s Acting City Manager has issued a “clarification” of comments referred to in a “Letter to the People of Sarnia” issued by Mayor Mike Bradley following the release of a report that asserts the Mayor bullied four members of City staff, including the current City Manager.
Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley has been singled out by an investigator hired by the City’s external legal counsel as someone who “engaged in a course of vexatious comments and conduct which created a poisoned work environment.” As a result of the report and two subsequent closed door meetings, City Council has directed staff to take immediate steps “to promote a safe work environment,” said Andre Morin, who is acting city manager.
The 11th annual Race to Erase charity event, held last Saturday (September 24) raised almost $34,000 for the various charities supported by individual teams, says organizer and founder Rich Bouchard.
Week one of the 2016 United Way of Sarnia-Lambton campaign is now in the books.
When I was mulling over this week’s column, the word “kindness” kept coming to mind.