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Sustainability Conference

A free half-day conference will be held in Sarnia on April 24 to highlight the work being done in Sarnia-Lambton to make it a more sustainable community. Copies of the 2014 Community Snapshot will be available. The conference is from 7:30 a.m.
Tanker truck load of oil pulled from Canatara Park

Tanker truck load of oil pulled from Canatara Park

So much oil is trying to enter Lake Chipican from a leaking landfill site that city hall wants to train staff for a new job description – oil field roustabout.
Sculptures on loan still hanging around

Sculptures on loan still hanging around

Seven pieces of outdoor street art arrived in Sarnia’s in 2010, sparking an outburst of praise and derision from would-be art critics. The sculptures were part of a two-year loan from the Sauve Art Foundation of Michigan.

Tree clearing leaves Point Edward stumped

Residents have been asking what happened to a waterfront woodlot in Point Edward. Stumps are all that remain of the acreage between the Blue Water Bridge and Point Edward Casino.

Sarnia booster has ‘positively positive’ outlook

If the City of Sarnia had a cheerleading squad Michele Dionne would be its captain. The mother of three, businesswoman and driving force behind SarniaRocks is a relentlessly upbeat person, and enthusiastic booster of the city.

Open house for Dick Kirkland

An open house will be held in honour of long time former Mayor Dick Kirkland who stepped down in November for health reasons. Kirkland’s political career spanned more than 50 years, including three terms as mayor.

Five concerts in support of Noelle’s Gift

The third act in a five-part winter concert series in support of Noelle’s Gift is ready to take the stage. The four-man band Rumblefish brings its own brand of classic rock and new country to Stoke’s Bay on March 14.

Feds pony up for Sarnia plant

A fledgling Sarnia industry hit a significant milestone when it secured a $10 million interest free loan recently from Agriculture Canada. BioAmber will use the money to help complete construction of its succinic acid plant at Lanxess.
Border vehicle tracking raises privacy concerns

Border vehicle tracking raises privacy concerns

A border monitoring system coming to Sarnia that will detect passing vehicles with Bluetooth technology raises serious questions about government surveillance, a privacy advocate warns.
People from coast to coast want Joe the cat

People from coast to coast want Joe the cat

Bruce Ritchie was hoping to adopt the little cat he found by the side of the road with 17 pellet shots to the head. But it turns out Joe – named by animal shelter staff – is terrified of dogs and Ritchie has a dog.