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A new model for resident care to be big part of seniors complex

Pam Wright A senior housing complex approved for south Sarnia will use a non-traditional approach called the “butterfly care” concept for residents with dementia. Construction of the Overture on Devine is expected to begin early next year on the site of the former Devine Street School. The $41-million project will house 260 residents and employ… Read more »

Teen’s 3D printing business can produce just about anything

Cathy Dobson Seventeen-year-old Jared Waller has a unique opportunity to do something he loves while running his own business this summer. Waller is one of three high school students in Sarnia approved to operate their own companies, assisted by the Ontario government’s Summer Company Program and facilitated by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership. They each receive… Read more »

Some residents see red over changes coming to blue box program

Cathy Dobson Vicki Reeve is concerned Sarnia’s large senior population was ignored when city council approved a new recycling contract last week. “If our goal is to keep seniors in their homes, why would we have one day for garbage collection and a different day for recycling?” asked the retired home-care worker. “I’ve talked to… Read more »

College students hosting special day camp

Students in Lambton College’s developmental services worker program are hosting their 3rd annual day camp for individuals with developmental disabilities, on Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free camp allows campers aged five to seniors participate in activities such as water balloon volleyball, pool noodle javelin, flamingo golfing, face painting, arts and… Read more »

Mobile Market back on the road

The ‘Mobile Market’ is back on the road, bringing fresh produce directly to people struggling to make ends meet. The market arrives with local vegetables and useful health information, free of charge, at 14 locations in Sarnia-Lambton each week. It’s expected to deliver 5,000 pounds of produce to about 900 people each week. The Inn… Read more »

Sarnia mother falls victim to “grandparent scam”

A Sarnia mother was taken for $8,000 when victimized in a recent telephone scam. Sarnia Police say the woman was called by someone pretending to be a lawyer representing her son. She was told her son had caused a vehicle collision while impaired that left a young person injured. The “lawyer” claimed the son needed… Read more »

Old warbird

It may look like a toy airplane in a child’s toy box, but this Second World War B-25 bomber was the star attraction at Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport recently. Called ‘Maid in the Shade,’ the 74-year-old aircraft is part of the Flying Legends of Victory Tour. It was available for tours and was the focal… Read more »

MP upset by pending closure of Sarnia’s RCMP detachment

The RCMP is closing its Sarnia detachment, ending a federal policing presence in the city that began in 1920. The Mounties are responsible for federal issues including organized crime, human trafficking and national security. The move, first reported by the Petrolia Independent, caught local officials by surprise, including Sarnia-Lambton MP Marilyn Gladu. She said she… Read more »