Vrolyk to play varsity volleyball at McMaster

Sarnia multi-sport athlete Paige Vrolyk is headed to Hamilton this fall to play volleyball for McMaster University. The St. Patrick’s High School student led the Fighting Irish to the Lambton-Kent finals this year, after winning an OFSAA bronze in long jump in 2017. She has also been named most valuable player at Sarnia’s Twin Bridges… Read more »

Day program expanded at long-term care homes

Lambton County has received $50,000 to expand its enrichment day programs at Marshall Gowland Manor in Sarnia and Meadowview Villa in Petrolia. The money from the Local Health Integration Network will allow for an extra day of programming each week, expanding it at Marshall Gowland to include Saturdays. Day programs include physical and cognitive activities… Read more »

Feds announce funding for Sarnia airport

Ottawa has providing some cash for upgrades at Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport. The $584,000 announced last week will be used to add new asphalt to a runway and part of the main apron, as well as the installation of more and better airfield guidance signs. The city’s airport is an important regional hub for residents… Read more »

Headed to provincials

The Mooretown Lady Flags Novice “C” team earned their ticket to the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association Provincial Championships April 5-7, following a 2-1 victory over the Sarnia Lady Sting at the Moore Sports Complex on March 9. From left are, back row: Assistant coaches Dallas Leitch and Dustin Yacks, head coach Bryan Jeffrey and manager… Read more »

‘The People’s Court’ has adjourned after 18 years

A project known informally as “The People’s Court” is winding down operations. For the past 18 years the city and Sarnia-Lambton YMCA have partnered on a Community Mediation Program that offered a way for residents to try and resolve neighbourhood disputes through a mediator at no cost to participants. The program, first championed by Mayor… Read more »

Special Olympics swimming qualifier at YMCA

Sarnia is hosting the provincial qualifiers in Special Olympics Swimming on March 23. The event at the Sarnia-Lambton YMCA pool on Finch Drive will feature more than 150 athletes from 11 communities in Ontario, including the host Sarnia Dolphins. Warm-ups begin at 9:15 a.m. with races scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m…. Read more »

City council seeking ways to cut bureaucratic red tape

Sarnia is launching a project to find and snip bureaucratic red tape to make City Hall more efficient for businesses and citizens alike. The concept proposed by Coun. Bill Dennis will see key departments conduct self-audits over the next six to nine months to identify ways the overall administrative burden can be reduced. Ideas and… Read more »

Women left bequest to enhance Canatara Park

Sarnia is sending a letter of appreciation to the family of Edna Mary Pocock, who has left a bequest of $107,000 to help maintain and improve Canatara Park. Edna and Earl Pocock lived most of their adult lives on Christina Street, with a back yard and garden overlooking Lake Chipican. Canatara was special place to… Read more »