Saying goodbye

Sarnia Police Chief Phil Nelson, front row in white shirt, and Deputy Chief Bob Farlow, to his left, pose with some of the service’s 170 officers and civilians on the steps of the Sarnia Police Station last week. It was the second last day on the job for the two officers, who are both retiring…. Read more »

Getting the lead out of city’s drinking water

Cathy Dobson City Coun. Bev MacDougall lives in a 130-year-old home in a section of “old Sarnia” earmarked for lead testing. She wants to be first in line when the city begins testing drinking water in the area bordered by Exmouth, Murphy, Campbell and Front streets. It’s a big area with an estimated 8,643 properties,… Read more »

Sarnia Seniors Cruise ready to weigh anchor

The annual Seniors Cruise is set to sail again on Monday, June 25. The 40-year-old Sarnia tradition provides about 1,000 seniors with lunch, entertainment and a St. Clair River cruise aboard the Duc d’Orleans II — all at no cost to participants. It is literally a gift to the seniors of Sarnia-Lambton, according to Lambton… Read more »

Funding sought for Agora seating and library lift

Sarnia will ask Ottawa for funding to add seats and shading to the Suncor Agora in Centennial Park. The federal government is currently taking applications for projects to improve accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities. If Ottawa agrees, the city would install seating and some sort of shade or shelter at the Agora, where… Read more »

Corunna Giants

The Peewee Corunna Giants won an Ontario Baseball Association tournament in Port Dover May 25-27. The boys went 4-1 on the weekend and rallied in the last inning in the championship final to best Essex 13-12. From left are, front row: Ryan Moosberger, Will Greer, Casyn Foster, Charlie Brander, Vince Krohn, Carter Foster and Jackson… Read more »

New child-care spaces approved for Sarnia

Lambton County has announced provincial funding to help add 49 new child-care spaces in Sarnia. The $1.49 million in capital funding will see new spaces created at the Oak Ave Early Childhood Learning Centre, which is operated by London Bridge Child Care Service at 1014 Oak Ave. The provincially licensed child-care spaces are expected to open… Read more »

City reviews possible upgrades to lawn bowling facility

City Hall is reviewing a request from the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club to apply for provincial grants to update its facilities. The club is hoping to revamp the Germain Park clubhouse as well as add an accessible washroom, additional air conditioning and shade for the player greens. City staff has been directed to review the… Read more »

Back on the bowling green

John Pawlowski, left, and Rick Fitzhallen, right, of Lambeth, won the 50th annual Mott Memorial at the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club. Here, Cathy Mott, financial advisor for Sun Life Financial, holds a plaque recognizing prior winners of the tournament, which featured 20 teams from southwestern Ontario. Submitted Photo

Sturgeon take opener

Ball carrier Nathan Tremblay of the Sarnia Sturgeon peewee football team sprints downfield against the Chatham-Kent Cougars at Norm Perry Park on May 25. The Sturgeon won their season opener by downing the Cougars 25-20. The Sarnia football program runs peewee, bantam and junior varsity teams. Jack Clark Photo