Local labour reacts to GLSS delays

Cathy Dobson There’s no shortage of available skilled trades to work on the $25 million reconstruction of Great Lakes Secondary School, say frustrated union reps. “It’s a slap in the face to hear the contractor say that,” said John Swart, president of the Sarnia Building Trades Council. Officials with the Lambton Kent District School Board have… Read more »

City approves fee break for four groups and festivals

Sarnia is providing a financial break to four local festivals and non-profit events. Greekfest, the San Rocco Festival, the Terry Fox Run and the Celebration of Lights will each receive a 25% discount on operating fees the city charges groups to host events. Each had to meet specific criteria, including being located on municipal lands… Read more »

More mosquitos test positive for West Nile

Mosquitos collected from a Corunna trap on Aug. 23 tested positive for West Nile virus, according to Lambton Public Health. This is the third confirmed case of West Nile found in Lambton this summer. A mosquito pool in Wyoming and a crow in Sarnia tested positive for the virus earlier this season. Bites by infected… Read more »

Sarnia golfer reclaims club championship crown

Steve Brown had the lowest two-round score on Aug. 25 and 26 to win his second Sarnia Golf and Curling Club Men’s Club Championship. Brown, the 2015 champion, shot rounds of 70-67 and beat former champion Graham Hill in a one-hole playoff to take home the top overall spot. The course hosted 127 men vying… Read more »

Golfer qualifies for top amateur tournament

Sarnia Golf and Curling Club member Eric Pattenaude has qualified for the 38th U.S. Mid-Amateur tournament. Pattenaude punched his ticket after shooting 68 at an Aug. 13 qualifying tournament at Grosse Ile Country Club in Michigan. He’ll face off against 264 of the top amateurs over the age of 25 during the Sept. 22 to… Read more »

GUEST COLUMN: Thea’s weekend of tending and befriending

Lauren Bus Earlier this summer, a women’s wellness retreat was held at a beach house in Camlachie. The ‘Women’s Worth Wellness Retreat for Worthy Women’ was born from conversation between elementary teacher Sheila Ward and a handful of local wellness practitioners, after they observed that many who could benefit from wellness services often experience barriers… Read more »

Sting sign Hill to player agreement

The Sarnia Sting have signed fifth round draft selection Theo Hill to a Standard Player Agreement and Education Package. The Hagersville, Ont. native was selected 99th overall from the Brantford 99ers minor midget AAA program last spring. The 6’0’’ forward registered 32 points in 33 games with Brantford this past season.

Call for nominations

Residents are invited to nominate their local physicians for the Patients Choice Awards, sponsored by Bluewater Health, Patients Canada and the Ontario Medical Association. The awards, which recognize physicians for providing great patient care, are open to all family physicians and specialists in Sarnia-Lambton. To submit a nomination, patients are asked to write a brief… Read more »

Calling all bird-loving artists

Artopia Gallery & Framing is once again hosting a fundraiser for the Bluewater Centre for Raptor Rehabilitation. The event’s success largely depends on local artists pitching in. Whether you are an accomplished painter or a beginner, you are invited to pick up a free 10X8 canvas from Artopia and produce a piece of artwork with… Read more »

School board director to retire

Lambton-Kent District School Board director Jim Costello has announced his retirement, effective July 2019, after 33 years in education, including roles as superintendent of human resources and superintendent of special education. Board trustees will begin steps to search for a new director, beginning Aug. 2019.