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It came from outer space! No, it came from Lake Huron

Cathy Dobson Dave Lambert wants to know three things. Where did the enormous pipe that’s washed up in front of his Bright’s Grove home come from? Who does it belong to? And who is going to remove it? Lambert lives in his childhood home on Lambert Road overlooking Lake Huron. The rusty piece of pipe… Read more »

Letters: week of Aug. 18

Coun. Bird’s silence casting suspicion on all city councillors Sir: In her July 4 letter about the alleged email conspiracy against Coun. Margaret Bird, Bernice Rade asks whether the correspondence is good enough to prove the plot existed. The better and more fundamental question is whether the email actually does exist. So far, the public… Read more »

What’s happening: week of Aug. 18

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to   Thursday, July 18   Hospice Speaker… Read more »

City takes go-slow approach to downtown parking problem

Troy Shantz City council has approved back-in angle parking for the west side of Front Street, creating at least 15 new parking spaces downtown. Staff had considered restoring parking meters in the core area, but the idea was shelved because of strong opposition from businesses and a price tag of nearly $450,000. Tom Moulton, owner… Read more »

Sarnia taking step to curtail the sale of stolen scrap metal

Troy Shantz Changes coming to a city bylaw are a good first step toward curbing metal thieves, says Coun. Mike Stark. Pending public feedback, metal recyclers would need to obtain the same business licence as pawn shops and second-hand stores starting Jan. 1. Recyclers would follow a list of rules including retaining information about metal… Read more »

Visiting home inspector offers vacationers peace of mind

Cathy Dobson Ever been on vacation and had that uneasy feeling you left a door unlocked at home and are being robbed blind? Sarnia’s Matthew Trout says he’s the guy to ensure you never have that anxiety again. “I know how much people want to protect their property,” he said.  “I can offer peace of… Read more »

Lambton Public Health should merge with neighbour: Bailey

Cathy Dobson Sarnia-Lambton’s public health leaders should consider a merger with Chatham-Kent before an ordered consolidation creates a much larger public health region, says MPP Bob Bailey. “It’s reasonable to assume the boundaries will change,” Bailey said of his government’s directive to reduce the number of public health authorities from 35 to 10. “It’s better… Read more »

Local toy company buying land for business expansion

Cathy Dobson   An international toy company based in Point Edward is purchasing five acres (two hectares) of land in the Sarnia Business and Research Park along Modeland Road. City council approved the land sale for $50,000 per acre to Creative Education of Canada on July 8. The company also has the right of first refusal… Read more »