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 »

Sarnia Imperials win another one

The Sarnia Imperials defeated the Tri-City Outlaws 41-0 on the weekend, improving the team’s record to 5-2 on the season and stretching its win streak to three. Sarnia sits second in western division of the Northern Football Conference and fifth overall in the league with eight points. The Imperials defeated Sault Steelers 34-17 on July… 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 »

19-storey tower proposed for Water Street

Cathy Dobson Sarnia’s housing market can support another waterfront tower in addition to the Tricar apartment building currently under construction, says realtor Patrick Coutu. Coutu, of Coldwell Banker Southwest Realty, represents Sarnia businessman Henry Mehta, who has plans for a 19-storey condominium on Water Street where Sarnia Rent-All is located. “Tricar is rental only and… Read more »

New brewery seeking ‘by the glass’ licence

Sarnia is supporting an application by the city’s third craft brewer to sell beer directly to patrons at its manufacturing plant. The Imperial City Brew House is seeking a “by the glass” licence for its microbrewery under construction at 1330 Exmouth St., in the former XS Cargo building. If the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of… Read more »