Sarnia Brave delivers pair of big homers

It’s been a grand slam of a month for Sarnia Braves first baseman Vince Caschera. The Goshen College prospect cleared the bases twice in July with grand slam home runs against the Strathroy Royals on July 3 and Etobicoke Rangers July 6 at the Lakeside AAA Invitational Tournament. Caschera boasts a .438 batting average and… Read more »

Mobile Market back on the road with fresh produce

The ‘Mobile Market’ is now back on the road, bringing fresh produce directly to people struggling to make ends meet. The market arrives with local vegetables and snack packs for children, free of charge, at 14 locations in Sarnia-Lambton each week. Last year it delivered 5,000 pounds of produce to about 900 people each week…. Read more »

Special day camp returns to Lambton College

Lambton College will host its 5th annual day camp for individuals with disabilities on Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organized by students in the developmental services worker program, Camp2CONNECT offers a variety of accessible activities for all ages, including water balloon badminton, pool noodle javelin, flamingo golfing, face painting, arts and crafts,… Read more »

City council approves rainbow crosswalk on Christina Street

Sarnia will paint a rainbow crosswalk on the west side of the Lochiel-Christina street intersection as a symbol of inclusion for the LGBTQ community. Council approved the request last week from the Rebound Spectrum Community Action Committee, which offered to fundraise the entire project cost of about $4,000. The committee presented a detailed report on… Read more »

Sarnia Saints undefeated streak ends

The Sarnia Saints have surrendered their first loss of the season. The Saints Men’s A1 squad fell 35-24 to the Guelph Redcoats on July 6, yet remained in first place with 31 points and a 6-1 record. The Saints B1 team also fell to Guelph that day, losing 33-15. The Saints women continue their struggles…. Read more »

City securing additional plows for winter storms

Sarnia is changing its procurement practices to speed up snow removal on streets during a major winter storm. The city has enough plows for a normal snowfall, but in severe events it relies on private contractors to meet minimum clearance timelines. Private plows, however, are often contractually obligated to other customers and unavailable. This winter,… Read more »

County conducting public survey of cultural services

Lambton County is conducting a cultural services survey to find out what is and isn’t working. The phone survey of randomly selected residents began last week to gauge attitudes about cultural activities the county offers, which include public libraries and archives, the downtown Alix Art Gallery, Lambton Heritage Museum, and Oil Museum of Canada. The… Read more »

City and club renew lease for lawn bowling facility

Sarnia has approved a new five-year lease for the Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club to use the city-owned facility and bowling greens at Germain Park. The 113-year-old club has leased the property at 550 Bright St. since 1961. It includes 12 bowling greens, outdoor field lights, washrooms, clubhouse and picnic area. The club in turn runs… Read more »