Sarnia confronts addiction problem

It’s critical that a residential facility open soon to help Sarnians with serious addictions, says Mayor Mike Bradley. Sarnia’s alcohol and drug problem is “significant and deep,” he said. As a new outpatient detox program launches this month for those with mild to moderate addictions, the people who need residential withdrawal management can’t be forgotten,… Read more »

Designation preserves historic city home

As special features go, Mulberry House is a gem. Few houses have front steps made from discarded headstones, and intricate stone carvings over the front windows. Canada’s second Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie reputedly built the house at 197 London Road years ago. For many years, it was the home of late Sarnia mayor Marceil Saddy. … Read more »

Sign up for warning system soon

In a few weeks residents will be able to join a new notification system alerting them to tornado warnings, chemical releases and evacuation orders. The Community Notification Network, or CNN, will contact subscribers about breaking emergencies via cell phones, land lines, email and text messages. The project is a joint effort of Sarnia, St. Clair… Read more »

News briefs

Call for artists Art Under Glass Lambton is inviting local artists in all media to join its show and sale at Degroot’s Nurseries on London Line on October 4-5. The event is also a fundraiser for the Inn of the Good Shepherd.  Details can be found at  Sarnia Police auction For the second year… Read more »

Taking bread to the (science) fair

Nadine Kooy, 10, left, of Sarnia Christian School, and Abby Vrolyk, 10, of Confederation Central School, baked up some fun and claimed exhibition silver and a cash prize with their “Bread Science” entry at the Lambton County Science Fair held at Lambton College. A total of 83 participants entered 65 projects ranging from the health… Read more »

Local music festival Canadian one-of-a-kind

Churches and schools will rings with music when the Lambton County Music Festival returns for an amazing 85th year. More than 500 participants have signed up to compete at six locations in Sarnia between April 21 and May 1. Few organizations survive 85 years, and even fewer do so with the independence of the Lambton… Read more »

Upsurge of UFO sightings over Sarnia

Mysterious red and white lights witnessed by several people over Lansdowne Park on March 30 were the latest in an upsurge of UFO sightings over Sarnia. The circular objects hovered in the night sky, changed direction, and at one point moved toward each other, a Borden Street resident told the Mutual UFO Network, a non-profit… Read more »

Lawrence House bounces back from the brink

After teetering on the brink of closure, the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts is solidly back in the black. “I couldn’t have imagined it would be this good,” says chairman Leonard Segall. A year ago, he and new board secretary Lynne Brogden were credited with rounding up a dynamic group of 12 new board members… Read more »

A local idea that mushroomed

Score one for Sarnia’s research park A Sarnia-based tech developer is teaming up with Canada’s largest mushroom producer to build a facility in Ontario using a process developed at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park on Modeland Road. The $1.4 million project will convert waste from mushroom farms into a liquid mineral fertilizer, said Mohammad Rahbari,… Read more »

Expecting a baby this summer?

Parents expecting a baby in June or July can register now for prenatal classes beginning April 26 in Point Edward. The classes run three consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Weekday evening classes also available. Topics covered include labour and delivery, breastfeeding, breathing and relaxation, and coping as new parents. A $75 per… Read more »