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Petrolia budget open house on Monday
An open house at which the public can review the Town of Petrolia's proposed 2012 budget will be held on Monday, March 26, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Victoria Hall. Council is expected to approve the final budget and a property taxation bylaw on April 23.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:23



NCO accused of labour law violation
A soon-to-close call centre is facing allegations of violating Ontario labour laws. Workers at NCO, who learned in January the centre was closing its Sarnia location on March 30, say they're being force to work past the closure date or have it stated on their employment record that they quit.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:22



Burr battles cancer head on
"Yyyyyell-o!" the voice, answering the call on the cell phone, shouts. It's not what you would expect from someone who is less than 48 hours away from starting chemotherapy treatment. But it's what friends and family of Shawn Burr have come to expect.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:20



Minor novice hockey tryouts
The Bluewater Sharks are hosting tryouts for their minor novice hockey team, beginning 3 p.m. March 25 at the RBC Centre. Young hockey players born in 2004 are invited to come out to three sessions, with a fee of $10 each.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:18



Imperials add size up front
Area football fans can expect some hard-fought, hard-hitting action as the Sarnia Imperials gear up for their upcoming season. Sarnia's semi-pro football team will kick off its seventh season May 26 at Norm Perry Park.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:16



POINT OF VIEW: Public lobby must be vocal to help preserve fishing
It's a sign of the times when the manager of the Bluewater Anglers' Hatchery admits his organization is merely coping with the changes taking place in the Great Lakes and that more than 180 non-native species are upsetting the ecosystem and destroying habitat for native fish.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:15



Sarnia moves up in Canadian city rankings
Sarnia has been ranked the 52nd best place to live in Canada, according to MoneySense magazine. Last year Sarnia placed 72nd. This year's rankings compared 190 communities on factors, like household income, population growth, culture and rate of doctors.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:13



MURDER TRIAL: DNA expert back on stand
A DNA expert testifying at the Velma Thomson murder trial told jurors Tuesday that an Arizona study that matched two DNA profiles -- despite it being highly unlikely -- did not concern her.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:11



Sarnia Jail employees fired
Three Sarnia jail employees have been fired in connection with a use of force incident, the local jail union president said Tuesday.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:10





Willie's Inn fined again for fire code violations
The operators of a London Line motel in Sarnia have been fined a second time for serious fire code violations.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:08



Ensemble Vivant coming to Imperial Theatre
Ensemble Vivant is set to perform March 28 at the Imperial Theatre as part of the Sarnia Concert Association series. The ensemble is led by pianist and artistic director Catherine Wilson who made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2005.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:06



CAS director retiring after 27 years at the helm
A foot of snow changed Richard Newton-Smith's mind about moving to Sarnia. When he and his wife Sheila first interviewed at the Sarnia Lambton Children's Aid Society, they were initially turned off by the city's sticky warm weather.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:04



City to review budget in light of slots closure
Sarnia is still waiting to find out how much it will be compensated when Hiawatha Slots closes April 30. The city's treasurer hasn't been able to firm up details with the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG), Mayor Mike Bradley said Tuesday.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-20 20:26:03



COLUMN: Sting's topsy-turvy season ends; anything possible in playoffs
Sting fans, you can exhale. They made it. The Sarnia Sting are headed to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:29



Company adds sun to wind power
NextEra Energy has made its first move into solar power in Canada with the purchase of two recently completed solar farms in St. Clair Township. The 20-megawatt facilities were built by First Solar Inc.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:28



Poverty needn't result in childhood dental cavities
Many infants and toddlers have tooth decay because they're not seeing dentists early enough, a Lambton dental hygienist says. "We're seeing at the preschool checkpoints, the 'Ready, Set, Grows,' a fair number," said Leslie Lambert.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:27



Dipaolo knows how to win
Coaches will tell you when you're putting a team together it doesn't hurt to include a few players who have a history of winning. Such athletes expect to prevail and their attitude rubs off on their teammates.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:26



Doc brawling for a cause
There'll be no shortage of doctors at a boxing fundraiser this May. The Bluewater Health Foundation presents Bluewater Brawl, May 26 at the Holiday Inn. The black tie event features eight bouts, squaring off local competitors with boxers from Ireland.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:25



MURDER TRIAL: DNA expert back on stand
The man accused of raping and murdering a 70-year-old hairdresser in 1983 was three times excluded as the source of crime-scene DNA, jurors were told Monday in Sarnia's Superior Court.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:24



Tomorrow's leaders roll up sleeves
They weren't on a tropical island, they weren't sleeping in and they weren't watching television. Instead Sarnia's next generation of community leaders spent much of their reading week inside Lambton College.[...]
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Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:24



An other record-setting day
Kyler Hopf, 3, gets a playful sniff from Kitty, a six-month-old bulldog mastiff mix, while playing on the shoreline of Canatara beach in Sarnia on Monday.[...]
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Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:23



CITY COUNCIL: Office building trumps downtown parking
Private investment in downtown Sarnia is too valuable to turn down, even if it means a loss of public parking, say city councillors.[...]
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Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:22



Faulty brake light revealed motorist was banned in 1983
A Forest motorist who hasn't had a driver's licence for almost 30 years has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Richard Earle Becker, 46, pled guilty to driving while disqualified and driving without brake lights on May 25, 2011 and was sentenced Monday in Sarnia court.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:21



CITY HALL NOTEBOOK: Village should share casino cash, says Bruziewicz
CATHY DOBSON The Observer Sarnia will have a battle on its hands if it goes after part of the slots revenue from Point Edward's casino, warned Coun. Mike Kelch at Monday's council meeting.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:20



COUNCIL: Special meeting Monday
CATHY DOBSON The Observer City council will finally learn what's in store for the local federal harbour at a special meeting hurriedly scheduled for Monday.[...]
Newspaper: The Sarnia Observer
Feed: The Sarnia Observer's Recent News RSS Feeds Date: 2012-03-19 23:27:19



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