Sarnia and Area Local News


Local News – Sarnia Observer

It wasn’t the four-year commitment she’d hoped, but one year and $72,000 from Sarnia for doctor recruitment is great, says the woman doing the recruiting. “We’re very happy with the one year,” said Carly Cox, with the Sarnia-Lambton Physician Recruitment Task Force. “With it being a new council, you’re not really sure how the councillors […]

1/18/2019 3:30:03 PM

Sarnia council could be taking a deeper look at pay raises later this year. On Monday, council is expected to consider upping their base salaries, given the elimination Jan. 1 of a federal provision that allowed elected officials to claim one-third of their remuneration as non-taxable. With that gone, local politicians would be taking a […]

1/18/2019 2:32:30 PM

CHIPPEWAS OF THE THAMES FIRST NATION – The boy and his uncle made a daily trip to their fishing hole at the Thames River to check for pickerel. Their nets were at a bend where the current ran faster. The boy ran down the tractor path to the riverbank filled with anticipation. More often than […]

1/18/2019 1:47:33 PM

Staff at the Lambton County Archives believe “the truth is out there” about people and places in thousands of unidentified photographs in its collection. That led them to borrow a name from a 1990s TV series, The X-Files, as a way of enlisting the public’s help to fill in some blanks in its historic photo […]

1/18/2019 1:38:12 PM

Bookshelves, the reception desk and public computers have been on the move at the downtown Sarnia Library. The changes at the largest and busiest of Lambton County’s library branches follow an earlier review by consultants of public library services in Sarnia, said Andrew Meyer, the county’s corporate cultural officer. “They made some recommendations about the […]

1/18/2019 12:20:06 PM

A cold weather alert has been issued for Sarnia and Lambton County where weekend overnight low temperatures are forecast to drop to -17 C. Lambton Public Health said the alert is in effect until Monday. Agencies providing shelter and help to the homeless were advised to prepare for an increase in demand and local residents […]

1/18/2019 12:18:38 PM

Petrolia has decided to opt-in and allow retail cannabis operations to set up shop in the town. Council made the decision on Jan. 14 following a public meeting. The decision means Petrolia joins Sarnia and Dawn-Euphemia as local municipalities that have decided to allow cannabis stores to operate within their boundaries. The councils of Point […]

1/18/2019 8:59:32 AM

A 60-year-old Sarnia man has been charged with importing and possessing a prohibited weapon following an investigation by several area law enforcement agencies. Lambton OPP said in a statement the charges came after police searched at an address on Mitton Street and seized a prohibited weapon. The OPP didn’t say what type of weapon it […]

1/18/2019 7:25:58 AM