Cathie Martin

Lambton County Council Chooses A New Warden and Deputy Warden

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Lambton County Council chose a new Warden and Deputy Warden in Wyoming this week. Petrolia Mayor John McCharles withdrew his name, leaving two candidates, St. Clair Township Mayor and former Warden, Steve Arnold, and Sarnia City Councillor Bev MacDougall. Arnold held the position in 2011 and 2012.  Elected as the 156th warden was Sarnia Counciillor…

First Aid Team – Team Of The Month At CMH

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The CMH Mental Health First Aid Team has been selected as the St. Clair County Community Mental Health Outstanding Team of the Month for October.  Authorities say this group is recognized for their role in organizing, planning and facilitating Mental Health First Aid trainings beginning in January of 2014.   Mental Health First Aid is the…

Flags Lowered Today

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Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags within the state Capitol complex and on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, Dec. 12 in honor of Ingham County Sheriff’s Deputy Grant William Whitaker, who died Sunday. Whitaker, 25, of Stockbridge, died in the line of duty as the result of injuries sustained…

Man Gets A Third Lawyer In Murder Case

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A third lawyer to defend a Croswell man charged in the killing of his uncle is being sought.  Dan Van Norman withdrew as Jeremy Ginther’s lawyer this week, stating there has been a breakdown between him and his client.   The 30 year old Ginther was arrested after his uncle, Paul Barr, was found in…

Thumb-Area Students Present Technology Showcase for State Lawmakers

Pictured from left to right, students Paul Wrubel, Rose Antilla, State Senator Phil Pavlov, teacher Janet Antilla, student Samantha Rosati

Students from schools from across the Thumb joined hundreds of others from across the state to present technology demonstrations to lawmakers at the state Capitol Building.  Students made presentations on their exciting, important, and often trailblazing uses of technology, from robotics and coding demonstrations by elementary school students to the work by one high school class…

Man Pleads Guilty In Boating Deaths

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A 32-year-old Chesterfield Township man pleaded guilty as charged Monday in an boat crash that killed two people and seriously injured another.  Brandon Verfaillie pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a vessel while intoxicated causing death and one count of operating a vessel while intoxicated causing serious injury.  Officials say he was the driver…

Outstanding Team Of The Month At CMH

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Congratulations to the CMH Mental Health First Aid Team for being selected as the St. Clair County Community Mental Health Outstanding Team of the Month for October.  This group is recognized for their role in organizing, planning and facilitating Mental Health First Aid trainings beginning in January of 2014.   Mental Health First Aid is the…

Suspect In Home Invasions Arrested

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A suspect in several home invasions in East China Township is in custody.  According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, a 46 year old man from St. Clair was arrested last week in the city of St. Clair.  Tuesday of last week, officers from the St. Clair Police Department and deputies from the Sheriff’s…

Bluewater Health Adds Staff

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Four new physicians have joined the professional staff at Bluewater Health.  The doctors include: Dr. Orla MacSweeney  an emergency physician, Dr. M. Foroozan  a Dermatologist, Dr. Rohit Mehta a Respirologist/Intensivist and family physician, Dr. Justin Mall.  Dr. MacSweeney was originally from the Sarnia area and returns having practiced emergency medicine in British Columbia since 2004. …