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Lambton County gets new community brand—Discoveries That Matter

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It may have been a two-year process, but the unveiling of the Discoveries That Matter tagline and logo at the Lambton College Event Centre promises to be just the beginning of an effort by what is being called a grassroots branding effort. The imagery, said John Elliott, chief operating officer of Blue Water Bridge Canada, will […]

Love Canal waste won’t be coming to Lambton County

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It would appear the “no thanks” was sufficient to re-route tons of toxic waste originating from the infamous Love Canal dump near Niagara Falls, N.Y., that was headed to the Clean Harbors facility in St. Clair Township. A series of e-mails forwarded by Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley and subsequently by County Warden Bev MacDougall confirmed […]

Sarnia Mayor wants special County Council meeting to deal with Love Canal waste issue

The original Love Canal site as it appeared in 2012 (photo via Wikipedia).

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley has asked newly elected Lambton County Warden Bev MacDougall, who also sits on Sarnia City Council, to convene a special meeting to deal with news that waste from the infamous Love Canal area of upstate New York is on its way to Clean Harbors in St. Clair Township. Bradley, who said […]

Two-year-old girl dies in single vehicle roll-over accident on Highway 402

Lambton OPP say a two-year-old girl was killed as the result of a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 402 west of Oil Heritage Road Saturday evening (December 13) that also left two adults, a Sarnia man and Sarnia woman, both 27, with injuries. The deceased girl has been identified as Faith Crockford-Vandermeer of Corunna. Daniel […]

‘Why I’m running to be our next Member of Parliament’

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By J.D. BOOTH The first step in my campaign to become the candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in next year’s federal election is to win the nomination. And because only members of the Conservative Party are eligible to vote in at a nomination meeting likely to be held in February, the push is on, […]

Bev MacDougall elected Warden by fellow County Councillors

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Sarnia City/County Councillor Bev MacDougall has been elected the 156th Warden of Lambton County. The election, which took place this afternoon (Wednesday, December 10), was contested by MacDougall and St. Clair Township Mayor Steve Arnold. Mayor Ian Veen of the Village of Oil Springs was elected from among five candidates for the position of Deputy […]

United Way goes ‘over the top’ in its campaign, raising $1.95m so far

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It’s perhaps the three words a campaign manager would love to hear—Over the Top. And that’s the case with this year’s United Way of Sarnia-Lambton annual community campaign, with 2014 fundraising campaign chair Richard Kelch making the announcement this morning (Tuesday) that $1,950,000 has been raised. The amount raised is 1.5% more than the $1,920,000 […]

County’s Long-term Care Homes exceeded standards in recent exercises

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The County of Lambton is celebrating high scores in vulnerable sector evacuations practiced at each of its three Long-Term Care Homes.  The drills, mandatory under recent changes to the Ontario Fire Code, were carried out recently at Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia, Marshall Gowland Manor in Sarnia, and North Lambton Lodge in Forest under the […]

Carruthers Foundation gives $45k to St. Joseph’s Hospice

Ashvin Thakkar, Board Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Grant McKenzie, Fund Development Committee, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Sandy Nicolson, Director of Residence, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Mike Smith, RN, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Dr. Allison Crombeen, Medical Director of Residence, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Larry Scully, President, Carruthers Foundation; Ted Evans, Carruthers Foundation; Larry Lafranier, Executive Director, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Paul Dusten, Board Chair, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Mike Hanki, Past Chair, St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bob Murray, Board Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice.

The Carruthers Foundation, an organization that represents the legacy of two retired Sarnia physicians, has made a significant donation toward efforts to enhance the future of hospice nursing. The $45,000 donation to the Carruthers Foundation Nursing Education Fund was made Thursday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia Lambton. The donation honours the legacy of Dr. […]

United Way campaign now at 86% of goal, still ahead of last year’s pace

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The United Way campaign has reached 86% of the $1,920,000 campaign goal and the optimism remains high. We are expecting results from Shell Canada employees and the LANXESS retirees, each with a matching corporate gift that will bring us into the mid 90% level of the […]