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Venetian Boulevard reconstruction will begin April 22, lasting 50 working days

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Venetian Boulevard in Point Edward is getting a major facelift with a three-phase $1.4-million construction project that is expected to start April 22 and take 50 working days to complete. Phase 1, a full reconstruction of a section of the road that connects Venetian to Alexandra Ave. (the road that runs parallel to Michigan Ave., [...]

Suspected tornado knocks off power, causes damage in Sombra

Photo courtesy Brian Lauwereys

Reports are coming in that rough weather Saturday night—a suspected tornado—has knocked out power to at least some homes in Sombra and caused some property damage. Brian Lauwereys, a friend of LambtonShield.com, sent this photo showing damage down to one property.

Petrolia hospital installing new nurse/patient communication system

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Patients, families and visitors of Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater in Petrolia will see minor disruption in patient rooms and hallways beginning next week as the facility upgrades its nurse/patient communication system. On Wednesday, April 9th, work will begin to replace the existing system, matching the technology used at Bluewater Health in Sarnia. Sue Roger, [...]

Tundra swans now frequently seen as part of annual migration

This year's tundra swan viewers have included Betty Richardson, left, and Janet Wilkins, who braved the chilly weather on Saturday.

The “Return of the Tundra Swans,” although somewhat delayed this year due to abnormally cold weather, is well underway, with daily reports appearing on the Lambton County Libraries, Museums and Galleries website. Several hundred birds, who are on their way north, typically rest in the Old Thedford Bog, near Grand Bend. The birds seen in [...]

Another massive pile up on Highway 402 closes westbound lanes Tuesday evening

Lambton OPP say eight transport trucks and two fire service vehicles were involved in a multi-vehicle collision on westbound Highway 402 Tuesday evening, a mishap that resulted in at least five people going to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The accident, which occurred around 7:30 p.m. between Oil Heritage Road and Mandaumin Road, resulted in [...]

OPP respond to animal cruelty incident in Forest; chemicals found after search warrant

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On March 14, 2014 just before 5:30 p.m. Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers became involved in an animal cruelty investigation. During the investigation one 22 -year-old male from Forest was taken into custody where he remains at this time. Also, OPP officers executed a search warrant at a residential address on MacKenzie street in Forest [...]

OPP hopes video will spark new leads in investigation of Karen Caughlin’s murder

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The continuing investigation of the murder of 14-year-old Karen Caughlin has prompted the OPP to produce a seven-minute video with the hope that it will generate new leads in a case that will be 40 years old on Sunday. Neither the family or the OPP is giving up hope that those responsible will be found. [...]

Lambton OPP continue to work on aftermath of Wednesday’s storm

Lambton OPP say they fielded approximately 75 traffic related calls for service between 12:00 noon March 12, 2014 and 5:30 a.m. March 13, 2014 and another 28 general calls for service during the same time period. Officers continue to work on Plank road in the area of LaSalle road to Petrolia line in particular, to [...]

OPP launches distracted driving campaign

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Distracted driving was cited as the number one killer on OPP patrolled roads in 2013 and Lambton OPP says its officers will be doing their best to ensure this doesn’t happen in 2014. The distracted driving campaign runs from March 8, 2014 – March 14, 2014 across the Province of Ontario and Lambton officers will be participating [...]

Lambton OPP continues its investigation of yesterday’s crashes

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Lambton OPP says it is continuing to investigate several accidents that occurred Thursday (Feb. 27), including one that resulted in two deaths. The fatalities occurred in the first accident, a multi-vehicle collision which took place around 8:30 a.m. in the west bound lanes of Highway 402 (just west of Oil Heritage Road). The road was closed [...]