Archive for the ‘Lambton County’ Category

New Habitat for Humanity Home—31st in the area—breaks ground

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Habitat for Humanity Sarnia-Lambton broke ground today on its 31st home, unique in that it is the first of the faith-based organization’s “women build” ventures. The home to be built is on Northridge Place in Petrolia (at the east end of the Town, north of the Beer Store). David Butler, who serves as president of [...]

Lambton OPP warns about ongoing ‘remote access’ computer scam

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Lambton OPP is reminding members of the public that someone calling to tell you your computer is malfunctioning is almost certainly trying to perpetrate a scam. “When your roof leaks, you know it before the roofing companies would know it,” notes Const. Todd Monaghan of the OPP. “If your computer is not working right you [...]

Habitat for Humanity breaking ground on first ‘women build’ home project

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Habitat for Humanity Sarnia-Lambton is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its first “Women Build” project today. The Petrolia home, at 386 Northridge Place, will be occupied by two Down Syndrome adult residents, clients of the Lambton County Developmental Services. Habitat for Humanity’s Sarah Reaume, who is executive director, says the 14 women’s teams who will [...]

OPP asking for help regarding fire of dumped items

Lambton OPP are asking for information from the public regarding an open and unattended fire that got the attention of the St. Clair Township Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon. In the incident, which occurred just before 3 p.m., a pile of refuse was found burning on Tecumseh Road, just south of LaSalle Line. Various household [...]

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 [...]