Archive for the ‘Lambton County’ Category

County looking for ‘specialty crop producer’ for its agricultural advisory committee

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The County of Lambton Agricultural Advisory Committee is looking for a “Specialty Crop Producer” to apply for a vacant committee position. The committee, in its fifth year, provides advice to the County of Lambton about agricultural and rural matters.  It meets at the County of Lambton Administration Building several times throughout the year. Interested applicants [...]

Plympton-Wyoming Mayor to host luncheon honouring community notables

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Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper will be hosting a Feb. 1, 2014 luncheon to honour recipients of Mayor’s Community Appreciation Awards. The noon event, admission for which is a donation to the Plympton-Wyoming Historical Society, is open to all. Tickets are available in advance only by calling Lonny (226-307-0523), Erin (519-845-3939) or Netty (519-899-4030). Those to [...]

Moore Optimist Club planning chocolate bar bingo for Jan. 25

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The Optimist Club of Moore is holding a Children’s Chocolate Bar Bingo event on Saturday, Jan. 25. The 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. event, which will be held at the Courtright Community Centre, is using for tickets and prizes what you might expect: a regular size chocolate bar. One bar gives participants one bingo card. [...]

Truck finds itself in ditch after leaving eastbound 402

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A transport truck driver discovered just how treacherous a bit of snow and ice can be on provincial highways when the vehicle left the eastbound lanes of Highway 402 mid-day Saturday. The incident occurred just west of Camlachie Road and required the services of a heavy-duty towing service to extricate the vehicle. There were no [...]

Lambton OPP herald ‘no arrests’ in area RIDE programs

Lambton OPP officers were kept busy with over 130 calls for service during the last weekend of 2013 with weather and nature accounting for 20 ice or deer-related collisions on area highways and roads. Minor injuries were reported in one rollover motor vehicle collision which took place December 29, 2013 around 3:30 a.m. on Kimball [...]

OPP is reminding motorists to think ahead—with safe ride home

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Lambton County OPP is hoping that if you intend to consume alcoholic beverages this New Year’s eve that you will plan for a safe ride home. “Take responsibility for your actions and if you drink, don’t drive,” says Lambton County OPP Inspector Scott Janssens. “Arrange for a designated driver, take a taxi or stay overnight.  [...]

County maintains ‘A+’ credit standing from rating agency

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The County of Lambton has been handed another “A+” credit rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P), a financial research and analysis company.  In a research update released late last week, S&P said the rating affirmation reflects the County’s “very positive” liquidity, low debt burden, and good budgetary performance. “This latest credit rating demonstrates the County [...]

NOVA greenlights $300m in local upgrades; says it will continue to eye major new plant

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NOVA Chemicals says it is moving forward with the second phase of a growth strategy that will see a 20% expansion of its Corunna cracker ethylene manufacturing as well as a debottleneck of its Moore low-density polyethylene line and a retrofit of a high-density polyethylene line, also at the Moore Township site. Wednesday’s corporate announcement [...]

United Way close to goal with just a few campaigns wrapping up

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The campaign is still rolling along and we are approaching 95% of our goal. At this stage of the campaign, every donor and every dollar bring us closer to the goal. We still have a few outstanding campaigns to add up including the County of Lambton [...]

United Way campaign hits 90% mark, with $131k remaining


The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton campaign pushed past the 90% level of its 2013 campaign and is currently at 93% of the $1.87 million target. “With the help of hundreds of volunteers around the community, and over 5,000 donors, we have raised $1,739,000, leaving us with $131,000 to go,” said Chris Hawksworth, United Way of [...]