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United Way campaign now more than 80% of this year’s goal

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton Thanks to the outstanding efforts at Enbridge Pipelines, TransAlta, and others, we have now surpassed the 80% level of the campaign. In fact, we are sitting at about 82% of the $1.87 Million target which represents $1,530,000 to date. At this stage in the campaign, our [...]

Operation Christmas Tree Underway

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The Moore Optimist Club is heading into their 32nd year of Operation Christmas Tree, a holiday food and toy collection program for local less fortunate families. On Saturday, December 14, the Optimists, in partnership with the Corunna OPP Detachment, will host a goods drive-through, inviting the community to drop off new toys, food or cash [...]

Experts say good choices come from ‘thinking about drinking’

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If alcohol consumption is a choice you make to relax, celebrate or entertain, Lambton Public Health suggests thinking about drinking safely to help avoid negative consequences. “Some alcohol-related decisions may seem pretty good at the time, but in reality they aren’t always good ones,” said Terry Easterby Health Promoter with Lambton Public Health. “Alcohol impairs [...]

United Way campaign remains focused with 77% of goal achieved

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The campaign jumped this past week and has now achieved almost 77% of the $1,870,000 goal.  In fact, we are currently sitting at $1,430,000 thanks to some generous contributions from the Construction sector and CF Industries in Courtright. These two campaign totals single handedly increased our [...]

Police in Point Edward to offer useful information to seniors this Wednesday evening

The Lambton OPP has teamed up with the Point Edward Police Services Board to provide a free community information session for older adults on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Point Edward Community Hall located at 210 Monk Street in the Village of Point Edward. Ontario’s senior population is growing at a rapid rate [...]

Petrolia youth faces charges of assault

A 17-year-old Petrolia youth, who cannot be named because of his age, faces two charges of assault after an incident that Lambton OPP say occurred last Friday night (Nov. 8). Police say a 37-year-old woman and her three children were riding their bicycles on Eureka Street when the accused began yelling and swearing at them. [...]

Locally Lambton dinner a success as United Way campaign continues to press forward

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton What a great Locally Lambton Dinner! We owe a huge thank you to everybody who helped make the event so successful including sponsors Libro Financial Group, Lambton Federation of Agriculture, and Lambton College who really stepped up to the plate this year and not only looked [...]

Bailey’s private member’s bill to create tax credit for food donations becomes law

It’s rare that a private member’s bill makes it to a vote in a legislature—provincial or federal—but Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey has beat the odds with an effort that will become law on Wednesday with Royal Assent. Under the legislation, the Local Food Act 2013, farmers who donate surplus crops will receive a tax credit [...]

County calls public discussion of Great Lakes water levels ‘successful’

The County of Lambton is closing the books on a successful public forum which addressed the future of Great Lakes water levels.  Nearly 100 people attended the day-long session at the Holiday Inn in Point Edward on Tuesday. Attendees heard from Gordon Walker, Canadian Commissioner, International Joint Commission (IJC) regarding the IJC’s recommendations dated April [...]

As Ethyl Canada prepares to close plant, veteran industrial park operators step in

Goodbye Ethyl. Hello McEachran. The same operators that turned the Vidal Street Industrial Park from an unused industrial site to a thriving operation have turned their sights toward a soon-to-be-vacated parcel of land and its infrastructure. With this week’s announcement that Ethyl Canada will close its Corunna plant comes news that Jon McEachran, a city [...]