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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 [...]

United Way campaign edging past 90% of goal

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton This morning, the United Way had achieved 87% of is $1.87 million goal.  $1,623,229 had been raised. By the time you read this tonight, we will have soared past the 90% level thanks to the campaign wrap up at home LANXESS and NOVA Chemicals. Although the [...]

Forest man faces weapons charges after pellet gun incident

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Lambton OPP say a 20-year-old Forest man faces various firearms-related charges after being arrested Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 4). Cory Taylor is accused of firing a .177 calibre pellet pistol onto Main Street in Forest from an upper floor of a building in an incident police say occurred on Dec. 2 (Monday) at around 3 p.m. [...]

Truck fire on 402 appears to be result of mechanical failure

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A mechanical failure in a truck trailer hauling sugar beets is being blamed for a fire that shut down Highway 402 at Oil Heritage Road Tuesday morning. Firefighters from Plympton-Wyoming Township responded to the incident, which included an initial extinguishment of the blaze as well as a follow up response to hot spots in the [...]

Larry MacKenzie will serve as Point Edward Mayor until next Oct. election

Larry MacKenzie, who most recently was Deputy Mayor of the Village of Point Edward, has received the nod to replace the retiring Dick Kirkland. MacKenzie will also serve as a member of Lambton County Council until the next municipal election on Oct. 24, 2014. Councillors are expected to decide on how they will fill the [...]

Signs remain encouraging for a great finish to United Way campaign

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton In three and a half weeks, the campaign will all be but over.  There remains a great deal of work to do between now and then, the priority being to find almost $300,000 more to reach our target of $1.870 million. Shell Canada and LANXESS are [...]

Point Edward mayor stepping down, citing health issues

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Point Edward Mayor Dick Kirkland, a fixture in the political scene in the area for years, is stepping aside to deal with health issues. Kirkland, who is 80, made the announcement earlier this week. A special meeting of Point Edward Council has been set for next Monday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. to deal with [...]

Young Professionals meeting at Limbo Lounge


Young Professionals of Sarnia-Lambton will be meeting Thursday November 28th at Limbo Lounge from 4:30pm-6:30pm. An opportunity for young professionals to develop business relationships, network, socialize and share valuable experiences. For more information and details contact Adam Rose, Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce at (519)336-2400 x226 or email

‘Finding Balance’ Helps Seniors Prevent Falls


While falls may be the leading cause of serious injuries in older adults, Finding Balance, a new online education resource for Lambton County residents, is taking steps to prevent a fall before it happens. “Every year, 1-in-3 older adults will fall,” said Marnie Garrett, Public Health Nurse with Lambton Public Health. “One problem with preventing [...]

Lambton residents to benefit from ’211′ service

Lambton County residents seeking information during a major emergency will now have an additional resource at their disposal. The County of Lambton has partnered with 211 Ontario for that agency to answer telephone calls from residents seeking answers to urgent questions. 211 Ontario operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, providing service [...]