Archive for the ‘Lambton County’ Category

Tragedy in Watford: Double murder of couple with 26-year-old son facing charges

What Lambton OPP was initially describing as a “suspicious” death on Monday morning has turned into tragedy, with a husband and wife from Watford dead and their 26-year-old son accused of their murder. Susan Gubbels, 55, was found in the couple’s home around 9 p.m. Sunday night (July 13); about 10:45 p.m. London Police, who [...]

Grand Bend’s South Beach posted ‘unsafe’ for swimming after testing

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Only one area beach has been “flagged” as unsafe for swimming by Lambton Public Health after testing the week of July 7. Grand Bend’s South Beach has warning signs after high levels of E. Coli bacteria were detected. All other beaches in the area were deemed to be okay.

OPP say lizard seen Thursday ‘still on the loose’

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It may sound like a scene from a horror movie, but Lambton OPP say yesterday’s sighting of a three-foot lizard in a yard in the 400 block of Beresford Street in Corunna is more about the safety of the animal than anything else. The animal, which was seen on Thursday (July 10) around 3 p.m., [...]

Looking for lost relatives of others is her passion

Mom (Audrey, Denise 3 and a half, Sharon 8 months

Maggie Peters has a passion—reuniting lost relatives with their families. Her latest “project” is to help Dan Hawke find his sister Sharon Hawke, who he last saw when she was about three years old and was being raised by the Wally Shand family in Lambton County. But when Hawke went to visit the home, no [...]

Graduating high school students receive Conservation Authority scholarships

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The Conservation Scholarship program rewards graduating high school students continuing their post-secondary studies in a conservation related field based on their academic achievement and their demonstrated interest and involvement with the environment. In total, $3,000 was awarded across the St. Clair region this year. Devan Spradbrow and Erich Maxfield, both from St. Clair Secondary, were [...]

Women in Networking build team continues its work on Habitat Home

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A team made up exclusively of members of the local Women in Networking (WIN) group in Sarnia-Lambton continues to work hard on what is the first-ever “WomenBuild” Habitat for Humanity project in the area. The WIN team was installing drywall on June 27 at the home, which is at 386 Northridge Place in Petrolia. “We [...]

Local naturalist receives award from provincial conservation group

River Murray

River Murray, a young naturalist with Lambton Wildlife, is the recipient of the Margaret and Carl Nunn Memorial Camp Scholarship Award for her contributions to area conservation efforts. Ontario Nature, a provincial organization that protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement, presented the award to Murray at its 83rd annual [...]

OPP say Brampton man charged with sexual assault

 Lambton OPP say they have arrested and charged a 48-year-old Brampton man after an incident last Friday (July 4) involving an allegation of sexual assault at a Plympton-Wyoming business. The accused, who was driving a transport truck, is said to have left the area of the incident but was located on Highway 402 and arrested. [...]

OPP respond to crash on St. Clair Parkway; 18-year-old charged with driving drunk

Lambton OPP say they have charged an 18-year-old St. Clair Township man with drinking and driving following a crash early Sunday evening (July 6) that resulted in non-life threatening injuries to two of his passengers. Lambton EMS and St. Clair Fire also responded to the incident, which occurred on northbound St. Clair Parkway near Bentpath [...]

Warden’s Charity Picnic will raise funds for two local organizations

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Lambton County Councillors and community partners will gather in Warwick Township this week for the annual Warden’s Charity Picnic, during which time funds will be raised for two local organizations. The “by invitation only” event is being held Thursday (July 10) at Warwick Hall and will benefit the Inn of the Good Shepherd’s Mobile Food [...]