Archive for the ‘Lambton County’ Category

Truck driver arrested at border after allegedly importing child porn

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Lsmbton OPP have arrested and charged a 29-year-old Brampton, Ont., truck driver who was attempting to re-enter Canada at the Blue Water Bridge last Thursday (November 27). Canada Border Services Agency had sent the driver to a secondary inspection when the material was allegedly found. At that point, OPP were called and the man was […]

Pat Davidson finishing up strong career as the people’s representative

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When Pat Davidson finishes up her term as Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton in a few months, she will have left a legacy that only the most ambitious (and hardworking) elected officials could possibly hope to top. And maybe not even then. The fact is, even when Davidson, a Conservative, first became MP in the 2006 […]

Lambton County looking for ‘expressions of interest’ for affordable housing projects

The County of Lambton is calling for Expressions of Interest to Develop Affordable Housing, an initiative that will assist with increasing the supply of local rental housing for households on, or eligible to be on, social housing wait lists. Responses to the Expression of Interest will be considered for funding opportunities through the Canada-Ontario Investment […]

County EMS staff make donation of defibrillators after fundraising effort

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Some 11 local organizations are receiving Public Access Defibrillators (PAD) from the County of Lambton thanks to award-winning fundraising by a team of County EMS staff. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 176 (Forest), Lambton Shared Services Centre, Grand Bend Harbour, Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area, Petrolia Farmer’s Market, and Lambton Public Health were presented with a […]

Two Quebec residents charged with importing cocaine after major drug bust at Blue Water Bridge

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Canadian Border Services Agency officers and the Sarnia detachment of the RCMP have announced a drug bust involving 39 kilograms of what is believed to be cocaine and the arrest of two residents of Quebec on charges of possession, importation and trafficking. The arrests occurred last Wednesday (November 19) after CBSA officers intercepted a commercial […]

United Way at 84% of goal as campaigns continue

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton A sure sign the United Way campaign is winding down is the organizing of the Loaned Representative‘s last week. Each year, the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton, like most United Ways in North America, rely heavily on the Loaned Representative Program.  We are always sad to see […]

United Way campaign still tracking above last year’s pace at 80% of goal

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton Campaign reached 80% of its goal on the strength of Styrolution and other employee campaigns that have just wrapped up. I am very happy to report that we have raised so far over $1,550,000 and are well on our way toward […]

Man killed in early morning tractor/car crash on Petrolia LIne

Lambton OPP have confirmed the identity of a man killed in a crash between a farm tractor and a car that occurred early Friday morning. Craig Moffat, a 45-year-old Petrolia resident, was killed in the 5:30 a.m. accident which occurred on Petrolia Line between Mandaumin Road and Fairweather Road. The driver of the farm tractor, […]

Pat Davidson will not stand for re-election as Member of Parliament

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Sarnia-Lambton Member of Parliament Pat Davidson has officially announced to her constituents that she won’t run for re-election in an election expected to take place in October 2015, opening the door to other Conservative candidates potentially vying for the seat. Davidson was first elected to Parliament in 2006, defeating at the time the incumbent MP Roger […]

Local group takes major step forward in commercialization process for biomass feedstock

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It’s still early days when it comes to the development of a commercial plant capable of turning non-food biomass such as corn stalks and wheat straw into sugars for future processing into chemicals but Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has taken a big step in that direction with a funding announcement this week. BIC’s executive director, Dr. […]