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OPP hopes video will spark new leads in investigation of Karen Caughlin’s murder

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The continuing investigation of the murder of 14-year-old Karen Caughlin has prompted the OPP to produce a seven-minute video with the hope that it will generate new leads in a case that will be 40 years old on Sunday. Neither the family or the OPP is giving up hope that those responsible will be found. [...]

Lambton OPP continue to work on aftermath of Wednesday’s storm

Lambton OPP say they fielded approximately 75 traffic related calls for service between 12:00 noon March 12, 2014 and 5:30 a.m. March 13, 2014 and another 28 general calls for service during the same time period. Officers continue to work on Plank road in the area of LaSalle road to Petrolia line in particular, to [...]

OPP launches distracted driving campaign

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Distracted driving was cited as the number one killer on OPP patrolled roads in 2013 and Lambton OPP says its officers will be doing their best to ensure this doesn’t happen in 2014. The distracted driving campaign runs from March 8, 2014 – March 14, 2014 across the Province of Ontario and Lambton officers will be participating [...]

Lambton OPP continues its investigation of yesterday’s crashes

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Lambton OPP says it is continuing to investigate several accidents that occurred Thursday (Feb. 27), including one that resulted in two deaths. The fatalities occurred in the first accident, a multi-vehicle collision which took place around 8:30 a.m. in the west bound lanes of Highway 402 (just west of Oil Heritage Road). The road was closed [...]

Health system officials say better care comes from better coordination

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The provincial organization responsible for helping to improve the delivery of health services in the Sarnia-Lambton area says incremental improvements are being made in reducing “Alternate Level of Care”—the formal name for people who are in hospital but who don’t necessarily need hospital services (they are typically waiting for a nursing home bed). A report [...]

NOVA profits rise with surging fourth quarter improvements

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NOVA Chemicals, which has operations in Sarnia-Lambton, announced Thursday it earned nearly three times the profit in the fourth quarter of 2013 as it did in the comparable year earlier. For the entire 2013, NOVA earned $658 million. In 2012, the company posted profits of $531 million. The company said the improvement was largely due [...]

OPP say arrest made in connection with Point Edward break & enter

Lambton OPP say they have arrested a 30-year-old Sarnia man in connection with a break and enter on Louisa Street in Point Edward this past Saturday. The OPP say a subsequent investigation lead them to a Sarnia residence where the stolen items, including assorted jewellery and electronics, were allegedly found. The accused faces charges that [...]

Deadline for Driven to Quit Challenge is Feb. 28

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The deadline for Lambton County smokers to enter the Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge is February 28. The Challenge is a health promotion campaign intended to motivate adult tobacco users to quit smoking or other forms of tobacco for one month with the help of a support “buddy” for a chance to win [...]

Oil Museum taking part in National Energy Awareness Week

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The Oil Museum of Canada, which is located in Oil Springs, is suggesting area residents put Feb. 21-28 on their calendar as the organization celebrates Canada’s first-ever national energy awareness week. Let’s Talk Energy Week—IT’S ON! invites Canadians to explore and discuss the vital role energy plays in all aspects of our lives.  Visit letstalkenergy.ca [...]

Lambton County proposing 3.3 per cent tax increase in 2014 budget

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Lambton County property owners will pay 1.33 per cent more in taxes if a proposal made by Lambton County Council this week makes it through unscathed. County Council will meet next month to consider the proposed 2014 after the $187.1 million document was presented at a joint meeting of Lambton County Council Standing Committees on [...]