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Health system officials say better care comes from better coordination


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 [...]

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 [...]

Petrolia Library wants to help preserve those family members

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Concerned about keeping various paper-based (photos, documents, etc.) memories safe? The Petrolia Library has organized a Family History Scanning Day at the branch this Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., during which time representatives from Petrolia Heritage, the Lambton branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Lambton County Archives will be [...]

Lambton OPP say two officers assaulted during arrest

A 19-year-old Sarnia man faces charges related to a disturbance in Petrolia early Sunday morning (Feb. 16) during which two Lambton OPP officers were assaulted, one seriously to have sought treatment in hospital. OPP say the incident occurred in response to a disturbance at the corner of Eureka Street and James Street. Two men were [...]

Petrolia man charged after OPP investigation of single-vehicle collision

Lambton OPP say they have charged a 22-year-old Petrolia man with impaired driving causing bodily harm and driving over the legal limit as the result of an investigation into a serious single motor vehicle collision that occurred Thursday  (Feb. 13) at around 8:30 p.m. A passenger in the vehicle, 21-year-old Danny Gibbons, also from Petrolia, [...]

Family owned Fiddick’s celebrates grand opening of 36 new long-term care beds for Petrolia

Maxine Fiddick with grandsons Zackary (left) and Jonathan at Thursday's grand opening of the Petrolia nursing home's 36 long-term care beds.

Family was front and centre at a grand opening celebration of 36 long-term care beds at Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia today (Thursday, Feb. 13). Gary Switzer, CEO of the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network, was on hand, as was the chair of the LHIN, Dr. Martin Girash. Switzer emphasized the importance of [...]