Archive for the ‘Lambton County’ Category

45-year-old, convicted of a murder three decades ago, is sentenced as adult

A 45-year-old, whose identity had until today (Thursday) been under a publication ban, has been sentenced as an adult, meaning he will serve at least seven years before being able to apply for parole. Christopher Ellacott, who was 15 at the time of the murder of 70-year-old Velma Thomson, was convicted almost a year ago [...]

U.S. man arrested after attempt to enter Canada with loaded, prohibited firearm

  Lambton OPP say they have a 70-year-old Dayton, Ohio, man in custody and awaiting a bail hearing after being found with a loaded, prohibited firearm while attempting to enter Canada at the Blue Water Bridge entry point on Wednesday afternoon (March 20).. After arriving at the primary inspection in the late afternoon, the man [...]

County sets tax increase of 2.11% as it continues to look for ways to boost revenue

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Property owners in Lambton County will see a 2.11% tax increase in 2013 after Council approved a total spending budget of $180,782,329—$65,658,988 of which will be from taxation. Several adjustments were made to the original budget proposal put forward in February. That would have increased taxes by 2.0%. those changes include: The County will now [...]

Local Summer Company program opens its doors to applicants

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The Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton, with funding provided through the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, is doing its part in helping to raise a new generation of entrepreneurs through its Summer Company program. There are seven positions available for funding and applications, which are due May 17, are on a first-come, first-served [...]

Planned First Nations protest related to pipeline reversal will impact contract workers’ pay

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A planned protest of a proposed pipeline reversal project may not change the hearts and minds of the people on the National Energy Board who will ultimately decide whether oil flows from west to east, but it will impact the paycheques of contract workers who have been told not to show up for work this [...]

Driver who failed to stop at RIDE checkpoint faces drunk driving, dangerous driving charges

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  It could have been worse. A lot worse. Lambton OPP say a 36-year-old Enniskillen Township driver now faces charges of speeding, dangerous driving and impaired driving after failing to stop at a RIDE location set up at Forest Road and Churchill Line late Saturday night (March 9). Officers, who saw a Dodge vehicle speeding [...]

Lambton OPP say break and enter results in loss of die-cast cars

Lambton OPP say a forced entry of an out-building in the 6000 block of Hickory Creek Line in Warwick Township earlier this month left the owner of the property minus "a significant number" of die-cast cars. Entry to the building was gained by forcing open a front door, say police. While Lambton OPP are continuing [...]

OPP nab another one accused of driving drunk

Lambton OPP say a 25-year-old Plympton-Wyoming woman will appear in a Sarnia court on April 8 after being pulled over Tuesday (March 5). Police say they responded to a traffic complaint on Lakeshore Road in the area of Mandaumin Road, eventually stopping the vehicle on O'Brien Road. The officer, in speaking with the driver, determined [...]

Lambton County libraries rolling out a carpet of activities during March Break

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  Lambton County’s libraries are offering fun activities for children and tweens during next week's March Break (March 11-15).  Pre-registration is required for all programs (contact the individual library) except those specified as a “drop-in” by. The programs are free unless otherwise noted.  Alvinston Library (519-898-2921) Wii, Lego, movies, cyber games and crafts – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. [...]

Lambton County Council meeting highlights

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Lambton County Council:    —Ratified a four-year collective agreement with 61 employees in the Public Health Services Division.  The deal is retroactive to January 1, 2013.  Employees are represented by CUPE Local 1291.   —Heard a presentation from Autism Ontario regarding World Autism Day, April 2, 2013. —Received [...]