Archive for the ‘Lambton County’ Category

County offering positive parenting programs

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Lambton Public Health offers various parenting programs in communities across Lambton County. All sessions are FREE, and free child care is available, but space is limited. The programs include: Single Parenting, Creating a Healthy Life offers support and new ideas to help you meet the challenges of single parenting or co-parenting. Discover your strengths and [...]

OPP continue investigation of serious weekend crash

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Lambton OPP say they are continuing to investigate a serious two vehicle collision, which took place on Lambton Line, just east of Highway 40, on February 1, 2014 around 6:00 p.m. The collision required fire fighters to extricate a 52-year-old male driver of Wallaceburg, from his Chevrolet vehicle. That driver, as well as the 75-year-old [...]

After nine collisions on 402, OPP reminds drivers to take care

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Weather passing through the area on January 30, 2014 challenged drivers in Lambton County, especially on Highway 402. Lambton OPP responded to nine collisions, including a rollover as drivers dealt with the weather that brought, at times, blowing snow with white out conditions. No major injuries were reported. Motorists know that winter driving conditions can [...]

More cold on the way as Environment Canada issues alert

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Environment Canada has issued a wind chill warning for much of our area as well as beyond as a cold Arctic mass creates temperatures that will feel like -25 C today (Thursday) and down to -30 C tonight. Forecasters are expecting winds from the southwest to generate the wind chills, which could feel like temperatures [...]

Medical Officer of Health issues second cold weather alert of the season

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For the second time this winter season, Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a COLD WEATHER ALERT for Lambton County based on the latest weather forecast from Environment Canada that predicts the daily, low air temperature will drop to -16°C tonight.  The cold alert will remain in effect until Friday morning when temperatures are [...]

OPP says truck driver who hit cyclist faces charge

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Lambton OPP say an 18-year-old cyclist, Taylor Jackson of Warwick Township, remains in hospital with what are described as serious injuries after being hit by a truck Friday evening. Police have charged the driver of the truck, a 61-year-old Ethel, Ont., resident, with having defective brakes on a commercial vehicle.  

County looking for ‘specialty crop producer’ for its agricultural advisory committee

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The County of Lambton Agricultural Advisory Committee is looking for a “Specialty Crop Producer” to apply for a vacant committee position. The committee, in its fifth year, provides advice to the County of Lambton about agricultural and rural matters.  It meets at the County of Lambton Administration Building several times throughout the year. Interested applicants [...]

Plympton-Wyoming Mayor to host luncheon honouring community notables

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Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper will be hosting a Feb. 1, 2014 luncheon to honour recipients of Mayor’s Community Appreciation Awards. The noon event, admission for which is a donation to the Plympton-Wyoming Historical Society, is open to all. Tickets are available in advance only by calling Lonny (226-307-0523), Erin (519-845-3939) or Netty (519-899-4030). Those to [...]

Moore Optimist Club planning chocolate bar bingo for Jan. 25

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The Optimist Club of Moore is holding a Children’s Chocolate Bar Bingo event on Saturday, Jan. 25. The 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. event, which will be held at the Courtright Community Centre, is using for tickets and prizes what you might expect: a regular size chocolate bar. One bar gives participants one bingo card. [...]

Truck finds itself in ditch after leaving eastbound 402

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A transport truck driver discovered just how treacherous a bit of snow and ice can be on provincial highways when the vehicle left the eastbound lanes of Highway 402 mid-day Saturday. The incident occurred just west of Camlachie Road and required the services of a heavy-duty towing service to extricate the vehicle. There were no [...]