Archive for the ‘Lambton County’ Category

Three U.S. citizens arrested after border incident

Lambton OPP say they have laid weaponsand drug charges against three American citizens after an incident at the Blue Water Bridge on Saturday evening. The incident, which occurred around 7:30 p.m., involved a 19-year-old female driver, a 24-year-old male passenger and a 26-year-old male passenger, all of whom remained in custody Sunday. They are to [...]

Area beaches tested ‘safe’ this week

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In a practice that is now standard through the summer months, the County of Lambton Medical Officer of Health is advising there were no beaches identified as being unsafe for swimming this week. Lake Huron beaches sampled include Grand Bend (North Beach and South Beach), Highland Glen, Bright’s Grove (including Mike Weir Park), Canatara Park, [...]

OPP see approach of young girl by stranger as reason enough to issue reminder

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Lambton OPP say a young girl who was approached by a stranger while she was out for a walk in Petrolia earlier this week is reason enough to remind people to contact officers if similar events occur. In the incident this week, which occurred Monday (May 26) around 6 p.m., the girl was walking her [...]

Lambton OPP recover body from St. Clair River south of Blue Water Bridge

Lambton OPP say they have recovered a body they believe to be the person who is said to have jumped off the Blue Water Bridge last Thursday (May 22). The discovery of the body was made at about 11:30 a.m. today (Monday, May 26) after an extensive search involving area first responders. A post mortem [...]

OPP investigating report of jump from Blue Water Bridge

On May 22, 2014 just after 10 a.m. Lambton Ontario Provincial Police along with Lambton Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Point Edward Fire Service responded to the Blue Water Bridge after receiving a call that a vehicle driver had abandoned a motor vehicle on the north span of the bridge, and that the driver allegedly jumped from [...]

Officers at Blue Water Bridge find ‘significant’ amounts of cocaine hidden in pickup truck

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A “significant” seizure of more than 123 kilograms of suspected cocaine has been made at the Blue Water Bridge in an incident that occurred May 6. Canadian Border Security Agency officers found the drugs after a detector dog prompted a further examination. Two men from Stoney Creek, Ont., face charges after allegedly bringing in the [...]

OPP urging caution for operators of off-road vehicles and motorcycles during long weekend

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The Ontario Provincial Police is reporting that off-road vehicle (ORV) deaths have reached a four-year high and the causal factors have the OPP concerned heading into the Victoria Day Long Weekend. A total of 20 people died in ORV incidents in OPP jurisdiction during 2013, compared to 12 in 2012, 14 in 2011 and 17 in 2010.  Of the 20 fatalities in 2013, 13 of them were [...]

Road construction on Venetian Boulevard to begin this week

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The second phase of a $1.4 million roads project that will see the reconstruction of parts of Venetian Boulevard in Point Edward will begin this week, weather permitting. The first phase of the project, a total reconstruction of a one-block section of Alexandra Street, will now serve as access to Purdy’s Fisheries, Bridgeview Marina and [...]

Doors Open Lambton County is opportunity to take closer look at landmark sites

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Doors Open Lambton County, a two-day project set for June 21 and 22, will feature 44 sites exploring the area’s contribution to the First World War (1914-18), the incorporation of the City of Sarnia in 1914, and many other community achievements of the last 100 years. Visitors to the sites will have an opportunity to go [...]

County childcare facility gets three-week reprieve on closure decision

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Lambton County Council has put at least a “pause” on a process that would have set in motion the closure of Coronation Park Day Nursery, a facility that is facing an annual $1.1 million shortfall. Councillors decided to table the staff report for 21 days, allowing for union representatives, employees and parents to meet, potentially [...]