Archive for the ‘Lambton County’ Category

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

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts

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 [...]

‘Mantracker’ visits Camp Attawandaron during international Scouts event

Mantracker star Terry Grant, who is Scouts Canada's Chief Scout, visited Camp Attawandaron this past weekend. Rob Tuer (left) was one of the committee members organizing the event, attended by about 1,000 Scouts from Canada and the U.S.

Fans of TV’s Mantracker program, which stars Terry Grant Subject, would surely have been pleased. The iconic Grant, who also happens to be Chief Scout for Scouts Canada, was in the area last weekend at Camp Attawandaron’s International Camporee, the 30th anniversary of the international event. Local committee member Rob Tuer said he was able [...]

Petrolia volunteer named Warden’s ‘Citizen of Month’

Warden's Citizen of the Month - April

Denise Thibeault, a tireless volunteer and resident of Petrolia, has been named “Citizen of the Month” by Lambton County Warden Todd Case. Thibeault, who is a member of the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia advisory committee and, this past year served as chair of the local Volunteer Business Group, said the award, presented on Tuesday (April 29), [...]

Crime Stoppers looking for help in two separate thefts

Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers is looking for information about two Break and Enters which occurred recently in St Clair Township. The first occurred sometime between March 21-24 at a property on Polymoore Drive. Culprits cut through the fence and entered trailers stealing various items. The second occurred sometime between March 23-29 at a residence in [...]

Household hazardous waste depot is open this Saturday

The second of six planned Household Hazardous Waste days in Lambton County  being held year will occur this Saturday (April 26) at the Clean Harbors Canada Inc. facility at 4090 Telfer Road in St. Clair Township. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is intended to give residents the opportunity to properly [...]

New Habitat for Humanity Home—31st in the area—breaks ground

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Habitat for Humanity Sarnia-Lambton broke ground today on its 31st home, unique in that it is the first of the faith-based organization’s “women build” ventures. The home to be built is on Northridge Place in Petrolia (at the east end of the Town, north of the Beer Store). David Butler, who serves as president of [...]