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Signs remain encouraging for a great finish to United Way campaign

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton In three and a half weeks, the campaign will all be but over.  There remains a great deal of work to do between now and then, the priority being to find almost $300,000 more to reach our target of $1.870 million. Shell Canada and LANXESS are [...]

Point Edward mayor stepping down, citing health issues

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Point Edward Mayor Dick Kirkland, a fixture in the political scene in the area for years, is stepping aside to deal with health issues. Kirkland, who is 80, made the announcement earlier this week. A special meeting of Point Edward Council has been set for next Monday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. to deal with [...]

Young Professionals meeting at Limbo Lounge

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Young Professionals of Sarnia-Lambton will be meeting Thursday November 28th at Limbo Lounge from 4:30pm-6:30pm. An opportunity for young professionals to develop business relationships, network, socialize and share valuable experiences. For more information and details contact Adam Rose, Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce at (519)336-2400 x226 or email arose@sarnialambtonchamber.com

‘Finding Balance’ Helps Seniors Prevent Falls

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While falls may be the leading cause of serious injuries in older adults, Finding Balance, a new online education resource for Lambton County residents, is taking steps to prevent a fall before it happens. “Every year, 1-in-3 older adults will fall,” said Marnie Garrett, Public Health Nurse with Lambton Public Health. “One problem with preventing [...]

Lambton residents to benefit from ’211′ service

Lambton County residents seeking information during a major emergency will now have an additional resource at their disposal. The County of Lambton has partnered with 211 Ontario for that agency to answer telephone calls from residents seeking answers to urgent questions. 211 Ontario operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, providing service [...]

United Way campaign now more than 80% of this year’s goal

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton Thanks to the outstanding efforts at Enbridge Pipelines, TransAlta, and others, we have now surpassed the 80% level of the campaign. In fact, we are sitting at about 82% of the $1.87 Million target which represents $1,530,000 to date. At this stage in the campaign, our [...]

Operation Christmas Tree Underway

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The Moore Optimist Club is heading into their 32nd year of Operation Christmas Tree, a holiday food and toy collection program for local less fortunate families. On Saturday, December 14, the Optimists, in partnership with the Corunna OPP Detachment, will host a goods drive-through, inviting the community to drop off new toys, food or cash [...]

Experts say good choices come from ‘thinking about drinking’

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If alcohol consumption is a choice you make to relax, celebrate or entertain, Lambton Public Health suggests thinking about drinking safely to help avoid negative consequences. “Some alcohol-related decisions may seem pretty good at the time, but in reality they aren’t always good ones,” said Terry Easterby Health Promoter with Lambton Public Health. “Alcohol impairs [...]

United Way campaign remains focused with 77% of goal achieved

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The campaign jumped this past week and has now achieved almost 77% of the $1,870,000 goal.  In fact, we are currently sitting at $1,430,000 thanks to some generous contributions from the Construction sector and CF Industries in Courtright. These two campaign totals single handedly increased our [...]

Police in Point Edward to offer useful information to seniors this Wednesday evening

The Lambton OPP has teamed up with the Point Edward Police Services Board to provide a free community information session for older adults on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Point Edward Community Hall located at 210 Monk Street in the Village of Point Edward. Ontario’s senior population is growing at a rapid rate [...]