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OPP arrest two area men, both charged with sexual assault

  Lambton OPP say they have arrested two men, charging both with three counts of sexual assault. Both John Brunton, 61, of Sarnia, and 67-year-old Roger Brunton of Point Edward are alleged to have made the assaults in Point Edward over the past year. Additionally John Brunton is charged with one count of assault. The [...]

Voices from Lambton’s Past: First of four road trips to enjoy

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By BOB McCARTHY As the weather improves, we all begin to think about going out for an afternoon drive. Back in 1999, at the time of Lambton County’s sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) my wife and I drove all over our county, searching out historic points of interest. The result was four driving tours of Lambton [...]

Environment Canada issues severe thunderstorm warning for area


Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Sarnia-Lambton.  The event, which is said to come between 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening may be accompanied by torrential rain, strong wind gusts and large hail. Officials are warning to take cover immediately if the system hits.

Free child car seat clinic scheduled for May 10

A FREE child car seat clinic will be held Thursday, May 10 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Wyoming United Church, 730 Second St., Wyoming. To ensure proper installation of the child restraint, parents and caregivers must: Install the car seat prior to the clinic Bring the car seat manual Bring the vehicle manual Bring [...]

Real estate sales edge 1% higher than year ago as summer season poised to ramp up


The local real estate association says it is pleased with sales figures reflecting a "fairly consistent" performance compared with the same-month sales in the last three years. Donna Mathewson, president of the Sarnia-Lambton Real Estate Board, told reporters at a monthly review that sales in the month totalled nearly $36 million, a 1% increase over April 2011 [...]

Celebration of Lights offering Red Solo wine cup as Mother’s Day fundraiser

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  Looking for a somewhat "unique" gift for Mom this month (hint, May 13 is Mother's Day), one consideration might be the Red Solo wine cup with glass base that the Celebration of Lights committee is offering. The $5 gift will see all proceeds going to help refurbish festival displays at Centennial Park, says coordinator [...]

County reminding parents/guardians of legal need to report vaccinations


  Staying up-to-date with your child's immunizations is important, and so is reporting the vaccination record, say officials at Lambton County's Community Health Services Department. in fact, provincial legislation requires the county to keep a vaccination record of every child attending school, with the record required for attendance. When children receive a vaccination at the family's [...]

Lambton County has new Medical Officer of Health

Sudit Ranade

Lambton County has hired a new Medical Officer of Health, replacing Dr. Chris Greensmith, who has been in the position since 1988 in either a permanent or acting capacity. The new MOH is Dr. Sudit Ranade, who will begin work September 24. Dr. Ranade, who is currently completing his Royal College certification in Public Health and [...]

Pet of the Week: Ollie the cat is ready for adoption

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Ollie, a female one-year-old domestic shorthair mix, would make a great family pet. You can get yourself introduced to Ollie (or any other prospective pet) at the Sarnia & District Humane Society shelter on Exmouth Street, west of Front St. in Sarnia. "Pet of the Week" is presented as a public service by in [...]

Breaching Vista to kick off July 14 Bayfest evening


  Ontario’s own Breaching Vista will kick the night off on July 14th, supporting Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, and Bleeker Ridge. Rogers Bayfest always supports great up and coming talent and Breaching Vista is one of our SonicBids winners. Their new album “Vera City” is making waves and the critics are digging their straight up rock sound. Since their [...]