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Figure skating carnival today in Watford

  Skating enthusiasts from East Lambton and West Middlesex are converging on Watford today (Saturday) for the annual Watford Figure Skating Carnival. Two-hour hows at the Watford Arena are scheduled for 1 and 7 pm.  

Canadians will go the polls on May 2

  It's now official. Canadians, including those in Sarnia-Lambton and Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, will be going to the polls Monday, May 2. Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the Governor-General this morning and David Johnston agreed to dissolve parliament paving the way for a general election. On Friday, the Conservatives were defeated in a non-confidence in the House [...]

Canadians heading to the polls following the defeat of the Harper government

  The Liberals, New Democrats and Bloc Quebecois have pooled their votes to defeat the Harper government on a motion of non-confidence this afternoon. It's expected Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit the Governor-General tomorrow morning to ask that the 40th parliament of Canada be dissolved. Once that is done, campaigning across the country, including [...]

Sarnia-Lambton’s business Oscars to be handed out tonight

  And the winner is….. That phrase will make many hold their breath tonight waiting for winners to be announced at the annual Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Awards Night at the Imperial Theatre for the Performing Arts in Sarnia. The evening begins with a wine reception at 6:45 and the awards will [...]

United Way announces award winners

A long-time volunteer with the The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton has been chosen as its 2011 Volunteer of the Year. The honour, handed to Pierre Soulard, was announced during the local United Way's 54th annual Annual General Meeting last evening.  “Mr. Soulard has dedicated countless hours to the organization in many different capacities,” said a [...]

UPDATE: Freezing rain warning issued for Sarnia-Lambton

Motorists and pedestrians should both exercise extreme caution today as a freezing rain warning has been issued for Sarna-Lambton. Freezing rain mixed at times with ice pellets and wet snow is expected today across Southwestern and Environment Canada says it may persist across the region for several hours today before turning to snow by this [...]

UPDATE: Newcomers and immigrants information fair is still on for tonight

The public, employers and community agencies will have a chance tonight to find out what services and resources are available to their employees and clients who are newcomers or immigrants to the area. To that end, The County of Lambton's Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Council is hoping to make those resources more apparent by offering [...]

Messy weather bearing down on Sarnia-Lambton

  Environment Canada says an early spring storm is heading our way. The latest forecast says rain will begin in Sarnia-Lambton this afternoon, before changing to a mix of freezing rain and snow after midnight. About 5 centimetres of snow is expected to fall by Wednesday afternoon.  

Local health officials say it’s a good time to check well water

  With warmer temperatures upon us, the County of Lambton Community Health Services Department says it's time for residents with private wells to check the safety of their well water. "We recommend residents sample well water at least three times per year in the spring, summer, and fall," says Theresa Warren, Public Health Inspector with [...]

Lambton County Council approves 2011 budget

  Lambton County Council has approved the Corporation's 2011 budget that maintains current service levels, adds funds to reserves and continues to make strides in reducing debt while delivering a 0% tax increase. "Even though on average, the assessed value of properties after real growth increased 4.52% in 2011, the County's tax rate will decrease [...]