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Day three of The Storm. The Canadian Forces has been called in to help

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A Hercules C-130 and two Griffon helicopters have taken off from London Airport and are now surveying the situation over highway 402 where more than 300 motorists have been stranded by a vicious winter storm. The aircraft are looking for a place to land in order to start plucking the motorists from the highway. The [...]

Update: State of Emergency declared by Lambton Warden Steve Arnold

A state of emergency has been declared in Lambton County. Warden Steve Arnold made the declaration late Monday night. Police estimate 360 people are still stranded tonight on highway 402 between the London Line overpass, just west of Warwick Village, and Sarnia.  The highway has been shut down in both directions from the Blue Water Bridge [...]

Weather continues to wreak havoc with travelers

Provincial Police in Lambton have now set up two more warming centres for those caught in the ongoing winter storm to stay warm and use washroom facilities. In addition to the earlier announcements of centre at Shores Recreation Centre on Amtelecom Parkway in Forest and the Community Hall and Fire Department on Egremont Road in [...]

Update: Highway 402 closed. Police advise everyone to stay home!

Highway 402 Closed  Stay home! That's the simple, straightforward message from area police as the region continues to be in the grasp of a winter storm. Highway 402 from the border to east of the Lambton County line has now been closed in both directions. Lambton OPP Constable John Reurink says driving conditions are 'ridiculous' [...]

You can stop dreaming about a white Christmas; it’s already here

The calendar indicates winter does not arrive until next week, but one would never know by looking outside. Snow and blowing snow has buffeted our coverage area since Sunday morning and a snowsquall warning remains in effect. A gusty northwest wind up to 80 km./hr. will blow the snow around making driving virtually impossible. All schools [...]

So, you think you can write? may be the spot . . .

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Less than a month since the Website went "live," is getting ready to increase its stable of writers–especially people who want to advance the vision of the local news Website. "When the idea behind was first conceived, it was about advancing the opportunity to contribute to the fabric of the community we serve,' [...]