Archive for the ‘Oil Springs’ Category

Sarnia-Lambton candidates tackle a variety of issues at meeting

  If any of the estimated 100 people in attendance at an all-candidates meeting on Tuesday at the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club were expecting a home run from any of the five candidates in Sarnia-Lambton riding they went away disappointed. The candidates towed their respective party lines when answering questions about the economy, renewable […]

Thousands vote in advance polls in Sarnia-Lambton

  Steady. That's how the returning officer for Sarnia-Lambton described three days of advance polls that ended on Monday. “We had between six and seven thousand, (ballots casts), said Mary O'Bradovic. “It (the turnout) was almost exactly the same as last time,” she added. Like many other areas, O'Bradovic said she and her staff had […]

Bailey’s “Call Before You Dig” bill receives unanimous support at second reading

  Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey's private member’s bill dubbed the “Call Before You Dig” Act that, if passed, will establish Ontario One Call Ltd. as a not-for-profit call centre, a single point-of-contact for all underground utility location services in Ontario has passed unanimously through second reading at Queen's Park.   “I’m very happy that the […]

Local welfare trend continues to climb

  The welfare rolls in Sarnia-Lambton continue to rise. The latest statistics indicate 2,775 people were on Ontario Works in March. That's an 8.2 per cent increase since the beginning of the 2011 It's also an increase of more than one thousand cases or 64 per cent in the past five years.

“Wright to the Point” airs tonight at 7 pm on TVCOGECO

  Hundreds of developmentally-challenged individuals in Sarnia-Lambton are not getting the timely care they need due to a lack of provincial funding. That was the message today from Community Living Sarnia-Lambton. John Hagens, the executive director of that group will join Barry Wright on “Wright to the Point” tonight on TVCOGECO to talk more about […]

Snow in the forecast for today and tomorrow

  And you thought it was safe to store the snow shovel in the shed! A band of mixed precipitation has moved into our area and the weak system is expected to drop about 5 cm. (2 inches) of snow on the region before tapering off the rain this afternoon. More flurries are in the […]

MPP Bailey introduces bill to make digging safer in Ontario

  Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey has introduced a private member’s bill entitled the ‘Ontario One Call Act, 2011’, that, when passed, will establish Ontario One Call Ltd. as a not-for-profit call centre, a single point-of-contact for all underground utility location services in Ontario. “Across Ontario, hidden just below our feet, there is a complex and growing network […]

Local jail delegation stonewalled in Toronto; Bradley

  Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley says he was appalled and disappointed at the lack of respect shown a local delegation today by Ontario's Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Jim Bradley. The local group, made up of representatives from business, labour, legal and First Nations communities, went to Queen's Park to ask for, among […]

Copper wire taken from near Oil Springs

  Lambton OPP is probing the theft of 45 metres (150 feet) of copper wire from a cellular tower and surrounding hydro poles just west of Oil Springs. Police says thieves broke in through an exterior fence sometime before noon on Wednesday. The investigation is continuing.   

Mark Davis hired by Lambton Shores Predators

  The Lambton Shores Predators have hired a veteran coach to help turn around the fortunes of the struggling Forest-based Junior "B" hockey club. The Preds have given the job to Mark Davis. The Corunna native has both minor and junior coaching experience in Sarnia, Petrolia, Mooretown, Chatham and most recently with the Wallaceburg Lakers. […]