Archive for the ‘Where we live’ Category

Leap year babies just can’t get enough of today

It's a leap year!

If asked how old he is today, Samuel Sanderson might tell you he's four, but he wouldn't necessarily be wrong if he were to say one. That's because Samuel, son of Petrolia residents Ryan and Jackie Sanderson, was born in the early morning hours of February 29, 2008, the last leap day. Young Mr. Sanderson [...]

All suspects in custody facing attempted murder charges

The three male suspects alleged involved in a incident at an Erie St. address where a man sustained a gunshot wound are in custody and will appear in Sarnia court today. The three men, ages 22, 31 and 32 are each facing an attempted murder charge among other charges. The victim remains in hospital with [...]

Missing man found dead in field by OPP

Lambton OPP say they have discovered the body of 44-year-old Christopher Labadie who had been missing since Feb. 22, 2012. Mr. Labadie's body was found on Sunday (Feb. 26) in a field in the area of Kimball Road and Stanley Line. He was believed to have been riding an ATV when he went missing. A [...]

North Lambton Lodge lauded by provincial group

North Lambton Lodge has received a provincial quality improvement award, under the Residents First initiative. Launched by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care in 2010, Residents First trains leaders and staff within long-term care Homes to provide them with the tools they need to lead quality improvement projects, to identify and analyze problems, propose [...]

Highlights of Plympton-Wyoming Council

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., the Town of Plympton-Wyoming Council: · Endorsed the resolution from the Ontario Urban Forest Council, which calls on Federal and Provincial governments to take leadership roles in recognizing the need to support urban forestry, by establishing urban forestry mandates and programs which includes [...]

Impaired driving remains a lingering issue in the area

impaired driving

Some drivers apparently still aren't getting the message that drinking and driving don't mix. Lambton OPP report two individual cases where drivers were behind the wheel in an alleged state of intoxication. The first, in Sarnia, occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 22), when an OPP officer, travelling south along Christina St. near Maxwell observed [...]

Transport truck and trailer went off the road on Saturday

Transport truck and trailer went off the road on February 11

A transport truck and attached trailer went off the road Saturday afternoon (Feb. 11, 2012) on westbound 402 just east of Oil Heritage Road. Lambton OPP wouldn't allow the truck to be towed until today due to harsh conditions that were present when the accident happened. As of late this morning, the truck and trailer [...]

Arsonist sentenced for setting fires outside a home after seeing girlfriend with another man

Curtis Edward McBean, 22, of Plympton-Wyoming, has been sentenced in Sarnia to 22 days in jail for setting two fires outside a home to frighten a girlfriend that he saw with another man. McBean previously pled guilty to arson, harassment of the woman by watching a home, and damaging a vehicle. Defense attorney David Stoesser [...]

Lambton Shores mayor wants council to have ‘open and transparent discussion’ about sewage plant report

Lambton Shores Mayor Bill Weber is hoping for an "open and transparent discussion" at a special meeting of Lambton Shores council Thursday regarding the ramifications of council's earlier decision not to proceed with a Tri-County Sewage Treatment plan that expired Jan. 31. Staff at Lambton Shores has been asked to determine if the deadline can [...]

Enniskillen gets new councillor to fill spot vacated by Jim Burns

Enniskillen Township has a new councillor. Christine Greydanus was elected Monday (jan. 23) in a special election to fill a position vacated by a former Lambton County warden and mayor of the local municipality. She defeated opponents Corey Mckinnon and Ken Dunlop,  The election became necessary on the departure of Jim Burns, who was hired [...]