Archive for the ‘Point Edward’ Category

United Way reaches its $1.85 million goal–and then some

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It's an early Christmas gift for the thousands of area residents who depend on funding from the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton. The campaign has surpassed its goal for 2010 and now stands at $1.86 million. "The campaign ran smoothly all season long thanks to the countless volunteers within the various worksites across Lambton County," said a [...]

The host team wins one and loses one at the Silver Stick tournament in Watford

The East Lambton Eagles Pee Wees have split their first two games at the 51st annual Roy Caley Memorial Silver Stick Tournament in Watford.   The Eagles beat Burford, 3-2 in overtime in their opener, but lost 5-4 in overtime to Ilderton in game number two. Elsewhere, Mooretown edged St. Thomas, 4-3 and lost to [...]

Bailey calls on McGuinty to enforce Consumer Protection Act in wake of alleged ‘gouging’

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Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey is calling on the provincial government to fully enforce the Consumer Protection Act in the wake of reports that some motorists were charged exorbitant towing fees when they were forced to abandon their snow-trapped vehicles on Highway 402 this week.   Bailey says a section of the act prohibits companies from [...]

MP Bev Shipley says thank you to those who helped in the storm

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Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Member of Parliament Bev Shipley has tipped his hat to everyone who pitched in to help during this week's storm that ravaged Sarnia-Lambton and parts of Middlesex County.   "Like many of you, I am amazed that in the course of this event, there were no serious injuries and not a single fatality (in [...]

State of Emergency in Lambton is lifted. Highway 402 is open in both directions

The State of Emergency in Lambton County is now over.   Warden Steve Arnold lifted the declaration this morning at 8:15, two and a half days after it was imposed late Monday evening.   "After consultation with affected municipal partners, emergency responders and municipal staff, we have determined that operations are now returning to normal [...]

The Storm is the topic tonight on “Wright to the Point” on TVCOGECO.

City and council officials will join Barry Wright to talk about this week's storm on "Wright to the Point" on TVCOGECO tonight at 7 p.m. The program will also be rebroadcast on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 19 at 12 noon.  

Eastbound 402 now open. Work on westbound 402 continues

Eastbound highway 402 from the Blue Water Bridge all the way to London has now been reopened.  However, police continue to advise motorists to drive with caution due to icy and snow covered sections.   Westbound highway 402 remains closed between Nauvoo Road (the Watford cutoff) and Mandaumin Road (county road 26) as snow removal [...]

Winter storm update: Rescue efforts continue

Rescue efforts continue today in the wake of a vicious winter storm that has dumped voluminous amounts of snow on the region since Sunday. As of 4:30 this afternoon, there were more than 500 people who had been taken to warming centres located at the Fairgrounds in Wyoming, the Legion in Wyoming and the Oil [...]

Military helicopters begin the rescue in Lambton

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Canadian Forces helicopters have begun to pluck stranded motorists from highway 402.   So far, the Griffon choppers have been able to rescue about 20 people and drop them off at the Farigrounds in Wyoming which has been opened as a warming centre by the Township of Plympton-Wyoming or at Chris Hadfield Airport in Sarnia. [...]

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 [...]