Archive for the ‘Point Edward’ Category

Jack Rand dies at the age of 75

The chair of the Point Edward Police Commission has passed away. Jack Rand died in London on Friday (September 30) at the age of 75.   Mr. Rand was a member of the Golden “K” Kiwanis Club and a member of both the Sarnia-Lambton and Port Huron Sports Hall of Fame.   His funeral will [...]

RCMP warning against counterfeit merchandise

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  The Sarnia detachment of the RCMP is reminding consumers to be careful what they buy after 100 counterfeit "lululemon" items were seized from a house party in Point Edward earlier this month.   Counterfeit items are often cheaply made and do not meet Canadian Standards not only do they defraud consumers, but also represent [...]

Jim Burns becomes Point Edward CAO today

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Former Lambton County Warden Jim Burns begins a new job today. (Monday, September 26) Earlier this month, Burns accepted a position as Chief Administrative Officer for the Village of Point Edward. As a condition of his employment, Burns will step down as Mayor of Enniskillen Township at the end of this week.   Point Edward [...]

New season of “Wright to the Point” begins tonight on TVCOGECO

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Stacy Cattran, the co-organizer of the A Walk to Remember the Victims of Asbestos, will be the lead guest tonight as "Wright to the Point" kicks off a new season on TVCOGECO. Cattran will speak to host Barry Wright about the vigil and walk in Sarnia on September 30 and October 1 to remember asbestos [...]

Sarnia-Lambton candidates debate the future of local jail

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The Liberal Party candidate in the Sarnia-Lambton riding has challenged the electorate to look beyond the rhetoric when it comes to the future of the Sarnia Jail. “We need a champion,” said Stephanie Barry, speaking to reporters following an all-candidates meeting sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sarnia on Monday afternoon. Barry said she would [...]

Day three of search for missing diver in St. Clair River

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The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) is back in the water this morning (Wednesday, September 14) searching for a missing diver who failed to surface Monday afternoon after diving with two other men in the St. Clair River near the Blue Water Bridges. The missing diver has been identified as Wilnelmus BARDOEL, 48, [...]

Updated: Search resumes today for missing diver

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The search continues today (Tuesday, September 13) for a diver who is missing in the St. Clair River near the Blue Water bridges. Lambton OPP are involved in a multi-jurisdictional land and water search for a diver who went missing Monday afternoon. The searchers include not only the OPP but first responders from Point Edward [...]

Former Warden Jim Burns will be new CAO at Point Edward

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Jim Burns, a former warden of Lambton County, has been hired as the new chief administrative officer of the village of Point Edward, replacing Peggy Cramp, who is retiring. Burns, who is currently mayor of the municipality of Enniskillen and as such sits on county council  will take over on Sept. 26. Point Edward Mayor [...]

Housing starts down in Sarnia and area

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Housing starts in the Sarnia region continue to lag behind last year's pace. Canada Mortgage and Housing says construction on only ten homes started in August, down from 23 a year. Year to date, the number of housing starts in the area defined as Sarnia, Point Edward and St. Clair Township are down 35 per [...]

Point Edward firefighters travel to Ottawa to honour fallen colleague

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Volunteer firefighters from Point Edward will be in Ottawa for the National Firefighters Memorial service on Sunday. The names of firefighters killed in the past year will be read aloud. The list includes Gary Kendall, 51, who died the day after an ice training exercise on the St. Clair River in January 2010. During the [...]