Archive for the ‘Point Edward’ Category

Six candidates now on the ballot in Sarnia-Lambton


And then there were six. That's how many candidates now are vying for the provincial seat in the Sarnia-Lambton riding. The latest two to step forward are Andy Bruziewicz and Andrew Falby. Bruziewicz will run as an independent and Falby will carry the Ontario Libertarian Party banner. Others in the race are Progressive Conservative Bob […]

Blue Water Bridge tolls going up a quarter Oct. 1

Toll rates for vehicles headed to the U.S. are going up by a quarter to $3.25, with a roll of tokens that once cost $40 (U.S. or Canadian currency) now set to increase to $45. Tolls for U.S. bound commercial trucks is also increasing, by 25 cents an axle. Those rates will change on Jan. […]

LCBO lowers markup on product sold at Duty Free Shops

The province has responded to arguments from industry leaders, including the Ontario Duty Free Association, in lowering the LCBO's mark-up on spirits low-alcohol spirits and brandy sold in land-based duty free stores, a change said to improve competitiveness and generate jobs. A letter from Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley to the CEO of the Liquor Control […]

Point Edward donates to Goderich relief


The Village of Point Edward has donated $10,000 towards the cleanup in Goderich in the wake of an F-3 tornado that hit the Lake Huron shoreline community last Sunday. Mayor Dick Kirkland says the cash donation is the best way to proceed, because sending staff might have impacted regular service to village residents. Earlier this […]

Local vigil tonight for Jack Layton


Local residents will have a final opportunity to express their appreciation for Jack Layton during a candlelight vigil scheduled for tonight in Centennial Park. Mourners will gather tonight at 9 pm near the boat launch for an informal ceremony. The crowd will walk along the waterfront with candles, and gather at McPherson fountain for a […]

Local ceremony Friday night to honour Jack Layton


A local ceremony in memory of Jack Layton is scheduled this Friday night in Centennial Park. At 9PM, the crowd will walk from near the boat launch along the waterfront with candles, and gather at the fountain for a vigil. “ Mourners are asked to bring a candle and may choose to wear orange,” said […]

Sarnia Mayor to meet with other host OLG communities this Wednesday

Some 16 communities, including Sarnia and Point Edward, will send representatives to a scheduled meeting with the OLG this Wednesday where the concerns of the municipalities faced with a reduction in their revenue sharing will be discussed. Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley and Point Edward Mayor Dick Kirkland are among those attending. A total of 22 […]

Daring rescue averts tragedy in St. Clair River

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An off duty Point Edward volunteer firefighter and a private citizen are being commended for possibly averting a tragedy in the St. Clair River under the Blue Water Bridge just before 3 this afternoon. Lambton OPP say the pair grabbed a child's flotation ring and boogie board to rescue one of three swimmers who began […]

Police identify man pulled from St. Clair River

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Lambton OPP have now identified a man pulled from the St. Clair River under the Blue Water Bridge earlier this week. Alfred Lagasse, 43, of Gloucester, (a neighbourhood in Ottawa) was taken to Bluewater Health after police and EMS unit responded to the water just before 4 pm on Tuesday. A post mortem indicates the […]

Swimmer dies after being pulled from under Blue Water Bridge

A 43-year-od man pulled from the St. Clair River near the Blue Water Bridge just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 16 died after being transported to Bluewater Health in Sarnia. The man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of kin, is said to have entered the water at the lighthouse and was riding the […]