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Tundra swans now frequently seen as part of annual migration

This year's tundra swan viewers have included Betty Richardson, left, and Janet Wilkins, who braved the chilly weather on Saturday.

The “Return of the Tundra Swans,” although somewhat delayed this year due to abnormally cold weather, is well underway, with daily reports appearing on the Lambton County Libraries, Museums and Galleries website. Several hundred birds, who are on their way north, typically rest in the Old Thedford Bog, near Grand Bend. The birds seen in [...]

OPP hopes video will spark new leads in investigation of Karen Caughlin’s murder

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The continuing investigation of the murder of 14-year-old Karen Caughlin has prompted the OPP to produce a seven-minute video with the hope that it will generate new leads in a case that will be 40 years old on Sunday. Neither the family or the OPP is giving up hope that those responsible will be found. [...]

Local Cancer Society office has new manager

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Bill Yurchuk is the new manager of the local office of the Canadian Cancer Society. Yurchuk, who comes from the financial services industry, has been on the job less than a month, although he says he is quickly coming up to speed. “The Canadian Cancer Society has more impact, against more cancers, in more communities [...]

Health system officials say better care comes from better coordination

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The provincial organization responsible for helping to improve the delivery of health services in the Sarnia-Lambton area says incremental improvements are being made in reducing “Alternate Level of Care”—the formal name for people who are in hospital but who don’t necessarily need hospital services (they are typically waiting for a nursing home bed). A report [...]

NOVA profits rise with surging fourth quarter improvements

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NOVA Chemicals, which has operations in Sarnia-Lambton, announced Thursday it earned nearly three times the profit in the fourth quarter of 2013 as it did in the comparable year earlier. For the entire 2013, NOVA earned $658 million. In 2012, the company posted profits of $531 million. The company said the improvement was largely due [...]

Deadline for Driven to Quit Challenge is Feb. 28

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The deadline for Lambton County smokers to enter the Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge is February 28. The Challenge is a health promotion campaign intended to motivate adult tobacco users to quit smoking or other forms of tobacco for one month with the help of a support “buddy” for a chance to win [...]

Oil Museum taking part in National Energy Awareness Week

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The Oil Museum of Canada, which is located in Oil Springs, is suggesting area residents put Feb. 21-28 on their calendar as the organization celebrates Canada’s first-ever national energy awareness week. Let’s Talk Energy Week—IT’S ON! invites Canadians to explore and discuss the vital role energy plays in all aspects of our lives.  Visit letstalkenergy.ca [...]

County offering positive parenting programs

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Lambton Public Health offers various parenting programs in communities across Lambton County. All sessions are FREE, and free child care is available, but space is limited. The programs include: Single Parenting, Creating a Healthy Life offers support and new ideas to help you meet the challenges of single parenting or co-parenting. Discover your strengths and [...]

Warden recognizes Silver Stick organizers with monthly award

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The staff and volunteers of Lambton County-based Silver Stick tournaments are being recognized for their hard work with the Warden’s Citizen of the Month award for January 2014. International Silver Stick Hockey Association Commissioner Ira Downer received a plaque on behalf of Silver Stick staff and volunteers from Warden Todd Case at the opening ceremonies of [...]

More cold on the way as Environment Canada issues alert

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Environment Canada has issued a wind chill warning for much of our area as well as beyond as a cold Arctic mass creates temperatures that will feel like -25 C today (Thursday) and down to -30 C tonight. Forecasters are expecting winds from the southwest to generate the wind chills, which could feel like temperatures [...]