Posts Tagged ‘lambton county’

Carruthers Foundation gives $45k to St. Joseph’s Hospice

Ashvin Thakkar, Board Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Grant McKenzie, Fund Development Committee, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Sandy Nicolson, Director of Residence, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Mike Smith, RN, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Dr. Allison Crombeen, Medical Director of Residence, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Larry Scully, President, Carruthers Foundation; Ted Evans, Carruthers Foundation; Larry Lafranier, Executive Director, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Paul Dusten, Board Chair, St. Joseph’s Hospice; Mike Hanki, Past Chair, St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bob Murray, Board Member, St. Joseph’s Hospice.

The Carruthers Foundation, an organization that represents the legacy of two retired Sarnia physicians, has made a significant donation toward efforts to enhance the future of hospice nursing. The $45,000 donation to the Carruthers Foundation Nursing Education Fund was made Thursday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospice Sarnia Lambton. The donation honours the legacy of Dr. […]

Truck driver arrested at border after allegedly importing child porn

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Lsmbton OPP have arrested and charged a 29-year-old Brampton, Ont., truck driver who was attempting to re-enter Canada at the Blue Water Bridge last Thursday (November 27). Canada Border Services Agency had sent the driver to a secondary inspection when the material was allegedly found. At that point, OPP were called and the man was […]

Lambton County looking for ‘expressions of interest’ for affordable housing projects

The County of Lambton is calling for Expressions of Interest to Develop Affordable Housing, an initiative that will assist with increasing the supply of local rental housing for households on, or eligible to be on, social housing wait lists. Responses to the Expression of Interest will be considered for funding opportunities through the Canada-Ontario Investment […]

‘Fiery Faces’ pumpkin fundraiser a big hit in Plympton-Wyoming Fairgrounds

Local media personality David Burrows participated in the "Fiery Faces" fundraiser by being dunked in pumpkin guts.

Hundreds of pumpkins got a little more interesting this past weekend with a fundraiser held at the Plympton-Wyoming Fairgrounds. The “Fiery Faces” fundraiser, which this year supported a snack attack program at schools in South Plympton and Wyoming, is a regular event leading up to Halloween. This year, about 70 people turned out for the Friday […]

Around the County, the complete list of those elected to Council, Mayoral positions

Lambton Shores Deputy Mayor Elizabeth Davis-Dagg was unsuccessful in her campaign to unseat Mayor Bill Weber, who was re-elected in yesterday’s municipal election. Davis-Dagg, who came third in the mayoral race, will be replaced by Doug Cook as deputy mayor. In Petrolia, John McCharles was successful in staving off challenger Jeff Johnston to retain the […]

Baby to Teen Bonanza Sale fundraiser set for October 25


Lambton County Christian Academy will be holding a Baby to Teen Bonanza Sale on Saturday, October 25. The fundraiser, to be held at the Salvation Army gymnasium at 970 Confederation Street, runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon and will include children’s clothing and footwear (sizes from infants to teens), dress up costumes, maternity wear, toys, strollers, play […]

Economic Partnership plans to poll area residents on connectivity issues


The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, in association with the Southwest Economic Alliance (SWEA), wants to hear from local residents regarding their accessibility to the internet and their use of information communication technologies for earning income, communicating, and training. To better understand the needs of the Sarnia-Lambton region and ultimately reduce gaps in access to the internet, […]

Lambton County will spend up to $60k intervening in anti-wind turbine case

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Lambton County Council decided on Wednesday to authorize the spending of up to $60,000 in an application to have intervenor status on a court challenge that cites the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in a fight over the Ontario government’s process for approving wind turbines. The decision was made after Council heard a presentation from […]

Want to stop smoking? Help is closer than you may think

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If you want help to stop smoking, finding the encouragement and support you need may be as close as your community professional. “It makes sense,” said Marie Chaves, Health Promoter with Lambton Public Health. “Clients see community professionals every day seeking valuable and timely information for themselves and their families. If the client smokes, professionals […]

County museum staff reaching out as preparations for oil heritage exhibit take shape

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The Oil Museum of Canada is calling on the community to contribute to an upcoming virtual exhibit, being developed by the museum and its community partners for the Virtual Museums of Canada.  The exhibit regarding “Canada’s foreign oil drillers” is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2015 and will tell the story of local […]