Posts Tagged ‘lambton county’

County looking for ‘specialty crop producer’ for its agricultural advisory committee

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The County of Lambton Agricultural Advisory Committee is looking for a “Specialty Crop Producer” to apply for a vacant committee position. The committee, in its fifth year, provides advice to the County of Lambton about agricultural and rural matters.  It meets at the County of Lambton Administration Building several times throughout the year. Interested applicants [...]

Lambton OPP herald ‘no arrests’ in area RIDE programs

Lambton OPP officers were kept busy with over 130 calls for service during the last weekend of 2013 with weather and nature accounting for 20 ice or deer-related collisions on area highways and roads. Minor injuries were reported in one rollover motor vehicle collision which took place December 29, 2013 around 3:30 a.m. on Kimball [...]

County maintains ‘A+’ credit standing from rating agency

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The County of Lambton has been handed another “A+” credit rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P), a financial research and analysis company.  In a research update released late last week, S&P said the rating affirmation reflects the County’s “very positive” liquidity, low debt burden, and good budgetary performance. “This latest credit rating demonstrates the County [...]

United Way close to goal with just a few campaigns wrapping up

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The campaign is still rolling along and we are approaching 95% of our goal. At this stage of the campaign, every donor and every dollar bring us closer to the goal. We still have a few outstanding campaigns to add up including the County of Lambton [...]

United Way campaign edging past 90% of goal

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton This morning, the United Way had achieved 87% of is $1.87 million goal.  $1,623,229 had been raised. By the time you read this tonight, we will have soared past the 90% level thanks to the campaign wrap up at home LANXESS and NOVA Chemicals. Although the [...]

Larry MacKenzie will serve as Point Edward Mayor until next Oct. election

Larry MacKenzie, who most recently was Deputy Mayor of the Village of Point Edward, has received the nod to replace the retiring Dick Kirkland. MacKenzie will also serve as a member of Lambton County Council until the next municipal election on Oct. 24, 2014. Councillors are expected to decide on how they will fill the [...]

Signs remain encouraging for a great finish to United Way campaign

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton In three and a half weeks, the campaign will all be but over.  There remains a great deal of work to do between now and then, the priority being to find almost $300,000 more to reach our target of $1.870 million. Shell Canada and LANXESS are [...]

OPINION: ‘Free health care’ may come with (another) hidden price

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OPINION: By MATT McEACHRAN This column has previously exposed shocking incidents of patients being refused care by Canada’s health care system.  You know, the system that provides “free” health care for all? Well hold on to your hats because here comes another bag on the trash heap called friendly government service and quality, caring health [...]

Lambton residents to benefit from ’211′ service

Lambton County residents seeking information during a major emergency will now have an additional resource at their disposal. The County of Lambton has partnered with 211 Ontario for that agency to answer telephone calls from residents seeking answers to urgent questions. 211 Ontario operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, providing service [...]

United Way campaign now more than 80% of this year’s goal

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton Thanks to the outstanding efforts at Enbridge Pipelines, TransAlta, and others, we have now surpassed the 80% level of the campaign. In fact, we are sitting at about 82% of the $1.87 Million target which represents $1,530,000 to date. At this stage in the campaign, our [...]