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Busy start to United Way season—a very good thing, says Executive Director

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By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton This has been the busiest September I can remember.  Don’t get me wrong….I am not complaining; it is all very good. A number of employee campaigns are well ahead of usual due to shut downs and campaign strategies.  In addition, we are pleased to be doing […]

THE SHOW: Jazz & Blues in the Village, Mens Night Out, Battle of the Bands, Alyeus, (Episode 99)


  This week! A busy week starting of at the 10th annual Jazz & Blues in the Village held at the Kiwanis centre in Sarnia, Footage includes “Guido Basso” Next on to Cheeky Monkey for an in-store performance by “Graydon James & The Young Novelists! Mens Night Out has its first year raising money for […]

County seeking information on Grand Bend dog that bit elderly woman

The County of Lambton Community Health Services Department is seeking the owner of a dog that bit an 85-year-old woman on Friday, September 6 at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Gill Road in Grand Bend. The bite victim was walking with a walker on the sidewalk when the dog came up from behind her and bit […]

Petrolia’s ‘Scarecrow Festival’ bringing smiles to area residents, visitors alike

Betty Richardson of Bright's Grove made the trip to Petrolia on Monday to take in the 8th annual Scarecrow Festival.

It’s a tradition that is turning heads in Petrolia, The annual Scarecrow Festival, which follows last weekend’s Petrolia and Enniskillen Fall Fair, features dozens of straw-filled “creatures” that went up Sept. 3. The event, now in its eighth year, is taking on a life of its own as visitors flock to the area to take a […]

Conservation Authority holding geocaching ‘adventure’ later this month


The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority is hosting a Geocaching Adventure at Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area near Petrolia on Sunday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This is a chance to explore the Conservation Area with a “Geocaching Twist”. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt which uses a global positioning system (GPS) […]

Officials continue to investigate spill from Research Park demonstration plant

Officials at the Western Research Park say they believe the source of a spill of wastewater, potentially containing hydrocarbons, is a Woodland Biofuels demonstration plant commissioned earlier in the week. The plant immediately stopped operations after Friday’s detection of an odour from the stormwater retention pond north of the Research Park. The Ministry of the […]

Warning signs posted at beaches in Grand Bend, Pinery Provincial Park, Bright’s Grove

Several area beaches have warning signs posted after sampling revealed high concentrations of e-coli bacteria. Signs have been posted at Grand Bend (both North and South beaches), Bright’s Grove (including Mike Weir Park), and Pinery Provincial Park. The testing is done by Lambton County’s Community Health Services department. In a news release, officials said a caution […]

OPP say they’ll be on the lookout for drivers who are texting or phoning

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With the last of the summer long weekends only days away, the OPP are giving advance notice that they will be honing in on distracted drivers as part of the heightened enforcement they have planned over the Labour Day weekend. With kids heading back to school next week, distracted driving is of particular concern to […]

‘Hollywood Sings’ is next sure-to-be-a-hit production at VPP

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Next on the roster of first class theatre experiences at the VPP this summer is “Hollywood Sings,” opening Sept. 4 and running through Sept. 22. Broadway stars and country music stars unite to present some of the best and most well known hits of the Hollywood movie genre. The stellar cast includes Broadway Stars Susan […]

Organizers pleased with positive response to community branding outreach


A whopping 1,313 Lambton residents participated in the recent community branding survey, providing valuable input for the research underway to create a unique brand for all of Sarnia-Lambton. Project consultants, North Star Destination Strategies, noted that Lambton’s response was the second highest they had received in over 120 communities where they have worked. Winners of the prize […]