Posts Tagged ‘lambton county news’

United Way campaign remains focused with 77% of goal achieved

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The campaign jumped this past week and has now achieved almost 77% of the $1,870,000 goal.  In fact, we are currently sitting at $1,430,000 thanks to some generous contributions from the Construction sector and CF Industries in Courtright. These two campaign totals single handedly increased our [...]

County calls public discussion of Great Lakes water levels ‘successful’

The County of Lambton is closing the books on a successful public forum which addressed the future of Great Lakes water levels.  Nearly 100 people attended the day-long session at the Holiday Inn in Point Edward on Tuesday. Attendees heard from Gordon Walker, Canadian Commissioner, International Joint Commission (IJC) regarding the IJC’s recommendations dated April [...]

As Ethyl Canada prepares to close plant, veteran industrial park operators step in

Goodbye Ethyl. Hello McEachran. The same operators that turned the Vidal Street Industrial Park from an unused industrial site to a thriving operation have turned their sights toward a soon-to-be-vacated parcel of land and its infrastructure. With this week’s announcement that Ethyl Canada will close its Corunna plant comes news that Jon McEachran, a city [...]

Local withdrawal management services program receives green light

Withdrawal management services in Sarnia-Lambton are one step closer with Wednesday’s announcement of up to $1.9 million in operating funding. The ESC LHIN board unanimously approved the funding after reviewing the business case and local needs assessment developed by Bluewater Health. What was clear from the analysis was that Sarnia-Lambton has an undeniable need for [...]

Lambton County’s flu clinics are now running

Flu shot clinics offered at Lambton’s Community Health Services Department located at 160 Exmouth St., Point Edward will run Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Drop by and access the walk-in clinic with no appointment required. This community service will be available until December 13, 2013. [...]

Local teacher named Warden’s Citizen of Month for October

Citizen of the Month - October

A long-time teacher, coach and volunteer in the local sporting community is being recognized as the Warden’s Citizen of the Month for October 2013.  Cathy Johnson, an Enniskillen Township resident and Physical Education Teacher and Department Head at North Lambton Secondary School (NLSS), was presented with a plaque at NLSS Monday evening. Johnson has coached [...]

Update on community branding includes message: ‘play nice’

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It’s not unusual for there to be “tensions” among various constituents in a community branding effort and that’s the case with Lambton County, says one of the consultants involved. Ed Barlow, vice president and director of planning for North Star Destination Strategies, a Nashville, Tenn., company that has hundreds of projects under its belt, made [...]

Local Circles program has held its first training session


A year and a half after Lambton County’s “Circles” program was designed as the national training site, local staff have helped train representatives from three Ontario communities on the strategy to exit poverty. The training session took place last month as a combination of classroom and evening sessions. Gayle Montgomery, coordinator of the local program, [...]

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 [...]

Ray Curran named Lambton County ‘Citizen of the Month’


St. Clair Township resident Ray Curran is being recognized as the Warden’s Citizen of the Month for August 2013. Curran was presented with a plaque by Warden Todd Case at Curran Contractors’ Head Office in Sarnia Friday morning.  The 82-year-old is recognized for a life-long commitment to his community including roles on: the Bluewater Power [...]