Posts Tagged ‘lambton county news’

Big Lift ship heads southbound on St. Clair River

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Big Lift Shipping operates a fleet of ships designed to carry a variety of oversized cargo, including reactors of 1,000 tonnes and more, fragile gas turbines, the heart of a new power plant or even yachts destined for overseas. One of its heavy loft vessels was seen heading southbound along the St. Clair River about 8:30 [...]

‘Glorious’ summer at VPP begins this week

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia is continuing its tradition of presenting hit comedies with the opening of yet another comic gem, “Glorious” on July 26th. This warm-hearted production is based on the true saga of Florence Foster Jenkins, an opera singer who couldn’t actually sing!  And yet, this off-pitch diva managed to gather a major following in [...]

County offers tips for dealing with power outages

Municipal officials are reminding residents how to keep cool, and remain safe during extended power outages, as a result of a severe storm that swept through Lambton County on Saturday evening leaving many households without power. Some cooling centres continue to operate throughout Lambton County Sunday including:  The Shores Recreation Centre in Forest Grand Bend [...]

Liz Kenny will retire as head of Bluewater Health Foundation

After 22 years, Liz Kenny, Executive Director of Bluewater Health Foundation, has announced her retirement. Kenny leaves a great legacy of giving and a career in which she helped to raise more than $63 million dollars for local healthcare, including state-of-the art technology and medical equipment for patient programs and services at Bluewater Health. “Bluewater [...]

Lambton College grad with history of helping will go to work ‘with a smile on my face’

Today, Kelly McGovern helped a friend learn to tie a shoe. Tomorrow, she just might encourage someone to pursue a dream of enrolling in college. Then again, someone might need her aid to pick up a few groceries. Kelly McGovern was born to help others. The 21-year-old developmental disability service worker knew early in life [...]

Walpole Island police seize drugs after stopping ‘suspicious’ vehicle

On July 17, after responding to reports of a suspicious vehicle on Altiman Road and subsequently stopping and searching the vehicle, Walpole Island Police are said to have seized 69 Percocet pills, 60 Tylenol 3 pills and assorted drug paraphernalia. The incident, which occurred at about 9:15 p.m., resulted in the arrest of two women from [...]

OPP report a variety of break and enter incidents, remind residents to lock doors

Lambton OPP are urging area residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious vehicles or persons in their neighbourhoods, this after several break and enter incidents that have occurred over the last week. The incidents include: A July 12 incident in which a residence in the 900 block of McCready Road in Dawn-Eupemia was ransacked [...]

OPP seeking help in locating driver missing since July 15

Lambton OPP are seeking public assistance in locating the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash on Friday, July 15 at around 10 p.m. The driver, 42-year-old David Macklin of Port Lambton, was never found following the crash. Police say he was last seen by a neighbour approximately a month ago. Police also expressed [...]

St. Clair Township Heritage Corner: The Hargrove General Store


The Hargrove General Store was built by J. C. Clark in the 1850s, and during over 130 years of operation, it changed hands many times. Mr. Clark ran it as a general store for a number of years before he moved to Sarnia, at which time it was taken over by Duncan Gamble. In the [...]

Making fighting cancer look like child’s play

Five-year-old Haley McKinlay made fundraising look like child’s play when she raised a whopping $186.10 for the Canadian Cancer Society during the recent Arts and Crafts Sale in Corunna. Haley had a lemonade stand where thirsty shoppers could enjoy some refreshment while donating to a worthy cause. She raised the money in response to seeing [...]