Posts Tagged ‘lambton county news’

Two Quebec residents charged with importing cocaine after major drug bust at Blue Water Bridge

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Canadian Border Services Agency officers and the Sarnia detachment of the RCMP have announced a drug bust involving 39 kilograms of what is believed to be cocaine and the arrest of two residents of Quebec on charges of possession, importation and trafficking. The arrests occurred last Wednesday (November 19) after CBSA officers intercepted a commercial […]

United Way at 84% of goal as campaigns continue

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton A sure sign the United Way campaign is winding down is the organizing of the Loaned Representative‘s last week. Each year, the United Way of Sarnia-Lambton, like most United Ways in North America, rely heavily on the Loaned Representative Program.  We are always sad to see […]

United Way campaign still tracking above last year’s pace at 80% of goal

By DAVE BROWN Executive Director United Way of Sarnia-Lambton The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton Campaign reached 80% of its goal on the strength of Styrolution and other employee campaigns that have just wrapped up. I am very happy to report that we have raised so far over $1,550,000 and are well on our way toward […]

Man killed in early morning tractor/car crash on Petrolia LIne

Lambton OPP have confirmed the identity of a man killed in a crash between a farm tractor and a car that occurred early Friday morning. Craig Moffat, a 45-year-old Petrolia resident, was killed in the 5:30 a.m. accident which occurred on Petrolia Line between Mandaumin Road and Fairweather Road. The driver of the farm tractor, […]

Pat Davidson will not stand for re-election as Member of Parliament

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Sarnia-Lambton Member of Parliament Pat Davidson has officially announced to her constituents that she won’t run for re-election in an election expected to take place in October 2015, opening the door to other Conservative candidates potentially vying for the seat. Davidson was first elected to Parliament in 2006, defeating at the time the incumbent MP Roger […]

‘Volunteer Toll’ program on again this weekend in support of efforts to control drunk driving

Natalie Andrews, who heads the Sarnia-Lambton chapter of MADD—Mothers Against Drunk Driving—is herself a victim of a drunk driving incident.

In a program that began in Sarnia-Lambton and has spread throughout the Mothers Against Drunk Driving network, the annual “Volunteer Toll” program to raise funds for awareness and support toward the issue of drunk driving is being held this weekend. Volunteers from MADD as well as police officers, plus students from Lambton College involved in fire […]

Local group takes major step forward in commercialization process for biomass feedstock

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It’s still early days when it comes to the development of a commercial plant capable of turning non-food biomass such as corn stalks and wheat straw into sugars for future processing into chemicals but Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has taken a big step in that direction with a funding announcement this week. BIC’s executive director, Dr. […]

Local sexual assault survivors’ centre receiving $172.5k to help improve access to services

Federal funding for a project designed to improve services to victims of sexual assault and abuse was announced Monday. Pictured from left: Pat Davidson, local MP for Sarnia-Lambton; Caiti Barendregt-Brown, program coordinator; Michelle Batty, executive director of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre Sarnia-Lambton; and Dr. Kelli Leitch, federal minister for Status of Women.

The federal government has approved a grant of $172,500, money that will be used to improve community services to victims of sexual violence in the area. The funding announced Monday morning by Dr. Kellie Leitch, who serves as both Minister of Status of Women and Minister of Labour, will flow through the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre […]

United Way campaign nears 80% of goal with wave of employee campaigns

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The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton campaign has really begun the second wave of employee campaigns this week. Lambton College had a wonderful breakfast kickoff with several campaign canvassers and department heads at the Lambton College Residence and Convention Centre. I was pleased to join Judith Morris and Margaret Dragan and the canvassers on Friday and all […]

Lambton OPP make arrest after driver crashes while trying to avoid RIDE stop

Lambton OPP say they arrested a 20-year-old Strathroy-Strathroy Caradoc man who was allegedly over the legal limit, but not before the accused rolled into a ditch and caught on fire on Michigan Line at Mandaumin Rd. Thursday (November 6). OPP officers were conducting a RIDE stop–Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere–at 2 a.m. when a vehicle approaching […]