Posts Tagged ‘lambton county news’

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 [...]

NOVA greenlights $300m in local upgrades; says it will continue to eye major new plant

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NOVA Chemicals says it is moving forward with the second phase of a growth strategy that will see a 20% expansion of its Corunna cracker ethylene manufacturing as well as a debottleneck of its Moore low-density polyethylene line and a retrofit of a high-density polyethylene line, also at the Moore Township site. Wednesday’s corporate announcement [...]

United Way campaign hits 90% mark, with $131k remaining


The United Way of Sarnia-Lambton campaign pushed past the 90% level of its 2013 campaign and is currently at 93% of the $1.87 million target. “With the help of hundreds of volunteers around the community, and over 5,000 donors, we have raised $1,739,000, leaving us with $131,000 to go,” said Chris Hawksworth, United Way of [...]

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 [...]

Small leak at Shell contained, company says

Shell Canada says less than one-third of a litre of oily waste water leaked from a plant hose into Talfourd Creek on Tuesday morning before being contained. The incident occurred near the company’s shipping dock near Talfourd Creek. A company spokesperson said analyzers immediately detected the leak and workers were able to quickly stop the [...]

Truck fire on 402 appears to be result of mechanical failure

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A mechanical failure in a truck trailer hauling sugar beets is being blamed for a fire that shut down Highway 402 at Oil Heritage Road Tuesday morning. Firefighters from Plympton-Wyoming Township responded to the incident, which included an initial extinguishment of the blaze as well as a follow up response to hot spots in the [...]

Point Edward mayor stepping down, citing health issues

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Point Edward Mayor Dick Kirkland, a fixture in the political scene in the area for years, is stepping aside to deal with health issues. Kirkland, who is 80, made the announcement earlier this week. A special meeting of Point Edward Council has been set for next Monday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. to deal with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]