Posts Tagged ‘lambton county news’

OPP urging caution for operators of off-road vehicles and motorcycles during long weekend

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The Ontario Provincial Police is reporting that off-road vehicle (ORV) deaths have reached a four-year high and the causal factors have the OPP concerned heading into the Victoria Day Long Weekend. A total of 20 people died in ORV incidents in OPP jurisdiction during 2013, compared to 12 in 2012, 14 in 2011 and 17 in 2010.  Of the 20 fatalities in 2013, 13 of them were [...]

Road construction on Venetian Boulevard to begin this week

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The second phase of a $1.4 million roads project that will see the reconstruction of parts of Venetian Boulevard in Point Edward will begin this week, weather permitting. The first phase of the project, a total reconstruction of a one-block section of Alexandra Street, will now serve as access to Purdy’s Fisheries, Bridgeview Marina and [...]

Doors Open Lambton County is opportunity to take closer look at landmark sites

The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts

Doors Open Lambton County, a two-day project set for June 21 and 22, will feature 44 sites exploring the area’s contribution to the First World War (1914-18), the incorporation of the City of Sarnia in 1914, and many other community achievements of the last 100 years. Visitors to the sites will have an opportunity to go [...]

County childcare facility gets three-week reprieve on closure decision

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Lambton County Council has put at least a “pause” on a process that would have set in motion the closure of Coronation Park Day Nursery, a facility that is facing an annual $1.1 million shortfall. Councillors decided to table the staff report for 21 days, allowing for union representatives, employees and parents to meet, potentially [...]

‘Mantracker’ visits Camp Attawandaron during international Scouts event

Mantracker star Terry Grant, who is Scouts Canada's Chief Scout, visited Camp Attawandaron this past weekend. Rob Tuer (left) was one of the committee members organizing the event, attended by about 1,000 Scouts from Canada and the U.S.

Fans of TV’s Mantracker program, which stars Terry Grant Subject, would surely have been pleased. The iconic Grant, who also happens to be Chief Scout for Scouts Canada, was in the area last weekend at Camp Attawandaron’s International Camporee, the 30th anniversary of the international event. Local committee member Rob Tuer said he was able [...]

Household hazardous waste depot is open this Saturday

The second of six planned Household Hazardous Waste days in Lambton County  being held year will occur this Saturday (April 26) at the Clean Harbors Canada Inc. facility at 4090 Telfer Road in St. Clair Township. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is intended to give residents the opportunity to properly [...]

New area Christian school continues its organizational work for fall opening

Tim Knapp is one of the parents forming the new Lambton County Christian Academy.

A group of parents intent on starting a new Christian school in the area is likely to have a venue decided on in less than a month. Tim Knapp, who is president of the board for the Lambton County Christian Academy, says the establishment of the school was sparked by the recently announced closure of [...]

Lambton OPP warns about ongoing ‘remote access’ computer scam

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Lambton OPP is reminding members of the public that someone calling to tell you your computer is malfunctioning is almost certainly trying to perpetrate a scam. “When your roof leaks, you know it before the roofing companies would know it,” notes Const. Todd Monaghan of the OPP. “If your computer is not working right you [...]

OPP asking for help regarding fire of dumped items

Lambton OPP are asking for information from the public regarding an open and unattended fire that got the attention of the St. Clair Township Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon. In the incident, which occurred just before 3 p.m., a pile of refuse was found burning on Tecumseh Road, just south of LaSalle Line. Various household [...]

Suspected tornado knocks off power, causes damage in Sombra

Photo courtesy Brian Lauwereys

Reports are coming in that rough weather Saturday night—a suspected tornado—has knocked out power to at least some homes in Sombra and caused some property damage. Brian Lauwereys, a friend of LambtonShield.com, sent this photo showing damage down to one property.