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Imperial Oil says it’s sorry for plume caused by mechanical upset

Management at Imperial Oil's Sarnia refinery has apologized "to anyone inconvenienced" by a plume containing "higher than typical sulphur dioxide concentrations" after a mechanical problem Tuesday afternoon. Spokesperson Julie Ferguson has been quoted as saying the mechanical error, which lasted only a few minutes before being controlled, was not visible at the site. As a […]

OPP asking for help solving arson crimes in area

  The Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) says it is investigating numerous fires over the last three years that are suspicious in nature. The OPP Criminal Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in finding the person or persons responsible.   The fires have been isolated to unoccupied farm houses, old barns and vacant […]

Enniskillen offering clinic as Rabies Awareness Month wraps up

To mark the conclusion of Rabies Awareness Month, the Township of Enniskillen will hold the final, low-cost rabies vaccination clinic of 2011 on Saturday, May 28 from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Enniskillen Township garage, 4465 Rokeby Line. The clinic is open to all dogs and cats, older than three (3) months of age. The […]

UPDATED: Police release name of deceased Thedford victim

Lambton OPP say they have identified the drowning victim found 2:30 Friday afernoon. The man has been identified as 64-year-old Robert Graham of Ipperwash. As previously reported, Police had discovered the body in the Ausable River in the area of Lazy Lane, northwest of Thedford in Lambton Shores.

UPDATE: OPP arrest wanted man without incident

Lambton OPP reports that 49-year-old Marcel John Brossard was arrested without incident on May 12, 2011 just before 2 p.m.  He will appear in a Sarnia court at a later date to speak numerous charges previously reported, including Criminal Harassment, Break and Enter to a Dwelling and Being Unlawfully in a Dwelling. The charges stem […]

What’s 50 square feet of land worth? On a corner needed for turning large vehicles: $500

The city of Sarnia will pay $500 for a 50 square feet of land at the southwest corner of London Rd. and East St., a move that will help fire trucks, buses and other large vehicles more easily make their turns. The negotiated price of what is referred to as a "daylight triangle" will be […]

Emergency Preparedness Day a big hit with students at Clearwater Arena


Clearwater Arena and the surrounding parking lot were both teeming with school-age children Friday for Emergency Preparedness Day 2011, specifically organized not only to demonstrate equipment but to give kids an opportunity to talk to professionals about careers in emergency response. One of the organizations participating in the event was Lanxess, represented at least in […]

Lambton County Council meeting highlights

Lambton County Council had at its regular meeting on Wednesday, May 4, during which council: —Heard a presentation from Ms. Natalie Welniak, Outreach and Education Advisor, Office of the Independent Police Review Director who spoke to Council about the public complaints process, —Heard a presentation from Mr. Gary Switzer, CEO, Erie St. Clair Local Health […]

Suncor donates $5k for Sarnia Police ATV purchase

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When Jane Keast, Suncor's director of operations, came to the Sarnia Police Services board meeting on Thursday, she had more than a $5,000 cheque to present on behalf of her employer, the money to be used to buy an All-Terrain Vehicle. Keast, who lives in London and travels daily to her job at the local […]

Sarnia hires Chris Armstrong as HR manager

The City of Sarnia has announced the hiring of Chris Armstrong as its Human Resources manager, effective May 2, 2011. Armstrong has 15 years experience in HR in both the municipal and health care sectors. "Mr. Armstrong's experience will make him a valuable member of the city's senior management team," said City manager Lloyd Fennell […]