Posts Tagged ‘Point Edward’

Venetian Boulevard reconstruction will begin April 22, lasting 50 working days

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Venetian Boulevard in Point Edward is getting a major facelift with a three-phase $1.4-million construction project that is expected to start April 22 and take 50 working days to complete. Phase 1, a full reconstruction of a section of the road that connects Venetian to Alexandra Ave. (the road that runs parallel to Michigan Ave., [...]

Provincial finance committee coming to area for pre-budget consultations

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A committee of the Ontario legislature will be meeting in the area this month to hold pre-budget consultations. The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will hold its Jan. 20 input session at the Holiday Inn in Point Edward, the only such meeting west of London before the provincial 2014 budget is introduced. The [...]

Larry MacKenzie will serve as Point Edward Mayor until next Oct. election

Larry MacKenzie, who most recently was Deputy Mayor of the Village of Point Edward, has received the nod to replace the retiring Dick Kirkland. MacKenzie will also serve as a member of Lambton County Council until the next municipal election on Oct. 24, 2014. Councillors are expected to decide on how they will fill 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 [...]

Police in Point Edward to offer useful information to seniors this Wednesday evening

The Lambton OPP has teamed up with the Point Edward Police Services Board to provide a free community information session for older adults on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Point Edward Community Hall located at 210 Monk Street in the Village of Point Edward. Ontario’s senior population is growing at a rapid rate [...]

Canadian returning home nabbed for drinking/driving

Lambton OPP say a 57-year-old Sarnia man will be in court on August 12 to answer to charges related to drinking and driving after he returned from Michigan in the early hours of Tuesday (July 23). Canada Border Services Agency officers had sent the driver to secondary inspection where it was determined that he had [...]

Sarnia Police find drugs in motel room in Point Edward

Sarnia Police say vice branch officers participated in what turned out to be a drug bust at a motel on Venetian Boulevard in Point Edward Monday night, eventually seizing some 32 grams of cocaine and small amounts of marijuana and oxycodone with a street value of just over $3,200. The incident, which began around 11:20 [...]

OPP investigating series of break-ins in Point Edward

Lambton County OPP say they are investigating a series of theft, break and enter and mischief incidents that took place between June 27 and July 1. The incidents include: Entry to the Cheese Store on Michigan Avenue (overnight June 29/30) where an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen after a window was broken. Entry to [...]

Commissioner finds ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ mismanaged at Blue Water Bridge

An investigation by Canada’s Public Sector Integrity Commissioner has found public funds in the hundreds of thousands of dollars were misused at the Blue Water Bridge.

Canada’s Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Mario Dion, has released the findings from his investigation into whether or not hundreds of thousands of dollars of public funds were mismanaged at the Blue Water Bridge by authorities. The Commissioner reportedly said in a media teleconference earlier today that former President and CEO Chuck Chrapko seriously breached the [...]

Human remains said to be of ‘historic and cultural’ interest

Human remains found on a residential property in Point Edward earlier this week have been determined to be of “cultural and historic interest” and not the result of foul play. The discovery, which occurred on Alexandra Street, was made when the homeowner was doing some fencing work. A coroner and forensic anthropologist were called to [...]