Posts Tagged ‘Point Edward’

Lambton OPP seeking public assistance with identifying suspects

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Point Edward Ontario Provincial Police are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying a group of teens that caused over $4,000 damage to Village property. At around 4:30 p.m. on Jun. 11 a group of four teens were seen damaging the globes to light standards along the walking path from Alfred St to Michigan [...]

Trainer involved in accident that killed Point Edward firefighter is found innocent

The trainer who was involved in an exercise that resulted in the death of a Point Edward volunteer fighter more than two years ago has been found innocent of charges laid under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Terry Harrison of Georgetown, Ontario, was accused of failing to take reasonable precautions to protect a worker—51-year-old [...]

Condo fire at Mariner Village in Point Edward under investigation


  Venetian Boulevard remains closed today (Wednesday) around the vicinity of a spectacular fire at Mariner Village condominiums Tuesday evening. The Ontario Fire Marshal is investigating the blaze, which is said to have originated in a second storey unit on the north side of the building around 8:20 p.m. It then spread throughout the west [...]

Michigan Ave. in Point Edward undergoing major work

Heading under the Blue Water Bridges? You'll need to consider an alternate route than Michigan Ave. or follow the marked detour route starting this week. The area affected is from Livingston Street to the entrance to the Waterfront Park. The seven-week project, said to start next week—although the road was blocked yesterday (Wednesday)—is being done [...]

Driver charged with being over the legal limit after complaints called into police

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Lambton OPP was called Apr. 17 at around 11:30 a.m. to a suspicious vehicle parked on Michigan Avenue. A female was found in the driver seat. Police said when she was spoken to, it was clear that she was impaired by alcohol and was arrested for care and control. Open liquor was also allegedly found [...]

A Bluewater Bridge worker credited for stopping distraught man from jumping

Provincial police said a Bluewater Bridge Canada employee is credited with saving a Sarnia man's life Sunday when he intended to jump from the bridge. Shortly before 10 a.m. on Apr. 1, the worker drove onto the westbound span to check on what was believed to be a disabled vehicle with its four way flashers [...]

Stephanie Purdy to receive ‘Gold’ at awards dinner


It’s the Oscars of the Ontario Food World and Lambton County is firmly at centre stage thanks to Stephanie Purdy, VP of Purdy Fisheries – her family owned and operated fishery that’s been in business since 1900. Purdy is helping guide the business into the next generation and consumers, chefs, The Food Network and now [...]

Impaired driving remains a lingering issue in the area

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Some drivers apparently still aren't getting the message that drinking and driving don't mix. Lambton OPP report two individual cases where drivers were behind the wheel in an alleged state of intoxication. The first, in Sarnia, occurred around 8 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 22), when an OPP officer, travelling south along Christina St. near Maxwell observed [...]

OPP urging motorists to lock their vehicles, hide valuables

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In a message that deserves repeating, Lambton OPP are urging motorists to not only lock their vehicles but remove any items of value that may be of interest to thieves. The warning comes after as residents of Point Edward reported as many as five unlocked vehicles were entered Tuesday evening (Jan. 17). Stolen were a [...]

‘Voices from Lambton’s Past’: Looking back on Point Edward’s past


By BOB McCARTHY In the Sarnia Canadian Observer of July 18, 1925, there was an article headlined “dapper young villagers of 1875 didn’t wear balloon trousers and they didn’t have any eight lunged gas contraptions.” The following dialogue is based on information from that article. Dapper Young Villager “Grandpa, what was it like around [...]