First Dawn-Euphemia mayor, Bill Bilton, passes away

Just a month after he officially retired from politics, Bill Bilton has died. Bilton, who was the first mayor of Dawn-Euphemia and Warden of Lambton County, had served in local politics for over 35 years. Bilton was first elected in Nov. 1982 as a councillor in Euphemia Township. He was the deputy reeve and then… Read more »

Plympton-Wyoming offering town property to get internet services

Plympton-Wyoming may give two internet companies free space on municipal property to help get internet service to the community. Internet access has long been a problem in Plympton-Wyoming, particularly along the shores of Lake Huron where hundreds of new homes will be developed in the next few years. It’s a problem all of rural Lambton… Read more »

Feds promise up to $6 million for Oversized Load Corridor

The federal government is giving $6 million to make $12 million Sarnia and Lambton’s Oversized Load corridor a reality. The county and city have been working with local industry to make a clear path for large prefabricated equipment to move to the Sarnia Harbour and on to Alberta and beyond. It’s expected to open up… Read more »

VanTuyl and Fairbank to close its doors after 154 years

Petrolia’s oldest business is closing its door. VanTuyl and Fairbank, which started in 1865 and is the oldest family-owned hardware store in Canada, will close this fall when its long-time manager, Theresa MacDonald retires. “It is with a heavy heart we announce this closing,” said Charlie Fairbank in a news release. Hehas owned the business… Read more »