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 This Month In Lambton 

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 County Opening 13 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The County of Lambton is opening 13 publicly-available electric vehicle charging stations across the community.  The stations operate on the FLO network and were installed, in part, through funding totalling nearly $104,000 from Ontario's Ministry of Transportation.

Charging stations are available at the following County of Lambton facilities:  Oil City Public Works Depot (Enniskillen); Lambton Heritage Museum (Lambton Shores); North Lambton Lodge (2) (Lambton Shores); Oil Museum of Canada (Oil Springs); Lambton Meadowview Villa (2) (Petrolia); Petrolia Public Works Depot; County Administration Building (2) (Wyoming); Lambton Public Health (2) (Point Edward); and Marshall Gowland Manor (Sarnia, installation pending).

electric vehicle charging station

Although not mandatory, paying for charging at these stations is easiest through the use of a FLO payment card, which links to a user's individual credit card.

For additional details on electric vehicle charging stations in Lambton and the FLO network, click on "Electric Vehicle Charging Stations" under the "Residents" heading at LambtonOnline.ca.

 Daily Lane Closures Scheduled for Lakeshore Road

Lakeshore Road (County Road #7) between Mills Street and Mater Drive in the City of Sarnia is scheduled for daily lane closures for approximately six weeks, weather permitting.  Traffic delays should be expected from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Lakeshore to the end of October as milling and paving work is undertaken.  The project, awarded to Cope Construction, also includes drainage improvements, curb replacements, and the resurfacing of the Lakeshore Road - Murphy Road intersection. Motorists are advised to follow all traffic control signage and to drive in a manner that respects the health and safety of road crews.

 Lambton Circles

Lambton Circles celebrated 13 Circle Leaders who recently graduated from Lambton College.  Fields of study included: Nursing, Information Technology, Personal Support Worker, Early Childhood Educator, and Social Service Workers.Circles® is powerful and transformative in supporting long-term Ontario Works participants' transition into education, employment and self-sufficiency as well as striving to break the cycle of persistent poverty while creating a deeper public awareness and understanding of poverty within our community.

 VOIP Calls During an Emergency

An increasing number of households and businesses are switching to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone service.  If you are contemplating such a change, it is important to be aware that 9-1-1 service is facilitated differently among VoIP providers.

"Enhanced 9-1-1" - where a 9-1-1 operator receives a caller's name, street address and phone number on a computer screen - is available for wired phones throughout most of Canada.  Where Enhanced 9-1-1 is not available (such as with many internet services), operators must ask callers for their location.  This is known as "Basic 9-1-1", and in cases where a caller is in distress and cannot speak, an emergency response can be greatly delayed.

emergency dispatch centre

Although some VoIP telephone service providers offer Enhanced 9-1-1, many only provide Basic 9-1-1.  Therefore, VoIP companies are required by law to advise customers how 9-1-1 service will be provided.  If you're considering switching to VoIP (or already have), be sure to ask a company representative to explain how your 9-1-1 service will be managed.  Please do not call 9-1-1 to test your phone or to inquire about VoIP services. 

For more information, please visit EmergenciesLambton.ca.

 Cannabis Legalization

Legalization of cannabis is coming, but it doesn't mean that it is safe or healthy. Get the facts, know the risks, start the conversation at MyCannabisIQ.ca.  If you plan to use, don't drive. Plan for a safe ride home.  Visit the Ministry of Transportation's website for more information.

 Nutrition Screening Tool for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Are you a parent or caregiver of a toddler or preschooler? Use Nutri-eSTEP as a fast and simple way to find out if your child is a healthy eater. This online tool offers screening for toddlers (18 to 35 months) and preschoolers (3 to 5 years). Answer a short questionnaire about your child's eating and activity habits, and receive personalized feedback on how well your child is doing and what areas need improvement. Tips and resources are provided to help make changes. Find out how your child's eating habits measure up. Visit www.nutritionscreen.ca and see how well your child is doing.

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 Creative County Committee Searching for Volunteer Members

Lambton County is actively seeking two community volunteers to serve as members on the Creative County Committee.  The Creative County Committee was struck by Lambton County Council in 2012 and is tasked with promoting and advancing local arts, culture, and heritage initiatives, and administering the Creative County Grant Program (CCGP).  The CCGP invests in new and expanding projects that build cultural capacity, strengthen the creative community, define the County's unique identity, and enrich the quality of life of all residents.

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The Committee is looking for individuals who are able to serve for a two year term, have a passion for culture, and actively participate in Lambton's arts, culture or heritage sector.  Interested applicants are invited to fill out the application form found on the home page of the County's website (LambtonOnline.ca) and submit it to creative.county@county-lambton.on.ca by Monday, October 1, 2018.

 Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival

Over 90 vendors will be at the Lambton Heritage Museum and the Thedford Legacy Recreation Centre October 13 and 14 as the Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival returns for another year.  The event showcases the talents of a wide variety of craftspeople from across southwestern Ontario, providing the perfect opportunity to pick up original gifts and decorations from a diverse assortment of craft vendors.

Lambton Fall Colour & Craft Festival

Admission is $5. Children12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  For more details, visit LambtonMuseums.ca.

 Libro Supports Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Strategic Planning

The 2018 Libro Prosperity Fund has announced $10,000 in funding to support strategic planning efforts of the Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Steering Committee.  The announcement was made by Libro at The Hub at St. Luke’s United Church in Sarnia earlier this month.  Funds will also support public consultation, education and consensus building locally.

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With representation from the public and private sectors, research and development, and education, the Intelligent Sarnia-Lambton Steering Committee’s focus is to advance projects that use communications technology to build prosperity, equity, and an enhanced quality of life for all residents.

 The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation Accepting Funding Applications

The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation (The Foundation) is currently receiving funding applications for local capital projects.  Applications will be received until Monday, October 1, 2018, with successful applicants announced later that month.  To be eligible for funding, projects must be located in Lambton County.  Additional eligibility criteria can be found on The Foundation's website, www.jnaf.ca.

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 Looking Ahead

Warden Bill Weber
Warden Bill Weber
County of Lambton

9:30 a.m., Oct 3 - Lambton County Council
9 a.m., Oct 17 - Committee A.M.
1 p.m., Oct 17 - Committee P.M.
9:30 a.m., Nov 7 - Lambton County Council

Agendas for past and present Committee and Council meetings is available here.  Open Sessions of Lambton County Council are streamed live and are also available for archival viewing for a period of one year by clicking on the "Streamed Council Meetings" tab on the County's home page.

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