Posted on Monday, June 04, 2018 12:00 AM
Point Edward, ON ̶ Lambton County beach-goers will be able to get more accurate and timely water quality notifications thanks to a new predictive beach-water sampling system being introduced as of June 4 by Lambton Public Health (LPH).
Water at five of Lambton's public beaches will be monitored on a daily basis by LPH while two others will be sampled weekly. Beach-water testing continues until the end of August.
"The new predictive beach model monitoring system will provide a more accurate representation...
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 12:00 AM
Point Edward, ON ̶ Lambton Public Health reminds area residents to protect themselves and their families against ticks, and Lyme disease, when outdoors.
Lyme disease is spread by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, a tiny, slow-moving bug about the size of a sesame seed. Ticks live in wooded areas and fields and attach when a person or animal brushes against plants, bushes or tall grass. Once attached, ticks feed on blood; most people never feel the bite.
"Not all blacklegged ticks carry the...
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:00 AM
Sarnia, ON - The County of Lambton has been approved to provide $1.49 million in provincial funding to support the addition of 49 new child care spaces at London Bridge Child Care Service's Oak Ave Early Childhood Learning Centre in Sarnia.
The funding has been announced through the Ministry of Education's Community-Based Early Years and Child Care Capital Program. The new child care spaces are expected to open in late 2020.
"The County of Lambton is pleased to work with the Ministry of Education...
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 AM
Sarnia, ON ̶ If you use tobacco products, and want to quit, Lambton Public Health encourages you to use May 31 - World No Tobacco Day - to challenge yourself to go a day without tobacco.
Nadia Butchey, Health Promoter at Lambton Public Health, says the focus of World No Tobacco Day is heart health and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). "CVD including coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease, kills more people than any other cause of death worldwide."
The World Health Organization...
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:00 AM
Sarnia, ON - Lambton County's Student Nutrition Program volunteers, who provide healthy food to students every school day, were recognized today by the Ontario Student Nutrition Program-Lambton (OSNP-Lambton).
"The Student Nutrition Program is 100% volunteer driven," said Leslie Palimaka, Student Nutrition Coordinator. "Volunteers work tirelessly to ensure students are nourished and ready to learn. Their time is invaluable."
Daily volunteer activities include grocery shopping, food preparation and...