MAYOR VANDERHEYDEN UPDATE WEEK AFTER TRAIN DERAILMENT
7/26/2017 7:30:17 AM
As the investigation continues from last week's train derailment in Strathroy, Mayor Joanne Vanderheyden says she's thankful for the community we have and provides an update on the Metcalfe Crossing moving forward.

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ATTEMPTED GROCERY ROBBERY
7/26/2017 7:27:36 AM
Strathroy-Caradoc Police are investigating the attempt theft of over $1200 in groceries from The Real Canadian SuperStore in Strathroy on Sunday July 16th just after 6:30pm.

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MCDONALDS RENOVATIONS COMPLETE
7/26/2017 7:25:37 AM
The McDonalds in Strathroy is fully renovated with lots of new features for both customers and staff. A new contemporary dinning room added 20 more seats and an area where you can charge your laptop or phone.

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CHURCH BREAK AND ENTER
7/26/2017 7:22:24 AM
Church break-in. On Friday of last week OPP responded to a report of a Break and Enter at the Vanneck United Church, on Vanneck Road. The investigation showed the suspect trespassed on the property and entered the church by removing a window screen.

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LOCAL DRIVER NABBED ON 402
7/26/2017 7:19:57 AM
402 driver nabbed. On Friday of last week around 4pm OPP responded to reports of an erratic driver on Highway 402, in Strathroy-Caradoc. Officers found the vehicle, pulled it over and determined that the driver, a 46-year-old male, from Strathroy-Caradoc had consumed alcohol.

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TOWN CAO PROUD OF COMMUNITY IN LOOKING BACK AT TRAIN DERAILMENT
7/25/2017 8:11:39 AM
As the investigation continues from last week's train derailment in Strathroy, we look back with the municipality now and town CAO Greg McLinchey says he's pleased with how everything was handled on many different fronts.

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NEW EMS STRATHROY STATION UP AND RUNNING
7/25/2017 8:08:51 AM
After a transitioning period from its old EMS Station on Frank Street and using the Fire Department building for a little while, Strathroy's Middlesex-London EMS has a new home now on Frances Street in Strathroy in the Entegrus building.

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ENERGY MINISTER SUPPORTS ENTEGRUS AND ST. THOMAS ENERGY MERGER
7/25/2017 8:06:11 AM
On Monday morning, the Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Ontario's Minister of Energy, stopped by the Chatham-Kent Entegrus office to express his support of the proposed mergers between Entegrus Powerlines Inc. which also houses a location in Strathroy, and St. Thomas Energy Inc.

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FARM VEHICLES ON ROAD BE CAREFUL
7/25/2017 7:59:37 AM
The agricultural harvesting season is upon us once again. It is that time of year when motorists encounter an increasing number of farm vehicles on our roadways.

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ROCKETS ACQUIRE FORWARD
7/24/2017 8:34:47 AM
The Strathroy Rockets have added some punch up front thanks to a recent financial transaction acquiring forward Noah Campbell from the Waterloo Siskins. Campbell, a resident of Coldstream accumulated 6 goals,13 assists and 33 penalty minutes in 41 games last year in his first GOJHL season.

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SHIPLEY TALKS ABOUT GRANT COMING TO RIDING
7/24/2017 7:51:07 AM
The area of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex will be receiving a large grant from the federal and provincial government. It was recently announced that more projects in the communities are receiving funding through the Canada-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) agreement.

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BARN FIRE DELAWARE
7/24/2017 7:48:27 AM
Barn fire on Friday around 8pm as members of the Middlesex Centre Fire Service, assisted by the Strathroy-Caradoc Fire Department and the Middlesex County OPP responded to a barn fire on Gideon Drive in Delaware.

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LIBRARY RENOVATION
7/24/2017 7:46:18 AM
Some work is going to be done to Strathroy's Library and Parks and Recreation Director Rob Lilbourne says it will add a new program area. Lilbourne adds the cost of the renovation will be paid for entirely by Middlesex County Library.

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MORE VEHICLE THEFTS IN THE AREA
7/24/2017 7:39:26 AM
More local vehicle thefts. Strathroy-Caradoc Police are currently investigating several vehicle thefts over the last week. On July 13th between 11pm and 6am a 2003 GMC Sierra white in colour Ontario licence 673 8VR was stolen from a Pamela Drive residence in Mount Brydges.

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NORTH MIDDLESEX MAN FACES CHARGES
7/24/2017 7:29:53 AM
North Middlesex man facing charges. On July 19th around 6pm OPP responded to a report of a suspicious male on Neil Road in North Middlesex. Officers conducted extensive patrols; however the male was not located. At 10:30pm that evening police responded to a report of a Break & Enter on Neil Road.

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EYE WITNESS RECOUNTS WEDNESDAY'S TRAIN DERAILMENT
7/21/2017 7:55:27 AM
Wednesday's 13 car train derailment in the heart of Strathroy was devastating in many ways, but how much more devastating could it have been if it happened at a different time of the day and not at 4:20am with hardly any vehicles out on the streets.

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FALCONER TRANSPORT CELEBRATING 50 YEARS SATURDAY
7/21/2017 7:51:05 AM
A local business is celebrating a milestone year Saturday. Gary Falconer Transport Ltd based out of Mount Brydges will be celebrating 50 years and Manager Shawn Bilinski says it's been a long journey from where the company started.

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LOCAL AUTHOR BOOK LAUNCH SATURDAY
7/21/2017 7:45:32 AM
A local author is launching her newly published book this Saturday. After four and a half years of writing, Lilian Driessens - Fleming's 'Seperate Branch' is ready to hit the shelves.

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VON VAN PURCHASE COMPLETE
7/21/2017 7:42:52 AM
It was a culmination of just a month's work from area Lions clubs and other donors to raise just over $48,000 for a brand new van for the Transportation Program at VON Middlesex-Elgin.

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CARADOC SANDS VEHICLE THEFTS
7/21/2017 7:40:20 AM
More vehicle break and enters. On Thursday of last week around 9pm, Strathroy-Caradoc Police received a call regarding thefts from vehicles that were parked at Caradoc Sands Gold Club. Several vehicles were entered.

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GLENCOE TARTAN DAYS GOES THIS WEEKEND
7/21/2017 7:38:14 AM
Glencoe Tartan Days is this weekend celebrating Glencoe's Scottish Heritage and it takes place every third weekend of July. Co-Chair of the Celebrate Community Committee Nola Dow says the same old celebration is planned with some brand new incentives as well.

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JULY CHAMBER BIZ TONIGHT AT SEASONS
7/20/2017 10:37:34 AM
On tap tonight at 5:30pm is the July Strathroy and District Chamber of Commerce Biz After Biz. Chamber General Manager Kathy Manness says they will be visiting Seasons retirement facility.

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TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD CHIMES IN ON TRAIN DERAILMENT
7/20/2017 10:25:31 AM
The investigation continues with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada after a train derailed in Strathroy Wednesday morning. The accident happened at around 4:20 a.m. between the crossings of Caradoc Street and Richmond Streets. There were a total of 128 CN rail cars and 13 cars derailed.

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POWER OUT IN ELLOR ST. AREA
7/20/2017 8:55:05 AM
A downed power line has knocked out power to homes and businesses in the Ellor Street area.
Utility crews are currently working to get power restored.
It was just after 5:00 a.m. when the area went dark.

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