The Independent of Petrolia & Central Lambton is an award-winning community weekly newspaper.

Founded in 2013, the staff of The Independent strive to provide the region with stories about their neighbours and how government decisions affect their lives. In 2015, The Independent was named the Best Overall Newspaper (with a circulation of 4,000 to 6,999) in all of Canada by the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.

Publisher-Editor Heather Wright is a journalist with over 30 years experience and is an award-winning photographer and investigative journalist who worked and lived much of her life in Lambton County and wants to tell the stories of the people in her community.

Fatema Bhabrawala, our sales associate,  lives with her husband, husband and two young girls in Sarnia.

Connie McFadden, our graphic artist, grew up in Edys Mills and now makes her home in Oil Springs, where she is a municipal councillor (Dec. 2018).

Julli Archibald has been a graphic designer with nearly 15 years in the publishing business.