Farmers shouldn’t need a permit to care for woodlot: LFA

The president of the Lambton Federation of Agriculture says farmers shouldn’t require a permit to take care of their woodlots. Ron MacDougall recently told Lambton County Councilors the LFA has some concerns about the controversial changes to the woodlot bylaw. County staff presented changes to local farmers last year causing an uproar. The county’s only… Read more »

Lambton considers joining wind court battle

Lambton County may join a Charter of Rights challenge against wind turbines. And if it doesn’t, Plympton-Wyoming could take on the legal bill itself to try to stop the flood of projects in the area. A group called SWEAR is trying convince municipal and regional governments to join a court battle started by a Goderich… Read more »

Scare-ing up fun with Scarecrow Festival

It’s getting scary in Petrolia. Members of the Petrolia Rotary and the Volunteer Business Group have stuffed, dressed, decorated and mounted 160 scarecrows around town as part of the 8th Annual Scarecrow Festival. At least 40 new scarecrows are on display, complete with colourful faces painted by Karen Benusik. One of the organizers, Jean Windover,… Read more »

Wyoming wedding web gurus to help small business

Matt Kelly and Greg Wierenga want to do for small businesses what they did for weddings – make them a force to be reckoned with on the Internet. The Wyoming men are the brains behind, a website which helps engaged couples create their own website to keep friends and family informed about their big… Read more »