Business

Lambton farmers concerned federal tax changes will hurt family farms

Kevin Marriott says Lambton farmers are angry as they learn some of the changes plans to the tax system. Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the proposal last October, but farm organizations are just now beginning to understand how it could affect the family farm. The finance minister’s plan aims to reduce incoming splitting in… Read more »

Hydro One starting Wanstead replacement in September

The long-awaited project to stabilize the power grid in Central Lambton is about to start. Hydro One has hired a contractor who will begin building a new transformer at the Wanstead Substation. The project is expected to cost up to $35 million. The Wanstead substation has been the main power source in Central Lambton since… Read more »

McGugan urges province to slow minimum wage hike

Brooke-Alvinston Mayor Don McGugan says rapid increases to the minimum wage will hurt businesses in his community and he’s urging the province to slow down. The provincial government wants to increase the current minimum wage of $11.40 to $15 in the next 18 months. McGugan recently appeared before the all-party committee reviewing Bill 148 when… Read more »