Rural Lambton municipalities face another year of funding cuts

It’s that time of the year again. Rural municipalities are once again facing funding cuts from the provincial government. The Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund grants, which have been cut by the province for the past four years in rural Ontario, are once again being reduced. Enniskillen Township Mayor Kevin Marriott says this year his municipality… Read more »

Bio Refinery looks to Lambton farmers to supply Sarnia plant

  Standing in a wind-swept cornfield south of Bothwell, Andrew Richard can see the potential for a greener future. The chairperson and founder of Comet BioRefining was one of about 75 people at Chuck Beresich’s Johnston Road farm, watching corn stalks being harvested and made into large bales. The corn stalks will be the feedstock… Read more »

Petrolia Line won’t be complete until early November

  Rain is scuttling the plans to complete the reconstruction of Petrolia Line by the end of October. Contractor Henry Heyink was confident just last week that the work could be completed on time, says Mike Thompson, director of operations. Then, the rain started. “With five days of rain, they’ve lost time,” Thompson told council… Read more »

Discovery making progress says auditor

  The oil wells are pumping, the loans are slowly being paid off and there is money in the bank. That was the news from Collins Barrow Auditor Peter Falice during the Petrolia Discovery Foundations Annual General meeting. In the last few years the foundation which runs and preserves the historic site has struggled. In… Read more »