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Educators will be fighting fires in a different way


The Independent Staff They won’t be spraying water on flames but Public Fire Educators at the Petrolia North Enniskillen Fire Department will be fighting fires, too. Chief Lawrence Swift says the department is looking for people who would be interested in spreading the fire prevention message, with the help of current volunteers. “Firefighters have been… Read more »

Brigden’s national champion

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St. Clair Township has another champion to claim. While the world watched the Olympics, a local motocross star lit up the track to claim another race. Brigden’s Cole Thompson was named national motocross champion, Aug. 7. Thompson dominated the final event on the Rock Star Energy Drink Motocross Nationals tour in Barrie. The Brigden racer… Read more »

Derek Drouin’s Corunna homecoming is Saturday

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The Independent Staff Corunna is planning a party for its favourite son. Derek Drouin claimed gold at the Rio Olympics jumping 2:38 in the competition – a height he alone cleared. That jump lifted the spirits of a nation and his hometown of Corunna. St. Clair Township Mayor Steve Arnold says everyone is thrilled for… Read more »