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Brooke-Alvinston steps in to help elementary students cope

Steve Harvey wants the kids in Brooke-Alvinston to get the best start possible. But the principal of Brooke-Alvinston Public School says right now students are facing increased pressure at home and school and it’s leading to mental health problems. Harvey recently told municipal leaders the needs of elementary school students are overwhelming. “There is no… Read more »

What it is like to bicycle everywhere – even in the snow

If you thought your drive was snowy, consider Vic Colpert commute. Around 10 am Monday (Feb. 2), as the cars inched past him on Oil Heritage Road near LaSalle Line, Colpert was pushing his bicycle up the hill on his way to help a friend in need on Gypsy Flats Road. The Petrolia man, who… Read more »

Marking Petrolia’s architectural wonder

It’s an architectural wonder and now people passing by will know all about it. The Petrolia Heritage committee is recognizing the importance of the Petrolia water system to the growth of the community and it’s mark on history with a large sign outlining its history. Nearly 150 years ago, the contaminated water wells and creeks… Read more »

Cold weather alert in Lambton tonight

 Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a Cold Weather Alert for Lambton County based on the latest forecast from Environment Canada that predicts a temperature drop to -16°C tonight. The alert, the second of the season, will remain in effect until Wednesday. Temperatures later in the week are expected to climb above the alert threshold. … Read more »