Living life on the midway

For decades, the Brigden Fall Fair has for many marked the beginning of fall, but for Barry Ford, it is an ending. The Nanticoke man is a crew leader of World’s Finest Midways which makes its circuit around the Ontario providing rides for all the community fairs. Brigden is the last stop on the tour… Read more »

Keeping people smiling for 50 years

Duncan MacRae just likes to keep people smiling. Of course, they likely wouldn’t know it’s MacRae; they would be smiling at his alter-ego, Windy the Clown. MacRae has been delighting the crowds at the Brigden Fair since 1963. It was that year that his new mother-in-law convinced him to don the clown suit to entertain… Read more »

Alvinston artist takes juried show’s top prize

 Erin Hawryluk, whose work Highland Glen placed second in the Victoria Hall Art Advisory Committee’s first juried art show views the art Wednesday.   Alvinston artist Liana Russwurm’s encaustic work ‘Beak’ has been named Best of Show at the first juried show by the Victoria Hall Arts Advisory Committee. Committee member Linda Smith says over… Read more »

Old photos bring new life to Petrolia streetscapes

Petrolia has become one of the first Lambton County communities to bring history alive on a new social media site. Historypin allows viewers to find old photos and put them in context of the current streetscape of the city. It is used around the world and now Petrolia has a presence there thanks to Petrolia… Read more »