Injured worker wants to say thank you

Mario LaFond doesn’t know how he will thank everyone. The 31-year old Petrolia man who lost his foot in an industrial accident in October says since talking to The Independent about his injury a number of members of the community have come forward to help. LaFond and his wife Krystal have two young girls and… Read more »

MADD volunteers collect $12K for anti-drunk driving work

Emily Hinds and Amber Smith were part of contingent of Mothers Against Drunk Driving volunteers out in force in Lambton County this weekend. The pair were collecting a voluntary toll for the group at Coffee Lodge Saturday. Students from Lambton College’s Police Foundations program and the Fire Sciences helped to raise $12,200. “We are extremely… Read more »

Alvinston company wins BBB award

Chad Hayter, seen here with a few of The Hayter Groups’ 34 employees, says it was teamwork which lead to the Alvinston company being given the Better Business Bureau of Western Ontario’s Business Integrity Award.   Chad Hayter says it takes a team to make a great company. The head of The Hayter Group in… Read more »

Getting ready to help the needy at Christmas

There was lots of chili to go around as Christ Anglican Church held its annual fundraiser for Christmas for Everyone on Friday. The tables were full through most of the luncheon which raised $1,000 for the Christmas drive. Here, Jean St. Pierre helps Lynn McPhail get a bowl of the famous chili.  The Petrolia Foodbank… Read more »