Mark Hunter’s other hockey job

Your eyes are not deceiving you. The coach behind the bench of the Petrolia Midget Reps team is a hockey dad; but this is not any hockey dad. This is NHL veteran and owner/general manager of the London Knights, Mark Hunter. And right beside him, another former NHLer, Bobby Gould. Hunter, whose day job is… Read more »

Remembering the supreme sacrifice

Tom Eady has always had a heart for the men and women who serve in the military. But around Remembrance Day, the Petrolia man wears his heart on his sleeve placing memorials on the walls of the Lambtonian Apartments where he lives. Eady, a past member of the reserves, has close ties with the military…. Read more »

Temp worker loses foot after on-the-job accident

The Ministry of Labour is investigating after worker at a Petrolia manufacturing facility was injured on the job. The incident happened three weeks ago, but is only coming to light because The Independent questioned the ministry about the incident. William Lin, spokesperson for the Ministry of Labour says on Oct. 9 the ministry was ‚Äúnotified… Read more »

Community pauses to remember

Several hundred people gathered at the cenotaph in Victoria Park, Petrolia Sunday to lay wreaths in advance of Rembrance Day Nov. 11.