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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 “notified… 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.

Wyoming artist wins Wolfe Award from Sarnia artist

As soon as Manon Adams saw colour pencil drawing she knew it was for her. The Wyoming artist was living in Wallaceburg at the time. She had dabbled in painting when her children were small but decided she wanted to learn to draw. She was at Artist Bev Fish’s home when she saw a book… Read more »

Marriott buys Shiloh Hall at auction

The sale of the Shiloh Community Centre garnered over $8,000 for Enniskillen Township. The township decided to hold a public auction for the building after the furnace was condemned. Council determined with members of the community that there were not enough rentals to cover the cost of a new furnace. Enniskillen Mayor Kevin Marriott ended… Read more »