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Propane shortage caused by strike hurting Central Lambton farmers

Farmers in Central Lambton are taking another hit in this already difficult year – propane shortages. Rail conductors at CN Rail walked off the job this week after failing to reach an agreement – safety issues are the main concern in the strike. Propane is shipped by rail in Canada and for many farmers, it… Read more »

Constable Chloe: Petrolia OPP make Forest girl’s day

It’s a day Constable Chloe won’t soon forget. Seven year-old Chloe Cockshutt had the time of her life Oct. 23. The Make A Wish Foundation, working with the OPP in Petrolia, brought the Forest girl’s dreams to life. Chloe’s mom, Heather Seguin, says the foundation, which grants wishes to kids who live with life-long health… Read more »

ICYMI: Petrolia won’t help with $14K water bill

First published Oct. 24, 2019 Ralph Layne was floored when he found out a problem with the sump pump in his Petrolia apartment led to a $14,200 bill. And he was almost as surprised town councillors were not willing to ease the burden. Layne and his wife, Caroline, first became aware of the problem Aug…. Read more »

ICYMI: MOE nixes Clean Harbor’s Thallium storage plan

An Aamjiwnnang councillor calls it a “small win in a large fight.” The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has turned down Clean Harbors application to accept thallium at its Petrolia Line site. Clean Harbors has been working with a BC company since 2017 to ship up to 175,000 tonnes of the waste overland… Read more »