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Baron won’t face trial after crown withdraws breach of trust charge

Charges against Petrolia’s former CAO have been withdrawn. Manny Baron was placed on administrative leave after The Independent found the then CAO was behind a numbered company which owned two buildings being used by the town. He had not made his ownership of the buildings known to council and told council when asked in public… Read more »

Tilray ramps up Enniskillen production for Ontario recreational market

Tilray is ramping up production at its Enniskillen Township greenhouse as it prepares to supply Ontarians with recreational marijuana come October. The Ontario Cannabis Store which will sell cannabis online starting Oct. 17, has signed supply agreements with 26 licensed producers – including Tilray. “These agreements are a significant milestone that signals our readiness for… Read more »

Oil Springs and Enniskillen councils to be acclaimed today

EDITORS NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly noted there were not enough nominees to fill the vacancies on Oil Springs. The Independent apologizes for the error. The municipal election in at least two municipalities in Central Lambton appear to be over while others are just heating up. The deadline to file for municipal… Read more »