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Brooke-Alvinston considers new Inwood hall

Brooke-Alvinston wants a one-year lease to the Inwood fire hall so it consider its options. The municipality and the Inwood Fire Association have been at odds over an agreement since 16 firefighters resigned last year. The association wants to continue the current lease for the next five years and refused to negotiation behind closed doors…. Read more »

Ninety per cent want Petrolia to turn back Nicol cash

A Petrolia councillor says he’ll try to have the Nicol Scholarship Fund money given to the town turned back to the foundation for scholarships during the next budget session. Joel Field made the comments after hearing the results of an online poll taken by The Independent after officials from the foundation came to town council… Read more »

Miracle Max’s Minions raises over $48k

The sunflowers may be starting to fade in a Plympton-Wyoming field, but the good that has come from a tribute to a two-year-old Thedford boy is still glowing. Saturday, Brian Schoonjans invited friends and neighbours, and Max Rombouts’ family, to the sunflower field on Douglas Line to reveal visitors taking photos and flowers had left… Read more »

Who should get the Nicol money?

Tim Hummel says in the last 10 years the Nicol Scholarships have not been doing what was originally intended. And the advisor to the foundation is asking Petrolia Council to help turn that around. For decades, students at LCCVI in Petrolia have been receiving the prestigious award set up by former resident Robert Nicol. For… Read more »