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Petrolia Waterville workers laid off for a week

The employees at Waterville TG in Petrolia will be off for the next week in a move management hope will help stop the spread of COVID-19. In a news release issued Friday, officials say our customers have decided to temporarily cease their operations in order to participate in the worldwide collective effort to stop the… Read more »

Two local MPPs among 24 to pass pandemic legislation in Ontario

Lambton County was well represented when history was made in the Ontario Legislature. Just 24 MPPs, 12 Conservatives, 8 NDPs, two Liberals and the leader of the Green Party were at Queen’s Park for an unprecedented sitting Thursday. Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP and Ontario’s Labour Minister, Monte McNaughton, introduced a bill which ensures workers will keep their… Read more »

Wisdom on a pandemic in the grocery aisle

Normally when you walk down the toilet paper aisle at the local grocery store, you just need toilet paper. But on Friday, Helen Maddox of Petrolia was standing in front of the empty shelves at Heidi‚Äôs Independent Grocer contemplating the history in the making which led to buying frenzy. For a while, she talked to… Read more »

Lambton declares a state of emergency to react to COVID-19

Lambton County has declared a local state of emergency as Canada tries to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The order was issued at 1:30 pm Wednesday. A news release from the county says the state of emergency was declared to raise public awareness regarding the gravity of COVID-19. “We hope your attitude toward the… Read more »