Oil Springs and Enniskillen councils to be acclaimed

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 council elections has now closed. And in Oil Springs and Enniskillen, unofficially, council will be acclaimed. In Oil Springs, father and son Ian and Adam Veen both submitted… Read more »

Sarnia RCMP office closing

The RCMP – the federal police agency responsible for things such as organized crime and human trafficking – is moving out of Sarnia. The move, uncovered by The Independent, has caught local officials by surprise. Sarnia has been home to the RCMP since 1920. It was one of six “strategic” original detachments in the Ontario… Read more »

The Independent wins seven national awards

The Independent’s investigative work is once again being honoured on a national level. Publisher and Editor, Heather Wright, won The Canadian Community Newspaper Association’s Stephen Shaw Memorial Award for Best News Story for her exclusive reporting on Petrolia’s CAO’s rental of buildings to the town. The stories also garnered The Independent a second place in… Read more »