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Fire heavily damages Petrolia home

Volunteer firefighters have contained a blaze which has heavily damaged a home on Garden Crescent in Petrolia. Crews from the Petrolia/North Enniskillen, Oil Springs and Wyoming were called in just before 10:30 Wednesday morning and found the house near Heritage Heights Golf Course in flames. Crews are on the scene this hour. The flames moved… Read more »

LCCVI trio’s wins a first in the province

Three LCCVI students have claimed a top prize in a prestigious province wide contest. Lexi Graham, Harris Annett and Emma Kelly all won a $1,000 prize in the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation Student Achievement Awards in honour of Marion Drysdale. The three looked at the topic Ahead of the Century. Graham won the French… Read more »

The Independent up for eight awards

The Independent has been named one of the top newspapers in the province in its class. It’s one of eight awards the newspaper is nominated for in the Ontario Better Newspaper Competition fro the Ontario Community Newspaper Association. The Independent will compete in the general excellence category against its sister paper, The Herald serving Thamesville,… Read more »

Warwick considers roadside garbage and recycling

Warwick councillors want to know if rural residents want roadside garbage pickup. Right now, Watford residents have roadside pickup. Everyone else is issued a card and takes their own garbage and recyclables to Twin Creeks Landfill just outside of Watford. But Mayor Jackie Rombouts says the township will be surveying residents to find out if… Read more »