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Marijuana odours a growing problem as rec market blossoms

Cathy Brand was desperate. The freshly-killed skunk smell permeated everything in around her home. It was so strong, her grandson, nose covered with his jacket, asked how she lived here when it smelled so bad. Brand dialed the phone and invited politicians and The Independent to come a “smell the hell I live in.” The… Read more »

Five more people face charges in connection with Brigden robbery

Lambton OPP have laid more charges in connection with the robbery at Super Choice Gas Bar in Brigden earlier this month. Three men entered the store, one threatened the clerk with a weapon while two others took goods from the variety store. Officers from the OPP’s crime unit, emergency response team, the canine unit and… Read more »

Flood Watch for the Sydenham River in Central Lambton

The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority has issued a flood watch. Constant rain over the past few days has pushed water levels over the banks of the Sydenham River and flooded some roads. Both Enniskillen and St. Clair Township have closed roads because of the rising water including Waterworks between Courtright and Moore Line, Pretty… Read more »

Film crew lights up Petrolia

Petrolia was glowing as a US film crew got to work on the scenes they’re shooting at Sunnyside Mansion – also known as Fairbank House. Giant lights suspended from a crane illuminated the old home casting an eerie glow in the area and the historic home. The film makers also deployed smoke in the area… Read more »