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Wind protest clogs 402

About 200 cars, trucks, tractors and trailers inched their way along Highway 402 Saturday morning to protest the province’s plan to allow hundreds of industrial wind turbines across southern Ontario. The OPP stopped traffic coming east from the Bluewater Bridge at the Forest Road and diverted it down London Line until they reached Strathroy. The… Read more »

Show Us Your Colours Photo Contest

The Independent wants you to show us your fall colours. Autumn is a wonderful time for photographers. The Independent is hosting a photo contest so you can “Show Us Your Fall Colours.” Your pictures may be of wonderful fall foliage in the area or of your family playing in the leaves. Amateur and professional photographers… Read more »

Wind protestors to block 402 at Forest today

  As the wind turbines roll into southwestern Ontario ready for construction, reality is starting to sink in. Ingrid Willemsen of the anti-industrial wind turbine group WAIT in Plympton-Wyoming says that is one of the reasons for Saturday‚Äôs planned blockade of Highway 402. The Middlesex Lambton Wind Concerns group has organized the 10 am protest… Read more »

Municipalities want Churchill to be a county road

The Independent Staff   Enniskillen and Plympton-Wyoming are hoping upgrades to Churchill Line will help entice Lambton County take over the road. The two municipalities are spending $1 million to upgrade the road between Oil Heritage Line to Forest Line. Enniskillen Mayor Kevin Marriott says $400,000 was spent last year preparing the base of the… Read more »