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Brooke-Alvinston looks for a one-year Inwood deal

Brooke-Alvinston council is making another approach to the Inwood Firemens’ Association to use the hall – at least on an interim basis. The Independent, in error, reported in the Dec. 5 edition, that a deal had been reached in the long-standing dispute. In fact, council re-examined the issue, deciding to request a one-year lease so… Read more »

LCCVI teachers join one-day province wide walk out

LCCVI teachers have joined the one-day strike by Ontario’s public high school teachers. They’re walking the picket line this morning in shifts to back contract demands. The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation says they’re worried about the changes the Ford government is making in the classroom, including making students take e-learning courses and increasing class… Read more »

Tentative deal in CN Strike

There is a tentative deal that could end the CN Rail Strike. Teamsters Canada has reached a tentative agreement to renew the collective agreement for over 3,000 conductors,  and yard workers. The union said normal operations at CN will resume Wednesday at 6 a.m. local time across Canada. The strike had affected commerce across the… Read more »

Propane shortage caused by strike hurting Central Lambton farmers

Farmers in Central Lambton are taking another hit in this already difficult year – propane shortages. Rail conductors at CN Rail walked off the job this week after failing to reach an agreement – safety issues are the main concern in the strike. Propane is shipped by rail in Canada and for many farmers, it… Read more »