The woman who may be Petrolia’s oldest citizen passes away at 106

When Lulu Marriott was born, Wilfred Laurier was starting his fourth term as prime minister, Mother’s Day was being celebrated for the first time and Ford was just beginning production of the Model T. The life-long Lambton resident passed away Friday at the age of 106. Enniskillen Mayor Kevin Marriott is Lulu’s grandson. His mother… Read more »

Rail group wants all levels of government to help passenger service

A local VIA advocacy group says municipal, county, provincial and federal governments all have to invest and promote passenger rail service. RAIL officials were part of a summit held by the South Western Economic Alliance recently. Service providers at the conference pointed out 60 percent of the VIA riders are female, 30 percent are students… Read more »

Who will be the winners and losers under new OPP funding scheme

Dawn-Euphemia politicians say the OPP have to deal with the rising cost of policing, not simply change the way municipalities pay for it. Deputy Mayor Leslie William was among a group of municipal politicians who were in London recently to hear the OPP’s new options for paying for policing. The two mostly likely options are… Read more »

Optimist pillow cases lift the moods of sick kids

A gift for the child of a friend has become the mission of the Central Lambton Optimist. The Optimist Pediatric Pillowcase Program gives children at Bluewater Health a little comfort of home. Pam Core started the program after realizing that a small thing such as a pillowcase can make a big difference. “A best friend’s… Read more »