Two homes evacuated during Inwood gas leak

There were a few tense moments in Inwood after construction crews hit a gas line. Contractors have been renovating the Inwood Library since July. On Sept. 25, as workers were preparing the ground outside the building, a backhoe struck a gas line. Bill Epp, who lives two doors down, was asked to leave his home… Read more »

Petrolia ‘shines’ in Lambton County

Petrolia has curb appeal. That from the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce’s Greenbelt Committee which has honoured the town with the 2013 “Put a Shine on Lambton” Award. The award honours the town for their “people, plants and pride” and was presented in Sarnia Sept. 19. “Our residents can take pride in working together for this… Read more »

Local food bank could feel pressure from Sarnia funding cuts

Food bank use is likely to rise across Lambton County because of funding problems at Sarnia’s Inn of the Good Shepherd according a local agency. The Inn says in April, the province will cut about $180,000 from the agencies funding. That could mean up to 250 families would not receive help for rent and utilities,… Read more »

McCharles doesn’t “personally have a problem” with skateboarders at Market

Petrolia Mayor John McCharles says as long as they’re not causing damage, skateboarders should be able to use the Farmers’ Market at night. Council recently heard from a resident who voiced concern about skateboarders using the area to play. Sharon Livingston told council she felt some of the skateboarders were displaying “bullying” behaviour and frightened… Read more »