Close calls in Petrolia during wicked storm

There were a number of close calls but no known injuries after a wicked storm ripped through Petrolia Wednesday night. Around 7:20 pm, a rainstorm with high winds blew into the area toppling trees and knocking out power. Residents in Petrolia, Watford, Alvinston and Oil Springs were without power for about three hours. Petrolia Enniskillen… Read more »

Farmers shouldn’t need a permit to care for woodlot: LFA

The president of the Lambton Federation of Agriculture says farmers shouldn’t require a permit to take care of their woodlots. Ron MacDougall recently told Lambton County Councilors the LFA has some concerns about the controversial changes to the woodlot bylaw. County staff presented changes to local farmers last year causing an uproar. The county’s only… Read more »

Lambton considers joining wind court battle

Lambton County may join a Charter of Rights challenge against wind turbines. And if it doesn’t, Plympton-Wyoming could take on the legal bill itself to try to stop the flood of projects in the area. A group called SWEAR is trying convince municipal and regional governments to join a court battle started by a Goderich… Read more »

Watch out for the heat: MOH

Lambton County’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a heat alert and opened cooling stations across the region. According to Environment Canada temperatures are expected to reach the low 30s with a humidex of 40 and above. The hot weather is expected to stay in the area until Wednesday. Officials with Community Health Services say… Read more »