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Artist bloom where they’re planted at Alvinston Festival

Pam Wright The Independent Bloom where you’re transplanted. That’s what artist Daisy Fresh is doing since she moved to Alvinston last fall. The former big city dweller and her husband are loving their new community. “We’ve been searching 10 years for a place,” says Fresh, a corporate marketer who lived most of her life in… Read more »

Petrolia councillor doesn’t want to be re-elected

Her name will be on the ballot, but Petrolia Councillor Mary-Pat Gleeson says she doesn’t want the job anymore. “Although my name will appear on the ballot, I will not be campaigning,” says Gleeson in a statement released Tuesday. The three-term councillor said she recently came to the realization she wanted to focus her energy… Read more »

UPDATED: Injuries in accident in Inwood

At least one person was taken to hospital after a two-vehicle accident outside of Inwood. Firefighters from Inwood, Alvinston, and Petrolia as well as OPP and EMS were called to the corner of Inwood Road and Rokeby Line just before 9 am where two vehicles had collided landing in a deep ditch on the northeast… Read more »

Lambton beef barbecue draws largest crowd ever

The Brooke-Alvinston-Inwood Community Centre was filled with 1,400 people as the Lambton Cattlemen’s Association held its annual Beef Barbecue. It was the group’s 35th anniversary of the event and the biggest ever as people were treated to barbecued beef, corn on the cob, baked beans and all the fix’ns Wednesday night.