Warwick accident leads to drug charge

A Thedford man is facing an impaired driving charge after a car hit a hydro pole in Warwick Township. Police received a call about an erratic driver on Nauvoo Road around 5:15 pm Wednesday. Before police arrived the vehicle left the road and went into the ditch and then struck a hydro pole. Then the… Read more »

Nine charges laid in two robberies

A 27 year old St. Clair Township man is facing nine charges after two robberies. Lambton OPP say Brett Andrew Farr has been charged in connection with a robbery at a Corunna convenience store earlier this month and a robbery at an ATM machine on Trudeau Drive in June. He faces charges of robbery with… Read more »

Sarnia RCMP office closing

The RCMP – the federal police agency responsible for things such as organized crime and human trafficking – is moving out of Sarnia. The move, uncovered by The Independent, has caught local officials by surprise. Sarnia has been home to the RCMP since 1920. It was one of six “strategic” original detachments in the Ontario… Read more »

The Independent wins seven national awards

The Independent’s investigative work is once again being honoured on a national level. Publisher and Editor, Heather Wright, won The Canadian Community Newspaper Association’s Stephen Shaw Memorial Award for Best News Story for her exclusive reporting on Petrolia’s CAO’s rental of buildings to the town. The stories also garnered The Independent a second place in… Read more »