Oil Springs team heading to Ontario Summer Games

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Bonnie Stevenson The Independent The Village of Oil Springs has a lot to be proud of this summer. Their U18 Bantam fastball team has earned the right to participate in the 2016 Ontario Games and Coach Rick Murray says the excitement is mounting. “The boys feel very good about it,” he says. “They’ll be competing… Read more »

Junior firefighters learn the ropes


The Independent Staff There was a whole new group of recruits learning the ropes at the Petrolia/North Enniskillen Fire Department this week. The department hosted its second Junior Firefighter camp of the year. Earlier this month, the department hosted an all-girls camp. But this time around it was a co-ed camp. The teens learn everything… Read more »

At least three consider run for warden


  At least three people are considering a run for the top job in Lambton County. And the current warden isn’t ruling out another two year term. Traditionally, at the warden’s picnic, municipal politicians start telling people about their desire to seek the top spot in December. The two-year term of Warden Bev MacDougall of… Read more »