McGugan urges province to slow minimum wage hike

Brooke-Alvinston Mayor Don McGugan says rapid increases to the minimum wage will hurt businesses in his community and he’s urging the province to slow down. The provincial government wants to increase the current minimum wage of $11.40 to $15 in the next 18 months. McGugan recently appeared before the all-party committee reviewing Bill 148 when… Read more »

Petrolia part of celebration of Women’s Right to Vote

Jenna Simpson had a first hand look at how the Ontario government works. The 30 year-old Petrolia woman represented Sarnia-Lambton at the “A Remarkable Assembly – Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote in Ontario. And she says in some ways, it was a real eye-opener. On April 12, 1917, women officially gained the… Read more »

Controversial St. Clair gas plant ready to produce power

  After years of work and lots of scandals, the Greenfield South Energy project is ready to produce power for Ontario. But the energy isn’t flowing yet. That from officials from the Independent Electricity System Operator. Chuck Farmer, director of stakeholder and public affairs with the IESO, says the gas-fired power plant  in St. Clair… Read more »