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Ninety per cent want Petrolia to turn back Nicol cash

A Petrolia councillor says he’ll try to have the Nicol Scholarship Fund money given to the town turned back to the foundation for scholarships during the next budget session. Joel Field made the comments after hearing the results of an online poll taken by The Independent after officials from the foundation came to town council… Read more »

Miracle Max’s Minions raises over $48k

The sunflowers may be starting to fade in a Plympton-Wyoming field, but the good that has come from a tribute to a two-year-old Thedford boy is still glowing. Saturday, Brian Schoonjans invited friends and neighbours, and Max Rombouts’ family, to the sunflower field on Douglas Line to reveal visitors taking photos and flowers had left… Read more »

Who should get the Nicol money?

Tim Hummel says in the last 10 years the Nicol Scholarships have not been doing what was originally intended. And the advisor to the foundation is asking Petrolia Council to help turn that around. For decades, students at LCCVI in Petrolia have been receiving the prestigious award set up by former resident Robert Nicol. For… Read more »

One man in hospital after Petrolia stabbing

One man is in London hospital with stab wounds after a late night fight in Petrolia. Lambton OPP are releasing little information about the Sunday night incident at an apartment at 4168 Robert Street. Derek Rogers, media relations officer for the OPP in the West Region confirmed “There was an assault on a male at… Read more »