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Mental health workers teaming up with police to help those in need

A mental health nurse from the local Canadian Mental Health Association will work at the OPP detachment in Petrolia starting . The job is part of a new program to help police officers help people with mental health issues. Bluewater Health, the OPP, Sarnia Police and CMHA have set up a team called M-HEART –… Read more »

LCCVI alumni to be honoured.

Saturday, friends of John Brohman will be celebrating his legacy in sustainable development in the third world. Friends of the LCCVI Alumni will be dedicating some items to the Heritage Room in the school marking the life of the Simon Fraser University professor who passed away several years ago. Richard Whiting, the coordinator of The… Read more »

VanTuyl and Fairbank to close its doors after 154 years

Petrolia’s oldest business is closing its door. VanTuyl and Fairbank, which started in 1865 and is the oldest family-owned hardware store in Canada, will close this fall when its long-time manager, Theresa MacDonald retires. “It is with a heavy heart we announce this closing,” said Charlie Fairbank in a news release. Hehas owned the business… Read more »

Province OKs two local road projects

  Two local infrastructure projects have cleared the first hurdle to getting funding. Friday, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton announced a number of project, including the Victoria Street reconstruction in Warwick and the Shiloh Line Rehabilitation in Brooke-Alvinston, have been give the green light for infrastructure funding. The province will contribute $344,862 to extend sidewalks, curbs… Read more »