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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 »

Water and sewer rates expected to jump 2.4 per cent

Petrolia administrators want to raise water and sewer rates 2.4 per cent in 2020. But it is not increasing costs behind rate increases, it’s planning for the future. Rick Charlebois, the Chief Administrative Officer, unveiled the proposed rates Monday first at an educational session for councillors and then for five ratepayers who were in the… 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 »