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Petrolia made 3D printer face shields in demand

Alex Billings has health care workers backs. The Petrolia man and three others he recruited through various Facebook interactions are building face shields with 3D printers in Petrolia. The former air force traffic technician who retired after being diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder had a couple of ideas for useful items once the novel… Read more »

COVID-19 case at Petrolia seniors’ building

The movements of seniors in a downtown Petrolia apartment building were restricted after a resident tested positive for COVID-19. Lambton Public Health didn’t confirm the specifics of the Petrolia case, but seniors tell The Independent public health officials called people at Queen Victoria Place two weeks ago asking if they had attended a luncheon at… Read more »

Lambton Centennial teachers give a drive-by lesson of love

It was hard to tell who was happier to see the convoy of teachers from Lambton Centennial School travelling down Rokeby Line Tuesday morning, the students or their parents. The Ventre family was at the end of their driveway to greet the teachers as the convoy made its way on a two-hour route. It went… Read more »

Ontario closes parks, extends restrictions until April 13

Premier Doug Ford is closing most parks and outdoor recreational facilities to try to stop the spread of COVID-19. And he’s extended the restrictions already in place until April 13. In an news release issued Monday night, the province closed playgrounds, sports fields, playgrounds, beaches, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, skateboard and BMX… Read more »