Sarah Smith will be among four other musicians performing on the Victoria Playhouse stage during the presentation of Folks Like Us, Aug. 1 to 12. (Photo courtesy Cheryl Mazak)

Every song tells a story

Sarah Smith is used to being on stage – she said it feels like home for her. She’ll be joining four other musicians on the Petrolia Playhouse stage ne

A CN freight train derailed in Strathroy, Ontario, about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. The train went off the tracks between the crossings at Caradoc Street and Richmond Street in the middle of the town, leaving a wreckage-strewn crash scene that drew hundreds of curious onlookers. Nobody was injured, police said. (DALE CARRUTHERS, The London Free Press)

Procedure avoids panic: expert

A rail-safety expert is praising the measured official response to Wednesday’s train derailment, saying it likely helped to avoid panic in the town.

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