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Coun. Grant Purdy was one of 28 people to shave their head in support of Lucien Nadeau on Sunday Feb. 19. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

Shave for the Brave creates buzz

If you’ve noticed more bald heads among emergency service workers in the county, they’ve likely taken part in Shave for the Brave. The fundraiser came together in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and those children in Lambton County fighting cancer, including local boy Lucien Nadeau.

Dr. John Butler was geared up for the Saturday morning plunge in some icy cold water. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

SafeTALK workshops scheduled for spring

A polar dip on Feb. 18 raised over $5000 to be used towards safeTALK training, a suicide prevention course that teaches individuals how to react when someone shows signs of depression.

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Stabbing spree trial begins

Photographs shown in an Edmonton courtroom Tuesday depict a chaotic crime scene with the blood of six people spilled across a warehouse where a double murder took place in 2014.

Brandon Volpi, left, and Devontay Hackett, accused in Volpi's killing. (Postmedia)

Guilty verdict in prom-night murder

It may have felt like justice, but there was little to celebrate. Danny Volpi, father of Brandon Volpi — the 18-year-old St. Patrick’s High School grad who was slashed to death on his prom night — wasn’t on his way to a party after a jury returned a guilty verdict in the 2014 killing of his son on Friday. The grieving father was heading to Hope Cemetery on Bank Street

Dr. Darryl Gebien outside of Barrie court Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. (Tracy McLaughlin/Toronto Sun)

Barrie ER doc a 'slave' to Fentanyl

Dressed in a suit and pink tie as he stood at the front of the court on one of his fast fleeting days of freedom before prison, former Doctor Darryl Gebien apologized for his drug crimes in a lengthy speech to the judge Friday.

From left: Doug Clark, Don Harding, Diane O’Dell, Carol Watt, Jane and Bill Cadman were presented with awards Thursday night at the Mayor’s annual Volunteer Appreciation dinner. Photo provided.

Annual dinner shows gratitude

Thursday night was the Town of Petrolia’s annual volunteer appreciation dinner, where Mayor McCharles and town staff recognized those in the community who continuously offer a helping hand.