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Peter Brooks, 76, was found guilty last month of second-degree murder in the death of 72-year-old Jocelyn Dickson. The attack took place at the Wexford Residence in Toronto’s east end, court heard. (POSTMEDIA/FILES)

Senior gets life in prison

A Toronto senior who used his cane to kill a fellow long-term care home resident more than three years ago has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years.

The Sudbury & District Health Unit has lifted the drinking water advisory that came into effect on Saturday, May 28, 2016, for residents of Foleyet who draw their water from the municipal water system.

Bright’s Grove water plant work gets OK

Etobicoke-based Galcon Marine Ltd. has been hired by the Town of Petrolia for repair work at the municipality’s water treatment plant at Bright’s Grove, and at a cost almost $60,000 less than budgeted.

The Water Treatment Plant provides water to approximately 11,000 people in Petrolia and neighbouring communities through a cast iron pipe that draws water from Lake Huron. File photo.

Repairs set to commence this spring

The Town of Petrolia has selected a contractor to take on repair works at the Brights Grove Water Treatment Plant intake. In a report presented at Petrolia’s Jan. 9 council meeting, it was announced that Galcon Marine Ltd. would be awarded the contract.

Searching for familial DNA could help crack cold crime cases.

DNA breakthrough could crack cold cases

Though he had never before heard of Kelly Morrisseau, the details of her cold case, and the subsequent 10-year investigation into her killing, were instantly familiar to Rockne Harmon.