An Autumn Blaze tree was planted on Wednesday to mark Kiddies Korner Co-op Nursery School 45th anniversary, and the kids came along with their shovels to help out. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

Kiddies Korner marks 45 years

Kiddies Korner Co-op Nursery School celebrated their 45th anniversary by planting an Autumn Blaze tree in the park beside the Central Lambton Family Health Team. A plaque, donated by the Town of Petrolia, sits next to the tree and commemorates the nursery’s milestone.

Top Row (L-R): Councillor Tim Brown, Councillor Joel Field, Councillor Ross O’Hara, Councillor Grant Purdy. Bottom Row (L-R): Councillor Mary-Pat Gleeson, departed CAO Manny Baron, Mayor John McCharles, Councillor Liz Welsh. (Town of Petrolia website)

Scandal hammers Petrolia town hall

An Ontario town born from a 19th- century oil gusher is mired in political muck, its top bureaucrat gone after a murky land deal and a rookie councillor saying he’d been the target of intimidation.

Showing support on and off the ice

Local hockey leagues across the county have partnered up with St. Clair Child and Youth Services to show support and raise awareness when it comes to mental health.

Erin Waller-Burnett and Maura Dobie at the new Farmer's Daughter Artisan Market in Glencoe earlier this year. (Louis Pin/Times-Journal)

Rural Ontario retail renaissance

Farmer’s Daughter Artisan Market opened in Glencoe in May, the project of Erin Waller-Burnett and Maura Dobie. It’s where they sell their own products and the products of roughly 30 other rural artisans.

Picket-line fires burn bright at Fanshawe College. (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press)

Union says colleges reject late offer

Fanshawe College students who expected to finish their semester 10 days before Christmas could be sweating it out into the new year if the strike in Ontario’s 24 colleges drags on much longer.