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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.

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.

Five-year-old Lucien Nadeau was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December. On Feb. 19, a group of emergency service workers from across Sarnia and Lambton County will be shaving their head in support of Nadeau. File photo.

'Shave For the Brave' event this Sunday

On Feb. 19, dozens will gather at the Lambton Mall where paramedics, firefighters, police officers and customs officers will be shaving their heads in support of Lucien Nadeau.

Coun. Liz Welsh brought forward a motion Monday night to see the Fairbank property designated a historical site. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

Vote unanimous at Monday's meeting

The property on which oil baron John Henry Fairbank built an extravagant mansion 130 years ago will be designated as historical, even as the property’s long-time owner moves ahead with a plan to build an apartment on the same land.