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Tories zap 200+ green energy contracts

More than 200 Southwestern Ontario projects, including one of the most controversial wind farms in Ontario, are among the death toll of the new Tory government’s mass cancellation of contracts with renewable energy producers.

Standing in solidarity and remaining hopeful through a 12 week strike, Unifor members at the world's largest salt mine in Goderich will vote on a final offer from Compass Minerals. The American owned company and the union have been in negotiations since Thursday, July 12. Unifor will vote on the proposed final offer on Monday, July 16. (KATHLEEN SMITH, The London Free Press)

Salt mine operator gives workers final offer

A twelve week strike at the world’s largest underground salt mine in Goderich seems may be near an end after a tentative agreement -- which workers will vote on Monday -- was struck on the weekend.

Wind turbines.

Tories kill controversial Dutton Dunwich project

Ontario’s new Progressive Conservative government is cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts, including one for a massive wind farm near London where area residents voted overwhelmingly against wind turbines but had them imposed on them by the former Liberal government.

Pilot Richard Petty and pilot and Operations officer Travis Major after flying a WWII Mitchell B-25 bomber over Sarnia as part of a tour by the Commemorative Air Force on Thursday July 12, 2018. The B-25 was made famous by the Doolittle Raid, early in WWII after the U.S. was hit by the Japanese at Pearl Harbour, 16 B-25's launched off an aircraft carrier and bombed Tokyo and then ditched their planes in China. Mike Hensen/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network

Old warbird takes history aloft

SARNIA - In flight school, at age 20, he used to like to sit in the abandoned bomber's cockpit, making plane noises and pretending to fly.

Up for a solar challenge?

Oxford County has launched the Solar Oxford Challenge, an initiative that encourages up to 16 local residents or businesses to achieve net-zero electricity.