Scare-ing up fun with Scarecrow Festival

It’s getting scary in Petrolia. Members of the Petrolia Rotary and the Volunteer Business Group have stuffed, dressed, decorated and mounted 160 scarecrows around town as part of the 8th Annual Scarecrow Festival. At least 40 new scarecrows are on display, complete with colourful faces painted by Karen Benusik. One of the organizers, Jean Windover,… Read more »

Wyoming wedding web gurus to help small business

Matt Kelly and Greg Wierenga want to do for small businesses what they did for weddings – make them a force to be reckoned with on the Internet. The Wyoming men are the brains behind, a website which helps engaged couples create their own website to keep friends and family informed about their big… Read more »

A new, independent paper in Petrolia and Central Lambton

People in Petrolia and Central Lambton get a chance to see what all the buzz is about today. The Independent, a new community weekly newspaper , is being delivered by Canada Post to 3,200 homes in the Petrolia area. People in Plympton-Wyoming, Oil Springs, Brigden and Dawn-Euphemia will be able to pick up their free… Read more »

Bus service to Sarnia likely won’t start until October

The Independent Staff If you were hoping to catch a bus from Petrolia to Lambton College this week, you’ll have to wait a little longer. Petrolia Council decided to set aside $13,000 in seed money for a service which would take Petrolia and surround residents into Sarnia via a school bus each day. Councilor Liz… Read more »