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Petrolia administrators to review sport field plans behind The Centre

Petrolia’s CAO says the town will have to take a serious look at the concerns raised to develop the backyard of the Oil Heritage District Community Centre. At budget time, as the municipality was laying out its 10-year plan for capital projects, it talked about a $1.7 million plan for everything from ball diamonds to… Read more »

Petrolia politicians hear from the public on the budget

Lonnie Cope wants to know how his 87 year-old mother living in her own home will be able to afford more taxes this year. The Petrolia resident was one of several dozen who came to town hall to get some answers about a proposed eight per cent municipal tax increase. The town was to consider… Read more »

France Remembers: Second Petrolia vet given Legion of Honour

When Ted Paisley walked into an army recruiting office in Watford in 1941, he had no idea he would end up hurdling through the darkness of the French countryside. The Petrolia man could also not have predicted that country’s gratitude over 70 years later. Paisley, who served as a Lance Corporal with the 4th Division’s… Read more »

Buying time: SLEP to use lobbyist at Queen’s Park

George Mallay says Sarnia and Lambton County need to spend more time wooing federal and provincial politicians. The general manager of Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership recently convinced Lambton County to spend $75,000 to create a government relations strategy. Mallay says it is increasingly becoming important to talk to decision makers to get funding and influence… Read more »