Petrolia wants you to tickle the ivories Saturday

The Independent Staff If you have always wanted to tickle the ivories in front of a crowd, this may be your chance. On Oct. 8, the Town of Petrolia is wheeling two pianos under the canopy at the Farmers’ Market for the first ever Piano Slam. Laurissa Ellsworth, director of marketing, says the concept is… Read more »

Hillsdale tour draws huge crowd of history buffs

  The gloomy, rainy weather failed to put a damper on the Hillsdale Cemetery Tour . The rich and varied history of Petrolia came alive as the Petrolia Heritage Committee, the Petrolia Community Theatre, and a group of about 100 volunteers made the lives of eight cemetery “residents” live again last Saturday. This is the… Read more »

Farr crowned Brigden Fair Ambassador

  Kayla Farr, 20, of Wilkesport is the new Brigden Fair Ambassador. She took the crown over a field of four competitors at the annual Brigden Fair Ambassador competition, Sunday. Born and raised in Brigden, the Farr family bought their Wilkesport farm 10 years ago and since then, Farr has developed a love for farm… Read more »

Hip fans join the party in Petrolia

The Independent Staff Tragically Hip fans won’t have to go too far to take in the band’s final concert. Petrolia will be hosting an outdoor screening of the CBC’s broadcast of the iconic Canadian band’s final concert in Kingston Aug. 20 at the Petrolia Farmers’ Market building. Fans across the nation clamoured for tickets after… Read more »