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Petrolia looking for a new slogan and you can help

The Town of Petrolia is turning to the people who know Petrolia best – the people who live there – to find a new slogan for the community. Over the years, the town has used a number of pitch lines including Victorian Oil Town, The Cradle that Rocked the Oil Industry and most recently, the… Read more »

Turbines trucking through Lambton

Expect a lot of traffic slowdowns on Highway 21 as wind turbines wind their way through the countryside to Huron County. NextEra Energy will begin construction on the 37 industrial wind turbines for the Bluewater Energy Centre south east of Bayfield in late November according to NextEra spokesperson Josie Hernandez. And it will have an… Read more »

Petrolia councillors getting health benefit

Petrolia Councilors will  get taxpayers’ help to pay for medical expenses. Council passed a bylaw Monday which included a new health care benefit for the mayor and councilors. The bylaw says the members will be entitled to receive a health care spending account at the beginning of each year of $2,000.  The money can be… Read more »

Holding the seat for Havlik

Whenever she’s ready to come back, her seat will be waiting. Petrolia Town Council has decided to “hold the chair” for Councilor Helen Havlik. The councilor has not attended a council meeting since Aug. 14 after having a stroke.  Mayor John McCharles says Havlik is now at home and doing much better. Councilors Tim Brown… Read more »