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Shiloh residents watch the end of an era

The Shiloh School has been a part of Irwin Syer’s life for as long as he can remember. Syer, who lived just “a mile down the road” from SS No. 12, started going to school there when the building was just four years old in 1938. Syer was one of about 40 people who were… Read more »

Petrolia food bank’s supplies running low

The shelves at the Petrolia Food Bank are low this fall, even after the traditional Thanksgiving donation bump. Food bank manager, Sandra Hartman, says throughout the summer and into the fall there has not been enough donated food to meet the needs of the community. “We’ve had to purchase a lot more than we normally… Read more »

Vanhevel ready to take VPP stage Saturday

  The production of It Had to Be You has been a fantastic learning experience for Michael Vanhevel. The crooner from Grand Bend has been honing his craft in bars and one-man shows and spent the last two summers working in theaters in Ontario with Victoria Playhouse Petrolia’s David Hogan and David Rogers. So when… Read more »

Princess St. construction on schedule

The reconstruction of Princess Street in Petrolia is on schedule. That’s according to Joe Adams, director of operations for the town. The $1.3 million project began in September. Construction workers have now installed the watermains and all services from Nelson Street through the intersection at Dufferin and Princess and are installing new catch basins and… Read more »