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Hilarious history comes alive

The Lambton Young Theatre Players made Petrolia Discovery come alive with stories from the past recently. The joint fundraiser featured plays throughout the Discovery, including the funeral of Sparky McCracken who turned out not to be dead at all, just drunk. Rain dampened attendance to the weekend event but Artistic Director Nancy Keys says the… Read more »

Welsh wants to see kids government in action

Petrolia Councilor Liz Welsh would like to bring town council to soon-to-be voters. The week of Oct. 20 is local government week and Welsh wants town staff to look into the possibility of changing a council regular evening meeting to the day to allow elementary school students to attend and find out what local government… Read more »

Boom Town series becomes weekend festival

Petrolia Discovery will come alive with history as the Lambton Young Theatre Players bring to life fictional stories of the Boom Town Days. The theatre group’s artistic director, Nancy Keys, came up with the Boom Town Series. In past two years, the young people have put on two events featuring characters of the past, Bad… Read more »

History walks among the headstones

History came alive in Hillsdale Cemetery Saturday and it was a huge hit. The Petrolia Heritage Committee organized the event which featured actors reenacting the family history of some of the community’s founding fathers. Councilor Liz Welsh, who is on the committee, says nearly 400 people came out to hear the history among the headstones…. Read more »