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Truck troubles: McCharles wants big trucks off Petrolia Line

“It is absolutely ridiculous the number of trucks which go through Petrolia that don’t have to.” Mayor John McCharles, like many other town councilors, is sick of transports using Petrolia Line as thoroughfare. In July, Dave Menzies, Petrolia’s director of community services, worked with the OPP to stop transports on the outskirts of town. They… Read more »

Quarter of Queen E students in Petrolia stay home Friday

There will be no classes for about 100 primary school students in Petrolia again Friday after a severe storm caused water damage in an elementary school which is under renovation. Lambton-Kent District School Board Director of Education, Jim Costello, says 100 mile per hour winds ripped some temporary roofing off of Queen Elizabeth Public School… Read more »

Close calls in Petrolia during wicked storm

There were a number of close calls but no known injuries after a wicked storm ripped through Petrolia Wednesday night. Around 7:20 pm, a rainstorm with high winds blew into the area toppling trees and knocking out power. Residents in Petrolia, Watford, Alvinston and Oil Springs were without power for about three hours. Petrolia Enniskillen… Read more »

Lambton considers joining wind court battle

Lambton County may join a Charter of Rights challenge against wind turbines. And if it doesn’t, Plympton-Wyoming could take on the legal bill itself to try to stop the flood of projects in the area. A group called SWEAR is trying convince municipal and regional governments to join a court battle started by a Goderich… Read more »