Wyoming firefighters Jamm’n for George

The Wyoming firefighters are stepping up to help one of their own. They’re organizing a benefit for George Klazinga and his family for Nov. 30. Klazinga, a 22-year veteran of the volunteer department has been ill for about two years and has recently been diagnosed with two rare blood diseases which are affecting his immune… Read more »

Laughter and song coming to VPP in 2014

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia is going to be bursting with laughter and song in 2014. That’s the theme for the upcoming season according artistic directors David Rogers and David Hogan who introduced the season Oct. 30. “Five of six of the shows have music in them,” says Hogan. While there is a wide range of offerings… Read more »

Fairbank given national heritage award

Oil Springs resident Charles Fairbank is being recognized for preserving the history that defines us. Fairbank was presented with the Lieutenant Governor’s Award from the Heritage Canada Foundation for his work in heritage conservation. The lone medal was presented at the National Gallery in Ottawa over the weekend during an awards night hosted by Heritage… Read more »

Mark Hunter’s other hockey job

Your eyes are not deceiving you. The coach behind the bench of the Petrolia Midget Reps team is a hockey dad; but this is not any hockey dad. This is NHL veteran and owner/general manager of the London Knights, Mark Hunter. And right beside him, another former NHLer, Bobby Gould. Hunter, whose day job is… Read more »