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UPDATED: SIU investigates Petrolia rollover: One arrested

  Paramedics work on one of three people injured after a police chase north of Petrolia on Camlachie Road.   The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating after three people were taken to hospital after a car crashed on Camlachie Road north west of Petrolia while being chased by the OPP. Around 5pm Saturday witnesses… Read more »

Seeing great old songs with fresh eyes

Susan Gilmour and June Crowley headline the VPP’s Hollywood Sings until Sept. 22.   Theatre veterans Susan Gilmour and June Crowley say they are seeing familiar songs in new ways in Hollywood Sings. The pair headline Victoria Playhouse Petrolia’s production along with a mix of seasoned and new performers. The show by David Rogers and… Read more »

Clean up in Petrolia continues after storm

Public works crews are making good progress clearing up debris from Wednesday’s storm. Joe Adams, director of operations for the Town of Petrolia, says they spent most of Thursday removing tree branches which fell during the wicked storm. About a half dozen trees toppled, including one onto a house on Princess Street, during the storm… Read more »

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 »