Alvinston artist takes juried show’s top prize

 Erin Hawryluk, whose work Highland Glen placed second in the Victoria Hall Art Advisory Committee’s first juried art show views the art Wednesday.   Alvinston artist Liana Russwurm’s encaustic work ‘Beak’ has been named Best of Show at the first juried show by the Victoria Hall Arts Advisory Committee. Committee member Linda Smith says over… Read more »

Petrolia offers residents fall colours

Petrolia homeowners have a chance to add a little fall colour to their backyards. The town is once again offering about 100 free trees on a first come, first served basis. Three trees will be available this year; silver maples which has yellow fall leaves, autumn blaze maple with fire red fall colour, and tulip… Read more »

Coffee lovers in Petrolia get one free

Heather Wright Photo Chester Meredith chats with Petrolia Tim Horton’s staff and co-owner Angela Stecker as he waits for his free donuts. Meredith was one of many people who could take advantage of the kindness of a stranger who donated $500 for morning coffee.   Mary Braet couldn’t believe her ears. The Petrolia woman was… Read more »

Petrolia looking for a new slogan and you can help

The Town of Petrolia is turning to the people who know Petrolia best – the people who live there – to find a new slogan for the community. Over the years, the town has used a number of pitch lines including Victorian Oil Town, The Cradle that Rocked the Oil Industry and most recently, the… Read more »