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Petrolia teen wins prestigious Schulich scholarship

Peter Matthews – pictured here with his teacher Al Shaw, Lambton Kent District School Board Superintendent Gary Girardi and LCCVI Music and Arts teacher Christina Langstaff –  has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study Engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston. Shaw, Girardi and Langstaff are all graduates of Queens and… Read more »

Legendary Petrolia publisher dies

A Petrolia legend has died. Charlie Whipp, who was the publisher of The Petrolia Advertiser Topic has died in BC of natural causes at the age of 92. Whipp was born in the Maritimes in 1925, spent his childhood in Niagara Falls and served in the RCAF during the Second World War, flying reconnaissance missions… Read more »

Bailey heads back to Queen’s Park with a Tory majority government

For the first time in his career as an MPP, Bob Bailey will be part of the ruling party. The Progressive Conservatives won a commanding majority with 76 seats. The NDP becomes the official opposition with 39. It appears the Liberals have not won enough seats to maintain party status. The former governing party is… Read more »

Polls are open to pick Ontario’s new government

Voters across the province are having their say today on who will be the next premier of the province. In Wyoming, the poll at John Knox Christian School was busy as soon as it opened with a steady stream of people coming in to cast their ballots. Polls are open across Ontario until 9 pm…. Read more »