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Learning how democracy works

Petrolia elementary school students want to know what town councilors do, why the house on the hill isn’t fixed up and if the town is going to do anything about their bikes and skateboards being caught in the sewer grates. About 200 students filled the Victoria Playhouse theatre Monday as council held its regular meeting… Read more »

Kids return to the renovated Inwood Library

A child selects a book while the politicians open the newly renovated Inwood Library   Marie Shilson and Nola Tait can remember the “little wee white house” which was once the Inwood Library. As they sat in the new expanded Inwood Library, they could hardly believe the difference. Brooke Alvinston and the federal government spent… Read more »

Petrolia food bank’s supplies running low

The shelves at the Petrolia Food Bank are low this fall, even after the traditional Thanksgiving donation bump. Food bank manager, Sandra Hartman, says throughout the summer and into the fall there has not been enough donated food to meet the needs of the community. “We’ve had to purchase a lot more than we normally… Read more »

Vanhevel ready to take VPP stage Saturday

  The production of It Had to Be You has been a fantastic learning experience for Michael Vanhevel. The crooner from Grand Bend has been honing his craft in bars and one-man shows and spent the last two summers working in theaters in Ontario with Victoria Playhouse Petrolia’s David Hogan and David Rogers. So when… Read more »