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ICYMI: Petrolia hangs on to Nicol money

A Petrolia councillor is disappointed councillors aren’t willing to give back grant money to the Nicol Fund. Council met Oct. 30 to review the 2020 budget. Staff members propose a $7.4 million operating and capital budget which would result in residents paying the same amount of taxes as last year. With the median price of… Read more »

Constable Chloe: Petrolia OPP make Forest girl’s day

It’s a day Constable Chloe won’t soon forget. Seven year-old Chloe Cockshutt had the time of her life Oct. 23. The Make A Wish Foundation, working with the OPP in Petrolia, brought the Forest girl’s dreams to life. Chloe’s mom, Heather Seguin, says the foundation, which grants wishes to kids who live with life-long health… Read more »

ICYMI: Petrolia won’t help with $14K water bill

First published Oct. 24, 2019 Ralph Layne was floored when he found out a problem with the sump pump in his Petrolia apartment led to a $14,200 bill. And he was almost as surprised town councillors were not willing to ease the burden. Layne and his wife, Caroline, first became aware of the problem Aug…. Read more »

Driver in fatal Oil Springs crash facing nine charges

Lambton OPP have laid charges in the death of three St. Clair College students south of Oil Springs. On Oct. 4, a sedan carrying four people left Oil Heritage Road, just south of Gumbed Line, as it headed into a curve. Three people from India, Harpreet Kour, 19, Gurvinder Singh, 19, Tanveer Singh, 19, who… Read more »