Plympton-Wyoming fair begins tonight

There are all kinds of things to do at the Plympton-Wyoming Fair, including wrestling.   Lesley Brumwell admits she’s not a farm girl but the president of the Plympton & Wyoming Agricultural Society says she loves the fall fair. “It brings the town together,” says Brumwell of the annual event, which begins Friday night. “Everybody… 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 »

Quarter of Queen E students in Petrolia stay home Friday

There will be no classes for about 100 primary school students in Petrolia again Friday after a severe storm caused water damage in an elementary school which is under renovation. Lambton-Kent District School Board Director of Education, Jim Costello, says 100 mile per hour winds ripped some temporary roofing off of Queen Elizabeth Public School… Read more »

Petrolia councilor recovering from stroke

There is a big hole around the Petrolia Council table. Councilor Helen Havlik has been absent from two council meetings since Aug. 14 after having a stroke. Mayor John McCharles says Councilor Tim Brown called Havlik to see if she needed a ride to that night’s council meeting. There was no answer. McCharles and town… Read more »