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Princess St. construction on schedule

The reconstruction of Princess Street in Petrolia is on schedule. That’s according to Joe Adams, director of operations for the town. The $1.3 million project began in September. Construction workers have now installed the watermains and all services from Nelson Street through the intersection at Dufferin and Princess and are installing new catch basins and… Read more »

Stained glass window honours IODE member

  Jean Windover is hopeful a new stained glass window in the Petrolia Library reflects a little of her long-time friend. Friends, family and members of the Margaret Stokes IODE in Petrolia donated money to purchase the window to honour the life of Pat Moloney who died recently after a long battle with cancer. The… Read more »

Western students discover Oil Springs’ rich history

  The oil history of Oil Springs is making headlines at Western University in London. A number of students taking their masters in public history recently visited Oil Springs, touring Fairbank Oil Properties and the Oil Museum of Canada, including the oldest oil fields in North America. Charles Fairbank gave the group a firsthand look… Read more »

Municipalities wait and worry about OPP contracts

Dawn-Euphemia is getting anxious about the cost of policing; and they’re not alone. Recently, Ontario’s Auditor General told the OPP it needed a funding model which was clearer and more transparent. The OPP has now finished their work and is inviting municipalities to find out how it will work Nov. 15 in London. Dawn-Euphemia Deputy… Read more »