Old photos bring new life to Petrolia streetscapes

Petrolia has become one of the first Lambton County communities to bring history alive on a new social media site. Historypin allows viewers to find old photos and put them in context of the current streetscape of the city. It is used around the world and now Petrolia has a presence there thanks to Petrolia… Read more »

Holding the seat for Havlik

Whenever she’s ready to come back, her seat will be waiting. Petrolia Town Council has decided to “hold the chair” for Councilor Helen Havlik. The councilor has not attended a council meeting since Aug. 14 after having a stroke.  Mayor John McCharles says Havlik is now at home and doing much better. Councilors Tim Brown… Read more »

Two homes evacuated during Inwood gas leak

There were a few tense moments in Inwood after construction crews hit a gas line. Contractors have been renovating the Inwood Library since July. On Sept. 25, as workers were preparing the ground outside the building, a backhoe struck a gas line. Bill Epp, who lives two doors down, was asked to leave his home… Read more »

Petrolia ‘shines’ in Lambton County

Petrolia has curb appeal. That from the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce’s Greenbelt Committee which has honoured the town with the 2013 “Put a Shine on Lambton” Award. The award honours the town for their “people, plants and pride” and was presented in Sarnia Sept. 19. “Our residents can take pride in working together for this… Read more »