Hospital needs extra $5 million for CEE electrical system

“If we had a catastrophic electrical failure today, we would be out of this hospital for three weeks.” Those words are from Bob DeRaad, Bluewater Health’s director of rural health and impatient medicine. DeRaad is leading the reconstruction of the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital site in Petrolia. He was updating Petrolia Town Council on the… Read more »

Police look for man in daytime robbery in Enniskillen

Lambton OPP are looking for a man caught on video as he broke into a South Plank Road home. OPP went to the Enniskillen Township home Tuesday night and found about $10,000 in items had been taken. Police say at approximately 11 am the suspect entered the home through an attached garage man-door. The suspect attended… Read more »

Fire destroys turkey barn west of Petrolia

St. Clair Township firefighters are still on the scene of a half million dollar barn fire. Neighbours notice flames coming from a barn at Franz Turkey Farms on Plank Road and alerted the owners. By the time firefighters from Brigden, Courtright and Petrolia/North Enniskille arrived, two-thirds of the barn was in flames according to Chief… Read more »

McCharles wants a smaller council

Petrolia’s mayor thinks there should be fewer people around the council table. John McCharles gave council notice that he wanted to discuss reducing the size of Petrolia council from six councillors and one mayor to four councillors. That’s the minimum size allowed under Ontario’s Municipal Act. The outgoing mayor reasons 45 per cent of Ontario’s… Read more »