UPDATED: Fire devastates home while family at the Santa Claus parade

A young Petrolia family is staying with friends in Sarnia after their Eureka Street home was extensively damaged  by fire. And an effort is already underway to help them have a merrier Christmas. Just before the town’s Christmas parade was to begin, fire trucks raced from the marshalling area to 296 Eureka Street. Fire Chief… Read more »

VIA will stop in Wyoming again

Wyoming is back on the map. Sarnia-Lambton MP Pat Davidson and VIA Rail have announced that come Dec. 9 there will be some major changes to passenger rail service including the reinstatement of the Wyoming stop on the way to Toronto. Community leaders have been complaining for years about VIA’s service in the area. Last… Read more »

Celebrating Christmas on Shiloh Line

For Irvine Syer, every Christmas concert could use just one more practice. Syer should know – he’s been one of the driving forces behind 30 years of Christmas celebrations at the Shiloh United Church. Syer and Shiloh Inwood Choir start practicing at the church on Shiloh Line in October. You’ll find them there every Wednesday… Read more »

Hi (Five) Santa

Hayden Sitzes, 4, of Oil Springs gets up close and personal with Santa Claus during Oil Springs’ second Jingle Bell Walk. Close to 100 people walked to the village office to watch the lighting of the Christmas Tree then returned to the Youth Center for some face-time with Santa and a little bingo fun.