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New fire training and history centre to be built in July

Construction on the new Petrolia North Enniskillen Fire Department’s Training and Historic Centre will begin in July. Fire Chief Lawrence Swift says the joint fire board has given the department to move ahead on the building which will be erected behind the Petrolia hall and used for training firefighters from around Lambton County. Swift says… Read more »

Small businesses will need safety training

In just a few months, any one with more than one employee will have to provide basic health and safety training. The Ministry of Labour says the new training under the Occupational Health and Safety Act will require both a worker and a supervisor will have to go through the awareness training. Wayne Morris is… Read more »

OBITUARY: Ralph Vokes

Vokes Ralph Thomas Vokes formerly of Petrolia, and Sombra died peacefully at Watford Quality Care, Watford, ON on April 2, 2014 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of Grace (nee Welch), his wife and soul mate of 59 years. He is survived by sisters, Margaret (Ron) Curts, Doris (Harry) Squire, Marion (Ritchie) Smith. Uncle Ralph… Read more »

Napper wants MTO to look at 402 snow maintenance

Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper wants Transportation Minister Glen Murray to look at winter maintenance on the 402. Five firefighters were injured Tuesday on the way to an accident on the Westbound 402 between Oil Heritage Road and the MTO’s weigh station. One needed surgery on his hand. It’s not the first accident there this winter…. Read more »