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A new way of doing budget in Petrolia

Petrolia’s treasurer says it is one of the most important strategic documents councillors make. So this year, when Rick Charlebois outlined the budget staff has been working on since September, he took a strategic view. “We’re trying to make it less a bunch of number and more strategic,” he says. Traditionally, councillors are given the… Read more »

Petrolia Council considers passing budget without looking at full details

Petrolia Council may pass its 2016 budget tonight without looking at the full detailed document. Town councillors got their first public look at the budget Thursday during an afternoon budget session at Victoria Hall. The proposed budget increases municipal spending to $6,189,794 – $314,894 more than last year. That works out to about a five… Read more »

Petrolia’s spending may rise five percent in 2016

The Town of Petrolia is depending on Lambton County and the province to help keep property taxes to the rate of inflation in 2016. Town councillors got their first public look at the budget Thursday during an afternoon budget session at Victoria Hall. The proposed budget increases municipal spending to $6,189,794 – $314,894. That works… Read more »

Housing becomes an issue in bringing Syrian family to Petrolia

  There is “definitely” enough interest in hosting a Syrian Refugee family in Petrolia. That’s according to Sylvia Fairbank, one of the members of a committee in Lambton County hoping to bring two families to the county. Millions of Syrians have fled their homeland after years of civil war. The severity of the situation came… Read more »