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Learning the ropes – and hoses – at firefighter camp

Nolan Pearson says going to Petrolia’s Junior Firefighter camp made him want to be a firefighter. Pearson was one of 44 kids to sign up for the program run by the Petrolia/North Enniskillen Fire Department. Which is a huge increase from last year’s camp where 16 students came out to learn about fire safety and… Read more »

Brooke-Alvinston cannabis operation out standing in the field

Aside from the chain link fence that surrounds it, Greg Martin’s Brooke-Alvinston farm looks like just any other. But Martin and his partner, Brad Boyd, will be breaking new ground in Canada’s cannabis industry. They’re preparing a 31-acre plot of land at the corner of Oil Springs Line and Forest Road for one of the… Read more »

New $1.3 million fire truck headed to Petrolia in 2020

They didn’t have to shop for long. Earlier this month, Petrolia/North Enniskillen Fire Chief Jay Arns went to Petrolia council asking permission to look at buying a demonstration truck to replace the 25 year-old ladder truck. On July 16, Enniskillen Township, which provides 40 per cent of the funding for the department, approved the purchase… Read more »

Wyoming minor ball honours Myers

Steve McGrail says Noah Myers is proof with hard work and a great attitude, good things can happen to kids from small towns. McGrail, Wyoming Minor Ball vice president, was one of the people who organized Noah Myers night Tuesday. The Wyoming ball player was recently drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays. He’s the third… Read more »