CEEH reno clears first hurdle

A massive renovation of Petrolia’s hospital has taken a big first step. The 25-year, $30 million plan to completely renovate Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital has been approved by the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network after a year and a half of work and waiting. The plan begins with the reconstruction of the emergency… Read more »

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 »