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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 »

Oil Springs brings back Family Fun Fest

Oil Springs is bringing back a family favourite. The municipality is hosting Family Fun Fest Aug. 16 and 17. “The municipality used to do a family day and we haven’t had one for a couple of years, so we thought we would bring it back,” says Oil Springs Councillor Connie McFadden, who is part of… 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 »