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Pregnancy help closer to home

When Amanda learned she was expecting her second child, she started looking for help. The mother of a 19-month old already, Amanda was worried her parenting skills were not that good. “My husband and I don’t have any family members,” she says. “I was very scared and I was worried that I wasn’t doing it… Read more »

Plympton-Wyoming businesses may open on holidays

Plympton-Wyoming Council is looking at opening the community for business during holidays. A public meeting will be held tonight to talk about allowing businesses to voluntarily open on Family Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day. Mayor Lonny Napper says a local winery asked for the exemption for its tourists. “Alton Farm… Read more »

New book looks at the life of an average Hard Oiler

Gary May couldn’t pass up an opportunity to tell the history of Petrolia from a more personal perspective. The former London Free Press reporter has written extensively on the history of the oil industry including Hard Oiler and Groundbreaker. Now, he is examining life in Petrolia after the oil boom in the family history “A… Read more »

Hilarious history comes alive

The Lambton Young Theatre Players made Petrolia Discovery come alive with stories from the past recently. The joint fundraiser featured plays throughout the Discovery, including the funeral of Sparky McCracken who turned out not to be dead at all, just drunk. Rain dampened attendance to the weekend event but Artistic Director Nancy Keys says the… Read more »