Turbines trucking through Lambton

Expect a lot of traffic slowdowns on Highway 21 as wind turbines wind their way through the countryside to Huron County. NextEra Energy will begin construction on the 37 industrial wind turbines for the Bluewater Energy Centre south east of Bayfield in late November according to NextEra spokesperson Josie Hernandez. And it will have an… Read more »

Petrolia councillors getting health benefit

Petrolia Councilors will  get taxpayers’ help to pay for medical expenses. Council passed a bylaw Monday which included a new health care benefit for the mayor and councilors. The bylaw says the members will be entitled to receive a health care spending account at the beginning of each year of $2,000.  The money can be… Read more »

Uncovering a piece of history

A Petrolia couple has uncovered a piece of history in their own backyard. Richard and Kelly Poore bought a home on Crescent Park recently knowing there was a “swimming pool” in the backyard that had not been used for some time. What Poore discovered was the pool was likely the first cement-poured in ground pool… Read more »

Old photos bring new life to Petrolia streetscapes

Petrolia has become one of the first Lambton County communities to bring history alive on a new social media site. Historypin allows viewers to find old photos and put them in context of the current streetscape of the city. It is used around the world and now Petrolia has a presence there thanks to Petrolia… Read more »