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It’s Rodeo Time in Alvinston

The cowboys and cowgirls have arrived in Alvinston. The Brooke-Alvinston Fair Board is gearing up for the Alvinston Pro Rodeo which starts at 7 pm Friday. Dan Cumming says the fair board has been preparing the grounds for the last couple of weeks and competitors from around the world began arriving Wednesday. “We have a… Read more »

Petrolia Discovery’s Fitzgerald Rig silent for repairs

For the first time in recent memory, Petrolia Discovery’s storied Fitzgerald Rig is silent for an extended period of time. The historic site has been closed for several years. The foundation which runs the site went to Petrolia council for help after the sudden death of the long-time manager in 2015. A county building inspector… Read more »

Brown bagging it may be the next big thing for Petrolia

Petrolia wants to brown bag it. Council plans to end the use of plastic bags to bring leaves to the compost site. The move comes the same week the federal government vowed to ban single-use plastics – including plastic grocery bags – by 2021 to help reduce the amount of plastics making it to Canada’s… Read more »