Who can stay open during Ontario-wide shutdown

By 11:59 pm Tuesday, all non-essential businesses will be shutdown across Ontario. Premier Doug Ford announced the move at a news conference Monday morning, giving business 36 hours to figure out if they can operate from home and wind down their operations. The shutdown will last 14 days.  All businesses will be allowed to operate… Read more »


FROM THE TOWN OF PETROLIA   Residents of Petrolia should be advised that tomorrow, March 24, 2020 our Support Operations Response Team (SORT) volunteers and volunteers from the Petrolia and North Enniskillen Fire Department will be hand delivering a twelve-page Special Edition of The Petrolia Connection to each residence. This Special Edition is a cooperative… Read more »

Fewer visitors allowed at Petrolia and Sarnia hospitals

Bluewater Health is further restricting who can be in the hospital with sick family members. In a news release this afternoon the hospital said Bluewater Health is further reducing visiting to ensure a safe and secure environment for patients and staff. Only labouring mothers, paediatric patients, patients undergoing surgery, or patients who are end-of-life may… Read more »

All non-essential services to close Tuesday night

The province is shutting down all non-essential services for the next 14 days in a bid to put a lid on COVID-19. The Premier made the announcement this afternoon. A full list of the businesses which will be able to be open will be released tomorrow. Here’s the province’s news release on the subject. To… Read more »