Christmas comes to Petrolia

The lights went on in Victoria Park Friday night and downtown Petrolia was filled with the sounds of Christmas during the annual Santa Claus Parade. A warm night drew out Petrolians to watch the lights go on in Victoria Park. Trenton Hyatt, 7, roasted some marshmallows over the fire kept by the Petrolia/North Enniskillen Firefighters…. Read more »

Celebrating Petrolia’s Scottish roots

For the last 147 years, people of Scottish descent – and those who wish they were – have been getting together in Petrolia for St. Andrew’s Day. St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and Nov. 30th became the time for the St. Andrew’s Society to meet and celebrate their roots. The tradition lives… Read more »

Wrights whose kin saw kidnapping reenact it for Labatt’s relative

Sue Wright’s father-in-law witnessed part of southwestern Ontario’s most infamous kidnapping. The Wrights lived on Egremont Road in what was then Plympton Township in 1934 when two cars came down the road one night. Cars were not the norm on the Egremont so Wright took notice. He, his family and the rest of the world… Read more »