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“We had no choice” but to close says animal rescue head

Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue hopes to reopen in fall For the past six years, Oil Springs resident Peggy Jenkins has been taking in every small wild animal brought to the doors of Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue. But today, the doors are closed and people with injured racoons or rabbits who call the rescue’s number are told to… Read more »

The boards are going in at Petrolia arena

Petrolia’s director of recreation and facilities say the renewal project at the Greenwood Recreation Centre is right on track. In May, construction began on the $600,000 project. Dave Menzies says much of the mechanical work has already been completed including installing a new compressor and oil separator used to make the ice. He says it… Read more »

Happy (Belated) Birthday Canada! Oil Springs celebrates Canada 150

There was music, food, friends and fun as the people of Oil Springs took time to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. The village planned it two weeks after the actual day, hoping to attract more people to the festivities. There was music all day including the Tail Draggers (above) and Dog Patch (right) as well as… Read more »

Black Gold Fest highlights history

The grounds of the Oil Museum of Canada were filled with people as they learned more about the areas rich oil history through blacksmith and spinning displays, wagon tours and music. Wyatt McCabe of Arkona, makes it difficult for Natalie Hunter to pick up the iron at one display. Petrolia Community Theatre also told the… Read more »