This year’s competition for Petrolia and Enniskillen’s Fall Fair Ambassador is fast approaching, and the president of Lambton Fairs, Judy Krall, said the organization is looking for a passionate candidate who is willing to learn and grow.
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We like to think that as a society we have changed, that we are more accepting, more open-minded about certain things, which in some cases we are. But when it comes to discussion of drug use, sometimes I think we aren’t always fair in the way we talk about users, because the term is broad and doesn’t fall on any certain type of person.
The Victoria Playhouse is debuting its next Canadian-themed feature entitled ‘Portia’ next week; the production dives into the life and times of Canada’s first black female concert singer, Portia White.
Four dogs, two goats, three pigs, two bunnies and over a dozen horses; these are just some of the animals that roam the grounds of Rokeby Stables, sniffing the legs of visitors and sharing sloppy kisses on outstretched hands.
A new columbarium in Petrolia’s historic Hillsdale Cemetery could be completed by late August, according to report brought to town council.
Alvinston’s Arts and Music Fest will be back for its third year on Saturday, Aug. 19. Organizer Liana Russworm said what began as an off the cuff event has turned into an annual celebration of local art.
Erin Huston is just 21 years old, but she’s already using her experiences to help others heal and find their way onto the road of loving themselves.
The Town of Petrolia is planning its very first Harvest Fest, a celebration of local food and drink at the farmer’s market site that will feature cuisine and entertainment. It’s scheduled for Sept. 30.
Grand Bend’s Beach Concert Series is bringing Broadway to the newly-built stage this week.
The Town of Petrolia officially declared Aug. 12 ‘Petrolia Day’ earlier this year, and in recent days staff members have been slowly releasing a list of events for residents to look forward to. Some of those events are new, while others are a throwback to Petrolia’s Victorian roots.
The Town of Petrolia have announced water restrictions due to some maintenance work that is taking place at the Bright’s Grove Water Treatment Plant.
It’s not every day you get to tear apart a car. But if you’re attending the Junior Firefighter program, you get to do just that.
After an urgent call-out for donors in June, the Canadian Blood Services has replenished its resources significantly, but the organization isn’t sitting on its laurels. Territory manager Stephanie Wilkinson said summer is often a difficult time of year in gathering resources.
Sarah Smith is used to being on stage – she said it feels like home for her. She’ll be joining four other musicians on the Petrolia Playhouse stage next month in her first-ever theatre production Folks Like Us.
When Regina Gudelis sits down to paint, she doesn’t always know where the brushstrokes are going to take her, but just being in front of a canvas always manages to pull something out of her. She describes her artwork as expressive and abstract, it is emotional and created from in the inside out.
Renovations and storage expansion at Lambton County Archives has recently been completed, and now a celebration is in order.
This summer marks the fifth year of the Inwood Kids Program, a rural summer camp run through the Central Lambton Family Health Team and other partners like the Oil Heritage District Community Centre. The program has something for all ages, and children as young as one and up to the age of 15 can attend.
It was an emotional afternoon in Watford on Friday – two families were handed the keys to their new homes built by Habitat for Humanity, signaling a fresh start.
Government officials and residents celebrated the grand opening of the Mandaumin Reservoir Friday, a multi-million dollar project which saw a complete overhaul of the reservoir and pump station that supplies water to residents of Petrolia, Enniskillen, Dawn-Euphemia and Oil Springs.
The Town of Petrolia and Lambton College celebrated the recent planting of ten birch trees in a brand new green space on Englehart Drive, which has been officially named ‘Fairbank Park’. The new park will be the site of a memorial tree park that is expected to expand and enhance greenery in the new subdivision.