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'Try it Skates' coming this weekend

The Lambton Attack Girls Hockey Association is giving girls in grades 1 to 5 the chance to try out hockey at no cost in their new program called ‘Try it Skates’ between March 26 and 28.

This weekend’s maple syrup festival at the A.W. Campbell Conservation Area will mark the 45th anniversary of the annual spring rite. Handout/Petrolia Topic

Maple syrup festival celebrates 45 years

This year’s annual Maple Syrup Festival at the A.W. Campbell Conservation Area – to be held March 18 and 19 – will mark 45 years of sugary sweetness, celebrating what Canada is best known for.

Petrolia council on Monday moved to seek an historical designation for the Fairbank house in Petrolia, a mansion built by oil baron John Henry Fairbank approximately 130 years ago. The designation is being sought while the property's owner is pursuing plans to have a multi-unit apartment structure built on the same property, (File photo)

Petrolia offered chance to buy Fairbank mansion

The man whose family has owned Petrolia’s iconic Fairbank mansion for the last 50 years would consider selling the property to the town for several million dollars, but Petrolia’s mayor says he would never consider making the purchase, even at a discounted price.