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Workers repaired a sink hole that spanned eight feet across Maude St. in Petrolia Monday afternoon. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

Maude St. re-opened after sinkhole

The Town of Petrolia had a not so pleasant surprise Monday afternoon after a sink hole formed on Maude Street, just south of Dufferin, closing the road for emergency repairs.

Brian and Cathy Knowler spoke at the Petrolia public library recently about their journey through Brian’s struggle with PTSD and how they learned to heal. (Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

Living with PTSD

Brian Knowler spent nearly eight years struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, and didn’t even realize it had a name.

Newly-elected Lambton County Warden Bill Weber gets outfitted with the traditional tricorne hat by outgoing warden Bev MacDougall Wednesday. Weber -- the mayor of Lambton Shores -- became the county's 157th warden following a secret vote of county council. Petrolia Mayor John McCharles was elected by council Wednesday as deputy warden. (Barbara Simpson/Sarnia Observer)

Call him Warden Weber

Lambton Shores Mayor Bill Weber has become the latest local politician chosen to oversee a municipal council older than Canada.

From left: Grant Purdy (EMS), Allan Bezanson (EMS), Kevin Pearson (Petrolia Fire Dept.) and Matthew Charlton (EMS) are just a few of many emergency response team members across the County who are working to promote holiday safety over the month of December. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

December sees most road accidents

With the holiday season fast approaching, Lambton County emergency responders, including the Petrolia and Enniskillen Fire Department, Lambton County EMS and the OPP, want to remind everyone to stay safe.

Petrolia first in County to approve budget

The Town of Petrolia Council announced that they have approved their 2017 operational and capital budget at this week’s meeting, making them the first municipality in Lambton County to do so. The total operating budget comes to $6.5 million.

Local farmers are working to bring agriculture into the classroom to teach students about life on the farm and where their food comes from. File photo/Postmedia Network

Farmers working to dispel myths

If there’s a myth organizers of the Lambton Kent Agriculture in the Classroom program want to dispel it’s the idea of Old McDonald’s farm.

Joe Roberts began his walk across Canada in support of ending youth homelessness this past May on the East Coast. He pushed through Hawkesbury on September 22nd with support of locals and Walter Gretzky. The 9000 km journey will take 517 days with many stops along the way, including Petrolia on Dec. 3. Submitted photo.

Push For Change joins Petrolia Dec. 3

Joe Roberts is in the midst of a 517 day, 9000 kilometre journey across Canada. Right now, you can find him in Southwestern Ontario, pushing a shopping cart to represent chronic homelessness and following in the footsteps of Canadian heroes like Terry Fox and Rick Hansen.