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Petrolia Squires senior hockey wins seventh straight game beating Lucan

Jason McPhail scored three times and added two assists to lead the Petrolia Squires to an 8-3 win at Lucan in Western Ontario Senior hockey on Saturday night. Petrolia improved its record to 13-3 with its seventh consecutive victory and pulled to within three points of Tavistock for first place in the South division. Petrolia [...]

Mitch Zavitz scores game winner in Petrolia Squires 5-3 besting of Milverton

Mitch Zatvitz scored the game winner with a four and a half minutes to play in the third period to help lift the Petrolia Squires to a 5-3 win over Milverton's 4 Wheel Drives  in senior hockey action last night at the Greenwood Recreation Centre. Dan Veenema scored twice for the Squires, with the others [...]

Michigan driver faces careless driving charge

OPP say a Michigan driver, going westbound on Highway 402 near Oil Heritage Road, left the highway and ended up in a farmer's field. The single vehicle incident, which occurred Thursday evening, resulted in 75-year-old Arthur Mardigian of Franklin, Mich., being taken to Petrolia hospital and later to London Health Sciences, for treatment of head [...]

It’s in with the new at Petrolia Council

The three new members of town council in Petrolia spoke of enthusiasm and commitment as the corporation held its inaugural meeting of council late Wednesday afternoon. Joel Field said he loves the town and can't wait to get started. "I'm excited about Petrolia's future," he proclaimed. That sentiment was shared by Tim Brown who said [...]

Outgoing Petrolia councillors take a bow

Three members of Petrolia Council said their goodbyes during their final council meeting on Monday night. Don Seymour, Manny Baron and John Phair all decided against running for another term in Petrolia, although Phair was successful in his foray into municipal politics in neighbouring Enniskillen Township. “This is a far superior council than people gave [...]

Farmers’ Market brings big bucks to Petrolia

A staff report in Petrolia says the new community Farmers' Market, just north of the town's public library, generated an estimated $1.3 million in economic spinoff and created 15 seasonal jobs this year. The market was open each Saturday for 23 weeks between May and October. The report also indicated that revenue nearly doubled to [...]

Youth crime not a problem in Petrolia, says OPP


  An officer with the Lambton OPP detachment in Petrolia says an increase in youth crime in the town last year was a statistical anomaly. In a presentation to town council on Monday, Sgt. Paul Futers said of the 35 youth (defined as those between 12-17 years old) charges that were laid last year, all [...]

Former Petrolia police chief dies

The last municipal police chief in the Town of Petrolia has died. Robert (Bob) Brooker passed away at the Palliative Care Unit at Bluewater Health on Saturday. He was 76. His funeral will be held on Wednesday morning at 11 at the New Life Assembly Church in Petrolia. The town disbanded in its municipal force nearly two [...]

Petrolia Squires top Monkton 4-3 in Fri. shootout

Jeremiah Goodacre scored the shootout winner, leading the Petrolia Squires to a 4-3 win over Monkton in senior hockey last night at the Greenwood Recreation Centre in Petrolia. Dan Veenema scored twice in regulation time for the Squires, while Ryan Chapman added the other. Petrolia, now 10-3 on the season, will host Clinton on Sunday [...]