A Letter to Residents from Mayor R. Brad Loosley – May 1, 2020

Posted: May 1, 2020

Dear Residents,

Keep hope in your hearts during these difficult and unprecedented times. The Town is ready to move forward when it is safe to do so. Petrolia is enthusiastically preparing for the warmer weather to come; grass is being cut, purple and yellow flower preparations for ‘Petrolia in Bloom’ are taking place, the work in Bridgeview Park continues, road projects are under way, and the team at Victoria Playhouse are working and adapting creatively for upcoming productions. 

Our downtown merchants are providing services as permitted while preparing to re-open once we receive Provincial approval. Many of our restaurants are offering takeout and delivery options for our residents, the Food Bank continues to help those in need during this crucial time and the Post Office remains essential to keeping you all informed. 

Petrolia has always been a resilient community with a fierce independence and ability to come together in times of need. Now is no exception, and I could not be prouder of how the community is responding. Taking care of those who need us the most has never been more important. We understand that cancellations and delays in service are frustrating, but you can trust that we have the health and safety of all residents and staff in mind- We will get back on-track. 

I applaud the frontline medical professionals and essential workers- We are all grateful for your dedication to our community.  It is important that we continue to follow direction and all guidelines set in place by our medical experts.  Please stay home, practice physical distancing and pay extra attention to washing your hands. 

There is light at the end of the tunnel, but we need to stay strong and consistent to get through this together. I remain positive for the path ahead and wish you all continued good health and wellness. 



                                                                                                                                               Mayor R. Brad Loosley