We continue to closely monitor developments around coronavirus (COVID-19), and we continue to look to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Public Health Ontario, and our various municipal health experts for recommendations, guidance, and direction.
As noted in the Ontario News Release, the following measures will be effective Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. for at least 21 days (until January 26, 2022), subject to trends in public health and health system indicators.
Regular hours at the Municipal Office will continue from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Petrolia Municipal Office will be open to residents by appointment only. Staff will be available to respond to resident needs and requests in person (by appointment only), by telephone to (519) 882-2350 or by e-mail to the specific staff member you require or to our general inbox at email@example.com. Please also follow the Town of Petrolia on Facebook, Twitter and check our website (www.town.petrolia.on.ca) for regular updates. We have a mail slot available for anyone that wishes to drop any correspondence or payments off at the Municipal Office to be processed by staff. Dog Tag renewals can be done online.
All essential services will be maintained including water, wastewater, snow removal, and cemetery services. The staff of the Town of Petrolia are dedicated to maintaining the level of service that is expected from residents.
“I am pleased about the way that staff are always able to make a quick change to procedures to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 changes. This has been a challenge to say the least, for many people, and I would like to thank our residents for your patience and understanding as we adjust services and do what is required to protect our resident’s health and maintain hospital capacities. I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude for our health care workers, and all of those on the front lines in every organization. We appreciate your efforts, personal sacrifices, and your selfless contributions to our community and to our collective well-being.” Said Mayor R. Brad Loosley.
The Petrolia Town Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, January 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. will proceed via Zoom. All Council and Committee Meetings will continue electronically until March 31, 2022, or when The County of Lambton resumes in person meetings.
The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Box Office will respond to patron requests and inquiries during regular hours 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Patrons are asked to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or to call (519)882-1221 or 1-800-717-7694 and leave a message. Messages will be returned promptly during business hours. The Box Office will be closed to in-person sales until further notice.
Donation requests, and ticket sales for the MUDMEN, will be available by telephone only due to current restrictions. The announcement of the 2022 Season dates will be forthcoming as soon as possible, and all existing ticket holders will be contacted at that time. Dates for new purchases for the 2022 Summer Season will be provided with that announcement. Gift certificates will continue to be available online at www.thevpp.ca, by e-mail to email@example.com, and by telephone at (519) 882-1221 or 1-800-717-7694.
The upcoming rental of Victoria Hall, affected by the Provincial announcement, MUDMEN, that was scheduled for January 22, 2022, has been re-scheduled to Friday, March 4, 2022. Ticket holders will be contacted this week. Tickets for the re-scheduled date remain available by calling the Box Office.
The planned production by the Petrolia Community Theatre of “Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses” (April 7-10, 2022) has been cancelled, and ticket holders will be contacted this week for refunds, and cheques will be mailed. Ticket holders for both shows are asked to wait for a phone call, and not to call in to the Box Office.
Greenwood Recreation Centre has closed following the Provincial announcement and will remain closed for a period of at least three weeks (or January 26, 2022) or following a change to the Provincial requirements. Staff will be deep cleaning the facility, and working on maintenance projects, and removing the downtown Christmas decorations, during the temporary closure.
The Petrolia YMCA has closed following the Provincial announcement and will remain closed for a period of at least three weeks (or January 26, 2022) or following a change to the Provincial requirements.
- As of January 5, your membership fees will automatically be put on hold. Due to the holiday, payments up until January 7 were scheduled to be withdrawn prior to this announcement. If you notice a withdrawal during this time, please note that fees will be applied upon the re-opening of the facility.
- Members will receive information by e-mail to log in to Y@HOME+ to access:
- *New in January! * – EatPlantJoy…healthy, nutritious, and stress-free meal planning in 2022 with Dr. Sarah Lucas, MD.
- Live fitness: 30 classes every week including Yoga, YMCA Arriba, YMCA Barre, TotalFit and Bootcamp.
- Fitness videos for all fitness levels and ages to get active anytime, anywhere.
- Workout plans and coaching programs including instructional videos and downloadable workout cards.
- Kids and family activities including arts & crafts, sing-along songs and activities for the whole family.
- Wellness programs include meditation and leadership development programs.
- An inclusive and active community from the comfort of your home to motivate you!
“Like all of you, we have been looking forward with positivity to a more normal service model for our departments, however at this time, we have made some required, temporary, adjustments for the health of our residents and staff, and to comply with Provincial regulations. I would like to remind our residents that, like you, our staff have been challenged in the past 21 months to adapt to Provincial changes with little to no notice, and I ask that you remember that we are all in this together when you call for assistance or interact with us online or by e-mail. We are all working towards the same goal – an existence without COVID-19 influencing our operations. I would like to thank our staff for their resilience and their positive approach to managing these changes.” Said Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer, Rick Charlebois.