Resident Notice & Advisory

Town Hall Closed for Victoria Day

Posted: May 15, 2018

Please be advised that Town Hall will be closed on Monday, May 21, 2018 in observation of Victoria Day.  Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 22.

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Pizzafest Returns to Petrolia!

Posted: May 9, 2018

    PIZZAFEST RETURNS TO PETROLIA ON JUNE 2!Petrolia, ON- After smashing pizza sales records in 2017, Pizzafest returns to Petrolia!  Pizzafest will be held June 2, 2018 in Victoria Park in downtown Petrolia.  The day will include live local music, a beer garden and of course – pizza! The event will take place between noon and…

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Petrolia Wastewater Treatment Plant Complete – Grand Opening May 7

Posted: May 7, 2018

Petrolia Wastewater Treatment Plant Complete – Grand Opening May 7Petrolia, ON – In July 2015, almost $14.3 million dollars in federal and provincial funding was announced for the Petrolia Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The project has been completed with the new plant online and in full operation. The contribution was provided under the Small Communities Fund,…

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Petrolia and Oil Springs featured in The Boston Globe

Posted: May 2, 2018

Petrolia and Oil Springs featured in The Boston Globe Petrolia, ON – It was a snowy day in January, when a travel writer sent an e-mail to Town Hall looking for some contact information to plan a visit to the area to tell a story.   In March, Claudia Capos, a Travel Writer from Brighton, Michigan…

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Asset Management A Top Priority in Petrolia

Posted: April 25, 2018

Asset Management a Top Priority in Petrolia Petrolia, ON –  Councillor Liz Welsh, and Chief Administrative Officer/Treasurer Rick Charlebois are working toward obtaining their Professional Certificates in Asset Management Planning delivered through NAMS Canada.   Once certified, they will be able to master the key elements of an asset management plan, learn the essentials of a quality…

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Local Innovation in Partnership Gets Provincial Interest

Posted: April 13, 2018

Local Innovation in Partnership Gets Provincial InterestSpeaking at Ontario healthcare leadership conference SARNIA & PETROLIA – April 14, 2018 – Bluewater Health and the Town of Petrolia have been invited to present key leadership lessons to Ontario’s health system leaders at Health Shared Services Ontario’s annual conference: Achieving Excellence Together.Achieving Excellence Together brings together well over 1,000…

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Petrolia Shows Support for Humboldt Broncos

Posted: April 10, 2018

Following the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, Mayor John McCharles has acknowledged the devastating news stating that “…this touches our community also.  Hockey is at the heart of Petrolia, and we send our sincere condolences to the families and communities affected by this tragedy.”  He added, “For that reason, I am encouraging residents and business owners to…

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An Ontario First – Four Communities Obtain $7M in Funding from OCIF

Posted: April 5, 2018

For the first time under the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, four communities are working together following a successful joint application to the program’s 2017 top-up application intake.   The grant of $7 million dollars is the second largest grant that Petrolia has been the recipient of, second only to the Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade grant of…

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Petrolia Announces Compost Dates and New Curbside Wood Chipping

Posted: March 28, 2018

The Town of Petrolia has announced twelve compost dates for 2018.  Following last years change to using the Waste Management depot on Progress Drive, Council has approved the same location for this year. Staff have worked with Waste Management to develop a schedule to best fit the needs of Petrolia residents and have considered dates where…

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Employment standards review: public feedback wanted

Posted: March 28, 2018

Employment standards review: public feedback wantedThe Accessible Employment Standards Development Committee has submitted its Initial Recommendation Report to the Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Minister Responsible for Accessibility.The Committee is now seeking public comment, prior to finalizing its recommendations to government.The report has been posted here: https://www.ontario.ca/…/improving-accessibility-standards-… for public review and feedback. The survey will be available until May…

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YMCA Information

Posted: March 27, 2018

For information related to the YMCA operating The Oil Heritage District Community Centre (The Centre), please visit www.activepetrolia.ca 

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New Petrolia Fire Chief to Start March 26

Posted: March 6, 2018

MEDIA RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDATE: March 6, 2018TITLE:  New Petrolia Fire Chief to Start March 26   Petrolia, ON – During a special meeting of Council on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 the Council of the Town of Petrolia appointed Jay Arns for the Fire Chief of the Petrolia and North Enniskillen Fire Department, and Community Emergency Coordinator…

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Notice of Election Day and Information Session Evening

Posted: February 23, 2018

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Mayor McCharles Celebrates Volunteerism

Posted: February 21, 2018

PETROLIA MAYOR CELEBRATES VOLUNTEERISM Petrolia, ON- Mayor John McCharles and Town of Petrolia staff were pleased to honour all Town volunteers tonight at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.  Seventy-five people attended the event at the Petrolia Legion and were treated to dinner and an evening of celebration of their efforts for the Town.   The value for…

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Town of Petrolia Donates Land to Habitat for Humanity

Posted: February 14, 2018

NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseTown of Petrolia Donates Land to Habitat for HumanityWednesday, February 14, 2018Sarnia, ON – Representatives from the Town of Petrolia and Habitat for Humanity Sarnia/Lambton gathered today at 4158 James Street in Petrolia to mark the donation of the vacant lot to the local charity.Construction of a home on the lot is…

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Petrolia Council Appoints Chief Administrative Officer

Posted: February 5, 2018

Petrolia – During a special meeting of Petrolia Town Council held today at 3:00 pm, Council met in closed session to discuss a working arrangement with an identifiable member of personnel regarding employee negotiations.Upon return to open session, Mayor John McCharles was pleased to announce that Mr. Rick Charlebois accepted the position of Chief Administrative…

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Posted: January 23, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDATE: January 22, 2018TITLE:  Council Approves YMCA Proposal to Operate The CentrePetrolia, ON – After an extensive community consultation process, including 10 individual stakeholder sessions, the Council of the Town of Petrolia has approved the YMCA’s proposal to assume contracted operation of the Oil Heritage District Community Centre (“The Centre”).  The YMCA’s Board…

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2017 Accomplishments

Posted: January 8, 2018

Dear residents,As 2017 comes to a close, it seems that now is an appropriate time to make note of some of the exceptional accomplishments that have taken place this year.  Our Town of Petrolia team of staff and Council, has spent countless hours working to better our community in many ways. In no particular order, please…

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Posted: November 29, 2017

Senior staff at Petrolia Town Hall presented Town Council with a budget in October proposing a modest 1% tax increase on the municipal portion of taxes for property owners.   This proposed increase speaks to the commitment of staff to work as efficiently as possible, and takes into consideration the proposed changes to minimum wage. The small…

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Hillsdale Cemetery Columbarium has opened

Posted: September 6, 2017

Hillsdale Cemetery is the site of the newly completed columbarium garden.  The columbarium garden section was added to Hillsdale Cemetery to create a peaceful and serene place for cremation interment.  The culture surrounding final resting place locations is quickly changing to reflect more people choosing cremation, and cemeteries being seen as not only the final…

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Learn About the Health Care Village Here!

Posted: March 30, 2017

170323 Petrolia Open House Panels FINAL_ Second Meeting170327_Petrolia Bluewater Open House Second MeetingPublic Input Panels First MeetingOpen House Presentation Slides First MeetingWELL ATTENDED HEALTH CARE VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE IN PETROLIAPetrolia – An Open House regarding the Health Care Village and CEEH Master Plan project was held Monday night at Victoria Hall. A presentation of information gathered for the project…

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** Resident Advisory ** Door to Door and Phone sales

Posted: February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017The Town of Petrolia has not issued any transient trader or solicitation licences.It has been brought to our attention that this past week there have been several active companies soliciting door to door and by telephone for water softening and mold remediation.We would like to take this opportunity to ask that if you…

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News Release regarding Heavy Truck Traffic on Petrolia Line

Posted: November 15, 2016


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Ontario Electricity Support Program information

Posted: November 10, 2016

https://ontarioelectricitysupport.ca The Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP).If you are a customer of an electricity utility and in a lower-income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill. Click above to learn more about it. The OESP will reduce the cost of your household electricity by applying a monthly credit directly to your…

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Notice of Surplus Lands – 4220 Petrolia Line

Posted: June 14, 2016

Please click the link below for information regarding suplus lands available for sale at 4220 Petrolia Line.Notice of Surplus Lands – June 2016 – Discovery Line

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MyCNN Community Notification Network – Sign Up Here!

Posted: November 28, 2014

Receive alerts about emergencies and other important community notices by signing up for My Community Notification Network (MyCNN). This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as tornado warnings, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighbourhoods. You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever…

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