Rental rates streamlined

Hall rental fees reduced for local groups

Discards for sale


County library having used book fair

National exposure

Oil farmer featured on CBC TV

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Emery Christie


Served with merchant marine during the war

Petrolia Topic


Veterans Way

$1.25 including HST Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Photo submitted Lambton County, Petrolia and Enniskillen Township are recognizing local veterans past and present with the honourary renaming of Petrolia Line. The county road running through Petrolia is now also known as Veterans Way. A sign was unveiled Oct. 23 at the northwest corner of Petrolia Line and Oil Heritage Road, one of nine locations in Petrolia and Enniskillen Township with the new signs. With the new sign are Petrolia Mayor John McCharles, left, Second World War veteran Sid McLean, Royal Canadian Legion Petrolia branch 216 member Gwen Hammond, Lambton County Warden Steve Arnold, and Enniskillen Township Mayor Kevin Marriott.

John McCharles in warden's race

QMI Agency hasn't had a political representative Arnold has done "an excellent job as warden in a long time. and I would really like to continue to Petrolia Mayor John McCharles is "I don't have any burning issues build on some of his initiatives." the latest politician vying for Lamb- or anything like that," he said Oct. 14. That includes building relationton County council's top job. "It's just that it's quite an honour to ships between Sarnia-Lambton and The 66-year-old, longtime local be warden of the county." western Canada, with the goal of politician recently said he's running McCharles, who is in his second encouraging local economic oppor- for warden. He joins Warwick Town- mayoral term, has been a town countunities.ship Mayor Todd Case, who was the cillor, public utilities commissioner Case said he would also continue fi rst to announce his bid. and public school trustee. He's also the ongoing work to improve com- County councillors will cast bal- an established real estate agent. munication between the county and lots for their new warden on Dec. Case, elected mayor in 2001, was its member municipalities. 5. Wardens serve two-year terms as deputy warden in 2001 and warden "You want to help in any possible the chairperson of Lambton County in 2003 and 2004. way to help attract business and jobs council. "It's just something I really enjoyed to the community," he added. McCharles, who started in county the last time around," Case said. "I would make it my full-time job council in 1980, said his decision "Hopefully I'll have the opportu- and give it my best for two years," said wasn't motivated by any major issues nity to do it again, if my colleagues on Case, who works in sales and market- facing council. Instead, he just wants county council see fi t." ing. to represent Petrolia, which he noted Case said current Warden Steve Continued on page 2 John McCharles

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