Petrolia Construction Halted

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Construction of a new fire training and historic centre behind the Petrolia Fire Hall on Centre St. is on hold.

Chief Lawrence Swift says when crews were preparing the site to pour foundation for the building, oil contamination was found.

Swift says a cement slab or moving the building to another site are options being considered.

Engineering reports outlining the different choices are expected soon.

Swift says it’s still hoped the 10-week, $170,000 project can be completed by years end.