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Local Living Wage Calculation Announced
click here to view details!  Today, YWCA Pathways to Prosperity announced that the Living Wage for St. Thomas & Elgin County is $16.47. This Living Wage calculation was completed over several months and followed national guidelines to determine the hourly wage a family would be required to earn to cover the cost of basic necessities and to adequately participate in community life in St. Thomas. full story
St Thomas Police Officer Charged with Fraud
click here to view details!  On January 29th, 2015 Constable Aaron Fraser, a 38 year old St. Thomas resident, was charged with Fraud not exceeding $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada. The Fraud charge is in relation to allegations of fraudulent claims for health insurance benefits which took place from early 2013 into early 2014. full story
Development of Next Generation Lampricides
click here to view details!  ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN: The Great Lakes Fishery Commission convened a first-of-its-kind workshop recently to explore the question: "Are sea lampreys becoming less susceptible to the lampricides that serve as the primary method of control for this destructive invader?" Participants included experts internal and external to the Great Lakes in the fields of microbiology, entomology, evolutionary biology, ecotoxicology, animal physiology, population biology, and fisheries management. full story
Sparta Requests what Port Stanley Already Has
click here to view details!  The Sparta Village Business Group attended the January 26, 2015 Central Elgin Council meeting looking for some help from the municipality in acquiring some beautification items for the business district of the village similar to those Port Stanley currently enjoys. full story
Snow Plouging of Cul de sacs
click here to view details!  Joe Cassidy from Hillcrest Avenue made his case to council at their meeting of January 26, 2015 for how the municipality should plough the snow on the cul-de-sac where he lives. He argued that for 17 years the municipality ploughed it to the centre of the road and there were no issues. Issues arose only after they started ploughing it to the outside of the road. When residents complained last winter, former Mayor Bill Walters had it reverted to the old way of ploughing and Mr. Cassidy wanted ... full story
Three Lots Not Four
click here to view details!  At the January 26, 2015 Central Elgin Council meeting Harry Froussios of Zelinka Priamo Ltd., the Land Use Planning Consultants and agent for Prespa Construction Ltd., made another pitch for the creation of 4 lots instead of 3 lots at 40 Vineden Drive, after the public meeting on the issue that was held on January 19th, 2015. full story
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Macs New Franchisees
click here to view details!  Mac's Milk in Port Stanley has a charming new couple as franchisees who took over the store in November of 2014. Originally from India, Gabriel and Doris Chordekar met and married in Israel before emigrating to Canada. full story
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Arrow Lands at Elgin County Museum
click here to view details!  Elgin County Museum is now hosting a travelling show on the famous Canadian jet the Avro Arrow. full story
Upcoming PSFT Winter Concerts
click here to view details!  There are two exciting remaining concerts in the Port Stanley Festival Theatre's 2015 Winter Concerts series: "Neil Diamond: Greatest Love Songs" on February 14th, and "Rock Around The Clock" on March 7th. full story
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Thanks for Missing Me
click here to view details!  First off, I want to say thanks for missing me! You are right, over ten years of serving the people of Elgin-Middlesex-London, I have attended almost every event that took place in the riding, and was happy to do so. full story
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Appointments
click here to view details!  Re the appointment of ex-mayor of Central Elgin to Land Division of County of Elgin: the old boys club and political back-scratching is alive and thriving in Elgin!  full story
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