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Proposed Amendment to Elgin County Woodlands Conservation

Proposed Amendment to Elgin County Woodlands Conservation

By-Law 05-03 – Tree Removal on Slopes

The Municipality of Central Elgin has requested Elgin County Council to consider an amendment to the existing Elgin County Woodlands Conservation By-Law to include specific requirements for harvesting, destroying or injuring a tree or trees on specific sloped properties within the Municipality of Central Elgin.

Public Information sessions are scheduled in Belmont and Port Stanley:

Belmont Arena
14020 Belmont Rd., Belmont, ON
Tuesday, June 28th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Presentation 6:30 p.m.

Port Stanley Arena
332 Carlow Rd., Port Stanley, ON
Wednesday, June 29th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Presentation 6:30 p.m.

Mapping schedules and the proposed amendment to the Elgin County Woodlands Conservation By-Law can be found on our website at: www.elgincounty.ca .

Written comments on the proposed amendment can be submitted
c/o County Clerk, Administrative Services
450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5V1
or emailed to bpawlak@elgin.ca.

Comments will be accepted until July 15, 2016.

Connecting Caregivers monthly support group is here to support informal caregivers who are supporting someone with a life threatening illness. We meet on a Wednesday each month from 9:30-11 am at the VON office. You are not alone! Call Becky at VON to register 519-637-6408.
VON Middlesex-Elgin
175 South Edgeware Road
St Thomas, ON N5P 4C4
Our Port Stanley Harbour Secondary Plan?
click here to view details!  This Port Stanley Harbour Secondary Plan should be a big step that everyone, together has a chance to participate in, and the direction followed, be one that no special interest group alone designs, and let us not forget that: full story
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Regular Meeting Of Council On Monday, June 27th, 2016
click here to view details!  Temporary removal of waste receptacles in problem areas to increase public awareness surrounding the issue. full story
Elgincentives Grant Approvals On The Rise
click here to view details!  Central Elgin, ON – Elgin’s ground breaking County-wide Community Improvement Plan (CIP) continues to be a success with 42 applications for projects approved to-date. full story
Warden’s Charity Golf Tournament Raises $33,000
click here to view details!  Central Elgin – The County of Elgin is pleased to announce that the 2016 Warden’s Charity Golf Tournament raised $33,000 for the Elgin – St. Thomas United Way. full story
Shebaz's Shawarma & Falafel
click here to view details!  On the way to the beach, on William Street, there's someplace new in Port Stanley, and it's called Shebaz's Shawarma & Falafel. full story
OPP To Dedicate Marine Vessel "Chris D. Lewis"
click here to view details!  Orillia, ON, June 23, 2016 - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) hosted a special ceremony today to introduce the OPP’s newest marine vessel and dedicate it to retired OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis. full story
Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on the recent HR issue at London Health Sciences
click here to view details!  "Recently, London Health Sciences Chief Nursing Executive Vanessa Burkoski was dismissed from her position, raising questions about whether the firing was due to her job performance or her involvement with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO). full story
Planning Meeting Of Council On Monday, June 20th, 2016
click here to view details!  David Marr started by saying that he was aware of something similar in the past in Central Elgin and asked Mr. McCoomb what he knew. Mr. McCoomb replied saying that Central Elgin has had similar situations and in this case a Garden Suite is by definition of the Planning Act is a building that is designed to be portable. In this case the proponent is requesting that Council consider the existing house, older and to be demolished when no longer needed, as the Garden Suite. full story
Public Meetings for Planning Applications - June 20th, 2016
click here to view details!  A concerned Belmont resident asked why most house frontages in the area had 60 to 70 foot lots and this one would be a lot smaller at 10 meters. full story
Speed Boat Builder Memorialized At Mackies
click here to view details!  In the early 1950s Claude Brown, of Port Stanley, was the fastest man on the water.....anywhere. In the summer of 1955, he crossed Lake Erie from Port Stanley to Fairport, Ohio, in 26 minutes, achieving an average speed of 158 miles per hour, a feat that has never been duplicated. full story
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 Arts and Entertainment
The Ladies Foursome
click here to view details!  The pen of Norm Foster finds humour at every hole with The Ladies Foursome. From the time the ladies step on stage, the laughs just keep coming, no subject off limits, and full speed ahead. Only Norm Foster could transform the idea of a simple round of golf into an extremely entertaining stage performance that makes the audience keep coming back for more..  full story
The Ladies Foursome Swings into Port Stanley
click here to view details!  "The laughs aren't just laughs. They're big laughs that continue tickling the funny bone, erupting from the throat, shaking the shoulders, long after they're lobbed home. … "The Hamilton Spectator full story
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re:Something Wrong With This Picture
click here to view details!  I must admit the original "What’s wrong with this picture" definitely leaves it open to interpretation and I find it amusing your response; but the real gist of the matter is that there are many responsible dog owners and there are many "non responsible" dog owners. full story
Port Stanley, You truly are a gem.
click here to view details!  It is with mixed emotions I write this letter, as I don’t want to appear too sappy, which I can be capable of on occasion. full story
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