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Small Business Tax Credit to Helps Create Jobs
click here to view details!  by Joe Preston, MP
The Harper Government is squarely focused on creating jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity. In doing so, we recognize the fundamental importance of small businesses in fueling the Canadian economy. That is why we recently announced the introduction of the Small Business Job Credit ... full story
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2014 Municipal Election Field of Candidates
click here to view details!  Updated Sept. 17, 2014: Summer's over and it's time to get back to the serious business of running the municipality. With tomorrow [Sept. 12, 2014] being the last day to file nomination papers to run in this municipal election, now is a good time to review the current field of candidates running for positions on Central Elgin's Council. full story
Action Plan to Address Family Violence
click here to view details!  This week the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, released the Government of Canada's Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls.  full story
Lame Ducks Done in Ten Minutes
click here to view details!  The first Open Session of Central Elgin's Lame Duck Council was done barely ten minutes after the Council meeting started on September 15, 2014. And no, there was not one word mentioned about Council's $2,224,000 offer to purchase the 89 acres from Joyce Hepburn that are located on the south side of Southdale Line across from the Doug Tarry ball complex, which was confirmed September 11, 2014 - the day before nominations for the coming election closed. full story
Found Human Remains
click here to view details!  Update Sept. 16, 2014: The investigation into the found human remains continues today. In conjunction with a Forensic Anthropologist and the Coroner's Office, the Criminal Investigations Unit of the St. Thomas City Police Service removed the found remains from Athletic Park. The body was transported to University Hospital in London where a forensic post mortem will be conducted.  full story
Michael Turvey Killed in Motorcycle Collision
click here to view details!  Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision which occurred on September 13th, 2014 at approximately 4:16 p.m. on Sparta Line about 500 metres west of Fairview Road, Central Elgin. full story
$5.5M to Restore Recreational Fisheries Habitat
click here to view details!  Member of Parliament Joe Preston, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide up to $34,515 to the to conserve fish habitat through the Catfish Creek Fisheries Enhancement. full story
Knocking Down Barriers
click here to view details!  Central Elgin Mayor Bill Walters, St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson and Elgin County Warden David Marr kick down a barrier at the corner of Wellington Street and Centennial Avenue.  full story
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Port Stanley Artists and Sailors Team Up
click here to view details!  The Port Stanley Sailing Squadron, in conjunction with regional artists and The Art Emporium Port Stanley, created an art installation in the park east of the King George lift bridge, showcasing the culture and diversity of Elgin County. full story
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 Arts and Entertainment
Garbage
click here to view details!  "What's in that bag," asks Mrs. Pops.
"What do you think?"
"Dog poop?"
"Bingo! Taking it to the garbage. Backyard is a minefield." full story
Artastic Elgin Celebrates Local Arts and Culture
click here to view details!  Elgin County is pleased to announce that Artastic Elgin will return for a second installment on September 27 and 28, 2014. full story
Playwrights Festival
click here to view details!  The Port Stanley Festival Theatre is pleased to be holding its third annual Playwright's Festival on Friday September 26th, 2014 with a public reading of Feathers, a new comedy about the "high stakes" sport of competitive bird watching by Artistic Director Simon Joynes. full story
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 Letters
Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act
click here to view details!  It has recently come to my attention that some supporters of the Liberal Party of Canada have been spreading the false rumour that, under our new Citizenship Act, dual citizens who spend significant time outside Canada may have their Canadian citizenship revoked. Let me be clear: this is not true. full story
Missing Garbage Containers
click here to view details!  Maybe Central Elgin would rather the dog owners no longer pick up their doggie poo and leave it around for others to step in, etc?  full story
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