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And the Plan Is ?
click here to view details!  Well today was the official launch of Port Stanley's new Public Boat Ramp, coming in some $50,000.00 under the $300,000.00 originally budgeted for it in September of 2014. Of course it was already in use before the public opening and I have no problem with the expensive pirce tag. I'm just concerned with how council intends to recover the cost. full story
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Ontario Building Age Friendly Communities
click here to view details!  Province Helping Seniors Stay Active, Healthy and Engaged. Ontario is helping 56 communities across the province create plans to better meet the needs of Ontario's aging population. full story
$1,250 Fine for Unlawful Deer Hunting
click here to view details!  A Chatham man has been fined $1,250 for hunting deer without a licence. His hunting licence was suspended for one year. full story
Thirty Years of Community Support
click here to view details!  Thirty years of community support was celebrated on Friday, June 19th as members and guests of the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation came together for the Annual General Meeting. Since 1985, over $40 Million has been raised in support of patient care excellence at STEGH, and the annual year-end transfer of funds was expressed symbolically with the presentation of a $724,058 BIG cheque proudly presented by Board directors to STEGH executive members. full story
Southern Ontario Region Anticipates a Busy Summer
click here to view details!  The Canada Day and Independence Day holidays kick-off the summer season at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). This summer we also welcome the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games to Toronto and surrounding areas. full story
Repatriation of STEGH Archives
click here to view details!  Central Elgin, ON: The Elgin County Archives will host a public event on Thursday July 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. celebrating the return to the St. Thomas-Elgin community of a significant collection of archival records of the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) and its predecessor institutions. full story
Kettle Creek Watershed Flood Outlook
click here to view details!  Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook for residents of the Kettle Creek watershed. The main concerns at this time are rising creek levels and fast flowing water.  full story
CIBC Commits $100,000 to STEGH
click here to view details!  St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce today that CIBC has committed $100,000 to the transformation of care in our community, joining individuals and businesses throughout Elgin County and beyond by supporting the Hospital's Great Expansion. full story
Stand Alone College Degrees Not Credible
click here to view details!  The credibility of stand-alone college degrees relies on college faculty having the same guaranteed right to academic freedom as their university colleagues, says the union that represents 12,000 college faculty in Ontario. full story
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 Port Stanley BIA
CCs Cafe
click here to view details!  That bright blue building at 145 William Street in Port Stanley has been the home of CC's Cafe for the last two years, becoming a favourite with locals, especially with the free delivery of take-out items. full story
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 Arts and Entertainment
Pull Up a Seat and Name It
click here to view details!  Heading into their fourth week of the season Port Stanley Festival Theatre is thrilled to say that tourism in the county of Elgin is thriving. Starting with a nearly sold out run of 'Rhinestone Cowgirl' by Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band followed by a well-received opening week of 'Hilda's Yard' by Norm Foster, Theatre Manager Melissa Kempf says "we couldn't be happier with the response to our 2015 Season. Lots of laughs, standing ovations and numerous sold out performances."  full story
Hildas Yard Opens to Standing Ovation
click here to view details!  The Port Stanley Festival Theatre opened its second production of the 2015 season on Thursday June 11th, and if early audience response was anything to go by, it promises to be a "good one". Norm Foster's "Hilda's Yard" opened to a full house and standing ovations. full story
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 Letters
Re Boat Launch
click here to view details!  I, too, was very impressed with the new boat launch. It is more than comparable to other boat launches that I've seen in other resort towns such as Kincardine and Collingwood. full story
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