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Berm Remediation May Not Occur
click here to view details!  Remember the federal election shell game that happened repeatedly when Port Stanley harbour was being divested to Central Elgin? Well, it looks like we're about to go through it again with the remediation of the berm and getting Transport Canada to live up to its agreement to remediate the berm to Ministry of the Environment of Ontario parkland standards.  full story
2014 Municipal Election Field of Candidates
click here to view details!  October 21, 2014: With just one week left before the election, now is a good time to review the current field of candidates running for positions on Central Elgin's Council. As requested by many of our readers since the last election, this time a summary of the previously reported past performance of each candidate has been included. Information on advance voting polls is also included. full story
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Soil and Water Conservation Workshop
click here to view details!  Protect Your Investment: The Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to host a free workshop on soil and water conservation for rural landowners and farmers on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Belmont Arena from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. full story
Port Stanley Lioness Ladies Night
click here to view details!  Though the Women's Getaway Weekend scheduled for this weekend was cancelled, not so the annual and ever-popular Port Stanley Lioness Ladies Night. Each year the Lioness Club outdoes itself to put on an evening of first rate entertainment, fun and a little glitter and glam thrown in for good measure. full story
Plans for Hofhuis Park Unveiled
click here to view details!  The Municipality of Central Elgin Council would not divulge any details in their invitation to attend a special announcement to take place on the Port Stanley pier at 4:00 p.m. on October 24, 2014. With the timing of this mysterious announcement being the last working day prior to the election, of course my curiosity was aroused. full story
Donations Continue to Flow into STEGH
click here to view details!  In recent weeks we have seen several announcements of donations made to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital - from corporations, service clubs, professional associations, families and individuals - ranging from $1,000 to $500,000. Now Casey's Creative Kitchens ha made a generous donation towards the Great Expansion at STEGH. full story
Berm Remediation Brought Into Question
click here to view details!  In what was otherwise a short and almost uneventful council meeting on October 20, 2014, Central Elgin raised the stakes by passing a resolution calling for Transport Canada to live up to its Port Stanley Harbour Divestiture agreement to remediate the berm, detailing incompetencies by Transport Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada as the reasons for the delays. full story
55 Plus Club 2014 Donations
click here to view details!  The Port Stanley & Community 55+ Club once again demonstrated their spirit of sharing with the community with their 2014 Donations, giving out a total of $6,700.00 on October 20, 2014 at the club's Thanksgiving luncheon. full story
HCE Wants to Save a Silo
click here to view details!  At their meeting of October 14, 2014 two letters from Heritage Central Elgin (HCE) and a delegation urged the out-going Central Elgin Council to save one of the cement silos at the former harbourside Richardson property. However, no documentation showing the costs involved in such re-purposing, no market research proving the re-purposing would be a revenue generator, and no analysis of the impact preserving one of the silos might have on future harbour redevelopment was produced. full story
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Seasonably Styled IV
click here to view details!  Fashionistas descended on the Port Stanley Festival Theatre Thursday night, October 23, 2014, for the fourth edition of Seasonably Styled - a theatre fundraiser fashion show put on by Lorraine McElroy, owner of Apropos, Apropos After 5 and Apropos for Men. full story
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 Arts and Entertainment
Melissa Hardy Introduces Surface Rights
click here to view details!  A small intimate crowd gathered at the Port Stanley Library in the early evening of October 21, 2014 to hear Melissa Hardy read from her new book Surface Rights. Melissa is a local Port Stanley author. full story
Keep the Comedy Coming
click here to view details!  On Saturday November 8th, working with no script, no safety net, and little concern for her own well-being, Port Stanley favourite Karen Parker ("Drinking Alone", "Storm Warning", and "Animal Magnetism") brings A Night of Improv to the Port Stanley Festival Theatre stage. full story
Taste and Tour Middlesex 2014
click here to view details!  Tourism Middlesex invites you to sample the flavours of the County on the evening of November 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Flightexec Centre Auditorium - 2066 Dorchester Road, Dorchester. full story
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 Letters
Day of Mourning for Canada
click here to view details!  On the day after the horrible attack on our parliament (a solid day of mourning for all Canadians) I found it absolutely appalling that Mr. McNeil's campaign staff arrived at my door to deliver a campaign pamphlet. full story
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