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Issues Looming on the Horizon
click here to view details!  At first blush there seems to be no real issues in this local municipal election; hence the complacency towards it. But make no mistake, there are some very real, serious and expensive issues looming on the horizon to be handled by the incoming Council. Who you elect is going to matter very much. full story
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Qualifications for Mayor
click here to view details!  To my knowledge there is no list for qualifications for mayor, just a list of requirements to qualify. So that leaves us with the question: what would you like a person running for mayor to be? full story
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OPP to Ensure Motorcycle Etiquette in Port Stanley
click here to view details!  PORT STANLEY, ON: Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be out on Port Stanley streets this weekend to address a common issue during the summer months. Numerous complaints have been received in regards to motorcycles riding unsafely and loudly throughout the village.  full story
Invasive Species Enforcement
click here to view details!  Conservation officers are patrolling local waterways this summer to ensure anglers avoid using live invasive species as bait. Anglers are reminded that it is illegal to bring any crayfish, salamanders, live fish or leeches from outside Ontario into the province for use as bait. Anglers are only allowed to use fish species designated as baitfish for bait. full story
Missing Swimmer in Port Burwell
click here to view details!  Update: Police have identified the young male that went missing after going swimming off the main beach in Port Burwell over the weekend, and after three days of searching they have recovered his body. full story
Move Over Law Charges Highest Since 2010
click here to view details!  After ten years of education efforts, which includes more than 11,000 charges on record since the law came into effect, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is dismayed to see a slow but steady increase in the number of "Move Over" charges it has laid against drivers since 2010.  full story
A Different Perspective
click here to view details!  There are Ports of Call all along the shores of Lakes Erie, Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, each with varying aspects of appeal and each experiencing varying degrees of economic success. As Port Stanley is facing some major challenges in its harbour development plan I took a working holiday last week to visit a number of these ports to see if I could discover any consistent key elements to success for a resort community. full story
IPM Scholarship Recipients Announced
click here to view details!  Central Elgin, ON: The County of Elgin is pleased to announce that the 2014 recipients of the International Plowing Match (IPM) legacy scholarship have been selected. The successful applicants are Ms. Marenda Schipper of Malahide, and Mr. Dennis Catt and Mr. Scott Speers both of Central Elgin.  full story
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The Restaurants of Port Stanley
click here to view details!  With 21 restaurants plus the deli counter at the local grocery store, Port Stanley offers some of the very best dining in this area of the country. The setting choices include fast food style at the beach; beachside, court yard and verandah patios; traditional diners; coffee house style and casual fine dining. Whatever your preference, you will find something to tempt your palate! full story
Pepper Tree Spice Co
click here to view details!  Spend a few minutes inside one of Port Stanley's most interesting shops, the Pepper Tree Spice Co., and the aroma will make you hungry even if you've just eaten lunch. full story
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 Arts and Entertainment
The Fixer Upper
click here to view details!  It takes a strong talent to keep an audience enthralled when you are the only actor on the stage, and Jamie Williams proved to be just such a talent in The Fixer-Upper now playing at the Port Stanley Festival Theatre. full story
Slap Me Back
click here to view details!  "Forget about running for Council!"
"Why should I?" asks Mrs. Pops.
"You don't have a prayer!"
"Why don't I?" full story
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