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 Splendiferous
Splendiferous Part 5
click here to view details!  Splendiferous is a novel written by Patrick Harding and serialized here, with the author's express written permission, for our readers' enjoyment. "An off-the-wall novel that will keep you chuckling and get you thinking." - Port Stanley News.com full story
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 Ontario News
Providing Fairness for Refugees
 

Ontario is calling on the federal government to be fair and compassionate by fully supporting essential and urgent health care needs for all refugee claimants.

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Taking Action to Safeguard the Integrity of the Health Care System
 

Ontario is introducing legislation to safeguard the integrity of the province's health care system.

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Planning Ahead for a Trip During the Dog Days of Summer
 

Summer weekends can mean long drives, sometimes with pets in the car. Spending a vacation with your family dog or cat can be a rewarding and memorable experience, but planning for the pet's comfort and safety is an important part of any trip. Here are some tips to consider before loading up the car and hitting the road: 

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 Regional
New Dean for Faculty of Arts Media and Design
click here to view details!  Fanshawe College's Senior Vice-President Academic Gary Lima is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Helen Pearce as Fanshawe's Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Media and Design, effective July 28, 2014. full story
Fire at the Bonduelle Plant in Tecumseh
click here to view details!  Over night on July 17 - 18, 2014 a fire was reported in the Bonduelle plant in Tecumseh, Ontario. Fortunately there are no fatalities or injuries reported. The cause of the incident is as of yet undetermined, and an investigation is planned. full story
Yurek Demands Accountability from MNR Minister
click here to view details!  "It appears that the Ministry of Natural Resources is walking away from many parts of its job to safeguard wildlife and natural resources." - Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller, 2012/13 Annual Report full story
Feds Invest to Grow Canadian Seed Sector
click here to view details!  Regina, Saskatchewan: Member of Parliament Tom Lukiwski, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of over $836,000 to the Canadian Seed Growers' Association to develop a rapid data management system for seed crop certification. full story
Yurek Appointed Natural Resources Critic
click here to view details!  QUEEN'S PARK: With the legislature back in session, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek is settling into his new role as Critic of Natural Resources and Forestry in the Progressive Conservative's shadow cabinet. full story
Bayham Welcomes New Treasurer
click here to view details!  At the June 19 2014 regular council meeting, Bayham Mayor Paul Ens introduced and welcomed Lorne James, the new Treasurer for Bayham. Mr. James thanked the Mayor and Council for their support and indicated he is eager to serve in his home area. full story
Yurek Asks Premier to Commit to Ryans Law
click here to view details!  QUEEN'S PARK: The Ontario legislature returned to normal business today with the resumption of Question Period. In the rotation for the opening Question Period was Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek and he had one thing on his mind: Ryan's Law. full story
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 Crime Watch
St Thomas Man Faces Drug Charges
click here to view details!  On July 21st, 2014 members of the St Thomas Police Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of Uniform Patrol, conducted a vehicle stop in the area of Dalewood Road and Ron McNeil Line in the north end of St Thomas. full story
OPP Charge Suspended Driver
click here to view details!  On July 22, 2014, just after 7:30 a.m., a Chatham-Kent OPP officer was patrolling Highway 401 near Orford Road when he observed an eastbound Mitsubishi car that was utilizing the emergency vehicle u-turn to change its direction of travel and proceed westbound. full story
Possible Explosive Device
click here to view details!  On Friday, July 18, 2014, the Woodstock Police Service responded to the area of Conestoga Road, in the City of Woodstock, in regards to a report received that a resident may have an explosive device in his residence. full story
Crime of the Week July 2014
click here to view details!  On June 10th, 2014 at 2:35 p.m., a male approached a teller within the TD Canada Trust bank, at 1137 Richmond Street, and demanded money and indicated that he had a gun. full story
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 Obituaries
Passing of Gertrude Stormes
click here to view details!  Gertrude Bernice STORMES (nee Peterson) of Stayner (formerly Port Stanley) passed away peacefully with her sons by her side at Stayner Nursing Home on Monday July 7, 2014. full story
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