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 Splendiferous
Splendiferous Part 7
click here to view details!  Splendiferous (7th installment) 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
Helping Children and Youth with Special Needs Achieve Their Goals
 

Ontario is reducing wait times and enhancing rehabilitation services for children and youth with special needs, and their families.

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Helping Students Achieve Success
 

Ontario students continue to make progress, with 72 per cent of Grade 3 and 6 students meeting or exceeding the provincial standard in reading, writing and math, according to the latest test scores from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).

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New and Renovated Schools for Ontario Students
 

Ontario is continuing to invest in building and renovating schools to provide children with the best possible learning environments.

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 Regional
Zipcar Electrifies Sacramento with Honda Fit EV
click here to view details!  Sacramento, California: On August 25, 2014 Zipcar announced the introduction of a 2014 Honda Fit battery electric vehicle (EV), located at The University of California, Davis'(UC Davis) West Village, the largest planned zero net energy community in the United States. In the course of a year, the community is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes. The low-carbon electric vehicle is designed to help address one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions - vehicle usage. full story
Youth in Policing Initiative
click here to view details!  The Woodstock Police Service has partnered with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to hire a summer student pursuant to the Youth in Policing Initiative. The Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) provides an innovative summer employment opportunity for youth from at-risk communities to work with their local police service organization to develop skills relevant to a possible future career in policing. full story
SCOR Launches FoodHub Online Marketplace
click here to view details!  Tillsonburg, ON: South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation (SCOR EDC) launched a regional FoodHub Project late last year that was supported by the Greenbelt Fund. This week the online marketplace for the project has been launched. full story
Investments to Grow New Blueberry Markets
click here to view details!  Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of over $1,700,000 to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America which will be used to market and promote Canadian wild blueberries internationally. full story
Boosting the Canadian Organic Sector
click here to view details!  Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and MP Scott Armstrong announced an investment of $8 million for the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC) to lead an organic science cluster that will help the sector respond to market demand and capture new opportunities. full story
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 Crime Watch
Safe Return to School Traffic Initiative
click here to view details!  Over the next 2 weeks, Woodstock Police officers will be deployed daily in an aggressive "targeted & directed enforcement" program conducting speed enforcement in school zones around the City. full story
Locked Vehicles Entered
click here to view details!  At approximately 4:30 a.m. thieves struck in the area of Oldewood Crescent, causing damage and stealing almost three thousand dollars worth of golf clubs. full story
Distracted Drivers Continue to Run Rampant
click here to view details!  Motorists who talk on cell phones, text or engage in other forms of distraction while driving will be easier to spot now that the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is dedicating more police vehicles to enforce Ontario's Distracted Driving legislation full-time, beginning Labour Day Long Weekend. full story
Crime of the Week August 2014
click here to view details!  Police have received numerous theft from vehicle reports. Police are encouraging everyone to remove all items of any potential value from your vehicles. full story
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 Obituaries
Passing of Margaret Westlake
click here to view details!  Margaret K. Westlake (nee: Williamson): passed away on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. full story
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