Harrington, Norman E. of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 87th year. Dearly loved husband of 31 years of June (Sims) Harrington and loved father of Betty Howarth (Paul), Judy Schnurr (Lloyd) and Debbie Somerville. Dear step-father of Derek William Gover (Colleen) and Carolyne […]
Lale, Terry of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in his 64th year. Beloved husband of Joan (Rauhe) Lale. Dear father of Jennifer Hopper and husband Trevor and Duke Lale and wife Pam. Loving grandfather of Brady, Cassidy and Dylan. Born in St. Thomas Ontario on December […]
Job ID: JM#310 Job Description St. Thomas & Surrounding Moonlight Painters Maintenance & Repairs is seeking 4 Labourer/Painters. This position requires knowledge of and experience in general maintenance and painting. Must be familiar with surface preparation including repairs to drywall. Qualifications ►MUST have own transportation ►Professional presentation, will be required to wear painter’s uniform, employer will provide […]
Job ID: #JM105-AD Job Description Location: Outside of St. Thomas Agricultural labourer to pull and plant tobacco plant, weed and work through to end of harvest Qualifications Previous experience an asset Physically demanding tasks Provide own transportation Salary: To be discussed at interview. Hours: 6 days per week – 7:00 a.m. start and owrk until […]
St. Thomas Police want to warn residents of a phone scam that has been reported involving a “Microsoft Technician”. Be aware should you end up receiving a call from someone claiming to be: Windows Helpdesk, Windows Service Center, Microsoft Tech Support, Microsoft Support, Windows Technical Department Support Group or Microsoft Research and Development Team (Microsoft […]
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA AT 4:49 AM EDT TUESDAY 11 MARCH 2014 Significant snow and blowing snow Wednesday. An intensifying low pressure from Kansas is forecast to track south of the Lower Great Lakes on Wednesday. Precipitation in the form of rain or wet snow and slight risk of freezing rain are expected over Windsor […]
Job ID: WL062 Job Description AZ drivers required for day trips. Qualifications AZ license, clean abstract and CVOR Three Years Experience preferred Flatbed experience preferred Salary: COMPETITIVE and depends on Experience Hours: Full-time and part-time positions available (discussed at interview) Application Information Send a current resume by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Quoting Order WL062 […]
Bancroft, Ronald William of St. Thomas passed away suddenly, on Sunday, March 9th, 2014, at the L.H.S.C. (University Campus) in his 78th year. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Betty (Towers) Bancroft and much loved father and best friend of Kim Berdan (Don), Susan Bancroft (Terry Hepburn) and Shelley Atterbury (Kevin). Cherished “Papa” of Krista Last […]
Harms, Elisabeth of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in her 93rd year. Beloved wife of the late Johann B. Harms(1983). Loving mother of Peter Harms (Mary Anne) of Aylmer, Diedrich Harms (Judy) of Texas, John Harms (Mary) of Aylmer, Abe Harms (Anita) of Aylmer, Isaac Harms(Lynne) […]
Job ID: #104AD Job Description Baker Mixing dough for pastries, tarts and other baked goods Control baking process, prepare goods for sale Will be expected to assist customers when required Qualifications MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE AS A BAKER Working with industrial mixers and ovens an asset Salary: Depends on experience. Hours: Part time weekdays and weekends. […]
After five critically accliamed releases, Johnny Max brings us a “here’s our best so far” collection of songs in his album “49 Minutes…Of The Best We Have!” The Johnny Max Band will lay down a swampy melange of Blues and R&B that Max calls ‘Roadhouse Sou
Recording artist and singer-songwriter, Dennis Kalichuk, brings the fun Jumbo Train concert band to the Port Stanley Festival Theatre! A moving, flowing artistic showcase of original music, stories and visual surprises to enthrall, inspire and entertain. http://www.JumboTrain.
The songs and sound of legendary 1970′s Country-Rock group “The Eagles” will be re-created in Port Stanley with this new Canadian touring tribute.
ONLY TWO WEEKS before J.P. Cormier comes to Port Stanley! Friday March 14 @ 8 pm Tickets ONLY $28 plus tax/handling On Friday March 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. the Port Stanley Festival Theatre will be stomping with the East Coast styling of J.P. Cormier.
Friday, March 14 @ 2 pm & 6 pm Free Movie Friday featuring… Walking With Dinosaurs For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
blue skies in the forecast I am looking forward to this weekends market! We have the Friends of the Market offering some delicious local sundaes! Strawberry Sauce from Berry Hill Fruit Farm, delicious locally made Vanilla Ice Cream from Shaws, and real whip cream from Gaylea! Breakfast of Champion
No need to pull out any confession from most, we all agree local strawberries are awesome! These tasty morsels are slowly trickling into our market this weekend - and with a little more sun and luck will be bountiful by Fathers Day.
Dear Mother Nature: Please make up your mind :)
Let’s hope with the official beginning of June we’ve seen the last the FROST warnings – I mean, what’s with that? Last week had so many of our farmer friends panicking to protect precious crops of produce.
Despite cool weather, last week was our busy opening weekend in market history! Thanks to all that braved the chilly air and brisk winds to join us. Over the next few weeks you’ll see more and more local products filling our tables.
Every Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm
ENDS NOVEMBER 3rd!
No Tricks here, ALL TREATS!
What a awesome response from our vendors for “Sample Saturday”! We hope to bring this into next season with more regularity.
Over the past several months, up to 150 students and faculty from the GIS, Urban Planning and Landscape Design programs at Fanshawe College collaborated on a dozen new visions for the St. Thomas Talbot Street corridor.
Current watershed numbers:
33 cm Thickness of ice in Kettle Creek at Port Stanley
180 cm Snowfall this winter in the KCCA watershed
120 cm Average snowfall in the last 20 years
76 – 99 mm Amount of water snowpack is holding
10 Days temperature has risen above freezing this year
Up to 150 students and faculty from the GIS, Urban Planning and Landscape Design programs at Fanshawe College are in the home stretch of their Design Charrette of the St. Thomas Talbot Street corridor, from the MCR bridge in the west, to the CASO Station and Elgin County Railway Museum in the East.
Monday February 10, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Elgin County – The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a COLD WEATHER ALERT for Elgin County.
Thursday February 6, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Elgin County – The Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a COLD WEATHER ALERT for Elgin County.
ST THOMAS – In response to PC Leader Tim Hudak’s speech to the Toronto Board of Trade this morning, MPP Jeff Yurek stated that he’s proud to be a part of the only party with a credible solution to Ontario’s dismal economic performance.
ST THOMAS – A meeting to discuss the future of the St. Thomas & Eastern Railway was held today between multiple levels of government, Canadian National Railway, and other key stakeholders. The agenda of the group was to determine options for keeping the vital rail-link in operation.
QUEEN’S PARK – On Tuesday, Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin announced that it will be investigating Hydro One over what he describes as a large number of “egregious errors and baffling bills.
ST THOMAS – Today, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek and Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman joined Doug DeRabbie from the Insurance Bureau of Canada at the St.
QUEEN’S PARK – Today, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek held a press conference to discuss his private members’ bill, Bill 135: Ryan’s Law (Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools).
St. Thomas, ON Member of Parliament Joe Preston is welcoming the federal budget, Economic Action Plan 2014, and its focus on job creation, economic growth, and keeping taxes low – along with its plan to get back to balance by 2015 – as a positive for Elgin-Middlesex-London.
Concierge Service to Help SMEs Access Government Programs in One-Stop Shop
Minister Goodyear Launches the Advanced Manufacturing Fund
London, Ontario – Ontario’s manufacturers welcomed a major economic boost today as the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and Joe Preston, Membe
Second installment of annual $2-billion transfer available for municipal infrastructure
Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for the Economic De
St. Thomas Police want to warn residents of a phone scam that has been reported involving a “Microsoft Technician”.
The St. Thomas Police Service wants to remind everyone to lock your vehicle when leaving it unattended for any length of time. Residents in the Park Ave / Mary Bucke area learned the hard way after numerous vehicles were entered and items stolen.
On Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at approximately 3:30 p.m. the St. Thomas Police investigated an attempted abduction on Owaissa Street, after two 8 year old girls were approached by a man, in an older model full size red pick-up truck.
On February 28, 2014 at approximately 6:00 pm St. Thomas Police were called to a Ross Street apartment regarding a man that had been stabbed. Upon arrival, police located a 39 year old St. Thomas man who had suffered a chest wound. The man was transported to St.
Follow up for the media release below:
Jewellery Theft During Renovation
A local St. Thomas resident may be the latest victim of renovation theft. The homeowner hired a renovation company to complete an extensive repair to the home over a two week period.
Greetings my very gentle readers to anther weeks installment of the “Be Yourself, Often” blog found here at: http://www.joelwlamoure.com/id43.html . Ah, that time when we can sit back and appreciate the calm and soothing sense of nature and the chaos theory that abounds within Her.
Greetings my gentle readers to another week’s installment of the “be yourself, often” blog found at http://www.joelwlamoure.com.
Ok folks, gentle readers and those that subscribe to this blog at http://www.joelwlamoure.com and diligently read this that I apologize for being late (again) this week as its been a time myself (yet again) of stopping and reflecting and wondering what to write.
Greetings my gentle readers to another week’s installment of the “Be Yourself, Often” blog at http://www.joelwlamoure.com . Hopefully, this is a point of time in the week where we can sit back and appreciate the privilege of being here in the sanctity of the moment.
Yesterday, a faulty sensor triggered a fire alarm at Elgin Court Public School. Without knowledge that it was a faulty sensor, the staff and students performed the fire drill as they have practiced before.
It kind of sneaks up on you, that lazy, bloated, standing up is almost too much effort type of feeling. Spending the work day sat behind a desk doesn’t exactly help, walking to the printer usually being the only exercise available.
How long ago were you in school? Do you remember the subjects you took? Do you remember taking certain courses with a view to a career? Are you still in that career? Is there anything you learnt in the classroom that you have used since leaving education?
The work environment has changed dramatical
It is human nature to not appreciate or try to understand something until it affects you or someone close to you. It is understandable that with so many things vying for your attention, those that do not directly apply to you will not be the first to catch your eye. So it is with me and autism.
My 9yr old son was recently diagnosed as being on the Autism Scale. This isn’t really news but it does put things into a different light.
My wife and I tried for 3 1/2 years to have a baby and when it finally worked, my son Rhys (pronounced Reese) Dante was the result.
I joke around with my patients that I “like” to get injured because not only do I have a better understanding of how they are feeling, but I can also share with them little tips for relief or home remedies I have figured out on my own along the way (in addition to all the treatment options I
What’s the first thing you associate with the word ‘arthritis’? …Aging? It’s an unfortunate consequence of living and will likely happen to the majority of us at some point. Because of this, a lot of people accept that it’s something they just have to live with.
We’ve all seen the “Sponsored Stories” that pop up on our news feed on Facebook, right? These are ads that businesses pay for. I’ve used it myself. I have discovered some pretty cool things on there and unfortunately, some very misleading things.
My FIRST and long awaited triathlon – I guess it’s about time to reflect!
Guaranteed the most fun I have experienced during a race. After a few marathons under my belt and completing Boston in 2010, I thought, what’s next? I had been thinking of doing the Ironman 70.
A recent question I have been asked, seems simple enough, but the answer isn’t black or white.
It’s a tough question because so many people see chiropractors for different reasons – the most common reason being pain, of course.
Here I am! I have been hunkered down and hibernating for the past few weeks and that’s why you haven’t heard from me! I’ve also been working double duty in my practice covering for 2 docs who had babies in January.
I’ve been in hibernation mode for the past few weeks but I’m back!
I had a great time in Moncton, New Brunswick a couple of weeks ago speaking at the Contact Atlantic conference about health in the workplace. I thoroughly enjoyed the Maritime hospitality.
As you read this, I am in Moncton, New Brunswick speaking to 250 people at Contact Atlantic which is a conference for leaders in the call centre industry.
John and I had a great time dressing up for our friends’ wedding this past weekend! It is definitely a rare thing to see us all dolled up like this :)
We are coming up to Halloween and in today’s feature article, I offer some healthy alternatives
This past weekend in Canada was Thanksgiving weekend and it was awesome!
The weather was beautiful and John and I enjoyed some great time with family and friends, some gardening at the cottage and some delicious food!!
Today’s newsletter features 2 grea
St. Thomas Public Library, March 7, 2014– Rudi Denham received the Ontario Public Library Association Special Recognition Award for more than 10 years of service as Editor of Ho-OPLA, the electronic newsletter of the Ontario Public Library Association.
Spring is coming! March is the month of the Vernal Equinox, and that is a fact even the polar vortex cannot interfere with.
We’re in the midst of Feedom to Read Week! This week is about celebrating our right to intellectual freedom. As a Canadian citizen, you have the right to read what you like. You shouldn’t have to worry about banned, censored, controversial, or out-of-the-ordinary books.
Create, Make, & Take: A Series of Craft Workshops for Adults
Try something new on the last Tuesday of the month!
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Carnegie Room, lower level
Free; registration required so we can bring enough supplies.
Enjoy a good Whodunnit?
At St. Thomas Public Library, we try to offer programs that are wanted and relevant to our community. We frequently get requests and suggestions from customers for programs and events, and we do what we can to make them happen. This is one of those times.
A relatively long time ago I remember getting off the bus with my daughter who was only 4 years old at the time. I was expecting my second child and was about 4 months gone.
Natural Cures for Tics and Tourette Syndrome is the title of a book I had on hold at the library for a few weeks and was actually looking forward to reading.
Quick Timeline Update: First appointment at CPRI, March 25, 2013. Length of appointment 45 minutes for a pointless psycho education session. Second appointment Psychiatry appointment June 5. Length of appointment 60 minutes when it was booked as a two hour “full psychiatric assessment.
Definition of Psycho-education: verb
Education provided to the average psycho on the street.
I work with Deaf people and I witness oppression, prejudice and discrimination pretty much every day.
Part of having TS involves what is called premonitory urges. This is a sensation that preceeds the tic itself that feels like a burning or an itch that the person chooses to release. The tic itself relieves the uncomfortable feeling and this urge is seen as un-voluntary rather than involuntary..
Whenever I get this way, I just don’t know what to say. Why can’t we be ourselves, like we were yesterday…
This edition of me prattling on about the old days takes us to a short-lived 80s icon – the teen dance club.
Where it began, I can’t begin to knowin’. But then I know it’s growing strong…
Neil frickin Diamond
“I was making the bed and found your… your “stash” hidden under the mattress…”
I could barely lift my eyes up to meet her stare.
In the fall of 1993 I met my wife, Jodie. We dated for several years and eventually got married. Yet, despite being together for over 20 years, my wife never tires of issuing that familiar, heart- felt three-word phrase – “Turn it down.
Everybody wears a uniform, don’t kid yourself…
I recently took an online quiz entitled, “Which John Hughes character are you?” Humbly expecting to be labelled a Jake Ryan or even a John Bender, I instead was forced to bask in my own emasculation – Andie Walsh.
Temporary layoffs… easy credit rip-offs… scratchin’ and surviving… hangin’ in a chow line… ain’t we lucky we got ‘em – GOOD TIMES!
(I don’t know who the hell sang it)
Alright, I’ve already admitted that pop culture shaped and moulded me as a youngster raised in
Curse words have been around for hundreds of years and they show no sign of disappearing any time soon. George Carlin (in)famously gave the “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” in 1972 and as a result was arrested for violating obscenity laws.
In days gone by, when internal plumbing hadn’t been invented, to empty the nights deposits house owners or maids would tip the bucket into the street, often from a second floor window. Even if the contents missed the sidewalk / pavement / walkway there would be splashing all over passers by.
As the days grow longer and hotter, the beach at Port Stanley becomes more and more enticing. Here is a guide to help you choose the perfect beach outfit.
Styles for the Pear-Shaped Figure, Apple-Shaped Figure, Athletic Figure, Hourglass Figure, Petite Figure and Curvy / Full-Figured ladies.
Look the part
A true gentleman dresses the part. A lack of knowledge here could be the birth of all kinds of disasters before even leaving the house. He should have a look so sharp he could butcher a songbird with it.
Found at http://visual.
September 22, 2013. DJ Kennington and the entire #17 Castrol Edge Dodge team gave every ounce of effort they had at the final NASCAR Canadian Tire Series event of the 2013 season on Sunday at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, ON.
September 8, 2013. Castrol Edge Dodge driver DJ Kennington scored another podium finish at Barrie Speedway in round number eleven of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this on Sunday afternoon.
September 1, 2013. Following his back to back podium finishes Castrol Edge Dodge driver DJ Kennington looked to continue his push toward the top of the championship standings at round number ten of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this past Sunday.
August 17, 2013. Castrol Edge Dodge driver DJ Kennington arrived at Riverside Speedway near Antigonish, NS looking to continue his momentum into round number nine of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Kennington again showed the heart and determination of a champion claiming a second place result.
August 11, 2013. Castrol Edge Dodge driver DJ Kennington claimed his first victory of the 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres on Sunday.
City of St. Thomas, with funding assistance from the Province of Ontario, has completed a Cultural Asset Mapping Project. The purpose of this project was to identify and document the community’s cultural resources and display the resources through a web based interactive map. The interactive Cultural Map offers a new visual dimension as a way […]
London – On the night he met his highly suspicious end, Jumbo the elephant had been entertaining visitors to the circus billed by its owner, the American showman Phineas Barnum, as “The Greatest Show On Earth”. Forced into years of highly reluctant stardom at London Zoo, Jumbo — the first elephant to be so named […]
Nomination forms for the 41st Annual Honours and Awards Banquet are now being accepted at the Parks and Recreation Department, located at the St. Thomas Timken Community Centre, 2 Third Ave. The deadline is 4:00pm Friday March 14, 2014. This year’s banquet will take place at 6pm at Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, April 24, 2014. […]
On Monday, January 13, 2014, bill day, Directory of Finance and City Treasurer informed the City that he would be retiring from the City as of February 14, 2014. He decision comes after discussion and reflection with his family over the holiday period. Bill’s career in municipal finance has spanned 33 years working in the […]
a rule most reputable shops will not. We do not know the quality of the parts but if we install them we must assume a labour warranty and also assume liability for a defective part. Too much to risk for shop owners. What if the part is incorrect or is defective when installed? As a […]
As a business operating in today’s market, it is so important to have a good website. A website functions as the online extension of your business and will help you obtain more customers as well as increase your sales. Websites come in many different shapes and sizes and can all be successful in their own […]
ORILLIA, ON, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) may be saying goodbye to retiring Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey this month but the outstanding contributions he made during his distinguished 33-year career will not soon be forgotten, says OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis. Beechey has been the Provincial Commander of Traffic Safety and Operational Support since January, […]
Many people agree money matters for a lot of reasons. We don’t seem to ever have quite enough of if and if you are like me you kinda lose track of it. You might make just enough money to cover your costs or you might nickle and dime yourself til your bank balance creeps ever […]
ST. THOMAS, ONT. The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has moved a step closer to undertaking an ambitious redevelopment project with the retention of the team of Toronto-based Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc. and Milwaukee-based Kahler Slater as lead designers. The formal construction procurement process is expected to begin early 2015. In a release, the hospital said the architects […]
John McCrae was born on November 30th, 1872 in Guelph, Ontario. Primarily a medical man, he studied for his B.A. at the University of Toronto, all the while being a member of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada where he was promoted to Captain. He then became the resident master in English and Math at […]
The Canadian Hero Fund was founded in 2009 by students and recent graduates at the University of Toronto who were deeply affected by the increasing number of Canadian casualties in Afghanistan and the young families they left behind. As university students, the founders understood the benefits of post-secondary education and felt the best way they […]
I love boxing day shopping and the thrill of the deal, so imagine the rush I felt while shopping at the Real Canadian Superstore earlier this evening. (November 9th 2013) I found they have their entire range of Christmas cards, Christmas gift wrap, gift bags, tags, ribbons and bows on sale for 50% OFF! No […]
Job ID: JM#367 Job Description Local plumbing company has an opening for the “right candidate” interested in completing a plumbing apprenticeship Qualifications Must have valid licence, own transportation an asset Good math skills, ability to work in imperial system an asset Possess strong work ethic, willing to learn Upon offer of employment, must provide a current […]
Sometime over the Thanksgiving weekend a $40,000 John Deere Tractor 7210 went missing from a local business. It was equipped with plows on the front and rear. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers. Operation Impact The statistics are in for the Operation Impact weekend. St Thomas […]
Public Health offers free flu vaccine clinics in communities throughout Elgin County. Want to speed up the registration process? Download, print and complete ESTPH’s Flu Vaccine Consent Form. Clinics will be held: October 19, St Thomas, Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 9:00 am -2:00 pm October 24, St Thomas, St Thomas Seniors Recreation Centre, 10:00 am – […]
On Friday, October 4th at approximately 1300hrs, St Thomas Drug Enforcement officers arrested 2 males for possession of cocaine. Later in the afternoon a traffic stop resulting in a female and male being arrested on drug charges. A warrant was executed later in the afternoon at a Forest Avenue address. A quantity of drugs were […]
Notice To Water Customers Of The St. Thomas Water Distribution System And Surburban Areas In The Municipality Of Central Elgin And The Township Of Southwold Following the advisory notice in regardsto the watermain break along Centennial Avenue this morning, City water operations staff have flushed the water distribution system in the east area of the […]
During the morning of September 21, 2013, the water supply in parts of the St. Thomas Water Distribution System and the St. Thomas Area Secondary Water Supply System was interrupted during a 1.5 hour period approximately between 7:32 a.m. and 9 a.m. This occurrence resulted from a main break of the 400 mm watermain on […]
Brick and Aluminum Sided. 4 level split with single car garage in desirable neighbourhood, South East St.Thomas. Main Level: Kitchen, Living and Dinning leading out to a huge deck . Upper level: 3 bedroom + a full bathroom Lower level: Huge L-shaped family room + Bathroom Basement: Laundry room + Guest room/ Bedroom. Private yard […]
A 33 year old St. Thomas man called 911 to report a suspicious noise. Upon investigating the incident police determined there was a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and held for a court appearance. The area of the man’s home was checked and police were unable to locate the source of the alleged […]