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Oh Chino


Chino is two years old, only 7 1/2 lbs. Chino came from a crowded and noisy puppymill. He is a timid little guy, and he will need time to learn the joys of being in the human world where he can run on grass and sit on your lap.

City of St. Thomas Police Force
Man arrested for Criminal Harassment


Friday, April 18th, 2014, at approximately 3:30 pm, St. Thomas Police arrested a 61 year old St. Thomas man for Criminal Harassment. The man was allegedly making inappropriate comments to a 12 year old female in the area of Elm and First Ave over a period of about two weeks, beginning at the start of April. The man was later released from custody on conditions with a future court date.

Obituaries
Dale, Barbara


Dale, Barbara of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, April 17th, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Patrick Dale (Dec. 22, 2011) and much loved mother of Victor and his wife Pat Dale of St. Thomas, Valerie Holland of Simcoe, Linda and her husband Bob Ouimette of St. Thomas and Laurie Dale of St. Catharines.

Obituaries
Meharg, Olive Meree


Meharg, Olive Meree of London passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in her 82nd year. Loving mother of Bob Meharg(Katie) of Aylmer and Jackie (Dave) of Hobart, Illinois. Loving grandmother of Kyle, Kirstin, Jessica, Terry and Robert. Sister to Richard Esseltine(Marion) and sister-in-law to Linda Lablanc.

Obituaries
Howe, Myrtle


Howe, Myrtle passed away at her residence, Caressant Care, Bonnie Place on Friday, April 18, 2014 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late John Howe(2010). Dear mother of Darlene Chambers of R.R.# , Vienna, William LaForge of Aylmer and Robert LaForge and wife Mary of Point Clarke. Also survived by a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

MP Joe Preston
Government of Canada helps youth in Elgin-Middlesex-London get jobs


Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), announced $341 825 in Skills Link funding to YWCA- Elgin-St. Thomas.

Employment Services Elgin
Park Technician


To assist the Conservation Areas Supervisor in implementing all tasks related to the maintenance, operational and security procedures at the Springwater Conservation Area.

City of St. Thomas Police Force
Marihuana Seized


St. Thomas Police Officers stopped a motorist shortly after 8:00pm on Tuesday night in the area of Manitoba St. and Barwick St. in the City of St. Thomas. During the stop Officers detected the odour of freshly burnt marihuana from within the vehicle.

Employment Services Elgin
Advertising Sales Assistant


Reporting to the Business Development Manager, this position will be responsible for: maintaining and updating database as related to sales department, ability to customize and draft sales pieces, proposals, and presentations an asset

Libraries: The Original Recyclers


Earth Day is approaching! A good time of year to renew our efforts to be sustainable. Libraries are sustainable by nature. Come and borrow what you need and save yourself a purchase. We reuse books until they can no longer be circulated, and here at St. Thomas Public Library even our old, beat-up books either […]

MCR Locomotive Shops 100th Anniversary Celebration Weekend


MCR Locomotive Shops 100th Anniversary Celebration Weekend FREE for this event! Join in celebrating St. Thomas’ railway heritage as we mark the 100th Anniversary of the MCR Locomotive Shops, now home of the Elgin County Railway Museum.
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ACO Awards


The St Thomas Elgin branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario are giving out their annual awards to Elgin county citizens on Wednesday, Apr 16 at 7:30 pm at the Canada Southern Station, 750 Talbot St, St Thomas.
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St. Thomas Blood Donor Clinic


CALL 1 888 2 DONATE or 1 888 236 6283 to schedule your life-saving appointment today. Walk-in, Bring a friend 2 Third Avenue, St.
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Guitar Recital


Guitar students of Ross MacIver are performing a wide variety of guitar solos and ensembles. Free admission, all are welcome.
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Johnny Max Band


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
Happy Fathers Day!


 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

Sweet Blessed Strawberries!


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.

Helllloooooo June! – The Horton Farmers Market


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.

Whoo-Hoooooo!


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.

No Tricks here, all treats!


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.

Tapped Out Premiere Brings Hollywood to London


Local Actor, Cody Hackman, is bringing Allan Ungar’s Tapped Out movie premiere to London, Ontario courtesy of Lionsgate, VVS Films, and Hackybox Pictures.

KCCA News: Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook


St. Thomas – Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook for residents of the Kettle Creek watershed. The main concerns at this time are rising creek levels and fast flowing water.

St Thomas Public Library Achieves Ontario Public Library Accreditation


St. Thomas Public Library, March 28, 2014– The St. Thomas Public Library Board is pleased to announce that the Library successfully achieved Ontario Public Library Accreditation.

STEGH and MHA Announce Shared Leader Role for Information Technology Services


St. Thomas, ON – The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) and Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) announced today a new shared leader model for providing leadership in Information Technology (IT) services at both organizations.

Watershed Conditions Statement Update – Flood Outlook


St. Thomas – Kettle Creek Conservation Authority is issuing an update to the current watershed conditions statement—flood outlook for residents of the Kettle Creek Watershed, with specific concerns for the Port Stanley area.

Metrolinx Among Bloated Government Agencies


QUEEN’S PARK – The government released the latest publication of the Sunshine List and PC Transportation Critic Jeff Yurek said it’s indicative of a government that’s becoming more and more bloated.


Yurek Calls On Hydro One Chief’S Resignation


March 12th, 2014 by Community Office
QUEEN’S PARK – For 11 years, the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals have presided over the biggest loss of good-paying jobs in Ontario’s history.


Yurek Applauds Pc Vision For Economy


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.


Positive Meeting An Encouraging Sign For Future Of St. Thomas & Eastern Railway


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.
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Ombudsman to investigate Hydro One


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.


Government of Canada helps youth in Elgin-Middlesex-London get jobs


Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), announced $341 825 in Skills Link funding to YWCA- Elgin-St. Thomas.


Federal Government Supports Victims Week Event in St. Thomas


Victims Week follows historic introduction of legislation to create aCanadian Victims Bill of Rights
Representatives of Joe Preston, Member of Parliament and Member of Provincial Parliament Jeff Yurek attended a local community event for the ninth annual National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Vic


New Building Canada Fund Launched


March 28, 2014
Joe Preston, MP is pleased that Minister Lebel announced the launch of the New Building Canada Fund, ahead of schedule. This means that the entire New Building Canada Plan is now ‘open for business.


MP Preston: ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN 2014 Demonstrates commitment to Jobs and opportunities


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.


Government of Canada Provides Tool to Help Canadian Businesses Grow and Create Jobs


Concierge Service to Help SMEs Access Government Programs in One-Stop Shop
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Man arrested for Criminal Harassment


Friday, April 18th, 2014, at approximately 3:30 pm, St. Thomas Police arrested a 61 year old St. Thomas man for Criminal Harassment.

Marihuana Seized


St. Thomas Police Officers stopped a motorist shortly after 8:00pm on Tuesday night in the area of Manitoba St. and Barwick St. in the City of St. Thomas. During the stop Officers detected the odour of freshly burnt marihuana from within the vehicle.

Man faces Trafficking charges


An Evening arrest made by our Drug Enforcement Unit gets more harmful drugs off the streets. After another lengthy investigation, a total of $2250.00 worth of Oxycodone was removed from the possession of 18 year old Cole VALLEE.

Stolen Vehicle and Attempted Robbery


On Sunday April 13, 2014 at approximately 4:23 pm St. Thomas Police attended the Rona Store in regards to a recovered stolen vehicle and another vehicle that had just been stolen.
Just prior to this, the St.

Break and Enter **Update**


Break and Enter (Previously released)
St. Thomas Police are investigating a break, enter, and theft that occurred on February 25, 2014 between the hours of 2:00pm and 3:30pm at a Fifth Ave residence. Numerous electronics, gaming systems and movies were taken with a total value of $15,000.00.

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“Just The Facts Ma’am”


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.

What the Heck Just Happened?


Greetings my gentle readers to another week’s installment of the “be yourself, often” blog found at http://www.joelwlamoure.com.

(D)Evolution of the Fiber-Optic Class?


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.

Lessons From Two Components of Mothering


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.

Freedom is not Free


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.

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Fire Alarm leaves students out in the cold


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.

The first step on the fat to fit journey


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.

Blowing up education


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 isn’t important until it happens to you.


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.

How to welcome Autism into the family.


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.

The FIRST thing you should do after any Car Accident…


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

Arthritis may be there to stay, but the Pain doesn’t have to be


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.

Don’t Always Trust “Canadian College of…” Status


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.

Muskoka Ironman 70.3 – Officially a Triathlete!


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.

How do I Know if I Need to See a Chiropractor?


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.

How To Make Beef Bone Broth


 
 
Hi ,
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.

Managing Stress During the Holidays


 
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.

Awesome October Health and Wellness Stuff


 Hi ,
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.

25 Healthy and Fun Alternatives to a Sugar Fueled Halloween


 
 
Hi ,
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

Two Delicious Fall Recipes


 
 
Hi ,
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

Libraries: The Original Recyclers


Earth Day is approaching! A good time of year to renew our efforts to be sustainable. Libraries are sustainable by nature. Come and borrow what you need and save yourself a purchase. We reuse books until they can no longer be circulated, and here at St.

Online Resource: Auto Repair Reference Centre


Have you ever wondered whether you absolutely HAD to take your car into the garage?
Have you ever wanted to do some car repairs on your own?
Not sure of where to look to find reliable information about your vehicle?

 
Look no further! St Thomas Public Library has a subscription to the online

Books Turned Movie Display – April 2014


To tie in with our Academy Award Movie Series at St. Thomas Public Library, we’ve decided that our main display should be Books Turned Movie.

April is poetry month!


If you’ve never explored poetry before, April is a good time to give it a try! Why read poetry? It’s elevated, it can say things that are hard to express, and it can be a cathartic emotional experience. It can be very fun, sad, angry. Pure expression.

A Few Knocks but I’m Baaaack!


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.

The Dark Arts


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.

“What a Nice Guy!” Is This the Kiss of Death?


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.

Plan B: Operation Mama Bear


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.

Premonitory Urges and Other Reasons Why I Have TS Too


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..

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Let the Crap Times Roll


Whenever I get this way, I just don’t know what to say. Why can’t we be ourselves, like we were yesterday…
New Order
This edition of me prattling on about the old days takes us to a short-lived 80s icon – the teen dance club.

I Want my ABBA TV…


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.

Hear This…


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.

(Not all) people are people


Everybody wears a uniform, don’t kid yourself…
Frank Zappa
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.

(Wannabe) BACK IN BLACK


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

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Cleaning up your foul mouth – A Gentlemen’s Guide


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.

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A Walk on the Outside – A Gentleman’s Guide


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.

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The Swimsuit Style Guide for Women


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.

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Evening Etiquette – A Gentleman’s Guide


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.

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Kennington Finishes Fourth At Kawartha, Second Overall


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.

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Kennington Finishes Second & Extends Points Lead


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.

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Kennington Finishes Fourth and Retakes Championship Lead


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 - NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - Race action at Riverside Speedway in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Kennington Powers Castrol Edge Dodge to Second Place Result


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.

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Kennington Wins at Trois-Rivieres


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.

Other Posts

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Second thoughts


Hey everyone.  The other day I made  a Facebook status saying to keep and eye out for a rant blog.  Well I deleted it. It was ready to go, all proof read and all I had to do is click publish.  In the business world there is a unwritten rule that if you write an […]

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Amber Alert for: Ontario


Peel Regional Police Matthew Zhang age 8 in the compnay of Wei Chen Ont Lic AVAM009 if observed call 911

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Be safe out there


    Reno enjoying his first trip to the pond. Every year, thousands of people across North America head out to enjoy nature by walking scenic trails.  Some people chose to spend an afternoon on the trails, other chose to take a multiple night trip and then there is a group of people rightly named thru-hikers […]

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Honours and awards recipients announced


ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO, APRIL 4, 2014 — Mayor Heather Jackson, Members of Council and the Honours and Awards Committee announced today the recipients being recognized for their 2013 accomplishments. The Honours and Awards Committee has the privilege of acknowledging the attached recipients that were nominated for their outstanding sport, volunteer, culture and special contribution to […]

Join me??


Would you like to learn how I created the waterfall photos on this post?  Do you have a DSLR or good quality point and shoot with manual settings?  Do you have a sturdy tripod and April 24th free between 7am and 2pm?   If you said yes to all of those question and you live in my area, you […]

Walk down memory lane


Spring Sunrise April 17 2008 Canon 5D, Canon 24-105L  1/250sec. F-5.6, ISO 100 at 82mm Over the last several days I have spent many hours resorting older photos, deleting the ones that don’t meet my current quality and taking a walk down memory lane.  Each and every one of these files stands out in my […]

Afternoon with the Tundra Swans


Well, they are finally here and the weather is finally looking like Spring.  Today, my daughter and I went out to photograph the Tundra Swans at a local pond.  The wind was cool, but the sun was warm and the Tundra Swans seemed to be in the mood just to sit on the ice.  I […]

Dreams of Spring


I was planning to get out a create some new sunset photos tonight but with the wacky winter weather the came out of nowhere  and I wish it would go back where it came from.   I ditched my plans for tonight’s photos and instead spent the night in my office sorting and cleaning up files.  […]

My favorite photo?


Not long ago I was having a conversation with a young photographer and I was asked out of all the photos I have created what one was my favourite and why?  Honestly this has to be the hardest photography related question I have ever been asked.  Each and everyone of the images that I produce […]

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Once upon a dream


Most of us dreamed as children what our lives would be like when we became adults and had the freedom to do whatever we wanted with our lives.  Sadly, only a small group of us actually explore and live our lives.  The rest of us just go through the paces; doing the same thing day […]

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The City of St. Thomas Launches a Cultural Map and Cultural Website


 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 […]

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Was the original Jumbo murdered? – IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za


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 […]

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Civic Award Nominations Now Being Accepted


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. […]

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Director of Finance and City Treasurer Announces his Retirement


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 […]

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Will you install my parts?


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 […]

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The importance of having a good website


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 […]

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Deputy Commissioner Larry Beechey retires from OPP


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, […]

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Money Matters


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 […]

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St. Thomas hospital lead designers set


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 […]

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Who was John McCrae


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 […]

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