Nathan Leeds

Nathan is originally from Cardiff, Wales, and was imported to Canada as a internet mail order groom in 1998 and has managed to avoid deportation ever since. Even though sometimes mis-interpreted, possibly to retaining a Welsh accent, he continues to try his best to make a difference to the community he has grown to love.

Art Action Comes Alive for 4th Annual Railway City Arts Crawl

City-wide arts celebration sees increase in number of participating artists and host venues St. Thomas, ON: The Railway City Arts Crawl is back for its 4th straight year. The popular winter celebration of local arts and culture invites people to explore venues throughout St. Thomas and meet talented local artists …

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25 Amazing Books for Black History Month

Celebrate diverse stories, voices, and ideas with these Black History Month Book Picks!   ADULT FICTION The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad is a 2016 tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves who make a bid for freedom from their Georgia plantations by following the …

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The Wildmakers come to life at the STEAM Centre!

New lineup of characters set to animate technology hub in St. Thomas (St. Thoma s, Ontario) – Meet Juicebox the Turtle, Awuga the Coyote, Trip-Hop the Bunny, Notebook the Owl, and Tilly the Kangaroo … the full line-up of brand new animated characters set to occupy the STEAM Centre in St. …

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The High Cost of Closing Schools

The Ontario Alliance Against School Closures (OAASC) will address the devastating cost of school closures on communities at the Minister of Finance’s pre-budget consultations when it stops in London on Friday, January 20th. The Ontario Alliance Against School Closures (OAASC) has been calling for a moratorium on school closures since …

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Shackelton, Terry Wayne Jr “Shacker”

Shackelton, Terry Wayne Jr “Shacker” passed away suddenly at home on January 4th, 2017 – in his 46th year. Dearly loved husband of Tara. Loving father of Taylor, Brooke, and Hailey. Much loved son of Mary and the late Terry Shackelton. Big brother of Barb and Laura (Koree). Special uncle …

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St. Thomas Energy and Entegrus Powerlines Partner to Create New Utility

The deal will see both companies transform into a regional utility with a focus on efficiency, responsiveness and innovation. St. Thomas, ON – After an effective consultation process, St. Thomas Energy (Ascent Group) announced today that they will be merging to create a new, larger entity with Chatham-Kent based Entegrus …

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Facebook message intercepted

Police were called to an Arthur Ave residence on December 12, 2016, shortly after 9:00pm, after the homeowner intercepted a Facebook message between her son and a friend. The two devised a plan to attend the residence later in the night to steal all of the electronics and jewellery within …

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Hockey Canada Skills Academy at St. Joe’s

Next year St. Joseph’s will be one of only 20 schools in the province to offer the Hockey Canada Skills Academy Course as part of their curriculum. The course is open level and designed for students of any level of ability and will be a Grade 10 course. Students enrolled …

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STEAM Education Centre celebrates global Hour of Code with open programming, Saturday December 10th, 2016

ST. THOMAS, ON – STEAM Education Centre, a St. Thomas based non-profit learning initiative and centre, is participating in The Hour of Code – a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries in computer coding activities – this Saturday, December 10th from 1pm – 4pm with an open …

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It takes a village to raise a child…..

This statement embodies what Springfield Public School is all about. The village of Springfield is now in a battle to save the school which is scheduled to be closed after the 2018 / 2019 school year. A group of parents from the school have banded together to lead this fight …

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Inaugural Union Disc Golf Tournament

With ever-changing weather in this part of the country, no round of disc golf is ever taken for granted. But one thing is for sure; if the temperature is above freezing (or even hovering right around it) enthusiastic disc golfers in Southern Ontario are out on the course. This passion …

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Elsom, Mary (nee Willoughby)

ELSOM, Mrs. Mary (nee Willoughby), of St. Thomas, formerly of Sarnia, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, November 7, 2016, in her 76th year.  Beloved wife of Alfred R. “Alf ” Elsom.  Mother of Lynne Riddell (Carrie) of St. Thomas, and Barb Elsom (Su Morrow) …

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Driving Safety: On the Road and On the Farm!

Are you concerned about your new teen driver’s safety? About your kids and their friends buzzing around on ATVs? About your husband or kids as they drive farm equipment down the roads? Then come to the Southwold Community Policing Association’s FREE Fall Forum: Driving Safety: On the Road and On …

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Grand Opening of STEAM Education Centre

“Celebrating the Grand Opening of St. Thomas’ own STEAM Education Centre for learners of all ages across Southwestern Ontario” ST. THOMAS, ON – STEAM Education Centres, a St. Thomas based non-profit learning initiative, is officially opening its doors to the community on October 12th, 2016 in partnership with The City of …

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Doors Open St. Thomas Featuring Our Heritage Landmarks

St. Thomas – Every year from May to October, communities across the province open doors to hundreds of historical buildings, museums, private homes, and other interesting venues. Many of the participating sites offer special activities, such as tours, exhibitions and demonstrations – all free of charge! St. Thomas’ Doors Open …

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St. Joes Friday Night Lights – October 14th

The traditional Friday Night Lights games at St. Joseph’s will be played on October 14th with St. Joseph’s play the teams from St. Andre Bessette. The juniors game will start at 6:00 pm with the seniors playing at 8:00pm. There should be plenty of good food and fun and football.

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Family and Children’s Services – Keeping Children Safe

Family and Children’s Services – Keeping Children Safe September 29, 2016 – Family and Children’s Services (FACS) of St. Thomas and Elgin is excited to announce that they will “Go Live” on October 24, 2016, with the Child Protection Information Network (CPIN). CPIN is an initiative launched by Ontario’s provincial government to …

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Dogtoberfest

11AM to 3PM October 1 Solitude Nature Reserve This coming Saturday! Bring your dog, bring your kids, fun for everyone! Walking trails and free goodie bags for the dogs (while supplies last), games and contests for kids and dogs alike, bbq, beer garden, face painting, interactive art station, what more …

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Springer, Lois Pauline “Peggy” (nee Ross)

Springer, Lois Pauline “Peggy” (nee Ross) , passed away peacefully on September 16th, 2016, at Extendicare, Port Stanley. She was born October 31, 1935 in Fingal, Ontario to Josephine and Wesley Ross. She was their last surviving child. Dearly wife of 64 years of Milton (Milt) and much loved mother …

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Alltrade Industrial Contractors Inc. Acquisition of Ascent Utility Solutions’ Toronto Business

Today, September 8, 2016 Bob Ritzman, President Alltrade Industrial Contractors Inc. “Alltrade” and Rob Kent, Acting CEO Ascent Group Inc. “AGI”, announce Alltrade’s acquisition of certain assets from Ascent Utility Solution Inc., a traffic and streetlight construction company working primarily out of the Greater Toronto area. The Alltrade acquisition does …

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