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Calling all local car fans!

There is nothing quite owning your own car but it does come with a cost. Purchasing it, maintaining it, perhaps upgrading parts of it. It all costs money and chances are you will never own the car of your dreams. Do not despair though. You can own your own dream …

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Dale Cummings of St. Thomas is a winner of the 2013 Cartoon competition of the Canadian Comittee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF)

Writing under pressure Journalists prove that free speech can survive hard times Today is World Press Freedom Day. Winners of the 2013 Cartoon competition of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) have been announced with the top prize going to Leslie Ricciardi of Uruguay, second spot to Dale …

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All Hands to Station for 3:30 am Departure from Hamilton

HMCS Ojibwa under tow by the McKeil tug Lac Manitoba will depart Hamilton 3:30 am Sunday, November 18th. Estimated time of arrival at Port Weller is approximately 8:00 am.  Estimated time of arrival at Lock 3 11:30 am. Transit through the Welland Canal will take approximately eight to ten hours. …

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Bus Route 4 Modification

The City of St. Thomas will be modifying the conventional transit service on Route 4 effective Monday April 30th, 2012. The route will be reverting to its original 2011 alignment. The three bus stops that were added at the beginning of this year along Fifth Avenue between Chestnut Street and …

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Curb your speed on Elm St.

If you drive Elm Street, you had better slow down. St. Thomas Police have announced a clampdown on those drivers who disregard the speed limit. Given that two schools as well as a hospital are all on or near Elm Street, this clampdown makes a lot of sense. The area …

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City Council Approves 2012 Budget

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES 2012 BUDGET WITH AN OVERALL RESIDENTIAL TAX INCREASE OF 2.6 PERCENT On Monday, April 2, 2012 City Council considered and approved the City’s 2012 Operating Budget and its Part Two Capital Budget. Included in the approvals are gross expenditures of $104,675,710 requiring property tax support of $41,877,321. …

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Where we stand today

Good morning you wonderful ladies and gentlemen. As you may or may not have noticed, the St. Thomas Blog has gone through yet another change. We are sorry to say that this change wasn’t quite as painless as previous ones. Due to some software issues, we apparently spammed the world, …

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The First Animal Coalition Telethon

On Sunday, 11th of December, the first (hopefully annual) Animal Coalition Telethon was held and it turned out to be great success. Held at the Memorial Arena, well over $5000 was rasied with more monies due to come in. Rogers Cable televised the event and it was very well attended. …

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HEAT ALERT ISSUED FOR ELGIN COUNTY

Elgin County – the Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Franklin Warsh, has issued a HEAT ALERT for Elgin County. Based on the Environment Canada forecast, a humidex advisory is in effect due to the humidex values possibly reaching values in the low to mid forties for today and continue …

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Missing Girls – Found!!!

We are hoping for the safe return of these girls. If you know them and have been in contact with them please ask them to phone home. Ashtyn and her friend Alise have been missing from St. Thomas since last night at 10 pm. The last cell phone signal came …

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Red lights at night. What could they be?

Last night, many residents of St. Thomas spotted five red lights seemingly flying in formation heading North East. While some people say that flashing red lights could be seen, others are suggesting that they lights were actually pulsing rather than flashing. Either way, five aircraft flying in formation at night …

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First Avenue Closure – August 9th, 2011

The City of St. Thomas Council approved on August 8th the temporary road closure of First Avenue from Talbot Street southerly to Steele Street to facilitate the removal of the CASO rail underpass by TBR Developments and the restoration of the roadway by the City. A detour route has been …

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Your help and love needed

The St. Thomas Blog - Follow The Elephant HELP!!! PLEASE HELP!! The St. Thomas City Pound is jammed with wonderful dogs…..labs, shepherds, Cattledogs, Jack Russells. There are 14 dogs at the pound as of Sunday July 17th….far too many dogs f...

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Yellow Pages Scam Alert

The St. Thomas City Police want you to warn the public of fraudulent activity that is occurring in our community today. City Police confirm that individuals misrepresenting Yellow Pages Canada are canvassing for 12 month Yellow Pages advertisements. Upon further investigation by City Police, these individuals are not connected to …

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St.Thomas Relay for Life raises $100000

$99460 was the total that the relay for life brought in this year. That is until they told the people who had stuck out the full 12 hours the amount raised and we all thought, it was too close to $100000 to not do what we could to help reach …

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St. Thomas is on the air!

What comes between 94.0 and 94.2? 94.1 where you will find the latest radio station on the air. What is so special about 94.1 is that is it based in, wait for it, St. Thomas!! Yes, our very own radio station, rocking tunes and talking in deejay type voices. The …

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Osama Bin Laden Dead?

If you read it on facebook, it has to be true! But in this case it seems like there may be some truth to the rumour that Osama Bin Laden is Dead.  U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make an announcement shortly and the word is that this is …

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Dress Drive Hits It OUT Of The Park!

Katie Davidson, a student at Parkside, has organized a dress drive for the great cause of the Princess Project. Four schools, St. Joes, Central, Voaden & Parkside are collecting dresses for four days. Today was day one and they collected…. wait for it…… 57 dresses already!! Seriously? 57 dresses? Talk …

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1500 Facebook Friends!!!

So no one told you life was gonna be this way Your jobs a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A. It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear And it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year but.. I’ll be there for you When …

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