Press Releases

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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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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Past Library CEO, Rudi Denham, to accept award

St. Thomas Public Library, January 6 2017 – St. Thomas Public Library is thrilled to announce that Rudi Denham, who retired from her position as CEO on October 31st 2016, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ontario Library Association’s Annual Conference in February. The Ontario Public …

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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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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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STEGH Board of Governors recruits new Chief of Staff

(St. Thomas, ON) – Melanie Taylor, Chair St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital’s Board of Governors, announced today that the Board has successfully recruited a new Chief of Staff for the hospital. The role, previously held by Dr. Nancy Whitmore, became vacant when she was appointed the new President and CEO …

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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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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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STEGH and CMHA partner to benefit patients

(St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Elgin Branch (CMHA), are pleased to announce a new initiative that will allow both organizations to continue their longstanding histories of providing exceptional mental health care to our community. Effective today, STEGH and the …

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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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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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Library Launches Lending Kiosk

St. Thomas Public Library, September 6, 2016 – St. Thomas Public Library is happy to announce that on Wednesday September 21st at 11am, it will launch a brand new service in the Elgin Mall – a Library Lending Kiosk! The new kiosk works like a vending machine, but instead of …

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Heather Robinson New Library CEO

St. Thomas Public Library, August 29, 2016 – St. Thomas Public Library Board is pleased to announce that Heather Robinson has been appointed CEO/Chief Librarian, effective November 1, 2016. After a comprehensive search, including applications from across Canada, Greg Grondin, Board Chair said, “I feel confident that Heather is the perfect choice to …

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STEAM Centre opening

The STEAM Centre (50 Wellington Street in St Thomas) to host and deliver new education model for learners of all ages from across Southwestern Ontario ST. THOMAS, ON STEAM Education Centres, a St. Thomas based nonprofit learning initiative, will be opening this fall to serve communities throughout Southwestern Ontario. The Centre will introduce …

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