Press Releases

Scorpions Run: 6K for #6

St. Thomas teenager Haley Agius is a normal 16 yr old girl who loves playing hockey and soccer. On April 28th, 2016, just 1 week before Haley’s 16th birthday, Haley became very ill and had to be admitted to a hospital. Soon after, Haley was diagnosed with ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura) a …

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Return of the Iron Horse

St. Thomas, ON St. Thomas’ favourite festival is back. The Iron Horse Festival will take place August 18th-21st, on the Elgin County Railway Museum grounds. There is so much going on at the festival this year for all ages! There will be a midway full of thrilling rides and delicious …

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Heat Warning for Elgin St. Thomas – August 3, 2016

(Effective August 4 – August 5, 2016) St. Thomas, Ontario, The Health Unit is sending out a Heat Warning because Environment and Climate Change Canada is predicting hot humid weather for the rest of the week. When it is really hot and humid outside, your body may not be able to cool …

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STEGH Board Responds to Recent Media Coverage

In recent media coverage, including CBC Radio, Aylmer Express, and Ian McCallum’s Cityscope blog, St. Thomas City Councilor Linda Stevenson has commented on the Hospital’s Board of Governor’s actions related to the recruitment of a new CEO for St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and how the Board of Governors conducts …

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Grand opening for new Sparta business!

SPARTA — Join us Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 as we celebrate the grand opening of Bear Friend Factory and Whistle Stop Peddlers with music, facepainting and the unveiling of Sparta Bear! The store will be open from 10am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday from noon-4pm. In addition to selling …

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Library Donates Music Cabinet To Elgin County Museum

St. Thomas Public Library, June 8, 2016 – St Thomas Public Library is pleased to announce that the Alma College Music Cabinet will find a permanent home at the Elgin County Museum. In recognition of Mary Ann Neely’s distinguished career at Alma College, the cabinet was purchased by the Library …

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3rd Annual Cruise Night for Animal Aide

June 18 from 4 til 8 Elgin Mall Music by Chico Sanchez and Dylan Marz (Dealers Choice) from 4-5. Dj service by Rockin Robbins Service Food and Prizes Freewill Donations greatly appreciated ALL PROCEEDS GO TO ANIMAL AIDE ST THOMAS-ELGIN

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Kids and Cops Celebrate Fishing

Aylmer, ON: It’s that time of year again! Local children will be grabbing their fishing gear for the 27th Annual Optimist Catfish Derby on Lake Erie in Port Bruce. Sponsored by the Aylmer Optimist Club, this catfish derby will take place from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sunday, June …

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Spark Power Corp Completes Acquisition of Ascent Solutions’ Tillsonburg and Belleville Business

Operations Re-Launched Under Legacy Tiltran and Tal Trees Names May 13, 2016 Ascent Group Inc. (“AGI”) Acting CEO Rob Kent, and Jason Sparaga, Co-CEO of Spark Power, today announced the completion of Spark Power’s acquisition of certain assets from Ascent Solutions Inc., a transaction first announced on March 7, 2016. …

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Library now accepts online payments

St. Thomas Public Library, April 25, 2016 – St. Thomas Public Library is happy to announce that it now offers the option for library patrons to pay outstanding fines and fees online! This new online payments function comes on the heels of launching a new library management software at the …

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Federal government awards contract for seven new hydrographic survey ships to St. Thomas, Ont. company

OTTAWA—The government of Canada has awarded St. Thomas, Ont.’s Kanter Marine Inc. a $5.3 million contract to build seven new survey vessels for the Canadian Hydrographic Service. Designed to survey and chart seabeds throughout the country’s vast navigable waters, the vessels will be outfitted with multibeam sonar systems, which transit …

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Your help is needed

Your help is needed The Royal LePage Triland Realty National Garage Sale for Shelter are looking for donations. They are looking for anything except upholstered furniture or baby items (car seats, cribs etc..) Drop off items at: 613 Talbot St, St. Thomas Saturday, April 16, 23 or 30th 11am to …

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Successful book launch for local authors

The Farley room at the CASO Station in St. Thomas last night was a fitting venue for the official book launch of local residents Cheryl and Doug Lester’s book “12 Steps of Self-Leadership”.  Present at the launch were several community leaders like Mayor Heather Jackson, Roberto Quai, from Quai du …

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Canadians prepare to celebrate a passion for fishing

Peterborough, Ont.: Canadians are dusting off their rods, reels and tackle in preparation of casting a line during National Fishing Week, July 2nd to 10th.   National Fishing Week is a week-long celebration of a heritage activity integral to our Canadian identity… recreational fishing. During National Fishing Week, Canadians will …

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2015 United Way Campaign Exceeds Goal

St. Thomas, ON For the first time in years Elgin-St. Thomas United Way has not only reached but exceeded the 2015 campaign goal bringing in a total of $485,226.73! The original goal of $475,000 was set to include a realistic 10 per cent overall increase from the 2014 campaign, which …

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Mayor Jackson and delegation to attend Cities Reducing Poverty: When Mayors Lead Conference in Edmonton, Alberta

St. Thomas, Ontario, March 16, 2016 – Across Canada, mayors and individuals representing different sectors are making poverty reduction a priority. Cities Reducing Poverty: When Mayors Lead is an event being held in Edmonton, Alberta from April 5-7th, 2016 and will be hosted by Edmonton mayor, Don Iveson. This gathering …

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Working Together to Improve the Health of Our Community

ST. THOMAS, ON — On March 23, 2016, the members of the Community Leaders’ Cabinet will be signing a commitment to work collaboratively, break down silos and champion the health of our community in Elgin St Thomas. The signing event will also feature a guest speaker, Penny Hilliker. Penny is …

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FACS Elgin Announces New Executive Director Derrick Drouillard

PRESS RELEASE-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Family & Children’s Services of St. Thomas and Elgin Appoints New Executive Director March 15, 2016 The Board of Directors of Family and Children’s Services of St. Thomas and Elgin County is delighted to announce the appointment of Derrick Drouillard as Executive Director effective June 20, …

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The City’s Mayor stepping up for the Challenge… will you?

Mayor Heather Jackson is joining the Active Elgin Community Challenge which is an opportunity for residents of Elgin County & St. Thomas to track their “moves” (minutes of physical activity). The Challenge runs from February 22nd to March 20th on the www.activeelgin.ca site. Tracking sheets are also available at Elgin …

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