Press Releases

Spark Power Corp Makes Acquisition Offer to Ascent Solutions Division

Ascent hometown utility (St. Thomas Energy Inc.) to remain intact and continue to be owned by the City of St. Thomas St. Thomas, ON – Ascent Group announced today that Spark Power Corp has made an acquisition offer to Ascent Solutions Inc. that both sides see as a win-win, with the hometown …

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STEGH Board and CEO confirm transition of leadership in October

(St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) Board Chair, Melanie Taylor, announced today that the Board of Governors received official notice from Paul Collins, President and CEO, that he would be leaving STEGH when his current contract expires in October 2016. “On behalf of the STEGH Board …

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Message to our Community

To Our Community When we announced our operating plan for 2016/17, we communicated to you and to the local media that the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital was choosing not to release details about the specific roles impacted out of respect for those directly impacted by ensuring they were fully …

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STEGH President and CEO Responds to Opinion Column

Feb. 9, 2016 I am writing in response to Ian McCallum’s CityScope opinion article of February 6. First, let me say that we value the coverage that our hospital receives from the Times-Journal and other media outlets. Recently, your journalist Jennifer Bieman covered two stories from STEGH, one about our …

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Library CEO Announces Retirement

St. Thomas Public Library, February 4, 2016 – At the January Library Board meeting, Rudi Denham, CEO at St Thomas Public Library since 2006, announced her retirement for sometime this fall. The actual date is still flexible, and depends on the progress of the upcoming library building project, which is …

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Library Receives Grant For Innovation Centre

St. Thomas Public Library, January 26, 2016 – St. Thomas Public Library has been chosen as a recipient of the Ontario Library Capacity Fund Research and Innovation Grant, as announced by Michael Coteau, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport this morning in Milton. The Library will receive $100,000 over two …

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St. Thomas Public Library introduces new online service. Flipster

St. Thomas Public Library, January 11, 2016 – Going on a trip? Want to bring some light reading with you, but don’t want to buy and carry multiple magazines? St. Thomas Public Library is here to help! The library is excited to offer a new online resource this year: Flipster! …

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City of St. Thomas relaunches Snow Angel Program & establishes Fire Hydrant Program

ST. THOMAS, ON — Mayor Heather Jackson is pleased to announce that the Snow Angel program is setting up for another season. Building on the success of last year’s Snow Angel Program, we have added another component for the 2016 Winter season, the Fire Hydrant Program. “With the area experiencing …

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Iron Horse Festival Public Meeting

St. Thomas, ON: The Iron Horse Festival is seeking input at a public meeting January 11th, 7pm at the CASO Station (750 Talbot Street). The Festival is undergoing its planning for 2016 and would like to engage the public to help grow this community festival.   The dates have been …

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Barrel Reserve’s Belgian Blonde Ale Release

Railway City Brewing’s Barrel Reserve Series Kicks Off the New Year with a Belgian Blonde Ale! Like the famous Andy Warhol once said, “One’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party!” We’re barreling through the winter with THREE Barrel Reserve brews! Helping you through the winter months one beer at …

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Libraries Launch New Catalogue December 16th!

CENTRAL ELGIN / ST. THOMAS, ON – St. Thomas Public Library and Elgin County Library are pleased to announce that the Sierra Library Services Platform will be launched at both libraries effective December 16th. Users at both libraries will now have a new and dynamic tool to access and request …

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Temporary Service Disruptions As St. Thomas Public Library Upgrades Computer System

St. Thomas Public Library, December 10th, 2015 – St. Thomas Public Library is excited to announce that over the coming week, it will be upgrading its library management software. Back in March 2015, the library announced its plans to move to a new software, and the time for that move …

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St. Thomas Public Library CEO elected to Library Services Centre Board

Kitchener, ON (November 30th, 2015) –. On Friday, November 20th, 2015 at the 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Library Services Centre (LSC) held at the main branch of the Kitchener Public Library, members elected Rudi Denham, CEO, St. Thomas Public Library to the nine-member Board of Directors for …

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Skatepark Design Drawings Open House

The City of St. Thomas Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Design Open House for the new Railway City Skatepark. Date: Thursday December 10, 2015 Time: 6 pm Location: St. Thomas Timken Community Centre, 2 Third Ave Design drawings will be on display for the highly anticipated Railway City …

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Mayor Establishes Community Leaders’ Cabinet

ST. THOMAS, ON — Mayor Heather Jackson announced today the establishment of a Community Leaders’ Cabinet. This Cabinet is the first of its kind locally. It includes leaders from various sectors including education, policing, health, business and nonprofit sectors working together to collectively improve the quality of life in Elgin …

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2015 Holiday Open House At City Animal Services

Interested in helping? Volunteers from dog rescues, cat rescues, and pocket pet rescues will be present to answer all your questions. Learn how you can become a volunteer or foster parent! There will be many pets looking for their forever homes for the holidays. We invite you and your family …

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2016 Day Out With Thomas

Looking for a special gift this Holiday Season? Make memories together at the 2016 Day Out With Thomas – Ready, Set, Go Tour! Tickets are now on sale! For tickets visit: http://www.ticketweb.ca/…/st-thomas-elgin-memorial-c…/24955… The event is hosted by the Elgin County Railway Museum in St. Thomas, Ontario July 16 &17, and …

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Barrel Reserve’s Vanilla Hazelnut Amber

Railway City Brewing releases Barrel Reserve’s: Vanilla Hazelnut Amber Shhhh…keep it a secret until it hits the news stands tomorrow afternoon! Thank you for subscribing! :) Railway City Brewing Co. releases it’s next Barrel Reserve brew: Vanilla Hazelnut Amber on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 11 a.m! Just in time …

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Downtown Renewal Project Under Consideration With Retirement Residence

One of Ontario’s leading, private-pay seniors housing companies is looking to invest in St. Thomas by developing a retirement residence in the block of land bound by Ross Street, Centre Street, Ameila Street and Moore Street. With approximately 120 suites the estimated $35 million project will offer amenities to sustain …

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