Press Releases

Stuff a Truck with AWESOME!

Elgin County Paramedics present: Stuff a Truck with Awesome! Christmas Food and Gift Drive In support of the St. Thomas Christmas Care Campaign This year over 1550 families are expected to register including 1100 Children and 400 Teens. Please consider donations of: Peanut Butter, “fun” Breakfast cereal, Pasta, Gift Cards …

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STEGH Parking Rates to Change November 30

(St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is making changes to parking rates in all lots effective Nov. 30, 2015. A flat rate of $5 will be in effect. This represents an increase of $1 in the South and East Lots and a decrease of $1 in …

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Unplugged

Tuesday, November 3rd is Unplugged at St. Joseph’s High School. The concert begins at 6:30. There are 18 individual acts, all students from Grade 9 to 12. Free admission however donations for social justice will be accepted. The doors will open at 6:00 pm and people attending the show will …

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Railway City Skatepark Interactive Design Workshop

ST. THOMAS, ON — The City of St. Thomas Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an interactive design workshop for the new Railway City Skatepark. Date: Tuesday October 27, 2015 Time: 6 pm – 8 pm Location: St. Thomas Timken Community Centre, 2 Third Ave Be a part of creating the …

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School Bus Safety Week is October 19 – 23, 2015

London, Ontario, October 15, 2015: Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services (STS) is pleased to announce that next week is School Bus Safety Week. 72 school boards within the Province of Ontario utilize 33 transportation consortia to coordinate school bus service for more than 850,000 students daily. Over 20,000 school bus routes take …

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City Announces New City Clerk

Mayor Heather jackson along with City Council are pleased to announce that Ms. Maria Konefal has been selected as the new City Clerk. The position has been reinstated following an organizational review earlier this fall wherein the duties of the CAD and Clerk were separated. Ms. Konefal, who holds a Masters of …

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Doors Open St. Thomas Peers Into Industrial Heritage

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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Gordie Michie Recognition Ceremony

ST. THOMAS, ON — The City of St. Thomas, along with the St. Thomas Jumbo Jets Swim Team and the Family YMCA of St. Thomas-Elgin are pleased to host a recognition ceremony for Gordie Michie on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Gordie competed at the PAN AM Games in Toronto in …

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Railway City Brewing Presents HOPtoberfest!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Railway City Brewing Co. will be hosting a special Hoptoberfest event onSaturday, October 10th from 3-9pm!! Celebrate the new release of our fall Hoptoberfest beer, indulge in delicious food provided by the Rowbust Dragon Boat Team, and enjoy live music from Connor Wilson and the bluegrass sounds of …

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10th Anniversary St. Joseph’s Friday Night Lights

This Friday, 25th September, St. Joseph’s will be holding their 10th Friday Night Lights games against St. Thomas Aquinas from London. The junior game kicks off at 6:00pm with the seniors playing at 8:00pm. Admission is only $5 and there is plenty of tasty food available! If you have nothing …

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Track to the Future: An evening with Jesse Hirsh and Natalie Panek

St Thomas ON, in preparation of the new Wellington Block Innovation Centre, the City of St Thomas, St Thomas Public Library and Thames Valley District School Board are pleased to announce an evening with two of Canada’s leading innovators on Thursday October 8, 2015. From cyberspace to outer space, both …

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City Implements Organizational Changes

With its sights set on the strengthening of its leadership and organizational management, streamlining corporate financial management and the continued renewal of the Environmental Services Department, City Council has put in motion a number of strategic changes. Key changes include; a) Separating the role of CAO/Clerk currently held by Wendell …

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New Release Party – Railway City Brewing Co. releases Platform 15 winning beer

ST. THOMAS, ON, Aug. 31, 2015 – Railway City Brewing Company releases the winning beer of the Platform 15 homebrew contest on Thursday, September 3. Doors open to the new release event at 7 p.m. with an entrance fee of $5. This year’s brew is an English Porter created and …

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Library Celebrates Million Dollar Neely Donation

August 25, 2015 – At a press conference today, St. Thomas Public Library Board Chair Greg Grondin announced that the Library will receive a donation from the estate of Mary Ann Neely in the amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars). “I can admit we were all momentarily speechless,” said Grondin. …

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Law Enforcement Torch Ride In support of the Special Olympics

St. Thomas, August 22, 2016 – In 2009, two Correctional Officers from Millhaven Institution in Kingston decided they wanted to make a difference. Given their passion for motorcycles and their affiliation with the Law Enforcement Torch Run they decided to begin a “Torch Ride” with the sole purpose of raising …

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Press Conference Re: Major Donation to Library

St. Thomas Public Library, August 19, 2015 – St. Thomas Public Library will hold a Press Conference on Tuesday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. for all local media contacts. The announcement, which will be held on the main level of the library, will disclose a very generous donation to St. Thomas Public Library …

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5th Annual School Bus Safety Day Approaches

London, Ontario, August 18, 2015– Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services (“STS”) is pleased to announce its fifth annual school bus safety day, which will be held this Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 9 am until 11 am. The event will be held at two sites in London – Westmount/Jean Vanier …

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Shop to Stop Cancer

Shop to Stop Cancer – How hosting your own yard sale can give back! Are you ready to clean out that old comic book collection? Or empty out those old boxes that have been collecting dust in the basement? Maybe you’ve been wishing you did your spring cleaning and have …

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Government of Canada Invests in the Creation of Healthy, Active Communities

Funding to help improve walkability and outdoor recreation space in St.Thomas ST.THOMAS, ON, July 30, 2015 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced funding of nearly $1 million for a project that will help residents of the City of St. Thomas lead healthier, more active lifestyles. …

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New Innovation Centre Planned for St. Thomas

St. Thomas Public Library, July 21, 2015 – The City of St. Thomas, St. Thomas Public Library, and the Thames Valley District School Board are working together to create a leading ‘Innovation Centre’ at the former Wellington Street School. Supported by the Dorothy Palmer Estate, the purpose of this state-of-the-art …

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