Tag Archives: signs

Dispute on First Ave

Continuous assaults over a 24 hour period resulted in a 46 year old St. Thomas man being arrested for Assault X2 and Choking. Two friends became involved in a heated argument beginning on August 18, 2013 over missing narcotics which turned physical. The 49 year old victim suffered only minor …

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Male caught stealing meat

A 27 year old St. Thomas man was arrested and charged on the 26th of February after St. Thomas Police responded to a theft call at a local department store. The male was located in the store parking lot with $200 worth of meat. He was charged with possession of …

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Impaired Driver

Early Sunday morning (14 Oct 2012), a 32 year old male was observed to be driving in a concerning manner. Officers stopped the driver and spoke to him. Officers detected signs of alcohol consumption on the driver and he confirmed to having consumed alcohol at a bar earlier in the …

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Survive a Tornado

As we have seen all too closely recently, Tornadoes are a hazard that it is best to be prepared for. The odds on being near a Tornado are high, but everything always comes down to a 50/50 chance as to if a Tornado is near you or not. While looking …

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Have You Spoken to Me Lately??

Hello, I am your guardian angel, your gift from God (whatever your idea of God is). I have been with you long before you came to this earth plane. I spend my days trying to get your attention, my job is to guide you through your journey here, but I …

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Grand Opening Weekend

Antiques on the Side officially opened yesterday to a great turn out. On Talbot St. by the lights at Manitoba St. Just look for the orange awnings. Having the Horton Market right around the corner made it a steady flow … Continue reading

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Pictures and politics

With the forest of signs growing larger each day, both here and London, I am wondering what the motivation is to either place your image on the sign, or to omit it? Do you include your image so that you can show the potential voters that you look trustworthy, that you have an honest face? On the flip side, if you don’t include your image, does it mean that you would rather not be seen by the voters? As I believe most candidates have websites, or at least brochures or leaflets with their image on it, does it come down to money? If you don’t have your likeness on the sign, does it mean you are financially responsibly? The same can be said about the size of the signs, does bigger mean anything, does it mean you can afford to spend more? Does it mean that size IS important? In my ‘world’ I would have each candidate given a budget with which to advertise their wares as it were. How they chose to spend it would be up to them, but the voting public would know how much they had to spend and would be able to see what that [...]

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More signs?

I noticed on the way back into town today coming from Talbotville, that the majority of the signs on Highway 4 as you come down the hill are grotty. The sign to the airport for instance isn’t clear, it looks dirty. Surely if we want people to com...

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Politics and Signs

I know that if you want to be elected for something, be it class president, city council, or president of the country, you need to get your name out there and on everyone’s lips, but I find the numerous signs that appear whenever there is going to a vote as an eye sore and an annoyance. The bigger the sign, there less chance that I am actually going to care enough to vote for you. Surely if you need to become known to the voting public, you need to be seen, heard, and understood. To me, signs just look like someone is selling a house, rather than selling an idea, a philosophy or a statement. I appreciate that, with voter turnout being low, you need to use every trick in the book, but surely this should be a challenge to politicians to find new ways to become known. The local newspaper, which has a small number of subscribers, is the traditional way, appearing on TV, the same. Why not host discussions on Facebook, or on this website, where people who care, and want St. Thomas to thrive and become a successful city can ask important questions and get answers. All [...]

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