Tag Archives: St. Thomas

IPM beautification winners

On behalf of Pat Watterworth and the IPM 2010 Beautification Committee, they would like to thank all entrants,for their wonderful participation in the challenge to beautify this amazing County of Elgin. Your hard work in moving dirt and stones, and plants and trees in changing the landscape will be a …

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Found cat

FOUND: -black and white patched short haired cat (mostly black) -yellow eyes -pink nose -approx. 2 months old -not sure of the sex -very friendly and energetic-found in the Cavanugh/Chestnut/Trevithick area of St. Thomas-cat is being well cared for, but would like to find owner Contact the blog and we …

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Girl Guides Registration

Registration Event – St. Thomas Real Canadian Super Store Community Room (second floor) September 08, 2010 City wide open registration for all branches of Girl Guides in St. Thomas. Open to both new and returning members as well as adults interested in joining Girl Guides. You can also call Membership …

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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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FOUND–Himalayan cat

DO YOU KNOW WHERE THIS CAT LIVES or WHO IT BELONGS TO in St. Thomas? Please share & contact me with any info. Area north of Arthur Voaden Secondary School. Unknown cat, probably lost. Showed up here near the end of July, 2010. Still very frightened. Probably a Himalayan (related …

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John Allen Candidate for Alderman

Hello St. Thomas: My thanks for the invitation to join the St. Thomas Blog.  My name is John Allen and I am a lifelong resident of St. Thomas. I am seeking election to city council and would appreciate hearing your thoughts, concerns, questions and vi...

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St. Thomas chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women

Just in case you didn’t know about CFUW The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW/FCFDU) is an equality-seeking, advocacy organization that works to advance the human rights of women and girls in 112 CFUW/FCDU Clubs across Canada and at the national level. The Canadian Federation of University Women is the …

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Concert Review – Bonfire/Leather Snake

Ah the sight of spandex, leopard print and hair sprayed hair, it’s like the 80′s had never left st Thomas. The night was opened by AC/DC cover band Bonfire and opened well it was too, with many a dancer taking to the front of the stage if not a handy table. The first few opening songs of Leather Snake were interrupted by sound problems, but once resolved, the band brought back the 80s rock scene as if it had always been here. The number of flashbacks I suffered were countless and that was just from the outfits. While to many, the 80s rock scene was rather light in the loafers with more hair bands making it big then true heavy metal, Leather Snake played hits from Maiden, Dio, and Bon Jovi among others. The one thing I did find disturbing was the number of small children and babies in the crowd. Having been to many concerts over the years, I know what it’s like to wake up the morning after a concert and have ringing in the ears. I personally don’t believe that young children and babies should be at a concert with the decibel levels such as last night. [...]

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Concert Review – The Caverners

The Friday night concert at the St. Thomas Iron Horse Festival as performed by The Caverners, Canada’s top Beatles cover band. Once they started with ‘I saw her standing there’  the music didn’t stop, with the exception of a approximately 20 minute interlude, for two enjoyable hours. The band, who not only looked like John, Paul, Ringo and George, changed costumes and hair to match the appropriate era of the music, the second half of the set complete with Sgt. Pepper outfits. Technical difficulties (a keyboard that died) probably stopped a few classics from being played but there were a great number of instantly recognizable songs preformed. ‘Back in the USSR’, ‘With a little help from my friends’, ‘Getting Better’ and countless others were played and well received from the crowd who warmed up the band as the night went along. The only song not from the Beatles catalog was John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ which was very well received from the crowd that seemed to be a little older than the average modern day rock concert goer. With the Beatles being such a staple in so many people’s lives it is not difficult to see why The Caverners are so well [...]

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St. Thomas Fire Muster

Canada’s Largest Fire Muster! Bet you didn’t know that. and I bet you didn’t know they have been at it for the last 28 years! SO THIS YEAR It’s time to show our appreciation to the AMAZING Men, Women and Families of our Fire Department! Come out to Pinafore Park …

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Attendance Report – It doesn’t look good.

It is a common notion that if you want something to improve, get better, become more than it can be, or just different you just need to whine, complain, bitch, but not actually do anything. After all, surely your contribution to the whole thing is to make enough noise so …

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Attendance Report – It doesn't look good.

It is a common notion that if you want something to improve, get better, become more than it can be, or just different you just need to whine, complain, bitch, but not actually do anything. After all, surely your contribution to the whole thing is to make enough noise so …

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Fur-ever Friend

Come on out Saturday August 14 2010 · 12:00pm – 4:00pm to the St. Thomas City Animal Shelter – 240 Burwell Rd., St. Thomas to adopt a fur-ever friend. Hosted by the City of St. Thomas and all 3 rescue groups to promote awareness and in particular cat adoption. A …

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Welcome to The St Thomas Blog Local Information Page

On these pages you should be able to find all the information you need on any subject that you may require. Everything from birth to death and everything in between. Our aim is to perhaps take a little of the stress out of your life when you are search...

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EAT LOCAL!!!

August 18 5-7pm Elgin Cattlemen’s Association Annual Barbecue Pinafore Park, St. Thomas Come out and enjoy locally-grown beef, corn and potatoes with all the fixings. We will also be having local music to enjoy with your dinner. This event runs rain or shine. Tickets: $12.00 (or $3.00 for children) Contact …

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For those about to ROCK!

The Bryten Rocks Concert is good to go for this Saturday Aug 14th. The organizers have done an amazing job ensuring that a good time will be had by all. “Bryten Rockz”, in memory of Bryten Brown. This event is presented by Parents for Children’s Mental Health “PCMH” St. Thomas–Elgin …

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