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Small Business Tax Credit to Helps Create Jobs
click here to view details!  by Joe Preston, MP
The Harper Government is squarely focused on creating jobs, growth, and long-term prosperity. In doing so, we recognize the fundamental importance of small businesses in fueling the Canadian economy. That is why we recently announced the introduction of the Small Business Job Credit ... full story
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Found Human Remains
click here to view details!  Update Sept. 18, 2014: On Wednesday 17 September 2014, a Post Mortem examination was conducted in London on the found human remains. The Post Mortem was conducted by a Forensic Pathologist with the assistance of a Forensic Anthropologist and members of the Identification Unit and Criminal Investigations Unit of the St. Thomas City Police Service. full story
Make Safety Your Target When You Hunt
click here to view details!  September 17, 2014: Hunters are cautioned to make safety their top priority for the 2014 hunting season says the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.. full story
Tips re Oversize Loads or Farm Vehicles
click here to view details!  With harvest season upon us and an increasing number of oversized loads traveling on our highways and back roads, the Elgin Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to provide some tips for motorists to keep our roadways safe. full story
2014 Municipal Election Field of Candidates
click here to view details!  Updated Sept. 17, 2014: Summer's over and it's time to get back to the serious business of running the municipality. With tomorrow [Sept. 12, 2014] being the last day to file nomination papers to run in this municipal election, now is a good time to review the current field of candidates running for positions on Central Elgin's Council. full story
Action Plan to Address Family Violence
click here to view details!  This week the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, released the Government of Canada's Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls.  full story
Lame Ducks Done in Ten Minutes
click here to view details!  The first Open Session of Central Elgin's Lame Duck Council was done barely ten minutes after the Council meeting started on September 15, 2014. And no, there was not one word mentioned about Council's $2,224,000 offer to purchase the 89 acres from Joyce Hepburn that are located on the south side of Southdale Line across from the Doug Tarry ball complex, which was confirmed September 11, 2014 - the day before nominations for the coming election closed. full story
Michael Turvey Killed in Motorcycle Collision
click here to view details!  Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision which occurred on September 13th, 2014 at approximately 4:16 p.m. on Sparta Line about 500 metres west of Fairview Road, Central Elgin. full story
$5.5M to Restore Recreational Fisheries Habitat
click here to view details!  Member of Parliament Joe Preston, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide up to $34,515 to the to conserve fish habitat through the Catfish Creek Fisheries Enhancement. full story
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Port Stanley Artists and Sailors Team Up
click here to view details!  The Port Stanley Sailing Squadron, in conjunction with regional artists and The Art Emporium Port Stanley, created an art installation in the park east of the King George lift bridge, showcasing the culture and diversity of Elgin County. full story
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 Arts and Entertainment
Garbage
click here to view details!  "What's in that bag," asks Mrs. Pops.
"What do you think?"
"Dog poop?"
"Bingo! Taking it to the garbage. Backyard is a minefield." full story
Artastic Elgin Celebrates Local Arts and Culture
click here to view details!  Elgin County is pleased to announce that Artastic Elgin will return for a second installment on September 27 and 28, 2014. full story
Playwrights Festival
click here to view details!  The Port Stanley Festival Theatre is pleased to be holding its third annual Playwright's Festival on Friday September 26th, 2014 with a public reading of Feathers, a new comedy about the "high stakes" sport of competitive bird watching by Artistic Director Simon Joynes. full story
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 Letters
Re Garbage Cans
click here to view details!  As far as the excuse from Central Elgin regarding the lack of garbage cans in the village, I just have to shake my head in amazement. Who is the person the person making these idiotic decisions? Because whoever it is needs to stop. They're making a laughing stock of the village. full story
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