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Issues Looming on the Horizon
click here to view details!  At first blush there seems to be no real issues in this local municipal election; hence the complacency towards it. But make no mistake, there are some very real, serious and expensive issues looming on the horizon to be handled by the incoming Council. Who you elect is going to matter very much. full story
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Council Cannot Change Dexter Line Speed Limit
click here to view details!  Though sympathetic to residents concerns and in agreement that the speed limit on Dexter Line between East Road and the bottom of the ravine to the east, Dexter Line is a county road and Central Elgin Council cannot change the speed limit on it. Mayor Walters said the county has its own criteria for determining speed limits, but at their July 21, 2014 council meeting Councillor Sally Martyn asked Central Elgin to support a speed limit reduction here. full story
Fail to Remain Collision
click here to view details!  Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a fail to remain collision which occurred around 2:57 a.m. July 20, 2014 on Imperial Road and Sparta Line in the Township of Malahide. A 2004 Grey Ford pick-up truck was traveling south on Imperial road when it crossed over into the North bound lane and then left the roadway striking a hydro pole in the east ditch. full story
FPT Ag Ministers Focus on Emerging Opportunities
click here to view details!  Canada's federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture concluded their annual meeting after focused discussions on creating opportunities for a dynamic agriculture and agri-food sector in Canada. Ministers continue to plan for long-term success, while taking necessary actions to further strengthen the sector, which contributed $106.9 billion to Canada's GDP in 2013. full story
2014 Bottle Drive
click here to view details!  The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital's HR and Occupational Health Departments "worked for their Hospital" and raised $1530.30 through the Bottle Drive held on July 9th, 2014. full story
Anglers Fined for Over Limits of Yellow Perch
click here to view details!  July 16, 2014: Two Chatham-Kent anglers have been fined a total of $1,500 for catching too many yellow perch. full story
Violations Net $40,000 Fine and Court Order
click here to view details!  A Lake Erie commercial fishing boat captain has been fined a total of $40,000 for commercial fishing violations, and ordered to install MNR monitored GPS units in all fishing vessels he actually uses for the next three years. full story
New System to Document Canadian Honey Bee Health
click here to view details!  Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $1 million to the Beekeepers Commission of Alberta to initiate a four-year-nation-wide surveillance project to document the health profile of honey bee colonies in Canada. full story
1st Installment of Federal Gas Tax Fund Released
click here to view details!  Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston announced today that the first installment of the federal Gas Tax Fund for 2014 is being made available to support local infrastructure priorities.  full story
Suspicious Death Investigation
click here to view details!  Update: Charges Laid and Victims Identified: Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under the direction of OPP Acting Detective Inspector Heidi Stewart from the Criminal Investigation Branch, continues to investigate the suspicious deaths of two adults.  full story
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 Port Stanley BIA
The Restaurants of Port Stanley
click here to view details!  With 21 restaurants plus the deli counter at the local grocery store, Port Stanley offers some of the very best dining in this area of the country. The setting choices include fast food style at the beach; beachside, court yard and verandah patios; traditional diners; coffee house style and casual fine dining. Whatever your preference, you will find something to tempt your palate! full story
Pepper Tree Spice Co
click here to view details!  Spend a few minutes inside one of Port Stanley's most interesting shops, the Pepper Tree Spice Co., and the aroma will make you hungry even if you've just eaten lunch. full story
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 Arts and Entertainment
A Load of Carp
click here to view details!  "Since when did they make Diane Finley in charge of crap?" says Mrs. Pops.
"Who is Diane Finley?"  full story
Bingo Ladies
click here to view details!  Bingo Ladies is the most delightful farce I've seen in decades. You'll be singing along to lyrics you don't even know, and fall in love with the most crotchety old woman to hit the stage in two centuries. full story
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 Letters
Qualifications for Mayor
click here to view details!  To my knowledge there is no list for qualifications for mayor, just a list of requirements to qualify. So that leaves us with the question: what would you like a person running for mayor to be? full story
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