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GIANT TIGER TO OCCUPY PORTION OF FORMER ZELLERS STORE
8/17/2017 8:29:06 PM
Giant Tiger's new location in the Elgin Mall will take up part of the old Zellers store. The new store will be accessible from the outside of the mall but not the inside. The two sides have been in talks since late winter however the deal was just finalized in the last couple of weeks.

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LAST CHANCE TO PICK UP BIG BALL DROP TICKETS
8/17/2017 8:25:45 PM
It's not too late for you to get your ticket for a chance at winning $2,000 cash! Tickets are still available for Friday's (August 18) Big Ball Drop at Pleasant Valley Golf Course. The event is in support of Brothers Big Sisters St. Thomas Elgin.

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MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE BREAK AND ENTERS
8/17/2017 8:23:55 PM
Police have nailed down a suspect in a string of break and enters. In the last two months, a bar and grill in the North end of the city has been broken into multiple times. Police concluded the suspect forced open a point of entry and repeatedly stole food and alcohol from inside.

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AYLMER SWEET CORNFEST THIS WEEKEND
8/17/2017 8:22:05 PM
Head to downtown Aylmer this Saturday (August 19) for their 'Sweet Cornfest!' It's a free family-fun day, with wagon rides, bouncy activities, a barbecue, games, snow cones, as well as sidewalk sales throughout the downtown core.

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POLICE STILL ATTEMPTING TO IDENTIFY SUSPECT
8/17/2017 11:44:56 AM
St. Thomas Police are still attempting to identify a break and enter suspect. On May 22nd around 3:30am, police responded to a break and enter to a business at the corner of Wellington St. and First Ave. Some money was stolen from the business.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IN EFFECT
8/17/2017 11:00:24 AM
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for St. Thomas and Elgin County. The front moving into the area does have the potential to produce strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. Flash flooding and water pooling on roads is possible from the rainfall.

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CONSTRUCTION ON NEW RECREATION COMPLEX WELL UNDER WAY
8/17/2017 8:27:57 AM
It's just over a year before the anticipated completion of the new Recreation complex in the north end of St. Thomas. Construction has been ongoing since early this summer on the site located along Burwell road from Silver Street, north to Dennis Road to the edge of Masco property.

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POPULAR TRAIL CLOSED FOR PAVING
8/17/2017 8:25:01 AM
The Angus McKenzie trail is closed for the next couple of weeks. The path that leads from Lake Margaret Trail to Sauve Avenue (Doug Tarry Sports Complex) will be closed for the next two weeks for paving.

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NO CONFIRMED CASES OF WEST NILE IN ELGIN COUNTY
8/16/2017 5:02:20 PM
West Nile positive mosquitoes close to the region has the Elgin - St. Thomas Public Health Unit reminding you to take the necessary steps to protect yourself from the virus. Mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus Middlesex - London in recent weeks.

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SCOR SHINES THE SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL FOOD
8/16/2017 4:52:21 PM
Food takes the spotlight. South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation, or SCOR EDC for short, is looking to recognize local cooks, businesses, and programs that tailor to those with a culinary flare.

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OPP TO HOST FAMILY FUN DAY ON THE LONG WEEKEND
8/16/2017 4:47:41 PM
This year's annual OPP Family Fun Day is going to be bigger and better than ever. The free event takes place at the Elgin County OPP Detachment on September 4th from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. The event is an opportunity to get to know and learn more about the police in a social setting.

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CANADIAN SWISS DREAM CIRCUS SET TO DAZZLE AT THE BIG TOP
8/16/2017 8:55:44 AM
The Circus is coming to town! The Canadian Swiss Dream Circus begins it's residency at the Railway City Big Top with two performances on Friday night (August 18th). The circus is performing 11 shows over 10 days.

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IRON HORSE FESTIVAL BEGINS THURSDAY
8/15/2017 5:29:24 PM
The Iron Horse Festival begins Thursday ( August 17)! The annual festival located on the Railway Park at the Elgin County Railway Museum lands celebrates St. Thomas' railway history. There will be a midway, food and drink vendors and live entertainment featuring rock and roll tribute acts.

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CELEBRATE LOCAL FOOD & DRINKS WITH FRESH FEST
8/15/2017 5:26:43 PM
The arrival of the Iron Horse Festival also means the return of Fresh Fest. The event celebrates local farmers and the food they grow. Local chefs, breweries and wineries will be on site to create the ultimate tasting experience.

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OPP OFFER TIPS ON PROTECTING YOUR SUMMER COTTAGES
8/15/2017 5:22:57 PM
Summer is coming to an end quicker than many want to admit, leaving a limited window for cottage fun. Police are reminding those with cottages that break and enters are a real possibility while the property is left empty.

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SIU CLOSES INVESTIGATION INTO CASE WHERE VEHICLE PLUNGED INTO LAKE ERIE
8/15/2017 3:59:45 PM
The Special Investigation's Unit (SIU) has finished their investigation into the June incident (June 23) where a vehicle went off a cliff into Lake Erie, claiming the life of the driver.

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SCHOOL BUS SAFETY DAY SATURDAY
8/14/2017 5:28:53 PM
The annual School Bus Safety Day takes place this Saturday (August 19) in St. Thomas. The 30 minute drop-in program takes place from 9am - 11am at St. Joseph's Catholic High School. No registration is required.

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POLICE WARN OF INTERNET SCAM
8/14/2017 5:26:23 PM
A St. Thomas resident has once again fallen victim to an internet scam. St. Thomas Police say that they are investigating an incident where a victim paid a large amount of money to a company for a service that turned out to be fraudulent.

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TWO TORNADOS IN SW ONTARIO LAST WEEK
8/14/2017 5:24:32 PM
If this past Friday (August 11) has taught us anything, it's that tornado's are a real possibility in Southwestern Ontario. Two confirmed Tornados touched down in Hawkesville and Leamington.

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COALITION DETERMINES ECONOMIC IMPACT OF BILL 148
8/14/2017 5:19:26 PM
A minimum wage increase could mean you will be spending $1,300 more on average per year. That's one of the findings from the 'Keeping Ontario Working Coalition's' economic impact on Bill 148.

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WOMAN CAUGHT GOING 115KM/HR OVER SPEED LIMIT
8/14/2017 4:06:26 PM
A 22-year-old Belmont woman has been charged after being caught going 115km/hr over the posted speed limit in London. Middlesex OPP say that around 12:30pm Monday (August 14th), a car was caught going 175km/hr in a 60km/hr zone on Manning Drive.

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ST. THOMAS TEEN WINS LIBRO STUDENT AWARD
8/13/2017 3:58:06 PM
A local St. Thomas student is the recipient of the Libro Credit Union Student Award. Grade 12 student Rosaline Scully was awarded $2,000 towards her schooling. Scully is attending Western University next month to study Environmental Science.

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JASON BLAINE SET TO ROCK DUTTON
8/13/2017 3:56:16 PM
Canadian country music artist Jason Blaine is coming to Dutton! Blaine's headlining concert with Scotty James will cap off the 'Ontario 150 in Dutton Dunwich' activities on August 26th. The concert is being held at the main baseball diamond on Scottland Street at 8 p.m.

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TOMCATS HEADED TO NATIONALS
8/13/2017 3:49:50 PM
The St. Thomas Tomcats are headed to the Baseball Canada National Championships in Quebec this week! The Tomcats finished 2nd at the Ontario Elimination Junior Championships in Oshawa last week.

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GAYLORD ROAD TO BE CLOSED TUESDAY FOR CONSTRUCTION
8/13/2017 3:46:38 PM
Gaylord Road will be closed Tuesday (August 15) from Edward Street to Michigan Boulevard for construction. The closure will allow crews to install an underground sewer north of the CN railroad tracks. The road is scheduled to reopen Tuesday evening.

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