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PORT STANLEY'S HOFHUIS PARK RECOGNIZES HOFHUIS FAMILY
6/24/2017 2:46:31 PM
Sylvia and Dr. John Hofhuis have made many lasting contributions to Port Stanley and Elgin County. On Saturday (June 24), there was a celebration for the dedication of Hofhuis Park in Port Stanley. The beautiful park is located beside the Port Stanley peer, just off of Main Beach.

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A VEHICLE ALLEGEDLY DROVE OVER A CLIFF INTO LAKE ERIE OPP SAYS
6/24/2017 12:12:59 PM
A suspicious vehicle was being monitored by the OPP in Elgin County yesterday evening after its driver threw something out of it. Once the item that was thrown from the vehicle was recovered and while patrolling its last known route, an officer was contacted by a civilian.

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LOCAL FOOD PRODUCERS SELECTED IN METRO LOCAL PURCHASING PROGRAM
6/22/2017 5:14:41 PM
Three local businesses have been selected to be featured in Metro grocery stores in Southwestern Ontario this summer.

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ST. THOMAS 'STICKS IT' TO THE COUNTY
6/22/2017 4:56:30 PM
St. Thomas was the winner of this year's 9th annual Warden's Charity Golf Tournament Putting Challenge on Thursday (June 22). The putting challenge is part of the annual Warden's Charity Golf Tournament in support of the United Way that was held at St. Thomas Golf and Country Club.

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GATEWAY ROUNDABOUT TO OPEN FRIDAY
6/22/2017 4:46:15 PM
The new Gateway Roundabout at the west end of Talbot Street will be open Friday (June 23)! The first multi-lane roundabout in the city will be open later on in the day Friday (June 23). The project is opening on time and will provide a safer and unique gateway into the city.

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OPP SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING MISSING PERSON
6/22/2017 3:18:54 PM
Elgin County OPP are asking for the public's help in locating 56 year old Steven Brett of Elgin County. Brett from Belmont was last seen in Woodstock on Monday night (June 19) around 7:30 p.m. Brett is described as 6'2", 240 lbs with a heavy build.

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NUMEROUS CHARGES LAID AFTER AIRCRAFT ENFORCEMENT BY ELGIN OPP
6/22/2017 2:43:10 PM
A "Raven" in the sky proved to be a big help for the Elgin County OPP on Tuesday. This particular "Raven", happens to be the name of the OPP's Aircraft Enforcement plane - a Cessna 206. Between 9:30am and 4:00pm, a traffic safety blitz was conducted using "Raven".

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STEAM CENTRE BLOCK PARTY THIS FRIDAY
6/21/2017 5:51:42 PM
The STEAM Centre in St. Thomas is having a summer barbecue block party on Friday (June 23). The free event is to celebrate the kick off of summer and to celebrate the new courthouse designation. There will be a barbecue from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m, or while supplies last.

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WILDFLOWERS FARM HOSTING SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL
6/21/2017 5:39:02 PM
Wildflowers Farm in St. Thomas is having their 5th annual Summer Solstice Festival on Sunday (June 25). The festival celebrates the changing of the seasons as well as local artisans and businesses. There will be a marketplace featuring local business vendors and artisans.

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THOMAS THE TANK PREPARES FOR RETURN TO THE RAILWAY CITY
6/21/2017 4:21:34 PM
For the 13th straight year, Thomas the Tank will be coming to St. Thomas. The Day Out with Thomas Friendship Tour will be making a stop at Memorial Arena next month for two weekends.

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LCBO PREPARING FOR POSSIBLE LABOUR DISRUPTION
6/21/2017 4:18:45 PM
The LCBO is advising people to shop well in advance of any Canada Day celebrations. Due to a possible legal strike position at midnight on Monday, June 26th - during one of their busiest times of the year - the LCBO expects an increase in customer traffic in stores this week.

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MISSING PERSON LOCATED - KELLY SCOTT
6/21/2017 10:53:26 AM
St. Thomas Police say they have located Kelly Scott. Police had said that Scott made a short stop at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute where she spoke with a friend, then left the school. Scott was located in safe in London. St.

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ENVIRONMENT CANADA: COOLER, WETTER WEATHER FOR FIRST PART OF SUMMER
6/20/2017 5:52:39 PM
For those of you baking in the sun, dreading the official start to summer on Wednesday, myFM has some good news. For those of you waiting for these rain clouds to go away so you can hit the beach, not so much.

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FORMER POLICE HQ TO BE ON THE MARKET TILL END OF SUMMER
6/20/2017 5:44:43 PM
The future of the old St. Thomas Police station is still on hold. At Monday evening's (June 19) city council meeting, council voted to move forward with putting the building up for lease.

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FUNDING SECURED FOR AED'S TO BE PLACED IN ALL ST. THOMAS SCHOOLS
6/20/2017 5:41:31 PM
Now, all 12 public and catholic elementary and high schools in St. Thomas will have an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) accessible to staff and students this fall. This comes after a meeting last Friday with St.

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BLOOD DONOR CLINIC WEDNESDAY IN ST. THOMAS
6/20/2017 5:38:50 PM
Roll up your sleeves and donate St. Thomas! On Wednesday, Canadian Blood Services is hosting a blood donor clinic at the Timken Centre in St. Thomas from 2:30pm to 7:30pm. CBS says there is a critical need for 60,000 donors before Canada's 150th birthday on July 1st.

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SPORTS: FORMER STAR NAMED HEAD COACH OF MOOSEHEADS
6/20/2017 4:18:17 PM
Jim Midgley has been named the new head coach of the Halifax Mooseheads in the QMJHL. Midgley - a native of Townsend, ON - has a local connection as he played with the St. Thomas Jr. B Stars back in 1994-95.

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MALE HAS LICENCE SUSPENDED AND U-HAUL IMPOUNDED
6/20/2017 12:16:52 PM
Suspecting the driver was impaired, St. Thomas Police stopped a twenty-eight-year-old male driving a U-Haul truck at the corner of Curtis and Hiawatha Street on Sunday (June 18) around 9:30am. The driver refused to take the roadside screening device for alcohol and therefore, was arrested.

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REFERENCE COMMITTEE HEARS ABOUT SUCCESSFUL KITCHENER FIRE PROGRAM
6/20/2017 11:40:45 AM
St. Thomas City Council heard a presentation from the Kitchener Fire Department on "Direct Detect." Direct Detect is a smoke alarm monitoring system that alerts the fire department once the alarm is triggered, without having to call 9-1-1.

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GREAT LAKES WATER LEVELS ON THE RISE
6/19/2017 9:33:29 PM
Water levels are rising in the Great Lakes. The Detroit District of the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says summer water levels on lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie will be at their highest this summer.

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RECREATION CENTRE TO FILL VOID LEFT BY FORMER TEMPORARY COURTHOUSE
6/19/2017 9:23:01 PM
A new recreation centre is coming to St. Thomas in September! The "Rail City Recreation Centre" will be located in the former temporary courthouse at 1 Silver Street. The centre will feature laser tag, indoor sports, an indoor playground, and multiple birthday rooms.

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YUREK PHARMACY LAUNCHING 'SPEAKERS CORNER' FOR CANADA 150
6/19/2017 9:20:13 PM
Remember the classic Canadian TV segment 'Speakers Corner'? Well, Yurek Pharmacy is launching a Speakers Corner in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary. The store is asking people to come into the store and record a short video about what being Canadian means to them.

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VON FUNDRAISER IN MT. BRYDGES THIS WEEKEND
6/19/2017 9:17:34 PM
It's time for the 18th annual VON Great Community Run, Walk and Roll event but this year has a special twist.

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PRIVATE DONATIONS LEAD TO PURCHASE OF AEDS FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS
6/19/2017 2:18:03 PM
Seven of the fifteen schools in St. Thomas will have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in them this fall. This comes after a meeting on Friday with St.

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SPRINGFIELD CELEBRATES FAMILY FUN DAY
6/19/2017 6:47:10 AM
On Saturday, Springfield and Malahide Township celebrated a reunion of friends and neighbours for their 27th Annual Family Fun Day. It was a day of free activities for the entire family, beginning with an Optimist breakfast, games, mini putt golf, inflatable games, O.P.P.

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ST. THOMAS CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
6/19/2017 6:43:27 AM
Some street construction updates in St. Thomas. The bottom layer of the asphalt on Edward street in St. Thomas is complete and is now fully open today (June 19). This will allow work to begin on Burwell Road. During construction, Burwell Road will have reduced lanes.

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GRAND OPENING CELEBRATED FOR NEW ELMDALE HEALTH CENTRE
6/19/2017 6:16:05 AM
Two years ago, Elmdale Public School was torn down and a new vision began. On Saturday, the community celebrated the grand opening of the Elmdale Health Centre at 25 Elm Street in St. Thomas.

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