Vision of the future

The Elgin County Railway Museum board of directors recently approved the conceptual Site Master Plan for the long-discussed Railway Park.

Stories of mental health

Kristin Legault-Donkers, 18, a St. Thomas resident and King’s University College student, held a launch event in Pinafore Park, Aug. 27, for the four books she wrote about children's mental health.

Grand ribbon cutting

The grand opening of Dowler-Karn Limited’s new lubricants distribution centre on Aug. 26 brought out staff, community supporters, customers, and representatives from all three levels of government. Taking part in the official ribbon cutting ceremony were (from left) Mobile Canada representative Bryan Healey, company CFO Dan Kelly, co-owners David Karn, Barb Molinaro and John Karn, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek, St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson and Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Karen Vecchio.

Elevated Picnic

Laurie and Ryan Kenny snap some selfies during the second annual Elevated Picnic, Aug. 27, held atop the St. Thomas Elevated Park.

Fill The Boot

Members of the Southwold Township Fire Department, including (from left) District Chief Barry Smith, Tim Buchanan, Brian Crouch and Ron Deleewe, took part in the fifth annual Fill The Boot donation campaign, Aug. 27, in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Summertime Santas

During the month of June, members of the Elgin County OPP detachment spent their own money to purchase over $1,000 worth of toys for Violence Against Women Services (VAWS) Elgin County. On Aug. 25, VAWS executive director Liz Brown (right) accepted the donation from Const. Adam Crewdson (left), Insp. Bradley Fishleigh, and Det. Sgt. Andrea Quenneville, who is also a member of the VAWS board.

Soap for HOPE

Volunteers Meghan Wright, Katie Smith and Ally Roszelle wash one of the first cars through the line at the HOPE car wash and barbecue on Aug. 20.

School supplies needed

Staff at the Talbot Teen Centre are hoping the community will donate back to school items for their students in need.

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Scenic Train Ride on the PSTR

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