Enterprise Elgin

The top five finalists in the Enterprise Elgin Business Development Plan Competition — including (from left) Ryan and Krista Harris (Century Chocolates), Garrett Vanderwyst (Kingsmill CNG), Debbie Hope (Dixon’s Feed Service), Rachel Webber (The Stable Grounds) and Jill Bond (Groovy Moon) — competed Dragon’s Den-style on Oct. 20 at the New Sarum Diner.

Cyber warning

The OPP is warning the public of the dangers presented by emails and certain attachments as part of its ongoing Cyber Security Awareness Month campaign.

Airshow generosity

Sandra DiMeo chats with Jim Banman at the conclusion of the Great Lakes International Airshow volunteer and sponsor appreciation dinner, held Oct. 19, at the St. Thomas Municipal Airport. In addition to a signed lithograph of the Snowbirds, the foundation was also presented with a $25,000 donation.

Great Big Crunch

Students from across southwestern Ontario, including those at Locke's Public School in St. Thomas, took part in the Ontario Student Nutrition Program’s annual Great Big Crunch on Oct. 20. The initiative is designed to get children eating more fruits and vegtables.

Safety first

On Oct. 18, Union Gas supported the safety awareness programs of the St. Thomas Fire Department through a $1,000 grant towards the purchase of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. David Apfelbeck (centre), utility services manager with Union Gas, presented the donation to chief fire prevention officer Bill Todd (left) and fire prevention officer Brian Leverton.

The pumpkin king

Joel Jarvis kneels between his award-winning 1,626 lb. pumpkin, and one of his dad’s giant squash. The Jarvis family has taken top prize at the Norfolk County Fair for four straight years.

Small business showcase

Former Elgin-Middlesex-London MP Joe Preston, now himself a small business owner, chats with Marna Berry during the Business & Community Showcase, held Oct. 19, at the St. Anne's Centre.

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