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Volunteer Marlene Colledge shows off the Karn family collection.

After a lifetime of collecting, and creating a structure to house it all, petroliana (oil and gas products) dating back more than 60 years is on display in St. Thomas. The Karn family collection is located in the blue building beside Dowler-Karn on Highway 3 as you’re leaving St. Thomas and is open to the public any Wednesday from 10am-4pm. Marlene Colledge, resident volunteer, says Joyce and Jack Karn used to pick up these items whenever they travelled. Marlene worked for the Karns for 17 years before retiring and coming back to volunteer to show the collection to guests. Items on display include gas pumps, signs, oil cans, collectible trains, a Model T Ford from 1919 that was used in the movie Amelia and a truck from the 1950s used in the movie Hairspray. Among the many rare finds, hides a few artifacts from Canada’s first gas and oil station McColl-Frontenac — better known as Red InSee ANTIQUES/page 2

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Getting into her seventh year as a team member for Relay For Life, Debbie Shannon knows what the event means for the community, and what it means to her. Seven years ago Debbie’s aunt Laura was ill and no one could tell her what it was. That illness ended up Debbie Shannon being ovarian cancer. It took her life. So Debbie decided to light a luminaria for her aunt and walk for her during the Relay For Life event. That’s when Debbie’s scrapbooking friends decided to form a team, and so the Pink Scrappers were born. Debbie says they’re a group of survivors. This year, Pam Hedden will be the group’s captain, and Debbie will be co-captain. The 16-member group isn’t without their share of trials. As Debbie explains, last year one member of their group beat breast cancer. Another member beat ovarian cancer when she was younger. “We have a

very strong group and we’re all walking.” To correspond with this year’s theme of ’13,’ the group will be known as the 13 Pink Scrappers. Last year the group dressed up in pink sashes and belts. Each member personally fundraises and the group meets once a month to brainstorm ideas to help with their personal and group fundraising goals. “We try to stay out of what everyone else does,” Debbie says. “It’s why we have a yard sale in the spring and a crop. They’re both fun ideas.” The crop is a daylong scrapbooking event, which will this year be held at the Royal Canadian Legion on John Street in St. Thomas on April 20th from 9am - 9pm. Door prizes, food and a few vendor booths are part of the fun. Last year’s crop that had 30 people in attendance raised $1,600 for the group. “St. Thomas was so supportive of our crop last year. They gave us door prizes beyond what we even imagined.” Anyone interested in attending the event can contact Debbie at 519-207-1184.

AVSS Grade 10 student Dylan Saunders displays the five entries in this year’s Chili Cookoff.

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During the actual Relay For Life event, where people walk or run for 12 straight hours, Debbie says someone from their group can always be found on the track. Last year her team raised almost $4,000 in total. “You would think we wouldn’t be as excited as we get. Really, everyone gets pumped. Even last year, with all of the rain that went on, it was ridiculous. We were all looking out trying to figure out what rain gear we would wear


Students at Arthur Voaden Secondary School (AVSS) gathered for the annual Chili Cookoff. A number of classes participated in the event held on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Winners of the event included Mrs. Deven’s class (healthiest chili), Mr. Bailey and Mr. Flynn’s classes (spiciest chili) and Mrs. Dore’s class (best overall chili). This is the third year in a row her class has won this to walk in and I had umbrel- honour. Chilis were prepared in advance las ready for everyone.” Debbie suggests that if of the cook-off by each of the five you want to start, but don’t developmental classes and served know where, come purchase at $5/person. Two chilis included a luminaria and walk for your turkey, one was vegetarian. Other ingredients were top secret. Chef loved one. Relay For Life will be held Flynn, who runs the food services this year at St. Joseph’s program at AVSS, took one class unCatholic High School in St. der his wing. Grade 10 student Dylan SaunThomas from 7pm to 7am. To register a team visit www. ders, who helped make two of the chilis, says it didn’t take long. He will Last year’s event generat- participate in this event again next ed $51 million nationwide. year, whether his chilis win or lose.

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Increased calls in January, and $102,421 in drugs seized is a good start for Crimestoppers in 2013. The group has also helped recover close to $1,600 in property. To help generate money used to pay tipsters who call in, the group is holding its annual Rain Barrel and Golf

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early bird price is mid-April. Anyone wishing to sponsor or register for this event can contact Cst. White at 519-631-1224 ext. 153 or In early March, Crimestoppers took possession of a 10882 Sunset Rd. Just N. of Talbotville new vehicle donated by com519.633.0527 munity Partner Elgin Chrysler. The previous vehicle was returned to Disbrowe. Cst. White says Jamie McBain at McBain Signs was responsible for bringing Captain TURKEY NUGGETS Crimestopper into this cen1lb Turkey Fillets ¼ cup finely grated tury by designing an iPhone OR boneless cheddar cheese for him, instead of his old flip Turkey Breast 1tsp thyme phone. The car was detailed ½ cup fine bread 1/2tsp salt by Smurf’s Truck and Auto decrumbs 1/4 tsp pepper tailing. ¼ cup Parmesan ¼ cup butter OR

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Elgin Chrysler’s Jeff Lauzon, left, along with Cst. Heather White, Paul McClenaghan and Kurtis Rule show off the new 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan donated to Crimestoppers. Elgin Chrysler, a community partner with the program, donated the vehicle and McBain Signs donated the decals. This vehicle marks the upgrade of Captain Crimestopper, who has moved into the 21st century and now carries an iPhone.

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dian. There’s also Enarco, White Rose, Supertest, Redhead, Fina, Red Star, Shell, BP, Imperial and Esso products on display. “They just started collecting and it grew from there,” Marlene says. “When he [Jack] was young and they

were travelling, he’d see a garage that closed down and say ‘I need to find out who has that.’ So he’d go back and buy the gas pumps and store them.” Jack passed away in 2006. Everything on display, Marlene says, is known as petroliana because it’s all to do with gas and oil. The building was built 10 years ago by Jack and Joyce’s three children —

David, Johnny and Barb. Visitors have come from as far away as California, Washington and Vancouver to view what she says Bill Walters once called Elgin’s best kept secret. “It’s a shame that this collection isn’t well known.” Some of the gas pumps boast prices as low as 18 cents/gallon. Any groups looking to tour the facility should book in advance.

To Your Health

Can acupuncture help me manage my stress? What problems can stress cause?

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Once the body is under stress, it stimulates our ‘fight or flight’ mode. This response stimulates the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and ‘turns off’ the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). This should be time limited, meaning once the threat or stressor is removed, the nervous system and the body should begin to normalize. However, if we are under chronic stress over long periods of time due to stressors from work, family, dealing with a death of a loved one or financial worries, the nervous system goes on autopilot and into what I call ‘sympathetic overdrive’. At this state, we are not able to normalize our nervous system ourselves. The body stays in a state of a fight or flight response (sympathetic overdrive), even after the threat or stressor has been removed. This can cause a whole lot of symptoms such as headaches, jaw clenching, insomnia, breathing problems, depression/anxiety, digestive disorders, high blood pressure and excessive sweating.

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Acupuncture is wonderful for balancing and normalizing the nervous system. There are points on the body that can calm the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). It is a very relaxing, comfortable form of treatment that can improve your sleep, decrease your pain and improve your mood. Acupuncture, in addition to a healthy diet and regular exercise program, is an excellent way to manage stress and live a happier and more balanced life! Dr. Sandra Lee has been studying and practicing acupunture in Canada, the United States and China for over 18 years. She holds certifications with the Acupuncture Foundations of Canada Institute and with China Shanghai International Acupuncture Training Centre. For further inquiries regarding Dr. Sandra Lee’s professional healthcare services.



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No designation sought for church A sale in the works for Grace United Church in St. Thomas could have been in jeopardy, if council had not voted Monday night to nix the possible heritage designation. With the building currently listed as for sale, council felt the timing wasn’t right for the designation. Ald. Gord Campbell says the building would have required $300,000-$500,000 worth of repairs — a cost parishioners could not afford. David Johann, Trustee’s Chair for the church board says the current prospective buyer would back out if a heritage designation was imposed on the building. He’s glad council has decided not to proceed with the heritage designation. “We’re pleased with it. It’s the decision we wanted. As was mentioned in the council chamber, we have to sell the church, we really financially have no alternatives, and it would have put us in a very difficult position if the church became very hard to sell because of the heritage designation. And it would, because the current buyer’s, well, he wouldn’t buy it with that designation pending. So we would have been in a very awkward spot and we’re very pleased to be out of that spot.” Council voted unanimously against the designation.

Correction In the February 21st edition of The Weekly News, in the Elgin County Council briefs, the last sentence in the first brief refers to Irma Pedersen and Elgin St. Thomas Public Health. It should have read St. Thomas Elgin Ontario Works. The Weekly News regrets the error.

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Local talent on display Musicians and entertainers of all ages gathered at Cy’s Bowling Lanes and Lounge in Aylmer for the first ever Open Mike Night on Friday, March 1, 2013. The brainchild of Manager Chris Richer, the event pulled in almost 10 acts. The idea for an open mike night came from one of Chris’s Sarnia friends. “He would always jam here on a quiet night,” Chris says. “Four years ago he put on a show here and it was great. Years later he kept coming back, so I thought it would be good fun to do something like this for people.” He adds that everyone has some talent to show. Open Mike nights will be held the first Friday of every month at Cy’s. The next one is slated to run


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Friday, April 5. Anyone interested in getting on the schedule can call Chris at 519-773-8072. Spaces are limited. All levels of experience is in music and entertainment are welcome, but he asks that there not be any karaoke. Performers don’t have be over 19 he says, but anyone looking for alcohol will be carded. “Come out and enjoy some fresh, new talent at the home of Ontario’s best wings.”

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Brothers Joseph and Josh Gaudette were the first act during Cy’s Bowling Lanes and Lounge new Open Mike Night in Aylmer. The grade 11 and 13 East Elgin Secondary School students showed off their talents with an acoustic set featuring songs by Our Lady Peace, Radiohead and Weezer.

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If you’re looking for something to do with your children on the weekend, why not try the Springwater Maple Syrup festival. The festival runs on weekends throughout the month of March from 10-3pm and is open all week during March break. The children’s festival will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013 and will include birdhouse building, face painting, demonstrations and wagon rides. The festival is run by the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority at the Springwater Conservation Area on Springwater Road.

Father and son Shaun and Conor Meehan, of St. Thomas, examine the kettles used by pioneers to make maple syrup during the kick-off of the Springwater Maple Syrup festival on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Once the syrup is tapped from Maple trees, it’s brought to a boil in one of three large cast iron kettles. By the time it’s in the third kettle, it’s maple syrup.

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Cognitive Dysfunction (Pet Dementia)

As our pets get older, they become susceptible to the effects the aging process has on both the body and the mind. Just like people, dogs can develop behaviour problems related to dementia. In fact, most dogs will have some form of cognitive dysfunction by the time they are 16 years old. Signs can be subtle and owners may just brush them off as “getting older”. What you, as an owner, should know is that most of these changes can be treated and quality of life can be improved for both pet and person.

Signs to watch for include • Forgetting tricks/behaviours learned • House soiling accidents • Pets “zoning out” / delayed responses • Changes in sleeping habits • Personality changes including confusion, restlessness, and aggression Diagnosing Cognitive Dysfunction can be difficult, as there is no specific test for it. The diagnosis is usu-

ally based on behaviour changes and absence of other medical issues. Treatments can involve medications, changes to the pet’s environment, and in some cases, a change in diet. Unfortunately, there are no screening tests available to predict which pets will be affected. As well, there are no proven preventative measures we can take. All I can recommend to my clients is to keep your pet healthy, feed a high quality diet, and give you dog lots of exercise and mental stimulation. Regular visits to your veterinarian and discussing any behaviour changes is the best way to catch problems early. We may not be able to stop the effects of aging on the brain, but we can treat symptoms and maximize your furry family member’s quality of life.

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Amish author was born in Aylmer American author Jerry Eicher, born in the Aylmer Amish community, has just published his 20th book – most of them being non-fiction stories about the Amish. ‘Katie Opens Her Heart,’ was released in February by Harvest House Publishers. Eicher was raised here but left when he was eight when his family joined his grandfather Peter Stoll and others and moved to Central America to begin an Amish community there. He still has relatives here and returns occasionally for special occasions – he lives in Farmville, Virginia. He left the Amish after being married for a few years and joined a Mennonite church. Some of his books – including ‘My Amish Childhood’ about growing up in Aylmer – can be found in the Aylmer library. APAC series for 2013-4 Tom Starks, Chairman of the Aylmer Performing Arts Council, announced the upcoming season of shows last week (Tickets do not go on sale until April): PATRICIA  O’CALLAGHAN on September 7th, 2013 (Reviewed in Billboard as  “the most promising cabaret performer of her generation”); JOHN  MCDERMOTT on October 4th, 2013 (Scottish-Canadian tenor best known for his rendering of the song “Danny Boy”); CUFF THE DUKE on November 16th, 2013 (This Canadian band has played with Blue Rodeo); SARAH  SLEAN  on December 7th, 2013 (Multiple Juno & Gemininominated singer and songwriter); CARLOS  DEL  JUNCO  on January 18th, 2014 (From 1997-2011 he was the Harmonica Player of the year.);JENNIFER  THORPE  on March 1st, 2014 (Vocalist, composer and producer); and JEREMY  FISHER  on April 12th, 2014 (Two-time Juno Award nominee, Canadian singer -songwriter.).  Aylmer finance committee (Information supplied by Bill Murch) The Council Finance Committee held a budget meeting on February 25. Here are highlights: The focus of the meeting was primarily on grant requests. The majority of the requests were accepted and will be referred to Council for approval in the 2013 budget. Of note was the committee’s endorsement of the East Elgin Community Assistance Program’s (Corner Cupboard) first time request for $2,000 to pay their rent in order to not to take this money away from the buying of food.

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Terry Carroll

On the sixth day

Last Saturday, I didn’t feel like doing much, so at 7:15 a.m., I tried a little fiction writing. This manuscript should be called Novelus Interruptus. I had done no work to advance the story from March 24, 2012 to January 27, 2013, and it’s been sporadic since then. On Saturday, I had started keyboarding when the words AND HIS HEART RATE came out like that, all caps. Fumble fingers on the Caps Lock key, I figured. No amount of playing with the Caps Lock key made any difference. So I tried turning the keyboard upside down and repeatedly tapping the edges on the desk, plus intermittently blowing. An astonishing array of dust, hair, crumbs and eye lashes tumbled out, but their removal did not change the all-caps setting. By 9 a.m., I had unscrewed the keyboard twice, accompanied by more tapping and blowing, all to no avail. I was beginning to think that Pako Savadogo had hijacked my computer, after I had failed to respond to: “I am Mr.Paco

Savadogo. Staff of Africa Development Bank (A.D.B) Burkina Faso, in West Africa. I would like you to indicate your interest to receive the transfer of (USD$5.3 Million Dollars). . .” I said to myself, “What the heck? You’re running Microsoft OS. Do a restart, and see what happens.” I could have a bright future in computer consulting. The locked all-caps function unlocked. But the writing time was lost, and I needed to move on to oven repair. The culprit proved to be a shorted wire, not the element itself, and by noon, the oven worked. A promising future in computer consulting and appliance repair awaits. That afternoon, I went to the office, but my heart wasn’t in it, and I was home by 4:15 to discover my lovely wife Nancy in the downstairs bathroom kneeling over a toilet that wouldn’t stop running. Suffice it to say that I have a dazzling future in knowing what plumbers to call. And, as the Good Book recommends, on the seventh day, I rested.

Purses and pies Bidders at the Pies and Purses Auction at St. John’s Anglican Church on Saturday, March 2, 2013 included, from left: Sandra Silverthorn, Heather Tales, volunteer Marianne F. showing off one of two Coach purses up for bid, Deb Karcz and Glenda Hayward. More than 70 purses and 35 pies went up on the auction block.

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At what cost

There has been a lot of talk about Australian billionaire Clive Palmer building a working replica of the Titanic. The boat is set to launch in 2016 and will be almost an original duplicate, merely more modernized with access to high speed internet. The Titanic II will still boast three floors of accommodations for rich, almost rich and those wishing to ride in steerage. Would you catch me on it? Depends on how many life rafts it has. In other news. . . I would like to take a moment to touch on a subject that may not be suitable for the males reading this column, so men, if you keep reading, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Recently, I was at the doctor doing something most men and women of a certain age go through annually — the physical exam. An important part of this examination for women is the Papanicolaou

What Happened: Australian billionaire real estate and mining tycoon Clive Palmer is set to build an exact replica of the Titanic. It’s set to launch in 2016, and more than 40,000 applications have already be submitted to be part of the maiden voyage. Would you want to be a passenger? St.Thomas/Elgin A Community Newspaper, published by Metroland Media. 15 St. Catharine St., (Lower) St. Thomas, N5P 2V7

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test. While I was there, the doctor informed me the government has begun the process of cutting down the number of paps required by women — from one a year to one every three years. Wait. What? Until recently the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) covered the cost of the annual exam. Now, more than one exam every three years will cost us. The price might be low, but that’s not the point. This test is not something women do for fun. It’s a necessary test that can lead to the prevention of cervical cancer. The move is set to save the government $1.5 million this year, and $6.1 million next year. If the provincial government needs help trimming their budget, I’m sure I could come up with a few places to cut — none of which include healthcare. Only women who have abnormal pap results or whose doctors have ordered the exam won’t be charged extra. Yes, cervical cancer takes years to develop, but if we only test every three years, won’t that increase the rates of cancer?

Loss felt around community Every once in a while, my wife Chris and I head north to Ilderton where we sometimes sample a pint or two and maybe some comfort food. We love the ambience of the high hammered tin ceilings and the wainscoting. It’s a trip back a hundred years and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We were mildly surprised a little while back to see the guy who photographed our wedding walk through the door. He approached us as if we had seen one another just yesterday instead of twenty years ago. Jim Hockings was still tall and thin, with blond hair that was quickly disappearing. His smile was still warm and that eclectic personality of his sat down between the two of us for some reminiscence, forgetting to inform us that he was fighting advanced cancer. Jim was a major figure in Lon-

don’s cultural scene and had chronicled much of the city’s theatrical history, and he moved his Off Broadway Photography business to Ilderton once the digital era began and anybody could call himself a photographer. This might be true, but they were not Jim Hockings. Two of his pieces of photo art are on the wall of our front room. Jim was always after me to write a one-man play for him on one of his heroes, Carl Sandberg. I didn’t realize that he had the skills to write his own because he changed careers and became a selfpublished novelist. I never met his wife Karen, but he was always a private person, one who would rather observe than speak. When I heard he had died last week, I thought of what a great loss the arts community had sustained. I googled him to discover that he had a baccalaureate from Luther College in Decatur, Iowa and a diploma in Creative Writing from Humber College in Toronto.

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“Great, another wasteful use of resources for no practical purpose. No, I don’t support that.” The Weekly News welcomes letters to the editor.

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London, Participation

2013 St. Thomas Rotary Music Festival Monday, February 25 SALVATION ARMY Piano Class: 290


Tyler Tran, London, 86, Elizabeth van’t Voort, Iona Station, 82

Mandy Carter, 86

Class: 293

Class: 093

Marina Silic, 82 Class: 091

Vanessa Berati, London, 86, Tyler Tran, London, 83

Lucy Morgan, Port Stanley, 90

Class: 294

Class: 094

Elizabeth van’t Voort, Iona Station, Tyler Tran, London, 84 Class: 295

Niki Wright, London, 85 Class: 297

Alex Friesen, Aylmer, 90, Janey Lao, London, 85 Class: 298

Alex Friesen, Aylmer, 88, Janey Lao, London, 85, Meredith Fisher, 80 Class: 299

Rachel Ginther, 88, Lucy Morgan, Port Stanley, 87, Kendra Butler, 85, Mandy Carter, 84, Jessica Brindley, 82. Class: 095

Lucy Morgan, Port Stanley, 92, Mandy Carter, 84 Class: 097

Kaitlynn Toogood, 84 Class: 099

Scott Langley, 86 Class: 100

Class: 284

Aaron Friesen, Aylmer, 85, Mathew Krzywdzinski, London, 82 Class: 285

Mary-Kate Looby, 84, Aaron Friesen, Aylmer, 82 Class: 286

Martin, Philip and Elizabeth Van’t Voort, Iona Station, 90

Class: 312

Adam Gorski, London, Nicole Levesley, West Lorne, 85, Owen Butler, 80, Elina Mary Lattanzio, 77 Class: 314

Adam Gorski, London, 87, Carys Vyn, 84 Class: 321

Claire Larson, 87, Mary-Kate Looby, 85

Klara Lattanzio, 82

Class: 300

Class: 103

Klara Lattanzio, 84

Julie Beaumaster, 87, Claire Beamish, 82

Class: 301

Class: 104

Caroline Hayhoe, 90

Marina Silic, 82

Class: 305

Class: 106

Claire Monyard, London, Deborah Hayhoe, 87

Holly Wright, 87

Class: 306

Emily Greer, 91, Grace Larson, 89, Courtney Coleman, 84

Deborah Hayhoe, 85 Class: 308

Claire Monyard, London, 86 Class: 309

Class: 108

Class: 110

Sara DeVrieze, 90 Class: 112

Adam Gorski, London, 87, Nicole Levesley, West Lorne, 86, Elina Mary Lattanzio, 85, Owen Butler 81

Sara DeVrieze, 86, Isabelle Paradis, 85, Megan Hepburn, 84

Class: 310

Olivia Summers, 90, Madeline Hodgson, Union, 84

Kevin Alexander, London, 88, Elina Mary Lattanzio, 83, Owen Butler, 81 Class: 315

Class: 114

Class: 050

Rachel Ginther, 88

Kevin Alexander, London, 95

Mary-Kate Looby, 84

Class: 316

Class: 058

Class: 055

Elizabeth MacIver, Julia Friesen, Aylmer, 86

Emily Greer, 83

Class: 317

Julia Telfer, 85

Julia Friesen, Aylmer, 87, Elizabeth MacIver, Katherine Wright, London, 84 Class: 318

Julia Friesen, Aylmer, 88 Class: 319 - Kevin Alexander, London, 87 Class: 320

James Vyn, 86 Choirs Class: 006 - D Dykeman Aylmer Area Community Choir, 86 Orchestras/Bands Class: 461 - D Dykeman Aylmer Area Community Band, 85

Class: 066 Class: 069

Scarlet LeClair, London, 82 FELLOWSHIP CHURCH Orchestras/ Bands Class 458

AVSS, St. Thomas. 85 Woodwinds/Brass Class: 518

Martin van’t Voort, Iona Station 88; Phillip van’t Voort, Iona Station, 88 Class: 525

Elizabeth van’t Voort, Iona Station, 94 Class: 556

Class: 322 Class: 323

Class: 271

Haesoo Kim, London, 86, David Zheng, London, 81 ST. THOMAS CHRISTIAN CHURCH Vocal Class: 116

Maggy Yurek, 87, Julia Telfer, 86, Shai Cook, 84 Class: 126

Mary-Kate Looby, 88 Class: 127

Julie Beaumaster, 87 Class: 129

Shai Cook, 84

Class: 133 Class: 143

Rachel Ginther, 90 Class: 145

Alan Monyard, London, 88, Klara Lattanzio, 83

Mary-Kate Looby, 86

Class: 326

Madeline Hodgson, Union, 84

Class: 327

Ben Lockie, London, Jonathan Renaud, Participation

Class: 151A

Class: 162A

Courtney Lawton, 87 Class: 172

Class: 328

Danielle Coombes & Caraher , 84

Class: 329

Isabelle Paradis and Megan Hepburn 88

Class: 330

Julie Rempel, Aylmer, 88

Jonathan Renaud, Participation Jonathan Renaud, Participation

Class: 173

Class: 176

Jonathan Renaud, Jonathan DeVries, Participation

Rachel Sherret, 88

Class: 331

Rachel Sherret, 90

Dominic Oates, London, Ben Lockie, London, Participation Class: 332

Michael Vyn, Ben Lockie, London, Participation Class: 333

Class: 181

Rachel Sherret, 92 Rachel Sherret, 86 Class: 186

Sarah Muma, 86

Class: 398 Class: 399

Class: 402

Julia Telfer, Lillian Penner, Participation

Malcolm Beckwith, 82

Class: 334

Rachel Sherret, 89

Ben Reffell, 85, Hannah Bosveld, 85, Anne-Marie Rytter, London, 84, Annabel Pardy, 78

Class: 192

Class: 403

Erinn Harrison, Ty Novak, Lillian Penner, Participation Class: 336

Ty Novak, Erinn Harrison, Participation Class: 337

Matthew Woodward,

Class: 407

Mallaidh Pouti, 85, Denys Reid, 81 Class: 408

Class: 235D

Courtney Coleman, 85 Class: 235E

Madeline Hodgson, Union, 90 Thursday, February 28 SALVATION ARMY Piano

Daniel Kawa, London, 90, Katie Brydon, 85, Zoe Meth, Union, 81

Class: 269

Haesoo Kim, London, 85

Class: 324

Klara Lattanzio, 85

J.J. VanBrenk, Lambeth, Ian Kim, London, Olivia Summers, 86

Class: 235C

Class: 185

Class: 268

David Zheng, London, 83

Emily Greer, 87, Courtney Coleman, 83

Class: 325

Class: 239

Emily Rutkevich, London, 92, Eliza Marie Castillo, London, 88, Nicole Krzywdzinski, London, 85

Layenya Burzynski, 84

Kelsey Williams, Union, 82

Class: 289

Isaiah Bergsma, Rodney, 86, Alan Monyard, London, 81 Carter German, 85, Alan Monyard, London, 83

Emily Rutkevich, London, 90

Class: 406

Class: 183

Tuesday, February 26, SALVATION ARMY Piano

Jack Monyard, London, 85, Mathew Krzywdzinski, London, 82

Class: 311

Class: 238

Colautti, 85, Jaime Nemett, 84, Emily Fedorowski 82

Class: 182

Mary-Kate Looby, 84

Nelson Bergsma, Rodney, 90, Kevin Alexander, London, 87, Owen Butler, 84

Class: 237

Emily Rutkevich, London, 92

Class: 405

Anne-Marie Rytter, London, 84, Annabel Pardy, Ben Reffell, 82

Silas Bull , Emily Burton, Lilly Brydon, Sophia Class: 275 Eisele, Heather MeathClass: 240 Victoria Looby, 84 erall, London, Sheina Emily Rutkevich, London, Class: 276 Meatherall, London, 90, Nicole Krzywdzinski, Nicole Krzywdzinski, Celeste MacDonald, Jaime London, 86, Eliza Marie London, 86, Janine Castillo, London, Janine Nemett, Alison Procknow, Noorloos, Iona Station, Cali Russell, Bella Walker Noorloos, Iona Station, 85 85, Brendan Alexander, Participation Class: 241 London, 81 Class: 409 Eliza Marie Castillo, Class: 277 Jaime Nemett, 87, London, 86 Victoria Looby, Seonho Bella Walker, Cali Russell, Class: 242 Jang, London, 85, Janine Janine Noorloos, Iona Sta- Celeste MacDonald, 84, Noorloos, Iona Station, Silas Bull, Lilly Brydon, tion, 88, Tyler Tran, London, 84, Vanessa Tran, Emily Burton, Alsion 87, Sarah Looby, 85 London, 80 Procknow, 83 Class: 243 Class: 278 Class: 410 Elizabeth van’t Voort, Iona William Alexander, London, Evan Adamson, Sophia Station, 88, Tyler Tran, 87, Seonho Jang, London, London, Sarah Looby, 87, Eisele, Emily Fedorowski, 86, Janine Noorloos, Iona Alexander Gadsdon, Emily Grayson, London, 85 Station, 82, Brendan Evelyn Gadsdon, Kyleigh Class: 255 Alexander 80 Johnston, Emily Ketelaars, Marina Silic, 86 Class: 279 Travis Luth, Lindsey ShivJanine Noorloos, Iona Wednesday, ers, Cooper Simmonds, Station, Vanessa Tran, February 27 Participation London, 85 SALVATION ARMY Class: 411 Class: 280 Piano Emily Ketelaars, Alexander Vanessa Tran, London, Class: 340 Gadsdon, Evelyn Gadsdon, Brendan Alexander, Ramona Reid, Katrina Kyleigh Johnston, London, 80 Kaloperopoulos, Participation Class: 281 Participation ST. THOMAS Victoria Looby, 86 Class: 341 CHRISTIAN CHURCH Class: 359 Ramona Reid, Victoria Vocal Victoria Rovers, 80 Monyard, London, Class: 223 Class: 362 Participation Julia Amodeo, 85 Andrew Westerveld, Class: 343 Class: 224 Iona Station, 87 Allison Adamson, Damon Holly Feairs, 82 Class: 366 MacDonald, Erin AdamClass: 225 Allison Wall, 82, son, Participation Cassandra Delong, 87, John Roe, Union, 76 Class: 344 Madyson White, 85, Erin Class: 367 Damon MacDonald, Harder, Aylmer, Holly Allison Wall, 84, John Roe, Participation Feairs, 82, Layenya Union, 78 Class: 355 Burznski 81 Class: 368 Victoria Rovers, 75 Class: 226 Aidan Wasse, London, 87, Class: 396 Daniel Kawa, London, 86, Madyson White, 88 Holly Allison Wall, 86, Suibhne Feairs, 87, Erin Harder, Pouti, 80, John Roe, 78. Katie Brydon, 85, Kelsey Aylmer, 86, Layenya Class: 369 Williams, Union, 84 Burznski 85 Aidan Wasse, London, AlClass: 397 Class: 229A lison Wall, 85, Samantha Kelsey Williams, Union, Janessa Friessen, Neukamm, Aylmer, 81, 86, Daniel Kawa, London, Aylmer, 87 John Roe, Union, 77 Katie Brydon, 85

Class: 287

Class: 557

Martin and Philip van’t Voort, Iona Station, 85

Alex Friesen, Aylmer, 88, Meredith Fisher, 86 Janey Lao, London, 90, Caroline Hayhoe, 88

Nicole Krzywdzinski, London, 87, Aaron Friesen, Aylmer, 86


Class: 188 Class: 191

Sarah Muma, 83 Class: 213

Cathy Maccarone, 85 Class: 222

Cassandra Delong, 90, Courtney Lawton, 87

Colleen Black, Anne-Marie Rytter, London, Ben Reffell, 87, Denys Reid, 86, Annabel Pardy, 84, Dexter Luth 83 Class: 404

Ben Reffell, 84

Class: 229B

Class: 370

Aurillia Friessen, Aylmer, 90

Aidan Wasse, London, 88

Class: 230A

Carter Smith, London, 84

Janessa Friessen, Aylmer, 86 Class: 230B

Aurillia Friessen, Aylmer, 86, Claire Morgan, 84, Courtney Bennett, Aylmer, 81 Class: 231C

Raylene Colautti, 84 Class: 231D

Raylene Colautti, 89, Maggy Yurek, 88, Jaime Nemett, 86 Class: 231E

Maggy Yurek, 87, Raylene

Class: 373

Class: 387

Jessica Dolby, 88, Nicole De Jong, Aylmer, Karoline Drozd, London, Satshia Tep-Chhun, 87, Tulio Hernandez, 82, Ray Reid 82 Class: 388

Tulio Hernandez, 86 Class: 389

Ray Reid, 86 Class: 390

Rachel Jewell, 84, Darija Silic, 81 Class: 391

Rachel Jewell, 82 Class: 392

Joshua Rupert, 87, Rachel Jewell, Holly Feairs, 84, Ben Woodward, London, Darija Silic, 83 Class: 393

Rachel Jewell, 88 Class: 400

Sara DeVrieze, Danielle Koomans, Ridgetown, 86 Class: 401

Danielle Koomans, Ridgetown, Kelsey Williams, Union, 84 ST. THOMAS CHRISTIAN CHURCH Vocal Class: 232A

Cathy Maccarone, 86, Anna Jean Ripley, 85 Class: 232B

Cathy Maccarone, 84 Class: 232C

Malcolm Beckwith, 89 Class: 233

Anna Jean Ripley, 87, Cathy Maccarone, 86, Anita Kinsella, 84, Malcolm Beckwith 83 Class: 234

Ken Jacklin, 88, Malcolm Beckwith, 87, Anita Kinsella, 86, Cathy Maccarone 84. Class: 235

Anna Jean Ripley, 86, Ken Jacklin, 83, Malcolm Beckwith, 81 Friday, March 1 SALVATION ARMY Piano Class: 346

Angelina Froese, Aylmer, 84 Class: 347

Angelina Froese, Aylmer, 85 Class: 348

Angelina Froese, Aylmer, 82 Class: 349

Class: 380

Angelina Froese, Aylmer, 87

Class: 384

Victoria Rovers, 70

Class: 385

Kevin Alexander, London, 90, Jonathan Renaud, 86

Victoria Bergsma, Rodney, 87 Karoline Drozd, London, 87 Tulio Hernandez, 87, Satshia Tep-Chhun, 84, Aisling Pouti, 83 Class: 386

Jessica Dolby, Karoline Drozd, London, 87, Tulio Hernandez, 84, Satshia Tep-Chhun, 81

Class: 353 Class: 413

Class: 417

Skye Black, Aisling Pouti, Ashley Klassen, 84 Class: 418

Colleen Black and Aisling Pouti, Aylmer, 84 Class: 444

Victoria Rovers, Participation


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Nelson Conroy*


You can move into this 1 1/2 storey,3 bdrm home, set on a beautiful 1/3 acre lot by Mar 31st! Just in time for spring. More pictures, see MLS#513559, $225,000

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1010 Talbot St., St. Thomas

69 Hummingbird Lane Open House Sun 1-3

19 Lunn Lane in the hamlet of Wallacetown

Just minutes to downtown in the 3 + 1 bdrms, 2 baths, 1/2 ac lot mature Court House district! and a heated, insulated shop. Priced @ $145,000 Priced@ $250,000

Brian Park*


Beautiful four level side split in sought after Lake Margaret Estates. Open concept Doug Tarry built home offers a spacious kitchen with built in breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, ceramic flooring, living room with gas fireplace, crown moulding, large family room, office or extra bedroom, large deck, beautifully landscaped yard & sprinkler system. Check it out!  $339,900   

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JOHN & BOBBIE ROBINSON* Looking to BUY or SELL? Let the combined experience of John and Bobbie get you exactly what you want!

Independently owned and operated brokerage

491 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON

51 9 . 6 3 3 . 0 6 0 0 CINDY VAN ACKER* • 519-852-2245 $


14 Magnolia Ct. • OPEN HOUSE Sun 1-3

Cindy Van Acker*

CAROLYN 519-719-1490 CARYLON BAINES* BAINES* • •519-719-1490


Carolyn Baines* Carylon Baines*

The Spring market is approaching. Lets discuss how to get your home ready. Call me today! 519-719-1490

Dan McCulloch*

Kodi Becker*

Karen Kimble*

LINDSAY BENWELL* • 519-200-7501 $

224 Centennial Avenue This is your chance to own this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cozy ranch style home on the edge of town backing onto farmland! Newer flooring throughout, newer shingles, counter tops and so much more. Easy to maintain as everything is on one floor, living room, eat-in kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom, laundry area. Includes fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, riding lawn mower, push mower, window A/C unit and shed. MLS# 512901

ROBERTA KERWAN* • 519-633-0600

MARC SOPOCO* • 519-633-0600 500


45 South Valerie St.


Marc Sopoco*

18 James Turvey Place, St. Thomas

Spacious 3+1 bedroom home on cul-de-sac in desirable Lynhurst Village. Features kitchen w eating area, main floor family room w/fireplace formal dining room & living room, main floo laundry. Attached double garage and large pie shaped landscaped lot w/tiered decks MLS#513535


Big 3 + 2 bedroom Bungalow w/4 bathrooms, one floor living with a spacious basement. Separate entrance from the garage.Beautiful GCW Kitchen overlooking the lake.Heated basement floor & spacious double car garage.The list does not stop here. Give me a call for more details.


Take advantage of this great deal! Located on a nice quiet road and walking distance to all amenities, this two bedroom country style house is waiting for you to see. This house has a good sized lot toally fenced in, with mature trees. Lots of storage on the lower leverl as well as main floor laundry. 267 Mary Street, West Lorne. MLS# 515344







Lestari Rupert*


KODI BECKER* • 519-860-7766

138 Lake Margaret Trail • OPEN HOUSE Sat 1-3

Location! Location!



Country Style Home

LESTARI RUPERT* • 519-280-2517


Fantastic 2 storey home on a cul-de-sac in the North end of St Thomas. Featuring double garage & driveway, fabulous landscaping, updated shingles, windows, decking, shed & much more. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, perfect for the growing family! Convenient to daycare, playground, London & 401.


Call us today! John & Bobbie 519-633-0600 Robinson*


KAREN KIMBLE* • 519-860-4936

DAN McCULLOCH* • 519-860-2083

This 3 +1 bedroom ranch with a 2 car attached garage is located on a large mature landscaped property on the outskirts of St. Thomas. This home has open concept, vaulted ceilings and hardwood in the kitchen, livingroom and eating area with a fireplace. Finished rec room, bedroom and bath in lower level. There has been several updates, furnace, shingles, main bath and more. Go south on Sunset Rd. to John Wise Line, turn right then right again on South Valerie. Open House Sunday 1-3pm

Roberta Kerwan*

Looking for your first home, and not sure what that next step is? Call me and I will guide you through it. 519-633-0600



OPEN HOUSE Saturday 2-4

JUST LISTED - 75 Alma Street

Lindsay Benwell*

Low maintenance brick bungalow. Perfect for re tirement or apartment alternative. Low utility costs New furnace Dec. 2012. Many quality upgrades fo a low price. Detached Studio has ceramic tile, hydro and gas fireplace. Private Drive. See you Saturda from 2-4. MLS#515713

JOHN KNOWLES* • 519-633-0600 $




John Knowles*

This home is in immaculate move in condition!! Featuring gleaming Red Oak hardwood, cerami and laminate flooring, Centre Island in kitche to grab that quick snack before you rush ou the door. Large family room with fireplace t entertain and lots more. Phone John Knowles fo your personal viewing. MLS# 512644

WILLIAM CATTLE* 519-539-3070 $



William Stunning Rural Property Cattle* With 23.6 acres, perfect retreat from the city. This property boasts a 64ft x 64ft shop, TRILAND REALTY REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

By Mark Wales

President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

When leaders in rural Ontario get together, big things happen. And for good reason – rural Ontario is home to our rural communities, farms, mines, forestry, vistas, water recharge areas, vacation land, food and our agrarian heritage. That’s one of the points I had the opportunity to express as a speaker at a February 2013 conference hosted by the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) and

the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA). The conference, held each year to reinvigorate public debate about how municipalities will respond to emergent challenges and opportunities, hosts more than 1,400 rural decisionmakers each year. This year the conference also attracted more than 20 provincial ministers including Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. I was invited to join a panel of debaters to discuss whether Ontario’s prosperity

1.5 car garage and a 4 bedroom, two bathroom bungalow. MLS # 70541

still depends on the fortunes of its rural communities. Two presenters spoke for the resolution in question, raising strong arguments about why urban Ontario can stand alone. Myself, as president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and MPP Randy Hillier, Opposition Critic for Labour, were invited to speak in favour of rural Ontario and against the resolution. I wasn’t supportive of the choice of topic being brought to the podium because it suggests that

the fortunes of our urban and rural communities are somehow disconnected. But supportive or not, the question of urban versus rural comes up in the public arena more than many of us care to acknowledge. Those who question the relevance of rural communities often go so far as to suggest that in an ideal world, Ontario’s largest urban centres should be given political power that translates their massive economic prowess into governance power. But I argued the fortunes of rural


Ontario are sometimes qualified by more than economic value. Farmers, for example, may only represent less than 2% of Ontario’s population. But farmers also own approximately 80% of all privately held land in Ontario. We are multi-generational stewards of that land – intimately connected to its health and its capacity to produce safe, healthy food for our own families and the families of our urban neighbours. The fortunes of rural Ontario translate to the fortunes

for urban centres – and the province as a whole. A 2010 report on the Economic Contribution of the Ontario Farm Sector showed that farming contributed $22 billion in sales, 164,000 jobs and $7 billion in direct wages and salaries. A further $10.8 billion was contributed to downstream GDP by the food processing sector for a total of over 13% of Ontario’s GDP, and this is just agriculture and does not include mining, forestry and tourism.


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87 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas

Great for a large family!

Martin Trethewey**

There’s plenty room in this 6 bedroom home with 2 complete living quarters. Lots of living space for the blended family, two families or inlaws. Ground level could be used for home office, workshop or small business. Has two separate entrance. Minor variance required for business or duplex. Call Martin for details at 519-808-5607. MLS# 513434



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Rob Kilmer*

Custom built bungalow with a two car attached garage. This home sits on an oversized landscaped treed ravine lot. A rare find! There are 2 + 1 bedrooms, open concept and loads of upgrades. Granite counters in kitchen, 9 ft ceilings and 15 ft ceiling in the great room with fireplace. A finished rec-room with gas fireplace and walkout. Beautiful backyard with an in-ground pool, large deck with hot tub and more


3 plus 1 bedroom features, completely remodelled kitchen from Casey Kitchen, with large island. Hardwood floors in the living room. Fully finished lower Betty-lynn Cassis* level, with 2nd bath. Newer furnace and air. Newer 2 tiered lighted deck. Large garage and fenced yard.

Selling your home takes preparation, organization and professional marketing. Being a realtor is not only my full time business but a lifelong commitment to provide you with exemplary service. Call me today and let’s get started.


Full time agent for over 40 years

Dennis Broome**


Colleen Macdonald*


Two storey with walk out lower level situated on 6.71 acres of bush and ravine. Great gardens & pond add to the beauty of this country property. Gleaming hardwood on upper two levels as well as ceramics in kitchen/eating area with access to deck. Don’t be disappointed call today

Sharon Merkley** • 519-670-0630 ,900


Sharon Merkley**

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Christine Broome*



51.98 Acres

Lovely brick ranch located south of Aylmer. 3+1 bedrooms, hardwood, fully finished lower level with walkout. Gorgeous property offers 20+ acres workable land, pond, stream and bush. Call Karen today for details. MLS#513643

Garry MorriTT* • 519-633-0600





2 storey brick home located near Wallacetown on 1.63 acres. 3 + 1 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Updated insulation, NorthStar windows, eavestroughs, chimney liner and laminate flooring. Outbuildings include detached garage / shop, large shed and 20 x 40 ft pole barn. Karen Dench* Very private setting. MLS# 515538.

jiM harriS** • 519-857-5429

Jim Harris**

Southside 4 level backsplit with a single GREAT STARTER HOME attached garage. This home has 3 + 1 This home sits on a large lot 66’ x 165’ (approx.) bedrooms, 2 baths, open concept on the Updated bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, main floor main floor and a finished rec-room with a laundry, large family room. Most windows gas fireplace. Access to a rear deck off the updated (2012) & updated laminate in family bedroom area. Located close to schools room. Close To Downtown. and shopping


One owner all brick ranch home. First time offered and loaded with updates. Situated near the end of a Cul De Sac, this 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with oversized 2 car garage suits many potential buyers. Updates include windows, patio doors, furnace and A/C. Flooring counter tops, carpet and shingles. Master bedroom with ensuite and walk in closet. All appliances included! MLS# 515272

,90 $ 324

189 McIntyre St., Dutton


karen DenCh* • 519-633-0600



56 Juno Drive



Dennis** or Christine* Broome 519-637-0133 or “Specializing in You since 1982”


328 Canterbury Place, Belmont NEW LISTING

George Esler*



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23 Warbler Heights LAKE MARGARET BEAUTY!

Beautiful Executive Ranch

BeTTy-lynn CaSSiS* 519-670-9436

Greg Pfeifer*

48 Edgewell Crescent, St. Thomas If an executive ranch is what you want, this is the home for you. Three plus one bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, hardwood and ceramic flooring, natural gas fireplace, 9 foot ceilings on main floor. Two car garage. Call Martin at 519-808-5607 for more details. MLS#511027

NEW 2350 sq. ft. Home. Beautifully finished and ready to move in. Open concept style with lots of upgrades.

roB kilMer* • 519-633-0600

Open Sun House 2-4




Country Living!

Over 1100 sq. Ft of Prime Dutton Storefront. Great building with a number of uses. Property is zoned C1 with a wide variety of uses.

MarTin TreThewey** • 519-808-5607 (cell) $


Business Opportunity

491 Talbot Street. St. Thomas • 519-633-0600 * Sales Representative




,00 $ 219


Garry Morritt*

230 Colborne St., Port Stanley PORT COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL

Brick ranch with sunken all window family room! Large rear addition has 3.5 car garage and spacious 35 foot master bedroom and spa! Three additional bedrooms, lovely bright spacious rooms manicured hillside property with inground pool and paved drive. Please call Garry the listing agent for viewing, 519 872 8380 Located just outside of Port Stanley.

In the heart of the downtown business district is this great investment property. Commercial is ready to move into and set up for the busy spring market. Rear residential is in need of finishing (approx $40,000). Nice sized lot. Priced to sell. Don’t miss your opportunity to buy into Port! Call Garry, the listing agent, for viewing. MLS #511748

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What every family is looking for! A family style home in a family oriented neighbourhood, with a family sized lot and a pool. If being on the northside of town is important to the London commuter or travelling business person, we are in desirable Lyndhurst Village. So much to offer and priced to sell, don’t delay.

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Community Living Elgin, a non-profit, charitable organization has been successful in its bid to be accredited by FOCUS Accreditation. It extends from January 2013 to January 2017. A team of four from FOCUS spent three days on-site at the organization, meeting and interviewing over 70 representatives from the organization. FOCUS team members visited people’s homes, day program sites and the organization’s administration office. Types of services provided by Community Living Elgin include: residential supports, supported independent living (SIL), family home program, respite services, day supports, and family supports for families with children under the age of 21. By electing to be accredited by FOCUS Accreditation, Community Living Elgin has voluntarily undertaken a rigorous external evaluation. This demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of services they provide, and for offering services effectively and in a manner that meets best practice. FOCUS is a non-profit accreditation agency that works with community services organizations. Created in Ontario, Canada, by the very people who use and work in these services, FOCUS reflects the culture and expectations of community service organizations in Ontario.

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THE EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) is killing ash trees throughout Ontario. Help protect our trees!

EAB has been detected in southern Ontario. The following counties are in the regulated area: Essex (1), Chatham-Kent (2), Lambton (3), Middlesex (4), Elgin (5), Huron (6), Perth (7), Oxford (8), Norfolk (9), Wellington (10), Waterloo (11), Brant (12), Haldimand (13), Hamilton (14), Niagara (15), Halton (16), Peel (17), Toronto (18), York (19), and Durham (20).

EAB regulated area in southern Ontario Lake Huron

Lookin’ For Love Barney was found lost on a cold day. After he spent time in the St. Thomas City Pound, All Breed Canine Rescue volunteers made sure Barney got his vet care and to a loving foster home. Barney is approx 7 years old. He is a friendly easy going boy. He will be happiest in a home with a retired person or couple where he can go for relaxing walks and enjoy the good life. Barney is heartworm tested, neutered, vaccinated, treated with Revolution, dewormed, and micro-chipped.

Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important.. Since there were no telephones, TV’s or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to ‘go sip some ale’ and listen to people’s conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times.  ‘You go sip here’ and ‘You go sip there.’ The two words ‘go sip’ were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term ‘gossip.’

Kathryn Russell, County of Elgin Tourism Development Coordinator and Jessica Beringer, Economic Development Assistant display the elephant they created to add to the Parade of Elephants on Thursday, February 21, 2013. The elephant was made using pictures cut from the Savour Elgin and Elgin Arts guides. On March 1, the parade travelled to the Art Emporium in Port Stanley.

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CLE achieves accreditation

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Grand reOpeninG CelebratiOn Saturday, march 23, 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

Free MUSiC leSSOnS

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The best way to learn is to DO it! The best way to do it is to have FUN! The owners of Studio Arts Academy & School of Rock, Brian and Anita May, along with their sons Brendan, 16, and Jared, 15, have brought rock and roll to St. Thomas. Studio Arts Academy is not your average music school; they add a twist, and that twist, although simple, is unique in its own way. They want their students to feel fun and excitement at the school, offering the opportunity for each student to not just learn an instrument but all instruments, as well as enjoy vocal lessons. Both Brian and Anita are well trained in music, and they owe a lot of their drive and excitement for the business to Brendan and Jared, who, along with their parents, are also instructors. “I think they are both great as instructors. A lot of our younger students look up to them as role models,” Brian says of his two sons. Instructing is not all the boys do. They also help budding musicians record and make music videos. Studio Arts Academy opened in 2008 and has been located at 156 Edward Street for the past three years, expanding into what it is today – offering all types of programs for all ages, starting with babies. Brian and Anita strongly believe that music is a great way for parents to bond with their newborns, and for kids of all ages to express themselves and let loose in an environment where they don’t feel judged. Music Together is a program instructed by Anita, and it is a program she is very passionate about. Anita, who works as an educator, knows the importance of the arts being introduced at a young age. “It opens up a world of expression for them, without them being aware they are actually learning.

It’s a great way for parents, grandparents and caregivers to bond with the little ones,” she says. Another passion for Brian and Anita is working closely with children with special needs; they both work hard to customize programs that fit their needs and allow students to express these needs. What child does not at some point dream of being a rock star? Here is where they get the chance to start on that dream. Rock Band places children in groups similar in age, ability, and genre preference, with the chance to learn not just one instrument, but also the opportunity to learn drums, guitar, bass, keyboard, vocals and the allimportant stage presence. The children are given the chance to rotate during their lessons, and this gives them a better understanding of how a band works. They learn how to play as a band, and come together to make music, as well as how to record, produce a video and perform a concert in front of an audience. Parents are delighted to learn that instruments are provided for the students. This way, kids get to try all of the instruments and find out for themselves what they like best. The space at 156 Edward Street is home to two band rooms used for the lessons, a recording studio/video production room and the ever so popular performance room. The performance room can house up to 75 people and is quickly becoming a popular spot on the first Friday of every month for Open Performance Night. This room is also used for birthday parties, where children are taught a song or two and are able to perform it on stage with a full-on light show for Friends and Family. It doesn’t stop there. Studio Arts Academy also offers PA & PD Rock Days, School Field Trips, March Break Programs and Summer Camps. “This is something that makes us different from others March Break Programs and Summer Camp Programs,” Brian says. “You can choose to enroll your child in the full week for March Break – we still have openings – or for the summer. We will sit down and work out a schedule that will fit in with other activities your child will be taking part in for the time that they are off.” There are many reasons to check out Studio Arts Academy: their fun atmosphere, variety of programs for all and their passion for music and devotion to enriching the lives of all with music. Young or old there is a program for you!

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St. Thomas-Elgin Brain Injury Support Group Lucille Brennan B.A., R.S.W.

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Coulbeck siblings Blake, Madison, and Marisa colour at Family Day festivities at the Tea Room in Sparta along with Jackson and Heron Derks and Cole Gardner. Peter Robson Studios offered free mounting for the children’s artwork. Other attractions included a scavenger hunt and special promotions at village shops. (photo by Heather Derks)

Cruelty charge for area farmer A 43 year-old Aylmer farmer has been jailed after being convicted of animal cruelty. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and received a $2,000 fine Feb. 26 after he was found guilty of four counts of animal cruelty and is prohibited from owning or having custody or care of any farm animal for five years. The conviction is his second in four years. Both convictions were related to his neglecting horses on his farm properties. He received three years probation in April 2009 when he pleaded guilty to four counts of animal neglect under the criminal code. In that case, four Quarter Horses had been abused. One succumbed to illness at the onset of the investigation and two others had to be euthanized. Ontario SPCA investigators were allowed unannounced inspections of the multi-farm property during his probation and in March and April 2011 found one dead horse and two others that were emaciated. “If providing for an animal in your care becomes difficult, it’s important to take the appropriate steps to ensure that the animal’s health isn’t compromised,” OSPCA Senior Inspector Darren Grandel said in a news release. “Contact your local Ontario SPCA or Veterinarian to see what options are available.”

What has one head, one foot and four legs? A Bed.

L. Brent Sifton Third Generation 118 Wellington Street, St. Thomas


it’s time to

BE YOUR OWN BOSS! If you’re thinking about starting a business, find out what free services are available to you at Elgin Business Resource Centre. Our next Info Session takes place on April 9 at 9 am. Drop by 300 South Edgeware or call Kevin at:

519-633-7597 ext 337 The Self-Employment Benefit (SEB) program provides funds to qualified individuals while they start their own businesses! Talk to your Employment Services Elgin counsellor for a referral to the SEB program.

Newest SEB Business Start-ups for Elgin include: • • •

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The SEB program is an Employment Ontario Project, which is funded by the Ontario Government.

NEED A BUSINESS LOAN? EBRC’s current loan portfolios include: • Retail flower shops • Trade Service • Manufacturing • Automotive • Value Added Agri-business And more – add yours to the list!

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Family Day fun

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Career started with nursing homes Julie McNulty just wants to sing. The St. Thomas native is looking for venues to perform her favourite pop, rock, country and gospel songs. Using the stage name Jules Diamond, Julie can be found on Facebook, or booked by calling her home at 519-6339778. When she’s not following Lawrence Lalonde (known locally as Double L), she cites her musical influences as Terry

nior centres, nursing homes and with Easter Seals — a charity she still performs with on occasion. “I used to perform with Brian May at Caressant Care, and that how he got me started really,” she says. “He would come play and I would sing. I just love music and I feel it’s such an empowering and entertaining world.” Julie is in the process of releasing an 11 track CD, full of original Christmas music — Singer Julie McNulty. something she enjoys listening Clark and Reba McIntrye. to as much as she likes singSinging since she was seven, ing. They cost $10 each and her humble beginnings started can be ordered through her with performances at local se- online or by phone.

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Delicious pies Pies and Purses Auction event organizers, from left: Shirley Bentley, Ron Manchen, Doug Hume, Irene Hume and Linda Manchen display a pecan pie that was one of 35 pies auctioned off at the event on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Benefits from the event supported St. John’s Anglican Church and ALS Canada.

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Choosing the right food is an important step in achieving good health In the world today, more and more people are concerned about the quality of life, especially their health, and we believe that a right choice of food brings you good health! Anything possibly harmful to your health such as MSG or chemical food additives has been eliminated from our kitchen, as well as our table! We also care about the nutrients in the food, such as good protein, even different colour of vegetables with various vitamins and minerals.

Debbie Hamilton & Associates Ltd. became a Canada Wide Award Winning agency in 2012. This was attained through exceptional customer service and sales. Thank you for your generous support. Our commitment to you is that we will continue to give back to the community who has placed their trust in us throughout the years. Without you, this goal would not have been possible. In keeping with the Debbie Hamilton & Associates Ltd tradition, we will be making various donations throughout the year to help local charities. From Debbie and the team, a heartfelt Thank You! VISION STATEMENT Success is not measured by the amount of money in the bank, but by the number of lives that are changed.

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519-434-2613 only. Call 519-633-2850 1-888-4al-ANON. for appointments. St. Thomas Seniors Centre. Troubled by someone else’s drinking? We will The winner of the Taylor help! Alateen - Mondays Swift tickets from the Parkat 6:30pm, St. Thomas side C. I. draw is Ali Hilder. Christian Church, 451 Wel- Thanks to all for suplington Street, St. Thomas. porting our draw to raise Phone 519-434-2613. funds for the St. Thomas Alzheimer’s Society. Free Income Tax Clinics: Mondays in March Support St. Thomas’ first and April (except April robot by sponsoring St. Jo1), Thursday April 4, St. seph’s High School’s first Thomas Public Library, robotics team! Our team 9:15am-2:30pm No ap- competes at the competipointment necessary. tion in Waterloo in March. Call 226-378-8753. Free Income Tax Clinics on the four Tuesday af- TOPS taking off pounds ternoons in March, noon sensibly. We meet evto 4pm, by appointment ery Tuesday. 10-11am.

Meeting open to everyone, including teenagers. Legion, 27 John Street. Info call Edward Totten 519-631-7895. Do you have some spare time? VON has volunteer opportunities for you. Call VON at 519-637-6408 for more information.

Port Stanley Youth Group & St. John’s Presbyterian Church Sunday School Spaghetti Dinner, March 8, 5-7pm, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Colborne Street. Tickets 519-782-3971. March 8, Beef Supper, Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Hall, 54 Moore St. Doors open 4pm, serving 5-7pm. Adult $10, child 6-12 $5, under 5 free. Tickets at door, eat in/ take out. 519-631-3494.

Volunteers needed for Ball Hockey a Salvation Army. Call 519633-4509 for details. Speaker Wendy Farha will be at Fellowship Church Grab & Go Roast Pork 641 Elm St, March 9, Coffee Dinner, Friday, March 1:30-3:30pm. 8, at St. Mark’s United at 1pm. Hear Wendy’s Church, 38 Aldborough story, see how sadAve. Pick-up 4:30- ness & despair can be 6:30pm. Pay at door $12. turned into hope & joy.

On Monday, March 11, MPP Jeff Yurek will be hosting budget consultations for the 2013 provincial budget. The consultations will be held in 3 parts of the riding (Dutton, Dorchester & St. Thomas) and will be open to the public. Anyone that would like to present their ides to MPP Jeff Yurek will be allotted 5 minutes to make their

presentation and all ideas will be shared with the PC Finance Critic – Peter Shurman and the Minister of Finance – Charles Sousa. Please contact Whitney to book a presentation time at 519-631-0666. We would also ask that all participants provide us with a copy of their presentation.

Budget Consultation Information: Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 Time & Locations: 10am-11:30am - Dutton Dunwich Library , 236 Shackleton Street Dutton ON N0L 1J0 2pm-3:30pm – Municipality of Thames Centre – Council Chambers 4305 Hamilton Rd, Dorchester, ON, N0L 1G3

6:30pm-8pm – Jeff Yurek’s Constituency Office 750 Talbot Street, Suite 201 St. Thomas, ON, N5P 1E2

Splash ‘N Boots, Saturday, March 9, 2pm at the Aylmer Old Town Hall Theatre. Tickets $8 advance by calling 519-773-8220 or $10 at the door, presented by Kids & Company. Ham & Turkey Bingo Sunday, March 10. Doors open 12:30 pm. St. Thomas Legion, 24 John St. Everyone welcome.

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Sunday, March 10, 9am-1pm Lions full breakfast for $6, in Lions Den, behind Dutton Dunwich Community Centre. VON Public Foot Care Clinics. Milton Towers Apartments, March 11, 9am-12pm, 5 Milton St., Pt. Burwell. Call 519-874-4901 for an appointment. March Break Program. Union Community Centre March 11–15, Movies, Outdoor games, crafts lots of fun. Lunches and Snacks. Call to register Vicki 519-631-3840 or Joy 519-633-6403.

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Wednesday Morning Eucharist 10am Lenten Book Study to Follow 9:00am (BCP) Holy Communion 10:30am (BAS) Holy Eucharist and

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Father Jawn Kolohon Preaching Liz Rae Minister of Music

60 West Ave. Rev. Joan Golden

Worship Service 10:30am Annual Meeting & Luncheon following Service

Everyone Welcome 519-631-4558 Parkinson Support Group Meeting Tuesday March 12, 2-4pm, Knights of Columbus, 265 Wellington St. Info 519-631-9313.


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Knox Presbyterian Church Hincks Street at Wellington Street 519-631-2414

Minister: Rev. Mavis Currie Organist and Choir Director: Dr. W. D. Carroll

March 10, 2013 - 10:30am Sermon: “Four letter words in church - PRAY”

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spot. free skate for all ages at the Timken Centre on Wednesday March 13, 1:15-2:45pm. Free hot chocolate.

March 13, Lenten Lunch Noon Hour Recital Program, featuring Elizabeth and Ted Rae at Trinity Anglican Church with the Purple Steeple Lunch following, Soup and Sandwiches $7.

Drum Circle, Tuesday, March 12 at 7 pm at St. John’s Church on Flora St. Our ‘jam’ session requires absolutely no experience and is for Wednesday, March 13, Questions everyone.  All ages wel- Bible at St. come. 519-631-7368. 10:30am Andrew’s United Tues. March 12, Eu- Church, everyone is chre Club, St. John’s welcome. For info Church of Flora St. Do 519-631-4558. you love to play Euchre? Meet people? VON Public Foot Care Have a great time?  Clinics. St. Thomas SeWe play every Tuesday niors Centre, March 13, 2-4pm. Freewill offer- 20, 27, 8:30am-12pm, ing. 519-631-7368. 225 Chestnut St. Call 519-637-6408 The Aylmer Museum for an appointment. presents the Tundra Swan Line, March 12– An evening with Julie April 6. Daily updates Berry, local awardon swan migration winning poet, March provided by the Elgin 13, 7pm, Elgin Military Stewardship Coun- Museum. 30 Talbot cil. 519-773-7926. St.  Free parking and refreshments. SponMarch Break Programs sored by Yarmouth at Aylmer Museum. Glen Women’s Institute.  Ages 5-8. Tuesday, March 12–Saturday. The Talbot Trail Optimist $5. per child. Call Club of St. Thomas is 519-773-9723 to please to sponsor a

The Family Education and Support Project of Aylmer invites you to a FESPA Cookbook Fundraiser, Mar 15, 5:30–8pm. Sample St. Thomas Stamp Club recipes $10.pp and Meeting, March 14, buy a cookbook $20. 7pm. Community of 519-773-3689. Christ Church,105 Fairview Avenue. For St. Patty’s Dance!  Info Rick Badgley 519- Saturday March 16, 637-8432. Everyone 8pm-1am, Pleasant welcome to attend. Valley GC. Tickets $10 call Connie 519-775St. Thomas Seniors 2560. Proceeds to Centre Ham and Scal- Sparta 200th. Food. loped Potato Din- Free cab rides. Prizes. ner Friday March 15. Tickets $10 advance Yard Sale Fun, Satur$12 Day of. Dinner at day, March 16, 8am5pm. 225 Chestnut St. 12 noon at St. John’s Church on Flora St. Tea and Travel Se- Tons of items.  Bargains.  ries at John Kenneth Your treasure awaits. Galbraith Reference Library, Dutton. Nica- Field Naturalist Walk, ragua Adventure with Sunday, March 17 at Rebecca Stortz, Friday, John E. Pearce ProMarch 15 at 2pm. vincial  Park, Lakeview Line at 1:30pm. Bus Trip to  Canada Info 519-631-5279. Blooms and the National Home Show St Patrick’s Day Famin  Toronto hosted ily Ceilidh, March 17, by  St. Thomas Hor- 3-8pm. Music, singticultural Society ing, dance, kids crafts, on  March 15. To book food and fun! Knights a seat,  contact Shel- of Columbus hall. ley at 519-769-2529.  Tickets and Info call Jim 519-633-1681.

ANDERSON, GEORGE GRIERSON of Elgin Manor 76th year. A private family service at Port Hope Union Cemand formerly of St. Thomas, passed away on Sun- etery. West Lorne Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors Ltd. day, March 3, 2013 in his 87th year. A public service was held March 6, 2013. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. MERRITT, DONALD WILLIAM of St. Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in his 71st year. A funeral BARRIE, BETTY of Lambeth, passed away Tuesday, service was held March 4, 2013. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. February 26, 2013 in her 91st year. A service was held March 1, 2013. H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home. RUNCIMAN, STUART THOMAS of St. Thomas, passed away Monday February 25, 2013 in his 81st year. Visitation DALTON, CARL W. of St. Thomas, passed away on Sun- was February 28, 2013. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. day, February 24, 2013 in his 85th year. A funeral service was held March 2, 2013.  Sifton Funeral Home. URBAN, ELLEN (TAYLOR) of Valleyview Home, St. Thomas, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013. A private family serFERNEYHOUGH, GEORGINA “GINA” (CLARKE) of vice was held February 28, 2013. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. St. Thomas, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in her 69th year. A funeral service was VANRAES, JEAN of West Lorne and formerly of Rodheld March 1, 2013. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. ney, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in her 76th year. A funeral mass was celebrated March 2, FRANK, HUBERT “HUGHIE” of Extendicare, Port Stan- 2013. Rodney Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors Ltd. ley, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in his 81st year. A public funeral service was held March 2, 2013. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. GIRVAN, JANE MARIE of St. Thomas and formerly of Toronto, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 in her 52nd year. Private service. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. GRAHAM,  DONALD K. of St. Thomas, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013 in his 61st year.  A private family funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.  Sifton Funeral Home. LAWLEY, JOHN DAVID SR. of West Lorne and formerly of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013 in his




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Open for all ages. Please drop of your coloring contest to the mall administration office starting Monday March 12. The office is open from 9-5. Each participant will receive a small gift. Please put your name, age, phone number and a guardians name on the back of the picture. 3 Grand Prizes will be drawn Friday March 15 at noon. Please go to for complete rules and regulations.

MArcH BreAK ActiVities March 11 - March 15

Kids crafts, coloring and activities. 10am until noon Monday – Friday. Crafts with Jackie at the Smithbook Store, out in the mall court area. The story ties in with the craft of the day. Don’t forget to bring in your coloring contest – Parents must accompany children.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day store directory Bentley ...................................................... 637-8021 Charm Diamond Centre .......................... 637-8020 Dairy Queen / Orange Julius .................637-2542 Elgin Mall Dental Office ..........................637-1811 Elgin Travel & Cruises .............................633-6300 Experts Tailoring & Alterations ..............852-1035 Flair Jeans & Alterations ........................633-4794 GNC ............................................................637-0023 Galaxy Cinemas ........................................631-2261 GoodLife Fitness .................. 633-8475 & 631-1501 Groovie Smoothie.....................................207-5500 Hairmasters...............................................633-2440

Hallmark.....................................................633-7675 K&K Locksmith .........................................631-4110 Knockout Fashions...................................633-0530 LifeLabs...........................................1-877-849-3637 Magic Nails ...............................................631-3413 Mags, Smokes & More ...........................633-9773 Metro..........................................................633-8780 Northern Reflections ...............................633-4853 OMAC Mortgage ......................................637-1850 Payless Shoe Source ..............................637-7796 Pharmasave ..............................................631-5551 Rayna .........................................................633-4944 Rogers Wireless .......................................637-0384

Smithbooks................................................633-4717 Speaking Phones ............................. 519-637-2275 Sport Mart .................................................631-4006 St Thomas Town & Country Realty........207-3000 Stitches ......................................................631-4600 Subway ......................................................631-0331 Suzy Shier..................................................633-1336 TD Canada Trust .......................................633-4640 Tan Jay.......................................................633-5524 The Perk.....................................................631-3242 Wok Express .............................................637-6426 Zellers ........................................................633-4645

Monday – Hats off to seuss… tuesday – swing into spring… Wednesday – Lego thursday – Macaroni Friday – Klute day

cHArM diAMoNd ceNtre Appraisal clinic Friday, March 22nd

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March 7. 2013 Issue  
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