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St. Thomas sidewalks will be getting their cracks smoothed out now that city council has awarded a tender for more than $395,880 for the 2014 sidewalk replacement program. Five bidders submitted tenders for the side-

walk replacement program, and the city accepted the lowest bidder, Fortese Concrete Ltd. for its bid of $496,187, which includes HST. The tender was split into two parts based on different construction production. Continuous sidewalk replacement work falls on Southwick Street (the former CASO lands to Talbot street), Regent Street (West Avenue

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SO MUCH FUN: The 43rd annual St. Anne’s Community Festival was held June 4-7 with live music, a bake sale, a huge midway of games, rides and other attractions. Six-year-old Carter Green, front, enjoys the Finding Nemo ride along with his sister, three-year-old Ella Green and their friend, four-year-old Jack Velestuk on June 6. The festival averages more than 10,000 people every year and proceeds go to support charitable causes.

Winning a lottery is a dream most people don’t really expect to achieve, but it became a reality for David Hawn and Hazel Zavitz of St. Thomas, whose tickets were drawn at the end of May for the 40th annual Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) Conservation Lottery. Hawn’s ticket was drawn for the second grand prize, a 2014 Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4 truck, valued at $46,454. Zavitz won the fifth grand prize, a Lund 1650 Rebel XL boat with a Mercury 50 horse power outboard motor and trailer, worth $22,032. “It sort of caught me a little off guard,” Hawn said. “It was a shock. It was a wonderful surprise.” Hawn has been a member of the OFAH since 1980, but this is the first time he’s won anything in its lottery. “They do great work on the conservation side, which I believe in. I like to hunt and fish, so it’s a nice organization to belong to,” he said. Hawn hasn’t decided yet what he’ll do with his new truck. He and his wife will be discussing whether they will keep it or sell it. Hawn and Zavitz collected their prizes on June 9. Zavitz added that finally being given the ownership papers would make this all seem real


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Talbot streetscape plan covers roads, lighting Budget. The Talbot streetscape plan covers improvements like lighting, traffic, pedestrian needs,plantings, parkettes, the Time Horton’s entrance to St. George Street) was re- and other areas. moved from the plan so that it could be instead be made part Tender documents for the east and west road blocks are to of a Talbot streetscape project, approved in the 2014 Capital be prepared for the initial phase of this project. Spot repairs will cover sidewalks on East and Holland Streets, Lawrence and Locke Avenues, Burwell Road, Highview and Confederation Drives, Myrtle Street, Stanley Street and several others. t

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Alderman Dave Warden took the conversation about sidewalk repair and led it into what he perceives as a need for the city to have a more comprehensive road work plan for future projects. “We need to have a business plan for this city. We need to have a priority list. We used to have that at one time,” Warden said. “We seem to be all over the map when it comes time for making decisions regarding road work and what is priority. Everyone seems to agree the west end is the area we need to be dealing with.” The city’s sidewalk replacement plan states that if any surplus funds become available as the project proceeds, additional sidewalk repairs in other areas may be considered.

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Adult Education awards: Renee Rioux, left, was the first of 40 people to be honoured with a Lifelong Learning Award from the Elgin Council for Adult Education, Training and Employment May 29 in St. Thomas. Rioux, 32, has been a stay-at-home mom for several years, but decided to further her education by studying in the executive administration program at Westervelt College. On right is Kathie Brockington, an employment counsellor with Employment Services Elgin.






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An expansion by Goodwill Pivotal Services into St. Thomas could mean around 30 more jobs relating to packaging, assembly, warehousing, logistics and contract staffing. On May 30, a grand opening was held at the GCW Custom Kitchens & Cabinetry facility on South Edgeware Road, which has been renovated to include a Goodwill operation. The existing Goodwill Community Store at 321 Elm St. already employes about 29 people. The opening of the Goodwill Pivotal Services could mean up to 55 total Goodwill employees between the two platforms. “We already have about 20 individuals working here. We anticipate that getting as high as 30, or even higher, as we get business contracts,” said Michelle Quintyn,

president and CEO of Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes. Pivotal has operated in London for more than 24 years, and in 2013, merged with Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes. The decision to expand to St. Thomas was prompted by the recent transformation in regional mental health, Pickering explained. “We recognize St. Thomas is a huge player in the mental health arena, and you have some unemployment issues. We felt, in response to some changes going on in regional mental health, it was a good time for us to come into this community,” she said. The expanded Goodwill Pivotal Services will welcome participants served by St. Joseph’s Health Care, London’s Alternative to Competitive Employment (ACE), clients from Ontario Works, Employment Ontario and other employment service providers, as well as applicants from the community.

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Hazel Zavitz of St. Thomas shows off her winning ticket from the 40th annual Ontari Federation of Anglers and Hunters draw held at the end of May. Zavita won a Lund 1650 Rebel XL boat. Another winner from St. Thomas, David Hawn, won a 2014 Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4 truck.

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“We’ve never, ever won anything, and we never knew anybody for her. From the start, she and her who won anything, either,” Zavitz husband thought this all must be a said. “It was awesome, really. At hoax. first I didn’t believe it.” Her husband has been an OFAH member for more than 20 years. She supports him by buying a ticket every year, and this is the first time she’s ever won anything in the lottery. Anything big, that is. t

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“It was awesome. At first I didn’t believe it.” Hazel Zavitz, lottery winner Zavitz enjoys fishing, although she says her husband, son and grandson all enjoy it even more. Despite this, Zavitz doesn’t think she’ll be keeping her new boat. Her husband, now in his 80s, sometimes experiences dizziness, which isn’t good on a boat, she explained. The OFAH has more than 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters. It is the province’s largest non-profit fish and wildlife conservation-based organization. Proceeds from the lottery support fish and wildlife conservation programs. “They do a lot for the environment and the animals, fish and so on. They need support,” Zavitz said. For a list of all winners in the two early bird draws and the main draw, visit

Discovery week: St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital hosted 11 first-year medical students from Western ­University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry during Discovery Week, June 2-6. The students received hands-on experience participating in various medical rotations. New this year was the patient storytelling initiative, where the students practiced conducting patient interviews to better understand patient care principles. Top row (left to right): Alex ­Leonard, Andrew Welton, Kristin Engeland, Zachary Gowanlock, Christpher Haddad and Matt ­Hanson. Front row (left to right): Mimma Anello, Emily Bachmeier, Wendy Wang, Jasmin Nari, Danielle Mackenzie.

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ast Saturday, I read obituaries in The National Post for two men I don’t know. Saul Stipelman, “a loving and dear father,” was described as a man of “sharp wit and gentle wisdom, immense loyalty, heartfelt devotion, and endless generosity to his family and friends.” Jim Main was a “Past president of the Consulting Engineers of Ontario, Past president of Bayview Golf and Country Club, and Engineer Division Chair for the United Way Campaign. Foremost, Jim was a family man. He was a wonderful husband and father, a much-loved Granda, and an eternal optimist.” Now, we tend not speak ill of the dead. But even taking into account this bias on the part of the obituary writer, I was struck by the character of these men, and how much of this character is defined by their roles in their families.

Our ideas about fatherhood are constantly in flux. In 2014, many children will have more than one father in their lives. This can be a good thing. (Every man, for instance, has many fathers.) Grandfathers, uncles, ministers or priests, teachers, Big Brothers, stepfathers, and sometimes even bosses, can all play a fatherly role in the lives of children. Local psychiatrist and Anglican priest Jim Innes wrote a courageous series in Elgin This Month about some of the relationship challenges experienced by adopted children. It seems there is something of primal and primary importance about answering the question, not only of who is my mother, but also who is my father? For that reason, if for no other, society benefits when fathers are encouraged to stay around, and to be active in the lives of their children. I like the cliché: Eighty percent of success is showing up. Nowhere is this truer than in parenting. For today’s young fathers, married or not, I have a recommendation. If you aspire to an obituary like that of Saul Stipelman or Jim Main (and who wouldn’t?), start with the basics. Stand by your kids, however your family is configured.

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Rosy rhubarb days: Ally Carr, left, and Katelyn Duncan measure a 22-inch leaf for the longest stalk and leaf competition at the 22nd annual Rosy Rhubarb Days event June 7. Although the grower of this one, Melinda Horton, played good music in the garden to encourage it to grow, she must have been playing the wrong tunes. “It’s not even close,” Ally said. The three-day event concluded June 8 with a car show and Monster Truck Car Crash. This year, funds were being raised for a new Southwold Township library on the Keystone grounds.

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not singing about his religious life, but it was pretty religious in nature. Here’s a portion of the song: Something to “We are stronger when we are given think about love. When we put emotions on the line Know that we are the timeless ones. Meet Pastor Cusick me halfway across the sky. Out where the world belongs to only you and I.” aybe some, if not all, of my This fits our religious thinking. Let’s readers see themselves as ‘reli- meet God halfway. Let’s do our part. Let’s gious’ in nature. I am interested step up to the plate. in pursuing an often misquoted religious In 2000, 68 percent of church people statement.  Here it is: “God helps those who participated in a survey believed that who help themselves.” the phrase: “God helps those who help This is the essence of religion and it themselves” came from the Bible. follows this track: Deep within you there Now it’s time for the truth. That is is power, there is success and you need to nonsense! First, that saying is not in the rise to the challenge of life. Bible. Second, it is totally foolish. If you bring your absolute best to God, The organization, Alcoholic AnonyGod will honour that. If you have nothing mous, gets this right. The very first step to bring to God, you will have to polish is: “We admitted we were powerless up your act first. Because God helps those over alcohol - that our lives had become who help themselves. unmanageable.” This theology is sung by Kenny LogThe Bible teaches that you cannot meet gins’ song Meet Me Half Way from the God halfway. And that, is something to early 1990s. I’m pretty sure Loggins was think about.



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Aim and toss: Grade 3 student Finn Dodd gives his frisbee a toss at one of the games during the 4th annual Pierre Elliott Trudeau French Immersion school picnic June 5 in St. Thomas. The event is a parent-organized social event by the fitness and healthy schools initiative, which also acts as a fundraiser for the school.

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Dad gets to be king of his castle at least one day during the year. Come mid-June, children near and far scramble for ideas to treat their fathers to a special day and award him with gifts for being a role model, provider and confidante. Father’s Day activities should be centered around Dad’s interests. * Sports Sunday: If Dad is a sports fan, his idea of spending a fun-filled afternoon very well may be cheering on his favorite players. Whether your father enjoys golf, tennis, baseball, soccer, or another sport like hunting or fishing, chances are there is a television broadcast on that you can watch together. Otherwise, you can surprise Dad by purchasing tickets to a sporting event and making a day of it at the ballpark. * Beach bound: A relaxing day at the beach may be the perfect way to spend Father’s Day. Dad can enjoy the entire family while sitting back in his beach chair and watching the waves roll in. Pack a picnic lunch with his favorite foods and a cold beer, and Dad may just say this was his best celebration yet. * Adventure seeker: If yours is a father who enjoys living on the edge, a Father’s

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with laundry downstairs. An inviting living room and eat-in kitchen have terrific views of the out-of-doors. And this home features three bedrooms on this main floor. The basement has an office/den, and a nice sized utility/laundry room. The workshop area on this floor is great for a handyman, or there’s plenty of room to easily convert this to a rec room. Dryness in the basement is virtually assured – there’s a newer sump pump with a backup water sump pump system in the event of a power shortage. This location is close to a children’s playground, groceries, shopping, restaurants, marina, and, of course, the beach. Charming in the summer and cozy in the winter, this delightful single floor home has easy access in and out – even in the busiest times! It’s located at 378 Beamish Street in Port Stanley and is listed at $229,747 with Royal LePage Triland sales representative John Knowles. John is hosting an open house Sunday June 15, 1-3 p.m. or contact him at 519633-0600 to arrange a personal viewing.

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can be like a dream come true. Some people aspire to the more artistic side of life in the village. Others may be drawn to higher end living on a cliff with spectacular views of Lake Erie. But many people love the village for its quieter side – just a great place to raise kids or relax while enjoying the neighbourly aspect of the village year-round, with access to shops and the beach as needed. This all-brick ranch home is located on one of those quiet residential streets, in an established neighbourhood on the edge of Port Stanley. The property is about 1/3 acre, and the beauty of the front yard is enhanced by mature, well-maintained shrubs. The back yard is spacious and inviting, with a patio right behind the house. With grassed spaces and trees extending beyond, this back area is truly in a parklike setting. And there’s plenty of room to develop your green thumb talents by digging a new garden, if one is desired. Plus lots of parking for family or guests! Inside, almost everything a family or


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Helen Haddow, chair of the Elgin Business Resource Centre (EBRC), is “excited to announce that the board has selected an internal candidate as the new general manager.” Kevin Jackson, who has been with the organization since October, 2011 was officially appointed to the general manager’s role June 2. He had been acting as interim general manager for about eight weeks prior to his appointment. Jackson is responsible for the overall direction of four main pillars within EBRC – the small business loans division, the Ontario Self Employment Benefits program, the business incubator called ICE and two satellite offices, one in Aylmer and one in Dutton. Jackson began his associaJesse cnockaert photo tion with EBRC as a client Kevin Jackson is the new general manager at the Elgin of the OSEB program, where ­Business Resources Centre. Jackson has been with the orga- he launched his own business nization since 2011 and was officially appointed as general called Corporate Classroom. manager on June 2. In that business, he was cer-

tified to facilitate a number of group workshops, do one-onone coaching and train public speakers. He joined EBRC when someone was on leave for six weeks, and stayed to become the manager of the OSEB program before his promotion to general manager. Jackson describes his management style this way: “We have terrific people in place. They know what they are doing. I expect them to do their great jobs, set goals where we all know what those goals are, and report to me as needed. I’m definitely not a micromanager.” About 10 people currently report to Jackson. One of his immediate goals is to fill a few vacancies that have occurred as some staff members have recently moved on to other positions. He reports to the EBRC board monthly. “We’re excited that we could select Kevin,” Helen Haddow said. “He did a great job as interim general manager, and he was an excellent candidate for the position.”

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Dog access for Port Stanley beach debated STEVE OGDEN Weekly News Correspondent

Dogs on public beaches A letter was received from the Port Stanley Village Association regarding the bylaws being used in various local municipalities to control dogs on their beaches. The directors of the association favour a law to restrict dogs on public beaches from May 1 to Sept. 15, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. "It's a very controversial subject, dogs being allowed on the beach, and complex. I think the status quo is wrong. It's not be-

ing enforced, particularly in the winter. We simply don't have the staff, and it's a bad law,” said councillor Dan McNeil. McNeil suggested this issue needed to be brought to the Blue Flag Beach Committee to get a definitive answer on what a change in bylaw would do the beach’s Blue Flag status. “We need to look at the implications of a year-long enforcement, not just a seasonal enforcement. We couldn't make a decision tonight anyway on the village association’s request because... this is so controversial that we would have to have at least one public meeting. I think change is needed, but

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Nicholas Ridley, 15, of St. Thomas, right, is the winner of the U21 Ontario Snooker Championship, held at the end of May in Toronto. Standing with Nicholas is Ontario Billiards and Snooker Association director Odie Willet and finalist Adam Murai. Nicholas beat Adam 3-0 in the snooker finals.




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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) every Tuesday 10:15-11:30am at the Legion on John St. in St. Thomas. June 12, June 26 Volunteers wanted. Experience with children, animals, VBS camps; Farmtown Canada needs you! Day Camp, Store, Tours, Gardening, Horse Exercising. 519 773-2292.


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House from 11am-2pm. For more information St. John’s on Flora St. Hamburg, hotdogs call 519-631-7899 and ask for Tracy. & other refreshments. Adults $6. Children 5 and under $2.00. 519.631.7368. Garage Sale on June 14 from 8am-1pm at Destination Church, 668 Talbot Street. Enter off Moore Street parking lot.

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Computer Workshop at St. Thomas Library, 153 Curtis St. Web Browsing on June 19 from 6-8 pm in Computer Lab. Call 519-631-6050 ext 8013 to register.

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Computer Workshop at St. Thomas Library, Sat. June 14, SS#5 Malahide (Dunboyne) 153 Curtis St. Microsoft Word Basics on Annual School Reunion, Luton Community June 17 from 10 am-noon in Computer Lab. Centre, John Wise Line and Hacienda Rd., in Call 519-631-6050 ext 8013 to register. Hawaiian Luau at the St. Thomas Seniors The Old St. Thomas Church, 55 Walnut St. St. Malahide. 11am-3pm. Info: 519-637-4168. Strawberry Social on June 18 at St. Andrew’s Centre Fri June 20. Dinner@ 5:00pm. Tickets $10 Advance, $12 Day of. Be sure Thomas is now open for the summer for free Union United Church, 6008 Stone Church United Church, 60 West Ave., St. Thomas. to wear your favourite Hawaiian Shirt! tours Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 until late August. Rd., is hosting a coffee break and bake sale This is a fundraiser for summer camps. For on June 14 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

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VON Foot Care Clinics on June 11, 18, 25 from 8:30 am to 12 pm at St. Thomas Seniors Centre, 225 Chestnut St. Prices vary. Call 519-637-6408 for an appointment. Shriners Provost Corp draw winners: #434 Sandra Doupe, #459 Roy Esbaugh, #641 Jill Needham all $100 winners. #699 Butch Wells wins a weed eater. St. Thomas Library, 153 Curtis St. Movie Night “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” on June 12 at 6pm in Carnegie Room, lower level. Free Admission. VON Foot Care Clinic on June 12 from 9 am to 12 pm at 309–420 Wellington St., St. Thomas. Prices vary. Call 519-637-6408 for an appointment. Port Stanley Legion, 310 George St., June 13, The Neil Diamond Tribute Show. Dinner 6pm, Show 8pm, $35 each person. Limited seating. St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Port Stanley will be holding a Beef Dinner, (yummy desserts) on June 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. Phone 519-782-3971. St. Andrew’s United Church, 60 West Ave., St. Thomas is having a Meal and A Movie on June 13 starting at 6 pm. RSVP for information at 519-631-4558. Grab & Go Roast Pork Dinner, Friday, June 13 at New Vision Community Church, 38 Aldborough Ave, St Thomas.

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Notice of DissolutioN ceNtral elgiN ratepayers associatioN This is to advise all concerned that due to inactivity and declining interest, the Central Elgin Ratepayers Association is being disbanded. An application for Surrender of Charter / Termination of Corporate Existence will be filed and all remaining assets will be donated to the Elgin-St. Thomas United Way. We thank all those who supported our efforts. For more information contact: Ron Houghton – President 519-633-8024.

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Sunday, June 15th 2014 Anniversary Sunday 10:00 a.m. at The Old St. Thomas Church Reverend Valerie Kenyon Preaching Liz Rae Choir Director and Organist 519-631-7000


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All claims against the estate of Ivan Maradin, late of the Township of Southwold, in the County of Elgin who died in or about the 9th day of December, 2013, must be filed with the undersigned Estate Trustee on or before the 30th day of June, 2014; thereafter, the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Orangeville this 21st day of May, 2014. William W. Stutz, Estate Trustee, By his Solicitors, STUTZ BROWN & SELF PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, 269 Broadway, Orangeville, Ontario, L9W 1K8. Attn: Carey A. Allen (519-) 941-7500

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Death Notices AVERY, Maria “Patricia” Grace of St. Thomas, and formerly of Sudbury, passed away Friday June 6, 2014. A memorial service to celebrate Maria’s life will be held in Sudbury at a later date. Williams Funeral Home Ltd. DYSON, Baby Jackson Grant passed away May 30, 2014. Loved infant son of Graham and Kristin (Hume) Dyson and brother of Jonas and Charlie. A private family service. Remembrances appreciated to the London Health Sciences Centre (Victoria Campus Genetic Research Department). Williams Funeral Home Ltd. GREEN, Mrs.  Cathy (nee Pickersgill),  of St. Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in her 63rd year. The funeral service

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was held at Central United Church, St. Thomas on June 9. Sifton Funeral Home. GROSS, Abram passed away at Terrace Lodge, Aylmer. Funeral services at the Old Colony Mennonite Church, Aylmer on Thursday June 12, 2014 at 2pm. H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home. MASSECAR, Paisley Noelle, precious newborn daughter of Natalie (Borecki) and Shawn Massecar was born in Toronto on June 5 and passed away at Sick Kids Hospital on June 7, 2014. The funeral service is Thursday June 12 at 11am, with remembrances to Sick Kids or Ronald McDonald House. Williams Funeral Home Ltd.

McARTHUR, Dora Hazel (Chamberlain) of Southwold passed away Wednesday June 4, 2014 in her 91st year. She was avid about genealogy and local history, and loved to laugh. A funeral service was held June 7. Arn Funeral Home. MULLINS, Ray Kilbourne of RR#4 Appin passed away Thursday June 5, 2014. Ray was known for his laughter and his life-long love of farming. A funeral service was held June 9. Arn Funeral Home. POCRNIC, Anna of St. Thomas passed away Saturday June 7, 2014 at the age of 78. She was retired from STEGH in housekeeping. Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated June 11. Williams Funeral Home Ltd.

WILSON, David Matthew of Dave’s Café, Wardsville, passed away on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at the age of 69. A funeral service was held June 7. Rodney Chapel of Denning Funeral Directors.

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