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ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING FRIDAY NIGHT
11/17/2017 5:04:39 PM
The St. Thomas Downtown Development Board's annual tree lighting ceremony takes place on Friday (November 17) night. Each year the big tree in front of St. Thomas City Hall is lit with Christmas lights, unofficially kicking off the holiday spirit in the downtown.

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RAIN EXPECTED FOR SANTA CLAUS PARADE
11/17/2017 5:01:27 PM
If you're attending one of the many events on Saturday, you may want to prepare for the Weather. A special weather statement is in effect for St. Thomas and Elgin County. Rain is expected to move into the area tonight (November 17) and continue into Saturday (November 18).

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COLLEGE DEBATE EXPECTED TO HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND
11/17/2017 4:58:25 PM
Legislation to end a five-week strike by faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges has been tabled in the legislature. The bill could pass today with the consent of all three parties in the legislature.

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RON MACLEAN EXCITED FOR HOMETOWN HOCKEY IN ST. THOMAS
11/17/2017 4:56:25 PM
Rogers Hometown Hockey is coming to St. Thomas this weekend. The event will feature bands, NHL Alumni appearances, games and vendors. Of course, on Sunday night, St. Thomas will be the centre of a national TV Broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet during the Ottawa Senators vs.

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SANTA CLAUS PARADE TO HAVE RECORD NUMBER OF FLOATS
11/17/2017 11:10:53 AM
This year's Optimist Club of St. Thomas' Santa Claus Parade on Saturday night (November 18) will have a record number of float entries! This year 63 floats have entered which beats last year's record setting number of 44.

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WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT FOR ST. THOMAS, ELGIN COUNTY
11/17/2017 9:43:31 AM
A special weather statement is in effect for St. Thomas and Elgin County. Rain is expected to move into the area tonight (November 17) and continue into Saturday (November 18). Anywhere between 25 mm to 40 mm is likely and some areas may receive higher amounts.

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NDP BLOCKS LEGISLATION TO END COLLEGE STRIKE
11/16/2017 6:55:05 PM
Ontario's New Democrats have blocked an attempt by the Liberal government to table back-to-work legislation today to end a nearly five-week strike by college faculty.

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NEW COMMUNITY GROUP FORMED TO HEAR FROM FAMILIES AT RISK OF HARM
11/16/2017 2:23:33 PM
There is a new community resource available in Elgin County. The Elgin Situation Table is a group of community partners that comes together to hear situations of people or families in the community that are experiencing an elevated risk of potential harm and/or victimization.

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STRIKE CONTINUES: COLLEGE FACULTY REJECT PROPOSED CONTRACT OFFER
11/16/2017 11:57:52 AM
Striking faculty at the province's 24 colleges have rejected on a proposed contract offer aimed at ending a month-old strike.

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POLICE WARN RESIDENTS AFTER RECENT NUMBER OF THEFTS
11/16/2017 10:33:44 AM
St. Thomas Police want to remind residents to be diligent about their safety. Thieves gained entry to two different controlled entry apartment buildings in the city and managed to steal multiple items from storage lockers.

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OVERNIGHT PARKING BANS NOW IN EFFECT
11/15/2017 8:59:41 PM
As of today, you are no longer allowed to park your car overnight on the road. This bylaw remains in effect until March 15th. Street parking between the hours of 3 am to 5 am without a city issued permit is an offence under the Traffic and Parking By-Law.

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EMERGENCY DRILL TO BE HELD THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT TIMKEN CENTRE
11/15/2017 8:50:15 PM
There's excpected to be an extra amount of activity going on around the Timken Centre on Thursday. An emergency excercise will be held beginning at 12:45pm. The drill will simulate a fire and evacuation at 420 & 430 Wellington St.

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WORLD RECORD HUGGING ATTEMPT TO BE MADE FRIDAY
11/15/2017 10:26:34 AM
Hospice Outreach Programs Elgin (HOPE) is attempting to break a Guinness World Record on Friday (November 17)! HOPE will try and set a new world record for most soft toys being hugged at the same time. The current record is 257 that was set in Japan last year.

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COUNCIL PRESENTED WITH 'AGE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY PLAN'
11/15/2017 10:22:32 AM
The City now has a new document they can use to help make the St. Thomas and Elgin County Community better for seniors. The Age Friendly Community Plan was presented to Council. The plan looks has 30 goals, strategies and action plans under 5 key areas.

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POLICE WARN PUBLIC OF AGGRESSIVE DOOR TO DOOR SALES PEOPLE
11/14/2017 2:17:56 PM
St. Thomas Police are warning the public about aggressive door to door sales people in the north side of the City. Police responded to three separate complaints from residents in the Confederation Drive area on Monday night (November 13).

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SECURITY CAMERA THEFT SUSPECT ARRESTED
11/14/2017 11:51:36 AM
Police have nabbed a suspect following the theft of security cameras at a local car wash. A 27-year-old man has been arrested following the theft from the north side car wash back on November 7th.

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POLICE WARN PUBLIC OF FACEBOOK SCAM
11/14/2017 10:49:56 AM
The St. Thomas Police are reminding the public to be very careful when providing your banking information on the internet. This coming after a St. Thomas resident was almost a victim to a fraud scam through Facebook. The resident was trying to secure a loan on Facebook from TheLendingClub.com.

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POLICE INVESTIGATE MULTIPLE THEFTS FROM COIN LAUNDRY MACHINES
11/14/2017 10:48:19 AM
The St. Thomas Police are looking for the public's help after a number of coin laundry machine thefts in the city. Between October 31st and November 6th police allege that there have been 8 thefts from coin machines in the City.

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PARKSIDE CHOIR TO SING AT FOREIGNER CONCERT
11/14/2017 10:46:31 AM
Students from Parkside Collegiate Institute will be performing on stage in London tonight (November 14) at the Foreigner concert. The choir of 17 musical theatre students won a contest to sing back up with Foreigner tonight.

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ELGIN COUNTY LIBRARIES AND STEAM PARTNER ON E-WASTE PROJECT
11/14/2017 10:39:19 AM
The STEAM Centre in St. Thomas is helping to provide people in Elgin County with locations to safely dispose of their electronic waste. The STEAM Centre in partnership with the Elgin County Libraries have installed 5 electronic waste drop off bins at 5 libraries in Elgin County.

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PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST FRAUDSTERS
11/13/2017 8:33:08 AM
The OPP are reminding the public to vigilant to Fraudsters and scammers trying to pose as someone they aren't. According to the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre, $290 million was taken from Canadians between now and 2014.

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SUTHERLAND PRESS DEMOLITION BEGINS TODAY
11/13/2017 8:25:36 AM
The demolition of the Sutherland Press building will begin today (November 13). The contracting companyhas been working to temporarily secure some sections of the walls to avoid a total collapse of the building once the heavy equipment arrives on site.

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