She could go in and go nuts on them, but to what end?


city_scope_logo-cmykThe notion, upon first hearing it, is almost absurd. Nearly four years ago, City Scope referred to it as entirely counter-intuitive. Let an absentee owner off the hook and reach out to the community instead for their help and support.
But, that is exactly the approach lawyer Elena Dempsey was proposing in June of 2014 to turn things around at Walnut Manor — an independent supportive living home operated by Niagara Supportive Living in Welland.
Well, a lengthy conversation this past Wednesday (Jan. 3) with the lawyer at Elgin-Oxford Legal Clinic in St. Thomas confirmed Dempsey is just as passionate.
She had visited the group home at 57 Walnut Street just before Christmas to drop off gifts for the 18 or so residents and found the facility just as dreary and depressing as ever. The food, appalling not appealing. Continue reading

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Nothing like a dog to help de-stress


You don’t equate an ambulance station with puppies scampering around the lounge area sniffing out fallen Timbit remnants.
But that was the scene Wednesday at the Edward Street base station of Medavie EMS Elgin as four puppies and Maggie the therapy dog won over the hearts of all present.
Puppy Day was the brainchild of Pauline Meunier, Medavie EMS Elgin general manager, who saw the opportunity to build on a weekly visit from Maggie. Continue reading