Skateboard park info session likely to open old wounds


A public information session will be held Wednesday at the Timken Centre to unveil plans for the three potential sites for the city’s new skate park.
However, a T-J reader writes to urge one of those locations be struck from the list. Specifically, Jonas Park, which has been promoted as a skatepark venue dating back to 2003.
It is being touted along with the yet-to-be conceived Joanne Brooks Memorial Park on Inkerman Street and the Timken Centre.
Jim Collard has been a resident for more than 40 years in the Ross and Wellington street part of town that encompasses Jonas, Lydia, Verna and Barnes streets and he and his neighbours contend this quiet residential area of St. Thomas is no place to plonk down a skateboard park.
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Time for Port Stanley to move forward says CE Mayor

Following Saturday’s decision by the Elgin Military Museum, Mayor Tom Marks says it’s time to move the vision forward. Full release Submarine Decision August 16, 2010

Official announcement on new home for HMCS Ojibwa

Board President Deborah Jarvis takes great pleasure in announcing
the successful candidate to be host community for Project Ojibwa,
the Museum’s effort to obtain move and mount the decommissioned
submarine HMCS Ojibwa. The host community for the Project will be
the Municipality of Bayham. The vessel and supporting museum
building will be located on municipal land situated in Port
Burwell, Ontario.

On behalf of the Members and Executive of the Museum, President
Jarvis extends congratulations to Mayor Lynn Acre, the members of
the Bayham Municipal Council, Municipal Staff and the citizens of
Bayham for their hard work, enthusiasm and support for Project
Ojibwa which allowed the municipality to submit their successful

The Elgin Military Museum looks forward to a long and happy
relationship with the Municipality of Bayham and its citizens.

Central Elgin Mayor Tom Marks tells Canadian Navy to hoist anchor

In a letter to residents of Central Elgin released this afternoon (Aug. 12), Mayor Tom Marks tells the Canadian Navy to hoist anchor and let Port Stanley determine the best location for HMCS Ojibwa. Here is the full transcript. Mayor’s Letter Submarine Aug 12 2010

Just how big is the HMCS Ojibwa?

The Municipality of Central has had fourteen school buses placed on the Berm on the east side of Port Stanley harbour to help the public visualize the size of the HMCS Ojibwa, interpretive centre and compound.

Placed on land, the Ojibwa is about seven school buses long and two school buses wide. The submarine is about the height of two school buses stacked on top of one another. The submarine’s tower is about five stories high. Yellow barrier tape shows the area of the 400 ft X 200 ft compound. Prior to the public open house on Tuesday, August 10th, the public is invited to see the display in person or photos can be viewed
at the following link

Public Information Open House
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
Doors open at 6:00 pm with presentations at 7:00 pm
Port Stanley Legion
310 George Street (Doors off of Carlow Road)

Submarine clearly on Central Elgin’s radar

With a public meeting slated for Tuesday, and strong competing interest from Port Burwell, Central Elgin Mayor Tom Marks said Friday he expects council to formally propose how it will be the host community for the submarine HMCS Ojibwa within four days of Tuesday’s meeting. Read the media release here