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September 19, 2019

Rochus three-peats at Railway City Road Races

ST. THOMAS - Michael Rochus won the 10-kilometre event for a third consecutive year, at the Railway City Road Races, held at the CASO station. His time of 41:52 was 10 seconds faster then runner-up Lubos Pavlik.
The top female was 14-year old Sydney Murdock, who covered the distance in 43:10, moving up from 12th overall (46:26.4) last year.
Brad Petovello won the five kilometre race in 21:31, with Lesley Tischler-Draper, the top female, finishing fifth overall, in 23:44. Matt Suda was the half-marathon winner, crossing the finish line in 1:16:11. Sue Safadi was the top female completing the route that started in Port Stanley, 1:37:27.


November 18, 2018

Santa Claus visits the Railway City for parade

ST. THOMAS –  The annual St. Thomas Optimist Santa Claus parade chugged down Talbot Street, on Saturday, November 17, with the theme Clear the Track, Here Comes Santa.
The Arthur Voaden Vikings had the best high school float, while Monsigor Morrison won for best elementary school float.

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September 23, 2018

Brothers an one-two punch at Railway City Road Races

ST. THOMAS –  If spectators along the men’s five kilometre route for the Railway City road races thought they were seeing double, they were correct. Twins Aiden and Tristan Coles, both 13 year old Grade nine students at St. Joseph’s high school, finished one-two in the race, with Aiden leading the way, crossing the finish line in 18:05. The event featured three distances (five, 10, half marathon) and a five kilometre walk, raising funds for St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital orthopedics. The 2017 event raised $18,500.

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June 26, 2018

Cardinals find home for indoor practice facility

ST. THOMAS –  Coming soon is an indoor training facility for local baseball players, right in the heart of St. Thomas. The city's minor baseball association, the Cardinals, is leasing the former Capital Theatre building at 560 Talbot Street.

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June 23, 2018

Timken now Joe Thornton Community Centre

ST. THOMAS –  Welcome to the Joe. The Timken Centre was officially renamed the Joe Thornton Community Centre, during a ceremony in honour of the most famous hockey player to come from St. Thomas.

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March 21, 2018

Shamrock Shufflers support local charity

ST. THOMAS –  The annual Shamrock Shuffle, supporting The Inn Out of the Cold, had a two and five kilometre walk, along with a non-timed five kilometre run, all starting and finishing, at Central United Church, on St. Patrick's Day.

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November 19, 2017

Timken to be renamed Joe Thornton Centre

ST. THOMAS –  The Timken Centre will soon be renamed after the most famous hockey player from St. Thomas. The 12-year old complex along Caso Crossing, will become the Joe Thornton Community Centre next summer. St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson made the announcement at Rogers Hometown Hockey. The Timken Centre opened in 2005, with two NHL sized rinks and an indoor track, named in recognition of the company that had a factory, at the corner of First Avenue and Talbot Street, for 67 years, opening in 1946.


November 18, 2017

Santa visits the Railway City

ST. THOMAS –  Santa Claus made his annual appearance in the St. Thomas parade. This year's theme was Kraft Hockeyville celebrating Canada 150.

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September 23, 2017

Railway skate park on board

ST. THOMAS –  Dozens of all ages were on hand, with their boards, bikes and scooters, at the grand opening of the Railway City skate park. St. Thomas mayor Heather Jackson, joined by Bill Gurney, senior design manager, at New Line Skateparks and The Edge's Jim Young, cut the ceremonial ribbon for the park, located between the Timken Centre and the new St. Thomas Police building.

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September 17, 2017

Railway City road races run through St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS –  The annual Railway City Road Races took over the CASO Station, for their starting and end point for the 10-km, five-km (both through Pinafore Park) and the 1K choo choo challenge, a kids' fun run. The half marathon (21-kilometres) started in Port Stanley, before heading towards St. Thomas, along Sunset Drive.

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September 9, 2017

Nestor officially opens Pinafore Park tennis Courts

ST. THOMAS –  It was the grand opening for the Pinafore Park courts and a Canadian tennis star was in St. Thomas for the ceremony. Daniel Nestor, one of the world's top doubles players, cut the red ribbon to officially open the tennis and pickleball facility, before playing a few matches himself.

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