From judges to jungle gyms and lawyers to laser tag, St. Thomas’ temporary courthouse is about to be reborn as a children’s play place. Rail City Recreation scoped out the former courtroom at 1 Silver Street for its new indoor centre – a site vacated when renovations on the old Elgin County Courthouse finished in early 2014. If city staff and council give the project the green light, the building could boast an indoor jungle gym and laser tag center by year’s end.
Listen up St. Thomas-Elgin, it’s time to celebrate those CPR teachers, those first aid administrators, the red and white-clad do-gooders at community events – quick with a bandage or ice pack when you need it the most. And just in time for St. John Ambulance week in St. Thomas June 26 to 30, the group has another unique way to help too.
St. Thomas and Malahide Twp. are shutting the door on Doors Open – at least in 2017. But Railway City Tourism and the east Elgin municipality aren’t just callously ditching the province-wide heritage celebration out of spite or malice; as the old saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens. “We’re not doing it this year because of the circus tent project. Our staff capacity is only so big,” said Megan Pickersgill, tourism co-ordinator with Railway City Tourism.
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