This week’s featured image showcases one of the new navigational lights being installed which will operate between sunset and sunrise, or during times of restricted visibility, such as in fog or rain. These lights are one of the most important safety systems so that boaters avoid collision with the bridge.

This week crews continue their efforts installing the refurbished west low speed machinery components, and are fine tuning the east low speed mechanical components.

Electricians are also continuing the installation of electrical conduit in the west control tower, and concrete replacement associated with the new traffic signals will soon be poured.

In this week’s edition of #BridgingForTheFuture Throwback Thursday, today’s photograph showcases the inner harbour, looking southeast, ca. 1915. A rare view of Bridge Street east, the Hotel Loney (later the Clifton Hotel), the Customs House, and the Hillcrest Hotel, later known as the Hillcrest Inn, are visible thanks to the Ian D. Cameron Collection, courtesy of Elgin County Archives.

Restaurants Re-Opening Part II

We continue our feature this week highlighting a few more restaurants that are welcoming you back into their establishments safely to relax, and enjoy the dining experience.

Buccaneer Bar and Grill

A local’s favourite for perch and chips! The Buccaneer offers a relaxed environment indoors or on their patio overlooking main beach. The food is comfort with class, and the service is friendly! Take-out also available.

Hours: Wednesday- Sunday 3-7pm


Barnacles Beerhouse & Eatery

Barnacles Beerhouse & Eatery in Port Stanley is all about great food and a great atmosphere. Try their delicious perch or pickerel, famous wings or their Friday Pizza deals. All paired quite nicely with the many unique draught beers on tap. Take-out also available.

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 2-9pm


Art & Soul Café

Offering breakfast and lunch, the Art and Souls Café serves delicious food for the soul, and sells beautiful art for the eyes. Dine indoors amongst local art on display, or enjoy a coffee on their patio overlooking Bridge Street. There is also a freezer full of delicious homemade meals for you to take home! Take-out also available.

Hours: Open Daily 8am-3pm