In this week’s progress update, the featured photo showcases the many new electrical panels being installed to support the various machinery and control systems required to operate the #KingGeorgeVILiftBridge.

Tasks completed and/or anticipated to be completed this week includes:

  • Span locks were machined and installation continues;
  • Electricians continue installing conduit throughout the east control tower and trunnion pit. The main distribution panel in the west tower is onsite and being installed; and,
  • Crack injections on the wingwalls and abutments are expected to be completed as well.

Next week’s tasks include:

  • Continue installing the conduit throughout the control towers and trunnion pits;
  • Begin installing sidewalk steel sheets;
  • Pour the east counterweight concrete blocks; and,
  • Continue installation of high speed mechanical components.

The Project Team is once again to report that the project remains on schedule for completion by May 31st!

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday compliments of Elgin County Archives and from the Ken Verrell Collection, showcases the London and Port Stanley Railway locomotive L-1 pulling a freight train composed of coal and tanker cars northbound in August 1940. A note verso  reads: “L & PS box cab #1 is a 60 ton box cab built by General Electric in March 1915. After the railway was de-electrified, #1 was displayed at Rectory St. in London until CN donated it to Scie-Tech in Ottawa in 1967. Now back in St. Thomas, it’s a fine example of the restoration that the Elgin County Railway Museum undertakes on all its exhibits.

New Businesses Opening Despite Hard Times

While businesses are facing extreme hardships during this time, it is encouraging to see some new commerce in the storefronts of the village. Residents should be on the lookout for the following:

The Edible Journey

Here you will find a home made selection of vibrant creations, with a purpose to nourish your body, skin, mind and spirit. Ellen Lacroix is a Wholistic Chef, Vitality Coach and avid organic gardener. Visit Ellen at 194 Main Street, located dockside just below the Canada flag.


Waffle Wieney and Sticky’s Wear

Authentic Port Stanley apparel and souvenirs. Funky, fast, fresh food including; gourmet hotdogs, slider burgers, east coast original donairs, root beer floats and more!

Location 223 Colborne St.


Subzero Ice Cream

Offering: Hand rolled ice cream, Bubble Tea, Slushies, Milkshakes, Coffee, Tea (Herbal), hot chocolate, flavor shots, soft drinks, smoothies, sundaes, and more!

174 Main St (Close to Little Beach)


Haa Choo

Women’s clothing and jewelry, toys and games for the whole family! Handmade local crafts. William Street, Port Stanley.


The Port Stanley Plant ShopMore Information coming soon!