Elgin Street will be closed at Gladstone Avenue on Monday, April 24, 2017 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to connect the sewers from Gladstone Avenue to the manholes in the intersection. A detour route will be in place using Rosebery Place - Princess Avenue - Wellington Street.
Lottery License - Eligibility Guidelines
1. What types of organizations are eligible to conduct lotteries?
The Alcohol & Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) regulations state that lottery licenses can only issued to Charitable organizations. To qualify as a "charitable" organization, the organization must have a demonstrated charitable or religious mandate. The Courts have determined that the term "charitable" refers to organizations, which provide programs for:
i) the relief of poverty
ii) the advancement of education;
iii) the advancement of religion; or
iv) other purposes beneficial to the community
Examples of eligible organizations are as follows:
- Churches and their affiliated groups
- Service Clubs, e.g. Kiwanis, Kinsmen, Lions, Knights of Columbus, Optimist, etc.
- Schools; Nursery Schools, Elementary and High schools and various school organizations -- sports teams, bands etc. Note: Only one group will be licensed per school
- Museums and Galleries (excluding private facilities)
- Health and Special Needs Organizations; Heart & Stroke, Cancer Society, Hospital Foundations, etc.
- Youth Groups; Minor Sports Teams, Choirs, Scouts, Guides etc.
In all instances organizations must have been in existence for at least one (1) year before being considered for lottery licenses.
These lottery guidelines are for all lottery events; bingos, break open tickets, (Nevada), Raffles including 50/50 draws and Bazaars.
2. Who is not eligible to conduct lottery events?
The following organizations ARE NOT eligible:
- Unions or employee groups
- Professional associations
- Political Parties or Action Groups
- Government Agencies or Bodies
- Business Associations
- Chamber of Commerce
- Social or Private Sport Clubs
- Adult recreational hobby or sporting teams
For further information please visit the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website and follow the links to Lottery Licensing or call the Lottery Licensing Office at St. Thomas City Hall - 519-631-1680, extension 4105.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
The City is excited to announce that the construction of a 3m wide multi-use asphalt trail from Sauve Avenue to Penhale Avenue will start in April. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Project page.
The draft Downtown St. Thomas Heritage Conservation District Study is now available for public review. For more information please visit the Downtown St. Thomas Heritage Conservation District page. Comments are due no later than Friday, April 28, 2017.
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