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Robert and Linda Snowden moved from the Greater Toronto Area to Port Stanley two years ago. They wanted a change of pace and they found that the small lakeside village was the perfect fit.

Betty making soap

Everything about the Butter Me Up Soap Company in down town Aylmer is charming. The shelves of this bright and airy country-style boutique are lined with colourful creations and the sweet scents of natural bath and beauty products waft through the air.

Baby with Crochet Octopus

Every baby is special and it was this universal truth that led Lisa Siemens on a journey that would see her start a wildly successful business, Baby Octopi, in just a few months’ time.

Phil Mauer

In January 2018 Phil Mauer & Associates will celebrate 25 years in business. The company designs, prototypes, manufactures and sells returnable steel containers and racking for the automotive industry.

This Holiday Season #ShopElgin

This Holiday Season avoid long lines and crowded parking lots by doing your shopping in the idyllic towns and villages of Elgin County. Shopping locally will save you time and give you the opportunity to purchase original, hand-crafted products while supporting small business.

There’s something magical about pumpkins, and it isn’t just Cinderella that thinks so. Each year this humble squash is brought in from the fields to take its place of honour on our porches and in our stomachs.

Common Ground Farm Owner Chris Devries
Have you ever been disappointed with the quality of produce available on supermarket shelves during winter months? Vegetables grown elsewhere and shipped long distances to Canada lose their freshness and lack flavour when compared with their locally grown counterparts.
Children on playground with I Love Southwold Sign

Valerie Cron is a frim believer that a series of small actions has the potential to add up to something much bigger. It was because of this belief that in 2015, Valerie found herself the Chair of the Southwold Township Communities in Bloom Committee.


No “kidding” around, the newest phenomenon gaining momentum in Elgin County is Goat Yoga. Every Wednesday evening Full Circle Ranch hosts a Yoga class where participants are able to interact with these adorable, friendly little barnyard animals.

Curtis VanKasteren with 3D printer

Curtis van Kasteren has always had a natural curiosity about how the world around him works. From a young age he was fascinated with the inner workings of everyday items and would take them apart to fix them or use their parts to build other, better things.