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Basket of Bread

If you've ever fantasized about running off to the french countryside to pursue your true passions, Seth Wiggin’s story is one you might be interested in. Seth spent his childhood in Port Stanley but left the area to pursue his education and subsequently his career in civil engineering.


The term “Artisan Chocolate” usually brings to mind delicacies crafted in boutiques located along cobble stone roads in Belgium or deep in the heart of the Swiss Alps; but, there is no need to travel thousands of kilometres to experience quality handcrafted treats now that Century Chocolates is b

IGPC Ethanol

IGPC Ethanol Inc. is expected to break ground this April on an expansion that once completed will allow it to double the ethanol production at its facility.

Talbotville Berry Farm

On October 31, 2016 the current Talbotville Berry Farm produce stand, in operation since 1969, will close its doors for the last time. On November 25 a new market with a new vision will open in its place. 

Wedding Cake and Cookies

In 2008 Anna Hiebert and her daughter Martha Zacharias embarked on a journey to fulfill a lifelong dream of opening a bakery. Although they had no formal training, Anna was a tremendously skilled baker with experience creating delicious homemade treats for her family.

Village Square Coffee House Interior

According to Michelle Fournier, living in Port Stanley is a little bit like living on an island.

Successful Recipients of the Festival and Event Partnership Program

Elgin County Economic Development is celebrating the cultural vibrancy that festivals and events bring to the community by supporting five local events through the 2017 Festival and Event Partnership Program. 

Spices on a shelf

Pepper Tree Spice Co. is the creative child of London entrepreneur Deb Mackey who after years of hunting for good quality spices, wanted to share a passion for high-quality and truly fresh spices, herbs, and seasonings with the growing culinary and organic community in Southwestern Ontario.

Tiffany Richter at the Chique Shack Boutique

Style is in Tiffany Richter’s blood. Childhood summers spent working at her grandmother’s clothing store in Southampton cemented her love of fashion and led her to pursue a diploma in Fashion Merchandising from Fanshawe College.

Whistle Stop Peddlers Sign

Peter McDermid, owner of The Bear Friend Factory, is in the business of making people smile.