John Tapley, Ingersoll Times

John Tapley is the multimedia reporter for the Ingersoll Times.

Stories

 In the true spirit of Christmas – giving instead of receiving - Jade-Ivory Phoenix, 10, a Grade 5 student at Harrisfield Public School in Ingersoll, has raised more than $800 for the Ingersoll and District Inter-Church Committee by making sock snowmen. SUBMITTED PHOTO

On the nice list

Operation Snowman has rolled up some cold, hard cash for charity.

Jane Reynolds, chair of the Ingersoll and District Inter-Church Committee and hamper coordinator, displays some of the gifts that have been donated for the committee’s 2017 hamper program. Donations of food, gifts – socks, gloves, books, toys, games etc. - and personal care items, including soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant, can still be dropped in boxes at local businesses and there are also kettles in the communities for cash contributions. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

Still time to help someone have a merry Christmas

Registrations aren’t finished yet, but the Ingersoll and District Inter-Church Committee is set to provide 450 Christmas hampers to people in need this holiday, and there is still time to help out.

 Darren Fry, director of strategic growth with Walker Environmental Group, holds one of the bore samples drilled in the area of the company’s South West landfill proposal site in the Township of Zorra. The company hosted an open house at its Ingersoll office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week to keep the public up-to-date on where the proposal is at in the process. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

Keeping up-to-date

Commencing the technical studies for the environmental assessment of its South West Landfill proposal, Walker Environmental Group held an open house at its Ingersoll office to keep the public abreast of where things are at.

St. James looking to down size

The building and property are for sale, but St. James Anglican Church in Ingersoll is only looking to down size.

Museum merger moving ahead

Ingersoll is moving ahead with assuming ownership of the Oxford County Museum School collection.

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Ingersoll doctor facing discipline hearing

An Ingersoll physician is going before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Discipline Committee over allegations he violated a voluntary undertaking that restricts him from prescribing certain medications.

Town looking at new boundary adjustment proposal

Ingersoll council plans to hold a special meeting to discuss a new boundary adjustment proposal from the Township of South West Oxford and decided whether or not to reconvene its boundary adjustment committee.

Every couple of weeks or so, the Whitford family of Ingersoll, including Jill and Claire, 6, Kate, 8, Joel, 11, Chris 12, and their mother, Sandra, make a family outing out of collecting and disposing of litter in Ingersoll and the surrounding area. The family is hoping other people will follow its lead. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

Cleaning up the community

Making a regular effort to clean up trash in Ingersoll and the surrounding area, an Ingersoll family is hoping other people will follow its lead.

Four Erie Thames Powerlines employees spent a week in Florida helping restore electricity in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which caused extensive damage when it hit the state on September 10. Loading up two of the company's service vehicles with tools and their belongings, Brady Verougstraete, Brett Finlayson, Jake Warner and John Barrett left Ingersoll on Wednesday, Sept. 13. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Local utility workers pitch in on Irma clean up

Four Erie Thames Powerlines employees spent a week in Florida helping restore electricity in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which caused extensive damage when it hit the state on September 10.