John Tapley, Ingersoll Times

John Tapley is the multimedia reporter for the Ingersoll Times.

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Firm hired to run anti-landfill public relations campaign

“Our simple goal is we want to help this community stop this dump,” said Ted Griffith in explaining Campbell Strategies' plan to oppose Walker Environmental Group's Southwest Landfill proposal.

Contractors throw material into a front end loader during a special waste collection event run by the county in the parking lot in front of CAMI Automotive on Saturday, Sept. 9. Tires, appliances, scrap metal, and household hazardous waste was unloaded from a steady stream of vehicles and processed for disposal. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

Cleaning up

Tires, appliances, scrap metal, electronics, batteries, paint, cleaners and solvents and other materials that can't be put at the curb were unloaded from a steady steam of vehicles at a special waste collection event in Ingersoll on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Doug Hunt, a juggler, magician and stilt walker who performs at festivals and other events, will be running a free juggling workshop for all ages at the Ingersoll Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Up in the air

Learning to juggle is more than trying to keep multiple objects constantly moving from one hand to the other through the air, Doug Hunt said.

Ania Nunns crouches behind the steam punk time machine he had on display during the second annual Family Steam Punk Festival at the Norwich and District Museum on Saturday. Celebrating all things steam punk, the festival included costumes, steam punk art, literature, a costume contest, vendors and high tea, JOHN TAPLEY/FOR THE NORWICH GAZETTE

Celebrating steam punk

From ray guns and Victorian-style dress to high tea and even a time machine, steam punk took over the Norwich and District Museum on Saturday.

Batteries targeted in break and enter

Sixteen batteries valued at $10,000 each were targeted in a break and enter at a Bell Canada cellular tower site in the Township of South West Oxford on Thursday.

 Essex MP Tracey Ramsay, who is also the NDP critic on international trade, was among the guest speakers at a town hall meeting on trade agreements at the Unifor Hall in Ingersoll on Tuesday, July 11. Organized by Unifor Local 88, the pilot meeting titled People's Trade: A New Agenda for Trade Agreements will set in motion a national discussion on trade deals ahead of the 2019 federal election. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

National trade discussion starts in Ingersoll

About 100 people, from as far away as Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Vancouver and Montreal, gathered in Ingersoll on Tuesday to set in motion a national discussion about trade deals ahead of the 2019 federal election.

Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute. INGERSOLL TIMES File Photo

IDCI not at risk of closure

Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute (IDCI) isn't at risk for closure, despite concern expressed by a town staff member after a meeting between Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) and County of Oxford officials.

Members of the Target Zone Dumbells team, Val Mounsteven, Dawna Peat and her husband, Jason Peat, were fuelling up in preparation for the 15th annual Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life in Ingersoll at IDCI on Friday. Target Zone was recognized with the Relay for Life Team Award during opening ceremonies on Friday for raising more than $50,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society over the past 12 years. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

Student-led Relay for Life praised

IDCI students took up the torch to run Ingersoll's 15th annual Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life on the sports track at the school on Friday.

Superheroes was the theme for the Oxford County Pride Committee's fourth annual Pride Day celebration in Southside Park on Saturday and there was lots of them on hand at the event, which featured live music, food, games, activities and information about 24 local service providers. JOHN TAPLEY/SENTINEL-REVIEW

Superheroes help celebrate Pride Day

Superheroes was the theme when the Oxford County Pride Committee held its fourth annual Pride Day celebration in Woodstock's Southside Park on Saturday.

Maddie Gaudio, 2, Luke Mayberry, 3, and Ella Starkey, 4, were among the children taking some new playground equipment in Foldens Park for a test drive during the second annual Foldens Fun Day fundraiser on Saturday. The new $60,000 playground structure was dedicated during the event. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

Community celebrates new playground

Foldens' new playground was dedicated during the community's second annual Fun Day fundraiser in Foldens Park on Saturday.

Ingersoll artist Ned Burwell tattoos a semin colon - a symbol for mental health awareness - on Lynette Schnarr during the second annual A Puse for Love tattoo event in support of mental health awareness at the Ingersoll District Memorial Centre on Sunday. Thirty-five tattoo artists from as far away as Petawawa and Toronto volunteered their time to tatto semi colon and B-Love designs on patrons between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Hundreds of people were lined up outside the building waiting to get in to the event where organizers hoped to raise $50,000 for several organizations. JOHN TAPLEY/INGERSOLL TIMES

Thousands 'Pause for Love' in Ingersoll

Hundreds of people were lined up outside the Ingersoll District Memorial Centre on Sunday waiting to get in to the second annual A Pause for Love tattoo event for mental health awareness.

People were lined up out the door when the former Victory Memorial School (VMS) was opened to the public one last time. Repurposed into an apartment complex for seniors, tenants have been prevented from moving in due to a delay in obtaining an occupancy permit. INGERSOLL TIMES/FILE PHOTO

Residences at VMS working toward occupancy permit

At least one would-be resident is frustrated that tenants have been delayed from moving into Residences at VMS in Ingersoll because the owner is still working on obtaining an occupancy permit for the building.