The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
The Province of Ontario recognizes two different kinds of marriage.
A civil marriage is performed by a solemnizer authorized by the Ministry of Consumer and Business Relations and licensed from a municipality in Ontario that issues marriage licences. The licence may be issued anywhere in Ontario.
A religious marriage performed by a solemnizer authorized by the Ministry of Consumer and Business Relations. A licence is required from a municipality in Ontario that issues marriage licences or from the religious organization if a publication of bans is appropriate.
Information on people able to perform ceremonies is available online.
You must be at least 18 years old to be married in Ontario. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you may marry if you have the written consent of both sets of parents in the proper form.
Marriage Licence Requirements - Divorce
If you were divorced in Canada, you must bring the original or court-certified copy of the final certificate of divorce to your local municipal office when you are purchasing the marriage licence.
If you were divorced outside of Canada, you must obtain authorization from the Office of the Registrar General before you can be issued a marriage licence. For authorization, you must send the following documents to the address below:
2. A Statement of Sole Responsibility for each divorce signed by both applicants.
3. An original or court-certified copy (certified by the proper court officer in the jurisdiction the divorce or annulment was granted) of the divorce decree or annulment. If the decree is in a language other than English or French, include a translated copy together with an affidavit sworn by the translator.
4. A legal opinion from an Ontario lawyer, addressed to both applicants, giving reasons why the divorce or annulment should be recognized in the Province of Ontario. The Office of the Registrar General will fax a sample legal opinion letter to your lawyer if you call (807) 343-7568 or toll-free in Ontario at 1-800-461-2156.
Certificate of Marriage
After the marriage ceremony, the bride and groom receive a "Record of Solemnization of Marriage". This is not a certificate.
The solemnizer forwards documentation to the Office of the Registrar General for registration. Application for marriage certificate can be made upon registration or online.
Completed Marriage Certificate Application forms should be mailed to:
The Office of the Registrar General
P.O. Box 4600
189 Red River Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON
Phone: 1-800-461-2156 (if calling within Ontario) or 1-416-325-8305 (if calling from the 416 area code and outside of Ontario)
Business Hours for the Office of the Registrar General are Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
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.
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