The Cooks are pushing boundaries at FIG Studio Kitchen in Ripley

RIPLEY - Some people said the town of Ripley was just too small to support a restaurant, but Veronika and David Cook have defied the odds with the success of the FIG Studio Kitchen, also a success story for the municipality of Huron-Kinloss. Continue reading

Amberley General Store the latest example of immigrant success

AMBERLEY – Another chapter in the history of rural Ontario was written today with the grand opening of the new Amberley General Store. This community institution was built by the blood, sweat and tears of a family that began its life on the other side of world, and made a decision years ago to call this little corner of Ontario home. The family of Lal and Monika Chouhan and their business partner Vee Sandhu, proudly cut the ceremonial red ribbon in front of the remarkable business that they have invested more than $2 million dollars to create. They were joined by local politicians and most importantly, by dozens and dozens of their neighbours and customers who came to wish them well.   Continue reading

Larsen & Shaw demonstrates a century of family business enterprise

WALKERTON - For Larsen & Shaw, it all hinges on steel. I had the privilege Tuesday of touring Walkerton-based Larsen & Shaw, a remarkable family-owned local enterprise that will celebrate its 100th anniversary in business next year, against all odds. Continue reading

Allan Thompson visits 7Acres cannabis facility in Tiverton

7ACRES (TIVERTON) - Amazing visit today to 7Acres, the high-end cannabis production facility near Tiverton that is poised to become the region’s second-biggest employer after Bruce Power. Within a protective compound lined by high fences topped with barbed wire, there will soon be 500 people working in a 350,000 square foot facility producing high-grade cannabis for the burgeoning commercial market. The 7Acres product will be on shelves from coast to coast in Canada once legal sales begin and the company is now holding job fairs and recruiting with an eye to employing more than 500 people by next June, expanding the retrofitted greenhouse facility by leaps and bounds.   Continue reading

Allan Thompson campaign launch garners positive media coverage across Huron-Bruce

The launch of Allan Thompson’s campaign to become the Liberal Party of Canada candidate in Huron-Bruce received extensive media coverage across the riding, both in print and on radio. And on the national stage, the campaign launch was covered by the Hill Times newspaper, the primary media outlet for news on Parliament Hill.   Continue reading

Allan Thompson launches Huron-Bruce Liberal nomination bid from the porch of his Goderich home

GODERICH, Ontario (Aug. 22, 2018) – Surrounded by more than 150 friends and political supporters jammed onto the front lawn of his home in Goderich, Allan Thompson launched his campaign to be the federal Liberal candidate in Huron-Bruce for the upcoming election.  “Here, on the steps of our home in Goderich, I am pleased to announce that I am going to seek the nomination for the federal Liberal party in Huron-Bruce,” Thompson told the crowd, who were later treated to a pig roast and corn on the cob.  Thompson has made it a cornerstone of his campaign to work hard and stand up for rural communities.      Continue reading

Official Campaign Press Release

GODERICH, Ontario (Aug. 20, 2018)–Allan Thompson has launched his bid to be the Liberal candidate for Huron-Bruce in the 2019 federal election with a commitment to create opportunity and build the rural economy in the riding. “Now, more than ever, I believe that Huron-Bruce needs a stronger voice in Ottawa, an ambitious, proactive and effective MP who will speak up forcefully for our rural communities and make sure that rural concerns are heard in the corridors of power,” said Thompson. Continue reading

Campaign launch interview with Fadi Didi of Country 104.9 FM

Here is a link to my interview with Fadi Didi of Country 104.9 FM, "Today's Best Country for Goderich and Huron County."  https://soundcloud.com/electallanthompson/allan2019launch-interviewaug-2020181049fadididi Continue reading