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Holy Name welcomes Peace Pole

by Sylene Argent Students at Holy Name Catholic Elementary School learned what it means to help spread positivity during a special school-side assembly that took place in the outdoor classroom last Wednesday morning. Mrs. Barbara Gaspard, a teacher at Holy Name, explained the students are grateful to have received the Peace Pole Award, which the […]

by Sylene Argent Senior of the Year Essex Council recognized area resident Jan Mooney with the Senior Citizen of the Year Award. This award is presented in recognition of a senior’s outstanding contribution to the community. The Provincial program recognizes community-minded individuals over the age of 65 who have enriched the community. The program is […]

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submitted to EFP On Sunday, June 11, there was a joint effort shown when generations joined together at Country Village, in Woodslee. On what was a very hot day, even at 8:30 a.m., the most amazing 20 Girl Guides, along with eight adult volunteers from Royal Bank, Tecumseh, arrived with shovels and spades in hand […]

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submitted to EFP The team members from Essex-Windsor EMS are the first ever to win back-to-back gold medals in the International Paramedic Competition, which was recently held in the Czech Republic. Chris Kirwan, EMS Team Ontario Captain said, “It is an honour to once again represent Essex-Windsor EMS and Canada at the international level. We […]

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by Evelyn Couch There are many odd names for towns or communities in Canada. We have some of them here, such as Oldcastle. And, what about Cozy Corners? There is Thamesford, where early settlers crossed the Thames River. Today we pronounce it ‘Temsford.’ There is Moose Jaw, Medicine Hat, Punkey Doodles Corners, Come By Chance, […]

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The Colchester North Public School track and field team had an incredible season, thanks to the dedication of the student-athletes, coaches, and parents and guardians who ensure their children made every meet and practice. At the recent Qualifier Meet, Colchester won its 27th championship out of the past 30 years, and the students won eight […]

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by Sylene Argent I’m not sure if I can take any credit for the phrase “Not complaining, just explaining,” but I cannot recall having heard it anywhere else. I love to use it. Typically, when I am greeted, I am asked how I am doing, and of course I ask others the same question as […]

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by Fred Groves The Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association opened its doors for a special event last Wednesday. WETRA’s “Young at Heart, 50-plus Active Living Day,” hosted the Government of Canada’s sponsored New Horizons Seniors Program ( for people aged 50 and over). Tai-Chi, Border City Barkers, a pampering station, carriage rides, and of course-walks through […]

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by Sylene Argent Blues musician Larry Affeldt, also known as Lawrence Hank, kicked off the Essex Centre portion of the Tune up the Parks summer concert series last Wednesday evening, shredding into some classics from bands and musicians like ZZ Top and Jimi Hendrix. Around 30 individuals gathered at the Heritage Gardens Park to listen […]

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by Sylene Argent Essex MP Tracey Ramsey and MPP Taras Natyshak teamed up to host the 2017 Essex Community Services and Career Expo on Friday afternoon, a free networking and information-sharing event. 44 vendor booths-consisting of local service clubs, organizations, and potential employers-lined the main lobby at the Vollmer Complex in LaSalle. Their reps were eager to […]

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