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by Adam Gault An estimated 40,000 visitors flocked to downtown Amherstburg this past weekend to take part in the Canuck it Up! festival. The event featured a farmers’ market, family friendly games, live entertainment, a wide variety of vendors, and an appearance by the one, and only, World’s Largest Inflatable Rubber Duck. However, visitors in […]

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by Sylene Argent In honour and memory of the late Jim Craig, the former Associate Owner and Pharmacist at the Essex Shoppers Drug Mart who passed away last month, the Essex Area Food Bank will receive eight grocery carts of non-perishable items to put on the tables of those in need. “Jim was a great […]

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by Fred Groves In just a few more weeks, doors will open and bells will ring as students return to the classroom. For those students who live in Harrow, this marks the second-year anniversary of their forced exodus out of town. And when I say ‘out of town,’ I mean that quite literally. In October […]

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by Fred Groves After six seasons at the helm of the Essex 73’s, Scott Miller has resigned as the junior hockey club’s General Manager. Miller led the team to six straight league championships, three trips to the provincial final, and one Ontario title in 2015. Assistant GM Steve Caldwell and Head Coach Cam Crowder will […]

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submitted to EFP Essex Energizers Skipping Team traveled to Novi, Michigan the last weekend of July to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics, with over 130 athletes competing in the Jump Rope events. AAU was established in 1967 and is known as the largest National Multi-Sport event in the USA, with over 20 different sports […]

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by Adam Gault The sound of gunfire and heavy cannonade broke out at Fort Malden this past weekend as Parks Canada and Fort Malden held re-enactments to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the Upper Canada rebellions of 1837. The Raiders, Rebels, and Redcoats event gave visitors an interactive and educational glimpse into a largely forgotten part […]

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by Sylene Argent Despite the threat of unruly weather last Wednesday evening, Local country band The Rio Michaels Trio performed inside the Heritage Gardens Park as part of the Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Committee’s weekly concert series, Tune up the Parks. The Windsor-based band is comprised of Rio Michaels, Melanie Postma, and Wade Sharp. The musicians join forces to perform […]

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by Fred Groves A troubled Maidstone canning factory has a new owner. Golden Miles Foods from Mississauga recently purchased Thomas Canning, which had gone into receivership according to a document filed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in June. Richter Advisory Group was appointed as the receiver. According to its website, Golden Miles makes […]

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by Evelyn Couch It was no different when I was a child than when I was a parent. I hated all the newspaper hype about buying clothes and getting ready for the return to school. Yes, part of it was I saw no need for all the suggested new clothes. The ones they had were fine […]

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   by Fred Groves From well muscled horses to eight-wheeled behemoth tractors, plowing has evolved immensely in Essex County. And while a wandering eye quickly picked up on the historical significance of both, when it came right down to it, busting the ground in a straight line is still the main objective. On Saturday, dozens of […]

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