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Farm Lot Severance Sizes raise concerns in Essex

by Adam Gault New farm lot severance size regulations have raised some concerns throughout Essex. Under previous regulations, 100 acres was the minimum that was allowed to be subdivided. Under the new regulations, 200 acres is needed for severance. “I’ve had several complaints since Essex has adopted the more stringent rules,” Essex Deputy Mayor Richard […]

by Sylene Argent In celebration of Earth Day, staff with the Town of Essex, members of the Essex Communities in Bloom Committee (CIB), and mascots Bloomer and Petunia joined the kindergarten and grade eight students at Essex area schools to plant trees in their school yards on Friday. The special tree plantings take place annually […]

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   by Sylene Argent Essex Gospel Community Church celebrate the holiday weekend in style on Saturday morning as its reps offered the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt for area youth to enjoy. Hundred of youth lined the scavenger hunt areas, set up in the yard of Essex Public School, and on the buzzer dashed off […]

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by Adam Gault A local museum with a strong focus on Essex County’s military history is doing its part to preserve the past and share the stories of the many locals who put their lives on the line throughout Canada’s military history. The Kingsville Historical Park Museum, located on Division St. South behind the Royal […]

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by Garrett Fodor Entering decision week in the semi-finals in the quest for the Schmalz Cup, the Essex 73’s held a slim 2-1 lead over the defending champion, Ayr Centennials. However, with its two wins coming in overtime, the series could belong to anyone. The series shifted to Essex for game four Tuesday. After some line […]

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by Sylene Argent For the past three years, the Squirettes based out of the McGregor Knights of Columbus facility have hosted an Easter event for community youngsters to enjoy. And, thanks to experience and dedication to the event, this year’s Easter extravaganza was the biggest to date. Laura Belanger, Chief Councillor of the Squirette group, […]

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by Sylene Argent On Tuesday, April 11, representatives of United Way Windsor-Essex County announced the new Neighbourhood Small Business Grant that will provide four $5,000 start-up grants. The grants will support the launch of small businesses in United Way priority neighbourhoods across Windsor and Essex County. Essex Centre, Harrow, and Leamington are considered the priority areas to […]

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by Sylene Argent In support of developing a strong and thriving community, annually the Finance Committee receives applications from various community organizations that are hopeful to receive Community Partnership Fund dollars. During the April 3 Essex Council meeting, Council received and supported funding over $92,500 for community organizations in their quests to provide a variety […]

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by Adam Gault To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a service was held at the Harrow Cenotaph on Sunday, April 9. Representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion, 202nd Fort Malden Royal Canadian Army Cadets, and members of the public gathered on a beautiful, sunny day to remember and pay tribute to […]

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by Sylene Argent As a way to positively connect youth within the community to police personnel, every year members of the Essex OPP challenge Essex District High School’s top hockey athletes to an on-ice match up. The 16th annual installment of the Cops Vs. Kids Hockey Game, hosted at the Essex Centre Sports Complex on […]

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