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Annual horse show trots into Cottam

   by Sylene Argent With a parade, pancake breakfast, chili cook off, vendors’ market, a kids’ zone, and horse show to enjoy, there were plenty of reasons to head out to Ridgeview Park on Sunday as the Cottam Rotary Club hosted the annual Cottam Horse Show and Fall Festival. Dan Levy, Cottam Rotary Club’s President, […]

 by Sylene Argent Members of the Essex Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 201) kicked off its annual Legion week celebration on Sunday with a wreath-laying ceremony and service at the Essex cenotaph. Branch President Wes Garrod thanked everyone for coming out to participate in the event. The Essex Legion, he said, is not […]

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by Sylene Argent Staff appointments Essex Council announced two changes in staffing at the meeting, and later moved correlating bylaws to make the positions official. Essex’s acting CAO Donna Hunter, who has worked for the Town since 2002, was officially appointed the Town’s CAO. Hunter was hired on to be the Treasurer. She has held […]

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by Sylene Argent With a few weeks of study already under their belts, the students at Essex District High School are ready to tackle to 2017-2018 school year. Dakota DeRoy, a grade 12 student, was elected as the Student Council Prime Minister last spring, and she is looking forward to the challenge. “I’ve been in […]

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by Sylene Argent Through the generosity of cliental, Jeff’s no Frills was able to donate $2,713.75 to the Essex Area Food Bank on Monday morning. Store owner Jeff MacPhee explained that cashiers helped raise the funds through the “Give a lot, Help a Lot” campaign, which is geared towards raising funds for youth. Cashiers sold […]

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by Fred Groves The tradition of one of the largest minor hockey tournaments in Southwestern Ontario continued this past weekend as the Essex Minor Hockey Association hosted its annual Early Bird Tournament. This was the 40th year the tournament has taken place, and it seems to be getting bigger and better as 75 teams took part […]

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by Adam Gault Talons, beaks, and feathers of all shapes and sizes brought birding enthusiasts from far and wide to the Holiday Beach Conservation Area this past weekend. The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) and the Holiday Beach Migration Observatory (HBMO) hosted the first of two consecutive weekends for the annual Festival of Hawks. The […]

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by Sylene Argent A recess had to be taken, police were called to safely escort Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze to his vehicle, and a displeased crowed exited the Council Chambers in a huff after a majority Council vote suspended Councillor Randy Voakes from two months’ remuneration. This was a result of the remaining Council members […]

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submitted to EFP The Essex Bantam Travel Team, sponsored by Miller’s Source for Sports, has had a wonderful season, highlighted by a 10-6-2 record against some of the best AAA and AAAA teams in Ontario. The season would not be a success without an OBA championship though. On Friday, September 1, the team started its […]

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Nominations for the Ward 3 by-election, in the Town of Essex, closed on  Thursday, September 7. Four individuals have put their names forward to fill the vacancy left behind by former Councillor Bill Caixeiro, who resigned earlier this summer. Running are (in alphabetical order): Rodney Hammond, Mike Jenner, Richard Kokovai, and Ron Rogers. The winner […]

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