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Essex on the move over March break

by Sylene Argent Over the March break, the Town of Essex offered a wide-range of fun activities that helped promote the importance of incorporating physical actively into every day busy schedules. Area residents, of all ages, enjoyed family time, for free, out on the ice at the Essex Centre Sports Complex on Friday afternoon, which […]

by Sylene Argent Clean Water Agency Essex Council received the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) verbal presentation that outlined what it offers its clients, including the Municipality of Essex. Dave Jubenville, Regional Manager, Karen Burgess, Senior Operations Manager, and Susan Budden, Business Development Manager, approached Council about the Ontario Clean Water Agency’s roles and responsibilities […]

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by Garrett Fodor For the sixth straight season, the PJHL Stobbs division trophy remains in the hands of the Essex 73’s as the hometown athletes topped their county-rival, the Lakeshore Canadiens, 4-0 in the best-of-seven series. Essex entered the series as the underdog of sorts, as the lower seed for the first time in their […]

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by Sylene Argent During a special Council meeting hosted inside the Council Chambers at the Essex County Civic Centre on Monday evening, members of Council and administration reviewed the Town’s three-year Strategic Plan. CAO Tracey Pillon-Abbs noted Council administered this document last year. Monday’s meeting was to highlight and review actions laid out in the […]

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by Fred Groves Inspired by her grandparents who lived in Colchester, author Rebecca Johns recently looked back at her 2006 book ‘Icebergs’ and admitted that it was gratifying to tell the story. The book is based partially on a plane crash that nearly took the life of her grandfather, Arthur Johns, who was a member […]

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by Sylene Argent During the second weekend in April, many Canadians will pause to remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge and pay tribute to its centennial anniversary. The battle, which began on April 9, 1917 and lasted four days, was one that, “Put Canada on the map as far as a fighting force,” Essex Branch […]

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by Garrett Fodor When Essex defeated the Lakeshore Canadiens 7-3 to earn the Provincial Junior Hockey League Stobbs Championship on home ice, its sixth straight title was even sweeter for some of the 73’s players on the ice. There were three players wearing the black and orange and donning champions hats who had previous worn […]

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  by Sylene Argent Before officially kicking off March Break, the students at Essex Public School enjoyed spending a portion of their Friday participating in the annual Winter Carnival, an event that celebration French language and culture. The event kicked off on Friday morning with a school-wide assembly. Around a dozen grade six students performed […]

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by Sylene Argent ERCA Report Richard Wyma, General Manager of the Essex Region Conservation Authority, approached Council to deliver the 2017 ERCA Budget, 2016 Annual Report, and outline ERCA projects scheduled for 2017. During his presentation, Wyma said ERCA and partners launched Place for Life, a commitment to improving water and landscapes and protect from […]

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by Sylene Argent In an effort to keep the minds and hands of individuals who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s busy, parishioners of Trinity Anglican Church, that little white church in the cemetery in Cottam, are crafting fidget blankets. The fidget blankets are made of donated materials the parishioners have collected from the community. Each […]

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