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Community Concert Band performs in music series

by Sylene Argent Under the direction of Conductor of Dee Shaw, members of the woodwind, percussion, and brass instrument ensemble, the Essex Community Concert Band, engaged a large audience as they perform last Wednesday evening in Essex Centre as part of the Tune up the Parks concert series. Britt Kascjak, Secretary for the band, explained […]

by Fred Groves A comprehensive five-year Master Plan could result in another new fire hall being built in Essex. Pomax Consulting recently presented Master Fire Plan 2017-2021 to Council, which includes building a new fire hall to replace the current Station 2 facility, located in Gesto. Jan Hambides of Pomax noted that the ideal location […]

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    There are lots of things to see and do again this year at the Essex Fun Fest. This year, the committee took into consideration the needs of its visitors and have made the necessary changes to the festival to better suit everyone’s needs, as a whole. From the toddler, to the senior, there is […]

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by Adam Gault It was an emotional evening for the students of Holy Name Catholic Elementary School as their friends and family gathered to watch them receive their diplomas on Wednesday, June 21. The students and their families gathered at the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Essex for the ceremony, which was held as […]

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      by Adam Gault Looking to continue to build upon their philosophy of inspiring possibilities and real change, staff members at Community Living Essex County held the 56th annual meeting and awards presentation at the Ciociaro Club in Oldcastle on Tuesday, June 20. The event was held to honour those who continue to overcome obstacles […]

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by Fred Groves In a few short days, Canada will celebrate a huge birthday. On July 1, 1867, what is now known as Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, united to form a nation. The Founding Fathers included Ontario’s George Brown, Sir Alexander Campbell, Sir John A. MacDonald, and William McDougall, who were all […]

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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 […]

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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 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 Fred Groves A court decision late last year could cost the Town of Essex nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars. On December 16, 2016, Justice Scott K. Campbell awarded $238,988.53 to Gulf Developments, which was originally hired to build Station 1 EMS/Fire Hall in Essex Centre. Gulf, the lowest bidder on the $2.75 million facility, was […]

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