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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 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 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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  by Sylene Argent The Civic Holiday went to the dogs on Monday morning as the Kingsville Lions Club hosted the 5th annual Kingswoof Dog Show at Lakeside Park. Everyone was invited to bring along their furry companions for the event, which was hosted so families could have fun with the four-legged and furry members […]

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  by Fred Groves There was a birthday party and a history lesson all rolled into one big celebration as Colchester came of age on Saturday, 225 years to be precise. This is a milestone few communities in Ontario can boast about. The Town of Essex hosted the day-long “Get Your Red and White On” event […]

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by Sylene Argent The bright, vibrant colours used in the “Lest We Forget” mural recently completed on a wall of a commercial building facing the Heritage Gardens Park will help attract the attention of youth, members of the former Essex Memorial Spitfire Committee said during the mural’s official unveiling last Thursday afternoon. Getting area youths’ […]

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by Sylene Argent Two new events were hosted on the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village (CTMHV) grounds over the weekend, which helped the volunteers and staff to connect to many new individuals on the efforts made there to preserve and promote local history. On Friday, CTMHV Chairperson Harry Bergman and the rest of the […]

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by Sylene Argent Members of the Essex Soil and Crop Improvement Association kicked off the annual Twilight Tour at J. Brush Farms in the Harrow area on Thursday. J. Brush Farms was the 2016 Conservation Farm Award winner, which the Essex Region Conservation Authority and the Essex Soil and Crop Improvement Association team up to present annually. The award […]

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submitted to EFP Last weekend the Miller’s Source for Sports, Essex Bantam Travel team participated in the South West London “A” Summer Classic tournament. Over the three day tournament, July 28 – July 30, the team went undefeated. The Essex Bantam team beat teams from Stratford, Cambridge, Thorn Hill, Mississauga, and Beaver Valley. Congratulations to […]

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by Sylene Argent Members of the Knights of Columbus, based out of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, joined members of the Ladies’ Auxiliary Council to host a community barbeque on Saturday afternoon in the Kennedy Funeral Home’s parking lot. Knights of Columbus Grand Knight, BJ Harrison, said the event was a way for two […]

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