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by Evelyn Couch According to a lengthy article in the June/July issue of Canada’s History magazine, Joseph Howe was determined to keep Nova Scotia out of confederation. But, there were many powerful forces wanting that province in the new Dominion of Canada.  However, he kept his opposition going to the end, and today there is […]

by Fred Groves Is there a vault full of money in the town hall we don’t know about? There must be or how else would Essex Town Council be able to afford everything they’ve got on their plate. I tried to come up with a few big-ticket items, and no doubt there are many we’re […]

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So, why do I get frustrated as a Councillor/Taxpayer? Let me start by saying that traditionally, I let political conflictual issues run off. But, when I see reporters of this paper being subjected to rudeness by Council because of their integrity to you in making sure you get the facts and not coffee shop rhetoric, […]

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by Evelyn Couch Have you had the wonderful experience of being in the room where confederation was brought to Canada? It gave me great sense of awe and wonder from the moment I stepped on the worn cement step to the entrance. There were not many steps, only two or three, if I remember correctly, […]

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by Evelyn Couch There are many odd names for towns or communities in Canada. We have some of them here, such as Oldcastle. And, what about Cozy Corners? There is Thamesford, where early settlers crossed the Thames River. Today we pronounce it ‘Temsford.’ There is Moose Jaw, Medicine Hat, Punkey Doodles Corners, Come By Chance, […]

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by Sylene Argent I’m not sure if I can take any credit for the phrase “Not complaining, just explaining,” but I cannot recall having heard it anywhere else. I love to use it. Typically, when I am greeted, I am asked how I am doing, and of course I ask others the same question as […]

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Re: The Essex Memorial Spitfire, a tribute to Windsor-Essex area World War Two Air Force and British Royal Air Force Veterans; It is with sincere appreciation I write you. While visiting Essex recently, I took the opportunity to re-visit the plaque that contains my mom’s name. Sadly, my mom has died. But, the mention of her name on the plaque, with many […]

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by Fred Groves Resources, resources, and resources. Members of Essex Town Council, in my opinion, are mismanaging them. Now to be more specific, I am referring to human and financial resources. Let’s begin this week’s rant with how they are treating their employees. I am not going to get into the firing of the former […]

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by Evelyn Couch We are asked to care about the footprints we make on the environment. That makes good sense since we are stewards of our land, however, it is not easy. When my driveway needed repairs, I thought I should have gravel or crushed stone to allow water absorption in favour of asphalt that would […]

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by Sylene Argent It is easy to point fingers, but we are taught in our youth that when you do that, you have three move fingers pointing back at yourself. There is a difference between deflecting responsibility and making a point. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell which is what when dealing with a […]

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