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by Evelyn Couch This information was in the Edmonton Sun, written by Columnist Mark Bonokoski. According to Canadian sources, he wrote Canada has 990 million acres of forest, 370 million of wetland, and 167 million acres of crop-yielding farmland, which absorb carbon. Biologists tell us trees absorb about 2.6 tonnes of carbon per acre. If you do […]

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by Sylene Argent Nobody has ever said being a decision-maker was easy. No matter what, the resolve upon which a local dignitary arrives will never satisfy every one, which could create some tension or heat. For many decision-makers, a lot of research and advice-seeking is done before making a public stance. And, once a decision […]

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by Evelyn Couch Again, the only way I can designate this as experience is by having it sent to me.  It is a list of riddles for you to solve. Here they are. A murderer condemned to death had a choice of either a room full of a raging fire, or one with assassins with loaded guns, […]

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by Fred Groves If you’ve driven or walked through the downtown areas of Essex or Harrow lately, you would have noticed a transformation. Several businesses in both communities are rejuvenating the outside of their buildings, thanks in part to the Town’s Community Improvement Program. From what I have seen so far, the upgrades look great […]

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by Evelyn Couch Have you noticed work is being done on the old Hicks building? There is quite a story about that building in the town’s history book. Prior to 1895, all community gatherings were held on the top floor. It was declared to be unsafe so three men would go into the store after closing […]

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by Jessica Azar Do you ever get in a mood where you feel like life is passing by and you’re missing out on something? Like, you’re stuck on a spinning wheel going nowhere? I am currently feeling this way. When I get in one of those moods, I find the trigger to snap myself out […]

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by Evelyn Couch Here are some amazing facts about Canada! You may have heard or read them before now, but I am presuming you have forgotten them. The lowest temperature recorded was -81.4 F or C-63 in 1947. Residents in Churchill leave their cars unlocked when parked to allow an escape for pedestrians that might encounter a polar […]

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by Sylene Argent I take great pride in being able to ramble on in this comment section every week, and every day with my voice. The freedom to express my opinion is something I hold very dear, and I know who to thank, our veterans, for fighting and sacrificing for our right to do just […]

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Sherry Bondy. Thank you for the invitation to attend Essex Town Council meetings. But, the last time I was there, I tried to explain our situation on Thomas Street. Our Mayor interrupted me and said we are not here to argue. I had no idea I was. Also, one of the children on Council explained to […]

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by Evelyn Couch Again, the only way I can present this as an experience is because someone sent it to me. The information contained unusual signs on church billboards or in bulletins and directories. Some of the ones included the following: If a congregation wants a better pastor, it needs to pray for the one it has. […]

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