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When oh when are the taxpayers of the Town going to wake up and smell the coffee? When is this Council going to stop all these closed doors meetings to do their dirty work, and after the deed is done, we the taxpayer are spoon-fed their decisions and the results? Surely, we all deserve better […]

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Re: Time to wipe the slate clean, June 1, 2017 It is not often I read an article in any of the various papers and feel the need to respond. I’ve been told by several very experienced politicians not to get into a war of words in the press, that in most instances the general […]

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by Sylene Argent So, I read last week the province has intent to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019. That’s a huge jump, in a short amount of time, from the $11.40 an hour it is set at now. Are any working-class people tired of getting slapped in the face yet? […]

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Provincial and federal politics have a check-system in place when it comes to ensuring that a bedrock principle of our democratic system of governing is adhered to. Cabinet Ministers of the party in power are monitored and held accountable by the opposition. For example, Indira Naidoo-Harris is the Ontario (Liberal) Minister of Women’s Issues. On […]

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by Sylene Argent Guess what? None of us are perfect. But, some of us have this propensity to allow past happenstances that provided less-than-positive experiences to drag behind us like a ball from a chain. That ball, likely known to many as guilt, can hinder us from moving forward; or at the very lease, slow […]

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by Fred Groves Sometimes you have to stand up and yell, real, real loud. This is one of those times. The Essex Town Council is no longer capable of governing this community. I want everyone to re-read that sentence and let it sink in. A recent decision to fire Tracey Pillon-Abbs, the Chief Administrative Officer, […]

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by Evelyn Couch All of us must be wondering why our Council would dismiss the Chief Administrative Officer so soon after she was hired. According to the Windsor Star report no reason has been given and not all Council members agreed with the decision. It was made behind closed doors to avoid the discussion at […]

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by Evelyn Couch I have written about this recently, but after seeing the street lamp poles in the main shopping area of Essex Centre in shiny black that is very attractive, I wonder why those poles west of the former railway are still rusty. The poles just east of the mall parking lot are rusty, […]

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by Sylene Argent I like to keep things fun, even when I am working. And, although my job comes with its stresses and moments to be coupled with seriousness (as do most careers), when I can have fun with a situation, I do. I find I get the best quotes from people when I have […]

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by Evelyn Couch Did you hear the farmers crying the other morning when it was raining? They must have been dismayed that the wet fields were getting more moisture. On my trip to London on the 13th of May, I never saw one farmer working the field for planting. The land was much too wet. It is only […]

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