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Essex Council’s decision to not support the application for a contract for the Blue Sky wind farm from the Ontario Power Authority raises some concerns. You must understand the process changes yearly on how projects move forward. IPR-GDF Suez is the same company that built the Harrow wind farm in the municipality of Essex. Municipalities […]

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by Evelyn Couch While interested persons were trying to find a use for the abandoned rail line that ran through Essex on its way to Windsor, the rails are being torn out. So that’s the end of any plans for use as a tourist attraction. That gives me a stab of sadness. I think about […]

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by Evelyn Couch How can I lose so many things that have never gone outside the house? Although I wonder if somehow they made it to the recycle bin. I looked there and I don’t think it has been put out for the truck since I last used at least one of those wandering articles […]

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I want to say thank you to the women who paid my bill at the Main St. restaurant on Wednesday, Dec. 12 and told the clerk to wish me a Merry Christmas. I wish that party that sat behind me a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year. How thoughtful. Yours truly,   Signed Cheers

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by Evelyn Couch Have you heard that the Leamington Post has left the newspaper scene? I wonder why. It appeared to be well established. It seems to me that a town the size of Leamington needs its weekly newspaper. When I was working as a reporter I did wonder why the Leamington Post reporter was […]

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by Richard Parkinson Last week, our region lost two more community newspapers – the relatively new Windsor This Week (formerly The Smart Shopper) and the longstanding Leamington Post. While the loss of both publications is a loss to the region, the loss of the Leamington Post is of historic significance. The Post had served its […]

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by Evelyn Couch When someone tells me they have lived in the same house all their life or at least since they were first married, I am amazed. It certainly sounds convenient. I imagine they would never lose anything precious, such as family heirlooms. From my experience those sorts of losses can easily happen during […]

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 by Richard Parkinson This week we’re pretty excited. We launched our own distribution system in Essex Centre and we thank all of our carriers for helping us with this. Without them it wouldn’t be possible. So, what does that mean? It’s means we have put together a carrier team of local residents to deliver the […]

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by Evelyn Couch The pumpkins scarcely had time to disappear before the Christmas decorations sprouted up everywhere. I understand homeowners want to put those strings of lights in place before the weather is so cold that it freezes fingers but do they have to be lit right away? Possibly cold fingers have something to do […]

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by Evelyn Couch After I wrote about Christmas as a child years ago, two younger people told me they didn’t like reading about how deprived children we were at Christmas in the days of my childhood. That shocked me because I never felt that way and didn’t realize I was suggesting children of my generation […]

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