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Essex Council Notes for Tuesday, August 8

by Fred Groves Community Improvement Revitalization Grant Essex Economic Development Officer Nelson Silveira made a presentation to Council, highlighting the success of the Community Improvement Revitalization grant program. He told Council there are several benefits for businesses to take advantage of the program, including increasing property value, appeal to new customers, and it supports the […]

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 Adam Gault National judges, from Communities in Bloom, made their way through the Town of Essex on Wednesday, July 26 to assess the municipality for the 2017 program. Founded in 1995, Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization established to foster civic pride, environmental responsibility, and local beautification through community and voluntary involvement. […]

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by Sylene Argent Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Dairy Freez last Thursday afternoon as part of her tour of the province. Her staff noted Wynne has a goal to visit every riding in Ontario to listen to concerns. Media was asked to give privacy to a brief meeting held in the Dairy Freez parking lot […]

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submitted to EFP Essex Fire and Rescue Services encourages residents to use a new online process to notify the fire department of proposed open air fires. Starting Monday, August 7, residents are asked to complete the online form found on the “Burn Permits” page at essex.ca. Fire Chief Rick Arnel said the new process is […]

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by Sylene Argent Over the past few months, there have been many changes to the business district of Essex Centre. The Essex Centre BIA Board members have implemented elements into the new parkette, nestled next to Deluxe Restaurant. So far, the Essex Centre BIA has installed a shade sail, two chess tables, and planters. The […]

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Editorial NOTE: Please note, in the article County Council to keep money saved from strike, CUPE 2974 spokesperson Lori Wightman stated, “I found it odd that (Lakeshore) Mayor Bain would vote against what his Council wanted. The same with the Mayor of Amherstburg.” It was the Deputy Mayor of Amherstburg, not the Mayor.   by […]

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Bondy questions discussion on possibilities held at meeting by Sylene Argent On Monday evening, the majority of the remaining Essex Council members voted in favour of proceeding with a by-election for Colchester to fill the vacant seat at the municipal decision-making table. At the July 4 meeting, Council learned one of the two Colchester members […]

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by Sylene Argent Windsor Essex Compassionate Care Community Essex Council received Windsor Essex Compassionate Care Community’s report, which Liz Daniel, Community Engagement Coordinator, presented. She highlighted the introduction of the second stage of the organization’s Community Pilot Study. This will launch in November. She also extended an invitation to Council to nominate compassionate people of […]

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by Fred Groves Changes are coming to the composition of the current ward system in Essex. Last week, two public consultation sessions, one in Harrow Centre and one in Essex Centre, were held which will have significant impact on the 2018 municipal election. The next election will not only have the Mayor and Deputy Mayor […]

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