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Fire & Rescue partners with St. Clair for live fire training

by Sylene Argent Essex Fire & Rescue has partnered with the St. Clair College Pre-Service Firefighter Program to offer a temporary, local location, for live fire training for students and veteran firefighters across the region. There are now three 40 foot containers at the Essex Pollution Control Plant in Essex Centre. These containers allow students, […]

by Sylene Argent Members of the popular Sun Parlour Chorus filled the Masonic Hall in Essex Centre with the sound of musical cheer on Monday evening during the group’s first practice at its new location. The regional singing group for men will now practice out of the Masonic Hall as its former meeting place, the […]

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by Fred Groves Nothing ventured, nothing gained. That is the attitude the representatives of the Maidstone Bicentennial Museum are taking after making the decision not to relocate the historic St. Pierre cabin. Back in late August, nearly 50 people, many of them decedents of the family, met with the intent of raising $45,000 to help […]

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submitted to EFP A hockey team is not just one player, nor just one line.  A team has 17 players, all contributing in their own way.  A team consists of 17 players picking each other up when one is down and doing whatever it takes to support one another.  The Novice Major Ravens is truly […]

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submitted to EFP The Essex Region Conservation approved the 2017 workplan of projects and associated budget.  Improving and streamlining customer service, opening the Cypher Systems Group Greenway, rehabilitating a significant Lake Erie coastal wetland at Sturgeon Creek in Leamington, and proposed Water and Erosion Control Infrastructure Projects totaling $1.2 million are just a few of […]

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by Sylene Argent Being around loved ones and friends helps to warm the soul, while a good bowl of soup can warm individuals up during the cool month of February. On Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, The Essex Retirees’ Social Club opened its doors to the community and its membership for the annual soup competition. The popular […]

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by Sylene Argent   Several Beavers, Cubs, and Boy Scouts put weeks of hard work and dedication to the test on Saturday at the Essex Area Scouting Kub Kar Rally and Scout Drags. The event took place at the Harrow Agricultural Building. Scouts from across Essex County raced their self-made Kub Kars down the big […]

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by Fred Groves If you listened hard enough, you just might have heard the clickity-clack of the train as it pulled out of the Essex Railway Station. And while the sounds are gone, the spirit of the rail and many memories live on. On Sunday afternoon, the Essex Municipal Heritage Committee and members of Essex Town […]

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by Sylene Argent For the past 17 years, Colio Estate Wines has brought some excitement into what can be viewed as a dreary and gray time of year through its annual Festival of Ice. Over the weekend, members of the community were once again welcomed to enjoy the family-friendly activities that took place at Colio, […]

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submitted to EFP On Thursday, February 2, over 150 attendees gathered for the Essex-Windsor EMS first annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony. The event was hosted to honour those on staff and in the community who best represent the service’s values of accountability, integrity, and compassion. Dr. Paul Bradford, Medical Director, Southwest Ontario Base Hospital Program, […]

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