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A team of 45 United Communities Credit Union employees and their family and friends each rode 160 kilometres from Grand Bend to London and back this past weekend in the most successful MS Bike Tour to date. As a result of months of fundraising, the credit union team donated over $21,000 and joined with over […]

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In early June a pet iguana belonging to Steve Pueschel and Tanya Fryer left the backyard of their South Talbot home and went missing. Because the lizard, named Bozzy, has been missing for so long the couple considered him lost and assumed he died. Last week, they received some promising news. They learned that an […]

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by Melissa Middleton ON “TRAPPED” Once upon a time, long ago, my older daughter, Terri, was engaged to a man named Donald. The wedding had been in the planning stages for a while and the finishing touches were just wrapping up. Donald and his best man, Chris, still had to go pick out their tuxes […]

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by Jennifer Cranston When Dr. Lloyd Brown-John retired from his teaching job at the University of Windsor he found himself “bored and in need of brain food.” He’s not alone in this dilemma. Many people spend much of their lives looking forward to retirement so they can do whatever they want with their days. Then […]

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by Jennifer Cranston Antique engines, tractors and other machinery were accompanied by homemade bean soup, kite flying, fire fighter competitions and entertainment at the 27th Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show held this past weekend in the Co-An  Park area in McGregor. When visitors weren’t watching tractor pull competitions, eating bean soup from a cauldron […]

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by Sylene Argent At the Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village’s second annual Southern Ontario Military Muster, held this past weekend, renowned artist Kaziah Hancock was on hand. She spent her short stay painting portraits of recently fallen soldiers, free-of-charge to the families through her Project Compassion initiative. Last year, Hancock painted the portrait of […]

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by Sylene Argent The Essex Retirees’  Social Club hosted a unique Victorian themed fashion show at the center this past Tuesday, August 16 for members and the public to enjoy. Ten of the club members were dressed in handmade Victorian clothing and modeled the pieces in a one-hour fashion  show. They modeled Victorian clothing for […]

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Windsor-Essex County – One mosquito pool in the City of Windsor and one mosquito pool in the Town of LaSalle have  tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first sign of WNV in Windsor-Essex County this year. Certain types of mosquitoes spread WNV, a potentially serious infection to humans. To date, no […]

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by Evelyn Couch Need a Dog Park So the request for a dog park has come before council and immediately I wonder if there is a greater need for a dog park than for a park to be made on the grounds around the silos. The report in this newspaper about the council meeting, states […]

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••• Comment Richard Parkinson ••• Let’s get growing It appears that Harrow residents have moved boldly forward to develop a strategic plan for their part of our  municipality. Dubbed the Harrow Community Strategic Plan (HCSP) it will go before council in September. On the other hand, the development of a community involvment plan for Essex […]

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