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2011 Knights of Columbus Chili Cook Off winners: First Place: Amherstburg Miracle League (front) Second Place: Columbian Women (Left) Third Place: Food and Fellowship Mission (Middle) People's Choice: Royal Canadian Legion (Right) The eight teams were judged by five judges: Councilor Bart DiPasquale, Fire Chief Randy Sinasac, Councilor John Sutton and his wife Giselle Sutton and Columbian Ladies president Barb Deneau. Each team had a station set up in the middle of the hall as chili goers grabbed a small bowl of team chili, while the judges were stationed in front of the battlefield, they tasted each chili masterpiece one by one. “Every chili has its own unique taste,” said

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Police Briefs Amherstburg Police are once again asking snowmobilers to respect private property after more complaints were filed over the weekend. One complaint was recieved on Friday in the Collison Side Road and County Road 50 area. On sunday a resident complained of snowmoblies trespassing on their front lawns on Concession 3 North. Police say enforcement will be stepped up and violators could be charged under the motorized snow vechicle act or trespass to private property act.

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4- OPINION › Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Province asked to share in local road upkeep Many would agree that roads are the arteries of each and every community, providing a connection not only to goods and By Karen Fallon services, but also to the work place and recreation. However the up-keep of these roads is a very costly initiatives for municipalities who have been left ‘holding the baby’ since the province downloaded them. In January 1998, 3,210 km of provincial highways were transferred or "downloaded" to local authorities. This was in addition to the 1,766 km of provincial highways that were lost on April 1, 1997. The roads that were downloaded ceased to be King's Highways, and became County, Regional, District, or Municipal roads instead. The idea behind the downloading was to transfer responsibility of roads that served only a "local purpose" back to the municipalities that largely benefitted from the use of the road, according to www.thekingshighway.ca. With this in mind Councillor Robert Pillon recently made a motion to ask the province to foot fifty per cent of the cost of road maintenance for Ontario municipalities that had, prior to the mid- 1990s, received such funding. As councilor Carolyn Davies noted during the debate Amherstburg, as with other municipalities throughout the province, just don’t have the tax base to fund all of the necessary road maintenance that is needed. Pillon did recognize that Amherstburg, as with other Ontario municipalities does receive funding via the federal gas tax fund. Which he notes, is much appreciated, but falls far short of addressing the financial burden facing municipalities. According to a report from AMO – Ontario Association of Municipalities - municipalities throughout Ontario will see “predictable entitlement based funding” via the federal gas tax funding of around $746 million per year to help them address the estimated annual infrastructure deficit of $6 billion. The allocations for 2010 to 2014 are based on population targeting $2.9 Billion for Ontario’s communities between 2010 and 2014. This funding was announced in the 2005 Federal Budget committing “approximately $1.9 billion to Ontario municipalities for environmentally sustainable infrastructure from 2005 through to 2010. With all the government taxes people have to dig into their pockets to produce – federal, provincial, municipal and in Amherstburg’s case Essex County as we are a two-tiered municipality, there is only so much people can give. With this in mind most municipalities which are trying to keep their tax increases to a minimum in the face of: wage increases, service delivery, raising utilities costs, etc. municipalities have to either raise taxes or eliminate services and/or only target certain maintenance projects. Translated some roads and other projects won’t get the attention they need. Although Pillon’s motion probably wouldn’t send the province scurrying to the coffers, it may, as noted by councilor John Sutton open dialog between the province and its municipal counterparts. Part of Pillon’s motion was to also seek the support of other municipalities, Essex County Council, AMO and the local MPPs. Sutton commended Pillon for “dreaming big” and hopefully setting in motion an action that will open interaction between Ontario municipalities, AMO and the province. I agree as sometimes things which seem unattainable are really only communication away.

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Letter to the Editor Gassed about price at the pump I need to address the gas prices in our town. This morning March 1st the gas price at the Canadian Tire was $1.21.4 while the gas price at the Canadian Tire on Dougall was $1.15.5. I did go into our Canadian Tire Gas Bar last week (while the cost for a litre of gas has been a continuous $1.21) and asked the clerk why we are so high when the price in Windsor is much lower. I was told: "that they don't set the prices the company does (so my thought this morning, is head office for Canadian Tire has decided to stick it to the county residents and give a break to Windsor?). There are four gas stations in town (what she means is two in town and two going out of town) and they are all the same. Why do we have to be the same?

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Shouldn't price and service be a priority to give to your customers to strengthen your business? What is going on with the two gas stations in town? I very much want to support our town/community but it's hard to justify adding six cents into someone else's pocket when it is so hard to put it in my own. When the Canadian Tire gas bar reopened with new owners, the gas prices had been very competitive to Windsor and Essex County & knowing a Shell was coming into town at Mac's some of us anticipated a higher price there, but the last few weeks have given me cause to pause and wonder... Why is our gas prices staying on the "high" side? E. Berry Gas Consumer

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10- HEALTH NEWS › Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Council begins 2011 budget deliberations Highlights of the proposed budget include operating expenses of $23.11 million and limited general rated capital projects of $2.7 million. General capital expenditures proposed include tar and chip on concession roads of $1000,000, and Sandwich Street and Dalhousie roadwork of $596,495. The Water and Wastewater capital projections will be proposed over the next weeks with the largest component being the ongoing expansion to the Wastewater Treatment Plant started in 2010 at a total cost of $34.14 m i l l i o n . The first draft being presented Monday limits the tax increase to an estimated 2.78% if Council utilizes $570,000 from the tax stabilization reserve. The average residential homeowner would see an increase of $32.88 including their Municipal, County and School taxes. “Going into our budget discussions for 2011 we understood well in advance that we faced financial limitations and challenges. Most important to us is that the residents understood we will keep our tax rates at reasonable levels while providing them with the best service for value possible,” said Mayor Wayne Hurst. “The improvements we have made over the past three years have been at a record setting pace. Our plans, our projects, and our spending over the past years have been very deliberate. We understood that the years following these infrastructure investments would be lean.” “With ten major projects valued at $88.4 million completed between 2009-2012 Amherstburg will have received a total of $46.42 million from our Federal and Provincial partners enabling us to make

later than in previous years due to Municipal elections and newly elected Council members. For the past three years Amherstburg budgets have been passed mid December for the following year. Thirty-five hours of budget deliberations are scheduled over six days, with the final approval set for April 18. Public attendance and feedback is encouraged. View the draft budget link at http://amherstburg.ca /newspublications and offer feedback at budget@amherstburg.ca.

tremendous improvements to our infrastructure,” said Chief Administrative Officer Pamela Malott. “A number of these projects including the United Communities Credit Union Complex, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Sewer Separation and Urban Renewal have positioned Amherstburg for strong and continued growth and will serve residents for gene r a t i o n s . ” Similar to other County Municipalities, Amherstburg is reviewing the Budget

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Germ as Seeds LIVING WELL, eating well, moving well, thinking well. How come some people go from one cold to the next, getting all the bugs that“go around”and others don’t? It was this very question that prompted D. D. Palmer back in 1895 to pursue what we call Chiropractic! Contrary to what many people’s understanding is, Chiropractic was not founded on back pain. In fact the very first Chiropractic patient, Harvey Lillard, was a deaf man who had his hearing restored following the first Chiropractic adjustment. Getting back to prevailing thoughts on germs, we meet a lot of people who are fearful of germs. Since about the time the microscope was invented, there has been an undue focus on germs. But germs are a lot like seeds. Ever try to start a lawn or plant a garden? It doesn’t just happen. The conditions have to be just right over a period of days and weeks. This is the same with germs manifesting into disease. The conditions in the body have to be just right in order for an illness to manifest. This is just as true for the common cold as it is for cancer. The real question becomes….how do you prevent these conditions from happening in the first place? How are you caring for yourself? How much stress is you body under? What type of diet do you have? How much exercise and rest? It all sounds very familiar doesn’t it? Another common factor in all these illnesses, not so readily recognized, is a depressed immune system. Like all tissues, organs and systems of your body, your nervous system affects the function of your immune system. That’s why it’s thought that subluxations (a joint that is misplaced in the spinal column leading to nervous system interference)

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2- MUNICIPAL NEWS › Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Complex ‘on time and under budget’ Max DeAngelis, f r o m DeAngelis Construction Inc., updated By Karen Fallon council on the status of the United Communities Credit Union Complex, which he described as a “positive project” that has come in on time and under budget. DeAngelis provided council with a personal perspective regarding his company’s part in the construction of the complex. “I would like to recap on what has been a very, very positive experience not only for the industry and our company but in general. To comment on the ability to deliver a product on time and under budget and meet the requirements and mandate of the RFP (Request for Proposal,)”

box and we took to heart what the people wanted.” Pam Malott, the town’s CAO, confirmed that the project which began in 2009 when the town received federal funding of $15.7 million had come in on time and under budget. The two outstanding projects on the complex are a solar panel roof and landscaping, both of which will be completed when weather permits. The current complex surplus is $618,936 and work not yet completed is estimated at $562,000, leaving a projected surplus for the project of $56,936. Any change orders in connection with the project that were over $25,000 had to come before council as indicated in the town’s procurement policy. Councillor Diane Pouget says the town’s procurement policy needs to be examined

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said DeAngelis. During his presentation DeAngelis praised council and administration for bringing about something that is “envied by not only those in Southwestern Ontario, but throughout Canada.” “I can, in all honesty, say that you exceeded our expectations. That is an absolute jewel over there worth every penny,” said councillor John Sutton. “You and your partners should be very proud of the product you delivered to this community; our hats are certainly off to you.” DeAngelis says he has received several telephone calls a week providing positive feedback since the grand opening of the facility and as more people experience the facility those calls are on the raise. “I am very proud, not only as a kid growing up in this town, but with the warm reception I have had throughout the town of Amherstburg,” said DeAngelis. “To have delivered what we have delivered in the past 12 months is humbling because we have had so many thanks.” “A lot of you have put so many hours into this and years and years of thought; it is just awesome,” he said to council. “We should be proud…we thought out of the

as some of the change-work orders on the complex came in “just under $25,000” which meant they didn’t have to come before council. In response to Pouget’s inquiry regarding the change-work-order on the ice machine, councillor John Sutton said that the steering committee and council decided to go with an eco-friendly ice cube refrigeration unit that didn’t emit ammonia fumes and was seen as having a longer life span. “Each and every one of those change work orders, whether it was at the steering committee level, or council level was certainly debated and well thought out,” said Sutton. “I think administration and the steering committee deserve a lot of credit for bringing this project to fruition. “The number of man hours and women hours that went into this project over the past eighteen months was absolutely astronomical,” Sutton continued. “It was certainly a labour of love.” “Thanks Max, you did a heck of a job for us, you did us proud,” said councillor Robert Pillon. “It is a state-of-the-art -facility that will serve the community for many, many years,” noted Mayor Wayne Hurst.

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20- SPORTS› Wednesday, March 2, 2011

GIRLS Continued from Page 19 when Torey Dean found the back of the net with a blast from the slot, however Leamington added an empty net goal with one second left. Keeping the Lady Gens within reaching distance was the excellent play of goalie Miranda Turner, who faced 40 shots and making several breath taking saves. “We gave up a lot of shots but we knew coming in that they were going to be coming at us,” said Pettypiece. “We are not going to chance them, when we do get our chances, we have to bury them. They have nothing to be ashamed of I’m proud of everybody.” Pettypiece said he and the coaching staff are extremely happy with the team and its progression and will look to shake up the division next year. The Lady Gens have only five players graduated and according to the head coach, a number of young players are expected to don the

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black and gold next season. Turner said their first winning season gave the girls a “huge boost” heading into the playoffs. Although the team is losing some talent, Turner said she is looking forward to next year. “We have a bunch of good Grade 9’s that are moving up and even more players coming to Amherst,” she said. “Even when we lose talent we still gain it. It evens itself out.” Turner added that she had a lot of fun between the pipes in game two, even though she was busy. “I like it when I’m busy, maybe not to that extent, but I like keeping myself alive,” she said. Although the team is done league play for the season, next month the Lady Gens travel to Toronto for a tournament, which is viewed as a year-end reward for the girls. They are also scheduled to play a charity game next month in Amherstburg.

A’Burg takes 2-0 series lead over Brampton One game away from second consecutive trip to OMHA finals By Joel Charron The Amherstburg Midget Major Stars are just one win away from returning to the OMHA finals. This past weekend the Star took a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-five semi-final series against the Brampton Battalion. The Stars captured game one of the series Saturday night, with an impressive 6-1 win at the United Communities Credit Union Complex. Frank Desjardins scored a hat trick, scoring in all three periods, while Daniel Slipchuk, Mike Popel and Brandin Crosier each added a goal. Stars captain Jordan Ryan, Zoran Popel and Slipchuk each recorded a pair of assists. “It was definitely exciting,” said head coach Matt Fox after game one. “We used our speed and just outplayed them.” The Stars out shot Brampton 33-17. “We weren’t intimidated by their size,” said Desjardins. “We came out with lots of intensity and got on them early.” Sunday afternoon’s tilt

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Stars captain Jordan Ryan (white jersey) fights for poistion with Brampton defender. proved to be more difficult but managed to grab a pivotal 6-4 game two win. The Stars received a boost to their lineup as Tyler Pope-Ferguson returned to the ice after serving a two game suspension. Brampton would strike first, scoring just 2:13 into the opening period, however Ryan would tie the affair after banging in a rebound on the power play. Brampton would regain the lead again in the second period, but the lead was short lived when Slipchuk found the back of the net with his second goal of the series. Slipchuk’s goal opened the

floodgates as the Stars exploded for three more goals in the second period, only four minutes apart. Dan Bondy’s power play goal gave the Stars the lead, while Pope-Ferguson and Blaine Bechard gave Amherstburg a 5-2 lead after 30 minutes of play. Brampton fought back, scoring two quick goals in just over 90 seconds apart in the beginning of the third period. However, the Stars held off the Battalion comeback as Zoran Popel scored an empty net goal, seconds after Brampton rang a puck off of Amherstburg’s goal post.

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“We didn’t play the way we wanted but we still came out with two points,” said Fox after game two. The first year coach commended the goaltending of Mark Fenty and Nick Keeler, who both made crucial saves at critical times in games one and two. Fox said the Stars took their foot off the accelerator in the third period, allowing Brampton to gain some momentum. “We seemed to have lost a little bit of focus and we battled hard and finished it out,” he said. Fox gave Brampton credit for not giving up while down three goals in the third period. “We’re feeling great. Having a 2-0 lead is huge heading into game three,” said Dan Bondy. Bondy said the Stars will have to avoid a sluggish third period that plagued them in game two. “We let up on them and that gave them life,” said Bondy. “We can’t do that from now on.” The Stars head to Brampton this weekend to look to close out the series.

16- COMMUNTIY NEWS › Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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AMHERSTBURG: Lakefront home on s sandy beach that features with panoramic view on Lake Erie. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, main floor laundry, decks on both sides of home. forced air/central air, and sewers are connected. Call Jason Laframboise, Broker TODAY! 519-736-1766

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WINDSOR: WHAT A VIEW! Overlooking the Detroit River and parkland with 2 large balconies. This large approx 1491sq ft condo with 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, 2 parking spaces and storage locker. Ceramic in wet areas, and hardwood in bdms and living/dining room. Condo fees include heat, hydro, water, rec pool, exercise room, party room, security, sauna. Call Jason Laframboise Broker 519-736-1766

AMHERSTBURG: Custom built brick to roof ranch. Original owner. 4 bdrs on main floor with additional bdrs in basement. 2 full baths, 2 half baths, hardwood and ceramic flooring, custom oak kitchen with quartz counter tops(more durable and costly than granite), formal dining area. Finished rec room in base, spacious yard with hot tub and above ground pool. Call Jason Laframboise, Broker today 519-736-1766

AMHERSTBURG: 2 Storey home located on approx. 1 acre lot backing onto open field, how awesome. 4 Bdrms., 2 full baths, hrdwd. & ceramic flrg., 2 frpls., wet bar, main flr. Fam. rm & den., GFA & C/A, att. 2 car gar., plus workshop, in-grd pool and much more. Call Jason Laframboise 519-736-1766

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rivertowntimes.com The Chili Cook-Off was started 17 years ago by Harold Bernachi as a way to involve the community and help the local charities. The Chili Cook-off has gained such prestige that there is a waiting list to enter. “It’s the people in the community that are cooking the chili and presenting it, that’s what makes this event so popular,” said Specht.

CHILI Continued from Page 3 making chili. “I’ve never made chili before,” said House of Shalom activities director Holly Kirk-Mclean. “We had one of our member’s mom help me and two of the leaders came and helped as well. A few of the members were more than happy to taste test. It was a complete House effort.” The winner of the cookoff is awarded 50 per cent of the ticket sales while second place picks up 30 per cent and third place grabs 20 per cent of all ticket sales. Second place went to the Colombian Ladies and third place was given to the Food and Fellowship Mission. Organizer, Mike Specht said the Knights of Columbus brought back the “People Choice Award” because there were many people asking for its reinstatement. “The people asked for it and we want to give the people what they want,” said Specht. The People’s Choice Award was given to The Royal Canadian Legion.

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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 157 recently crowned the winners of the Annual Royal Canadian Legion Public Speaking Contest. The contest was sent out to all school and were broken into two catigoires: Grades 2-6 and Grades 7-9. The first place winners will compete at the zone competition on March 7. In Photo- Front Row (L to R) third place: Alexandra Rozzo-Rosati, second place: Rodrigo Caremas, first place: Quintin Graves Back Row: Youth Education Chairperson Ruth Ann Rocheleau, second place: Felicia Varacall, first place: Anna Simone, committee member Casey Heeren, Legion president Dennis Purdie. Absent: third place: Olivia White.

Verdi Club to celebrate International Women’s Day Sunday will be a day where all women can celebrate being a woman. This Sunday, the Verdi Club will host its fifth Annual International Women’s Day celebration. Guest speakers this year include Geneviece Isshak and Debra Fowler from the Hiatus House as well as Barbara Dupont and Sarah Watson. Watson is the wife of Essex MP Jeff Watson while Dupont is the mother of Lori Dupont, an on-duty nurse killed by a doctor while at work. Organizers of the event have seen the event go from 100 attendees in its first year to over 300. They said the reason they hold such an event is to help alert people to the accomplishment of women.

ACS Continued from Page 11 credits her staff and board of directors for working “tirelessly” to provide these types of programs and services. “I’mproudtobeworkingwith a staff and board of directors that share the same vision in helping our community,” said DiBartolomeo. “We know we have a big responsibility here and we come into work everyday and fill that obligation.” Although DiBartolomeo gives a lot of credit to her staff and board of directors, she said the real unsung heroes are the volunteers, who play “a vital part of ACS.” ACS currently has over 90 volunteers who assist them in all services and programs. “Wedefinitelyneedourvolunteers,” she said. “We appreciate everyone who gives up their

time to give us a hand. We know an agency like this relies heavily on volunteers.” DiBartolomeo stated that the communityalsodeservesapat on the back. “Our community is very generous,” said DiBartolomeo. “They are the ones who ultimately use the services. If it wasn’t for their support we wouldn’t be here.”

“"Women do so much in this world that it's only fitting that we take at least one day to celebrate what they have accomplished,” said committee member Pat Simone. Simone added Anna Rosso is this whole event possible. The rest of the committee is Livia Cerasa, Mary Conte, Emma DiPasquale, Anna Donatucci, Betty Federico, Donna Tontodonati and Simone. Doors open at noon and dinner begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person or $15 for children under 10. The menu includes antipasto, chicken soup, pasta with meat sauce, chicken breast with mushrooms, roasted potatoes, garden salad, dessert, coffee, tea and mimosa punch. For more information contact the Verdi Club 519-736-4382.

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Looking into the new mortgage rules The government’s tough new mortgage rules are now in place, but home buyers and lenders appear to have found a trick to keep the interest rate low while meeting the new conditions. Perhaps the toughest of rules, which came into effect April 19, is one that requires all borrowers to qualify for a five-year fixed-rate mortgage even if they only want a three-year term or variable rate loan. This means some home buyers will have to show that they have the ability to pay more than what they actually need to pay. So how do you get around this? Here’s the loophole: Someone who applies for a 3-year terms needs to meet the above fiveyear rate stress testing requirement. But someone who applies for a five-year term or higher does not need to be stress tested in the same way. In effect, you’re already meeting the conditions by being approved for the loan in the first place. The key piece of information here is that someone who applies for a five-year mortgage rate is. Instead of customers signing up for a threeyear term, lenders are signing borrowers up under five-year terms then allowing the borrower to negotiate a “significant discount” on the interest rate. Basically, this means that many borrowers have been able to lock in a five-year mortgage at what is closer to a three-year fixed rate. The borrower is then stress tested at the cheaper rate – not the official five-year rate. It’s something worth keeping in mind if you are applying for a mortgage and are particularly tight in the budget department. At the same time, a word of caution: we are in a rising interest rate environment, so stress testing your mortgage against a higher interest rate is actually a wise thing to go, hence why the government introduced the rules in the first place. You don’t want to end up in a position five years from now where interest rates have risen so much that you can’t afford monthly payments. Which leads me to some other straightforward advice; the more you pay off your mortgage now while rates are still low – even $50 here and there – can save you thousands off your mortgage down the track. It also puts you ahead of repayments, giving you some protection against defaulting if something unexpected happens in the future and you can’t make a monthly repayment. So by all means, if you can negotiate a lower rate with your lender, go for it! Just be wise about what you’ll be able to afford down the road.

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slender fighter to take part in their first overseas show last year, however Smethurst declined for personal reasons. When REC MMA called this time, Smethurst was elated to accept the fight. “A guy I train with went the first time and when he came back he said it was the best time of his life and highly recommended that if I get the chance to go next time, I should,” said Smethurst. Smethurst’s opponent is Asa Stokes (2-0) “I think this is a good matchup,” said MTC trainer Rino Belcastro. “If the Justin that we believe in and see and hear shows up (at the fight) I think it will be to See JUSTIN on Page 18

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The United States National Academy of Sciences, like every other major national scientific academy in the world, has repeatedly declared that man-made global warming and climate change are real and pose profound dangers to society. The infamous Frederick W. Seitz used the prestige of his physics degree and his position at Standard Oil’s subsidized Rockefeller University to blunt the publics understanding of the health effects of smoking and then did the same to blunt the message from scientists about the cause and effects of global warming. On top of his salary from the university he received $585,000 from R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for supervising its health care research which avoided the central health question. In an interview he stated “They didn’t want us looking at the health effects of smoking.” The tobacco industry planning

WFCU Continued from Page 2 Croucher, including its partnership with the Amherstburg C o m m u n i t y Foundation. Last August the WFCU was one of the sponsors of the “fabulous garden party reception,” says Croucher. Stockwell thanked council for letting the WFCU be a partner in the town’s multi-use arena. “Being able to walk into that facility and see the energy that exists inside of it and all of the people that that have banded together to make this project happen,” said Stockwell. “Shows what a great initiative this is; what a great initiative it will be in the future.” “It is a top notch facility and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.” Mayor Wayne Hurst

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Deniers have cost us twenty years of progress memo made their goal perfectly clear, “Doubt is our product.” The same scientists who schemed so cleverly to cast doubt on the actual health effects of smoking began using similar techniques to discredit the science of global warming. They aimed not at other scientists who could see through the disinformation campaign. Instead they aimed at the influential non scientific community of lawmakers, journalists and the public. For years, America’s energy companies showered politicians with campaign contributions and deployed armies of lobbyists. As early as 1991 a group of scientists, later known as the “Global Climate Coalition” were organized and funded by coal, petroleum, utility and auto industries to

develop active deniers. This group and their dupes were far more successful at manipulating and disseminating misinformation than the scientific community and their informed allies were at presenting the solid scientific facts of global warming and climate change. It should be noted here that the science advisors to the Global Climate Coalition informed its leadership in 1995 that the science behind man made global warming was “well established and cannot be denied”. And so the Coalition had that item removed from their public statements. First they denied that global warming was real. When that became an obvious lie they claimed that it would be small and cause few serious problems. When the facts on the

thanked Stockwell and the WFCU on behalf of council and the community. “It is an initiative that has been taken very seriously by this council to energize the

community and help us once again to be a sustainable community in this particular region,” said Hurst.

ground began proving that wrong they switched to the claim that the warming was not caused by human activity. It was soon evident that all those claims were false so they began using the biggest scariest falsehood of them all. They claimed that cutting greenhouse gas emissions would as President Bush put it “wreck the economy”. Of course we can see that what they really meant was that it threatened their comfortable heavily subsidized fossil fuel economy. Fast forward to 2011 and we find the auto industries have come to their senses and are switching to the green economy as fast as the car buying public will allow. Two giant oil companies Exxon

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Sinasac appointed fire chief Cellphone tour on-track took over Feb 11 By Karen Fallon

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New fire chief Randy Sinasac says he is ready for the challenge as the department’s top guy By Joel Charron Randy Sinasac has come a long way since joining the Amherstburg Fire Department as a volunteer in 1989. Sinasac’s love for his work has seen him climb the ladder over the years. First with starting out as a volunteer then later becoming a training officer in June 1996. Sinasac was hired as a full time firefighter at station two in 1998 before being named deputy chief in August 1999. Now, Sinasac will have a new title, as he will take over as chief from retiring fire chief Rick Murray. Sinasac has been the man in charge since Murray’s last day on Feb 11. “It still hasn’t really sunk in,” said Sinasac. “I’m taking the department in the same direction that we had planned on with Rick, but it still feels quite different and new being the top guy.” Sinasac said he joined the fire department 22 years ago because he wanted to help out the community in some significant way. However, just a few months into being a volunteer firefighter a light bulb went off in his head and Sinasac knew he found what he was meant to do. “It was my career calling,” said Sinasac. “So I concentrated heavily on the training aspect of it and dedicated myself to

expand my knowledge in the service.” It was that dedication that carried him all the way to the top. Being the chief of the department is a challenge that Sinasac says he’s ready for. Not even a month into his new position, Sinasac has put his imprints on the department by hiring James Ouellette as his second in command. Most of the duties Sinasac is currently mulling over involve training and personnel. One of the more challenging issues that Sinasac will have to deal with will be balancing the Department’s budget. “Council directs the level of service that we’re set to provide and I try to work within that framework,” Sinasac said. “I will continue to work with council to maintain or increase the level of service, if possible, so we remain a cutting edge department and not become stagnant.” Sinasac said the move

to chief from deputy chief has been a rather “smooth transition,” he said it’s because of the support and professionalism that he has received from his staff “I am truly lucky to have inherited a great group of guys,” he said. “It certainly makes my job a lot easier knowing that those guys have my back.” Although Sinasac enjoys his new position he admits he misses the days of fighting fires, however directing a fire scene is something he is getting used to. “I’m always going to miss fighting fires, it’s what I loved doing,” he said. “Directing a fire scene may not be as intense as fighting a fire but it’s just as gratifying.” The new chief looks forward to continuing to build on the accomplishments of his predecessor, while at the same time implementing his own brand of managerial skills.

Caron Soulliere, who works with the Fort Malden Historical Site, appeared before council as the representative for the Amherstburg Museums and Galleries Group to explain the Voices of Amherstburg Cellphone Tour to the new council members. Anne Rota, Manager of Tourism and Culture noted that for $1,000 in the base budget the town is partnered with the AMG and that they do “all the work.” “It really is a great value and we are so appreciative of all the work they do,” said Rota. The unique tour is a joint initiative put on by the AMG which includes: the Park House Museum, the Black Historical Museum, the Gibson Art Gallery, Fort Malden, Holiday Beach and the Marsh Historical Collection, along with the Town of Amherstburg. The AMG was nominated for the “Innovator of the Year” Ontario Tourism Award in 2010, for the cellphone tour, which is now into its third year. There are 24 stops on the tour where people can dial 1-866-578-0242 and submit their comments. “We receive several calls per month asking our advice on how to set up cellphone tours,” said Soulliere. These include inquiries from across Canada and the US. “To keep up with the trends” and “stay one step ahead” it is the hope of the organizers to expand the tour to include such things as phone apps, video

phone tours and bar code technology. “We have to continue to adapt to changing technology and visitor travelling trends,” said Soulliere. “A lot of people like this kind of tour because you do it at your own pace…it’s a self guided tour.” Possible new tours that are being explored are the War of 1812 tour and an architectural tour.

In response to councillor Carolyn Davis’ inquiry about the ability to add different languages to the initiative, Soulliere says there is the capability to add “any language.” “It is a very versatile tour so we can add any language that we like, the cost would just be for the translation of the script and to get someone to record it,” noted Soulliere.

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AMHERSTBURG MIDGET MAJOR STARS TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD OVER BRAMPTON › LEAMINGTON ELIMINATES LADY GENS FROM HOCKEY PLAYOFF › LADY GENS WIN 6TH STRAIGHT WECSSAA VOLLEYBALL TITLE

Jock Talk with Joel Charron I never thought I would say this, but Facebook has completely changed how I cover sports. Don’t believe me? You should watch me as I cover games now. The days of just snapping a few pictures and taking some notes are long behind me. When I walked into the Complex or into General Amherst gym it is now common for people to see me carrying my camera bag, a tripod, a second camera (for video,) my trusty blackberry and sometimes my laptop. Those who have seen our River Town Times Facebook page know what I’m talking about. Not only have I’ve posted these dozens of photos I take during game but I’ve gotten into the habit of trying to take video as well. Trust me, this is no easy feat. Trying to guess when it is a good time to take video is like trying to guess the winning lotto numbers, you pick your moment and hope for the best. But its worth it when you catch something at the right moment, like when I “perfectly” framed up Daniel Slipchuk game winning goal with 26 seconds left. I don’t know if I was more excited that the Midget Majors won or that I got the game-winning goal on video, less than an hour later it was on Facebook. Of course, I’m still getting used making video; some sports are easier to

“shoot” than others. But don’t worry folks I’ll get the hang of it soon. Parents seem to love the page. Especially now they can follow games if they are unable to be there. Scores from games are posted live. Again don’t believe me, watch me when the Midget majors score or when the Lady Gens finish a set. I’m reaching for my Blackberry, frantically hitting the keyboard like a crazed chipmunk attacks a nut. Although not everyone likes the up to the minute updates but for grandparents who live out of town, they can now follow their grandchild’s team and rout for them for a far. And of course the pictures. Instead of the public seeing only one photo that is used in the papers, you now get the whole kit and caboodle. Every single photo I snap is not thrown on Facebook hours after the game. Funny thing, I wasn’t asked to do this, I’m not being forced. It’s just something that I thought would be a good idea to do. Yes, sometimes it’s a little crazy when I’m bouncing between the video camera to the normal camera, while taking notes and updating the score. But this is what I wanted. Like I said Facebook has changed everything, for the better.

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other a day before. However this time, he has known about this fight for a month and has been preparing since day one. “Physically and mentally, this is the best training camp I’ve had to prepare for a fight,” he said. “It’s a lot easier to train for a fight that you know you’re going to fight for.” “The enthusiasm level is at an all time high,” said Belcastro. Along with his opponent, Smethurst will be flying overseas with

Continued from page 17 his advantage.” Belcastro said Smethurst possesses a number of qualities that one can’t teach fighters. “Justin is an extremely hard worker and he’s tough, mentally tough,” he said. Smethurst admits his first two professional fights haven’t gone his way. He took one fight a week before and the

Amherst elminates Harrow in three games Zoran Popel scores 2nd hat trick of series By Joel Charron If the General Amherst boy’s hockey team was looking to make a statement with their 8-2 game three eliminating win over Harrow, Thursday afternoon, then the league should take notice. After dropping game one 4-2 a week prior the Bulldogs took game two in Harrow 6-5 before ending the Hawks hopes for a playoff upset in a dominating fashion. Frank Rosati, Zoran Popel and Sawyer Stoyanovich gave the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead before the halfway point of the first period. Amherst would add to their lead in the second when Mike Popel and Cameron Scott banged in Amherst’s fourth and fifth goals respectively before Harrow answered back with a pair of quick second period goals. Popel would restore a four-goal lead after smacking in a rebound goal, while left alone in front of the net on an Amherst power play. In the third Popel would complete the hat trick after taking a pass from his brother and line mate Mike Popel. Rosati would round the scoring at 8-2, scoring his second goal of the game with five minutes left to play. Canadian comedian Tom Green, the Montreal Alouettes cheerleaders and NHL old-timers. Belcastro said this type of fight would be much different than most fights Smethurst will take in his career. “They had to pick a certain group of individuals that are able to work together, able to know the reason they are going there for. At the same time able to put on a show,” said Belcastro. “It’s a different experience but it’s an experi-

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Sawyer Stoynaovich blasts the puck past the Harrow goaltender on a breakaway in the first period. This was Popel’s second hat trick of the series and eight goals in total versus the Hawks. “This was a way better effort than a week ago,” said head coach Pat Garrett. Garrett said the turnout in game three was much like the way they played in game two, minus the third period letdown, which saw Harrow bring the game within one goal. After game one, the coaching staff made an adjustment, moving Rosati from defense to the first line with the Popel brothers. The move paid off as the self dubbed “Sedin Line” combined for 22 points in two games. “He (Rosati) sees the ice very well and we need someone that can feed the puck to Zoran ence Justin will remember for the rest of his life.” While in Afghanistan Smethurst said they will be touring the area and meeting troops. “I’m really confident and excited to get over there to showcase my skills for the troops,” said Smethurst. “They sacrifice a lot so I can do what I want to do. I couldn’t see myself in a war in Afghanistan. This is my way of saying thank you.”

and someone who can finish when Zoran doesn’t have it,” said Garrett. Stoyanovich said games two and three were must win situations and the Bulldogs kept their focus where it should be…winning. “We just wanted to win. It was a do-or-die game,” said Stoyanovich. “I think we played pretty good, we

kept the defense strong and kept the puck out of our end.” Logan Dean called the victory a “great team effort.” He added that game one was a “good wake up” for the Bulldogs and helped realign the team’s focus. “We’re coming strong and everyone should know it,” said Dean.

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Lady Gens capture sixth straight WECSSAA title Loses SWOSSAA in five games

Leamington ends Lady Gens hockey season Pettypiece excited with direction of program By Joel Charron

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General Amherst Lady Gens volleyball team won their sixth straight WECSSAA title Thursday night. The Lady Gens then lost the SWOSSAA championship to the John McGregor Panthers in five games. By Joel Charron It’s been a week of ups and downs for the General Amherst Sr. Lady Gens Volleyball team. On Thursday night, Christine Belcher led the Lady Gens in a near flawless three game sweep over the Essex Red Raiders to capture Amherst’s sixth straight WECSSAA AA volleyball championship. The Lady Gens dominated the first game and won 25-14. The second game the gritty Essex squad fought back as both team went back and forth before Amherst eventually pulled ahead and took the game 25-19. Game three saw a controversial call turn Amherst’s way after an apparent Essex point was reversed and given to the Lady Gens, late in the game. The Essex coach argued the call, however the call stood and Amherst took game three 25-16. “After the first game I calmed down and everyone else calmed down and we just played volleyball,” said Belcher, who won her second WECSSAA championship as a senior. Belcher said experience is a factor in big games like this. Experience is something that the Lady Gens have as a number of players have won OFSAA AA gold around their neck as well as playing travel volleyball. Following Thursday’s game coach Jeff Miller said the Lady Gens had to bring their “A game”

if they hoped to defeat the John McGregor Panthers Monday for their fifth SWOSSAA championship in six years. For two straight games the Lady Gens game was in top form, easily defeating the visiting Panthers 25-15 and 2513. All signs pointed to another Amherst championship. In the third game Amherst moved ahead 5-2, however the Lady Gens began to make unforced errors, which gave the Panthers life. The Panthers put together a string of points. The rejuvenated John McGregor team won the next three games 25-23, 25-23, 15-10. John McGregor will grab OFSAA’s highest seed for a SWOSSAA team while the Lady Gens will sneak in as SWOSSAA’s second representative. “Nothing surprises me anymore,” said coach Jeff Miller, after Thursday’s loss. “We went brain dead in the third set and started making a bunch of careless errors which gave them life and turned the whole momentum of the match around.” Miller added that Sarnia St. Patrick had the right to challenge Amherst for the second SWOSSA spot but said he was informed earlier in the day that they would not. “Hopefully they can learn from this,” said Miller. “When we get put under the gun, we hope they can react bet-

ter than that. Amherst’s Alyssa Garrett said after the first two games the Lady Gens’ defense began to relax, which ultimately let the Panthers back into the match. “We’re disappointed right now,” said a visibly upset Garrett. “We’ve played them in tournaments before and beat them but they had a good game today.” Garrett said that nerves played a part in their loss, stating that some of the girls were “jittery” after the third set loss. Amherst will travel to Nepean, ON next week for the OFSAA senior girls AA volleyball championships where they hope to win their third straight OFSAA championship.

With the sizes of smiles on the face of the General Amherst Lady Gens hockey team, you would have sworn they were the ones who advanced to the WECSSAA finals. The Lady Gens were eliminated in two games by an experienced Leamington team, losing game one 6-1 in Leamington before returning home and putting in a gutsy performance which they fell just short, losing 3-1. “You want your team ready to play in the playoffs,” said head coach Dan Pettypiece after game two. “In game one for what ever reason anything that could possibly go wrong, did.” A number of incidents that were out of their control dictated the game one outcome, which included players showing up late for the game, unable to get into the dressing room and not enough time to warm up. “We had no chance to talk to them about a game plan,” said Pettypiece. Pettypiece sais the lack

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Local schools take stand against bullying By Jolene Perron General Amherst took a stand against bullying during last week. The idea to start a Antibullying week is the brainchild of General Amherst student council representative Michael West. “I wanted to make a difference in the school,” said West. “We want to start a chain reaction for the generations coming through here (General Amherst.)” The students dressed up in different colours each day to support the antibullying cause. Tuesday, the students wore blue to stand up against cyber bullying. Wednesday, the students wore purple. Thursday, students wore different colours for each grade to “get the students out of their cliques and meet new people.” In addition, the students received a number in first period. Someone else in a different grade received the same number. Students were encouraged to venture out of their usual friends and find this new person. “I feel it’s like a week where you stand up for the little guy,” said Student council vicepresident, Meaghan Marton. Friday, students wore Pink to stand up against all bullying. They were also asked to wear a sticker, pledging their stand against bullying. Also, student council made bristol boards of statistics about bullying. Specific members of stu-

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General Amherst students wore a different colour of shirt for each day of the week. The colour was to represent different types of bullying. dent council were positioned around the cafeteria during lunch with the bristol board, shouting out, “I stand up against bullying”. “I wanted to see who would stand up with us,” said Katie Deluca, student council president. General Amherst viceprinicpal John Procter has been at the school for three years now. Procter came into the school with many intentions to get the school in great shape, which included a checklist of priorities to be done, one of which being to stop bullying. “The idea was originally begun by two students in another province but it’s something that’s so important that their message spread,” said Procter. “The reason we support it, is the positive message it sends, where students stand as one to say that they believe this is wrong.”

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Amherstburg Community Services celebrates 35 years By Joel Charron It’s been a long road for the Amherstburg Community Services, but for the past 35 years, the non-profit organization has provided essential social services to the community. In 1973, the Amherstburg, Anderdon and Malden Social Planning council established a grass roots organization whose focus was to bring social services to the community where they could be easily accessed. Particularly it was set up to help the residents who had difficulty getting transportation to the larger city centers. It immediately began to oversee the operation of A.A.M. Community Service, a multi-service center for a number of social service agencies, information and a referral for many others. The group was incorporated as a non-profit, charitable organization in 1976. In 1998, to reflect municipal amalgamation, the agency was renamed “Amherstburg Community Services.” The organization now has expanded into LaSalle,

become a vital hub of services in this community,” said DiBartolomeo. “It’s really important in this day and age to have these services available locally for people.” DiBartolomeo said ACS is looking forward to the next 35 years, stating that the non-profit organization will be revealing new programs in the near future. She also said ACS hopes to consolidate under one building, as

the Meals on Wheels kitchen is located offsite. “That’s our biggest goal right now,” she said. “We want to put everything under one roof.” DiBartolomeo added having a new building will allow ACS to keep expanding and bring in more services to benefit the community. The executive director See ACS on Page 14

Laura Rebidoux, Kathy DiBartolomeo and Branka Stewin are the smiling faces behind the programs at Amherstburg Community Services. Harrow and McGregor. ACS is also the satellite office for everything from counseling, financial counseling, probation services, Service Canada and much more. The Mission of the ACS is to study the social, recreational, health, education and other human needs of the Amherstburg area. The services available aim to satisfy those needs and to promote the orderly development of a well balanced community. Over its 35 years of existence, ACS have provided a cornucopia of social pro-

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GIRLS Continued from Page 19 when Torey Dean found the back of the net with a blast from the slot, however Leamington added an empty net goal with one second left. Keeping the Lady Gens within reaching distance was the excellent play of goalie Miranda Turner, who faced 40 shots and making several breath taking saves. “We gave up a lot of shots but we knew coming in that they were going to be coming at us,” said Pettypiece. “We are not going to chance them, when we do get our chances, we have to bury them. They have nothing to be ashamed of I’m proud of everybody.” Pettypiece said he and the coaching staff are extremely happy with the team and its progression and will look to shake up the division next year. The Lady Gens have only five players graduated and according to the head coach, a number of young players are expected to don the

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black and gold next season. Turner said their first winning season gave the girls a “huge boost” heading into the playoffs. Although the team is losing some talent, Turner said she is looking forward to next year. “We have a bunch of good Grade 9’s that are moving up and even more players coming to Amherst,” she said. “Even when we lose talent we still gain it. It evens itself out.” Turner added that she had a lot of fun between the pipes in game two, even though she was busy. “I like it when I’m busy, maybe not to that extent, but I like keeping myself alive,” she said. Although the team is done league play for the season, next month the Lady Gens travel to Toronto for a tournament, which is viewed as a year-end reward for the girls. They are also scheduled to play a charity game next month in Amherstburg.

A’Burg takes 2-0 series lead over Brampton One game away from second consecutive trip to OMHA finals By Joel Charron The Amherstburg Midget Major Stars are just one win away from returning to the OMHA finals. This past weekend the Star took a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-five semi-final series against the Brampton Battalion. The Stars captured game one of the series Saturday night, with an impressive 6-1 win at the United Communities Credit Union Complex. Frank Desjardins scored a hat trick, scoring in all three periods, while Daniel Slipchuk, Mike Popel and Brandin Crosier each added a goal. Stars captain Jordan Ryan, Zoran Popel and Slipchuk each recorded a pair of assists. “It was definitely exciting,” said head coach Matt Fox after game one. “We used our speed and just outplayed them.” The Stars out shot Brampton 33-17. “We weren’t intimidated by their size,” said Desjardins. “We came out with lots of intensity and got on them early.” Sunday afternoon’s tilt

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Stars captain Jordan Ryan (white jersey) fights for poistion with Brampton defender. proved to be more difficult but managed to grab a pivotal 6-4 game two win. The Stars received a boost to their lineup as Tyler Pope-Ferguson returned to the ice after serving a two game suspension. Brampton would strike first, scoring just 2:13 into the opening period, however Ryan would tie the affair after banging in a rebound on the power play. Brampton would regain the lead again in the second period, but the lead was short lived when Slipchuk found the back of the net with his second goal of the series. Slipchuk’s goal opened the

floodgates as the Stars exploded for three more goals in the second period, only four minutes apart. Dan Bondy’s power play goal gave the Stars the lead, while Pope-Ferguson and Blaine Bechard gave Amherstburg a 5-2 lead after 30 minutes of play. Brampton fought back, scoring two quick goals in just over 90 seconds apart in the beginning of the third period. However, the Stars held off the Battalion comeback as Zoran Popel scored an empty net goal, seconds after Brampton rang a puck off of Amherstburg’s goal post.

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“We didn’t play the way we wanted but we still came out with two points,” said Fox after game two. The first year coach commended the goaltending of Mark Fenty and Nick Keeler, who both made crucial saves at critical times in games one and two. Fox said the Stars took their foot off the accelerator in the third period, allowing Brampton to gain some momentum. “We seemed to have lost a little bit of focus and we battled hard and finished it out,” he said. Fox gave Brampton credit for not giving up while down three goals in the third period. “We’re feeling great. Having a 2-0 lead is huge heading into game three,” said Dan Bondy. Bondy said the Stars will have to avoid a sluggish third period that plagued them in game two. “We let up on them and that gave them life,” said Bondy. “We can’t do that from now on.” The Stars head to Brampton this weekend to look to close out the series.

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SNOW REMOVAL POLICY and INFORMATION TO RESIDENTS During winter snowstorm events safety is a primary concern and often the Town’s efforts may be delayed by having to deal with situations that are time-consuming and potentially dangerous. We respectfully request that you, the homeowner, assist the Town’s snow clearing efforts by considering the following: PERSONAL SAFETY – Older residents and those with health problems are reminded to avoid the extreme physical activity connected with shovelling snow. Also, skiers, snowmobilers and A.T.V. operators are advised to keep vehicles off Town streets at all times. TRAVEL SAFETY – When traveling, exercise extreme caution. During winter storm events, limit travel to trips which are absolutely necessary. Please keep a minimum of 75 feet from snow control vehicles. PARKING – Residents are encouraged to refrain from parking on the street during and immediately after snowstorms. ROAD SALTING – In the event of a winter storm resulting in mixed or frozen precipitation or at the beginning of a snowstorm, all roads may be salted normally within three to six hours and as needed thereafter.

The Europa majestically sails through Amherstburg. Photo by: Janet & Alan Arseneault of Chalet Studio Photography

SNOWPLOWING – During snowstorms (usually greater than two inches accumulation) town crews will plow based on established town priorities. Main roads are plowed first, followed by primary and secondary residential streets with one pass in either direction until snowfall ceases. Thereafter all roads are plowed curb to curb as time and resources permit. CUL DE SACS – Residents are encouraged to be patient with the removal of snow from these areas as the necessary large snow removal equipment often prohibits the full cleaning of some areas where there is insufficient room available. Alternate equipment may be dispatched when storm conditions have subsided. Priority is given to clearing access in the roadway first, crews will return as soon as they can. PLOWING ONTO STREET – Do not Deposit snow from private driveways onto the public streets as this result in a hindrance to traffic. DRIVEWAYS – The Town is not responsible for snow which is deposited in private driveways. Plow operators have very little discretion on where this snow can go. Residents should understand that the Town’s priority is to clear streets to ensure public safety. Residents should throw/shovel snow to the down traffic side of the driveway. This will minimize the amount of snow that will be pushed back into the driveway by the Town’s snow plow. SIDEWALKS – Property owners are responsible for clearing all snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property within four (4) hours for commercial and twelve (12) hours for residential properties from the end of storm event. MAILBOXES – In the event mailboxes are damaged for plowing operations, the Public Works Department will inspect the damage and may assist residents in making repairs or provide |replacement. Normally, mailboxes struck and damaged by the Town’s plow will be replaced. If your mailbox has been damaged, please call Public Works Department for further information. FIRE HYDRANTS – Adopt the fire hydrant nearest your home and keep it clear of snow and ice. GENERAL INFORMATION •When shovelling snow from sidewalks and driveways, place the snow to the right of the driveway (as you face the street) since this helps limit the amount of snow plowed back into your driveway. •If you have a catch basin at the curb in front of your house, please remove the snow from the top and immediate vicinity so that the melting snow will go into the basin and not into your driveway or house. •Advise children against building structures in snow banks on the sides of streets as children may be injured by the equipment widening the traveled road lanes.

a moment in time Alex K. Duff, manager of Deer Head Club and later proprietor of Duffy's Tavern pours the first legal drink in Amherstburg. (upon the revision of the law). Nov. 11, 1924. Photo courtesy of Duffy's Tavern

•Clearing all of the streets takes time and planning to get the most benefit from the Town’s resources. If you believe your street was missed, please be patient and call the Public Works Department. •Please noted the Town has implemented the ‘Report a Problem Program’ to allow ratepayers to call or e-mail concerns around snow removal issues. This is available on-line at www.amherstburg.ca or simply call the town hall information kiosk at (519) 736-0012. Amherstburg Public Works Department Lou Zarlenga, P. Eng. Director of Engineering & Infrastructure Phone: (519) 736-3664 We thank you in advance for your understanding, patience and co-operation.

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Amherstburg Community Services ACS needs your help! If you have an hour or two and would like to help your community give us a call. We are looking for volunteers to help people in our Computer Classes, Meals on Wheels delivery and Friendly Visits. Call for more information 519736-5471. We still have appointments available for our income tax clinic call 519-736-5471 for more information. On Monday, March 7 the Care A Van is going to the Windsor Raceway Slots for a day of fun. If you would like to join us call Laura 519-7365471. Service Canada will have a representative in our office on Tuesday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., no appointment is necessary. We are pleased to announce that we have two foot care nurses available. Call our office for more information.

Food and Fellowship Mission Can YOU help? The Mission has an urgent need for the following: peanut butter, jam, hamburger helper, sidekicks, canned mushrooms,

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Royal Canadian Legion Congratulations to Kevan Carroll and his team from the legion for winning the peoples choice award at the annual chili cook-off. The ladies auxiliary next meal is Friday, March 4, 4-6 p.m. eat in or take out .The Ladies will also present a Victorian Tea Party Saturday, March 12 from 2-5 p.m. including prizes for the best bonnet, a silent auction and fun for all who attend. The L.A meal for Friday, March 4 will be pork loin with all the trimmings $8. Join us Thursday, March 17 for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Party featuring Clayton Moore on the keyboard, Irish Dancers and corn beef and cabbage for dinner. For

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Golden Age Club Here are the results for last week. Pepper—1stPaul Boyko, 2ndGerald Arseneault, 3rdDilys Bertrand, 4thMargaret Duckworth, 5th- Ron Goulin, 6thMary Jane Antaya, 7thTerri Lacoursiere. Euchre—1stKaren Goulin, 2nd- Marcella Dufour, 3rd- Claire Beaudry, 4thEve McCaffrey, 5th- Alice Chikaz. Lone hands— Ernie Cadarette and Claire Beaudry. Bridge—1stJan Cooper, 2nd- Gerald Arseneault, 3rd- Helen Butler. Crib—1stGaetane Lapointe, 2ndClaire Beaudry, 3rdRemi Beaulieu, 4thMargaret Duckworth. Pepper-1stKaren Goulin, 2nd- Ziggy Neugenbauer, 3rd- a tie to Al Rossell and Laurie Hui, 5thGaetane Lapointe. We are hosting a Pepper Pairs Tournament on Saturday March 19th— $5 per person. Please remember that you must sign up ahead and have a partner. The tickets for Pizza for Election Day—$1. paid up members only are on sale now. Please support our centre and come out to vote—time is 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29.

South County girls grab second in tourney

The Amherstburg South County Girls came in second in the London Devilette’s tournament recently. They lost in the final game 2-1 in overtime. Bottom row: Left to right – Maddy Baltiero, Heather Lenson. Renee Reid, Gillian Sparling, Goalie – Megan Wismer, Megan Farmer, Nicole Fox, Ryley Clifford, Charlotte Mesman, Sydney Emerson, Mia DeLuca, Grace Clifford, Kristie Matte. Coaches: Rick, Laura, Dennis & Dan.

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In loving memory of a Husband, Father, and Tatone. From Philadelphia! Tom & Kristine McWilliams proudly announce the safe and healthy arrival of their son

Bernard (Bear) Kenneth

Born January 11, 2011 (1/11/11) Weighing 7 lbs. 13.6 oz. and 19 1/2” long His Babcia Pat, Dziadek Ken (who is watching from above) and Uncle Tim are ecstatic about his arrival.

Deep in the heart lies a picture Of a loved one laid to rest. In memory’s frame we shall keep it Because he was one of the best.

September 22, 1942 March 4, 2010 They say there is a reason, they say that time will heal; but neither time nor reason, will change the way I feel. For no one knows the heartache, that lies behind our smiles; no one knows how many times, we’ve broken down and cried. We want to tell you something, so there won’t be any doubt; you’re so wonderful to think of, but so hard to be without.

Memorial Mass Saturday, March 12, 2011 St. John the Baptist Church • 9am

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HELP WANTED Short order/prep cook needed at Mariaʼs Restaurant. Drop off resume or pick up application at Mariaʼs Restaurant, 113 Sandwich St S, Amherstburg or call 519-736-4000 Part time Cooks needed for Amherstburg Community Services. Experience preferred. Please send resume Attn: Kathy DiBartolomeo, Executive Director, Amherstburg Community Services, 601 Sandwich St S, Amherstburg, N9V 3Z7, or fax: 519-736-1391 or email: edacs@bellnet.ca

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Hand made oak entertainment centre. $100 OBO, view at 626 Richmond St.

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BOURQUE, Maurice

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Born on February 26, 1924 in Caplan, Quebec and passed away surrounded by his loving family, at Sun Parlour Home on February 23, 2011 in Leamington. Predeceased by his first wife Josephine (nee Caza) (1964), son Jean-Pierre (1965) and daughter Paulette (2010) & husband Dennis Shaw (2006). Beloved husband of Dora (nee Bezaire). Cherished Dad to Louisette & husband Raymond Durocher, Linda Ryan, Rose Lucas & Neil Robinson. Loving Pepe of Todd Durocher, Tammy Durocher & Dr. Zeljko Veselinovic, Troy & Christina Durocher, Trent & Amanda Durocher, Andrea Shaw, Sean Ryan, Scott & Diane Ryan, Kelly Ryan & Luis Griful, and Neil Robinson Jr. Dear Grand Pepe to Chelsae, Harley, Bailey, Matthew, Nicholas, Xavier, Lincoln, Reilly, Zoie, Jacob, Emily, Cade, Kole and Kayce. Survived by his sister Aline Bourque. Predeceased by his brothers & sisters. Dear brother-in-law to Angela, Emma, Anna, Irene, Corrine, Marie, Gene & wife Jeanette. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, family & friends. Moe retired from Champion Spark Plug. He was a former parishioner of St. Joseph Church, River Canard & St. John the Baptist Church (Amherstburg). Visiting at the JAMES H. SUTTON FUNERAL HOME, 401 Sandwich St., South, Amherstburg (519-736-2134) on Friday, February 25, from 25 & 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday February 26, 2011 from the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. to St. John the Baptist Church for Mass at 12 noon. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Canard. Online condolences & cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.jhsutton-funeral.ca A tree will be planted in memory of Maurice in the Sutton Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2011. All are welcome.

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DENT, George Edward August 10, 1933- February 26, 2011. Passed away peacefully at Hospice Residential Home where he received outstanding care during the last few weeks of his life. George will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 60 years Winona (nee Renaud). Loving Dad of Wayne & Susan, Karen & Joseph Zybala, Alan & Valerie, June & Russell Deslippe and the late Doris Chadwick (2004). Dear Grandpa of Adam, Jason & Karen Dent, Jennifer & Darrel Dufour, Greg & Chrissy Chadwick, Jessica & Mike Connor, Andrea Zybala, Nathan Dent, Meghan Dent & Jamie, David Deslippe and Nicole Deslippe as well as 7 great grandchildren. Brother of Gordon & Beulah, Robert & Sharon, Ray & Diane, and the late Louis & Gladys. Brother-inlaw of Margaret Purdy, Harold & Leah Renaud, Darwin & Ann Renaud, and predeceased by Murrel & Jim Boyce, George, Fred and Ernest Renaud and Leonard Purdy. George retired in 1993 after many years operating asphalt plants in the Windsor area. He was a devoted member and past president of the AMA Sportsman Club. Cremation has taken place. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery Amherstburg on Friday March 18, at 10 am followed by a Memorial Service celebrating Georgeʼs life at 11 am at AMA Sportsman Club 468 Lowes Side Rd., Amherstburg. In lieu of flowers donations to the Hospice Residential Home would be appreciated by the family. George had many supportive caregivers who made him feel special and comfortable through out his battle with cancer at the Cancer Clinic, CCAC & Hospice. Our family sincerely appreciated the professional and compassionate care given to him that guided us all through the last 5 years. Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County 3260 Dougall Ave. 519-969-5449

MEMORIUM

In Loving Memory of Lois Gignac 1932-2010 GAUDETTE, Deanna On February 16 at the age of 73 years. Loving wife of the late Reginald Gaudette (1985) Cherished mother of Louisa Bezaire (Glen), Jocelyne Brent (Tom), Yvette Fader (Craig), Jacqueline Lessard (Leo) and Stacey Gaudette (Sara). Treasured grandmother of Michael (Shannon), Amanda (Chad), Adam (Brandi), Clayton, Jon, Holly, Brad, Bryan, Olivia, Lisa- Lee, Joshua, Joseph and Jack. Special great-grandmother of Morgan, Desireé and Leiland. Beloved sister of Anna Walters (Tom), Eva Hunter (the late Gordon), the late Carol Crinion (Gerald Jr.) all of Florida, Sharon Roehler (Butch)and Bonnie Bastien all of Amherstburg. She will be sadly missed by her beloved furry companion Mya. Deanna was a wonderful mother who always put her family first, she was a voracious reader, who loved gardening and enjoyed the outdoors. Donations to Camp Trillium or Canadian Blood Services would be appreciated by the family. Visitation at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor 519-969-5841 on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish Prayers Friday at 8:30pm. On Saturday family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (834 Raymo Rd.), after 10am followed by Mass at 11am. Interment at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery . Share memories or make a charitable donation online at FamiliesFirst.ca .

GOULIN, W. Howard

EDL, John Passed away on February 22, 2011 at Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus at the age of 72. Cherished husband of over 38 years to Thelma (nee Wiltshire). Beloved stepfather to Sherry & husband Joe Blais, Bill & wife Brenda Raymont, Laurie Raymont & husband Phil Lemieux and Vickie Raymont. Dear Papa to many grandchildren & greatgrandchildren. Dear brother to Cathy Elerbeck and brother-inlaw to Harvey & wife Mary Wiltshire, and Muriel Moon (Las Vegas). John is survived by nieces, nephews, family and friends. He retired from Chrysler Canada after many years of dedicated service. In lieu of flowers as your expression of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Visiting at the JAMES H. SUTTON FUNERAL HOME, 401 Sandwich St., South, Amherstburg (519-7362134) on Friday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Online condolences & cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.jhsuttonfuneral.ca A tree will be planted in memory of John in the Sutton Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2011. All are welcome.

Passed away peacefully on February 22, 2011 at Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus surrounded by his loving family at 88 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Loraine (1999). Cherished father of James & wife Joanne, Ronald & wife Karen, Gary, Billy, David & wife Giselle, Mary Ann & husband Arthur Theriault, Linda & husband Gerry Theriault, Patricia & husband Robert Welsh (B.C.), and Sharon & husband Shawn Robinson. Loving Pepe to 19 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by brothers & sisters Marie, Madonna, Mark, Leo, Loretta, and Beatrice. Beloved brotherin-law to Rita Grondin, Rosemarie Bellefeuille, Theresa Jobagy and predeceased by Herbert, Viola and Rena. Retired from Seagramʼs after many years of dedicated service. Previous president and active member of C.A.W. Local 2098 – Retirees Chapter. Past president of Caldist Credit Union. Visiting at the JAMES H. SUTTON FUNERAL HOME, 401 Sandwich St., South, Amherstburg (519-736-2134) on Thursday from 2-5 & 7-9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Friday, February 25, 2011 from the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. to St. John the Baptist Church for Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Donations to the St. John the Baptist Restoration Fund would be greatly appreciated.

LEWIS, Park)

Grace

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Passed away peacefully on February 22, 2011 at Malden Park Continuing Care at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband John Lewis (1969). Daughter of Marguerite & Alex Park of Amherstburg. Loving mother of Evan Lewis of Harrow. Dear grandmother of Starr Harrington. Dear sister to Dr. Anne Squire (Bill) of Ottawa, Phyllis Mickle (2006) and June Park (2004). Predeceased by her brother and sister in laws, Florence & Ness Lewis, Sybil & Oz Lewis, Margaret Lewis, and Betty Belanger. Survived by 13 nieces & nephews, 33 greats & 59 great grand. Grace was an elementary teacher & principal with the Windsor Board for 20 years & an itinerant instrumental teacher for anther 20 years. She ran a Saturday Band program for her pupils. After retirement she conducted the Central Seniors Band and the Handbell Choirs at Central United . She also sang in the Windsor Classic Chorale Grace was a founding member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. If you so wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at Central United Church, 660 Ouellette Avenue Windsor N9A 1C1. Visiting at the JAMES H. SUTTON FUNERAL HOME, 401 Sandwich St., South, Amherstburg (519-736-2134) on Saturday, February 26th , and Sunday, February 27th, from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Funeral Monday February 28th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Central United Church, 660 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor. PLEASE NOTE: There will visiting at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00. Interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. A tree will be planted in memory of Grace in the Sutton Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2011. All are welcome. Online condolences & cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.jhsutton-funeral.ca

ANNOUNCEMENT Happy

“14th” Birthday on February 23rd to our All Star

Brannon Beaudoin 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

14 14 14 14 14 14 14

All our love, Dad, Mom, Brinley & Brock P.S. Congratulations on a successful hockey season!

GO STARS GO!!!

The rolling stream of life goes on, But, still the empty chair Reminds me of the face, the smile Of the one who once sat there. www.edwardjones.com

-Loving Husband, Si

MEMBER - CANADIAN INVESTOR PROTECTION FUND

139 SANDWICH ST. S. (519) 736-7262

MEMORIUM

MEMORIUM

Barb Pillon

In loving memory of

Lois Gignac who passed away 1 year ago March 3 To hear your voice and see your smile To sit with you and talk awhile, To be together in the same old way Would be our greatest wish today. So please God take a message To our precious Mom up above, Tell her we miss her terribly And give her all our love.

Love Eileen & Doug, Monica & Wayne, Al & Donna, Derek, Karen & Ed, Jackie & Kris, Jay & Keri & families

If roses grow in heaven, Lord Then pick a bunch for us, And place them in our sister’s arms, And tell her they’re from us. We think of you often Barb.

Richard & Bonnie, Ron & Susan & families

ANNOUNCEMENT

ANNOUNCEMENT

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Isn’t This Great!

Emma Marshall’s 8! MARCH 2nd

Nonno

8 8 8 8

Ettorino Pento (66)

and

Briana Renaud (5)

Lots of Love from your family!

8 8 8 8 Love Grampa xoxoxoxo

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on Sunday, March 6/11 due to Old Timer’s Hockey Tournament and will resume on Sunday, March 13/11. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact 736-5712 for further information. MARCH 6

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Public Skating CANCELLED

Council Meeting Council Chambers 7:00pm

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2:00PM Traffic Committee Meeting Town Hall Boardroom

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Clocks forward one hour at bedtime MARCH 15

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Review of Capital Budget AMA Sportsmen’s Club 9:00am – 4:00pm

Roots to Boots Genealogy Seminar 736-7737 essex@ogs.on.ca

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1st Day Of Spring

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Council Meeting Council Chambers 7:00pm

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4:30PM Amherstburg Police Services Board Mtg Verdi Club

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5:30PM Heritage Committee Meeting Town Hall Boardroom

New Council Brief Improving Communication with Amherstburg Residents The Town of Amherstburg has implemented a new initiative called “Council Brief”. The Council Brief will be available after each regularly scheduled Council meeting and provide a brief overview of the meeting actions taken by Council at the meeting. Please visit www.amhertburg.ca to view the Council Brief.

Town of Amherstburg Revised Schedule

Special Meetings- 2011 Budget Residents are encouraged to submit budget comments verbally or in writing at any time to Council, Administration, and by email at budget@amherstburg.ca and all comments received will be considered by Council regularly as they work towards a draft budget. The draft budget can be viewed at: http://www.amherstburg.ca/newspublications Residents may attend all sessions to hear budget deliberations. Delegations are also encouraged for the Public Information Session on April 11th, 2011.

4:30PM AAAC Mtg. Town Hall Boardroom Review of Capital Budget 9am to 4pm Fire Station 2 (tentative)9am to 4pm 5:30 ACE Meeting Council Chambers

Town of Amherstburg

2011 Summer Student Positions Public Works Student General Labour Public Works Office Administration Environmental Engineering Student Parks Student General Labour Summer Camp Coordinator Summer Camp Counsellor Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor Tourist Representative Clerks/Research Assistant Detailed job descriptions are available from the Town Website www.amherstburg.ca Qualified applicants are invited to submit a Student Lottery Application no later than March 18, 2011. Carol Bendo, Manager of Human Resources Email: resumes@amherstburg.ca 271 Sandwich St. S. Fax: 519-736-5403 Amherstburg, ON N9V 2A5

519-736-0012 • www.amherstburg.ca 271 Sandwich St. South, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 2A5


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