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by Sylene Argent T w e n t y - t w o candidates were welcomed into the Essex Windsor EMS family last Friday afternoon during a commencement ceremony at the Essex County Civic and Education Centre. This was one of the biggest recruitments for the local paramedic service, Slawomir Pulcer, a Captain with Essex Windsor EMS, said while welcoming the new recruits during the ceremony. The short list of candidates was narrowed to 22 from 342 applications. The candidates went through “several grueling weeks of tests and scenarios,” Pulcer said. “They all have traveled many different paths to

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The Essex-Windsor EMS new Candidates are: Mitchell Adam, Veronica Jarvis, Khaalid Ali, Dalton Kingston, Michael Awad, Tiffany Koniecki, Adam Bardgett, Mitchell LaDouceur, Patrick Biczysko, Kody Lauzon, Bart Czerniawski, Amanda McCarton, Jenna Diamante, Jessica Robson, Stefanie Dummer, Caullin Rundle, Christopher Dziedzic, Ray Serifi, Justin Elwgren, Dino Soulliere, Suhaib Hammoud, and Meaghan Vieira.

reach this point in their life.” Essex Windsor EMS Chief Bruce Krauter said some of the candidates relocated to the region from different parts of the country to take on the position. “Today is a very exciting day for all of you. The last two weeks have been intense,” Krauter

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said, addressing the candidates. He was sure the group of new team members were excited to get started. “You can basically hardly wait to get out into those trucks to answer those calls.” Krauter acknowledged the friends and family members of the new recruits who were in the gallery for the ceremony,

showing support. That support does not stop there, he said, noting there was representation at the event from police, fire, St. Clair College, and local politicians. “They are all here to support you in the next chapter of your career,” Krauter assured. “Essex Windsor EMS is a family. We work

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EPS students enjoy Winter Carnival

by Sylene Argent Students at Essex Public School wrapped up their final day of

studying before heading off for March Break by celebrating French culture, song, and food

during the annual Winter Carnival event. The French department of the school

hosts this annual, fun event for the students to enjoy and learn from. Throughout the morning, the students were broken up into 18 teams and visited nine fun stations, which offered them a chance to challenge obstacle courses, play floor hockey, and eat tasty treats in the cafĂŠ. The students seem to enjoy time away from their text books to experience the event, many not realizing they were learning through the fun experience.

22 candidates welcomed to EMS family... Continued from Front Page together. We support each other through thick and thin, good and bad. We have both,� Krauter told the candidates, adding currently the team is comprised of around 320 employees, consisting of paramedics and support staff. With the help of other Essex Windsor EMS personnel, the candidates received a certificate, their ID cards, the symbol and shoulder flashes for their uniforms, and the traditional service coin. It could take the candidates 2-3 years to be hired on full time.

Krauter thanked County Council for approving the budget he prepared to add the new candidates to the Essex Windsor EMS roster. He added in May, another 27 candidates will be welcomed into the family, along with some trucks to accommodate the additional manpower. He said there was a 20 percent increase to the budget to do this. County Council, he said, approved the budget, recognizing the rise in call volumes, that many retirees are settling in the region, in preparation of succession and sustainability, and that the last enhancement to the roster was in 2012.

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Alternatives for Hanlan extension discussed at info night

Councillor Steve Bjorkman (right) and Mayor Ron McDermott look over some of the suggested alternatives proposed for the Hanlan Street extension during the first Public Information Centre. The event was hosted inside the Shaheen Community Room on the evening of Wednesday, February 28 to garner public feedback on the route’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study.

by Sylene Argent Interested residents and stakeholders were invited to the first of two Public Information Centres, regarding the Hanlan Street Extension Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study, on the evening of Wednesday, February 28 at the Essex Centre Sports Complex. The Public Information Centre followed the Community Café, which was held on January 11. The preliminary event was hosted so residents and stakeholders could voce their concerns and identify and issues. The Public Information Centre was held to garner further comment from the community.

The Town of Essex initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study for the planning and preliminary design of the Hanlan Street Extension from Fairview Avenue West to Gosfield Townline (County Road 23). BTE Engineering is conducting the study. The study will complete all necessary phases of the Municipal Class EA to receive environmental clearance for construction. It was started as a result of the MTO’s decision to close the intersection at Victoria Avenue and Highway # 3. An overpass will eventually be added instead. BTE Engineering

shared potential options that could be used for the extension. These options could include conventional intersections, roundabouts, different cross sections, and what the road may look like. Highlighted street cross-section alternatives includes looking at potentials as far as sidewalks, multi-use pathways, and the potential of using a median. Different alternatives were suggested for the Hanlan Street extension in

regards to the intersection at Gosfield Townline. Alternatives highlighted potential areas where the street could end up intersecting with Gosfield Townline, and if the future intersection should be a “tee” type or roundabout. The report notes there are three alignment alternatives: a northerly alignment through farmland, a middle alignment along the edge of the woodlot, and a straight alignment through the woodlot. It further recommends that the alignment that goes through the woodlot not be carried forward due to impact on the natural environment. Stephen Brook of BTE Engineering noted a roundabout at Gosfield Townline would not only be functional, but may also become a gateway feature for Essex Centre. He noted as far as the intersection at Hanlan Street, the signals will likely stay where they are now located, but may require a slight realignment, to take safety and traffic flow into consideration. This intersection may also feature a raised crosswalk, which could potentially Continued on Page 5

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••• Comment by Sylene Argent ••• Six Minute Challenge After having had family members and family friends live in long-term care facilities, I was pleased to notice UNIFOR has challenged individuals to take the “Six Minute Challenge,” highlighting what its members see as a need for more time for direct care for residents at long-term care homes. According to UNIFOR’s website, in many long-term care facilities, personal support workers have only six minutes in the morning to prepare residents for breakfast. In a video on the issue, Jerry Diaz, National President, said in most Ontario nursing homes, in that six minutes, PSWs need to wake a resident up, help them get ready, dressed, and moved to the dining room for breakfast. UNIFOR is asking Ontarians if they can get ready in six minutes in the morning, then to let MPPs know that they need to support four hours of direct care, per resident, every day. This is a very important topic of discussion. Our seniors need to be treated with respect. They worked, raised families, and contributed to society for many decades, in a

variety of ways, before their families made the tough decision to move them into a home where more help could be provided to them. In six minutes, I could probably brush my teeth and hair in the morning, put on some deodorant, and maybe start my make-up. I could likely not get dressed, wash or shower, take any vitamins. I certainly could not hit my snooze button, which is something I do on the regular. And, I am not a senior and do not have mobility issues. So, if I did, I would be able to get even less accomplished. That six minutes must be a real whirlwind for some of those seniors, who may be more comfortable moving at a slower pace. I would love to see our seniors in long-term care facilities to receive the time they deserve if they are not currently, and their care workers to not have to work at such a rush to accomplish all they have to in that small-time frame. It is not fair to either individual, if this is true. Though, I realize some residents in a long-term facility are more able to care for themselves than others, I would love to see our seniors get

more direct care. If we allowed our PSWs and other frontline care workers to provide for less residents per day, not only would they be able to offer more time to carry out those every day duties, maybe there could be a small sliver of time where they could actually spend some time with the residents who may be feeling lonely as they may not have family members able to visit on a regular basis. When I think of care for our elderly, I ask myself to envision the level of care I would want for my loved ones when they are in need of this service in the future, and how I would want to be treated as well. After all, the standard we set now could be the standard that will be applied to us one day when we are in that position. It is a great time to keep this topic top of mind as the provincial election gets underway.

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Let’s Talk About... by Evelyn Couch Chicks to eggs When the Essex hatchery was located in town, the owners thought that the eggs that did not hatch on the days required were too weak to sell. Ultimately, those unhatched eggs were dumped. My boy heard about this practice and he persuaded me to take him to the dumpsite so he could catch those chicks that hatched in the warm sun. We went back to the area for several weeks until he had accumulated about 30 chicks. In time, they

sprouted feathers, leghorns, barred rocks, and others, and eventually they began laying eggs. Now, with a surplus of eggs, he needed customers to buy them, so Ma was needed again to take him on his egg route on Saturday mornings. He used candle light to inspect each egg for quality control, making sure there were no blood spots. He then took his eggs and happily sold them for 25 cents a dozen.

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Essex MP criticizes CPTPP by Adam Gault In the wake of last week’s signing of the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TransPartnership), Pacific Essex MP and NDP International Trade Critic, Tracey Ramsey, has been open in criticizing the federal government’s signing of the deal, calling it “a betrayal of Canadian workers and Canadian

values.” “I think it’s fair to say that everyone feels that this is a betrayal. That this will cost us auto manufacturing jobs,” Ramsey said. “Every stakeholder across the auto manufacturing industry, including unions, including the large Detroit three, our chamber of commerce here in Windsor-Essex, all the parts manufacturers,

they are all saying otherwise.” With the signing of CPTPP, the contents of several of the deal’s side letters have come to light, pertaining to issues such as the automotive industry and Canadian culture. Ramsey explained that despite praise from the Minister of International Trade on the contents of the side letters, they remain “largely

unenforceable,” and will not do enough to make the deal “economically viable or progressive.” “The automotive provisions that are included in the side letters are not helpful, and they will do nothing to ensure that our jobs are protected,” Ramsey said, explaining that the provisions won’t guarantee access to the other markets involved in the CPTPP. “There’s really nothing in (the CPTPP) to make anyone

Alternatives for Hanlan extension discussed... slow down traffic. The study also considers a roundabout or “tee” shape intersection at the Morton Avenue area. The roundabout could offer buses coming out of Holy Name Catholic Elementary School an opportunity to jog down to the intersection and head back to Fairview Avenue, utilizing the roundabout, if they were only allowed to exit the school property headed to the right. This option could improve traffic flow, as it would likely prevent eastbound traffic from getting blocked and improve safety. No decisions have been made as of yet. With hosting the Public Information Centre, and garnering public feedback, alternatives will be developed in more detail for the second Public Information Centre, to be held in June. BTE Engineering will then make a recommendation to Council this summer or early fall. If the extension of Hanlan Street is not completed,

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traffic could use roads in existing neighbourhoods, Brook explained. The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board has been part of the process, Brook said, adding the Hanlan Street extension could provide the opportunity for the School Board to redesign its bus drop off and kiss and ride areas, which were highlighted as concerns for parents at the Community Café. The study is also working with the subdivision plans for that area, as well. Construction on the project will be dependent on many factors, and it is unknown when that would be, Chris Nepszy, Essex’s Director of Infrastructure & Development, said at the Community Café. Information on the project to date is available under the News and Notices section of the Town of Essex website at

in the automotive or manufacturing sector in our region to feel secure about our future under the TPP.” Several government studies have projected that this deal will show a .082 percent in Canada’s GDP by the year 2035, with the NDP claiming that provisions of the trade agreement will further weaken our supply management sectors across the board. Ramsey added that despite the name of the agreement, it does little to incorporate any real progressive elements into its application, noting that the CPTPP contains many of the problems of the old TPP, including what

she describes as weak environmental provisions. “It was widely criticized at the trade committee level. We had environmental lawyers and experts coming forward who basically told us that everything in (the agreement) was aspirational,” Ramsey explained. “It really was a lot of things that could be looked at, versus some really strong language to entrench environmental rights.” Eleven nations and almost half a billion people will now be subject to trade conditions as outlined in this new AsiaPacific trade agreement.

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Essex MPP ejected from provincial legislature by Adam Gault Essex MPP Taras Natyshak was ejected from the provincial legislature at Queen’s Park on March 8, after presenting a jar of allegedly contaminated water, supposedly due to the construction of wind turbines in the Mitchell’s Bay area of Chatham-

Kent. “Knowing that as a member, you can’t use a prop in the chamber. I knew those were the rules,” Natyshak said. “I knew there was a chance I would be called out on it, but I thought it was important for all the members in that house to have a visual reference

of what the Province is saying is clean, drinkable water.” Natyshak alleges that construction techniques of the wind turbines in the Chatham-Kent area is disrupting underground shale deposits, thus possibly contaminating well water in properties in the area.

“When they break through the aquifer, and then once they adhere that turbine to those pillars, that acts as a giant tuning fork stuck in the ground, and constantly vibrating or sending off a frequency into that water table,” Natyshak explained. “The initial breaking through of the ground

and bedrock releases the sediment of black shale that naturally exists under there. That black shale is now suspended into the water table, and it comes up the well when they’re pumping the water up.” Natyshak said that wells that supposedly have never had issues in the past, are now

becoming apparently contaminated in the wake of the newly constructed wind turbines. “Black shale acts as a sort of sponge in terms of mineral composition, so it will absorb heavy metals like lead, uranium, and arsenic,” Natyshak said. “Despite the filtration, they can’t filter out under one micron of sediment. There’s no so scientific study of what long-term exposure to black shale is on a human.” Natyshak said he’s calling on the government to initiate a health study into what the long-term effects of shale exposure have on the human body, and to provide the residents with safe water, or water sources alternative to well water. Despite the incident taking place in ChathamKent, Natyshak believes that the government has the responsibility to ensure water safety for everyone across Ontario. “It’s fundamental to human rights, regardless of where it’s happening,” Natyshak explained. “It’s important for legislatures to stand up and to ensure that there’s clean water for the residents of the province.” During the exchange between Natyshak and Minister David Zimmer, who was acting as Minister of the Environment and Climate Change in the absence of Minister Ballard, Zimmer, said that, “the ChathamKent Medical Officer of Health has confirmed that the water particulates do not possess a health risk to residents.” “That’s not true,” Natyshak said when asked of Minister Zimmer’s comments. “They’ve never studied the effects of black shale on a human being. They don’t test for non-organic contaminates. This is a mineral with known toxins like lead, and they’re not testing for it. I know what I saw when I visited those farms, and I know that it’s not acceptable. They’re not even feeding it to their livestock.”

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Onyx Fitness supports Jump Start with $1000 donation

APPLICATION TO PERFORM AT THE “SOIRÉE COFFEE HOUSE” TO SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT The Tecumseh Cultural and Arts Advisory Committee, in partnership with École secondaire catholique l’Essor, invites you to participate in a celebration of talent on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at École secondaire catholique l’Essor in the Tecumseh-l’Essor Arts Centre. The Committee is excited to be hosting this community event for individuals or groups to share their stage talents with area residents in a coffee house setting. If you are a performer looking to showcase your talent, we invite and encourage you to participate in this event! Performances may include: • Vocals • Instrumental • Dance • Readings; and • Theatrical groups.

Ken and Kim Dennison (far left and right) present Canadian Tire’s Office Manager Leslie Ribchester and General Manager Tim Ribchester with a $1000 donation for Jump Start.

by Sylene Argent During the month of January, Onyx Fitness forwarded the first month of dues of new members, who signed up for a one-year gym membership, to the Jump Start program. Through this promotion, Onyx Fitness owners Kim and Ken Dennison donated $1000 to the program. The funds will stay local, Cynthia Cakebread, Essex’s Manager of Recreation and Culture, explained. Families facing financial stress can apply for Jump Start subsidy funding through the Town to participate in Essex’s recreational activities or in programs provided through associated partners. Leslie Ribchester, Jump Start Ambassador and Office Manager at the Essex Canadian Tire, said the Canadian Tire Corporation funds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart. Last year, in the Essex chapter,190 youths were helped, $6,581 was raised, and $14,812.36 was disbursed. The Corporation doubled the donation, putting $3000 into the program. To learn more about Jump Start, or programming available through the Town of Essex, log onto or call 519-776-8992.

Councillor Voakes found not in Conflict of Interest - Mayor McDermott filed the application for ruling by Sylene Argent On Monday, a judge with the Ontario Superior Court said Essex Councillor Randy Voakes was not in Conflict of Interest. Essex Mayor Ron McDermott filed the application, which was to determine if Voakes had breached the requirements of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. Voakes recalled he was served the papers back in December, which regarded the September 5, 2017 Essex Council meeting where Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze attended to present his report regarding complaints filed from Council regarding Voakes. On the second page of the document, it notes the applicant is an elector and Mayor for the Town of Essex and the respondent is a Councillor for the Town of Essex. Voakes believes the Mayor used his title to come after him. At that September 5 meeting, Voakes recalled the Integrity Commissioner presenting his report. Deputy Mayor Richard Meloche had moved the recommendation in the report, that Voakes’s Council remuneration be suspended for two months, and Councillor Steve Bjorkman seconded it. After it was passed unanimously, Voakes then went to speak, saying he had questions for the Integrity Commissioner. He later said he wanted Continued on Page 9

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REQUEST FOR TENDERS TOWN OF TECUMSEH ANODE PROGRAM-2018 Tenders, sealed in an envelope which shall be clearly marked as to contents, will be received by the Purchasing Officer of the Town of Tecumseh, 917 Lesperance Road, Tecumseh, Ontario, N8N 1W9, until 2:00 p.m., local time on the date and at the place of tender, on: Thursday, April 5, 2018 for the Town of Tecumseh Anode Program-2018 Project; the work is described below. On the same day, commencing at 2:05 p.m., local time, the tenders will be opened and read publicly by the Purchasing Officer of the Town of Tecumseh (Town) in Council Chambers at the above-mentioned address. The work consists generally of the supplying of all materials, labour and equipment for the installation of water main protection anode in various locations throughout the Town. Complete tender documents may be obtained after 12:00 p.m., on Monday, March 19, 2018, from the office of the Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh at the above noted address. Each tender must be accompanied by a tender deposit in the form of a certified cheque or bid bond payable to the Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh, in the amount of 10% of the Total Tender Price. Tenders are subject to a formal contract being prepared and executed. The Tenderer agrees that the Town has the right, at its own discretion, to accept or reject any non-compliant tenders without stating the reasons therefor and that the lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. BLACKROCK CONSULTING 266 St. Louis Ave. Windsor, Ontario, N8S 2K3 Phone: (519) 992-4280 Contact: Mike Jones, CET

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NOTICE OF DECLARATION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY 154 HAYES AVENUE In accordance with Sale of Land By-law No. 2003-09, adopted in accordance with Section 268 of the Municipal Act, 2001, the Council of The Corporation of the Town of Tecumseh intends to pass a by-law, at its regular meeting to be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of the Tecumseh Town Hall, located 917 Lesperance Road, Tecumseh, ON, or as soon thereafter as Council shall determine, to declare the lands known municipally as 154 Hayes Avenue, to be surplus to the needs of the Corporation and to authorize the sale of this property by way of public tender. The subject property is shown on the Key Map below:

Tecumseh Council shall, at the above referenced meeting, hear any person who claims their land will be prejudicially affected by such by-law and who applies to be heard by contacting the Director Corporate Services & Clerk at 519-735-2184 Ext. 116, or by providing written comment before Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm. Information on this and all Town of Tecumseh news and events is available at,, Twitter (@TownofTecumseh), and Facebook (Town of Tecumseh).

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Partners in Progress series focuses on agriculture

Professor Ryan Gibson, PHD, of the University of Guelph, and Don Kabbes, General Manager of Great Lakes Grain, were the special guest speakers at the Harrow & Colchester South Chamber of Commerce’s fourth Partners in Progress event. They are pictured with representatives of Libro Credit Union.

by Sylene Argent The Harrow & Colchester South Chamber of Commerce hosted its fourth part of the Partners in Progress series. The event, held at Cooper’s Hawk

Vineyards, focused on agriculture. The events bring business owners together to discuss various relevant subjects, such as marketing, procedures, and strategy, and further

offers tips they may find useful in their own operations. Professor Ryan Gibson, PHD, of the University of Guelph, and Don Kabbes, General Manager of Great Lakes

Grain, were the special guest speakers for the event. Gibson grew up on a farm in Manitoba. While a university student, Gibson was working on a project on healthcare when he realized the services were different for rural and urban residents. For instance, rural residents may not have access to a vehicle, which could be a barrier in getting to a healthcare professional. He saw issues, but also opportunity. “Smaller towns and cities have to exist together. They’re interdependent.” He explained that is because those who reside within city limits head to the county to visit wineries and other attractions, while those who live in the county sometimes visit the city to use amenities, such as to utilize healthcare services. Rural places have wealth, Gibson said, adding that wealth is in things that have great value, such as land and equipment. He spoke about that wealth and longterm sustainability. Jobs, he said, are important. “They are integral to the

success of small places.” This is in addition to healthcare, amenities, and schools. He is also looking to identify when that wealth will transfer to the next generation. “Each community has a unique ID, culture, and heritage,” he said, adding, each place has an opportunity to tap into that. Communities still matter, even at the height of the internet. Gibson is the Libro Professor in Regional Economic Development in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph, where his research and community engagement focus is on rural and regional development, governance, philanthropy, and public policy. Libro and two families invested in the ten-year project Gibson oversees, which is looking at regional economic development in Southwestern Ontario. “It’s a unique opportunity to work with organizations and communities and look at how the University can help move that forward.” The project is also looking

at how provinces makes policies for small towns and what was hoped to get out of it. At the Partners in Progress event, he hoped to share two things with his audience: what are the biggest threats needed to be concerned about and to look for opportunities on the horizon of which could be taken advantage. Kabbes, who was raised on a farm, spoke about grain marketing for maxim return. He spoke about the wheat, soybean, and corn markets. He also shared tips that were meant to help farmers with their marketing. “The key is for farmers to have a price they will sell at and stick to it,” he said. Kabbes has been the General Manager of Great Lakes Grain since April of 2016. Great lakes Grain is the marketing Partnership for FS Partners and AGRIS Co-ops. He also operates a small cash crop farm. Libro Credit Union and Setterington Fertilizer also added to the sponsorship for the event.

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Councillor Voakes found not in Conflict of Interest... to ask if he could appeal the decision or donate the money to charity. Councillor Bjorkman then called a Point of Order, saying the issue was done. McDermott agreed with Bjorkman, saying he had asked if there were any questions before the vote on the issue. Voakes and McDermott then argued as to whether or not Voakes should be allowed to speak to the issue. McDermott gave Voakes a verbal warning, then further asked him to leave the meeting. A recess was then taken. Voakes still calls the complaints filed against him in that Integrity Commissioner’s report to be “questionably truthful.” Voakes said he immediately sought legal Council, and found a firm in Windsor that could deal with municipal issues after he could not find one in Town. The Mayor’s legal representation came out of Stratford. After a host of meetings on the issue, the court

case took place place on Monday, March 12, 2018. “It was a last-ditch effort on his part for reprisals,” Voakes assumed of being accused of being in Conflict of Interest. “God only knows what he will do next.” Voakes said he is not sure if the complaint against him was made due to the upcoming municipal election, however, he does know if he had been found guilty, he would have been removed from his chair at the municipal decisionmaking table. The document notes he could have been disqualified from being a municipal representative for seven years. “As a Mayor and member of the community, he has to live with that,” Voakes said of the result of the court case. “The judged said early [in the hearing], ‘this isn’t a complex issue.’” Voakes paraphrased. “On a personal level, there will be no reconciliation,” Voakes said of the Mayor. “On


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a professional level, I want to work for the taxpayers.” He added that come the regular Meeting on Monday, March 19, Voakes will put this incident behind him and focus on the town’s business. “I want to put it behind me and move on.” Voakes believes his approach to politics is why complaints have been filed against him in regards to utilizing the Integrity Commissioner and through this recent Conflict of Interest Case. He said he does not sugar-coat anything and challenges fellow Council members on issues. “It really irritates them,” Voakes suspected. Voakes said when these cases are brought forward against him, it makes it difficult to govern because “fallacies are dispersed on social media. I’m constantly putting fires out.” In addition, it distracts those involved from getting to the Town’s business. He said anytime there has been conflict between the Mayor and himself, he sticks to the issues and refrains from name-calling. Voakes said he will pay his own legal fees in the matter, so will McDermott. Voakes has made no decision on whether he will run again in the 2018 municipal election, and if he does, what position that

would be. “The election is seven months away. There is so much to take care of, I’m not focused on the election,” he said, referring to Town business. “I’ve got files to take care of.” “Essex has so much to offer, and we are missing the target,” Voakes said. McDermott was displeased with the verdict. He said how the judge was given all the information about the case and came to that conclusion was beyond him. “I don’t think he read the stuff we gave him in regards to Conflict of Interest,” McDermott said. McDermott said he took it upon himself to do something about what he believes was Voakes being in Conflict of Interest. He is considering appealing the decision and will be in contact with his lawyer to think about that option. He claims the judge “did not get to the meat and potatoes of why we were

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there. What a shame.” When the Integrity Commissioner presented his first report in 2016, McDermott recalls he recommended Voakes declare a Conflict of Interest. McDermott said to his knowledge he cannot tell others they need to

make that declaration. “He just goes against the rules,” McDermott said of Voakes. “What is he going to get away with now?” He added there must be something wrong with the judicial system if he could get away with this.

Council seeks input on naming of Colchester Park Essex Town Council is considering changing the name of Colchester Park, located at 100 Jackson Street, Colchester. The Town is currently accepting submissions of potential names that may be considered by Council. Residents can submit their ideas for names, along with a brief explanation, at the following: Online: By mail or in person: Robert W. Auger, Clerk 33 Talbot Street South Essex, ON N8M 1A8 Submissions will be accepted until Friday, April 6, 2018 at 4:00pm.

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2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION NOTICE OF NOMINATION FOR OFFICE Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (s.32) NOTICE is hereby given to the Municipal Electors of the Town of Kingsville that nomination papers for the 2018 Municipal Election may be filed in person or by an agent with the Returning Officer during regular business hours between May 1, 2018 and July 26, 2018, and between 9 am and 2 pm on July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day). FURTHER NOTICE is given that Nominations will be accepted for the following offices: Mayor Deputy Mayor Councillors

One (1) to be elected at large One (1) to be elected at large Five (5) to be elected at large

Information regarding School Board Trustees will be provided at a later date. Please note that the declaration of qualification within the Nomination Form must be signed by the candidate in the presence of a Commissioner of Oaths. The Nomination Form must be accompanied by the filing fee: $200.00 for the Office of Mayor and $100.00 for all other offices. Payment may be made by cash, certified cheque, money order or debit. Please make any cheques payable to The Corporation of the Town of Kingsville. There is a new requirement that each Nomination (excluding School Board Trustee candidates) be endorsed by at least 25 eligible electors. Individuals endorsing the candidate must sign a declaration stating they are eligible to vote in the municipality on the day they signed the endorsement. The Town will be utilizing the Vote by Mail system for the Municipal Election. Voter kits will be mailed out to qualified electors in and around the last week of September. Dated this 9th day of March, 2018 Jennifer Astrologo LL.B., Clerk/Returning Officer The Corporation of the Town of Kingsville 2021 Division Road North Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 2Y9 Nomination and other election information on the 2018 Municipal Election is available on the Town of Kingsville website Voting day is Monday, October 22, 2018

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Campers step back in time at Fort Malden during March Break

Fort Malden interpreter, Alex Dale, explains the different 19th century uniforms during the first day of March Break camp.

by Adam Gault Some youth took advantage of time away from school to travel through time to experience early 19th century Upper Canada. This unique opportunity was offered as part of Fort Malden’s March Break Camp, held this week at the Amherstburg landmark. Hosted by Parks Canada, the day camp took campers, aged 6-12, on a historical adventure through one of Canada’s beautiful National Historic Sites as they participated in fun and educational activities, including cooking in traditional 1800s fashion, scavenger hunts, games, and crafts. Through the experience, campers also had the opportunity to learn about the Fort’s

historical role in the history of Essex County. “Our (camp) is one of the few that’s in a history setting,” historical interpreter and camp leader, Alex Dale, explained. “Kids get to do a lot of the handson activities, such as cooking or learning about artifacts. I think (our camp) offers a bit of a different twist for kids.” For the past four years, Fort Malden has offered the full day camp as part of its March Break festivities. Parents had the option to enroll their kids in the entire week, or just a day or two if they wanted to give it a try. Dale believes the program’s immersive and historical nature has led to its success and sustainability. It is a

talked about experience with kids of all ages long after they’ve left camp and headed back to their 21st century classrooms. “It’s kind of fun, they’re learning without realizing they’re learning,” Dale said. “We spend pretty much the entire day immersed in the barracks and museum. It’s a fun program where they can learn, while at the same time enjoying themselves.” Dale hopes kids who take part in this week’s historical program will come away from the experience with a lifelong appreciation of Canada’s National Parks and historic sites, and that they’ll carry that passion forward into the years to come. “I think that what I want them to take away, is that Fort Malden and national historic sites in particular, are places that are exciting, they’re enjoyable, that they’d like to come back with their schools,” Dale said. “Later in life, they come back as young adults, and eventually bring their kids here and realize that this is a place steeped in tradition and history, and they can continue that tradition.” Full program details can be found at malden.

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Hawkbots earn Implementation Award at Ontario Innovation Celebration

by Sylene Argent On February 25, Holy Name Catholic Elementary School’s robotics team, the Hawbots, competed in the 3rd Annual Ontario Innovation Celebration, which was hosted at the Seneca College campus in

Markham. Competing as one of the 18 top teams from Ontario, the Hawkbots continued to shine with the projects they created for the FIRST LEGO League competition series. As part of the

competition, the team designed a robot to complete obstacles and penned a portion of a Private Members Bill for the provincial legislature, with help of MPP Taras Natyshak, which would require new homes to be

equipped with at least two 200-litre rain barrels that would be attached to a downspout. The idea is to prevent flooding and surface water runoff into bodies of water. The rain barrels help mitigate the sometimes-devastating effect heavy rains can have in creating flooding or potentially contributing to the creation of Algal Blooms. “We were one of seven teams that won an award. We won the Implementation Award for working to implement a Bill that will affect all of Ontario,” Coach Michael Lamoureux said. “This team exhibited great optimism, energy, and enthusiasm. We are very proud of our all of our team’s accomplishments this season. They are continuing in their efforts to have Bill 179 passed to help their community and all of Ontario.”

The Hakwbots were invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Ontario Innovation Celebration after having found success at the Windsor First Lego League Qualifying Tournament, hosted at St. Clair College in December,

and at the FIRST LEGO Ontario West Provincial Championship, held at the University of Waterloo in January, where the team won the Research Award and the Global Innovation Award.

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Kids Curing Cancer presents $13,750 to Fight Like Mason

The Baillargeon siblings, Lauren, Kierstyn, and Ty, present Chantelle Bacon and Iain Macri of Fight Like Mason with their annual fundraising efforts.

by Adam Gault On Sunday, 13-year old Lauren Baillargeon, along with siblings Ty and Kierstyn, presented $13,7500 to the Fight Like Mason Foundation, as part of their annual fundraising efforts from their Kids Curing Cancer initiative. More than doubling last year’s fundraising amount, the proceeds

were donated to the Fight Like Mason Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the care and quality of life for patients diagnosed with pediatric cancers. It was formed in honour of Mason Macri, who passed away due to cancer at the age of four. “This is our fifth time giving a cheque presentation for Kids Curing Cancer, and we are that excited once again, this year’s total is bigger than any previous year,” Lauren said. “The money that we have raised this year will be used to research a cure for rhabdomyosarcoma,

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which is the type of childhood cancer that Mason had. The money will go towards providing child-friendly medical equipment to children in Windsor and Essex County.” Some of the child-friendly medical equipment includes ‘Mason Power Poles’, IV poles with colourful designs and cartoon characters, to aid children who are fighting cancer at home in taking away that sterile, “hospital feel.” “People always ask why we continue Kids Curing Cancer year-after-year. Our hope is that one day, there will be a cure for cancer, and these fundraisers won’t be needed anymore,” Lauren explained. “Until then, as long as people keep supporting us, we will continue to put the work and passion into Kids Curing Cancer.” The Baillargeon siblings started the annual event as a way to honour their grandfather, Dan Gerard, who passed away from cancer a few years ago. During the presentation, Lauren announced that Kids Curing Cancer would once again support Fight Like Mason with their 2018-19 donation efforts.



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NHL alumni and OPP hit the ice in Leamington by Adam Gault Active duty OPP officers and NHL alumni faced off at the Leamington Kinsmen Recreational Complex on Saturday evening to take part in the Scotiabank NHL Alumni Benefit Tour, in support of Special Olympics Ontario and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Kinsmen Recreation Complex was packed to the rafters for the 6 p.m. puck drop, which had 17 members of Essex County OPP detachments take to the ice against NHL alums like Mark Laforest, Bryan Muir, and Brent Gretzky. Hockey’s favourite patriarch, Walter Gretzky, along with representatives from the Special Olympics and the OPP, took part in the ceremonial puck drop ahead of a fast and friendly game of good oldfashioned hockey that kept attendees on their feet from buzzer-to-buzzer. PC Steven Duguay, of the OPP Lakeshore Detachment, took part in Saturday’s game as he had done previously during the last alumni game in 2015. He explained that when it comes to supporting the Special Olympics, that he, like many of his fellow officers, always jump in with two feet. “For those of use who like playing hockey, we get to play against some of the NHL stars that we grew up watching,” Duguay said. “In the end, we know where the money’s going, and what we’re raising money for. I’ve had many family and friends who’ve been Special Olympians, raising money for them to fulfill their dreams to be able to compete in any sport they choose to, whether it’s regional, provincial, national, or even world championships.” Tanya Jazic, Scotiabank District VP for Southwestern Ontario, said that Scotiabank is proud to support the game of hockey, as well as its charitable initiatives, including giving more than one million children the chance to play

Walter Gretzky signs autographs for fans of all ages.

hockey through the bank’s charitable initiatives. “We support grassroots through to the NHL, we get to bring NHL players and alumni to communities across Canada,” Jazic explained of the rewarding nature of the position. “This year, we just celebrated one million kids and counting, which is a huge milestone for us. That’s with bringing NHL players to local communities to run camps, and of course, games like these.” For more information on the NHL Alumni Tour, visit To find out how you can support Special Olympics Ontario, visit


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Atom Minor Raven hockey team advances to All Ontario Final

submitted to EFP Having split the first two games in Woolwich, the Ravens returned home this past Friday and Saturday to host the Woolwich Wildcats in Essex. A huge crowd turned out for Game 3 on Friday

night to support the home town Ravens. The first two periods of the game were scoreless and there was a defensive struggle with the defensive pairing of Cole Grant and Ben Fuerth clearing the zone in an efficient manner. The construction

What’s Going On... MARCH 22  INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION: At Colchester North Public School at 6:30pm. Open to the whole community. MARCH 22  INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION: At Colchester North Public School at 6:30pm. Open to the whole community. MARCH 24  BICENTENNIAL BRANCH UELAC GENERAL MEETING -Church of the Epiphany, 96 Main St. W., Kingsville at 1:00pm. MARCH 26  GUIDE TO TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA At Essex Retirees’ Club, from 11am - 12pm. Call: 519-776-6689, for more info. MARCH 28  ESSEX & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETING At Essex Retirees’ Club. Speaker Ted Kloske - Henri’s camera shop - on garden photography. APRIL 7  ROAST BEEF DINNER at Bethel Maidstone. Call Rob at: 519-735-8411. APRIL 17  ESSEX BLOOD DONOR CLINIC  from 1 - 7pm. Essex Centre Sports Complex, Shaheen Room (60 Fairview Ave. W.) Walk Ins Welcome! APRIL 20  BINGO at Bethel Maidstone at 7:00pm. Canned goods for admission. APRIL 21 - ONTARIO PURPLE MARTIN ASSOCIATION MEETING  9a.m. at Orchard View Golf Course, 1357 County Road 34, Ruthven. For more info, call: 519-738-3476. APRIL 28  GARAGE, BAKE SALE - with a light lunch at Bethel Maidstone from 9am -1pm. SUN COUNTY LYME AWARENESS SUPPORT GROUP - Learn & share about Lyme disease. Monthly meetings on the last Wednesday of every month at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens @ 6:30 p.m. All welcome. COPING WITH ANGER GROUP - Wednesdays at Erie Shores Healthcare. For more information, contact Community Partnership at 226-348-4548 or email info@

crew of Ethan O’Neil, Sean Wilson, and Jaclyn Weston caused fits for the Woolwich forwards, with consistent back checking. Six minutes into the third period, Essex opened the scoring on a snipe wrist shot from Andrew Baker. Less than a minute later, Woolwich replied with a goal of its own. However, the Ravens players weren’t going to let their fans down in this one. Reed VanderVecht held the team in this one until late in the third period. Face off in Woolwich Zone. Ten seconds left in the game. Tension filled the arena. Essex won the draw, the puck slide back to Braeden Cavanagh for a quick shot – Goooaaaaaaallllll! Essex won the game by a score of 2-1, with 3 seconds on the clock, to take a 4 points to 2 lead in the series. The teams faced off again on Saturday in Essex. The Ravens players were excited, yet cautious, knowing Woolwich, facing elimination, would play desperate. A huge crowd was in attendance including the mayors of Essex and Cottam. The Ravens opened the game with a display of hustle and aggressive drive towards the net. Owen Sadler opened the scoring on a sweet shot that followed an unbelievable shift of back checking. Two minutes later, Caleb Cavanagh put the Ravens up 2-0 on a fine assist by Meredith Coulter from the corner. The second period had plenty of end-toend action. The Raven defensive pair of Mason Ginter and Hudson Diemer held the blue line and kept the puck in the offensive zone time and again. Late in the third period, Sean Wilson scored for Essex to put the Ravens up 3-0. Unfortunately, the Wildcats responded with two quick goals to close the second period 3-2 for the Ravens. In the third period, Woolwich scored on a breakaway to even the score at 3-3 and eventually send this game into overtime. Overtime solved nothing in a game with a final score of 3-3. The Ravens lead the six point

With the win, the Essex Ravens took the 6 point series to advance to the finals to face the Barrie Colts. This team has been battled tested in series wins over Amherstburg, Riverside, St. Thomas, Grimsby, and Woolwich. This team is grateful for the support of its team sponsor Vandelay Industries.

series 5 points to 3. The price of admission gets you a whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge when watching this group of kids. The series continued in Elmira on Sunday with Essex in a position to finish off the series. After Woolwich opened the scoring on a breakaway goal, the Ravens defensive pair of Jesse Chadwick and Cade Smith went into shutdown mode to deny any further rushes. In the second period, the line of Noah Martin, Andrew Baker, and Braeden Cavanagh decided to take matters in their own hands. First, a goal by Andrew Baker, to tie the score at one. Following a second goal by Woolwich, the line answered again on another goal by Andrew Baker, off a fine assist by Noah Martin, to even the score again. This was yet again, a game headed to overtime. Goalies Aiden Fick and Reed VanderVecht had the fans into this one, and the Ravens were ready to finish this one off. There was no goal scored in overtime, as the Essex players controlled the play throughout the extra frame. Late in the period, Ethan O’Neil who knew his team only required a tie to take the series, passed up an empty net goal, tossed the puck deep in the Woolwich zone to sound the buzzer on a final 2-2 tie.

Owner, Art Vandelay is extremely proud of this team that has proven to be a fantastic representative of his organization. Please check in to the EMHA website for game times as this amazing group of kids looks to bring back-to-back All Ontario championships to Essex.

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PRAYER TO the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, You who makes me see everything and who shows me the way to reach my ideals. You who gives me the Divine Gift to forgive and forget all that is done to me, and you who are in all the instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue, want to thank you for everything, and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from you, no matter how great the material desires may be. I want to be with you & my loved ones in your perpetual glory. A person may pray this prayer 3 consecutive days without asking for their wish. It will be granted no matter how difficult it may be, and promise to publish this dialogue, as soon as your favor has been granted. With Grateful thanks M.L.


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PERSONAL _____________________ PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN (NEVER KNOWN TO FAIL) O most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, blessed mother of the son of God, immaculate virgin, assist me in my necessity. O star of the sea, help me and show me that you are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to help in my necessity (Make your request). There are none that can withstand your power. “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.” (Three times). “Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands.” (Three times). Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then publish it and it will be granted to you. With grateful thanks. M.L. 10-1t*


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Farm Property Aucon Tues. March 27 at 10:30 am 50.5 workable acres very well led, bare land farm On site at 3763 Gray Line, Tilbury, located approx. 3 km east of King & While Rd (Rd 5). Sale subject to owner approval. Proprietor: Jim Damphouse, 519-919-0546 Auconeer: Jack Morris, 519-687-2530 Details at

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Aucon Sale of Farm Machinery & Grain Bins Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am For Rosemary Meloche, Oldcastle, Essex Cty. Sale located at the Meloche farm at 15415 Essex Cty Rd 8 just east of Paquee Corners. This is a well cared for, always stored inside line of farm equipment with 2 pieces like new. No Reserve. Farms are Rented. Tractors: Case IH 7110 dsl, 2WD, 6411 hrs, 18.4Rx42 res, tractor looks and sounds good; JD 3130 dsl, open staon, 2880 hrs, like new 15.5x38 rear res; Duals & Front End Weights: 18.4Rx42 axle duals will sell separate, rubber is worn, rims are good; 7 IH front end weights sell separate; Tillage –‘two like new pieces’: like new Penta model 200 S- ne pull type cult, approx. 22’ cut, w/Penta rear hitch, rear hydr, heavy duty rollers; like new Sunflower model 1435 side fold wheel disc, 21’ cut w/Sunflower hitch, rear hydr. & MF drawbar; Turnco hydr. fold approx. 22’ sprocket packer; Triple OK 5 furrow plow; Combine, Corn Head, Header Wagon: JD 7720 Titan II green top dsl combine, 3741 hrs, this combine is field ready & sells w/JD 18’ model 918 grain head w/a new knife; JD model 643 – 6 row corn head sells separate; Smyth small wheel header wagon sells separate; Planng & Monitor: 11 row White model 6600 air planter w/ Noll coulters set for 6 – 30” rows & 11 – 15” rows, sells w/Agco S.M. 3000 monitor, planter has liquid Alpine unit; Gravity Wagons: three 500 bu., duals all around, all w/roll tarps & lights; 400+ bu. w/roll tarp & lights, singles on front, duals on back; two smaller gravity wagons; Land Plane: Verhoff model 1462 – 14’ x 62’ land plane; Augers, Ditcher, etc: Wesield 10” x 51’ hydr. li, manual side fold auger; Market 6” x 14’ plasc auger mounted on older auger frame; Neudorf Power System double disc ditcher; 8’ and 10’ – 3 ph scraper blades; 6’ – 3 ph chopper; 1550 gal. plasc water tank selling w/flat rack wagon; Grain Bins – 3: Bin # 1 – middle one – 21’ diam., approx. 5000 bu. Butler bin w/aeraon floor, power sweep unloading system, 10 HP Centrifugal fan; Bin # 2 – west one – 18’ diam. approx. 4000 bu. Butler bin w/aeraon floor, fan on back, 2 HP motor on unloading auger; Bin # 3 – east one – 15’ diam. approx. 2000 bu. GSI bin w/aeraon floor, no motor on unloading auger; Note: bins will sell in order – 1,2,3. Purchaser must have bins removed by June 30, 2018. Other Items: transfer tank; lg truck axle; chicken plucker; etc; Shop Equipment: a selecon of good shop equip. including 10” table saw, bolt bin, floor & bole jacks, power washer, air tools, hand tools, chains, C-clamps, chainsaw, etc. Sale Order: selling shop equipment first at 10:00, followed by equipment and tractors. Terms cash, debit, personalized cheque day of sale. Owner or auconeer not responsible for accidents day of sale. Proprietor: Rosemary Meloche. Auconeer: Jack Morris, 519-687-2530 or 1-800-462-3561 Photos at Please Note – equipment will not be on display unl the week of the sale.



LEGAL NOTICE _____________________ NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NORMAN PHILIP JOBIN late of the Town of Tecumseh, in the County of Essex, and Province of Ontario, farmer, deceased Creditors and others having claims against the said deceased, who died on or about the 6th day of February, 2018, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned on or before the 15th day of April, 2018, after which date the assets of the said deceased will be distributed having regard only to the claims that have then been received. DATED at Essex, Ontario this 8th day of March, 2018. Richard Banwell Chartered Accountant 35 Wilson Avenue, Essex, Ontario, N8M 2L8


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Gone are the days we used to share but in our hearts you are always there. Never more than a thought away, loved, remembered every day. Loved Always - Madeline, Paul and Adelene, Vanessa and Tom, Randy and Dorie, and families. ____________________________________________________

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Beautiful memories woven in gold. These are memories we tenderly hold deep in our hearts. Her memory is kept to love, to cherish, and to never forget.

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LITTLE, Patricia “Marie” - Passed peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018 surrounded by her family at Hospice Residence, Windsor. Beloved wife of Frank for almost 69 years. Loving mother of John and wife Peggy, Ruth Reeb and partner John McReynolds, Fran McMahon and husband Tony and Susan Morneau and husband Tom. Adored Grandma of Jay, Robin and Mary Beth Little, Adam and Trent Reeb, Mia Hooper, Erik McMahon, Sara Hingst, Mike and Richard Morneau and 20 great grandchildren. Dearest sister of Sylvia Johnston and husband Tom. Predeceased by her parents Harry and Maude Atton and her siblings, Eleanor Griggs and David Atton. Marie graduated as an R.N. from Grace Hospital in 1948. She helped to bring the Nuclear Medicine program to Windsor and held various supervisory positions at Grace Hospital throughout her professional career. She was known for her compassion, kindness and giving back to her community. We will forever miss her homemade pies, her constant support and her love. The family would like to thank the incredible hospice medical team including, Dr. Steve, Dr. Laing, Nurses Marie, Emmanuel and Laurie and the support staff Macie and Chris. In following Marie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation will take place at Woodslee United Church, 2616 Belle River Road, Woodslee on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 11 am until time of Memorial Service to celebrate Marie’s life at 12:00 pm. Rev. Ann Corbet officiating. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Windsor or Woodslee United Church by contacting Reid Funeral Home, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233). Family and friends may share their memories online at






WALLACE, William “Bill” - Passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on March 10, 2018 at 66 years of age. Loving husband of Susan (nee Hedge) with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage. Son of the late William and Gwyneth Wallace. Son-in-law of the late Marvin and Verna Hedge. Dear father of Bill Wallace (Annie Dupuis), Bryan (Lisa) Wallace and Rob (Gina) Wallace. Treasured Grandpa of Gwyneth, Eric, Kate, Morgan, and Sydney. Brother of Colleen (Robert) Dawson, Elizabeth (Jim) Scratch and the late Maureen (Ron) Griffin. Brother-in-law of Mary Kay (Buddy) Kitchen and Doreen Cadarette. Bill retired from General Motors with over 30 years of service. Member of Unifor Local # 1973. Bill really enjoyed riding his motorcycle over the years and of course socializing with his buddies. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion # 201 - Essex and the Knights of Columbus in Woodslee. Bill was also a former volunteer firefighter with the Essex Fire Department. He was a proud of his Irish roots and absolutely loved his family and friends. Bill is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7- 9 p.m. Parish prayers Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday, friends and family are invited to gather at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish (146 Talbot St. S, Essex) after 9:30 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to the Essex and Area Foodbank. You may send your condolences online at

I would like to thank all my family, friends and neighbours who came to the Open House to help me celebrate my 90th Birthday. Special thank you to Pauline, Cheryl & John, Dianne & Barry for organizing the day and also to all the granddaughters who helped by baking desserts and snacks. Thank you for all the beautiful cards, gifts, and memories shared. ~ Donald McCallum _________________________________________________________

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STANTON, Meyrick Brissenden - Passed away peacefully in his sleep at 75 years of age, on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Iler Lodge in Essex. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Meyrick had just celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary on September 2nd with his wife, Ileen (nee Abbott). He will forever be remembered by his children, Sherrie Stanton and partner Bill Seeger and Chris Stanton and wife Bridget, and grandchildren; Olivia, Ian, and Joey. Dearest brother of Michael (Anne), Sandy (Allan), Doreen (Steve), Phillip, David, and Doug and brother-in-law of Frank Abbott. Meyrick is also survived by his many aunts and cousins. He retired in 2006 after 29 years of service with Canada Post. He also dedicated 29 years to Scouts Canada and volunteered on many boards within our community, including Fun Fest and the Parks Department. Meyrick was a long time member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church serving on many committees. In life, he also enjoyed bird watching, camping and spending any time with his family and friends. The family would like to give their gratitude to the entire staff at Iler Lodge for the loving care shown to Meyrick. In following Meyrick’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visiting will take place at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 10:30 am until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Meyrick’s life at 12:30 pm. Rev. Chris Brouillard-Coyle and Rev. Jim Hatt officiating. If desired, memorial donations made to the Essex Food Bank would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at

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POISSON, Donna Marie (nee Chevalier; September 12, 1937 - March 7, 2018) - Surrounded by family, Donna answered God’s call to return Home. Donna, born to the late Joseph and Dorothy Chevalier of Woodslee, Ontario, is survived by her twin brother, Donald (Dem) and big brother Paul (Mary Jane), predeceased by siblings Irene (Bill Fitzpatrick), John (Colleen), Albert, Cyril (Edna), Sid (Betty), Evelyn (Markham), Ben (Mary Margaret), Gerald (Ursula), and Bill. With former husband Bill Dawson, Donna was the loving parent of Dorothy (Dee), Daniel and Mary Lynne, and step-mother to John Poisson through her beloved late husband, Ernie Poisson (2009). She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren Mackenzie and Alexander (Dan), Stirling (Dee) and Jordan (John), and her network of extended family. A born teacher, Donna spent her professional career with the Essex County Separate School Board where she made a difference for numerous students as a teacher and coworkers as a negotiator for labor rights. Always ready to serve others, Donna was a member and past-president of the CWL, active in diverse aspects of parish ministry at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Woodslee, a volunteer at Country Village nursing home, and a strong supporter of her favorite foreign missions and devoted God-mother to Joan Fitzpatrick, Michelle Lucier, Bob Chevalier, Tim Chevalier, Anne Chevalier-Leclair, Matthew Chevalier, and Christine Delaurier. We thank the multitude of family, friends, and neighbors who supported Donna this past year, performing acts of kindness and selflessness in her reflection, especially those who held her close in these last few weeks and everyone who prayed for her. We thank the medical staff of 4West and the Cancer Care team. The funeral mass was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church (1668 County Rd 46, Woodslee). Cremation has taken place, interment to follow at another date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transition to Betterness ( Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be made online at

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SA Connections meets on Tuesdays from 10 -1 p.m. On March 20th we will enjoy a movie. Join us for fellowship, fun, and lunch. Bible Study, led by Major Shirley Roberts and focusing on the book of Revelation follows at 1p.m. The final Lenten service put on by the Essex Ministerial Assoc., takes place Wednesday, March 21st at 12 noon at Woodslee United Church and is led by Major Sam Roberts. Please note that our next Messy Church night is on Thursday, March 22nd, and our next movie night is Sunday, March 25th. Family Worship is on Sundays at 10:30a.m. led by Major Sam Roberts. We invite you to worship with us and stay for refreshments after the service.

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The winners of the Mission Group St. Patrick’s Day raffle were Sue Wallace, Laura Fuerth, Brian Cunningham, and Mrs. Crepps. Thank you to all who donated and participated! All day confessions take place on Wednesday, March 21st at Holy Name of Jesus Church from 9a.m. to 7p.m. Stations of the Cross at 7p.m. If you are planning a wedding this year, Marriage Prep takes place on April 27 & 28 at Holy Name of Jesus Church. Contact the parish office for more details. The Cemetery Board ask that all winter decorations be removed from your loved one’s grave before Holy Week. The next Lenten Card party is on Sunday, March 18th at 7p.m. at St. Mary’s hall. The winners from March 11th are 1st Debbie Goodyear, 2nd Judy Jobin, 3rd Butch Jobin, 4th Irene Darowski, and lowest tally, Elizabeth Sexton. St. Vincent de Paul Society is in urgent need of clothing. Please drop off in the bin in the church parking lot. COR for Grades 10-12 takes place on March 23-25 at Holy Name of Jesus Church. Registration forms are at the back of the church. Mission Club is asking everyone to “Roll up the Rim for Lent” and donate your winning Tim Horton tabs or gift cards for 2nd Chance Ministry. Drop your tabs off in the Tim Horton’s box at the back of the church. Please keep in your prayers and all the people who are sick, shut-in, & in Hospice.

Essex and District Ministerial Association Lenten Series: Services will be Wednesdays throughout Lent at noon with lunch to follow – Wednesday, March 21: The Parable of Sheep and the Goats at Woodslee United Church with Major Sam Roberts leading. If you wish to donate towards flowers for Easter, please sign the list posted on the bulletin board, by March 18. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Rev. Chris will be available in the sanctuary at St. Paul’s on Friday, March 30th, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, for those who wish to have a private opportunity for confession. Please see our website for the Holy Week Schedule Our next pasta dinner will take place on Friday April 6th Regular Sunday Services are as follows: 1st Sunday of the month only there will be an 8am BCP Eucharist Service. Weekly 11am BAS Eucharist Service & Sunday School. 3rd Sunday of the month will be BCP type Eucharist Service from the BAS for the 11am service. Please visit our website at or our Facebook page at www. You can also reach us at 519-776-7711 or by email at

Trinity Church We are asked to keep Jim, Sal, Christina, Craig, Erin, Sandy, Cynthia, Dorothy, and Stephen in our prayers. The Sanctuary Lamp burns to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Barbara DeLisle, given by Pat & Sharon Kistulinec and family. Thank You to Rev. Darren Osborne for leading us in worship on Sunday. The next Psalms Study is at St. Paul’s on Monday, March 19 at 7PM Volunteers are needed for readers/greeters etc., for some of our Holy Week services. If you are able to help out, sign up sheets will be available soon. Don’t forget, if you wish to donate towards flowers for Easter in memory of loved ones, please do so by March 18. Looking ahead, Sunday, March 25 is Palm Sunday. We will keep you up to date on all Holy Week services. Sacrament of Reconciliation is on Friday, March 30th, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Rev. Chris will be available in the sanctuary at St. Paul’s for those who wish to have a private opportunity for confession. The Thank You Bank donations for the month of March will be given to the Ronald McDonald House in Windsor. Join us Sundays at 9:15 in “The Little White Church”in the Cemetery in Cottam. All are welcome! Cozy Corners - Bethel-Maidstone United submitted by Christine Fodor

In case of a pastoral emergency this week, please contact Rev. Kim Gilliland. Lonnie Jones will be our guest speaker on March 18th. Join us for Bingo on Friday, March 16th. Remember your donation for the Essex Food Bank. Everyone is welcome for a fun and social evening. There will be a Trustees and Stewards Meeting at the church on Friday, March 23rd at 4pm.

Session will meet after worship on Sunday, March 25th. Please join us for Rise & Shine Bible Study - Easter Edition. Mondays during Holy Week and the Easter Season, beginning Monday, March 26th at 10:30am in the Heritage Room. We will share in scripture, coffee, and conversation. Maundy Thursday Supper at 5:30pm on March 29th. Join us in Simpkins Hall as we recall Jesus’ last supper, celebrate communion, and then share a meal together. Dinner will include broasted chicken with gravy, rolls, potatoes, and salad. Please sign up in advance with donation. On April 8th, we will host the Spring Fling Comedy Variety Show at OlindaRuthven United Church at 2pm. Rob and Connie have tickets. Please remember the sick and the shut-ins. If you would like to add a name to our Prayer List, please call the church office (519) 723-2284. Visit us at: Our email address is and the office number is (519) 723-2284. Please join us Sunday mornings at 10am for worship! Holy Name of Jesus Church submitted by Therese Lecuyer

The CWL asks you to “Roll Up the Rim for Lent” by donating your winning tabs to be given to Street Help and the Downtown Mission for the homeless. Mission Group Easter Raffle is after mass on March 17 & 18 in the gather space. Draws take place after 11am. Help support our Mission Group. The K of C Fish Fry is on March 16 at 4:30pm. Our annual Member Banquet is on March 3 at 6pm at the Essex Legion. Contact BJ for tickets and info: 519-551-3577. COR 30 is March 23-25, open to all grades 10, 11, & 12. Applications are at all doors. Please see Nick if you have any questions. All day confessions are on Wednesday, March 21 from 9am - Noon, and 1pm 7pm. Station of the Cross is at 7pm. Steubenville Youth Conference 2018, save the date June 29- July 1. Squires Yard Sale is on Saturday, April 7th. Lenten Card Party is every Sunday during Lent at 7pm at St. Mary’s Hall. Sponsored by St. Mary’s Altar Society. Come and have some fun. Small admission. God Bless you all and have a great week!

Essex United Church Join us For Sunday worship at 10:30 am. The Essex and District Ministerial Association presents Lenten Series 2018 ~ Stories From the Last Week. The Parable of the Talents Brooker Baptist Church. Rev. Kim Gilliland leading. All Services~ begin at 12 Noon and conclude with a light lunch. A free will donation will be appreciated. Join us Friday, March 23, 2018, 7pm; Windsor Symphony Orchestra Neighbourhood Concert Series, Peter Wiebe, conductor, presented by Essex United Church. Featuring David Palmer, organ. Proceeds to the Band Programs at Essex Public School and Essex District High School. For tickets and more information, call the church office at: 519776-5121.

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Essex Christian Reformed Church submitted by Beverley Van Huizen

We would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend our Sunday morning worship service beginning at 10am, as we welcome Mr Steve Baarda from London, who will lead us in worship. Nursery supervision is provided. Do plan to stay afterwards for a time of fellowship with coffee or tea. GEMS and Cadets will meet on Monday at 6:30 - 8:00 pm. All girls and boys from Grade 1 - 8 are invited to attend. Come for fun and fellowship! Visit us online for service times and directions or just to listen to a sermon or two.

Antioch Christian Ministries submitted by Linda Knight

Pastor Jay spoke on what is your motive? What is our motive and how the name of Jesus changes lives? The Awaken Conference starts this week, March 15th-17th. Young Adults meet on March 31st at 7pm at ACM. Our next Baptismal Service is on Easter Sunday, April 1st. Take Note: Beginning April 7th, the Healing Rooms will now permanently be at ACM, 455 Cty Rd. 34, from 9am-12pm. For more information, visit our website at Be Blessed! Harrow United Church submitted by Larry Anderson

We welcome everyone to join us this Sunday at 10:30am, as we continue our Lenten Series based on “Thy Will Be Done” by J. Rossow. Coffee and fellowship follow each morning service. A special thank you is extended to John and Janet Woodbridge, as well as Sue Mannell for their leadership during our service last Sunday. On March 25th (Palm Sunday) and April 1st (Easter Sunday), we look forward to welcoming Pastor Linda Blair who will lead us in our time of worship and celebration. For more information about Harrow United Church, please visit our updated website at: or call our church office at 519-738-4223.

NOTICE ESSEX WATER TOWER REHABILITATION The Union Water Supply System will be undertaking the rehabilitation of the Essex Water Tower starting the week of March 12, 2018, weather depending. This rehabilitation includes sand blasting to remove the existing paint, recoating of the interior and exterior of the water tower and installation of safety related upgrades. The tower will include the Town of Essex logo and will be painted with the corporate color scheme. An LED lighting system will also be installed to illuminate the water tower and logo at night. It is expected that the work will last from March to September 2018. While construction is in progress, some inconvenience to nearby residents will be unavoidable, but the works and the schedule will be designed to keep any inconvenience to a minimum. The water tower shall be surrounded by scaffolding and an enclosure during the sandblasting and painting. While the work takes place, there will be equipment noises from the site and some extra vehicular traffic near the site.

The Union Water Supply System understands the project will result in some inconvenience to the public, especially nearby residents and businesses. However, with everyone’s understanding and cooperation it is anticipated that this much needed work will proceed smoothly and result in a successful project for the betterment of the whole community. Should you have any questions please contact the Union Water Supply System at 519-326-1668.

Yours very truly,

St. Paul’s Anglican Church. March Office Hours: Wednesday, March 7: 9-1, closed Friday, March 9th. Closed March 12-16 for March Break. Psalms Study: Get creative as we explore the Sunday Psalms through Lent. Monday evenings at 7pm - March 19 at St. Paul’s.

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Tartan Day Dinner is on Saturday, April 7 at 5pm, with dinner, games, and entertainment. Celebrate your Scottish heritage or become a Scotsman for a day. Come see the dancers and listen to the bagpipes. Limited tickets available For more information or tickets, contact Elaine Mailloux.(519-890-6312). Continued from Page 19

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Sunset Produce, in conjunction with GessTwood Camp, is running a FREE camp for 30 children between the ages of 10-15. They are running the entry as a contest in Windsor and Essex County. Call GessTwood Camp at 519-776-7119, for more information. For the month of March, food donations are for the Salvation Army Food Bank.

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Services at Brooker every Sunday morning begin at 10am. Everyone is welcome. JOY club for teens meet every Monday ay 3:15pm. Bible Club Banquet is on Saturday, March 24 at 6pm at Meadowbrook Fellowship. The Klassens will play a Paraguayan Folk harp and keyboard. See Murray Newman for tickets. Brooker will celebrate its 142nd Anniversary on Sunday, March 25. Mike Morency,

Director of Matthew House, will be our guest speaker. Come and celebrate with us! Please Remeber those in nursing homes and those with health needs in our community.

Golden Years Golf Report 46 golfers came out to play on March 8, carding a combined, record 100 holes-inone. Leading the charge, with six was Ron Fick Over 9 holes, four under par 16s, were delivered by Al Rutter, Doug Vickery, and Mike Binder. A strong score of 35, over 18 holes, was delivered by Ron Fick, Al Rutter, Bob McWilliam, Andy Orsini, and Lloyd Honey. A low score of 73 took the low score over 36 holes for Bill Ward, Andy Orsini, and Mike Binder.

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Come join us for 5th Sunday of Lent and Sunday School at 11:15am. Rev. Ann will lead the service. The Holy Scriptures will be read by Kevin Stanley.Jean Matalik and George Sutherland will greet you at the door. There will be a light lunch after the service. A Memorial Service for a long time member of the church, Marie Little, will be held on Saturday, March 17 at the church. Visitation will be at 11am. The service will begin at 12noon. Essex & District Ministerial Associated Lenten Series: Wednesday, March 21 “ The Parable of sheep and the Goats” with Major Sam Roberts leading at Woodslee United Church. The service begins at noon and conclude with a light lunch. A free-will donation is appreciated. Big Mouth Big Bowl Challenge Soup & Chilli Edition is on Saturday, March 24 from 5:30 – 7pm. Bring your best soup or chilli for a chance to win. Entertainment follows. Contact Elaine Mailloux (519-80-6312), for more information or to enter the challenge. Free-will offering. Coffee and Conversation is on March 15 at 10am. Cindy Palmer-Martin will join us for a presentation on “Health & Wellness with Essential Oils.” All are Welcome.



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Art Brown with 1939 Chrysler Royal coupe in California.

Art Brown was a prominent citizen in Leamington, Ontario, in the first half of the previous century. In August 1940, Art and his wife visited friends in California. While there, Art had his picture taken beside their friend’s 1939 Chrysler Royal coupe. As befitting the California climate, the car is a light colour. It also has fender skirts. You can see the California license plate on the passenger side of the front bumper. Chrysler products in 1939 took a giant leap forward compared to the cars built by Chrysler in 1938. Beginning in 1939, Chrysler had a 2-piece V-shaped windshield for extra streamlining. The headlights were molded into the front fenders, unlike the headlight pods of 1938 mounted on top of the front fenders. And the grille was a break from the past with five chrome bars near the top of the hood and a bold “waterfall” grille swooping down below. Even the front bumper was a break with tradition by having a dip in the middle. Note also the fancy grille guard. Back home in Canada, the Chrysler factory in Windsor had built the 1939 Chrysler Royal with a flathead six with 241 cubic inches producing 100 horsepower. Sales features included a synchromesh 3-speed transmission, with overdrive at extra cost, independent front suspension, starter button on instrument panel, and direct-action airplane type shock absorbers front and rear. The car also had shockless steering, voltage regulator, and a sway stabilizer. The 2-passenger coupe had a Windsor retail price of $1168 and a 4-passenger coupe with seats in the back cost $1250. A 1939 Chrysler Royal Windsor 5-passenger sedan was the most expensive model built in Windsor with a price tag of $1939 (which coincidentally matched the year of the car!). For the extra money, it was equipped with special 2-tone upholstery, rear seat centre arm rest, front compartment carpet, rear cigar lighter, and wheel discs. Walter P. Chrysler was still very much alive when Art Brown had his picture taken with the 1939 Chrysler coupe we see here. The date on the back of the photo is August 11, 1940. Exactly one week later, on August 18, 1940, Walter Chrysler died of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 65 years old. I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@ or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, Ont. N8H 3W2.


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File Photo: Lionel Sanders with Essex Mayor Ron McDermott.

• Nominations for the Windsor/Essex Sports Persons of the Year (WESPY) Awards were released last week. Among the distinguished nominees are local athletes Lionel Sanders, Lucia McElwain, and Tyler Scott. Sanders, a Tri-Athlete / Ironman Competitor was nominated for Male Athlete of the Year. McElwain, an Essex District High School Student, was nominated for the Basketball Award. Scott, of the Essex 73’s Jr. C hockey organization, was nominated for the Ed Jovanovski Hockey Award. This year’s WESPY Awards ceremony takes place on March 20, at the Caboto Club with keynote speaker Olympic gold medalist Nadia Elena Comăneci. Information, along with the full list of the categories and nominees can be found at • The Essex 73’s fell in over time to the Lakeshore Canadiens on Tuesday, March 6, in Essex. Dawson Winchester scored for the 73’s in the second period and scored a power play equalizer at 18:04 of the third period to put the game into over time. Unfortunately, Lakeshore scored in OT for the 3-2 win. The series schedule continued on Friday, March 9 at Lakeshore. Michael Vieira tallied a hat trick, with three goals, in the 3-1 win over the Canadiens. It was the stellar goaltending of Tyler Ryan, who

faced 32 shots on goal for Essex, over the 15 shots on goal for the Lakeshore goaltender, that clinched the win for Essex. On Sunday, March 11 the series continued in Essex. Essex dominated the scoreboard in the first period with goals by Riley Meyerink, Sylvano Valente, and a pair by Michael Vieira to put the 73’s up 4-0. Lakeshore scored a pair in the second period and Wyatt O’Neil scored for Essex. Unfortunately, the Canadiens scored three unanswered goals in the third period to send the game into overtime, and just under five minutes into the extra period, took the 6-5 win. The next game was scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 at Lakeshore 7:30 pm. If necessary, the series continues on Thursday, March 15 at Essex 7:00 pm, and Friday, March 16 at Lakeshore 7:00pm. • The Essex Ravens Atom Minor Hockey team is headed to the All Ontario Finals after defeating the Woolwich Wildcats in a series that finished up last weekend in three exciting games. The Essex Ravens Atom Minor team now advance to the OMHA Final Series against the Barrie Colts. If you have any local sports news, scores, or highlights to share, please email

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73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on edge versus Lakeshore rival by Garrett Fodor The Essex 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continue its Stobbs Division finals trend of facing the Lakeshore Canadians. Unlike last year, there will not be a sweep. However, and unlike recent memories, the 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trail in the series. The Essex 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s began play this week down 1-0 in the series after a 5-2 loss in Lakeshore in game one. On Tuesday, the series shifted to Essex for the first of three games on the weekly schedule. Like the opening game, the teams were evenly-matched in the

early goings. Each team brought energy and a strong forecheck, not willing to give each other any skating room, which was a theme remaining in the later games. The teams played a scoreless opening frame with Lakeshore ahead 9-7 in shots. With that edge, Lakeshore was quick to open the scoring in the second period to beat Jax Dhondt. To close out the frame, however, Dawson Winchester rifled a shot by goalie Eric Morneau to tie the game headed into the second

Team 8 (Dorothy Cascadden, Bob McWilliam, Jack Gisi, Lloyd Honey) took ďŹ rst place, with a score of 232. Second place was won by Team 6 (Laurie Hylton, Jim Allan, Bill Ward). In third was Team Aces (Rose Taylor, Ernie Vandenberg, Ron Fick, Tom Sasso). Play resumes after the March Break, on March 22. New players/seniors are always welcomed. For information, please contact Lloyd at 519-324-1513. Essex County Library - ESSEX BRANCH MARCH BREAK 2018- Fun @ your library March 12-17. HARRY POTTER ESCAPE ROOM - teams of 3-4 compete against the clock on Thursday, March 15 from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. (Call library to book your time slot - approx. 45 minutes). Ages 8+. Register online or at the library. MAKE A MASTERPIECE - Friday, March 16 drop in and create your own custom art piece from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. All ages. FAMILY STORYTIME - is a program for families of parents with children under 5 years of age to encourage a lifelong love of reading. This program includes stories, bounces, tickles, songs, rhymes, and activities. TUESDAYS (April 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; May 29) at 11am. Ages 5 years old & under & caregiver. Register online or at the library. AUTHOR READING- STEERING THROUGH IT By LYNN MCLAUGHLIN - Local author and educator Lynn McLaughlin reads from her inspiring book about overcoming a brain tumor. She will share her journey through the medical system as well as her insights into becoming an empowered advocate for yourself and others. Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 pm. Adult program. Register online or at the library. Essex County Library - COTTAM BRANCH MARCH BREAK 2018 PROGRAMS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fun @ the library March 12-18. PAINTING WITHOUT BRUSHES - Friday, March 23 at 11:30 am. Ages 6-11. Register online or at the library. Create a masterpiece using paint and various materials - but no paintbrushes! Try painting with feathers, cotton swabs, forks, and other unique tools. What can you create when you think outside the box? *Painting can be messy, please remember to wear an old shirt to protect your clothes. EARTH DAY 101 - Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 around the world, so letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get ready by learning about the importance of protecting the environment. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discuss what Earth Day is all about and come up with ideas on how WE can do our part in taking care of the Earth. Bring your â&#x20AC;&#x153;green thumbâ&#x20AC;? because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also be planting seeds to start your very own garden. Thursday, April 19 at 3:45pm. Ages: 6 to 12. Register online or at the library. Essex County Library - MCGREGOR BRANCH

MARCH BREAK 2018- Fun @ your library March 12-17. MARCH BREAK FAMILY STORY HOUR - Hear a story, tell a story, challenge yourself, and spend time together on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 pm. Ages 3 - 10 & caregiver. Register online or

intermission. Lakeshore scored early into the third to regain its lead, but those faithful to Essex breathed a collective sigh when Winchester potted his second of the contest with under two minutes remaining to push the teams into overtime. In overtime, Lakeshore capitalized on a missed shot to create and oddman-rush and beat Dhondt for the 3-2 win, doubling the lead in the series. Back to Lakeshore on Friday, Essex was prepared to do whatever necessary to earn a win, including tinkering with

Continued from Page 21 at the library. BRAIN GAMES DROP IN @ MCGREGOR BRANCH - Challenge your mind at our Brain Game stations on Saturday, March 17 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. All ages. FAMILY STORYTIME is a program for families of parents with children under 5 years of age to encourage a lifelong love of reading. This program includes stories, bounces, tickles, songs, rhymes and activities. TUESDAYS (April 10 - May 29) at 2:00 pm. Ages 5 years old & under & caregiver. Register online or at the library The Essex County 4-H barn quilt

lines for the first time this playoff series. Tyler Ryan earned his first start between the pipes this post-season and Jack Sanko found himself on the top line, skating next to Michael Vieira and William Stadder. That line would pay dividends early for Essex. Vieira scored two goals in 46 seconds to give Essex its first lead of the series. Lakeshore drew within one goal in the closing minutes of the third period, but Essexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense and Ryan made several key saves to stop the comeback short. Vieira scored an empty-netter to give Essex a 3-1 win and put the home team back in the series. To close out the week, Essex played host for a Sunday matinee game. In the first period, Essex was quick to welcome its visitors. The 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s came out with energy unseen in the series and were all-over the Canadiens. As a result, Essex scored four goals in the opening frame, including a pair from Vieira. Lakeshore was resilient and remained calm in the

Photo by Laurie Beaten. Michael Vieira celebrates one of his three goals in Essexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-1 win on Friday.

situation. Coming out of the intermission on a mission, the Canadiens scored two goals, 50 seconds apart, to silence the home supporters. Closing out the frame, Wyatt Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neil put the 73â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fans back on their feet as he tipped in the fifth goal by Morneau. In the third period, Lakeshore proved to be too much to handle. The visitors scored three unanswered goals to push the game to overtime. Early in the overtime

stanza, like the previous affair, Lakeshore capitalized on an Essex mistake to beat Dhondt high. Essex fell 6-5, to trail 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.

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The barn quilt held its ďŹ rst meeting of the year on March 6, 2018 at the Libro Community room. After the 4-H pledge was said, introductions were made. Nominations were held and the results are: Jen Howson is President, Luke Rahn is the 1st Vice President, Kendess Mass is the Secretary, and Jaime Woods is the Press Reporter. The leaders, Brenda Anger and Cindy VanderVeen, explained what is involved in the club. Patterns were then handed out to colour with markers and paint colours were chosen. Luke moved that the meeting be adjourned. The Essex County 4-H Ice Fishing Club

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We had a fun time at our very ďŹ rst ice ďŹ shing experience on Sunday, February 18. The weather was sunny and beautiful to spend our afternoon on Lake St. Clair. Four of our members were entered into a ďŹ shing derby at the Stoney Point Sportsmans Club, to see how big of a ďŹ sh we could catch. Leader JeďŹ&#x20AC; showed us how to check the ice, using a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Spud.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; You tap the spud as you walk on the ice to see if the ice is thick. As we walked out to our ice ďŹ shing spot, we watched for cracks in the ice. If there is a crack with water showing you should avoid that area. After our very long walk to the ďŹ shing spot, everyone picked a place to ďŹ sh. Leader JeďŹ&#x20AC; showed us how to drill into the ice to make a hole to ďŹ sh from. Those members who wanted to try making a hole were given a hand auger and tried themselves. As we ďŹ sh we had hot cocoa and cookies which were the best! We caught 18 perch but we only kept 6. We ended the meeting by saying the 4-H pledge. Woodslee Friendship Club On Monday, March 5th the Euchre winners Dave McMurren, Veronica Granger,Colleen Chevalier, Elmer Quinlan, Mary Marg Chevalier, Edna Chevalier, and Gail Koziana. On Wednesday, March 7th the Pepper winners Dave McMurren, Flo Rivest, Wayne Rawson, Aggie Rivest, Theresa Rivest, and Joanne McMurren. On Friday, March 9th the Euchre winners were Charlie Chevalier, Mike Renaud, Edna Chevalier, George Diesbourg, and Rosaire Girard.



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