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A LOOK INSIDE Essex Council Notes Monday, November 18 PagE 3 ________________

Vol. 134

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Issue No. 46

Essex is full of ‘good fellows’

EDHS celebrates academic excellence PagE 5 ________________ Nail clipping clinic raises funds PagE 8 ________________ Pasta dinner supports Maforeka Raiders PagE 12 ________________ Woodslee hosts open house-receives $25,000 grant PagE 20 ________________ Minor hockey looks to amalgamation PagE 24

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by Jennifer Cranston Each year Essex Fire Fighters and other volunteers stand in intersections, on street corners and in front of stores. They carry bags that read, “We are

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Essex Fire & Rescue Services

by Jennifer Cranston In our last installment of our series on the municipality’s structure and management, we look at Essex Fire & Rescue Service. Community safety is bigger than just putting out fires by Jennifer Cranston In our last installment of our series on the municipality’s structure and management, we look at Essex Fire & Rescue Service. Ed Pillon has served as Fire Chief since 2004. He describes the job of his department as a mission to keep the residents of Essex as “safe as is humanly possible.” “At one time I felt like a one-man-band,” he said. Pillon explained that when he first took the job there was only himself and a part time inspector

working alongside the volunteers. Since then the department has acquired a Deputy Fire Chief, a Fire Prevention and Public Education Officer and an administrative assistant. Essex Fire and Rescue responds to emergency calls regarding fires. They attend car accidents and other emergencies like chemical spills. Actual fires account for only about 15 percent of the calls they get. Other calls include accidents, fire and security alarms, carbon monoxide detector alarms and rescue. Rescues can be anything from someone trapped in a collapsed building to someone caught in farm equipment. One recent call involved a man with both hands stuck in a

motorcycle chain. The umbrella of this department covers much more than daily emergencies. Part of Pillon’s job is to recognize and assess potential emergencies as well as develop a plan for how to deal with them. “For example, food is an essential infrastructure,” he said, so is natural gas, electricity, water, transportation and more. “What do you do in the event that you don’t have it? If these essential things get cut off or shut down for whatever reason?” It is Pillon’s job to have an answer to that question. “Emergency management is a much bigger job than most people realize,” he said. He organizes and participates in annual emergency training and exercises that help the town and the region prepare for all types of emergencies and disasters. The department also works alongside the town’s building inspectors, police and the Ministry of Health to make sure that our homes and buildings are safe. Routine inspections of new buildings and retrofit rental properties are common. There are other situations that require fire inspection. “The hoarder situation has become big,” he said. Often he and his team will get calls from Police or EMS to inspect

a hoarding situation. They work with the homeowner and other organizations to help correct the situation. Pillon says the inspection part of the job is generally a constructive and productive one. “Pointing out needed improvements is something that people are usually receptive to,” he said. Educating the public and especially the youth in fire safety and prevention is a large part of what his department does. Annual open houses at all three fire halls and visits to schools throughout the year are the main aspects of this. Pillon also posts regular reminders in local media about working smoke detectors and other safety measures. Pillon says that the real reward in what he does is personal. “There is satisfaction that you get to help people in a time of crisis and trauma, with the

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ideal of trying to cushion the effects on them and their families,” he said. Pillon also has to oversee Critical Stress Management for the fire fighters. This means that he must recognize when a fire fighter is having a hard time with the emotional stress of the job and make sure he or she gets any help they might need. Essex Fire & Rescue is a volunteer service. That means that all of the fire fighters live in this community. It is very common that responders know the victims involved. A recent fatal car accident on the Arner Town Line cost the life

of a new recruit to The Essex Fire Service. “It’s an awful feeling when you pull up to an accident and realize you recognize the vehicle,” said Pillon. “It’s always hard when you lose children,” he added. Pillon is especially proud of his fire fighters. The average time spent on a volunteer fire service is about seven years. The average in Essex is twice that. “They do what they do because they care,” he said. “It’s true that fire fighters are the ones running in when everyone else is running out.”


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Essex Council Notes - Monday, November 18 by Sylene Argent Essex adopts consolidated animal bylaw Essex Council adopted the consolidated “Animal Care and Control Bylaw (number 1236)” on Monday evening. This bylaw consolidates five previous bylaws, with a few changes, and adds a new keeping of pets section. Essex Director of Corporate Services Donna Hunter explained a few of the bylaw’s highlights during a special meeting held earlier in the evening. It included the prohibition of dogs loose in the back of a pickup truck, limits tethering animals to 12 hours, and addresses situations when animals are left in vehicles in extreme weather. Much of the discussion surrounding the issue was concern over the tethering aspect. During the first and second reading of the bylaw, it was suggested the limit a dog be left tethered be two hours. But after consulting with area residents, including farmers who use dogs for security at their barns, Council decided on a 12 hour limit. Hunter noted the tethering of animals is not only a humane issue, but also one of health and safety concerning residents. Dave Walsh of Essex County K9, and the Essex Animal Control officer, said he supported the tethering limit aspect as dogs are pack animals that need to socialize. Limiting the allowed tethering time, he added, could reduce cases of neglect. Councillor Sherry Bondy commented that the mentality of having

pets through providing a clean and sanitary environment. The animals in vehicles component in the Keeping of Pets section requires that when outside a vehicle, an animal must be in a fully enclosed trailer, a topper enclosing the truck bed, a ventilated kennel, or fastened to the truck bed in such a manner that it is not standing on bare metal, cannot jump or be thrown from the vehicle, is not in danger of strangulation, and cannot reach beyond the outside edges of the vehicle. The bylaw also states the owner of an animal shall not leave an animal unattended in a motor vehicle if the weather conditions are not suitable. During the meeting, the issue of crating was brought up. It was noted this could be looked into in the future. The difference between crating and tethering, Executive Director of the Windsor Essex County Humane Society Melanie Coulter said, is that animals often view their crate as an area of safety. She argued it is easier to teach children not to bother a crated animal in the home than it is to teach them not to approach a chained dog, and teach them how to judge how long a chain is to protect themselves in a

Essex Mayor Ron McDermott (right) presents Councillor Morley Bowman with the Long Standing Service Award.

animals is changing. It is a privilege to own one, she said. As far as using dogs on a tether to guard farm properties, Bondy said there are other mechanisms to use as security. She argued a tethered dog is more likely to bark more frequently. The portion of the bylaw, Bondy said, is for cases of extreme neglect. Councillor Morey Bowman commented if a tethered dog is cared for with proper food and shelter, it is a whole different ball game. He wanted to see the tethering component left out. The five previous bylaws that were consolidated included the muzzling of dogs, removal of dog feces, the prohibiting of animal abandonment, registering of dogs and dog kennels and control of dogs, and the prohibiting of certain animal species. There were a few changes incorporated with the previous bylaws. More definitions were added and some revisions were made to certain definitions for clarity. The definition, for example, of a vicious dog

was changed to dangerous dog, and its definition was revised. Hunter explained the consolidation would make it easier for the animal control officer, or other officials. The bylaw will apply to all of Essex with the exception of animal shelters, veterinary clinics, registered research facility, emergency treatment, wildlife rehabilitation center, or the premises of an exhibit. New to the consolidated bylaw is that a dog is not fostered for more than 90 days and that, in writing, neighbours are notified of fostering activities. The new section is entitled Keeping of Pets and focuses on the responsibility to care for

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Essex Council Notes... shared backyard. Hunter noted that could later be incorporated if Council wished. The Humane Society, Coulter said was in favour of the Animal Care and Control Bylaw. She noted Essex is the first municipality to have a regulation on tethering in the area.

Establishments have option to open on certain holidays Essex Council approved a bylaw that would permit establishments within the municipality to remain open on certain holidays. The Retail Business Holidays Act and amendments thereto,

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would allow retail business establishments to remain open on certain holidays, including: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, and Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Day was originally included in

the list, but through an amendment was removed. During a special meeting held earlier in the evening, Reverend Paul Pooltan from Church of the Redeemer showed concern with this issue. He thought by allowing stores to remain open on these days, it would keep families from being able to spend time together. Families, he said, are already under a great amount of pressure. Councillor Bill Baker

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said this bylaw would allow for the opportunity for businesses to remain open if they so choose on the eight holidays. It would allow out of town people to visit the area and establishments, such as wineries, as tourist destinations. Bowman receives award At the September 16 meeting of Council, it was announced that Councillor Morley Bowmen would

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be a recipient of the Long Standing Service Award. Council received correspondences from the Ministry of Affairs and Housing indicating Bowman was chosen for the recognition. Bowman received the award recently at the 2013 Ontario West Municipal Conference, which was held in London. Mayor Ron McDermott forwarded the award to Bowman on Monday.

Council and staff expenditures Council received information that Director of Corporate Services Donna Hunter provided in regards to the request to investigate Council and staff expenditures as it pertains to conferences. During the November 4 Council meeting, Mayor Ron McDermott made a motion that Administration be requested to prepare a report to clarify actual spending done by Essex Council in 2013 for conferences, meal and travel expenses. This motion carried. In the report submitted to Council, it notes the report is meant to clarify the Council expenditures on conferences for 2013. It notes Council spent $23,935.76. Of which, $19,333.69 represents attendance at conferences and $4,602.07 represents costs associated with attendance at workshops, summits and seminars. It also notes in the report conference and training costs for Essex staff is $62,136.55, of which $12,816.81 represents costs incurred for attendance at conferences, $28,974.48 for certifications, diplomas and degrees, and $20,345.25 for subjectspecific training. Total conference and training costs are based on 114 staff attendees at training opportunities. Based on the information provided in the two schedules included in this report, total spending on conferences for Council and staff to date in 2013 is $32,150.50. At a previous meeting, Councillor Randy Voakes claimed in around 17-months (all of 2012 and 2013 to that date) Essex Council and staff accumulated $90,000 in remunerations as it pertains to conferences.

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EDHS celebrates academic excellence

Pictured are Noel Devaere, Savannah Hayes and Tori Brown. They received Highest Proficiency Awards at the EDHS Acedemic Awards Banquet last Wednesday.

EDHS works hard to make sure these students are not overlooked. On Wednesday Nov.13 students gathered with their families at the Ciociaro Club to be recognized for

The Voice Of Experience by Evelyn Couch - For Those Who Waited This was the time of year when my young husband and I talked about our awareness that he would have to enlist for World War II. We were newly weds, involved in getting our married life started with that realization he would soon need to join the forces. On the eve of November 11 he asked me to promise I would always attend the November 11th service, when he was gone and particularly if he never came back. He always played Last Post and Reveille during those services. Naturally, I think of him when I continue to attend those services. It was a December morning when the news came on our little sputtering radio that Pearl Harbor had been attacked, He said immediately, “I must go now,� and by Christmas he was signed with the Royal Canadian Navy as a stoker. I remember the shock and fear that seized me. It was difficult that season to accept wishes of a

their academic excellence. Principal Tony Omar has been with EDHS for about eight years and he says during that time the list of academic award recipients has grown. He says that EDHS celebrates these students in a larger way than other schools he’s been to. “They have academic awards at every school, but not like this with a banquet with assigned seating,� he said. Athletes and sports teams are often recognized for their achievements. They are spectator events that galvanize school spirit and help to bring the students together as a community. Very rarely

recognized, it isn’t his motivation. “I don’t do it for an award. I just do what I do,� he said. He will soon be applying to universities and hopes to become an engineer. He says he may change his mind but he is thinking he would like to become a chemical engineer. Savannah Hayes received the Highest Proficiency Award for her work in grade 10. She said working hard is just natural for her. She hopes to maintain her high grades throughout high school so she will have better

scholarship opportunities. She’d like to get an MBA from Queen’s University and then go on to study in the arts field. She has an interest in design, specifically graphic design. Tara Brown was awarded top honours for her work in grade nine. Her main goal is doing her best. The awards are a bonus. “I do my best for myself,� she said. She is considering a career in veterinary medicine or as an orthodontist.

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by Jennifer Cranston Even though the main purpose of school is to learn and earn good grades, it is often the students who do well academically who are the last to be recognized.

will you see people filling stands and cheering on the students who are writing a math exam or working late into the night on an English essay. “When all the frill is gone, this is what we’re here for,� said Omar. “Kids who excel academically are the ones who will excel at life. Life in unpredictable, you have to be able to think.� Omar is very proud of the award recipients. “Every kid who gets an award tonight worked for it,� he said. Guidance councilor Ron Ricci also spoke of the difference between athletic and academic recognition. “The academic arena is not quite so boisterous, which is why we have this banquet,� he said. “It is to celebrate the quieter victories that happen in the classroom.� Highest Proficiency Awards were the last to be handed out. These awards go the student in each grade who had the highest overall average. Noel Devaere is currently in grade 12 and received this high honour for his work in grade 11. His overall average last year was 98 percent and he is well on his way to doing as well this year. While it’s nice to be





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The closure of Heinz - We need to go back to honouring the contract Work hard, with integrity, and you’ll be rewarded. That’s the bill of goods I was sold as a kid, a youth, and throughout my adult life. It’s the same bill of goods that’s been sold to everyone else. I like to think of it as the social contract of the western world. It is a contract that many paid for in blood and sometimes with their lives in wars that were fought to maintain what we call freedom. It is the contract of capitalism. It ties right in with the “American Dream,” which is close enough to the Canadian Dream. It’s what lies at the heart of the “little guy does good” story, the one with its many examples. More and more though we’re seeing that the idea is failing, the contract is no longer being honoured. Work hard, with integrity, and you’ll be rewarded. Really? There are many cases of people dedicating their working lives, sacrificing family time and vacations, to companies only to find that they’re no longer needed and they’re out of a job as factories close and companies move operations to other countries where pay and standards are less. Employee loyalty does not necessarily beget company loyalty to its employees. So people work hard, with integrity, only to learn there is no reward as they lose their source of income. And then we see people who may work hard but lack all integrity and society still rewards them. We know who they are. And again, there are people who don’t work hard at all, may or may not have integrity, and are rewarded simply because of circumstance, be-

ing born into family fortunes for example. It’s easy to accept that there are the lucky and fortunate few that enjoy immense wealth when the contract is being honoured. When you work hard, with integrity, and are rewarded you probably feel good for the person who has really made it. Not so easy to do though when you don’t know where next pay cheque will come from. Who likes uncertainty? The Heinz plant is closing after over a century of operation. Next July, 740 people will be out of fulltime work. This doesn’t include the part-time and seasonal workers who will have to look elsewhere for those opportunities and the many farmers who sold their product to Heinz. We’re used to plant closures in this region. People who work at the big three can attest to that. In recent memory we’ve lost auto plants, feeder plants, Allied Chemical in Amherstburg, Honeywell in Amherstburg, Ready Bake in Essex, and the list goes on. Throughout it all, you hear the usual, generally from people who still have good jobs, “Life isn’t fair…Suck it up and move on… Dust off your resume and re-educate yourself…etc.” This time though, it’s different. There’s still the “suck it up” talk, but it’s diminished. I’m not sure what led to the decision to close the Heinz plant in Leamington and two other Heinz operations. The official report is that it has to do with consolidation, which I assume is part of an effort to increase profitability. Last year, Heinz as a company had a total profit of around $1 billion. And profits are up

this year. Wa r r e n n Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Brazilian hedge fund 3G Capital own the decision making portion of Heinz. Both of those companies are doing well for themselves. Buffet often stands as an example of how the contract, when applied, exemplifies the American dream. He worked hard, with integrity, and has been rewarded. He is one of the world’s richest men and he is giving away $37 billion in stock (80 percent of his wealth) to charity. He has been described as “generous,” a “regular guy,” and an “American icon.” He is the first to say that the inequality of wealth in today’s world is ridiculous. That’s what led him to give 80 percent of it away. Is Warren Buffet even aware that this recent decision to close Heinz plants in an effort to consolidate isn’t “generous” to the “regular guys” who work at these plants? Does this “American icon” even know where Leamington, Ontario is located? Maybe, maybe not. The thing is, Buffet is an example of how the contract is supposed to play out and now the Buffets of the world are not letting that contract play out for the rest of us. We are reaching a point of no return. The race for the bottom line has become a race to the bottom. I’m all for making a profit, but let’s make a profit with pride. Let’s get back to the basics. Let’s get back to honouring what so many people fought and died for. Let’s honour the contract. Work hard, with integrity, and you’ll be rewarded. That should be our truth.

Let’s Talk About... by Evelyn Couch A young Boy Scout did his Scoutmaster proud at the Remembrance services last Monday. But I don’t think his Scoutmaster saw him. The Scout, although not tall enough to see all of the action, saluted every time a veteran’s name was called, when a wreath was presented at the Cenotaph and at other appropriate times. I hope it had as much meaning for him as it had for me to see him. The horror stories of World War II are being told finally. Of course, one reason for them not being told was they brought deep emotions and distress to the men who experienced them if they tried to talk about them. Three Veterans that I interviewed for a Remembrance Day story for the Free Press years ago refused at first to talk to me and then called later with the realization the horrors should not be forgotten. Two of them broke down emotionally as they told me what they had to do. One of them stopped talking abruptly as he said, “That is enough. The rest is too awful to expect young people to have to hear it.” There was another reason not much was said. A young woman scolded me for talking about the war to my CGIT

girls (Canadian Girls In Training). She said they should not have to hear about it although what I was telling was a mere nothing to what veterans could tell. Even then, people did not realize the dangers for Canada. Enemy submarines had been found in the St. Lawrence River during the battle of the Atlantic. Little by little the horrendous experiences are being told. That makes us realize how great the sacrifice was, and it is gratifying to see that each year more people come to the Remembrance services at the church and Cenotaph in Essex. One person objected to hearing these historical facts and maintained they were glorifying war, Surely most of us know there are two reasons to never forget what those who fought and died did for us and our country. There is no doubt that the Nazi machine was intent on ruling the world with its ideas of superiority. The other reason is, we must be aware of the need to avoid war and not let history repeat itself, now and ever. The local Legion provides us with a meaningful service and the members of the United Church are pleased to be able to provide the accommodations for the worship that is presented by the Essex Ministerial.


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Heinz harms Ontario agriculture with plant closure announcement submitted by Ontario Federation of Agriculture Last Friday’s announcement of the Heinz plant closure in Leamington, Ontario was a shock to Ontario agriculture. The decision to shut down this 104 year-old institution will directly impact the 740 employees, dozens of farmers and thousands of seasonal workers in the surrounding tomato

industry. “This devastating news comes at a time when the Premier has challenged the Ontario agri-food industry to create tremendous new growth opportunities,” says Mark Wales, Ontario Federation of Agriculture president. “It’s vital the Ontario agri-food industry work with government to develop a strategy for domestic food processing so Ontario agriculture and

food production continues to thrive, drive economic activity and meet Premier Wynne’s challenge to increase growth.” The planned closure of the plant by June 2014 leaves little time for impacted producers whose livelihood depends on more than 5,500 acres of processing tomatoes grown within 100 km of the Leamington plant. Heinz previously reported

that approximately 98% of tomatoes used in Heinz ketchup in Canada are grown in the Leamington area, feeding this secondlargest Heinz facility worldwide. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) knows an immediate transition plan will be required for these primary producers. The OFA will reach out to other producer organizations to explore

Letter to the Editor... Opinion/Letter re Rob Ford: While I think Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s actions are highly unfortunate, it is also unfortunate that a recent CTV News article failed to mention the wording of the actual question posed last week to 600 Torontonians [a majority of Torontonians? really] to obtain a reported Ipsos poll result suggesting 72% of Torontonians deemed Mayor Ford’s actions as “unacceptable”. As most of us know, the way a question is phrased can often skew the resultant percentages in any way you wish. For example, 59% of those polled thought Ford should retain his job either outright or after obtaining some treatment (according to the CTV’s own article’s content - 35% + 24 %); and half of Torontonians (46% rounded) thought the media should “back off” their endless assault on the guy; why even the cutline under the CTV article’s pic of the embattled mayor said he was being “pursued” by media, which clearly implies a relentless following of his every move. Since the actual question presented by the Ipsos poll was not revealed in the article, did the 72% feel that since Ford, in their opinion, broke the law by smoking cocaine, his action was “unacceptable” so he should be “adios amigo”? If so, I suspect that since Justin Trudeau has admitted to smoking marijuana he should step down from the House of Commons, after all, he broke the law, which based on a majority of 600 Torontonians is “unacceptable,” so “vamoose gringo”. By the way, is smoking cocaine or marijuana

even against the law, or is it the possession of those substances? Anyway, the real travesty of what has occurred in Toronto is that Ford, as an elected politician, should certainly have known better; he apparently failed to read a volume of “Cocaine Use for Dummies” previous to hanging out in the ‘hood. By comparison, Toronto (and other) media, that believe that a prolonged bandwagon approach to any type of “news” (insert Myley Cyrus twerk, or runaway trains off the track again) works to improve their viewership statistics, are now deemed by many people to be enthusiastically bent on overkill in their coverage of any event. Finally, whether a Torontonian or not, far too many folks today get great satisfaction out of seeing someone in trouble rather than seeing someone in a state of success (insert murmurs of media glee and ripples of applause). Still again, as both a former municipal councillor and a former newspaper reporter perhaps I’m just conflicted by the whole darn situation in Hogtown, Ontario… jeeps, where are the Argos when Torontonians need a distraction? Robert W. Sinclair

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Nail clipping clinic raises funds for high need pups by Sylene Argent There were plenty of prissy paws to prim and pets to pamper on Saturday as the Essex Pet Valu hosted a nail clipping clinic as a fundraiser for Max’s Dog Sanctuary for abused, disabled, and medically challenged dogs. Natalie Gill-Carew, store Manager for the Essex Pet Valu, said the event on Saturday had a few important purposes; there are many customers that depend on the pet

Lisa Taylor of Max’s Dog Sanctuary holds Capen the rabbit during the fundraising nail clipping clinic at Pet Valu on Saturday. Pictured: employee Daniella Hernandez, St. Clair College students Emily Field, Jamila Benza, Tyler Lamphier, Tiffani Gill-Carew, and store manager Natalie Gill-Carew (bottom right).

nail clipping clinics held at the store every four-six weeks, it was a fundraiser a group of second year St. Clair College public relations students were able to host as part of a project in their event planning course, and it was a fundraising activity for a local animal sanctuary that is home to pets in need of advanced care. Many of the store’s customers adopted pets from area shelters or rescue agencies, Gill-

Carew said, so many of those customers understand the importance of supporting Max’s Dog Sanctuary through the nail clipping fundraiser as they can appreciate the costs associated in providing care to animals in need. Tiffani is GillCarew’s daughter and one of four, second year St. Clair College public relations students who hosted the fundraising event. She noted her

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Nail clipping clinic raises funds for high need pups... group had to host a fundraiser for a nonprofit as part of a project in their event-planning course. In addition to the nail clipping, the event offered other means of raising funds, such as a hot dog sale. She was impressed with the amount of hot dogs they were able to sell to the community in a short amount of time.

As an individual who cares about people and animals, Tiffani said it made her feel great to be able to give back to the community through the fundraiser. Lisa Taylor operates Max’s Dog Sanctuary in the Windsor area. She has been providing care to dogs in need of a little extra TLC for the past 27 years. 15 years ago, she acquired Max, a dog

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that had heartworm and because of that condition developed COPD. She eventually named her animal rescue after this dog. Sadly, Max passed away this past spring, but Taylor continues to care for an array of other high needs animals. Max’s Dog Sanctuary is currently home to ten dogs, and many other cats and small animals. Animals in its care have a variety of needs. One dog needed a titanium plate placed in his jaw. Other dogs in the sanctuary have only three legs due to either abuse or health ailments. Caring for high needs animals has its costs, Taylor

said. She explained that, at a minimum, one of the Sanctuary’s dogs with Addison’s Disease costs $250 a month. This pet requires special food, injections, and medication. Coming into the Christmas season, Taylor is hoping some animal lovers will donate to the program in a loved one’s name in lieu of a gift. If the purchaser wishes, these generous donations will be announced on its Facebook page. She is also hoping to seek

sponsors for the pets. These sponsors could choose how much they would be willing to give on a monthly basis and what animal they would like to support. Taylor noted she personally would not accept these donations; they would be made out to her veterinarians. Some of the animals at Max’s Dog Sanctuary are up for adoption, but others do well in the pack environment of her sanctuary. Taylor invites

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animal lovers to visit the Sanctuary’s Facebook page www. facebook.com/Maxs. Dog.Sanctuary to learn more about its program and watch a video that introduces some of the animals.

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Essex Council Notes... McDermott wanted administration to figure out actual spending. Voakes commented that when he raised the concern about the monies being spent on going to conferences he made it clear he was referring to the period of 2012 to that date. Voakes further claimed that in 2012 Council spent $25,904 attending conferences, not including mileage. Staff, he continued, in 2012 spent $26,605 on conferences. When those 2012 and 2013 conference numbers are totaled, Voakes said it equals over $84,600 without including

2012 Council mileage as it pertains to conferences. “I just want to conclude the fact is that the number I threw out there, the $90,000 for the purposes of the record, is more than accurate in what I was saying. I got the documents right here,” Voakes said. Councillor John Scott said he couldn’t argue with Voakes’s numbers because he hadn’t seen them. Councillor Bill Baker thanked Hunter for putting together the report as he said its important to show what the real numbers are, and the real numbers, he said, show consistency. What it does prove is

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that there is a benefit to attending conferences. Bowman, he noted, just came back from a conference and talked to someone from Municipal Affairs to get clarity on a few issues, such as leasing. Baker added Councillors did not go beyond any policy. The policy was a certain amount that was able to be spent at each conference. There is no frequency policy, and that is what Council will deal with. He said the Councilors were within what they were to do. Councillor Sherry Bondy commented she believes administration is working on a policy regarding this issue. She said she looks forward to endorsing such a policy. Mayor Ron McDermott said the only issue he had with this were the comments that said the money was spent needlessly. He said most of Council believes it makes sense to go to conferences for all the right reasons. “The ones that don’t go are trying to make, maybe, the other people that spend a lot of money at conferences and everything look bad. I don’t know what the reason is. But to me it hit a sore spot when people said it’s not worth the money. Well, to us as a municipality, the majority of us, I believe it is worthwhile. And it must be worthwhile to the whole…Windsor-Essex County because everyone does it, and if you don’t you’re way behind the other guys,” McDermott said. According to the

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report, Council members spent the following in 2013 on conferences: Deputy Mayor Richard Meloche $2,256.41, Councillor Sherry Bondy $30, Councillor Bill Baker $5,963.86, Councillor Morley Bowman $6,748.19, Councillor Randy Voakes $0, Councillor John Scott $7,832.79, Mayor Ron McDermott $1,104.51. Council received the report. Recording of meetings to continue Essex Council moved to allow CFTV34 to continue recording its meetings, which are then televised and uploaded on Youtube. This contract will be for 22 tapings at a cost of $14,216. Essex extends help to EMHA for extra ice issue At the October 21 meeting, EMHA approached Council regarding the Town’s new ice cancellation policy. After initially signing out too much ice for the season, the group was looking to give back 4.75 hours each week, for 23 weeks, at a cost of around $180/hour, which amounts to nearly $20,000. The group noted this year there was a decline in players registering. With the Town’s new ice cancellation policy, the group couldn’t return ice it anticipated needing. The policy requires user groups to book ice by September 1 and groups cannot give ice

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to Council, it noted that in January of 2012 a structural review of the silos was conducted. The result was that all equipment observed on the top of the silos was in a state of extensive decay, the steel beams have experienced notable deterioration, and the exterior face of the silos has experienced notable decay. In 2012, the cost estimate to repair the silos was between $744,000 and $918, 000. This is a cost prior to any mural work. The cost to demolish would need to be investigated. It also noted in the report that Council has taken no actions on that structural report’s recommendations. Councillor Randy Voakes wanted Council to sit with the mural committee to discuss the matter to be fair and share the report. He noted the mural committee is excited about the silo mural project. He said he recognized the numbers are significant. CAO Russ Phillips said something has to be done to the structure to ensure liability is reduced. Administration is now bringing information back to Council first; with Council’s direction a conversation will be had with the mural committee regarding the structural report. The 2014 budget deliberation has to take the silos under consideration and it’s up to Council to decide what to do with them.


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Woodslee honours veterans

by Sylene Argent There were a few changes to this year’s Woodslee Friendship Club’s ‘Honour the Veterans’ event, but despite the change in venue and a different

program, this year’s event had the biggest turnout yet. As the Millen Community Centre has been demolished, and the small hamlet awaits the construction of a new

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Happy New Year. Later he passed the examinations to serve as an electrician and because there was a shortage of officers with training in electricity he was in charge of that responsibility on the Swansea frigate, What was it like for those of us who waited and longed for the end of the war so we could be a family? Before it ended we had two little boys. I went to be near him, as did many wives, in Halifax and I recall the blackout curtains that had to be closed every night. The streets were checked all over town to be certain no light was showing to avoid invading aircraft identifying a target. And there were the sirens that warned of bombings. Later my husband was sent to Hamilton for training in direct current electricity that was used on boats and our first son was born, there. After he went to sea there were times when I would have nightmares in which I saw him drowning. Every day I would buy a newspaper after work so I could read the latest war reports as I walked home. Unless I had received a letter from him very recently I would hope to find one waiting. By working out a code I knew he would be involved in the D-Day invasion and those were six long weeks until I heard he had returned to England safely Can you imagine the joy when the news came that the war was over? We celebrated in the Woodstock streets and attended church services for prayers of thanksgiving. Then waited with a new sense of hope and joy until the day came when the telegram arrived that he was on his way home.

community facility, this year’s Honour the Veterans event was held down the street at the Church of the Living Word. Belle River resident Ted Antaya is a Korean War veteran. He was proud to attend. He said that Remembrance Day is important and he was happy to see large turnouts at local cenotaphs. He thinks that may in part be contributed to the Korean Armistice anniversary. He hopes community members continue to show their support in the years to come. Seeing great turnouts at events that honour veterans “Makes me feel good,” Antaya said, patting his chest, over his heart. Larry Costello spent 25 years in the Navy. He participated in WWII and the Bay of Pigs. All of his siblings were involved in the Canadian Forces in some way; two siblings were in the Air Force, three in the Army, and his sister took on a medical role. “It’s an honour to look around and see the veterans,” he said, adding he views anyone who wears the Canadian uniform to keep peace a

veteran. “The fact they put the uniform on means they are willing to put their life on the line.” Activities began with a ceremony and wreathlaying event at the church’s flagpole, and continued inside with a dinner and a fun program that offered music of the ages. Music was used during the event, McMurren said, because of its importance of being one of the few things that lifts the sprit. During the outdoor portion of the event, area dignitaries were able to express their appreciation of veterans. MP Jeff Watson, MPP Taras Natyshak, and Lakeshore Mayor and Warden of Essex County Tom Bain were in attendance. • The Woodslee Millen Group announced the approval of erecting a cenotaph at the Millen Community Centre property. The news came on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at a Lakeshore Town Council meeting. The group expressed thanks to Lakeshore Council for the opportunity. Fundraising efforts will now begin.

Century old Heinz plant will close next summer

by Jennifer Cranston Last Thursday Nov. 14 Leamington Mayor John Paterson announced that Heinz would close its Leaminton plant in June of 2014. The news appeared in media only moments after the factory’s day shift was notified. Other shifts heard the news through news outlets or by word of mouth. The plant is Leamington’s largest employer. About 740 full time employees will lose their jobs. About 350 seasonal jobs will also be lost. In some cases two or more members of the same household will be out of work. The company was purchased last June by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Brazilian hedge fund 3G Capital. In a letter to employees, Heinz said the decision had nothing to do with the quality of work at Leamington, rather it was an effort to consolidate their North American operations. Heinz also announced it will be closing two U.S. plants, ridding itself of 610 additional staff. The announcement has been called “disappointing,” a “heart break,” and more often than not “devastating.” Tomato farmers who have supplied the plant for generations are also reeling from the news. Tomato farming is a specialized industry with specialized equipment. It will be difficult and expensive to change crops. Area food banks will also feel the loss, as Heinz has been a major donor of canned goods. The region’s politicians, organizations and citizens are holding meetings and trying to develop strategies to deal with the economic and personal losses this closure will cause.

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Nikki Tytgat, Skye Wolfe, Devin Renaud, Gigie McLeod and Zack Prentice take a break from their hard work at the annual pasta dinner for Maforeka.

by Jennifer Cranston This past Monday, Essex District High School’s leadership class hosted its annual pasta dinner to raise operating funds for a school in Africa. In 2010 The Essex Family of schools, which includes EDHS and all its feeder schools, raised around $45,000 and built a school in the war ravaged Maforeka, Sierra Leone,

Africa. It costs around $3,000 a year to keep the school running and local students continue to support the students they affectionately call the “Maforeka Raiders.” This dinner is the main fundraiser for the on-going project and combined with other fundraisers throughout the year it keeps the school running. The school currently has about 260 students. “I’m glad to be a part of this because it’s helping the Maforeka kids,” said Devin Renaud who has been working with classmates all semester to organize the dinner. Nikki Tytgat is also part of the organizing group and says that this year she gained a better understanding of what the Maforeka School is all about in this year’s leadership class. She was in grade nine when the project started and participated in the walka-thon and other events to help raise the initial construction funds. “Education is

important to them,” she said. “It’s not just given to them the way it is to us.” Skye Wolfe said he really enjoyed the whole process of organizing the event and selling tickets. Gigie McLeod is excited about a second school that needs help. Originator of the Maforeka school project, John Garinger is working to raise money for another school in Sierra Leone that is currently operating out of a hut built of tin and tree trunks. “We’re trying to raise the money to build them a proper building,” she said. This is a second project separate from the on-going support for the original school. Garinger explained

that most teachers in Sierra Leone work for free. The government there recently instituted a program where teachers who obtain “certification” can receive a pay cheque. The on-going fundraising of the Essex family of schools has provided enough money to help three of the teachers from Maforeka to attend a certification program. According to Garinger, who has traveled to Sierra Leone to see the school and meet the teachers and students, it is more than just a school. “The school has become a stepping stone and a tow-rope to bring the whole village up,” he said.

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GALOS, Shirley Anne passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 77 years of age. Beloved wife of Joe Galos for almost 60 years. Loving mother of Joe Galos and wife Charlene, Ronald Galos and wife Debbie and the late Rosemary (2001). Proud and adored grandma of Ron Galos, Chris Galos, Sarah Galos MacKenzie (Mat) and great meme of Drake MacKenzie. Predeceased by her parents August and Anna Janssens. Dearest sister of late Louie Janssens (Margaret), late Charlie Janssens (late Julia), Alice Hazelwood (late William), late Elsie Janssens and sister-in-law of Elizabeth Pozsar (late Michael). She will also be remembered and missed by many nieces and nephews. Shirley was a wonderful wife for 59 years, beside Joe all her life starting on the dairy farm and then to the mushroom farm and the bowling alley. She was a longtime member of the Essex C.W.L. Her family, grandchildren and great grandchild were the light of her life. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave., Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11 am with visiting one hour prior. Fr. Michael Parent officiating. Interment Country Meadows Cemetery, Essex. If desired memorial donations may be made to Community Living Essex County or the Essex Food Bank. Family and friends are invited to share their condolences online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca ______________________________________________

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What’s Going On NOV. 21 - ECHRS gENERal mEEtiNg at 18 gordon ave. 7pm guest speaker(s) are local area Korean Veterans. info at 519 962-9597 or 519-796-3393. NOV. 22- Essex Centre Salvation army & Essex Bia tREE ligHtiNg at Essex town Hall. Festivities begin at 6:00 pm NOV. 23 & 24 - RElay FOR liFE CHRiStmaS CRaFt & giFt SHOw at Essex arena, from 9am-3pm. Free admission- Donation welcomed to fight Cancer. NOV. 23- Holy Rollers aNNual FROzEN tOuRtiERE & FRuit PiE SalE at St. mary’s Parish Hall, maidstone, from 9am- 12. Call Carol, (519) 776-4069. NOV. 24 - the 5th aNNual POlaR SPlaSH at 1 pm, at the west Belle River Beach. For information call tracey Bailey/Jim tracey at 519-728-1435. NOV. 28 - Cottam united Church, aNNual tuRKEy DiNNER & BazaaR. Serving Dinner 3-7pm. take outs available. NOV. 28 - HEiRS mEEtiNg at 1:30 Pm in the meeting room of the Harrow-Colchester arena. all are welcome to join us and help bring in the Christmas season. NOV. 29 & 30 - CalENDaR giRlS! presented by Sunparlour Players Community theatre at Bank theatre & meeting Place. Visit: www.banktheatre.com NOV. 30 - St. Paul’s anglican Church Presents a Holiday Dinner Show Featuring the Scar’t Bugs at the Essex legion. Call for information, Donna at 519-776-6524. NOV. 30 - CHRiStmaS CONCERt witH maRia CONNEl at Essex library, at 2:00 pm. Open to all ages. Free admission. Canned good offering accepted. NOV. 30 - Colchester North annual Family CHRiStmaS HayRiDE, 11am-2pm from Colchester North Public School. Canned good donations appreciated. DEC. 1 - CHRiStmaS tuRKEy BiNgO at St. Joseph’s Church, River Canard. Doors open at 6pm, bingo at 7pm. Proceeds to church restoration fund. DEC. 7 - tHE ORDER OF alHamBRa CHRiStmaS PaRty at mcgregor K of C. Phone Caroline annett 519 730-0708 for registration and information. DEC. 14 - ESSEX CENtRE CHRiStmaS PaRaDE starting at 6:30 Pm DEC. 17 - Essex Blood Donor Clinic. 1 - 7pm at Essex legion. walk-ins welcome. Please call 1 888 2 DONatE to book an appointment. DEC. 19 - Harrow Blood Donor Clinic. 12:30 - 7pm at Harrow arena.


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BINGO 1st & 3rd Fridays 7:15 P.M. 32 Russell St. - Retirees’ hall $ 500.00 JACKPOT 1-tf _____________________

BUYING COINS, GOlD, PAPeR MONeY. Cash $$$ In. Sat., Nov. 30, 10-4 & Sun., Dec. 1, 11-4 at essex high School. Cash for all Coins, Scrap Gold $$$. All gold rings, chains (even broken gold jewellery), gold teeth, sterling, mint sets, musical instruments, etc. Top prices. we simply pay the most. house calls available. Dan Jones B.A., B.ed. 519-8191805. 46-2t _____________________

ChRISTMAS ShOw & SAle at Maidstone Museum Nov. 30, 9-3 p.m. at 1093 Puce Rd. (hwy 401 exit 28). Unique hand crafted quilts, afghans, scarfs, puppets, jewellery and much more. Contact @ 727-8811. 46-1t _____________________ CRAFTY lADIeS ChRISTMAS SAle at Viscount Mobile park, Nov. 30, from 10am-2pm. homemade crafts, raffle table and more. 46-2t* _____________________ RelAY FOR lIFe ChRISTMAS CRAFT & GIFT ShOw -essex Arena. Free Admission. Donation welcomed to fight Cancer. Gift items for all + DVD Movies & Sets. 2 Days Sat. & Sun., Nov 23-24 9am- 3pm. . 46-1t*

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Briarwood Apts, 26 Alice St. N., essex. Fine, large rental units available. 2-1 bdrm., ($795 & $811) & 1-3 bdrm. ($1090) + hydro, 519-776-4016 to view. 46-4t _____________________

FOR SAle: PIPe ThReADING MAChINeS 3/4” to 4” pipe. 519975-0210 or 519-996-7519.

_____________________ wANTeD productive land to buy, rent or sharecrop. Top prices paid. Call Dennis today @ R. Rivest Farms ltd. 519-7966691. 1-tf _____________________

FOR REnt _____________________ FOR ReNT: McGregor OR essex - 1 bdrm. apt. $650. Utilities incl. Fridge & stove incl. Coin laundry in building. Ph: 519990-7464. 38-tf* _____________________ FOR ReNT: 2 bedroom, and 2 bath house for rent on Graham Side Rd between essex and Ruthven area. $700/month plus utilities. Available for Dec. 1. Please call 519-819-1039 and leave a message. 46-tfn _____________________ STORe FOR ReNT: Downtown essex. lots of parking. For more info., call 226-350-1943. 42-tfn _____________________

And in the matter of the lands and premises at the following locations in the Town of Essex, Ontario Notice of Intention to Designate Take Notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Essex intends to designate the following two properties, including lands and structures, as properties of architectural and historic value or interest under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990. Description of Property:

78 Fox Street- The home at 78 Fox Street in Essex Centre, Essex, Ontario, just west of the former MCR railway lands and the already designated Train Station, is one of the oldest freestanding buildings in Essex Centre. Statement of Reasons for Designation – Cultural Heritage Value The property at 78 Fox Street is worthy of designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value. The property meets the criteria for designation prescribed by the Province of Ontario under the categories of historical and contextual significance. Description of Property:

1215 Iler Road- The home at 1215 Iler Road, in Colchester South, Essex, Ontario, is situated on the southwest corner of Iler Road and Huffman Side Road. Statement of Reasons for Designation – Cultural Heritage Value

FOR ReNT: 2 bdrm. house in beautiful Amherstburg with view of the Detroit River. Very quiet. large lot, four appliances. First & last. $900 per month all inclusive. A must see! 519-7366581. 46-2t* _____________________ FOR ReNT: 1 bedroom apartment for rent in the Cottam area. Includes utilities. Available Jan. 1st.$575/month. Please call 519-819-1039 and leave a message. 46-tfn _____________________ FOR ReNT: large 3 bedroom apartment for rent in the Cottam area. $690/month plus utilities. Available Jan. 1st. Please call 519-819-1039 and leave a message. 46-tfn _____________________

FIRewOOD: Seasoned and split hardwood firewood. $60 / cord. 9870 Conc. 9, essex. Call 519776-6299 or 519-890-6631. 43-6t* _____________________ FOR SAle: TwO SNOw TIReS 15” 2009 Ford Focus on rims. Also four 16” tires 50% wore. Call 519-791-5148 for more information. 45-2t* _____________________ FOR SAle: “Jaymar” green leather sofa (excellent cond.) $200 obo. 7 ft. imitation Christmas Tree (purchased from Ruthven Nursery) assembled, perfect cond. $50 obo. “Golden” Best Power lift & Recliner chair (blue). excellent cond. (org. price $2089). Asking $750. 519839-5114. 46-1t* _____________________

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Within 30 days of the publication of this notice, any person may contact the Town of Essex (see below) to give written notice of their objection to the proposed designation(s) to the Clerk. Objections must include a statement of the reasons for the objections and all relevant facts. If a Notice of Objection is received, the Council for the Town of Essex shall refer the matter to the Conservation Review Board for a hearing. Additional information is available from the Town of Essex Planner.

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Dated at the Town of Essex November 21, 2013 Contact Information: Heather (Ross) Jablonski, Town Planner Town of Essex 33 Talbot St. S., Essex, ON N8M 1A8 Email: hjablonski@essex.ca Phone: 519-776-7336, ext.12 Fax: 519-776-8811

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local wriTer looking for personal sTories anD phoTos from the february14, 1980 essex explosion. please contact fred at 519-776-7501 or email: grover45@hotmail.ca

24 GOSFIELD TOWNLINE EAST, ESSEX

$156,900 Call Jerry Valentik, Sales Representative

966-7777

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REMO VALENTE REAL ESTATE (1990) LIMITED, BROKERAGE

Ph: 519.966.7777 Cell: 519-796-9967

Charming and immaculate and on a corner lot! There’s lots of renovations in this bright and spacious 3 bedroom ranch! Large family room w/natural fireplace, dining room, 4 pc. bath. Beautifully refinished hardwood floors, and plaster construction w/cove ceilings. Walk to the grocery store, dentist or physician’s office, pharmacy, churches, schools and library. Lovely home for the retired couple or for the first time home buyer. Don`t miss this one! This property is also zoned commercial.

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46 Diane, Vicount Estates, Essex – just listed, 2 bdrm immaculate mobile , newer kitchen, windows. sunrm, garage, storage shed, immed. possession.

RUTH ANN HICKEY SALE REPRESENTATIVE

30 Years Experience

Phone: Office:

5199994217 5199721000

OPEN HOUSE • SUNDAY, NOV. 17TH • 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. 149 TALBOT ST. S., ESSEX Charming 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bath brick home with full basement. FAG & C/A, above ground 2 year old pool, 1 1/2 car detached garage/workshop, deep lot with access to Irwin St.

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179,900

Tim McGuire, Sales Representative Res. 519-723-4660 or Bus. 519-735-6015.

Thomas A. Lavin Realty Ltd., Brokerage

FOR SAle: 19” Flat Screen TV, DVD player. Both in very good condition. $100 takes both. 519-776-8217. 46-1t* _____________________ FOR SAle: GAS STOVe - 30” white cooking stove $100. white washing machine ($50) OR FRee with stove purchase. 46-1t* _____________________

The property at 1215 Iler Road is worthy of designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act for its cultural heritage value. The property meets the criteria for designation prescribed by the Province of Ontario under the categories of historical and contextual significance.

Cheryl Bondy, Clerk Town of Essex 33 Talbot St. S., Essex, ON N8M 1A8 Email: cbondy@essex.ca Phone: 519-776-7336, ext.32 Fax: 519-776-8811

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Notice is hereby given that the Estate of Donald Thomas Roseborsky, of the Town of Kingsville, in the County of Essex, in the Province of Ontario made an assignment on the 8th day of November, 2013 and that the first meeting of creditors will be held on the 28th day of November, 2013 at 2:00 in the afternoon at the office of the Trustee, 3630 Rhodes Drive, Building 200, Windsor, Ontario, N8W 5A4. Dated at Windsor this 18th day of November, 2013. BDO Canada Limited Trustee 3630 Rhodes Drive, Bld 200 Windsor, ON N8W 5A4 (519) 944-6900

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hELp WANTED _______________________________________________ HELP WANTED: Snow Removal Operators and Labourers wanted. Fax resume to 519732-2336. 49-tfn _____________________

DRivERS WANTED - AZ or DZ. Clean record. Will train qualified applicants. Fax resume to Quinlan inc. 519-723-2336. 17-tfn _____________________ HELP WANTED: Snow removal, shoveling sidewalks and walkways, light salting by hand. Early mornings (3am). Call Gord at 519-818-6347. 45-3t _____________________ CAREGivER WANTED - A livein caregiver is needed to help take care of aged parents in their rural home. The applicant must be a loving and/caring individual, a non-smoker, and preferably have some nursing abilities. Pay, room and board will be according to employment standards. Please apply by e-mail to damphouse@gosfieldtel.com. 45-3t*

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Buying or Selling a farm? Do you know the right questions and answers? Farm Experienced Realtor Carl idzinski, Real Choice Realty. 519-817-8891. _____________________1-tf Houses & lots, Cottam www.ridgeviewpark.ca _____________________

KENNETH YARD WORKS - Fall Clean Up. Sod, mulch, eavesthrough cleaning, and repairs, power washing. Trees & bushes trimmed or removed. Fully licensed and insured. Free estimates. Call Kenneth 519982-0362 23-tfn _____________________

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_____________________ HEALTH CARE AiDE with Police Clearance will do in-home care for seniors. Contact Sue at 519-980-1952 or email: suewhocares@hotmail.com 46-2t* _____________________ FAMOUS CANADiAN PSYCHiC Norah of the North - Available to you for readings in person and by phone. 519-776-1266. www.norahofthenorth.ca 38-13t* _____________________

vEhicLES _____________________ 2000 BUiCK REGAL LS: 3.8Litre - E Tested. Runs great, body is good. $700, as is. 519-7769940. 45-2t*

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AUTOS FOR SALE 100% AUTO FINANCING APPROVAL - We can get you approved for an automobile no matter what your circumstances are. Drive a little and save a lot. Over 300 vehicles to choose from. Apply online www.canadianautogroup.ca. CANADIAN AUTO GROUP INC., 250 Springbank Dr., London, ON, TollFree 1-888-474-8815 / 519-472-8815.

DRIVERS WANTED LAIDLAW CARRIERS VAN DIVISION requires experienced AZ licensed drivers to run the U.S. Premium mileage rate. Home weekly. New equipment. Also hiring Owner Operators. 1-800-263-8267

trucks. Free removal. Please phone: 519-776-9237 or 5191-tfn 791-5046.

Jack Morris

Auctions Inc.

Farm Machinery Auction Sale Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 am

For Hlavac Farms, Harrow, selling farm equipment that is no longer needed for their farming business including a Sellick Shunty 3325 forklift; Case IH True Tandem turbo 330 side fold disc; Case 6650 approx. 16’ ConserTill; Salford 450 pull type approx. 26’ cultivator; other tillage equipment; irrigation equipment; shop items; few primitives & numerous other items. Full details in next week’s publication. Auctioneer: Jack Morris, 519-687-2530 Details & photos at www.jackmorrisauctions.com

LAVIN AUCTIONS INC. UPCOMING AUCTIONS

Sat. Nov. 23rd @ 9:30 A.M. Faces Roadhouse @ 902 California (corner of College) Windsor. Complete Contents of this Long Established Roadhouse and Pizza Restaurant. Items to include 2 & 4 Door Pizza Ovens, Warmers, Fryers, Coolers, Ice Machine, 2 - 60 Qt. Mixers, Office Furnishings, Collectible Sports Items, etc.

Sat. Nov. 30th @ 9:30 A.M. Door Tech Facility @ 37 Mill St. in Tilbury Complete contents to include: Woodworking Equipment, Power & Air Tools, Entrance Doors, Glass & Side Lite Inserts, Office Furnishings, ATV’s & Parts, etc., etc. TERMS FOR BOTH SALES: Cash, Interac, Certified Funds - 10% Buyer’s Premium – For complete list w/pictures on these 2 sales, please visit www.richardlavinauctions.com RICHARD LAVIN AUCTIONS INC.

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Essex Public School remembers submitted to EFP On Remembrance Day 2013, staff and students honoured our veterans and those whose lives were lost while serving in the

Canadian armed forces. Our choir, led by Mrs. Blencoe, sang during the Remembrance Day service at the Essex United Church and our grade seven and

eight classes attended services at the cenotaph. Back at the school, our grades 1 classes headed a Remembrance Ceremony. The special presentation included poems, songs and readings all performed by the grade one students. Reese (1S) and Spencer (1/2S) were the masters of

ceremony. The Last Post and Rouse was beautifully played by Josh and Chase , two grade 8 trumpeters. We hope our local veterans know that the Essex Public School community remembers and is thankful for their sacrifices.

The Hawk’s Nest - Holy Name School News

PUBLIC NOTICE DECEMBER COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE TAKE NOTICE that the Regular Meetings of Council for the Town of Kingsville for the month of December will be held as follows:

Monday, December 9 & Monday, December 16 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Unico Community Centre 37 Beech St., Kingsville AND TAKE NOTICE that the Regular Meeting scheduled for December 23 has been Cancelled. DATED this 19th day of November, 2013. R. ORTON-PERT, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SERVICES/CLERK The Corporation of the Town of Kingsville 2021 Division Road North, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2Y9 www.kingsville.ca

Reese (left) and Spencer were the masters of ceremony at the EPS Remembrance Day assembly.

Town of Essex Notice regarding the proposed E.LK. Energy Inc. Solar Project At the General Meeting of Council to be held on Monday December 2, 2013, starting at 6:00 pm, in the County of Essex Council Chambers, located at 360 Fairview Avenue West, Essex Centre. Council will consider a request for their endorsement of a proposed ground mounted solar tracking photovoltaic generation project. This request has been submitted by E.L.K. Energy Inc., and consists of eleven (11) solar panels on the lands municipally known as 172 Forest Avenue in Essex Centre (Ward 1). This property is located on the south side of Forest Avenue, west of Thomas Street, adjacent to the lands on which the Town’s water tower sits. A location plan is available from the Town of Essex Planning Department on request. All major green energy projects, such as this one, are approved under the FIT (Feedin-Tariff ) Program of the Province of Ontario, through the Ontario Power Authority. Local municipalities have no regulatory or approval authority over any green energy FIT project; however, under the FIT program, each project is placed on a priority list. In order to advance in priority, the OPA has developed a point system to help determine the merits of the project over others. One way to advance in priority is to have community support for the project, which would be reflected by project endorsement by Essex Town Council. Council will hear submissions regarding this project at the above-referenced general meeting of Council, at which time they will decide if they wish to endorse it. You are welcome to attend this meeting to express your opinions, to comment on the proposal or to present written submissions. A staff report setting out the details of the project will be on the Council agenda for the same evening’s meeting. If you wish to make a presentation to Council or to submit written comments for review by Council, please contact the Clerk to register as a delegation or to submit comments, before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 26, 2013. Cheryl Bondy, Clerk Town of Essex 33 Talbot Street South Essex, ON N8M1A8 Telephone: 519 776-7336 Extension: 32

Chase (left) and Josh performed the Last Post and Rouse.

by Alivia Acampora We held our monthly literacy hour on Monday. It is always nice to see parents and family members come out to share and read some great books with our students. A special thank you to them for their time and support in helping to promote the value of reading. We will have a Sport Jersey Day on November 22, so make sure to wear your favorite sport jersey and support your favorite team. Our grade eights have worked very hard over the past several weeks to design, create and build their dragsters. On Wednesday, November 27, they will have an opportunity to showcase their dragsters and bring them to life. The students are excited to see their dragsters perform. Danceology presentations begin next Tuesday at Cardinal Carter High School and run through to Friday, November 29. Show time is from 7-9pm. We hope you have an opportunity to go and watch what promises to be a great performance. Please join us if you can for our student of the month assembly on Friday, November 29 at 9:30 am. This month’s theme was Responsibility. Thank you for a great week in our Holy Name Hawk Community. Go Hawks!


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Golden Years Golf - Celebrating 18 years

Preparing to tee off for 36 holes of play are the four members who were part of the original Golden Years Golf group formed 18 yrs ago. Pictured left to right are Gerry Wilkinson, Eleanor Wilkinson, Bill Taylor (President), and Rose Taylor.

submitted to EFP 2013 marks the 18th year of operation for the Golden Years Golf league and continues to

show that you’re never too old. It all started with an idea spawned by Murray Campbell to provide an activity that

ERCA Honours November Champions

Pictured above (L-R): Andy Paling, Troy Brian, Lina Chaker, Shirley Grondin, Rick Paterson, and Chris Vilag.

The Essex Region Conservation Authority honoured six individuals as Conservation Champions at their November Board meeting. Lina Chaker is a member of ERCA’s Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) Team, and was the recipient of a 2012 Conservation Award for Youth. Rick Paterson is a professional engineer who has continuously demonstrated a high level of proficiency in his field of civil engineering and continues to work tire-

lessly for his client base throughout the Essex Region. Shirley Grondin has been an active member of the Friends of Turkey Creek and a member of the Essex County Field Naturalists Club. Andy Paling is a founding member and leaderof the Friends of Canard River. He shares his keen interest in the natural world with his students at St. Thomas of Villanova High School. Troy Brian, past Chair of the CAW Local 200

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Environment Committee, is a dedicated and tireless champion of our environment. Chris Vilag, now retired, is the past Vicechair and long time member of Local 200 Environment committee, and the site-wide Environment Representative for Local 200. “We are most pleased to celebrate all of these individuals who have had a hand in shaping the conservation movement of Windsor & Essex County,” said Joe Bachetti, ERCA Chair. “We look forward to working with these Conservation Champions for years to come.”

all seniors, regardless of age and ability, could participate in. The league plays at Colasanti’s Tropical

Gardens 18 hole miniature golf course amid a setting of tropical plants and marine life. The league began with 8-10 players and now boosts a membership of 72 with 45 – 60 players ranging in age, from 60 years to 85 years, participating each week. It provides an outlet for activity during the long winter months at minimal cost. Once the number of players is known each week, teams are randomly chosen by card draw. This provides the opportunity to play with different members each week, promoting equality in play as well

as camaraderie between members. The current president of the league, Bill Taylor, is one of four(4) members, currently still active in the league, who were part of the inaugural year’s play.

Golden Years Mini Golf - November 14th Results 54 golfers teed off managing a respectable 94 aces for 36 holes. Leading the ace pack with five aces was Gerry Wilkinson followed closely by Madeline Butler and Julia Kos with four each. Low score, of 16 for 9 holes, was captured by Andy Orsini. Laurie Hylton took low score for 18 with 73. An excellent score of 35 for 36 holes was shared by Iggy Arner and Murray Cascadden with Andy Orsini, Laurie Hylton, Bill Ward and Cam Keith managing a 36. First place honours went to Team 7 with 236 (Julia Kos, Gail Johnston, Tom Hyatt). With a score of 237, second place went to Team 8 (Shirley Thiessen, Barry Sweet, Laurie Hylton) Third place, with 240, went to Team 2 (Andy Orsini, Mary Anne Vickery, Gerrit Vriesen).


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Essex Christian Reformed Church submitted by Beverley van Huizen Join us on Sunday at 10:00 am as Pastor Aaron Thompson leads our morning worship service with Praise Team participation. Nursery supervision is provided. On Sunday evening we will join Faith Reformed Church in Kingsville (1115 Seacliff Drive, Kingsville) in celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism, at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend! GEMS and Cadets meet on Monday evenings from 6:30-8 pm. All girls and boys ages 8 – 13 are welcome to attend. Our Ladies Bible study is on Tuesday mornings 9:30-11:30 am. Our Annual Christmas BakeSale and Soup & Luncheon is onSaturday November 30 from 10:00-1:30 pm. Thanks to Ben & Winny Schinkel Sr who worked so hard the past few seasons to make our front flower beds so beautiful and colourful! Come and check us out online for service times and directions or just to listen to a sermon or two. www.essexcrc.ca

A very successful Christmas Bazaar was held at the Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum over the weekend. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs. Chris Stasko who were married this past weekend. Chris is the oldest son of Ken & Tammy Stasko and grandson of Irene Baker. Hang onto your hat as it sounds by the weather forecast, we are in for some wintery weather.

Bakerville News submitted by Evelyn Baker Weather over the weekend was mild but Sunday evening a storm passed through the area with high winds and lots of rain. Happy Birthday wishes to George Newman, Krystal Holt, Shirley Wright, Gord Moore, and Doug Trimble. The Pleasant Valley Community Club held their Pepper party with the lucky folks being Mary Lou Chibi, Mary Demars, Elaine Taylor, Thomas Allison, George Diesbourg, and Doug Fields. The Euchre party the winners were: Evelyn Young, Eileen Ames, Norma Beacom, Josie Dresser, Ewald Dotsenburger, Keith Dresser & Robert Mogyorodi. Door Prize to Grant Beacom & George Diesbourg. Come on down and join in for a great evening of card playing. Deepest Sympathy is extended to Joe Galos and Family on the sudden passing of a dear wife and mother Shirley this past week.

Family Fun Night on December 4th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s. Bishop’s Visit (9:30 & 11 a.m. services) and White Gift Sunday on December 8 – ‘Baked Potato Bar’ following the 11 a.m. service at St. Stephen’s – sponsored by CLAY group. There will be NO 8:15 a.m. service that day.

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519-776-4255 Essex Community Services We are excited to announce that we will once again be offering our annual Care-A-Van Christmas outing this year. Join us for a Willistead Manor Christmas Tour and dinner on Wednesday, December 11. Pickups will begin around 4:30 pm. Call 519-776-4231 to reserve your seat, or for more information. Looking forward to a great night. St. Paul’s/ Trinity Anglican Next Sunday the Rev’d Raymond Hodgson from Sarnia St. Bartholomew will lead our services at 8 a.m. at St. Paul’s and a joint service with Trinity at 9:30 a.m., followed by fellowship. We need fans and a dehumidifier for the basement. Speak to Sandra Lypps if you can help. See her also if you have yarn you don’t need. Lee Lee Hats needs it for the hats for newborns. We would like you to join us in speaking to our local MPP to ask him to be a voice for those on social service, low wage jobs. Speak with Rev. Chris if you are willing to tune in and make a difference. Our holiday dinner show is Nov.30 at the Essex Legion Hall. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Please contact the Essex Food Bank if you are interested in sponsoring someone at Christmas at 519-819-1431 on Thursdays. To make a donation for the Canadian relief work for those caught in the Haiyan typhoon disaster, mail it to Huron Hunger Fund/PWRDF 190 Queen’s Ave. London, Ont. N6A 6H. Mark “Philippines Typhoon Relief “ on the cheque.

Woodslee Friendship Club Card winners this past week were: George Diesbourg, George Davidson, Adrian Diesbourg, Gail Koziana, Veronica Granger, Joanne McMurren, Colleen Chevalier, Pat Mullins, Dave Mc Murren, Cecile St. Denis, Audrey Stanley, and Fran Mc Kim. Thank you to everyone who attended our Veteran appreciation day on Sat., Nov. 16. We were overwhelmed with the huge attendance, both outside and later for the program and meal inside. Everyone enjoyed the music and entertainment. The Veterans expressed much gratitude for this day honouring them. Thank a Veteran. Salvation Army Essex Community Church Special thanks to everyone who brought in personal pictures, submitted by Carolyn Barnett artifacts and other memorabilia to add the interesting displays. The Kettle Kick-off and Essex Tree Lighting is this Friday starting at 6 Call Joanne, at 519-975-2409, for information about club news. p.m. Join us for food, music and fun! Paquette News – St. Stephen’s/Church of the Redeemer SA Connections meets on Tuesdays from 10 -1 p.m. On the 26th we submitted by Barb Mactier will have a Craft Day and make a Christmas Card. Join us for fellowship, a Cake (Grades 3-5) meets on November 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at free lunch and a chance to make new friends. The last session of our Fall Redeemer. Pews & Brews & Cues on November 27th at 6 p.m. at Brews Bible Study will be Nov. 26th at 1:30 p.m. Messy Church will have their & Cues, LaSalle. Christmas Party on Thurs., Nov. 28th from 6-8 p.m. Families with kids of Redeemer Bazaar and Soup Day on December 1st beginning at all ages are welcome to enjoy a free family style dinner, crafts, activities 10:30 a.m. Proceeds supporting Essex Food Bank and youth travelling and Contemporary Worship. to CLAY 2014. Lt. Kristen Gray’s Advent Sermon Series is bases on Isaiah 9:6- ‘’ And Joint Warden’s Meeting on December 3 at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s His Name Will be Called.’ Join us for Prayer Meeting from 10 -10:30 a.m. Senior’s Luncheon on December 4th – eucharist at 11 a.m. followed on Sunday, followed by Family Worship at 11 a.m. by luncheon and Christmas Carol Sing-a-long. Contact Dawn.

Essex United Church Richard Dalton lead us in our Sunday worship. A cradle will be placed in the sanctuary at the beginning of Advent, on Dec.1. 2014 calendars are available. Contact Dorothy at 519-776-4016. We will accept donations of baby clothing to forward to the Salvation Army. The Windsor coupon book, valid from now until March 1 2015 is available. Call Allan Halliday at 519-776-7551. The giving catalogue is at the back of the church.

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The Christmas Home Tour is Saturday, Nov.30. Enjoy the self-guided tour of homes decorated for the season. The Bethlehem Walk at Gess†wood will be held again this year. Actors and singers are needed for the outdoor play and helpers to build and remove the sets and to assist in the lodge are needed. Call Mary Dagenias at 519-903-3351.

pastor Linda Blair. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. A nursery is available during the service. On Fri., Nov. 29th we will be decorating the church for Christmas at 7 pm. Come and help. We will place Poinsettias in the Sanctuary in honour of loved ones. Pick up your order form from Margery Reeb. Essex Christmas House Tour is on Nov. 30th from 10 am to 6 pm. Refreshments will be served at Gess†wood. Harrow United Church Door Greeters next week are Agnes Little and Jennifer Reeb, Elder on Submitted by Larry Anderson duty is Jennifer Reeb and Lock Up is Jerry Farough. Our Sunday morning services begin at 10:30 am and a warm welcome is extended to all. Thank you to Miss Sabrina Cipkar for sharing Woodslee United Church 25 Centre St, Essex N8M 1N8 her beautiful gift of music last Sunday. submitted by Sue Holman Phone: 776-6522 Fax: 776-7265 __________________________________________ We extend our thoughts and prayers to all who are sick and/or shut- All are Welcome to join us for Sunday Service and Sunday School at in. If Harrow United Church can be of assistance to you or your family, 11:15 AM. Rev. Catherine Eldson will be giving the message. “Friendly, personal service since 1975” please let Rev. Staples know by calling the church at 519-738-4223. A Christmas Cantata will take place on Dec. 8 at 10:30am at Belle Tax Planning & Preparation The Essex Christmas House Tour is on Saturday, November 30th River United Church. Both Woodslee and Belle River United Churches, Bookkeeping Services from 10 am – 6pm. The proceeds from this tour will be used to support and Windsor Seventh-day Adventist Church choirs will perform the Managerial Needs & Problems Gess†wood Camp. For information please call 519-776-8839. music. On Saturday Dec.14 at 11:00 AM the combine choirs will perform The AOTS Cash Christmas and Show will be held on Friday, the Cantata at Windsor Seventh-day Adventist Church. FlowDinner & Business Projections December 13th at 6 pm. Limited tickets are available. GST Consultants • Financial Planning Holy Name of Jesus Church Please consider donating to our “Giving Tree”. You can bring in hats, submitted by Therese Lecuyer scarves, mittens and socks to decorate the tree. We understand that the Congratulations to Gary Flewlling on being ordained our first deacon Downtown Mission and several other organizations are in need of these at Holy Name. May God Bless you and your family. Congratulations to GRAHAM SETTERINGTON McINTOSH items already this year. Judy &and Rich Wuerch on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. DRIEDGER & weekly messages and to learn more HICKS LLP To view and listen to Rev. Staples’ The CWL Christmas Social & Dinner is on Thursday, December 5th at about Harrow United Church, please visit us at: www.harrowunited.org 8:30 p.m. in our parish hall. The CWL Annual Turkey Dinner & Bazaar is Chartered Accountants on Sunday, November 24th. Noon to 5 p.m. Maidstone Cross Al W. McIntosh, CA Edge - Sign up for the Mall trip on Dec. 11th. Remember to call Mrs. Paul H. Driedger, B Sc. CA submitted by Wendy Pulleyblank Verbeek 776-5613 to sign up to help at the CWL Turkey Dinner. Prime R. Tyler Hicks, B B A, CA Holy Rollers are holding their annual tourtiere and fruit pie sale on Time - Will be off for a couple weeks. See you again December 4th. Saturday, November 23rd at 9 a.m. to Noon at St. Mary’ s hall. For orders First Communion And First Reconcilation - Information packages Heather L. 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All gifts must be back by December 6th. Margaret before December 13th. Da Silva Brooker News Happy Birthday wishes to Megan Gyori, Michelle Rau, and Heather Manager Collins. Please keep in your prayers Mary Jessop and Lucas Gerard. submitted by Ruth Newman Please remember all who are sick and lonely and in the hospital or Join us for our 10am worship service every Sunday morning with Pastor Steve Jones. The children will practice for the Christmas concert. nursing home. The Fall Business Meeting will be follow the worship service this Sunday, Nov. 24. All members and adherents are asked to be present. Cozy Corners - Bethel-Maidstone United Kid’s club every Tuesday at 3:30pm led by Rev. Linda Holliingsworth. submitted by Bev Holland All are welcome to attend our Sunday worship at 10:00 a.m. with All elementary school age children are invited.

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The first Advent service for this year is on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 12 noon at Essex Christian Reform Church with Rev. Ken Brown. A light lunch will follow. Free-will offering accepted. The Sunday School Christmas Concert is on Saturday, Dec. 14. A PotLuck dessert fellowship time will follow the concert. Pastor Steve Jones is back from Haiti where he participated in building a home for the Haitian people. The group also helped a group from Kentucky finish a school. It was a rewarding experience. Please keep those with health needs and those in nursing homes in your thoughts and prayers this week.

Cottam United Church submitted by Helen McLeod The Annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar is Thursday, November 28. The Bethlehem Walk at Gess†wood Camp, takes place over two evenings, Dec. 6 & 7. Actors and singers are needed for this play, as well as helpers to build and take down sets and to assist in the lodge during performances. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful event and important fundraiser, call Mary at 519-903-3351. The Cottam United Christmas Cantata is on Sunday , December 15, at10:15 am and 7 pm. Please invite your family, friends, and neighbours to come hear this musical celebration of the Christmas story. The Essex Foodbank is offering a Christmas Program for their clients again this year. If you’re interested is sponsoring a child or family please contact them @ 519-819-1431 on Thursdays, or call Dawn @ 519-8395258. Due to changes at the Foodbank they will be providing gift cards rather than presents this year.

Essex Retirees’ Social Club The Hearing Society will be at the Retirees Centre on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 2:30 to 3:30. Make an appointment at the office here. The computer class is on Wed. mornings, starting at 9:30. The last Wednesday of every month we hold a special evening Pepper party. Light lunch is provided All are welcome to join us at 7 pm. Join in our exercise class on Monday and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Lynn Smith, a certified senior fitness instructor, is in charge. Our bazaar and bake sale is on Saturday, November 30. Shirley Stiers was the winner of Saturday afternoon Euchre, George Davidson came in second, only one point short of a tie. Tom Kelly was third. Betty Fields had high score at Monday night Pepper. Eileen Gardiner was low and Mary Lou Chibi had most Peppers. The winner at Tuesday afternoon Pepper was Walter Hyland. Evelyn Vivier had most Peppers and Floyd Cascadden took low score.. Louise Perraault was high scorer at Wednesday night Pepper There was an unbelievable five-way tie for most Pepers; Shirley S tiers, Doug Fields, Mary Lou Chibi, Eileen Ames, and George Davidson. Don Ames had low score. Floyd Cascadden and Annette were the Thursday night Bridge winners.

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Woodslee hosts community centre open house-receives $25,000 grant

Steve Chevalier, President of the WCA, Anne Baldo, Relations Manager for the Essex FCC, Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain, and Councillor Dan Diemer celebrate the WCA receiving a $25,000 grant from the FCC AgriSpirit Fund on Saturday.

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the Woodslee Community Centre - to enjoy the open house celebration. The event allowed the community to explore the programming, such as dance and art lessons, now available at the facility as well as enjoy a hot dog lunch. Steve Chevalier is the WCA President. He explained that in order to save the school from closure, the group needed to solicit at least $250,000 in pledges for the next five years of operation. The group, he noted, was able to exceed that. The WCA was then able to enter into an agreement with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board to keep the school open and create space for community programming

as well. This time, last year, Chevalier noted, things looked bleak as the school was expected to close in June. He said the WCC has community programming available throughout the week, with the exception of Sundays. Recently, pickle ball was started at the center. Chevalier expected around five community members would sign up for this activity, but was elated when over twenty area residents took interest. One of the highlights of Saturday’s event was when Farm Credit Canada handed over $25,000 to the WCA through its AgriSpirit

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by Sylene Argent It has been an exciting time these past few months for St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Elementary School and the Woodslee Community Centre. The small school was able to continue as an education facility and further offer special programming this year after the community formed the Woodslee Community Association and was able to lease the facility from the WindsorEssex Catholic District School Board. The Woodslee community celebrated this victory with an open house on Saturday where Farm Credit Canada forwarded a $25,000 grant towards this initiative. During the open house, the WCA and community members gathered in the school gymnasium - or a part of

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Ravens’ Football player Chris Drouillard (left) and Head Coach Glen Mills (far right) receive a $500 donation from Sabga Physiotherapy Centre chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr. Jeff Collison and Clinical Director Theven Sabga.

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Fund. Every year the FCC donates around $1 Million to projects in rural communities across the country. Chevalier noted the WCA was one of four groups in Canada that received the max amount the grant could forward. The $25,000 donation from FCC, Chevalier said, is very much appreciated. The funds will go towards driveway and parking lot

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system that would help separate the school from the community center. The WCA is also hoping to use the grant to upgrade its washroom with accessibility features. With the WCA hosting fundraisers, the donation was icing on the cake. Chevalier explained the Town of Lakeshore passed a bylaw to become a municipal

in order to receive the grant. Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain said he knew the grant would be put to good use in Woodslee. He commended the community’s efforts in keeping the school open and creating the community center. MP Jeff Watson attended the event to offer congratulations to the WCA on receiving the grant for the community center. He noted a true measure of a community is what it does when times get tough. He commended the efforts made in keeping the community together and thriving.

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by Sylene Argent Athletic activities and physiotherapy have a unique connection. And this connection is one The Essex Ravens Football Club and Sabga Physiotherapy Centre are happy to have. Last Tuesday, Sabga Physiotherapy Centre forwarded a $500 donation to the local football club, the first pledge in a $1000 commitment. The remaining $500 will be forwarded next year. The donation was a way to give back to the community, Sabga Physiotherapy Centre Clinical Director Theven Sabga said. Chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr. Jeff Collison said the Essex Ravens is a good, local football club and Sabga Physiotherapy Centre is happy to support it. The club offers its players opportunity to hone in on their talents and tackle post-secondary scholarships. Football is a sport where athletes are susceptible

to injury. Dr. Collison was available to the local athletes this past season to help keep the Ravens in playing form. Moving forward as the Ravens’ official physiotherapy provider, Sabga and Collison are thinking about possibly developing an injury prevention program for the local athletes and advice on safe play. Varsity athlete Chris Drouillard and Head

Coach Glen Mills accepted the donation on the club’s behalf. Drouillard said it was great to receive the donation from a community partner. Mills noted the Ravens and Sabga Physiotherapy Centre have had a great partnership, which has added another dimension to the club’s on-field play. It’s important, he added, to keep the players healthy.


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Kaufmann. Goodfellows President Richard Meloche said that donations were still being counted on Monday, but he expected the total to come very close to $45,000. He said the students who came to help out across the municipality on Friday were a large part of this year’s success. “We had more bodies, more intersections and more locations,” he said. “Friday is typically the hardest day to cover, so the students really helped out.” Meloche said that there are a number of volunteer fire fighters who take time off from their regular jobs to sell Goodfellows papers. “The volunteers we have go far and above what we could ask of them,” he said. The success of the yearly

Photo submitted to EFP Ken and Shirley Gignac of Maidstone sold Goodfellow Papers last week.

campaign is dependent on the generosity of the community. This community comes through time and again. “From year to year they surprise us with

how generous they are, even in times of financial hardship,” said Meloche. The money raised by the Essex Goodfellows campaign will be donated to area food banks. The Essex Salvation Army Food Bank, the Essex Area Food Bank, Harrow St. Vincent de Paul and McGregor St. Vincent de Paul help to feed families throughout the municipality. The Goodfellows are also currently holding a food drive. Drop-off locations include Dave Hitchcock Cheverolet in Essex, St Vincent de Paul store in Harrow and the Knights of Columbus Hall in McGregor. Food will be collected until Dec. 1.


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Essex Red Raiders Senior Boys heading to OFSAA “I think we played good at our SWOSSAA match, but we can we step it up for OFSAA. - Essex Raider Matthew Lloyd

Pictured above: The Essex Red Raider Senior Boys’ volleyball team.

by Garrett Fodor The Essex Red Raider Senior Boys’ volleyball team has been on a roll in the past few years, and they put that streak on the line last Thursday.

After defeating General Amherst in the WECSSAA finals, the team advanced to the SWOSSAA finals, which they hosted, against Sarnia St. Clair. The Raiders had a gym

full of support as fans cheered them on, and that proved to be a factor early in the game. Mitchell Taveirne, a veteran with the Raiders, led the way to a first set win, 25-14.

Essex also commanded the second set, with several great blocks, maintaining possession and preserving the lead. Sarnia was no match for the Raiders as they lost, 25-21. Just one set away from winning another SWOSSAA title and advancing to OFSAA, Essex looked to seal the deal and sweep all three sets. The team came out dominating early with great serves from Jeremy Orton and Deen Oozeer and a strong net presence, blocking shots leading to a 25-18 win. The team now advances to the OFSAA ‘AA’

Senior Boys’ volleyball tournament held in Thunder Bay. “I think we played good at our SWOSSAA match, but we can we step it up for OFSAA,” said Essex Raider Matthew Lloyd. “We didn’t really do anything different,” he said about the team’s preparation for the OFSAA tournament, saying they will stick with the regular game plan. “I think we will do pretty good.” • The Jr. Boys team also won its third-straight SWOSSAA title last Thursday, defeating the Wallaceburg Tartans.

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Minor hockey looks to amalgamation by Fred Groves Dwindling registration and losing players to other centres has resulted in the Essex Minor Hockey Association joining in amalgamation talks with the Southpoint Minor Hockey Association and the Erie North Shore Minor Hockey Association. According to EMHA president Brian Diemer, the three groups have been in negotiations to merge their travel teams. “The current talks started this summer. We talk-

ed to a couple of centres to see if they were interested,” said Diemer. Along with fellow EMHA executive Shawn Carswell and representatives from Southpoint (Leamington/Wheatley) and Erie North Shore (Kingsville/Harrow), the group is meeting regularly in efforts to create a travel team program that can stay competitive. “Change has to happen,” said Diemer. In the past dozen or so years, Essex has lost as

many as 20 players per season. The EMHA president admits that hockey is an expensive sport and participants do have other choices. However, there is another reason that some Essex players are not playing in their own centre but opting to go to LaSalle, Tecumseh or Belle River. Diemer said that while Essex is an ‘A’ classification, the others mentioned are ‘AA’. Diemer said that a couple of years ago, the On-

tario Minor Hockey Association said that players could leave their community to play for a higher classification. “They want players to play at the highest level and we don’t want to hold them back. Being smack in the middle of the county, we have three ‘AA’ centers around us,” he said. An example he gave was that if nine players from Essex in the same age group left and three went to each surrounding ‘AA’ center, there would be few left to ice an EMHA team. “We are at the point where we don’t have enough to even make a team.” If Essex does merge its travel teams with Southpoint and Erie North Shore, the new program would be bumped up to ‘AA’. It would be for travel teams only. “In the eyes of the OMHA, we would be a new centre,” he said. “Under the umbrella we can still run our own house league.” Town hall style meetings have been held and now the amalgamation committee will begin to make a decision which will hopefully not only keep hockey players in their own centre, an amalgamated one, but playing on a competitive level. “There is a lot of questions. We are just getting

word out. Those in the travel system know something has to happen,” said Diemer. A vote could be held as early as next month and then, if it goes through, a

process to name the new association would be held and teams could be participating in the new ‘AA’ classification by next hockey season.

There is an old saying, “When one door closes, another one opens.” And when one high school sport’s season ends, another begins. The Senior Boys’ football team played in the WECSSAA championship game against Massey last Friday. After having a woeful season, only winning one game, the team has been on a roll, winning their two previous games and looking to make it three as the WECSSAA champions. But sadly, the team was not able to beat Massey, losing 35-7. Matt Hobson had the lone Essex TD. The team finished with a record of 1-6 in the regular season. • Also in action this week was the Junior Boys’ football team. They took on Herman Tuesday. They only played Herman once in the regular season and looked to show how much they have improved after suffering a 56-6 loss in their only other meeting. But the team was not able to hold Herman’s offense back as Essex lost a tough 49-0 game. The team had a better season finishing than their Senior counterparts with a record of 3-3-1 in regular season action. • The Boys’ hockey team opened its season Monday, when the team took on Brennan. They won the game, 5-1. • Keeping with hockey, the Girls’ team also opened its regular season on Monday when they hosted Tecumseh Vista. The Girls also beat the competition, winning their season opener. • There will be more action coming soon, as the Junior and Senior Girls’ volleyball teams are in the process of being made. Look for them to be on the court soon. Also gearing up for another season is the Junior and Senior Boys’ basketball teams who had a successful season last year as they won WECSSAA.

Novice Majors on threegame winning streak

submitted to EFP It appears that in November, the Novice Major Essex Ravens hockey team has found its stride. After a couple of disappointing one goal losses and three early season ties the boys have rallied to win five of their last six league games. The recent three-game winning streak has allowed the Novice Major Ravens to bring their record up to the .500 mark (5-5-3) for the first time this season. The latest victory came on November 16 against the third place Amherstburg Stars (10-5-1). The game was a 6-5 thriller and ended with the Ravens finding the back of the net for the go ahead goal with just 36 seconds left on the clock. It seems that the team is coming together at exactly the right time. The whole team is playing with new found confidence and it is definitely showing on the ice. The strong one two punch of goaltenders Dylan R and Bryson D have kept the Novice Majors in position to win games all season long. Kohen F, Jacob R, Cameron D and Charlie P have led the way in scoring for the Novice Majors while speedsters Conner M, Drew T and Kyle G have chipped in with strong play in both the offensive and defensive zones. Nathan S, Emmit P and Tyler F have effectively closed the gaps defensively for the Ravens on the backend; while Colin B, Kyle M, Luke W, Quintin R and Gavin B have caused all sorts of trouble for opposing teams while winning battles in front of the net and along the boards. The boys now look ahead to finish off the month of November on a winning note with three tough match ups against the Kent Cobras (14-3-1), TecumsehShoreline Eagles (12-2-1) and Erie North Shore Storm (7-5-2).


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by Fred Groves Future of Memorial Arena unknown Steps towards determining the future of the old Essex Memorial Arena will begin next month according to Director of Community Services, Doug Sweet. Built in 1960, the Memorial Arena was slated to be torn down when the new Essex Centre Sports Complex was completed. However, an agreement with the Town of Lakeshore meant that the old facility would remain open for three years. With the construction of a new recreation complex in Lakeshore, that agreement expires in March 2014. “That will be a decision by (Essex) council. Administration will bring them a report,” said Sweet on the future of the 53-year-old arena. He said that a report

would be presented to council in mid-December. The last structural report was done on the old arena in 2011 and from that considerable repairs were necessary to keep it open. “If you go any farther, you’d have to put considerable money into it and that will be a factor,” said Sweet. • Former Essex District High School wrestler Lydia Congdon of Cottam is off to a great start in her sophomore year with the Brock University Badgers. She won gold at the Toronto Open in the 55kg division and prior to that had a gold at the meet in McMaster and a silver at the Concordia Invitational. • Still with wrestling, the professional version is coming to the Essex District High School gym this Sunday at 4 p.m. • In one of their biggest wins of the season, the

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Leamington Flyers beat first place LaSalle Vipers 5-2 last week in Junior ‘B’ hockey action. Essex’s Alex Friesen had a goal for the winners. • Big sports roundup congratulations this week goes out to the EDHS senior boys volleyball team who beat Sarnia St. Clair 3-0 to win SWOSSAA and now head to the provincial AA championship tournament in Thunder Bay. • Essex native Matt Puempel had an assist, his seventh point of the season, to help the Binghampton Senators to a 7-3 win over Rochester in AHL action on Saturday. • Two former Essex Ravens are heading to the Grey Cup. Wide receiver Andy Fantuz and defensive lineman Brian Bulcke head to Regina on Sunday for the Canadian Football League’s championship game. Fantuz caught a pair of touchdown passes to lead the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a win over the defending champion Toronto Argonauts in the Eastern final. If you have anything for the sports roundup, please contact Fred Groves at grover45@hotmail.ca

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South County 14U White surprises all with Silver in first OVA tournament 1948 Ford Police Car at Local Museum

On a recent visit to the Canadian T r a n s p o r t a t i o n Museum and Heritage Village on the Arner Town Line (about twenty miles south of Windsor, Ontario), I had the pleasure of photographing a 1948 Ford Tudor sedan redone as a period police car. Right away, it reminded me of all 1948 Ford Tudor sedan refurbished as period police car at the old movies shot Canadian Transportation and Heritage Village Museum (call 519- in Los Angeles in the late ‘40s and 776-6909 for information). into the ‘50s with 1948 Ford police cars. These ’48 Fords apparently made up the entire fleet at one time. And why not? With Henry Ford’s legendary V8 engine under the hood, these cars had lots of pep for chasing bank robbers and other lawbreakers. The police car at the Museum was built at the Ford factory in Windsor and was given a Canadian serial number: 050H48-17362D. The letter “H” designates the home plant in Windsor. Five years later, production was moved to Oakville and all the cars built there had serial numbers with the letter “K”. Velma Swarts of Harrow, Ontario, donated this car to the museum on October 16, 2003. The original colour was grey and the odometer reading today is only 30,100 miles. All body work and mechanical work was performed by volunteers in the 20’s garage at the Museum. The decision was made to transform it into a police cruiser with black paint and white doors and a flashing red light on the roof. It even has a police radio. According to the Museum files, Marc Bodechon on Westcott Road had a 1958 OPP police radio, amplifier, speakers, and microphone which he sold to Heritage Village (where the museum is located) for $100. This car still has its original flathead V8 engine under the hood with 239 cubic inches cranking out a very respectable 100 horsepower, enough to get you a speeding ticket if you keep the pedal on the floor. Top speed would be around 90 miles an hour. That’s more than fast enough for me! The Museum files indicate a transfer of ownership took place on Thursday, August 26, 1965 to Russel Waters Motor Sales at 104 Queen St. in Harrow, Ontario. Perhaps the original owner traded the car in for something newer, and this might be where Velma Swarts acquired the car. The Fords built from 1946 to 1948 look almost identical. The pent-up demand for new cars caused by the shutdown during World War Two guaranteed a steady market for new cars right after the war even though they were restyled 1942 models. The first postwar Ford was the 1949 model brought out in June 1948, making the ’48 production run shorter than the two previous years. I’m always looking for more stories. Email billtsherk@sympatico. ca or write Bill Sherk, 25 John St., P.O. Box 255, Leamington, ON N8H 3W2. Everyone whose story is published in this column will receive a free autographed copy of my latest book: “Old Car Detective Favourite Stories, 1925 to 1965.”

submitted to EFP The girls from the SC Bandits 14U won a wellearned silver medal in London at the Trillium Provincial Cup on Saturday, Nov. 16. They went into the nineteam tournament seeded seventh and opened with a precedent setting victory over #1 seed LVC Intensity by the scores of 16-25, 25-16, 15-9. The girls continued their hot stretch and annihilated Forest City Blue 25-13, 25-11 to win first place in their pool play. The playoffs became more intense, but the Bandits crushed LVC Ignite (#2 seed), 25-4, 2513, and then proceeded to play their archrivals SC Black. They defeated them handily in the first set 25-11 and had to come from behind to narrowly defeat them 25-23 to advance to the Gold Medal match. This match was against SC #1

team Teal. They fell 25-14 and then were narrowly defeated 25-22 in the final to settle for the silver. Leading the 14U girls was the awesome setting of captain Andrea Lepage, speedy Avarie Provost and newcomer Mairi Jappy. The team served an amazing 91 percent for the day led by the diminutive, yet prolific Sophia Fallea’s 52/53 and Emma Rothera’s 23/25. Great contributions on defense were added by Ayden Ryan, Madison

Stoyanovich and Kaitlyn Mayers. Kennedy Hargot chipped in with many timely kills as Paulina Vasiliadis played her allround great tourney with many highlights. The girls overall record is 24-20 as they anxiously await much stiffer competition in Championship West on Dec. 7. Thanks to the supportive parents, scorekeepers, statisticians and fans who made the trip worthwhile.


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Ryan scores four goals for Essex 73’s

Essex 73’s forward Jordan Ryan (pictured) scored four goals against the Alvinston Flyers last week.

by Fred Groves The 73’s is a very good hockey team that continues, game-aftergame, to find new ways to win.

On Tuesday, November 12, Jordan Ryan had his best night for the orangewhite-and-black as he notched four goals in a big 8-1 plucking of the

visiting Alvinston Flyers in Great Lakes Junior ‘C’ Hockey League action. “I’ve been in quite a slump lately and some of the players have been

getting on my case about working hard,” said Ryan, a veteran left-winger. What has been most impressive about Ryan, who has tended to focus more on goal scoring in the past, is the fact that his defensive game has noticeably improved. “That was one of the things I focused on in the off season to make sure my defensive play was a lot better,” he said. Ryan admits that last season he was a defensive liability and he wanted to prove that he could play at both ends of the rink. Against the Flyers, blueliner Aaron Thiebert and rookie winger Tyler Scott had a goal and an assist each with singles from Corey Beaulieu and Colin DeLaet. Scott was on the right wing with Ryan on the left and Matthew Hebert in the centre. “It was nice for that line. We gave Dylan Solecki the night off. Tyler Scott went in and that line had five goals,” said Essex coach Gil Langlois. Rookie goalie Jacob Kment handled 29 of 30 shots thrown at him by the Flyers, remaining undefeated and lowering his goals against to 2.50.

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“I’ve been in quite a slump lately and some of the players have been getting on my case about working hard.” - Left-Winger Jordan Ryan Combined with a 3-2 win over the host Amherstburg Admirals on Sunday, Essex, the defending league champs, have not lost in regulation time and are 17-0-1-1. “Everyone is going towards a common goal. Everyone wants to go without losing a game. Right now we are coming together as a team,” said Ryan. On Tuesday night the 73’s hosted Dresden in their 20th game of the season, which marks the mid-way point of the regular campaign. Langlois said that so far keeping everyone focused is not an issue. “We look at the opponent we are playing. It’s one game at a time

like we did last year in the playoffs. We don’t look at the big picture,” he said. “I don’t think you are ever satisfied and the day you are, you start going backwards,” said Langlois. Sunday in Amherstburg, Matthew Hebert netted the winner from Ryan and Dylan Solecki. Alex Garon and Brett Clarke also scored in this one, which saw the Admirals whistled for 50 minutes in penalties compared to 24 for Essex. SLAPSHOTS… Picking up his 11th win between the pipes on Sunday, veteran netminder Arren Romeril leads all goalies with a 2.10 GAA and a .920 save percentage.

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