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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Issue No. 43

Rain doesn’t keep tiny tots from trick-or-treating

Essex Council Notes PAGE 3 _______________ Gosfield North fundraises for Terry Fox Foundation PAGE 9 _______________ Bicentennial Museum recognizes Remembrance Day PAGE 12 _______________ 24th annual Jingle Bell Run, Walk, and Wheel PAGE 13 _______________ Tremblay wins third provincial championship PAGE 15 _______________ EDHS basketball camp PAGE 24 _______________

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by Sylene Argent Despite the rainy and damp weather last Wednesday morning, around 100 youngsters showed off their creative Halloween costumes while trick-or-treating in the downtown business core during the Essex Centre BIA’s Tiny Tot Parade. The annual tradition invites local youth, under the age of four, a chanceto trick-ortreat during the day, while accompanied by an adult. Representatives of local businesses lined Talbot Street, from Laird Avenue to Victoria Avenue, to hand out candy to the

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many event participants. In addition, high school students from the grade 12 business class at Essex District High School dressed up in costume to hand out candy with the Essex Centre BIA. In appreciation for their help, the students received a pizza lunch back at the school before they returned to their studies. Though the event has a Halloween theme, it also provides an opportunity for families to walk the downtown area and do a little window shopping, while they connect with business owners.

Though attendance was lower this year than in the past, due to the weather, the Essex Centre BIA was pleased so many families braved the unideal weather, with umbrellas in hand, to participate in the fall tradition. In addition to being a fun event, the children learned about the power of giving. The Essex Centre BIA asked participants to submit non-perishable food items in support of stocking shelves at local food banks, which will then assist local families and individuals experiencing economic hardships, to get food on the table.

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It’s flu season! Lower your risk, get immunized. submitted to EFP The Windsor–Essex County Health Unit urges everyone over the age of 6 months to get their annual influenza immunization and lower their risk of getting the flu this year. The influenza (“flu”) season is here. It is important to remember that anyone can get the flu. It is a respiratory infection, caused by the flu virus. It can spread quickly and easily when someone with the flu coughs, sneezes, or talks. You can pass it to others before you even know you are sick. Flu symptoms include fever, chills, cough, headache, muscle aches, runny nose, and tiredness. The flu can result in very


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serious illness, especially for young children, older adults, pregnant women, and those with chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, asthma and diabetes. Last year’s flu season in Windsor-Essex County had 304 lab confirmed cases of influenza and 8 influenza-related deaths. Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit states, “The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from influenza and its related complications is to get your annual influenza vaccination. The flu vaccine usually takes up to two weeks to work, so it is highly recommended to get the vaccine early, at the beginning of the flu season.” New this year, adults 65 years and older have the option of receiving a high-dose flu vaccine free. The high dose vaccine provides additional protection against the strains of flu virus most likely to cause illness in

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redness, soreness, and swelling at the injection site. The vaccine contains a weakened or inactivated form of the virus, therefore you cannot get the flu from the vaccine. The Health Unit urges everyone over the age of 6 months to talk to their health care provider about getting the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is still the best way to protect yourself. Other ways to protect yourself and your family from the flu this season include regular handwashing, staying hydrated and eating a balanced diet, and getting plenty of rest and exercise. Keep areas that many people touch clean, because the virus can live for several hours on surfaces, such as doorknobs. Lower your risk and get immunized. For more information about the flu, visit wechu. org. #FluShot #GetImmunizeda

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Essex Council Notes for Monday, November 5

Police were called to escort Councillor Randy Voakes from the Essex Council meeting on Monday evening. Voakes called a Point of Order on Mayor Ron McDermott during a discussion about retail cannabis, which eventually lead to a disagreement between the two, two recesses, and the calling of police.

by Sylene Argent and Adam Gault Discussion on cannabis retail facilities results in police getting called Councillor Steve Bjorkman put forward a Notice of Motion, asking Administration to prepare a report for Council regarding a bylaw to regulate where in the Town of Essex a licensed recreational cannabis retailer can be located. “The idea here is for administration to go back and look at all of the things that are out there right now, especially for retail,” Bjorkman explained. “We already have bylaws that effect our grow-ops, we have bylaws with regards to medical [cannabis], but as far as retail goes, we don’t have anything right now.” Bjorkman added that before January 21, 2019, the incoming Council is going to have to decide if it wants to opt in or out of seeking a licence for a brick and mortar recreational cannabis store. “Should we receive a licence for the Town of Essex, we need to have some sort of apparatus where we can govern where these things are,” Bjorkman said. The potential odours of cannabis proved to be a contentious issue on the subject, as a recess was called when Mayor Ron

Essex Mayor Ron McDermott (right) congratulates Al Diemer of the Essex Public Works department for completing his Certified Road Supervisor (CRS) Certification.

McDermott and Councillor Randy Voakes engaged in an argument, after the Mayor alleged the smell from a neighbourhood retailer was permeating the Essex Centre CIBC branch. Voakes, taking issue with the Mayor’s remarks, accused the Mayor of making disparaging remarks against downtown businesses. The Mayor fired back, at which point he demanded a recess. When council resumed, he presented Councillor Voakes an ultimatum; apologize to Council and

all in attendance, or excuse himself from the meeting. Voakes refused and a second argument ensued. The Mayor then instructed Robert Auger, Legislative Services Clerk, to call the police. OPP were dispatched to the Council meeting, where they instructed Voakes to vacate the premises. After advising Voakes that he would be charged with trespassing if he did not comply, officers escorted Voakes from the building as he shouted at the Mayor regarding a supposed email sent to him which he alleged the Mayor referred to Voakes with profanity “as a piece of [excrement].” As Voakes was leaving the chamber, Mayor

McDermott plugged his ears in an exaggerated fashion, shutting out what the Councillor was saying to him. Council then resumed where the motion was carried. Public Works Department employee completes certification Essex recognized longtime municipal employee, Al Diemer, for recently obtaining his Certified Road Supervisor (CRS) Certification. Mayor Ron McDermott presented Diemer, a 22year veteran employee of the Town and current Senior Lead Hand of the Continued on Page 5

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Editorial &Opinion

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Howling at the Moon ••• Comment by Sylene Argent ••• Seeing my favourite band portrayed on the silver screen

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I do not always find it easy to take time out of my schedule to do those things I love to do. Though, I know how important it is to do just that, I have a tendency to keep busy with work and other obligations. Recently, I realized it had been over a year since I had been to a concert, which would have been absurd to the version of myself who existed 10 years ago. That is probably my favourite thing to do, and yet I have not done that, nor have I scoured the internet looking for upcoming shows like I used to. Music has always been a huge hobby of mine. I took guitar class in high school after being inspired to play from listening to rock n’ roll greats. My first rock n’ roll love, and to this day my favourite band, is Queen. My dad introduced me to this classic when I was eight, and I have been jamming those epic tunes ever since. So, imagine my absolute delight when I heard they were making a Queen bio-pic. Yes, I was ecstatic. I made sure I went to see “Bohemian Rhapsody” on its opening night. I even made the trek to the theatre beforehand to buy tickets to ensure I wouldn’t miss out and had

the best seats in the house. From the opening few minutes of the film, I was hooked. I got to, sort of spend, two hours with one of my favourite performers, and, I’ll just say it, the greatest vocalist of all time. Go ahead and debate me on that when you see me if you want. One of the first Queen albums I owned was “Night at the Opera.” I got it for Christmas, likely when I was eight. So, I absolutely was enthralled that the film spent some time talking about this album, and that the actors portraying the band members were poking jokes at the tune “I’m in Love with my Car,” and the line in “Sweet Lady,“ which goes “You call me sweet like I’m some kind of cheese.” When I was little, both of those things stood out to me as funny, but I grew to love them. One of my all-time favourite songs ever is on that epic album. No, I am not referring to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” though I love that song beyond measure (pun intended). I am talking about “The Prophet’s Song.” I think that tune is likely one of the best songs ever made. And one I never hear anyone talking about. I think an uncle of mine mentioned it was a favourite of his when I was young, and I remember having a great

appreciation for it then. As cycles go, I had gone through a phase when I did not listen to Queen much when I was in my later teens and early 20s, so imagine how well I reconnected with that tune years later when I repurchased the album electronically. I remember going for a walk and hearing the wind at the beginning of the song begin, and I just gasped at the rediscovery. It is a long song, and I had it on repeat for a while. I have been a huge Freddie Mercury fan for most of my life, but that fandom goes beyond to the other members of Queen as well. One of my favourite life moments was when Queen came to Detroit with Adam Lambert a few years back, for the second time, and Brian May pulled out the 12 string to play, “Love of my Life,” and I could hear myself sing with him. It is the closest I will probably ever get to playing with one of my favourite legends, and it was an incredible moment I will not forget, regardless as to whether or not I irritated those who sat near me. That was my moment!

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New legislation offers balanced approach to Ontario workplaces by Brent Royce, Director, Ontario Federation of Agriculture

The recent introduction of Bill 47 – Making Ontario Open for Business Act in the Ontario legislature provides some regulatory relief for farmers, employers and small business owners. Bill 47 proposes to amend three legislative acts impacting employment in the province – the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act and Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act. These acts all influence employment regulations for Ontario businesses, including farms. If passed, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) believes Bill 47 signals the return of balance to Ontario workplaces. OFA is hopeful this new legislation will start the process of amending other regulations that are restricting the growth and ability to create new jobs for many of our province’s farms and small and medium sized businesses. Bill 148 and the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act is also facing changes with some of the more controversial sections, like minimum wage increases, being repealed or revised by the government. Labour legislation is a challenge for government, for farms and agricultural employers because our workplaces are unique and don’t fit into a standard retail

or manufacturing business model. OFA continues to advocate for realistic considerations for farmers under labour laws to account for the often risky and seasonal nature of operating a farm business. Farmers are faced with many factors that are out of their control, like weather, working with animals, product perishability and globally competitive markets that remove price predictability. OFA’s position on labour supports the interests of Ontario’s farm businesses and employers while taking our obligations to farm workers seriously. OFA believes all farm workers, from Canada and abroad, should be treated with dignity and respect, and be provided with a safe, fair, and rewarding work environment. OFA also advocates for the need for Ontario farms and agricultural business to be competitive and operate in a legislative environment that allows for growth. OFA will continue working with the government to ensure the pending legislation and subsequent regulations find the right balance by considering the unique business environments of farms and agricultural employers.

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Essex Council Notes...

Public Works Department, with his certification. “Tonight, we’d like to recognize one of our dedicated Town staff [members], Mr. Al Diemer,” McDermott said. “This certification is a significant accomplishment, both for Al, and our municipality. It recognizes the high standard of education and experience of public work professionals throughout Ontario.” Adding to the Mayor’s sentiment, Director of Infrastructure and Development, Chris

Nepszy, said that it was important to recognize the achievements and successes of long-time Town employees. “Al obtaining his CRS Certification, and continuing to elevate his training, really speaks volumes about what type of employee that Al is,” Nepszy said. “In the years of experience that I have with Al, I really have found that Al treats his job here like he treats any project that he would do at his own home, which says a lot.”

Fire and Rescue responds to call at Armando’s Pizza

EC BIA requests using promotional signage Essex Council received the Planning Department’s report, “Event Signage for non-profit organizations” and further permitted the placement of one event advertising sign on an annual basis for the Essex Centre Business Improvement Association (ECBIA) on Town Hall lands for special events it organizes or sponsors. The EC BIA made the request to place a sign at the Essex Municipal Building to promote its E$$ex Centre Downtown Dollar$ program. It was hoped the sign could be up between Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and ending Monday, November 25, 2018. Between November 13 and 23, E$$ex Centre Downtown Dollar$ can be purchased at the Essex RBC. A $10 voucher can be purchased for $8.50, with patrons being able to purchase a maximum of $250 worth of vouchers. The ECBIA covers the cost difference to promote supporting local businesses

Harrow Streetscape/CIP Essex Council received Nelson Silveira, Economic Development Officer’s report, “Harrow Streetscape Plan and CIP Review,” which presented the conclusions and Continued on Page 7

by Sylene Argent Essex Fire & Rescue responded to a call from Armando’s Pizza in Essex Centre last Wednesday morning. Fire Chief Rick Arnel said the call came in with a concern with the smell of smoke. Local firefighters went through the facility with thermal imaging, but found no signs of a fire.

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leading up to and after the holiday season. The report to Council notes through the Town’s sign bylaw, Council can authorize the placement of such signage by resolution. In doing so, permission can be granted without limit on the number of years such signage can be placed or the number of events advertised. “In other words, granting permission can allow the ECBIA to place signs for all events sponsored by them each year. By doing this, Council shows its support for BIA initiatives and helps to maintain a sustainable and viable commercial centre,” the report notes. This would be for a maximum of 30 days at a time.




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Town of Essex names Deputy CAO Town of Essex welcomes new Assistant Manager, Finance submitted to EFP The Town of Essex is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Nepszy to the position of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. Chris has served the Town as the Director, Infrastructure and Development Services since 2008. “Our first contact with Chris was during the design and project management of the new Essex Pollution Control Plant and the upgrades to the Harrow-Colchester Water Treatment Plant which he led in in his role as Project Manager/Engineer for Stantec Consulting,” said Donna Hunter, Chief Administrative Officer. “He impressed

us with his hard work and commitment to building a strong working relationship. From there, we knew he would be a great addition to the Town of Essex team.” In the new Deputy CAO position, Chris will work closely with the CAO and be responsible for providing corporate leadership and oversight of all Town operations. The Deputy CAO will contribute to strategic decisionmaking, coordinate interdepartmental programs and projects, and fill in as CAO during absences. The newlycreated position will also assist with succession planning and building leadership capacity within

the Town. Chris will continue his work as Director, Infrastructure and Development Services. He will also continue to oversee the Planning and Development department until the appointment of a Director, Development Services. Chris is a Registered Professional Engineer in both Ontario and Michigan. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Windsor and a Master Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business. Chris’ appointment is effective November 5, 2018.

submitted to EFP photo credit Town of Essex The Town of Essex is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather MacDonald to the position of Assistant Manager, Finance. Heather has over 20 years of work experience in the field of Municipal Accounting and Finance. She most recently held the position of Senior Accounting Clerk for the Municipality of Leamington. Before that, Heather held accounting-related positions in the Municipality of Lakeshore and the Town of Kingsville. Heather is a graduate of the University of Windsor and holds a Bachelor of Commerce- Honours Business Administration. “Heather has a great combination of experience and education that will serve our department, and the people of the Town of Essex, well,” said Kate Giurissevich, Manager, Finance and

Business Services. “We are thrilled to add her to the team.” Heather’s appointment was effective October 29, 2018.

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by Sylene Argent Last Wednesday, some of the staff members with the Town of Essex spent their lunch hour getting into the Halloween spirit. While enjoying a spookythemed meal, some of the town’s employees dressed in Halloween costumes to participate in a fun contest. Nelson Silveira, Economic Development Officer, won for his lumberjack costume.

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Essex Council Notes... recommendations for each document. Council approved funding for this project at the February 20, 2018 meeting. Stempski Kelly Associates Inc. was retained to undertake the work necessary to complete this project, which is the firm that conducted the Essex Centre Streetscape and Silo District Plan in 2014. The report noted the consultant’s conducted a series of walking tours, site visits, stakeholder interviews, and hosted two open houses to get feedback on draft findings. Silveira noted an online survey was also conducted, which attracted 200 submissions. It took around two months to collect the feedback and work on the programs. Silveira said there are 39 recommendations in the Harrow Streetscape Plan, “We will try to get through them,” he said, noting doing so will take funding. He added the next steps to take on these two items will come to Council after discussions are held with the Harrow & Colchester South Chamber of Commerce and Town administration. Those 39 recommendations, “Address tangible streetscape infrastructure for Downtown Harrow. All treatments, products, and/or uses should reflect the ‘Farm Roots’ theme as outlined in the Style Guide section of the Streetscape Plan,” the report notes. They include but not limited to pavement and sidewalk replacement, street greening, bench replacement, increasing waste receptacles, installing bike racks, creating a banner program. Director of Finance and Business Services, Jeff Morrison, said the items could be added to the 2019 budget as that is currently being worked upon, but that could mean taking out other projects. Councillor Steve Bjorkman said a streetscape provides Council with a long-term vision for a downtown area. He was the Chairperson of the Essex Centre BIA when the Essex Centre Streetscape and Silo District Plan was drafted. There were five recommendations attached to the Harrow Community Improvement Plan Review, which includes creating an opportunity for business tenants to be eligible for aesthetic improvements which are not permanent to apply for funding, such as for street greening initiatives; amend the one-time application for each property under each applicable grant program; extract the Accessibility and Landscaping & Buffering rehabilitation grants to become their own programs; generate a dedicated marketing and promotion strategy for the Harrow CIP; and re-format the layout of the current existing CIP document to be more visually appealing, easy to use, and user friendly. The report notes the total budget for this project was $40,000. Site plan approvals for the GECDSB, R and K Robinson Holdings Essex Council received the Planning Department’s Report, “Site plan control approval, Greater Essex County District School Board, Essex public School (Ward 1)” and further adopted Bylaw 1754, regarding the site plan control application of the Greater Essex County District School Board for construction of a child care centre addition to Essex Public School. The related site plan agreement was also executed and registered. The report notes a 9400 square foot addition is proposed for Essex Public School for expanded child care facilities. Essex Council also received the Planning Department’s Report Planning report, “Site plan control approval, R and K Robinson Holdings Incorporated (Ward 3)” and approved Bylaw 1755, regarding the site plan control application for facility expansion of Robinson Transport on the west side of County Road 11, south of the 4th Concession. The related site plan agreement will be executed and registered. The report to Council notes Robinson Transport has been expanding its business operations in recent years, which has created a demand on the need for new facilities.

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Accident recovery costs Council received a report Jeffrey Morrison, Director of Corporate Services, and Chris Nepszy, Director of Infrastructure and Development, submitted, entitled “Right of Way Clean-Up: Cost Recovery.” The report provided information and background with regards to cost recovery for the clean-up of accidents on municipal roads and right of ways. The report stems from a 2017 Council request to have a discussion with two area towing companies regarding cost recovery for accident clean-up on municipal right of ways, as well as the recovery of costs from insurance companies or the driver involved in the accident in question. It was noted in the report, that all municipalities in Windsor-Essex do not provide cost recovery for accident clean-up, which is in line with most municipalities across Ontario. Speaking of the tow companies in question, it was noted collecting recovery costs from the insurance companies can be difficult, and at times, costs can go uncollected, which is ultimately the responsibility of the towing

company. “When police show up, they get paid, when the ambulance show up, they get paid, fire shows up they get paid, our tow truck companies aren’t getting paid,” Councillor Sherry Bondy said. “To me, that’s a problem, because they’re doing work on municipal roads. I understand where administration is coming from in the report when they say no other municipalities are doing this, but I’m saying, what are the other solutions?” Bondy went on the suggest the ideas of lobbying the province on the tow company’s behalf as a potential step council could explore at some point in the future. The report finished by noting if the Town were to provide cost recovery for the clean-up of accidents on municipal right of ways, the financial liability of collecting the outstanding claims would shift from a private towing business to the responsibility of the municipality. NoM to be presented November 19 Councillor Randy Voakes would like the Town of Essex to create a policy for accident cost recovery for local towing companies, to include towing, and cleaning up. And that this policy is developed and presented within this Term of Council.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Town of Tecumseh has extended the submission deadline for the following Awards: Dr. Henri Breault Community Excellence Award Donald “Donny” Massender Memorial Volunteer Award Senior of the Year Award Nominees for these Awards must be a resident of the Town of Tecumseh, or must have lived in the Town. No person shall receive an Award posthumously. Nominations must be submitted on the prescribed form, together with supporting materials, by email to or delivered to the Town Hall no later than Friday, November 30, 2018. Nominate someone who is deserving today! To obtain the Nomination Forms, or to learn more about the nomination and selection process for these Awards, visit the Town’s website or contact Ext 143 or 116.

REMEMBRANCE DAY HOURS OFFICE HOURS: To observe Remembrance Day, the Tecumseh Town Hall and Arena offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018. The regular office hours of the Tecumseh Town Hall are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. PARKS & RECREATION: The Tecumseh Arena will be open for regularly scheduled rentals and programs. YARD WASTE COLLECTION: Residential collection services will be unchanged for the week of November 10. All collections will follow regular schedules. Please refer to your 2018 Waste Collection Calendar for more information.

COUNCIL MEETINGS Tecumseh Council meets regularly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm Council will next meet on Tuesday, November 13 and 27.

CALL FOR 2019 COMMITTEE AND BOARD APPLICATIONS Interested in volunteering and getting involved in the community? There is still time to apply! Applications are being received from residents interested in serving on the following Committees: • Committee of Adjustment • Council Compensation Review • Cultural & Arts Advisory • Dog Pound • Heritage • Property Standards • Senior Advisory • Tecumseh Accessible Advisory • Youth Advisory Applications are also being received for appointments to the: • Business Improvement Area Board of Management • Police Services Board • Essex Power Board • Essex County Library Board Application forms and additional information about these Committees and Boards are available on the Town’s website or by contacting 519-735-2184 Ext 143 or 116. Completed applications, will be received either in person, mail or email, no later than Friday, November 30, 2018. Information on this and all Town of Tecumseh news and events is available at,, Twitter (@TownofTecumseh), and Facebook (Town of Tecumseh).

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Hawks lend a hand at Society Shoppe

The grade seven students at Holy Name Catholic Elementary School volunteered to help carry out various duties at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Shoppe on Monday as part of the Hawks Helping Others program.

by Sylene Argent Holy Name Catholic Elementary School Principal, Brian

Marenchin, has challenged the students at the local elementary school to be community-minded and

support special causes through the Hawks Helping Others program. As part of this

challenge, every class is giving back to the community in some way this school year. On Monday, Mrs. Barb Gaspard’s grade seven students got into the community service spirit by helping staff at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Shoppe to sort through Christmas items, hang and price items for sale, and clean. “We are here to teach the kids about social justice and to help others,” Gaspard said. The Hawks Helping Others program, Gaspard added, ties into the religion classes taught at the school. Last year, her class collected eye glasses for Haiti. She taught those students, and continues to use the collection as an example for present

students, that they are lucky to have been born in Canada where they are collecting items to be used in other countries, and are not the ones in need of the donation. Helping out at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Shoppe allowed the students to start getting into the spirit of Christmas, and with that, the spirit of giving.

A bonus of having the students help out at the Society Shoppe on Monday is that they are now trained to carry out certain tasks, which will come in handy when they are in need of earning 40 hours of community service when they move onto high school. Those skills could also possibly earn them a part time job in the future, Gaspard said.

Voice Of Inspiration “People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also....but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop.” ~ Steve Maraboli

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submitted to EFP The Essex-Kent Junior Farmers are gearing up to host “Sing Swing” on November 17. The annual, provincial event will be held at St. Mary’s Hall in Blenheim. This is a cultural, competitive event consisting of categories such as dancing, singing, instrumental, lip sync, gong show, spelling bee, impromptu speaking, euchre, baking, arts and crafts, quilting and much more. It is hoped that the many Junior Farmer clubs, across the province, will participate in the event that also includes a banquet and dance where the event winners will be announced. The club look forward to a weekend full of

competition, fellowship, and fun! If you would like more information on the event, contact Brian Sterling at 519-917-1798.

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Gosfield North raises $6900 for Terry Fox Foundation

Gosfield North Public School teachers, dressed as characters from the film, “The Incredibles,” pose with the cheque for the Terry Fox Foundation.

by Adam Gault Students and staff members at Gosfield North Public School had much to be proud of at their October end-of-themonth school assembly, which took place on Halloween morning. The school presented a cheque for $6900.00 to the Terry Fox Foundation, and the girls’ and boys’ soccer

teams celebrated their pennant and district wins, respectively. As part of the school’s fundraising efforts for the Terry Fox Foundation, the teachers had challenged the students, noting if their fundraising efforts were great enough, several of the teachers would allow themselves to be taped to the gymnasium wall.

True to their word, different students

came forward prior to the beginning of the assembly, taking their turn in applying the duct tape to the lucky, or unlucky, faculty member chosen for the deed. “[The students] had come up with the plan, and asked permission if they could go forward with it,” Gosfield North Public School’s Principal, Helen Dean, explained. That idea was first brought forward by the grade 7 and 8 leadership students, who in addition to providing important examples of leadership to the younger students, are also tasked with directing and planning the monthly assemblies. “They arrange what we’re going to do in our assemblies, they do the

planning activities for that,” Dean said. “Any type of fundraiser or school-wide event that we have, they would go into different classes and talk to the kids about that.” Dean added that it is incredibly important to give students the opportunity to engage in these type of leadership roles during their formative years, as it sets them up to continue to develop these skills while they progress in life and their scholastic careers. “With the guidance and structure of having the adults there to ensure things are going well, it helps them to build that self-esteem and confidence to go forward with those characteristics

as they move on in life and be able to do these things independently.” Although the assembly itself was a light, fun way to celebrate Halloween, Principal Dean said she hoped the students will remember the more serious, but nevertheless positive message of determination Terry Fox exemplified nearly 40 years ago. “[It is] that message of hope, and that message of never giving up,” Dean explained. “We have cancer survivors in our school, both among our staff and our students. So, it hits very close to home as I think it does in any community, but definitely within our school building.”

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A duty nobly done - HEIRS hears history of Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment

Lt.-Col. Hardy Wheeler was the featured guest at the Harrow Community Centre last Thursday evening. The retired officer, formerly of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment detailed the history of the prestigious unit to a small crowd of local history buffs.

by Kyle Reid In an effort to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice, the Essex Municipal Heritage Society, in partnership with the Harrow Early Immigrant Research Society (HEIRS), hosted a public meeting at the Harrow Community Centre recently. Retired Lt.-Col. Hardy Wheeler provided a briefing of the history of the prestigious Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment. Wheeler, a former Commanding Officer of the regiment, spoke to the notable achievements of

the historical unit, dating from the 1830s to the present day. With a history dating back as far as 1749, the Essex and Kent Scottish was one of the first militia organizations in Ontario, and the first to engage in combat outside of Canada. Wheeler, who worked as an editor for the detailed history of the regiment, titled “Duty Nobly Done,” outlined the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment’s contributions to major wars and conflicts, including the Patriot War of 1838, World War I, and World War II, as well as more recent regimental deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and

Syria. “[It’s] about remembering and acknowledging the service and soldiers in the Canadian [Armed Forces],” Wheeler said when asked why it was important to document and speak to the achievements of the historical regiment. Wheeler, who has been documenting and speaking about the history of the Essex and Kent Scottish for some 25 years, said his presentation offers residents and local history buffs an opportunity to appreciate the important role the regiment has played in conflicts around the world, including up to the present day.

“There’s 51 members of the Essex and Kent Scottish, who are all part-time soldiers, who volunteered for a year, of which [for] six months they go overseas,” Wheeler said. “They’ve done that for 40 some-odd years.” For Wheeler, that includes celebrating the connection to the local community where the regiment was first formed. “It’s in the blood I guess, when you’re a soldier; you want to get the experiences of doing something worthwhile,” Wheeler said. “It’s service to the community and service is my thing.”

John Woodbridge plays ‘Highland Laddie,’ the traditional march past for the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment before Lt.-Col. Hardy Wheeler’s presentation on the regiment’s history.

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Bicentennial Museum recognizes Remembrance Day by Sylene Argent The Maidstone Bicentennial Museum is currently highlighting a few special displays to recognize Remembrance Day and the centennial anniversary of WWI’s Armistice. In a show of respect to veterans and fallen soldiers leading up to Remembrance Day, the Maidstone Bicentennial Museum is open with special hours this week: Monday, November 5 to Saturday, November 10, from 10-4 p.m., to allow visitors to mull over WWI and WWII displays that feature a local connection to history. “As the old saying



goes, history repeats itself and this is a good way to ensure that doesn’t happen again,” Museum Curator, Victoria Beaulieu said, referring to WWI and WWII. “It is a nice way to pay tribute to local servicemen.” Beaulieu said the Museum is fortunate to have a rather unique collection of items that once belonged to WWI Navel Petty Officer, Arthur Plant, including his uniform, trunk, blanket, and even his winter undershirt. Beaulieu said Plant was from Maidstone. His family’s farm was located on County Road 46, which makes the display

exceptionally special for the local Museum. When researching Plant, Beaulieu realized he served on the HMS Victory, which was Lord Nelson’s tall ship during the Napoleonic Wars. The ship was still in commission and used as a training vessel in the early 1900s. After WWI ended, Plant returned to the area, furthered his education, and practiced law in Essex, Beaulieu said. A portion of the donations collected at the Museum this week will be put aside to purchase a replica HMS Victory ship, which Beaulieu said will add to the collection

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Maidstone Bicentennial Museum Curator Victoria Beaulieu shows off some of the WWI and WWII items on display,, in recognition of Remembrance Day.

and act as an educational tool for the youth who learn about local history at the Museum. Plant’s son, Edwin, served in WWII. His uniform is also on display at the Museum. The Maidstone Bicentennial Museum is also displaying some of the documents, a duffle bag, shoeshine kit, and pocket watch of WWI serviceman Albert

Baillargeon, who was also of Maidstone. A lighter, which was created through trench art, is also being featured at the Museum. Beaulieu explained someone created it out of a bullet. Visitors will also be able to view a few WWII German helmets and a temporary German grave marker, which was used twice. In addition, pictures WWII Spitfire Pilot Jerry Billing took in Malta are on display. Another feature highlighted includes love letters and

poems sent between Mr. and Mrs. Lanoue of Belle River, before they were married, during WWII. “What we have is rather impressive, Beaulieu said. “The stories behind [the items] are rather unique.” After Remembrance Day, the members involved with the Junior Historical Club will collect mittens for those in the area in need. Donations will be gladly accepted.

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The 24th annual Jingle Bell Run, Walk, and Wheel

by Kyle Reid For 24 years, members of the community have been running, walking, and wheeling in support of Community Living Essex County. On Sunday, runners once again took to the streets of Essex, near Ken Knapp Ford, to support individuals living with intellectual disabilities in Essex County.

The annual Jingle Bell Run, Walk, and Wheel has become a main fundraiser for Community Living Essex County for nearly a quarter of a century, and this year was no different as 375 people came out for the event, nearly doubling the total number of participants from last year’s run, walk and, wheel. The large turnout

delighted Community Living Essex County’s Manager of Community Relations and Resource Development, Tony DeSantis, who said that while the organization encourages pre-registration for the event, he was thrilled 100 people registered the day of the event. Participants signed up to participate in either a 10km run, or the 5km, or a 2km walk, run, or wheel. Smiles were plenty and spirits were high for all participants who enjoyed a morning of activity in the crisp fall air. Some runners showed a little holiday spirit, celebrating the season a little early with some Christmas-

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themed costumes; a tradition DeSantis said the organization encourages to add a little bit of festive fun to the event. Medals were presented to all participants who were also encouraged to collect pledges for a chance to win raffle prizes. DeSantis said it is too early to tell how much this year’s event raised. Over the past 24 years, however, it has raised thousands of dollars in support of over 650 people with an intellectual disability, and their families, throughout Essex County. DeSantis thanked the many supporters and sponsors who continue to lend a helping hand to the organization and make the annual event a success. Community Living Essex County partners with Walkers and Runners Around the County of Essex (WRACE) to host the event, and gets

assistance from a number of community organizations and businesses to pull off the fun run. “Our organization is

extremely appreciative of those folks who help out and continue to help out,” DeSantis said.

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Process of creating painting of Tecumseh shared at Maidstone Bicentennial Museum

At a special event hosted at the Maidstone Bicentennial Museum on Thursday, October 28,Tom Rindlisbacher and his mother, Eleanor Rindlisbacher, displayed the art piece they created, which depicts Chief Tecumseh. They conducted a lot of research to create the piece.

by Sylene Argent On October 28th, at the Maidstone Bicentennial Museum,

Tom Rindlisbacher and his mother, Eleanor, were invited to speak about how they created a painting

of Chief Tecumseh in recognition of the 250th anniversary of his death. The influential historical

figure, who was popular for his way with words and uniting Indigenous communities, was killed during the Battle of the Thames, near Moraviantown on October 5 in 1813. Rindlisbacher said the idea of creating the painting began from a conversation he held with his mother, Eleanor, who has been painting since she was 11, beginning with art lessons that earned her a job painting doll faces at a factory when she was 14. While Eleanor was painting historical figures on rocks, Rindlisbacher asked her to paint Tecumseh. Eleanor agreed, but wanted an accurate sketch to help guide her. The two discovered 16

sketches of the Chief, but learned only one, created by French Fur Trader, Pierre Le Dru, was done while Tecumseh was alive. And, that sketch was done in secret as Tecumseh would not allow anyone to draw him, Rindlisbacher said. It is now housed in the National Archives in Ottawa. A description of Captain Glegg, a British Officer, was also used to help aid the project. Because of all of these factors, there was a lot of variation in the sketches

of Tecumseh they found. With research, using technology, and speaking with a descendant of the Chief and a historical author, Rindlisbacher blended the most original image and added Shawnee features. The process took him 10 months. Eleanor then painting the results, which took her around two weeks. So far, the duo said they have received good feedback about the painting they created of Tecumseh.

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by Sylene Argent Local powerhouse, Luke Tremblay, lifted his way back onto the provincial podium on October 28, after earning an overall gold medal, at the Ontario Junior Provincial Powerlifting Championships, which was held at Seneca College he competed in the 105kg category for his age division. The 22-year-old took home an overall gold, after lifting 672 lbs. in the squat class, 672 lbs. in the deadlift, and 442 lbs. in the bench press, which he


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said was good enough to set a provincial record. “I am happy about that one,” a humble Tremblay said of his record-breaking lift. T r e m b l a y ’ s overall achievement at the Ontario Junior Provincial Powerlifting Championships qualified him to compete at the National competition, which will take place in Ottawa during the first week of March of 2019. If Tremblay wins at the Nationals, he will qualify to compete in the international competition.

Voice Of Inspiration “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ~ Vince Lombardi

Earlier this year, Tremblay won the overall bronze medal at the IPF World Powerlifting Championships. “I feel pretty good [about the Provincial results] because I hit some pretty good numbers. It is a good momentum builder for Nationals,” he said. “I just love [powerlifting],” he added as to why he continues on in the sport. “I love competing and challenging myself. It is you versus you in the gym. I like putting in the hard work and effort and getting the result. It feels good.” Tremblay maintains a rigorous training schedule, working out six or seven days a week, in addition to working full time.

Photo submitted: 22-year old powerhouse, Luke Tremblay, won an overall gold at the recent Ontario Junior Provincial Powerlifting Championships, which was held at Seneca College.


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Notice of Public Meeting to Consider an Amendment to Zoning By-Law 1037

Location Change Please be advised, the location of the Statutory Meeting of Town of Essex Council, scheduled for Monday, November 19, 2018 has been changed to the Essex Civic Centre, Council Chambers located at 360 Fairview Avenue West, Essex Centre. The meeting begins at 5:00pm. The meeting is to consider a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990. Amendments to Zoning Bylaw 1037 will be considered for lands comprising 230 Jackson Street, located on the east side of Jackson Street, north of Sullivan Street. You are invited to attend this meeting and to express any interest you may have in the requested Zoning Amendment. This matter is also scheduled for formal decision by Council at its Regular Meeting on Monday, December 17th, 2018 starting at 6 pm. Additional information relating to this matter Zoning By-Law Amendment is available for review at the Essex Municipal Office during regular office hours. Dated at the Town of Essex on October 29, 2018 Jeff Watson, Policy Planner 33 Talbot Street South Essex, ON Tel: 519-776-7336 Extension 1116 Email:

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Bernard Meloche November 13, 2017 There are times when we question why you have to be gone. We know that we will never get the answer, but it doesn’t stop us from wondering. We wish you were here. ~ Love always ~ Your wife, sons, daughters in-law, and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren _________________________________________________________



GALIPEAU, Charles “Chuck” - Passed peacefully surrounded by family after a brief illness on Friday, November 2, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Pamela (nee Morand) (2013). Proud and loving Dad of Laura and Glen Mills, and Layne and Ken Hoskins. Adored Papa of Danielle Bonnevie (Brent), Jordyn, Madison (Evan Carr), and Natalie Mills, Braydon, Mackenna (Craig Crosby), and Austin Hoskins. Great Papa of Brock and Blake Bonnevie. Dearest brother of Robert Zolotcov (Helen Toner) and the late Doug Galipeau. Brother-in-law of Ron and Terry Morand. Chuck will also be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and his dog Rocky. Chuck had a love of music and a passion for entertaining, earning him an induction into the Windsor Music Hall of Fame. He was especially known for his impersonation of Elvis, Zelda, and Buford. He will be sadly missed by Charlene Wilkinson, his music partner of 26 years, as well as the Wilkinson/Burma families and his very large circle of friends. Throughout his music career of 56 years, Chuck was instrumental in various individual and community fundraising efforts, especially the McGregor Music Festival in which over 10 years has raised over $250,000 for the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. Chuck retired from Windsor Regional Hospital after 27 years of service. Visiting was held at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Monday, Tuesday, and on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot Street South, Essex, until Mass of The Resurrection. Fr. Dave Boutette officiated. Cremation has followed. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at



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Goodfellows prepare for annual Newspaper campaign Members of the Essex Region Goodfellows and Essex Fire & Rescue are looking forward to raise funds to support local families and individuals in need this holiday season. On Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, area Goodfellows and firefighters will trade campaign newspapers for donations in Essex, Harrow, and McGregor Centres, and at Cozy Corners.

It is hoped this year’s efforts will at least equal last year’s total, which raised around $43,000 through the Goodfellows Newspaper campaign. The funds are divided between the Essex Area Food Bank, the Essex Salvation Army, and the Harrow and McGregor chapters of the St. Vincent de Paul.

Holy Name K of C Chili Cook Off raises funds for Camp Vincent by Sylene Argent On Friday, the Knights of Columbus Council of Holy Name of Jesus Church added a little heat to the damp fall weather experienced here in Essex Centre recently, as its members hosted a Chili Cook Off in the parish hall. Around ten dishes were submitted into the event, including a chili the Squires club at the church made after researching recipes. Holy Name Council Deputy Grand Knight Peter Youngson noted the event organizers were prepared to recognize three of the dishes submitted into the friendly competition, including the best over all chili, the people’s choice, and the best heat flavour, and the winners of each category were able to brag about their accomplishment.

Members of the Knights of Columbus Council, parishioners at the church, and members of the community, were welcome to enjoy the savoury dishes entered into the Chili Cook Off, or submit their own creation. Youngson is hoping it will become a fall tradition in town. The Knights of Columbus have hosted similar events in the past, but, to date, it has been hosted every few years. Funds raised through Friday evening’s Chili Cook Off will be forwarded to Camp Vincent in Bothwell to help cover the cost of repairs. A fire burned down the counsellor cabin in the spring, Youngson said. He added that parishioners of Holy Name have attended the camp in the past.

Holy Name Knights of Columbus Council Deputy Grand Knight, Peter Youngson, and Squire member, Connor, Sunderland prepare to add a dish to the chili cook off tastetest table.




STIERS, Sandy (nee Shepley) - It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Sandy on November 3, 2018 at the age of 69. Predeceased by her parents Doug and Ada Shepley. Beloved wife of Richard with whom she celebrated 48 years of marriage. Cherished mother of Chris Stiers (Lauri Brackenbury), Nikki (Mike) Bellmore. Treasured grandmother of Samantha (Dillon), Reese, Brynn. Great grandmother of Carter and Skyler. Sister of Gail (Dan) Sinnaeve and the late Carson Shepley (late Jean). Sister-in-law of Gary (Maureen) Stiers. Sandy was retired and enjoyed life with her grandchildren, her family and friends. Sandy is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex on Wednesday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. On Thursday, friends are invited to gather after 9:30 a.m. at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish (146 Talbot St. S, Essex) followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30a.m. Interment to follow at Country Meadows Cemetery. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation. You may send your condolences online at _____________________________________________________

CHOPE, Ronald David - Entered peacefully into eternal rest on November 2, 2018 at 80 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Maureen (nee Collins-2008). Dear father of Joseph and wife Sarah Chope of LaSalle, Robert Chope of Michigan, the late Michael Chope (2010) and the late Tom Chope (2008). Treasured grandfather of Maximus, Phoenix, Ryder, Rebecca and Connor Chope. Brother of Ben, Ed, Leona, and the late Dennis Chope. The funeral mass was celebrated at the St. Mary’s Parish in Maidstone. Cremation followed. Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex entrusted with the arrangements. You may send your condolences online at

What’s Going On... NOV. 10 - VENDORS MARKET  St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 92 St. Paul Street (Behind Essex Appliance)10am-2pm. Call: 519-980-4942 for more details. NOV. 10 - 100 YEARS WORTH REMEMBERING  at the CTMHV from 10am - 12pm to celebrate the end of WWI with the Southterrain Impressions Exhibit. Free event. NOV. 11 - ST. JOHN’S WOODSLEE CWL BAZAAR  From 11am - 3pm in the Parish Hall, Woodslee. NOV. 17 - CHRISTMAS BAZAAR at Bethel Maidstone United. More details to follow. NOV. 17 - BICENTENNIAL BRANCH UELAC GENERAL MEETING  at 1pm at the Church of the Epiphany, 96 Main St. W., Kingsville. Speaker: Elaine Cougler. NOV. 17 & 18 - CHRISTMAS BAZAAR  at the Essex County Steam & Gas Engine Museum. 11081 11th Conc. McGregor, from 10am - 3pm. SUN COUNTY LYME AWARENESS SUPPORT GROUP offers monthly support for Lyme disease patients, family, and friends. If you are looking for information or connection, come join the discussion, learn, and share. Held the last Wednesday of every month. For more information, like us on Facebook. COPING WITH ANGER GROUP - Wednesdays at Erie Shores Healthcare. For more information, contact Community Partnership at 226-348-4548 or email info@

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On Tuesday, November 13th, SA Connections will have Norm Droulliard as a guest, focusing on Remembrance Day. Join us between 10a.m. - 1p.m. for this free community program that is open to men and women, and includes lunch. Every Tuesday, from 10a.m. - 1p.m., we invite men and women of all ages to attend SA Connections, a free community program that includes lunch, many activities, and a good time of fellowship. At 1p.m., Major Shirley Roberts continues a most interesting Bible Study on the Book of Revelation. Mark Friday, November 23rd on the calendar, as it is the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in front of the Town Hall. This event is organized by the Salvation Army and includes Christmas music,chili, hot dogs, and hot chocolate to enjoy with your family as we kick off the Christmas Season. It is good to meet together for worship every Sunday, so we invite you to join us at 10:30a.m. as Major Sam Roberts leads us in a meaningful and inspiring service. Stay afterwards for a brief time of refreshments and meet our church family.

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Thank you to everyone who came out to support our most recent pasta dinner and to all the people behind the scenes who make it happen! Our next market takes place on Saturday, November 10th from 10am 2pm and is fully booked. Remembrance Day: 10am ecumenical service at Essex United, followed by a Cenotaph service, led by the Legion at 11am in Essex. There is a 1pm service of remembrance in the graveyard outside of Trinity Anglican Church, Cottam. Communion Service at Iler Lodge is on Thursday, November 15 at 10:30 am. Thank you bank donations for the month of November will be given to “Veteran’s Without Homes.” It is an organization that provides support for the surviving family members of veterans. Please visit our website at www. or our Facebook page at You can also reach us at 519-776-7711 or by email at

Woodslee United Church submitted by Sue Holman

SETTING OF THE SUN WE WILL REMEMBER THEM - Come and join us this Remembrance Day at 11:15 am. Rev. Colin Swan will lead the Remembrance Day Service. George Sutherland and Jean

Matalik will greet you at the door. Lunch will be served after the service by Angie Hasson, Kelly Sauve, and Mac and Cheryl Affleck. BELLS OF PEACE: The Bells at the church will toll a 100 times at 5:14 pm.To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Bells from the East Coast to the West Coast will be rung at sun set. Thank you to all who came out to make our Bazaar a big success. Also, thank you to our workers; without your hard work we could never make it a success. The Gifts with Vision Catalogues are now available. Coffee and Conversation: Thursdays at 10 am. Everyone is welcome.

Essex Community Services COATS FOR KIDS – Essex Community Services is once again holding the Annual Coats for Kids Distribution Week. The location is 35 Victoria Ave, Unit 7, Essex. The dates & times are: Saturday, November 10, from 9am - 2pm, Monday, November 12 to Thursday, November 15 from 8:30am - 4pm, and Friday, November 16th from 8:30am - 1pm. There are adult coats available, as well as hats, mitts and scarves. For more information, please call 519-776-4231.

Bethel-Maidstone United Please join us Sunday mornings at 10am for worship, coffee hour to follow! Our church and hall are both wheelchair accessible. Preschool Play Time has started and will continue every Thursday from 9:30am - 12noon. Caregivers & kids 0-4 are invited to drop in. Ian Phillips will be our Guest Speaker on Sunday, November 11th for a very special Remembrance Day Service. We will hold another craft workshop on Monday, November 12th at the Farough’s beginning at 9:15am in preparation for the Craft Bazaar. We will paint, construct, decorate, etc. Lunch will be provided. The UCW Christmas Bazaar is on Saturday, November 17th. More details coming soon! We are looking for the following: Christmas fabric, wire edged ribbon, wood picture frames, small Christmas balls/baubles and red and green buttons. After November 11th, we are accepting donations. Please see Georgeann for more details. We will host a free breakfast before the service on Sunday, November 18th. Breakfast will be served in George Simpkins Hall from 8:00 am - 9:30 am. There is an official board meeting after the service on Sunday, November 25th. You can find us on the web at www. Our email address

Pastor Claude spoke on, “Rebuilding Your City.” Wherever God places you there’s an opportunity because the fields are ripe. Healing Rooms at ACM are open on Saturdays from 9am-12pm; a caring place of prayer, healing, and restoration. Youth and Young Adults Encounter Night is on Friday, November 16th at 7pm. Prayer Night is on November 13th. Awaken Youth Talk Show is on Friday, November 23rd. Meet & Greet with our pastors, November 25th following the service. (for those who have been attending Antioch for less than a year) For more information, visit our website at Be Blessed!

Essex United Church For the month of November, food donations are for the Essex Food Bank. Remembrance Day Sunday, November 11, 10am service with the Royal Canadian Legion. Please note change of time. All are welcome. BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS, and MORE BOOKS - Book Sale, Saturday, November 17, 9am – 12pm The ESSEX DISTRICT CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW 2018 is on Sat., Dec.1: 10am - 4pm and Sun., Dec. 2: 11:30am -4pm.

Essex Christian Reformed Church We would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend our Sunday morning worship service beginning at 10:00am with Pastor Derek Bouma from Strathroy, ON. Nursery supervision and Sunday school are provided. Join us afterward for a cup of tea or coffee. GEMS and Cadets meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00pm. This is a great club for girls and boys from Grade 1 - 8. We participate in bible studies, crafts, and games. All are welcome to attend. Visit us online for service times and directions, or just to listen to a sermon or two.

Maidstone Cross submitted by Wendy Cunningham

The book of remembrance is at the back of the church for the month of November. You are invited to sign the names of your deceased loved ones in and it will be prayed for all the Masses. Remembrance Day service takes place on Sunday, November 11th at 10:30 a.m. at the Cenotaph in Essex. All are welcome. The next Pasta Night is on Tuesday, December 4th from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets at the door. Proceeds to the Essex Area Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who donated canned goods in October to the Essex Area Food Bank. The Goodfellows will be out selling their newspapers on November 16 & 17. Support this great cause. Our sympathies and prayers go to the Chope family on the passing of Ron. Please keep in your prayers and all the people who are sick, shut-in and in Hospice. Thank a Vet! Lest we forget.

Trinity Church Keep in your prayers Christina, Dan, Percy, Cam, Sandy, Tyler, Dorrie, Jane, Gene, Kathy, and Liz. The Sanctuary Lamp burns to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Fran & Elmer Snively given by Larry & Brenda Layson & family and in memory of Ray Twiname Jr., given by Jack & Sue Beaule and family. Remember the Remembrance Day service at 1PM., in the graveyard outside the Church. Thank You Bank donations this month will go to the Essex Food Bank. The Trinity Pie Ladies are taking orders for the December 8 pick up date. To order your meat or cherry pies in time for the Holidays, leave a message at the Church office: 519-776-7711 or you can leave a message for Brenda Layson at: 519-839-5184.

Join us Sundays at 9:15 in “The Little White Church” in the cemetery in Cottam. All are welcome!

Holy Name of Jesus Church submitted by Therese Lecuyer

Quest - Grades 3 to 5 meet on November 14 from 6:30 - 7:45pm. On November 11, the Essex Legion will hold a silent vigil prior to the Cenotaph ceremonies. If you are interested in spending 1/2-1 hour, please call the Legion at 776-8247. Christmas Pot Luck dinner & Bingo is on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 6pm in the parish hall. Bring your favourite dish to share. Euchre will be played on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7pm. With a small admission and proceeds to St. Vincent de Paul. Fish Fry is on November 23, from 4:30 - 7pm. Proceeds to Essex Firefighters Association. Deceased Members Memorial Mass

is on Sunday, November 18 at 8:30am with breakfast after mass. It is free and all are welcome to join. God bless you all and have a great week!

Woodslee Friendship Club Card player winners for the week of October 29th - November 2nd: Monday Euchre: Veronica Granger, Dave McMurren, Mary Demars, George Dieesbourg, Mary Marg Chevalier, and Gloria Seguin. Wednesday Pepper: Joan Broeders, Janette Pillon, Dave McMurren, Theresa Rivait, George Diesbourg, and Jeannette Chevalier. Friday night Euchre: George Diesbourg, Bob McGuire, Bernice Price, Ray Brooker, and Joan Broeders. For Club information, call Claire at: 519-7234684.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to long standing member of our group, Art and his family. Play resumes next Thursday, 9:30 am, at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens. Continued from Page 19 Essex Retirees’ Social Club Our Special Monday night Pepper winners were Roger Monchamp with high score, Floyd Cascadden came in second, Debbie Monchamp came in third, and Elaine Taylor came in fourth with a one point difference. Tuesday afternoon Pepper had Roger Monchamp with the most peppers. Donna Eyraud had high score and Floyd Cascadden had low score. Mary Lou Chibi had high score at Wednesday night Pepper. George Diesbourg had the most peppers and Lawrence Dobson had low score. Thursday night Bridge winners were Pauline Olafson and Joan Broeders. Essex County Library - McGregor BRANCH MINUTE TO WIN IT! It’s a series of 60 second challenges. You have to be quick, efficient and agile. Do you have what it takes? Find out Thursday, November 8 at 3:45 pm. Ages 5 & up. Register online or at the library. CREATE WITH AIR DRY CLAY - Part 1 & 2 - Part 1: Create your air dry creation on Saturday, November 17 from 11am - 2pm. All ages. Register online or at the library. Part 2: Drop into the branch on Saturday, November 24 between 11am and 2pm to paint your creation. Essex County Library - Essex BRANCH GOLDEN GIRLS TRIVIA NIGHT - A fun night of Golden Girls trivia & light refreshments (Mmmm...cheesecake!) Thursday, November 22 at 6:30 pm. Ages 18+. Register online or at the library. Please register your team of 2-4 members together at one time. Golden Years Golf Report On Thursday, November 1, we welcomed our newest members, Linda and Phil Humphries, who, on their first day with our group, collected 3 aces. One of newest members, David Tonk, led the ace parade with 6. Congratulations David. Mavis Rutter set the standard stroking, 15 over 9 holes, followed closely by Barry Sweet and Eva Kah with 16. 35 led the way over 18 holes by Barry Sweet, followed close behind by Bill Ward, Laurie Hylton, Mavis Rutter, and Gary Honey with 36. First place boasting rights with 241 was captured by Team 5 [Tom Dewhurst, Laurie Hylton, and Betty McManus. Second place with 242 went to team 10 [ Marie Lasi, Mavis Rutter, Bob McWilliam. A third place tie of 243 was nailed down by team Aces [Phil Humphries, Linda Humphries, Bill Ward, Lloyd Honey] and team 13 [ Bill Taylor, Tom Sasso, Bob Martin]. Our annual Christmas luncheon is scheduled to immediately follow our game on December 20th at Colasanti’s.


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At St. Stephen’s Church, on October 27th, we held our Market Place and the money raised from admission went to ACCESS to help with Housing First - stopping homelessness. On November 3rd- the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer gathering was held and we discussed the Power of Silence in Prayer. Thank you to all who helped with refreshments. Church of the Redeemer has been busy making pies and sprucing up the church and the hall. Visit us on Sunday, November 18th we will hold our Fall Bazaar and Soup for the Soul Sunday or on Wednesday, December 12th, at noon the Ministerial Advent service and/or on Friday, December 14th to hear Harmony Plus at 7:00pm, and sing some of your favourite Christmas songs.

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Jim Williams’s 1932 Ford hot rod, a blast from the past!

Jim Williams of Leamington, Ontario, has a story to tell: “In the late ‘50s or ‘60s, Richard Desjardins of Harrow, Ontario, built or bought a hot rodded 1932 Ford 5-window coupe. The roof was removed, turning the car into a ‘coupester.’ “In 1966, Richard sold it to Roger and Ann Clark, also of Harrow. Roger installed a 1960 Mercury V8 and made a home-built roof for the car, his daily driver to work in Windsor. “He painted it green with white pin-striping. He added chrome reverse rear wheels and E/T mags with motorcycle fenders up front. “It was displayed at the First Canadian Street Rod Nationals in London, Ontario, in 1972 with photos in Street Rod magazine, October 1972. “Around 1973, Roger sold the car to John Ellis of Essex, Ontario, who soon sold it to Joe Beausoleil of Leamington, who briefly drove it. When he married his wife, Elaine in 1974, the car went into storage for the next 34 years. “Before storage, Joe removed the home-made roof and it became a ‘coupester’ once again.” In 2008, Joe lost his storage and Jim Williams bought the car and brought it home in pieces. “Joe passed away in 2012. Thanks, Joe, R.I.P. my friend.” Jim installed a 1952 Merc flathead V8 with 4-inch crank and 255 cubes and a 3-speed floor shift transmission. Finned aluminum Navarro heads, Navarro intake manifold, dual carbs, and Mallory dual point distributor were also installed. Jim bought the dropped front axle from Speedway Motors in Nebraska. The rear axle is a 1957 Ford 9-inch with homemade radius rods using tie rod ends. The body has been channeled six inches and the original trunk handle is still on the car. The gas tank in the trunk is made of brass. Jim says “the goal is to maintain its originality and present it as an old school survivor, to show how cars were built in the day on a young hot rodder’s budget. “Special thanks for help from good friends, including Derrick Tassey for glass and blending and aging any paint touch-ups for patina, body work, ideas and inspiration galore, and my wife Gloria, who may love the car even more than I do!” Requesting any info and photos on first builder Richard Desjardins. I’m always looking for stories. Email billtsherk@

submitted to EFP Over the weekend, the Essex Ravens Peewee Major team participated in the 24th annual Jingle Bell Run to support Community Living Essex County. The team set a fundraising goal of $1000, but more than doubled that mark,

bringing in a total of $2100 collectively. Throughout the 5 kilometre race, the boys ran hard and supported each other to the finish line. Thank you to all the parents who came out to run and cheer our boys on. The team will rest up

from this experience to prepare for a tournament this weekend. Go Ravens!

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Newcomer, Grandbois, propels 73’s by Garrett Fodor This past week, the Essex 73’s hosted the Wallaceburg Lakers. The game was also Essex’s annual “Pink at the Rink” night, where the team played in pink jerseys to support breast cancer awareness. The Lakers, which entered winless on the year, were in for a test. The lone goal in the first two periods came from newcomer, Brock Grandbois, as he netted his first junior hockey goal, nine minutes into the game, beating Lakers’ goaltender, Travis Moore. Entering the third period up 1 to 0, Michael Vieira doubled his team’s lead. Grandbois netted his second of the night, six minutes later. Wallaceburg responded, but Jack Sanko and Riley Meyerink responded back for Essex, making the game 5 to 1. The Lakers beat Jax D’hondt with seven seconds left, but 5-2 is as close as the Wallaceburg got to catching the 73’s. The 73’s were looking to continue its winning form on Friday, as they went on the road to face the Dresden Jr. Kings. This is the same first-place Kings team that defeated Essex 3-2 in overtime a few weeks prior.

Similar to the previous meeting, the two teams were neck-and-neck throughout the first 20 minutes of play. The goalies remained unbeaten, and shots were 14-13 for Essex. It was not until midway through the first period, when newcomer Grandbois continued his torrid pace of late and placed a bullet by Jr. King’s goaltender, Brett Brochu. Eric Carter responded minutes later, beating 73’s goalie, Jax Dhondt, to tie the game at one. In the third, Grandbois’s line mate, Quinn Fazekas, forechecked the puck in the offensive zone and created a turnover. Grandbois was quick to realize and drove the net, as he roofed his second of the night. In the final minutes, Dresden received several chances to tie it up, including man-advantages and pulling the goalie with two minutes remaining. The 73’s defence, however, did not shy from the storm. Essex would hold on for a 2-1 win over Dresden. The 73’s outshot the Flags, 38-34. The win now gives Essex a share of first place in the Stobbs Division. Essex will now have a big test, when the team hosts Mooretown before travelling to Lakeshore on Friday.

Essex Atom AE Ravens swept the weekend submitted to EFP On Saturday, November 3 the Erie North Shore Storm stormed into the Highbury/Canco Arena and promptly handed the hometown team an 7-3 beating. Our Ravens never got untracked in this affair and were soundly outplayed from start to finish. Goal scorers for Essex were Caiden St. John with a pair and Ty Patterson with a goal and a helper. Hudson Diemer assisted on

two as well. Sunday, the Ravens travelled to LaSalle for the second game of the weekend. The team played one of its best contests of the year, only to get beaten on a late power-play goal by the LaSalle team. The troops worked hard in every aspect of the game. This contest should prove to the players, that they can compete at a very high level with sustained pressure and hard work. Scoring for the

Ravens in this match were Ryan Reid, Mason Dault, and Caiden St. John. The team would like to thank Local 444 Unifor for their support!

Photo by Laurie Beaten: Brock Grandbois drives the net during Tuesday’s “Pink at the Rink” game against Wallaceburg. Grandbois finished the game with 2 goals and would add 2 more Friday.





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EDHS basketball camp giving players a head start

by Kyle Reid Essex District High School (EDHS) is hosting a new basketball camp to

help young players develop a love for the game as well as new skills on the court. Held every Sunday

inside the Essex District High School’s gymnatorium, the program, which Head Coaches of the

high school’s basketball team coordinates, offers younger players a chance to improve their skills on the court. “We saw a need for youth development basketball,” EDHS basketball Coach David Harrison said. “Essex is a hockey town. It always has been. So, it’s always going to be a strong draw. But, for the kids that were looking for a change, we thought that running this camp would provide it for them.” The camp, which runs until March, gives youth from grades 3-8 an opportunity to hone their skills with EDHS coaches, as well as players from


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the high school team, who volunteer to lend a hand with the program. Helping out with the weekly program gives the older players a chance to get the 40 volunteer hours required to graduate high school, and working with the high school students gives the younger players someone to whom they can relate. “[The EDHS players] like giving back, they’re good at it, and they relate to kids,” Harrison said. “I think it’s good for everybody. The kids like seeing them out there, and they don’t want to always hear from an adult.” Of course, the advantages for the EDHS basketball program are apparent. By giving the players a bit of a head-

start on the court, the program helps train many of the young players who come from EDHS feeder schools. This ensures that the rookies entering the high school system will already be familiar with many of the drills and practices used by the team. “We want to add to the [elementary] foundation,” Harrison said. “Once the kids come into grade 9, ideally, if they’ve been playing a little bit extra outside of their school teams, the skills will be there.” The program runs every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for grades 3-5 and from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for grades 6-8. Players are welcomed to drop in for a session. There is a charge to participate.

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