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Fire department, friends decorate home for ten-year-old battling cancer
Brock Hasson to battling cancer for the third time By Ron Giofu
Friends and family of a local youth battling cancer – including members of the Amherstburg Fire Department – helped make his Christmas brighter. Ten-year-old Brock Hasson is once again battling Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, the third time he has battled the rare form of cancer in his young life. He was originally diagnosed in 2017 when he was seven-years-old and had surgery and chemotherapy before being pronounced cancer-free. The disease returned in 2018 and Brock underwent surgery, radiation and chemotherapy before once again being given the all clear. In October of this year, just before his tenth birthday, it was discovered the cancer had returned once again. About 30-40 people, about 15 of them being members of the fire department, gathered Saturday morning at Brock's Simcoe St. home. Brock and his mother live with his grandparents, Bill and Brenda Brundage, and Brenda said the whole thing was a surprise for Brock when he and his mom got home from a trip to Ohio for the American Thanksgiving. “All of these lovely people are decorating our house for him,” said Brenda. Many of the volunteers that came out were wearing blue shirts that read “Brock is My Hero” with the lights also being blue and white. That was not by accident, as Brenda explained that those are her grandson's favourite colours. The family recently returned to Amherstburg after living in Tecumseh and Brenda said Brock
Brock Hasson stands with a group of Amherstburg firefighters after returning home from Ohio Saturday afternoon to find his house decorated for Christmas. Brock is battling Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma once again and the firefighters helped their ten-year-old friend out with the Christmas decorations. was thrilled to be back and see his classmates from Amherstburg Public School. “He was so happy to be back in Amherstburg to see his old friends,” she said. Brenda said “he's missed a lot of school” and, unfortunately, his latest round treatments will mean
he will miss more. He is scheduled to be in London this week for four days of aggressive chemotherapy treatments before returning home. He then goes back to London for more treatments and will be monitored to see what progress is being made.
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Unifor Local 200 workers ratify three-year deal with Diageo By Ron Giofu Diageo workers represented by Unifor Local 200 have ratified a new three-year contract. Skilled trades workers ratified the contract by voting 95 per cent in favour while production workers voted 84 per cent in favour. Plant chair D.J. Lacey said workers will receive a three per cent raise in year one and two per cent raises in years two and three. Employees will also receive a $3,000 signing bonus in year one, $2,000 in the second year and another $1,000 in year three. “The biggest highlight is we were able to ratify the collective agreement before the expiration date,” he said. The old contract was due to expire at 12 a.m. Monday. “I think the main thing is everything
is being maintained,” said Lacey, calling it a “huge win” for everybody. “This facility is a major employer for Amherstburg. This solidifies our footprint in Amherstburg.” There was also new language written around overtime in the new deal. Lacey said it was “incredible” to get a new deal ratified as early as they did, and it took only two weeks to negotiate the new contract. He also praised management for working with them and being open to productive talks. RTT PHOTO BY RON GIOFU “We were able to have Kevin Matte, Troy Purdy, Mark DeLuca, D.J. Lacey, Jean-Marc Blais and Danielle conversations,” he said. “We were Goodchild stand in front of the Diageo plant Sunday afternoon, hours after able to negotiate to get a deal done.” The Amherstburg Diageo plant employees ratified a new three-year contract with their employer. The old contract was scheduled to expire 12 a.m. Dec. 2. employs 189 full-time employees and 30 students, including ten more full-time workers added just recently. happier to get a deal done instead. the first ones up to say bring it to us and The workers had voted 100 per cent “We're always hoping for new we'll get it done.” to strike if necessary, but they were products,” said Lacey. “Our members are
Councillor wants WEEDC to reconsider position on cannabis businesses By Ron Giofu A town councillor is looking for the WindsorEssex Economic Development Committee (WEEDC) reconsiders its position on issuing grants to cannabisrelated businesses. Councillor Patricia Simone said the issue came up at a recent meeting of the town’s economic development
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Firefighter Liberty Fallon strings lights along a wooden fence at the home of ten-year-old Brock Hasson. Brock is battling cancer for the third time and firefighters joined other volunteers in decorating his home for Christmas. Continued from Page 1 When confronted with his latest round of cancer, Brenda said Brock's mind was made up quickly on how he was going to handle it. “He said yes, he's going to fight it,” she said. “He's a little fighter.” Fire chief Bruce Montone said the department made Brock an honourary firefighter over a year ago and firefighters look after one another. Montone said Brock's family reached out to the Amherstburg Fire Department about a week earlier and the firefighters enthusiastically came together to help him, including bringing the 75-foot ladder truck out to string lights from a large tree. “Whenever anyone in our family needs help, we're there to help,” said Montone. Montone said they are there to assist the community and he felt “very, very warm inside” that they were able to help the young cancer patient. Dave Bart, president of the Amherstburg Firefighters Association, added the association was willing to help even more if needed. “If there are not enough lights, we'll buy some more,” he said. “This is what our staff is for in our community – to help out people who need help,” he said. Family friend Robin Ferguson helped organize efforts, noting that businesses such as Canadian Tire, Wigle Home Hardware and Tim Hortons also provided donations. She noted that Brock's uncle introduced her to her husband and that is her family connection. After chatting with Brock's mom Natalie, she said she was inspired to help. Ferguson estimated there would be “thousands of lights” in the front yard of the home. She said they wanted to bring Christmas to him in case he couldn't make it out to see Christmas lights around the town.
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Essex County council declares climate change emergency By Ron Giofu Add Essex County council to the list of elected bodies declaring climate change emergencies. The declaration was made by county council at the Nov. 20 meeting after elected officials heard from ERCA climate change specialist Claire Sanders, co-ordinator Derek Coronado from the Citizens Environment Alliance of
Southwestern Ontario and University of Windsor law students Lina Chaker and Aadil Nathani, who were representing the Windsor Law Cities and Climate Action Forum. The declaration was passed but not before members of county council had questions of their own. Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald was concerned about the wording of the declarations and was concerned her
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resolution was more about giving “100 per cent effort” towards the fight against climate change. “Each municipality's 100 per cent may be different,” said Bain. “Our key is that we work 100 per cent towards the goal of climate change.” Kingsville Deputy Mayor Gord Queen said that county council is trying to “set the tone” and work towards a common goal of combating climate change. Warden Gary McNamara questioned what the cost would be of doing nothing. “It's not unique to us here,” he said, “it's across the globe.” McNamara said it is another way to create awareness of the problem. “I believe the science. I believe we have to do our share,” the warden stated. “We have to change our mindsets.”
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Climate is an angry monster and we are poking it with a stick New U.N. Report warns earth to warm 3.2C (7F) by 2100 unless efforts to cut emissions are tripled. The Amherstburg Community Foundation hosted its third “Thought Leaders” lecture Nov. 13. A speaker series designed to help residents learn more, do more and aspire for more. The topic that evening was the climate crisis and participants included scientist Dr Gerald Kutney, University of Windsor environmental law professor Dr Patricia Galvao-Ferreira, and ERCA general manager Richard Wyma. The audience agreed that climate change was happening, mankind was causing it; and people were afraid of its consequences. Also instructive to our mayor, deputy mayor and councillor Donald McArthur, who were present, the audience supported, in theory, tax increases of $200, $300 even $400 to address climate action.
The scheduling of the lecture turned out to be timely, as two nights before, town council voted unanimously to declare a climate emergency. As moderator I made the point about the need for climate action by quoting best-selling author Naomi Klein “it’s dangerous to call an emergency and not offer any actions”. Now the mayor rightly pointed out that budgets of small towns could only afford so much. I also understand why climate action was missing from the 2020 budget debate, because the emergency was just declared. But action does need to be taken soonest as the crisis is already affecting Essex County with major flooding, more frequent heavy rainstorms, higher temperatures, and an increase in mosquito and tickborne illnesses. So we can’t afford to hide behind lower taxes and do nothing. Amherstburg needs to Invest in a safer and healthier environment. “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief someone else will save it”
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Town council authorizes nearly $45,000 in community grants By Ron Giofu
Town council has authorized nearly $45,000 in community grants as part of its 2020 budget deliberations. Of the $44,557 approved by town council, $14,157 is in-kind donations while the rest is straight cash. After debate, council ended up fulfilling the wishes of the organizations with the complete requests granted. That is up from the roughly $35,000 in community grants given out in 2019. The Amherstburg Freedom Museum will receive $8,000 while the Amherstburg Historic Sites Association, the board that operates the Park House Museum, will receive $8,500. The Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission will receive $3,500 from the town while Amherstburg Community Services will receive $5,000 to be put towards its CareLink transportation program. The Golden Age Club will receive a $2,807 in-kind donation for use of rental space at the Libro Centre while Rose City Gymnastics will receive an in-kind donation of $6,750 for use of the Libro Centre for the four-day Ontario Provincial Artistic Gymnastics in April 2020. A new request this year was from A-Team Robotics, who not only requested a $5,400 cash grant but a $4,600 in-kind
donation for use of space at the Libro Centre as the youth robotics team had to move from its previous location in the former SKD building. Councillor Michael Prue said the two museums are important to the town and pointed out they have to endure cutbacks from the province, putting some of their grants from the Ontario government in jeopardy. “I am reluctant to let the town and the people of the town suffer because of their cutbacks,” said Prue. The groups are the “heart and soul of our community,” he added, stating “I think we need to be a little more generous of spirit, if we can.” Councillor Marc Renaud added his support of the groups, believing the cutbacks ratepayers were looking for could be found in other areas. (Council would later approve a 0.56 tax increase, in principle). Town council debated whether or not to give A-Team Robotics the full amount or whether to give them either the in-kind donation or the cash, ultimately deciding on the full amount. Deputy Mayor Leo Meloche inquired about the former Nexen offices the town owns at 99 Thomas Road, wondering if that could be a potential home for A-Team Robotics. Councillor Peter Courtney said he
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Olywn Coughlin reads during the Park House Museum’s “Dickens by Candlelight” event held Nov. 22. The Park House Museum was one of the groups to receive community grant funding from the Town of Amherstburg. wants to speak to school board officials, including public board trustee Ron LeClair, about the robotics group being able to use school facilities and be supported that way. The in-kind grant to Rose City Gymnastics stirred up debate as well with Councillor Peter Courtney questioning the need to grant it as the group isn’t an Amherstburg-based operation. “I don’t want to be the black cloud but this, for me, is wants versus needs,” said Courtney. Courtney said an outside group using the Libro Centre is “nice but not fiscally responsible.” Meloche said the gymnastics competition brings in a lot of people who then could shop at businesses within the town. “I’m in favour of it because it’s an economic driver,” the deputy mayor stated.
“Of course people come to town if we give things away for free,” countered Courtney. CAO John Miceli said the event brings upwards of 500 participants plus spectators and that leads to “significant” spending within the community. Councillor Don McArthur said he presented medals last year and saw the thousands of people it brought to Amherstburg. McArthur added they are “building a buzz and putting Amherstburg on the map,” adding the gymnastics event helps “plant our flag for sports tourism.” Prue’s motion that council cap the grants at $40,000 was reconsidered minutes after it was passed with only Prue and Courtney against the reconsideration. Prue believed it sent the wrong message to go any further than $40,000.
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“Christmas with the Parks” celebrated at Park House Museum By Jonathan Martin
History buffs got to experience Victorian-era holidays . The Park House Museum held “Christmas With the Parks,” a holiday-themed demonstrative exhibit where visitors could taste freshly-prepared period baked goods and apple cider, watch costumed interpreters string festive popcorn, construct their own tinsel and watch artisanal demonstrations. Stephanie Pouget-Papak, the Park House Museum’s curator, said the exhibit is really more of a celebration. “A lot of what you see here, especially the food, would have been typical of this region,” she said. “This is really about celebrating our area’s history. The cookhouse is always a highlight for me.” In the cookhouse, a Christmas chicken roasted in a reflection oven. Ginger snaps baked in the hearth
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Edward Papak, 12, washes his hands before preparing food in the cookhouse at the Park House Museum in Amherstburg. The museum held a holiday exhibit, in which Papak helped prepare Victorian-era festive foods.
Town agrees to buy new police radios, though need to do so this year questioned By Ron Giofu After much debate that included an in-camera meeting, town council has authorized the purchase of new police radios at a cost of $600,000. Mayor Aldo DiCarlo confirmed council has agreed to purchase the radios per the agreement the town signed with the Windsor Police Service. However, not all members of council saw the need to shell out the cash for the radios this year. Councillor Michael Prue believed there was nothing new since last year’s budget deliberations and that the money being drawn from reserves to pay for the radios could be applied to other projects. Prue said there was a “terse” two-line statement in their budget documents and little else, adding he was unaware of any concerns or incidents since the 2019 budget deliberations. CAO John Miceli said the current police radios are at the end of their life span and there is no further support for them. They can’t be replaced without retrofitting them to the new technology, he added, and in speaking with representatives of the Windsor Police Service, he said there is a health
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and safety complaint that has been recorded. DiCarlo stated officers are obligated to speak up in cases where they feel there is a health and safety matter. Miceli said LaSalle is currently going through the same issue and that it could be more than $600,000 cost that had been originally projected by the former Amherstburg Police Service. Councillor Peter Courtney said an officer he knows said Amherstburg radios don’t work in Windsor and Windsor radios don’t work in Amherstburg, and later asked if it was more of a tower issue. Miceli said the officer is not a technical expert and the technical expert he spoke with said the radios are well beyond their useful life. He added it would be a health and safety issue even if the town still had Amherstburg police. “If there was a complete failure, I don’t know what the backup plan is,” said Miceli, adding if the town were ordered by the Ministry of Labour to replace the radios, the costs could be higher. “It is the exclusive responsibility of the municipality. It’s council’s decision but I strongly recommend we go forward with it.” Prue and Councillor Don McArthur wanted more information on the matter before voting, with McArthur stating some councillors have more information than others and that he need more information before voting. Town council went in-camera shortly thereafter.
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Christ Anglican Church hosts 200th anniversary service By Ron Giofu
Christ Anglican Church is nearing the end of its 200th anniversary celebrations but one of their most special events came last Sunday. The historic Ramsay St. church welcomed The Most Reverend Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, to its Dec. 1 service, which is roughly when the first service was held in 1819. She noted readings during the service were specially chosen for the 200th anniversary service. Rev. Nicholls told the congregation assembled to remember the past clergy, wardens and fellow church members that have been part of the church since 1819 and even before. “It is always a joy to look back and remember,” she said. Rev. Nicholls said while it is great to remember the past, it is also important to look forward as well. “We are grateful, but now what?” she said. “What does the future hold? How does the past help us in the future?” While noting the history and importance of the church itself, Rev. Nicholls said it is “a sign of hope” but noted it is a building as well. Even without a building, it doesn't mean people are without God. She noted a church was burned down in Whitby by an arsonist but noted the community still met elsewhere and stayed together while it was being rebuilt. “If (the building) is gone, it does not mean God has abandoned us. He is all around us,” she said. RTT PHOTO BY RON GIOFU Father Bill Strang said it was important to have Father Bill Strang (left) accepts a certificate from Rev. Nicholls come and be their celebrant, adding it The Most Reverend Linda Nicholls, Primate of the was special for the congregation as well. Anglican Church of Canada, at its Dec. 1 service. “It caps off a year of celebrations,” he said. The certificate and the presence of Rev. Nicholls There is one more service as part of the year's were in recognition of the church’s 200th events, and that will be the Christingle Service Dec. anniversary services. 15 at 5 p.m. Musical performers Tia McGraff and
Tommy Parham will return to the church, as they also performed there in January. There will also be food and fellowship as beef stew will be served after the service and all are welcome. The Christingle Service will feature a free will offering, with proceeds being donated to the charity “In Honour of the Ones We Love.” That organization helps cancer patients in Windsor-Essex County. Father Strang also noted many of the services, including the Christmas service, will be his last ones as he is retiring at the end of January. He came from Thamesford to Amherstburg in June 2001.
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The River Lights Winter Festival presented prizes to winners of the gingerbread house contest at the warming house last Friday night. Winners include Boston Bouchard (youth 6-and-under), Kendra Silva (youth 7-12), Katelyn Renaud (teen), Shannon Smith (adult) and Marg Dufour (senior). Most received gift certificates to Windsor Crossing while Smith won the grand prize, which included Via Rail tickets.
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Firehorse Leadership Organization students graduate from program
the organization , was also helping at the celebration. A night of celebration of the graduating “It is a non-profit organization which students with the Firehorse Leadership helps teach kids leadership skills Organization happened at the Kingsville through horsemanship by giving back Golf and Country Club. to the community, schools and other The Firehorse Leadership Organization organizations,” said Bechard. “It is a learn was founded by Michelle Stein in 2013 and lead program which is ten months. The partnering with Sarah Parks as well as kids start as participants and eventually being funded by the Libro Credit Union. become volunteers.” Sheena Bechard, executive assistant for Bechard said the youth manage to learn leadership skills and put them to the test. She said the horses and the volunteers are all really close. After the ten months, there is a FRIDAY ....................................... DEC 6 time to “pass the reins” on to the next generations. The KARAOKE 8 P.M. -12 A.M. volunteers work together SATURDAY ............................... DEC 7 around the ranch and Bechard said they all work 12:30 P.M. as a team to communicate AFTERNOON EUCHRE and come up with ideas. REGISTRATION $5.00 “The experience is the most important and GAME@1 PM FULL PAYOUT teaching kids social 7-11 P.M. LIVE MUSIC skills,” said Bechard. “The BACK 2 BACK organization collects items MONDAY................................... DEC 9 and donates to Value Village as well as showcasing BINGO events and advertising in the community.” JACKPOT $300 Deputy Mayor Leo KITCHEN IS OPEN 6PM Meloche spoke to the guests TUESDAY ............................... DEC 10 and students and said a few words. TWISTED TUESDAY “This evening is about 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M. recognizing you, the DARTS 7 P.M. START • POOL 7 P.M. START students,” said Meloche. “Confidence, horsemanship, By Ashley Gholampoor
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Firehorse Leadership Organization held its graduation recently. It is held in partnership with Sarah Parks Horsemanship. From left: Sarah Parks, Firehorse executive assistant Sheena Bechard and Firehorse founder Michelle Stein. leadership and friendship as I see are some of those objectives. Your journey to being a good leader starts with knowledge. This
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Villanova gets look at virtual dissection as board phasing out using animals By Ron Giofu The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board (WECDSB) is phasing out using animals in its science programs and instead using modern technology. Staff and students at St. Thomas of Villanova Secondary School were given a look at the new technology last week, with the University of Windsor providing new “faux frog” virtual dissection kits to the school and also bringing in its high-tech Anatomage so students could get a glimpse of what is offered at the university and how it uses the technology to view what is inside the human body. The Catholic board states that, through a new partnership with the University of Windsor’s Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM), it will phase out frog and fetal pig dissection over the next two years. “Animal dissection is academically unnecessary and, despite its prevalence in North American schools, it is not practiced worldwide,” said Dan Fister, executive superintendent of innovation and experiential learning. “We believe this is a more ethical, humane and engaging way to teach students science and we hope this sets an example for school boards right across Canada.” Fister added the board and the university are “bringing tomorrow into the classrooms of today.” WECDSB students will also have access to state-of-the-art training lab at the CCAAM, where they will work with Dr. Charu Chandrasekera and her research team on contemporary technology like the Anatomage Table. “Today’s animal-free technologies help students build a strong knowledge base and achieve curricular learning objectives, all while promoting scientific curiosity and a passion for the discipline,” stated Chandrasekera.
Chandrasekera hopes to expand this program across the province — and ultimately across the country — to phase out animal dissection. All eight of the board’s high schools have received faux frog dissection kits, which were donated by the CCAAM and its supporters. Each kit is designed for a class of 30 students, to work in groups of three: two different tactile frog models (Edu-Science Simulated Frog Dissection Kit and 4D Vision Frog) to be paired with Biosphera 3D Frog Anatomy Software; 3D4Medical Essential Human Anatomy 5 software; and Curiscope Virtuali-Tee augmented reality T-shirt, when paired with their human anatomy app, students can study the respiratory, digestive, and circulatory systems. Students can even track their own heart rate and see it animating live in the app. “The biggest advantage of non-animal dissection is that it allows students to continue learning about physiology and anatomy throughout an entire semester because we don’t have to dispose of actual animals after a single use,” said Gisele Jobin, the math and science curriculum consultant with the board who has been helping introduce the new kits in WECDSB schools. “Students can revisit the subject matter at any time, which increases their ability to make connections between all of the biological systems.” “I think technology is evolving and this is going to get us to learn new things,” said Grade 10 student Mya Castellucci. “You can see all the different body parts.” “We're learning to try and learn in different ways,” added Holly Wulterkens. “It's really fun.” Lorrhea Marion said it was “really interesting” to watch the virtual reality projects and that it was very detailed. “It's more hands-on,” she said. “You can see what you are doing.”
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Upgrades and renovations currently underway at Fort Malden National Historic Site Work should be completed by the spring By Ron Giofu
Work is ongoing to maintain a pair of historic buildings on the grounds of Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada. Parks Canada is informing the public that infrastructure work is now underway to the Brick Barrack and Hough House at Fort Malden National Historic Site. The Brick Barrack will undergo brick and stone repairs, masonry cleaning, window repairs, cedar shingle and rain water drainage replacement, and access ramp modifications. The Hough House will undergo stone repairs, roof, window, doors, and rain water drainage repairs. “These repairs were planned, and are part of the Government of Canada’s Federal Infrastructure Investment program. Parks Canada conducts regular inspections and maintenance at Fort Malden National Historic Site as part of its ongoing maintenance program,” said Brett Levitt, public relations and communications officer, Southwestern Ontario Field Unit Parks Canada states that, to minimize disruption to visitors, this work has been scheduled to occur after the site normally closes for the visitor season. Work is expected to be completed in spring 2020 before the busy visitor season begins. “To minimize disruption to visitors, this work was scheduled to occur when the site closed for the visitor season Oct. 13,” he said. “The site is still available for special programming and pre-registered tours, which will not be affected by the rehabilitation work that is in progress.”
Public safety is a priority for Parks Canada, officials state. They ask that all visitors of Fort Malden National RTT PHOTO BY RON GIOFU Historic Site exercise caution, and Work is ongoing at Fort Malden National Historic Site as Parks Canada is respect signage and work personnel investing $1.1 million on restoration projects at the site. The work is expected to on-site. be finished in the spring. “Visitors may notice repairs to the roof system of the barracks and the fresh paint on the museum building, General Sir Isaac Brock and Shawnee soil. By investing in treasures like Fort but the physical character of the Chief Tecumseh, the British stronghold Malden, the Government of Canada is buildings will not be altered by the on the Detroit frontier during the War protecting Canada’s rich heritage and addition of new features,” said Levitt. of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837- ensuring that Canadians to continue to Levitt said the government is 38, as well as the site of the longest connect to our history for generations investing about $1.1 million to American occupation on Canadian to come.” rehabilitate the grounds at Fort Malden, “part of the largest federal NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF AMENDMENT NO. 11 infrastructure plan in the history of TO THE OFFICIAL PLAN BY THE TOWN OF AMHERSTBURG Parks Canada.” This work is part of the largest TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Town of Amherstburg passed By-law No. 2019088 on the 25th day of November, 2019 to adopt Amendment No. 11 to Amherstburg’s infrastructure plan in the history Official Plan in accordance with Section 17 and 21 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, cP. of Parks Canada. The government 13. agency states these “investments in Parks Canada’s heritage, visitor THE PURPOSE of this amendment is to add policies to the Amherstburg Official Plan and waterway infrastructure ensure which will do the following: safe, high-quality and meaningful x• Introduce provisions to implement secondary unit policies as directed by the experiences for visitors, enabling Strong Communities through Affordable Housing Act, 2011 and Bill 108, More Canadians to discover nature and Homes, More Choice, 2019 within the context of the Amherstburg settlement connect with history all across the patterns. country.” x• Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice 2019 requires municipalities to establish For up-to-date news on infrastructure Official Plan policies and as of right Zoning By-Law provisions allowing work at Fort Malden National Historic secondary units in detached, semi-detached and row houses, as well as in Site, please call 519-736-5416 or ancillary structures. email firstname.lastname@example.org. •x Provide framework to permit secondary units in detached, semidetached and “Our national historic sites reflect rowhouse dwellings and in ancillary structures related to these uses in the rich and varied heritage of our accordance with the Planning Act. nation and provide an opportunity •x Encourage new development to plan for the potential secondary dwelling units. for Canadians to learn more about •x Ensure that the secondary unit is subordinate to the main permitted residential our diverse history. The structures use. that make up Fort Malden National •x Require all secondary dwelling units to meet the requirements of the Ontario Historic Site play an important role Building Code. in connecting visitors to our country’s •x Provide policy direction to the amending zoning by-law regarding second dwelling unit size; exterior alterations; parking; access; and accessory structures. military history,” he said. “Fort Malden National Historic Site is the location A Zoning By-law Amendment, 2019-084, was passed on Monday November 25th, 2019 of a historic meeting between Major to introduce regulations pertaining to the establishment of Secondary Dwelling Units
Sexual assault charges filed against adult involving a young victim The Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment have charged a 24-year-old Amherstburg man with sexual related offenses. Patrol officers with the Windsor Police Service - Amherstburg Detachment responded to a call for service involving sex-related offences Nov. 21. According to police, investigation revealed that a female victim under the age of sixteen years allegedly had been in communication with an adult male suspect via social media. Investigators determined that over a course of several months the pair met in-person, during which a number of offences allegedly were committed. The involved suspect was identified. On Nov. 30, he was arrested without incident. The accused is charged with telecommunication with a person under 16 years of age for the purpose of
facilitating the commission of an offence, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age, invitation to sexual touching with a person under 16 year of age and two counts of obtaining sexual services for consideration from a person under 16 years of age. Due to the fact that the suspect allegedly had been communicating with the victim via social media, investigators believe the potential exists for further victims. The Windsor Police Service would like to remind parents and caregivers to discuss with children their social media habits. Safety should always be the number one priority. Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police Service Amherstburg Detachment at 519-736-2252 ext. 343, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), or online at www. catchcrooks.com
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The Official Plan Amendment requires the approval of the County of Essex as the approval authority and it comes into effect upon the approval at the end of the public review and appeal period and approval by the Manager of Planning Services for the County of Essex. Additional information relating to this matter including a copy of the Official Plan Amendment and any related background material is available for review at the Amherstburg Planning Office at the Libro Centre, 3295 Meloche Road during normal office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on the Town’s website www.amherstburg.ca. Any person or public body is entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority that being the County of Essex, if a written request to be notified of the decision is made to the approval authority. And take notice that only individuals, corporations and public bodies will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority, being the County of Essex, pertaining to the Official Plan Amendment, if a written request to be notified of the decision is made to the approval authority. If you wish to be notified of the decision, you must make a written request to the Corporation of the County of Essex, attention Mrs. Rebecca Belanger, Manager of Planning Services, 360 Fairview Avenue West, ON, N8M 1Y6, telephone (519) 776-6441. Dated at the Town of Amherstburg this 27th day of November, 2019. Frank Garardo, MCIP RPP Manager of Planning Services Town of Amherstburg Libro Centre 3295 Meloche Road Amherstburg, ON N9V 2Y8 Telephone: (519) 736-5408 Fax No.: (519) 736-9859
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3 bedroom, 2 bath family home - newer built approx. 10 years. Beautiful backyard access with outdoor kitchen bbq. Utilities included. Snow & maintenance included. Appliances included. Call John D’Alimonte, Kim Wheeler & Jayci Wigle Sales Representatives 519-736-1766
Ideal rental investment or starter home, great location walk to waterfront, schools & parks. Freshly painted, laminate flooring, some plumbing and electrical. Fenced rear yard, covered front porch & rear sundeck. Appliances include “As is”, immediate possession. Corner gas fireplace (heat system). The seller will view offers Dec. 4th at 5pm., at sellers request no escalation clauses. Call Brady Thrasher, Debbie Nedin @ 519-736-1766
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61 HIGGINS CRES, A’BURG $369,900
Welcome to 1207 Front Rd N in Amherstburg. Spacious and location all in one, situated on just over 1/2 acre of land. Main lvl features, 3 bdrms, lrg kitchen and dim rm, liv rm and a 4pc bath. Lower lvl completely finished with a 2nd kitchen, 3 pc bath, fam rm w/natural fireplace, rec rm, laundry and plenty of storage. Grade entrance to rear yard, concrete cement patio and a 2 1/2 car detached garage. John Pento, Sales Representative 519-736-1766 or direct 519-919-8767
Welcome to 61 Higgins. Extremely well kept raised ranch in a great neighbourhood situated on a large corner lot. Professionally landscaped with plenty of trees offering a private rear yard. Large shed/workshop. Gazebo, patio and a 12’ x 14’ sundeck with built in bar seating. Open concept floor plan. Eat-in style kitchen. Recently painted throughout. Large bedrooms on the main floor and a 4 pc bathroom with corner jacuzzi tub. Fully finished lower level. Nice family room with gas fireplace. Large office/den currently used as the “Man-cave”. Plenty of storage space. Heated attached car garage. Many recent updates including furnace 2018, a/c 2017, shingles 2016. Tankless hot water tank, owned. In-ground sprinkler system. This property is available for the registration of offers however no offers will be viewed until October 15, 2019 as per the request of the sellers.
$ Truly a family home Finished on both levels at $478,900. 3 bedroom 3 bath raised ranch, ready in 60 days. 9ft. ceilings, Engineered hardwood, 4th bedroom Covered rear deck. Concrete drive included. 54 x 124 ft. lot in Kingsbridge South.
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Stunning 4 bedroom raised ranch with bonus room ready to go $494,900. 2020 sq. ft.. Huge private master bedroom with ensuite and walk in closet. Covered rear deck. Concrete drive included. Main floor laundry, 9ft. ceilings throughout. unfinished lower level. All this and 54 x 124 ft. lot.
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Neat and tidy 1.5 Storey 3 bdrm eastside home in Windsor perfect for the young family or retirees, this one owner home features eat in kit, cozy fam rm, full basemenrt, detached garage, updates incl kit flooring, carpet, roof, vinyl windows, All chattels included are “as is” condition.
Quality built home by Duri Construction ltd. Very attractive 3 bedroom 2 full bath, 1740 sq ft (approx) ranch style home in beautiful Meadowview Estates, features brick & stone exterior with stylish architectural metal siding accents & open concept design. Inviting great room with custom entertainment wall, modern electric fireplace & flush tv opening along with 9’ ceilings and 10’ tray to give an open comfortable feel. Hardwood & ceramic flooring throughout. Master bedroom features walk in closet, ensuite bath and architectural ceiling. Quality built kitchen with granite/quartz counter tops, wide patio door leading to covered raised rear concrete porch. Main floor laundry and 2 car attached garage. Full unfinished basement with 3 pc rough-in bath and the list goes on! Everything you want & more in this custom quality-built home.
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325 JASON CRT FOR LEASE $2,000 MTH
12255 WEST LAKE
Beautiful open concept 2 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse located in an exclusive area of Tecumseh. Features nice size kitchen with quartz counter tops. 2 car at r garage, 2 large bedrooms including a master bedroom approx. 18’ x 13’6”. Walk in closet, 4 piece ensuite bath, newer laminate flooring throughout. Corner gas fireplace in the living room. Patio doors to sun deck. Full unfinished basement and brand new appliances. Tenant agrees to provide a police clearance, credit check, first and last months rent. John Bondy, Sales Representative @ 519-890-1165 view photos @ www.homesbyjohnbondy.com
This incredible home will delight from its grand entrance w/ vaulted ceilings/porcelain flrs & spindled staircase to open concept liv rm w/tray ceiling/g fp & gleaming hardwood flrs. Kit features crisp white cabinetry & large island w/granite countertops & an abundance of light. 4 spacious bdrms, 6 baths (2 ens), enjoy the ambiance from the balcony of master bdrm overlooking lush landscaped yard w/lrg pond. Unique sun room w/hot tub overlooking spectacular backyard w/in-ground pool, covered patio and manicured grounds. You will not be disappointed with approx. 6000 sq ft (liv space) brick 2 storey home with top of the line finishings. It’s difficult to list all indoor/outdoor features, so schedule a tour today! Call Brady Thrasher, Debbie Nedin @ 519-736-1766
309 MCLELLAN, AMHERSTBURG $359,900
3 + 2 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Heated in-ground pool. Call John D’Alimonte, Kim Wheeler & Jayci Wigle Sales Representatives 519-736-1766
County retreat situated along the region’s wine route! Sitting on over an acre is this beautiful country home w/4 bdrms and 2 baths, a det’d dbl garage w/another ov/sized storage shed directly behind, the ultimate garden/she shed on southwest corner of yard, and a roomy bunkie or guest house. 3 outbld feat metal roofs. Main flr of home has lg kitchen w/eating area, living rm, master bdrm on main, full bath, and a unique family rm w/gas fp and raised area perfect for entertaining. 3 add’l good sized bdrms upstairs and 2 pc bath. Full bsmt partially fin’d with loads of storage space and laundry. Co-Listed with JUMP Realty-Lorne DupuisThis property is avail for reg of offers however all offers to be presented on Mon Oct 7th, time TBD, at the request of the seller, no pre-emptive offers. 24 hrs notice for showings.Please attach schedule “B” to all offers in documents tab, deposit check made payable to LBO (586).
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75 PARKSIDE DR, MCGREGOR $147,900
192 POINTE WEST $469,900
If you’re looking for a waterfront home with an incredible view then 1145 Front road is the home for you. This beautiful home sits on a large lot across from their boat dock that accompanies this property. This home features many updates including flooring, patio doors, furnace and a/c over the last 5 years. You will enjoy beautiful days outside whether its watching the freighters go by or your out back enjoying the peaceful sound of the pond. Don’t miss out on this incredible property as it won’t last long. Over sized heated garage perfect for anyone looking to use as a workshop or man cave. Give l/s a call today to set up your personal tour Please attach Schedule “B” to all offers in documents tab, deposit check made payable to LBO (586) Call Brad Bondy @ 519-736-1766
6 PARK, KINGSVILLE
Very well kept 4 bedroom, 2 full bath, 2 storey waterfront home. Open floor plan with amazing views of beautiful Lake Erie. Spacious living room and sun room overlooking the in-ground pool, sun deck & water. Formal dining area. Large detached 2 car garage with heat & hydro backing onto scenic natural area. Best of all worlds. Don’t miss out. Buyer agrees to assume Lake Erie Country Club dues of $946 annually, for the exclusive use of property across street in addition to clubhouse, park etc. Buyer acknowledges and agrees to accept the local improvement charge for sanitary sewers in the amount of $488.95 per year expiring in the year 2022. This local improvement is in addition to the taxes shown on this mls listing.
Beautifully renovated spacious modular home w/carport & fam rm addition. This open concept layout features newer kitchen cabinets w/center island & bar stools, updated drywall, trim, paint, nice 4pc bathroom, vinyl clad wndws & gas furnace (2018), also features skylight, newer laminate & ceramic tile flrs. Wood deck & fence. Room for an addition behind fam rm. Approval by landlord is required. The seller reserves the right to accept or decline any offer. John Bondy, Sales Representative @ 519-890-1165 view photos @ www.homesbyjohnbondy.com
Well maintained 2 bdrm, 2 bath home in Hidden Creek. Low maintenance liv, common fees are $140.00/month, includes water, garbage and snow removal, use of pool and clubhouse. Lrg kitchen and eating area, liv rm w/gas fireplace, forced air gas furnace and c/air. Concrete drive w/carport and fenced in backyard. This property is priced to sell and awaits your personal touches. John Pento, Sales Representative 519-736-1766 or direct 519-919-8767
164 HYDE PARK
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Great river canard sub. Location min. From park, large (corner/bend) lot, privacy fenced, rear yard access, 2 storage sheds, 3 season enclosed sun room, att. 1.5 car garage, inside entry, grade entrance, lrg foyer, wood burning fireplace in lrg entertaining family rm, 2 baths, 3 main floor generous size bedrooms, spa room w/hot tub, (windows, roof, furnace & air approx. 10 yrs) plus so much more - must see. Immed possession. Call Brady Thrasher, Debbie Nedin @ 519-736-1766
Very well maintained 3+2 bedroom, 2 full bath raised ranch home in popular Kingsbridge Subdivision. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, formal dining area, maple kitchen cabinets and patio door leading to sun deck. Hardwood and ceramic flooring, cozy family room with gas fireplace, 2 car attached garage and so much more. Situated on a spacious fenced in lot. Jason Laframboise, Broker or Mitchell Deslippe, Sales Representative 519-903-5817
Brick to roof ranch in prestigious Pointe West Golf & Country Club. This home in the last 8 years has gone through a complete main floor transformation. Open concept, 4 bedroom main floor, furnace 2019, shingles 3 years, hardwood floors, gorgeous kitchen, quartz counters, full basement, main floor laundry, 2 more bedrooms downstairs. Attached 2.5 car garage. All showings must be after 5:00p.M. Everyday due to work schedule. This ppty is avail for registration of offers however no offers will be viewed until 6pm Nov 1, 2019 as per the request of the seller. Seller has the right to accept or decline any offers.
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Neat as a pin 2 bdrm home in Windsor perfect for the young family starting out or retirees, feat eat in kit, cozy fam rm, updates incl furnace, c/air, windows throughout, concrete drive, front and rear decks, you wont be disappointed. This ppty is avail for registration of offers, however no offers will be viewed until 12pm December 7th, 2019 at LBO, as per request of the seller.Please attach schedule “B” to all offers in documents tab, deposit check made payable to LBO (586). Call Brad Bondy @ 519-736-1766
231 CRYSTAL BAY Oversized fully finished ranch semi-detached home on picturesque and prestigious bob-lo island. Approx 1450 sq ft on the main floor consisting of 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, gas fireplace, all new high end laminate and vinyl flooring installed, completely renovated kitchen with new high-end granite counter tops, freshly painted, all new light fixtures and more. Fully finished lower level with 3rd bedroom, additional bathroom and massive family room all consisting of huge 9’ ceilings. Attached garage with inside entry. Furnace and ac (2014), new roof shingles (2013). Ferry fees of $4700 per year apply. Call Ryan D’Alimonte, Sales Representative 736-1766
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474 SIMCOE $349,900
Truly one of a kind 2 storey home resting in he beautiful town of historic Amherstburg. Approximately 2708 sq. Ft. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. Offering plenty of living space. Large kitchen with lots of cabinets, built in oven. Hardwood, laminate and ceramic flooring throughout. Oversized garage with 2 pc bath. Large fully fenced back yard featuring 16 x 32 in-ground pool (new liner & pump 2017), sundeck w/pergola & patio perfect for entertaining. Furnace 8 yrs, a/c 2017, pool insp. 2016. Call John D’Alimonte, Kim Wheeler & Jayci Wigle Sales Representatives 519-736-1766
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Gorgeous waterfront property high on the bluffs of Oxley. You will enjoy the benefits of having raised views whether from the deck just outside the patio doors, the viewing area only one flight down, or at water’s edge enjoy a fire as the waves lap upon the shore. The home features 2 bdrms w/large master w/walk-in and cheater door to bthrm. Warm and rustic kitchen, huge living/family rm /gas fireplace stretches across the home to enjoy window wall to the lake. Patio drs to vast deck with winding stairs to water’s edge will impress your guests. This lakefront property has outbuilding/garage that can serve as garage and a large area to entertain, use a yoga studio, or just a ‘she shed’ or ‘mancave’. Furnace/AC rented for $124.29/mth. This property has a pre-determined offer date of Sept 17th at 4pm. Sellers reserve the right to view, accept/decline any offer including pre-emptive offers.SEE SCHEDULE “B” IN DOCUMENTS. DEPOSITS MADE PAYABLE TO LBO -586.
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Very well cared for 4 + 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath home in sought after South Windsor. Large bonus room addition above garage with gas fireplace, great potential for mother in law suite, patio doors off main floor bedroom leading to rear yard, full basement with family room and 2nd gas fireplace, gas furnace (approx 2008) central air (approx 2010), shingles (approx 2014), whirlpool tub in main bath, attached extra deep garage (12 x 33) and so much more. Jason Laframboise, Broker or Mitchell Deslippe, Sales Representative 519-903-5817
Well maintained executive 2 story home in a great family neighbourhood. This home features 4 bedrooms with a possible 5th and 3 baths. Mbdrm has walk in closet and en-suite with soaker tub. Main floor laundry and sunken living room perfect for entertaining. You’ll love the back yard with the hot tub for relaxing, the in ground pool perfect for cooling off and the patio for entertaining with beautiful landscaping that makes this the perfect house for you and your family. Give Team Brad Bondy a call for your personal tour. Offer presentation set for 7:30 PM December 2, 2019 at the Tec Rd East office. No pre emptive offers as per request of the seller. The seller has the right to accept or decline any or all offers. Please allow 24 hrs notice for all showings. Please attach Schedule “B” to all offers in documents tab, deposit check made payable to LBO (586) Call Brad Bondy @ 519-736-1766
9500 RIDGE LEASE
Stunning 2 bedroom lower level unit, in great family area. Modern kitchen, 2 spacious bedrooms, family room and 4 pc bathroom. Grade entrance to unit. Utilities included in price. All kitchen appliances supplied. No washer and dryer, however hook ups are available. Rental application, credit check and prior references required. Contact la for more information. Call John D’Alimonte, Kim Wheeler & Jayci Wigle Sales Representatives 519-736-1766
Immaculate turn-key raised ranch located in Kingsbrige with nothing to do but move in. 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, fully finished both inside & outside & attached 2 car garage. Main floor features all 3 bdrms, hardwood & ceramic flooring throughout the entire area, full 4 pc bath w/cheater dr to master bdrm & kitchen w/breakfast bar. Lower level offers wide open-concept family rm w/gas fireplace, additional 3pc bath, large utility/laundry area & additional area off family room ideal for future office or potential 4th bdrm. New roof shingles (dec 2014), new hrv installed (mar 2015), new furnace & central air (Aug 2017). Rear yard is fully fenced w/sundeck off patio door leading to lower concrete patio. Call Ryan D’Alimonte, Sales Representative 736-1766
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Homes, businesses opened up for River Lights’ “Holiday House Tours” By Jonathan Martin
Local homeowners opened their doors to the public Nov. 23-24 to show off their unique features and holiday décor. Eleven homes, ranging from historic sites to new builds, took part in Amherstburg’s Holiday House Tour. “I love doing this,” said Lori Bezaire. She decorated her home with a 12 days of Christmas theme. Throughout her house, each gift in the famous carol was hid in plain sight. A chalk board hanging on
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Bezaire’s kitchen wall listed all the items so that visitors could track their progress in the holiday hunt. “Decorating is a lot of work, so being able to PHOTOS BY JONATHAN MARTIN) share it with the public is very rewarding,” Bezaire Lauri Brouiette stands outside her bed and breakfast in Amherstburg on continued. “I love our Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Brouiette took part in a holiday house tour, during which town, too, so being able she said hundreds of attendees explored her property. to give back is very special.” The proceeds from Amherstburg’s Holiday House Tour’s ticket sales go towards funding the River Lights, a holiday lights display that covers both Toddy Jones Park and King’s Navy Yard Park. Getting to see a community’s assets is part of the draw of touring others’ homes, attendee Deborah Law said. She has visited house tours in Kingsville and across her home state of Michigan. This was her first time in Amherstburg, though. “I like the ideas this gives me for my own home décor,” she said. “It’s also interesting seeing the different types Lori Bezaire stands in her sunroom in Amherstburg on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. of houses in different Bezaire decorated her home in a 12 days of Christmas theme for Amherstburg’s neighbourhoods. holiday house tour. This tour has both historic homes and new waterfront properties, so there’s a nice mix.” Jim and Jenni Donahoo’s heritage-designated home dates back to the 1800s. The Amherstburg Echo, RTT’s local news predecessor, mentions the house in a Dec. 6, 1889 article, according to the Donahoos’ records. “There was a narrow escape from a serious fire on the river Front Sunday night; and parties interested knew nothing about it until the next morning,” the story reads. “Rev. Mr. Rowe recently moved into the Heard house on the front, and when he entered the sitting room, Monday morning he found that the fire-board at the fire place had been completely consumed and a large hole burned in the floor all around it. It was a close shave.” Luckily, this Sunday ended with a bit more success.
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Amherstburg native inducted into two hall of fames in one weekend By Ron Giofu An Amherstburg resident had a distinguished career on the baseball diamond and now has been recognized for it. Jeff Long was inducted into the Softball Ontario Hall of Fame and Slo-Pitch Ontario Hall of Fame on the same weekend in Oakville. He is the first person to be inducted into both, the second player to go into the Slo-Pitch Ontario Hall of Fame and the first player to go into the Softball Ontario Hall of Fame. Long said he was “beyond words” to get inducted into the one but was extremely honoured when he got the word he would go into both. “It just hit me like a brick,” said Long. “I had no idea.” Long's baseball career started in Amherstburg and it led him to play on teams from the London area and his talents both playing and coaching saw him play in every Canadian province except Prince Edward Island as well as seven U.S. states. “I started out as kid in Amherstburg. I was on six consecutive OBA championships in hardball in the 1960's and '70's,” he said. His talents as an infielder led him to fastpitch diamond on a
Seagram-sponsored team before going into slo-pitch. He finished his playing career as a pitcher before transitioning into coaching. “I played and coached in 29 Canadian championships,” he said, with 17 of those 29 championships being as a player. Long left the diamond as a player in 2004 then became a coach, winning more championships including representing Canada in the Border Battle, winning in 2010. He was inducted into the Windsor-Essex Slo-Pitch Hall of Fame in 2015. Among his other lists of accomplishments include making five all-star appearances while on his way to amassing 15 Slo-Pitch Canadian Championship medals, including 7 gold medals. Long was awarded Top Player Round-Robin (1992,1995), Top Batter (1992, 1995), Medal Round Top Player (1994) and Top Player (1999). As a coach, Jeff’s team made 12 Softball Canada Slo-Pitch Canadian Championships, winning four medals including two gold. In 2014-2015, Long was promoted to be Team Canada’s Select head coach. In 2019, Long finally left the diamond and now watches his grandchildren play sports. “This is my first year in 54 years I haven't been in a baseball uniform of
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Jeff Long, a lifelong Amherstburg resident, was recently inducted into the Softball Ontario Hall of Fame and the Slo-Pitch Ontario Hall of Fame. He is the first person to receive both honours. some sort,” he said. Long said he misses the game but misses the people he came in contact with most of all. “I had an amazing career,” he said. “As an amateur player, you couldn't ask for anything more.” Long thanked his family for their
support, including wife Janet. He said she raised their children during many summers while he was off playing softball and thanked her “for letting me be a kid for all those years.” Long added he is very thankful for the honours and said they are “just amazing.”
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Local athlete resuming his running career By Ron Giofu After several years away from running at the level he wanted, an Amherstburg athlete is back home and back competing with a passion. Brandon Allen, 24, has returned to the area and is doing well running, capturing first place in the 5K prior to the Detroit Marathon and qualifying for Team Ontario at this past weekend's national cross-country meet in British Columbia. He ran the 5K race in Detroit in about 15 minutes and “I was pretty happy with that.” Allen qualified for the the provincial cross-country team at a race in Vaughan and hopes to make it to the national team. “It was my first cross country race in three years,” he said. “It was the hardest I've had to push myself but I was happy with my result.” Allen has reconnected with his local running coach and is racing for the Windsor Legion program. He has “intense” training Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays, what he calls “recovery days” Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and runs 14 miles every Sunday. After his best season in 2016 when he ran his fastest time and represented Canada at a meet in El Salvador, Allen admitted he lost his motivation to run the last two years. “It felt like a job,” he said. “The passion wasn't there and it started to show in my results.”
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Admirals coach pleased with their week after winning twice
dying seconds to round out the scoring. The Admirals won 2-1 in Petrolia last The Amherstburg Admirals won Thursday with Andrew Clark scoring twice over the past week and their coach the game-winning goal with just 34 is pleased with both efforts. seconds to go in the third period. Clifford The Admirals (13-5-1-1, 28 points) also had a goal in that game. capped the week with a 3-1 win over the Newcomer Aiden Pitre played well in visiting Blenheim Blades Sunday night goal in both games for Amherstburg. at the Libro Centre. After a scoreless first “It's a nice week,” said Admirals head period, Max Clifford converted a pass coach Paul Bortignon. from Luca DiGiovanni for the first goal The Admirals have been winning while DiGiovanni fired home the second many of their games thanks to their to make it 2-0 in the second period. offense, but Bortignon said it was nice to Malcolm Campbell scored late in the see them win with defensive hockey. second period to put Blenheim on the “I was happy with these wins. They scoreboard but they would get no more. are good for the team,” he said. Pitre was signed this week due to Kyle Meloche scored an empty net goal recent injuries to their goaltending in the dying seconds for Admirals in the ranks. He played a few with Lakeshore “Service You Can Trust” games last season and beefed up the Admirals depth this Auto • Home year. Bortignon said he is Boat • Farm a “diamond in the rough” BUSINESS & and someone whose COMMERCIAL passion for hockey has Call Today for a Quote now being reignited. The Admirals did a good 102 Murray St. S., Amherstburg job in the first two periods limiting Blenheim's shots, 519-736-2122 • Fax: 519-736-1406 he added, though started e-mail: email@example.com to get tired legs in the By Ron Giofu
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Amherstburg’s Max Clifford (25) takes a shot on Blenheim goalie Chris Dewulf during the first period of Sunday’s 3-1 Admirals victory. Clifford would score the first goal of the game in the second period third period. The penalty killers also did a good job, Bortignon stated. Regarding last Thursday's game, Bortignon said it is not easy to win in Petrolia but they did a good job and the winning goal was due to Josh Talerico winning a faceoff then feeding it to Clark.
Amherstburg now has a full week of practice before returning to game action with a pair of home games next weekend. Petrolia comes to town Saturday night while Wheatley comes to the Libro Centre next Sunday. Both games start at 7 p.m.
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Allen graduated from Iona College then got a job in New York working for a flower wholesale company. He was training with his old coach, who would give him training exercises to do, but his work schedule and long days on his feet took its toll on his running career. He would have to get up at 4:30 a.m. daily and catch a 5 a.m. train and then walk six to eight miles per day at work. Once his work visa expired, he
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In loving memory of a dear mother, mother-in-law and best friend who passed away 31 years ago on December 5th, 1988. To hear your voice and see your smile, To sit with you and talk a while, To be together in the same old way, Would be our greatest wish today. So please God take a message, To my precious mom above. Tell her that I miss her, And give her all my love. No one knows how much we miss you, No one knows the bitter pain, We have suffered since we lost you, Life has never been the same. In my heart your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, loud and true, There is not a day dear mother, That I do not think of you. My heart still aches with sadness, My silent tears still flow, For what it meant to lose you, No one will ever know. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter Lynda and son-in-law Mark Cote
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dan deWaal on November 22, 2019 at the age of 49, after a 19 year battle with ALS. The most loving father of Bryce and Brady and husband of Tracy. Cherished son of Diane deWaal (late John deWaal) and brother of Monique Ford. Much loved son-in-law of John and Marlene Racine and adored brother-in-law of Kelly Paquette and Tim Ford. Dan will be deeply missed by his nieces and nephews; Brett, Drew and Kidan Paquette, Dylan and Caitlin Ford. He will also be sadly missed by Carlie Duffy and Jaiden Stiles and dear friends Jimmy Wright and Deb Higginbottom. Dan was a father first and foremost. His profound will to live has been fueled solely by his love for his boys. Dan’s only goal in life was to see them grow up and amazingly, he defeated all odds and was able to do just that. Dan’s absolute favorite thing to do was watch his boys play sports. He spent the majority of his time at the rinks watching hockey, the diamonds watching baseball and the courts watching volleyball, always with a huge smile on his face because there was truly no other place he would have rather been. Dan loved to socialize and his sense of humor is what made him loved by everyone that knew him. He was an amazing inspiration to many and will not be forgotten. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Dan’s love of sports, a celebration of life open house has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the education funds for Bryce and Brady (Bank of Montreal, Amherstburg), as well as the ALS Society of Windsor would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to SIMPLE CHOICE CREMATION CENTRE (519-254-2585). Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at www.simplechoicecremation.ca.
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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church hosts a pair of recent concerts
By Jonathan Martin St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church was the home of a concert and CD release party last Sunday. The Light of the East Ensemble released “Sephardic Heart” Sunday with a concert at both St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and the Kordazone Theatre in Windsor, the Amherstburg concert in the afternoon and the Windsor concert at night. Tracey Atin, one of the seven musicians that performed, said it was the music of the Spanish Jews from the 15th Century. She described it as Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music. “They are beautiful songs, exotic yet accessible,” she said. It was the fourth or fifth time they had performed at the Simcoe St. church, as Atin noted she is friends with musical director Matthew Kulbacki. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church roared with 20s-era music a few Sundays earlier. The church held a concert fundraiser for CJSW, a Calgary-area community radio station, whose host, Jeffrey Vandusen, was killed in a car accident near Stratford, Ontario with his mother last summer.
Vandusen was killed on July 11 after the SUV in which he was riding slammed into a dump truck while he was visiting family in the London area. Vandusen’s mother, Linda Vandusen, was driving at the time. She was airlifted to London for treatment, but died five days later. The dump truck driver, a 57-year-old Stratford resident, was not injured, the Stratford Beacon Herald reports. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church brought in the Cedar Island Quartet, along with Kulbacki on piano and vocals by Tracey Ayton, to play the type of music that Vandusen loved. “It’s as much a celebration of these people’s lives as it is a great excuse to have a concert,” Kulbacki said. “Jeff was passionate about this type of music and he loved (seeing) musicians on the stage, so it’s a good way to memorialize him.” With the bounce, the swing and the roaring of the period tunes, the morning seemed far more like a celebration of life than a memorialization of death.
The Light of the East Ensemble performs at the “Sephardic Heart” concert Nov. 24. It was also a CD release party at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. RTT Photo by Ron Giofu
Ray Manzerolle plays the saxophone at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Amherstburg recently. The church held a concert in honour of Jeff and Linda Vandusen, who died in a car accident last July. Photo by Jonathan Martin
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Bulldogs split pair of hockey games last week on the road
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Sebastien Tronchin of General Amherst skates into the Belle River zone during WECSSAA boys hockey action last Thursday afternoon. The Bulldogs fell 4-1 to the Nobles. By Ron Giofu The General Amherst Bulldogs were on the road twice last week and picked up a win and a loss. The Bulldogs, who entered the week with an 0-1 record after losing their season opener 4-2 at L'Essor, started the week with a 10-3 win in Essex before losing in Lakeshore to the Belle River Nobles 4-1. “It was a tough game for us for sure,” said Bulldogs head coach Pat Garrett after last Thursday's game against Belle River. “We were missing two key guys. I have a young team and when you are missing two seniors, it makes a big difference.” Garrett didn't believe the Bulldogs executed a good game against Belle River and said when they entered the third period trailing 3-1, they didn't play as they had talked about in the second intermission as they took an offensive zone penalty and then a second penalty. That lead to a five-on-three powerplay goal for the Nobles. Aiden Bastien had the Bulldogs' lone goal. Despite a 4-2 loss against L'Essor,
Garrett said he believes the Bulldogs can beat them as well as play with a usually strong Belle River team in a new playoff format this year. WECSSAA is going with a two-day, double-elimination tournament. “Belle River is good but I think we can roll with them,” said Garrett. The Bulldogs team is improving and Garrett believes “we're only going to get better.” He said they have good, young players and many are in Grade 9 and 10. General Amherst came out flat against Belle River but the same couldn't be said about the Essex game. Garrett liked the fact a lot of players hit the score sheet and called it a good win for his group. Sebastien Tronchin had three goals. Tylor Fraser had two goals as did Bastien and Owen Schipper. Fraser also was involved in a fight later in the game. Carter Prieur also scored for the Bulldogs. They were back on the ice Monday for a game at the WFCU Centre against Brennan. Brennan won the game by a final score of 4-2. The Bulldogs battle L'Essor again Dec. 12 in a 3 p.m. game in Tecumseh.
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The Lambda Delta sorority made a $1,000 donation to assist Amherstburg Community Services (ACS) with its “Stuff a Stocking for a Senior” campaign. ACS executive director Kathy DiBartolomeo (centre) accepts the cheque from Astrid Crudo (left) and Rose Jackson (right). For more information on the Stuff a Stocking for a Senior campaign, call ACS at 519-736-5471.
COMMUNITY NEWS - Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 21
Lady Gens improve to 2-0 on the ice with shutout win over Massey
NOTICE OF PASSING OF A ZONING BY-LAW BY THE TOWN OF AMHERSTBURG TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Amherstburg passed By-law 2019-084 on the 25th day of November, 2019 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or agency may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in respect of the By-law by filing with the Clerk of the Town of Amherstburg not later than the 16th day of December 2019, notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons in support of the objection and must be accompanied by the $300.00 fee prescribed under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 in the form of a cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance. Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a Zoning By-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf. NO PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the bylaw was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council or, in the opinion of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party. AN EXPLANATION OF THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of complete By-law is available for inspection at the Planning Department office during regular office hours and on the Town website www.amherstburg.ca . DATED at the Town of Amherstburg this 26th day of November, 2019. EXPLANATORY NOTE THE AMENDMENT TO ZONING BY-LAW No. 1999-52 introduces regulations pertaining to the establishment of Secondary Dwelling Units and the location of Accessory Use Structures. THE EFFECT OF THE ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT The Zoning By-Law Amendment includes changes to Section 2 of the Zoning By-Law under Definitions, Section 3(1)(d)(i) for Yard Requirements, Section 3 (1)(b) for Accessory Strucutre Lot Coverage, 3(3)(b) for Location above private garage or automtovie use, 3(3)(e) for Dwelling Units per lot and 3.3(f) for Secondary Dwelling Units. Section 3, GENERAL PROVISIONS, be amended by the addition of new subsection 3.3(f), Secondary Dwelling Units, to be worded as follows: 3.3(f) Secondary Dwelling Units Notwithstanding any other provisions of this By-law to the contrary, a secondary dwelling unit shall be permitted in any zone where a single detached, semi-detached or rowhouse dwelling is a permitted use; the following provisions apply;
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General Amherst and Massey players battle for the puck during the second period of last week’s WECSSAA girls hockey game at the Libro Centre. General Amherst won 5-0. By Ron Giofu The positive start to the 2019-20 WECSSAA Tier 2 girls hockey season continued for General Amherst. Mikalah Wilcox scored three goals in last Wednesday afternoon's 5-0 General Amherst victory with Carlie Hayes and Abby Bondy also scoring for the Lady Gens. Jaiden Stiles picked up the shutout in goal for the Lady Gens. It was General Amherst's second win in as many league games this season. “I think we started off slow but we came out stronger in the second and third periods,” said Abby Bondy. “They had strong defense. I know because I couldn't score. In my opinion, everyone had a good game.” “I think we were slow in the first period but we started picking it up in the second and third periods,” added Wilcox. “We played a good game and made some good passes.” “Our goalie did a good job with the six shots she had,” added Bondy. General Amherst head coach Dan Pettypiece said Massey wasn't the strongest team they played, but credited the Mustangs for working hard and praised their teacher/coaches for stepping up to keep the team on the ice.
He also had praise for his own teacher sponsors, Nicole Rusenstrom and Kary Coulson, for stepping up for the Lady Gens as well. Pettypiece said the Mustangs reminded him of General Amherst teams of a few years ago. The Lady Gens were “a little sloppy” against the Mustangs as “when the goals start going in, you start doing things you shouldn't do.” General Amherst was missing key players Layne Sinasac and Sam Connell but they were able to pull out the win. Pettypiece said they have good players and they have been told that “drama needs to be checked at the door” and kept out of the dressing room. The Lady Gens played the game in memory of Dan deWaal, a local resident and hockey fan who recently passed away from ALS. Pettypiece said deWaal was a loving and dedicated family man who did his best with the cards he was dealt. “You can't let the cards you are dealt define you as a person,” said Pettypiece. The next game for General Amherst is Dec. 9 against Lajeunesse at Central Park Athletics before travelling to Essex Dec. 10 for a game. Both games face off at 3 p.m.
a) A minimum of 1 parking space is provided for the second unit dwelling, in addition to parking required for the single detached, semi-detached or rowhouse dwelling; tandem parking spaces to accommodate a second unit shall be permitted. b) A new additional driveway is not permitted to provide for the secondary dwelling unit; unless in accordance with the provisions of this by-law; c) In all zones for any secondary dwelling unit in an accessory structure the minimum gross floor area shall be 30.0 square meters; d) Accessory structures which contain a secondary dwelling unit must be located in the rear yard or an interior side yard; and be subordinate in size to the main dwelling; e) Secondary dwelling units must conform to all Ontario Building Code regulations; f) A secondary dwelling unit must be located within 20 meters of the primary dwelling; g) A secondary dwelling unit shall not be located within a cellar or basement of a dwelling located in a flood plain area as regulated by the conservation authority, Information will be gathered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of having jurisdiction for that area; Privacy Act (MFIPPA). All comments and communications received will become part of the public record h) Exterior alterations to the primary dwelling unit to provide for secondary dwelling units unless you expressly request the Town to remove it. If you want to learn more about why and how the Town in the front or exterior should maintain the character of the primary collects your information, write to the side Townyards Clerk's Office, 271 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2A5 or call 519-736-0012. dwelling unit. To protect neighbourhood character, access to secondary dwelling units may be through existing entrances or new entrances located in rear or side yards. This provision does not prohibit an internal lobby or vestibule entrance in the front wall. Nor does this provision require the removal of a doorway entrance to a house that already contains more than one doorway entrance in the front wall. i) Secondary dwelling units may be permitted within a legally established accessory structure; j) All Other provisions apply; for accessory buildings or structures as established within the underlying zone apply;
Section 3(1)(d)(i) titled Yard Requirements of the Town of Amherstburg Zoning by-law 1999-52 is herby amended in part by amending the existing provision to the wording below in proper sequence as follows: o Amending section 3(1)(d)(i) Yard Requirements by amending the minimum setback from 1 meter (3.28 feet) to 1.2 meters (3.93 feet) as follows: “a building or structure accessory to a single dwelling, anywhere in an interior side yard or a rear yard, provided that such accessory building or structure is not located closer than 1.2 metre to any lot line. An accessory structure is not permitted in a required exterior side yard. (By-law 2016-32)” Section 3 (1)(b) titled Accesory uses (b) LOT COVERAGE of the Town of Amherbsturg zoning by-law 1999-52 is hereby amended in part by amending the existing provisions to the wording below in proper sequence as follows: a) LOT COVERAGE The total lot coverage of all accessory buildings or structures on a lot shall not exceed 10 percent of the lot area of the said lot and to a maximum of 100 square metres (1076 sq. ft.) for accessory buildings and structures in any Residential Zone other than the Residential Type 1A (R1A) Zone where accessory buildings will be permitted on a lot not to exceed 10 percent of the lot area of the said lot and to a maximum of 185 square meters (1991 sq. ft.). The total area of an accessory building may not exceed the gross floor area of the main building except in the Agricultural or Industrial zones. In the Agricultural Zone the total lot coverage of all non-farm accessory use structures are permitted to a maximum of 185 square meters(1991 sq. ft.). The area of an open swimming pool shall not be calculated in determining lot coverage. The proposed amendment is general in nature and applies to various properties throughout the Town of Amherstburg; therefore no key map has been provided in this notice. The proposed bylaw is located on the Town’s website on the Planning Department, Planning Notices page at https://www.amherstburg.ca/en/town-hall/Planning-Notices.aspx. The proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law is in conformity with the policies of the Official Plan, as amended by Official Plan Amendment # 11. Frank Garardo, MCIP, RPP Manager of Planning Services Town of Amherstburg Libro Centre 3295 Meloche Road Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 2A5 Telephone: (519) 736-5408 Fax No. (519) 736-9859 Information will be gathered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). All comments and communications received will become part of the public record unless you expressly request the Town to remove it. If you want to learn more about why and how the Town collects your information, write to the Town Clerk's Office, 271 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg, ON N9V 2A5 or call 519-736-0012.
22- COMMUNITY NEWS - Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Town to take part in province’s “Job Site Challenge,” eager to market former General Chemical lands By Ron Giofu
The Town of Amherstburg is wanting to participate in a new provincial program with the aim of finally getting the Amherstburg Land Holdings property developed. The property, which formerly housed General Chemical before the plant was closed, was the key piece of land that council spoke about during their most recent regular meeting. Councillor Peter Courtney put the motion forward to have the town get involved with the “Job Site Challenge” program that is being offered by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation
and Trade. “We’ve got lands we’ve got to develop,” said Courtney. “This ‘Job Site Challenge’ program would be ideal for that.” The program “will identify shovelready mega sites for large-scale advanced manufacturers to attract new investments and the jobs that come with them,” according to the Ontario government. A press release issued by the province last Thursday morning described the program as a “Canadian first” challenge that invites municipalities, economic development agencies and industrial property owners to
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The Town of Amherstburg is looking at the province’s “Job Site Challenge,” with a particular eye on finally getting the Amherstburg Land Holdings property (a.k.a. the General Chemical lands) developed. propose mega-sites — large tracts of land between 500 to 1,500 acres that are already zoned, or could be, for heavy industrial use. The province says these sites should be serviced or serviceable by utilities, transportation networks and other support infrastructure. "With smarter regulations and reductions in the cost of doing business in the province, we're restoring the competitive advantage that made Ontario the economic engine of Canada," said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction. "The Job Site Challenge will build on our investment strategy, help us compete with other North American jurisdictions for largescale manufacturing investments and market Ontario as a competitive place to do business." The Ontario government states the “Job Site Challenge” is modelled on mega-site programs that have helped several U.S. jurisdictions, like New York, Tennessee, Alabama and other states, to attract large-scale investments to build auto or other advanced-manufacturing plants. Potential mega sites will be evaluated based on 13 criteria. An internationally recognized site selector will endorse and validate sites for inclusion in the inventory of certified mega sites. Ontario and the site selector will then lead a marketing campaign to showcase these selected sites to international and
domestic investors. The first shovelready sites are expected to be made available to investors in fall 2020. "One of the biggest barriers that automakers face if they want to build or expand an auto assembly plant is availability of large-scale sites," said Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fedeli in the press release. "Through the Job Site Challenge, we'll identify the best sites in the province that can help bring goodpaying jobs to the community. A new auto assembly plant — like the eight we already have in Ontario — would create thousands of jobs for hardworking Ontarians." Councillor Michael Prue said the town should sit down with the owners of the 685-acre Amherstburg Land Holdings site, whom he said are “very keen on developing the site” and are trying to sell about 250 acres of the property. Prue believed a plan should be put in place for the remaining acreage. “They are very keen on selling the property,” said Mayor Aldo DiCarlo. DiCarlo said the property has many amenities including a railway that runs through it, access to a main highway and a permit to take water. He pointed out the property is actually divided into seven parcels. “This is a new initiative,” the mayor said of the “Job Site Challenge” program. “We can definitely reach out to them. It’d be great to get a buyer.”
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firstname.lastname@example.org A Christmas Cantata. The St. Andrews Choir, 7:00 pm. Thursday Dec 12th. St. Andrews Church, 129 Simcoe Street. “Surviving the Holidays” Amherstburg Community Services on Tuesday, Dec 3rd, 7 - 9 PM. Seminar is free and open to the public, seating limited to 50 people. Pre-registration is required through Eventbrite. For more information please contact Cindy Gietz at email@example.com Sun, Dec 8th • K of C A’burg, 160 Richmond St. 9-11am. Hot Buffet Breakfast, pics with Santa, Cookie Trays and Door Prizes. 3 & Under Free, 4 to 10 yrs old $5 and 11 & over $10.
Tinsmith Course at the Park House Museum. Registration and Payment due December 13th 2019. Classes begin January 9th at 6:00pm to 8:00pm Every Thursday for 7 weeks. Make a medium size lantern. Use of tools and course materials included. 1 Year Membership to Tinsmithing Cost $200. Call the museum to register, 519 736 2511 Heron Terrace Long Term Care Community. 11550 McNorton St, Windsor Invites you to attend our Annual Craft Show & Bake Sale Saturday Dec 14. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Please bring a can of soup to support the needy.
The Salvation Army is looking for Kettlers for Walmart, Amherstburg. Monday through Saturday now until Christmas Eve. If interested call Wanda at 519-996-7616. Canadian Blood Services Blood Drive in Memory of Richard Allard, Libro Centre, Wed., Dec. 18 - 1 to 7 pm Community Christmas Dinner; Sunday, December 8 at 6 p.m. at Lighthouse Church, corner of King St. and Gore St. Free but must be registered. https://www.eventbrite. ca/e/80601937565 St. Joseph Church, River Canard invites everyone to their Turkey Bingo Sun., Dec. 8th, Door open 6 pm, Bingo at 7 pm. Lots of prizes. 9399 Town Line Road. $5 admission 519 734-6562.
Ring in the holiday season with a Motown Christmas on December 11th at 7pm in the Nazrey AME Church. Enjoy music by TJN Experience & the Black Kids In Action Performing Arts program. For tickets, call the museum (519-736-5433) or go to Eventbrite. ca. Roas’s Italian Restaurant • Giving Back• Free serving of pasta, Sat., Dec. 14 and 28th at 11 am - 12:30 pm. Eat in or take out. One serving per person, must be present. No pre-orders. 61 Richmond Street Support our local Fighting Island Boxing Club with a chance to win $3821.50 by purchasing a $5 Catch The Ave. Tickets can be purchased at Shooters in Amherstburg Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri. 11 am to 5:30 pm. Stop by for details.
New To Amherstburg! Just Had A Baby! Would you like a visit from the Welcome Wagon. Call 519 990-0908 (Sandie). welcomewagonamherstburg@gmail. com. Friendly Social Seniors Luncheons meet every Friday from 11:00 am 1:30 pm at Amherstburg Community Services. Includes lunch, social activities, bingo and other games, presentations and more. Contact ACS at 519-736-5471 for more info. GOLDEN AGE CLUB Fun for Seniors. Join and make new friends. Euchre, Pepper, Bridge, weekdays from 12:45 pm until 3:45 pm. Bingo, Fridays from 12:45 pm until 3:15 pm. Line Dancing, Thursday mornings. Learn more at www.goldenagecenter ca Or call 519-736-3367.
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Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce Presents...
Free Holiday Movie ELF
Sunday, December 15 at 1:30 pm Indoors at the Libro Centre With activities and crafts for all ages!
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AMHERSTBURG Working For You
Gingerbread Warming House at Toddy Jones Park Friday - Sunday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DECEMBER 9 Special Council Meeting - Planning Town Hall, Council Chambers 5:00 pm
Wheatley VS Admirals 7:00pm
Regular Council Meeting Town Hall, Council Chambers 6:00 p.m. Final Collection Yard Waste North Zone
The Libro Centre Turf Tots 9:00am-11:00am Gingerbread Warming House Open 5:30pm-8:30pm
Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting 6 p.m. @ Town Hall Council Chambers
Amherstburg Accessibility Christmas at the Advisory Committee Amherstburg Freedom Meeting 5 p.m. @ Museum Board Room, Town Hall 7pm
Breakfast with Santa & the Mayor The Libro Centre 9:30am or 11:30am seatings
Public Skating 4:30pm-6:30pm
Gingerbread Warming House Open 5:30pm-8:30pm
Petrolia VS Admirals 7:00pm
Gingerbread Warming House Open 5:30pm-8:30pm
Heritage Committee Meeting 5:30 p.m. @ Town Hall Council Chambers
Drop in Pickleball General Amherst 6 – 8 pm Last Day until Jan 10
Lakeshore VS Admirals 7:00pm
Gingerbread Warming House Open 5:30pm-8:30pm
White Goods Collection (Last day to call for a pick up is December 16th)
The Libro Centre Turf Tots 9:00am-11:00am
Gingerbread Warming House Open 5:30pm-8:30pm
Public Skating 4:30pm-6:30pm Drop-in Family Yoga @ Libro 9-10 am $3/person $8/family of 5 Gingerbread Warming House Open 5:30pm-8:30pm
Gingerbread Warming House Open 5:30pm-8:30pm
The Libro Centre Turf Tots 10:00am-12:00pm
Drop-in Family Yoga @ Libro 9-10 am $3/person $8/family of 5
The Libro Centre Turf Tots 10:00am-12:00pm
No Pickleball at General Amherst tonight
Committee of Adjustment Meeting Town Hall, Council Chambers 7:30 am
Wallaceburg VS Admirals 7:00pm
Economic Development Advisory Committee Meeting 4 p.m. @ Town Hall Council Chambers
First Day of Winter Tim Horton’s FREE Skating 4:30pm-6:30pm Gingerbread Warming House Open 5:30pm-8:30pm No Drop-in Yoga at Libro Today
The Corporation of the Town of Amherstburg 2020 Summer Student Lottery Positions Public Works Student General Labourers Parks Student General Labourers Summer Camp Leaders Tourism Representatives Detailed job descriptions and Student Lottery Application Guidelines are available on the Town’s Website www.amherstburg.ca. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a Student Lottery Application, along with copies of any required certifications listed as required on the job descriptions no later than Friday, February 7th, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
*Please note that the Student Lottery Application must be filled out or your application will not be eligible. Resumes alone will not be accepted.
The Town of Amherstburg will be performing a Mass Notification Test through Amherstburg Alerts on: Dec 5th, 2019
The Corporation of the Town of Amherstburg is recruiting a
GIS Summer Student (Non-Lottery Position)
Visit www.amherstburg.ca for a detailed job description. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume outlining qualifications and experience as they relate to the position no later than Friday, February 7th, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. to:
For more information about Amherstburg Alert visit our website
The Corporation of the Town of Amherstburg Human Resources Division 271 Sandwich St. South Amherstburg, ON N9V 2A5 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
www.amherstburgfire.com or call the Amherstburg Fire Department
Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O 2001, and will be used only for the purpose of determining eligibility for employment. The Corporation of the Town of Amherstburg is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the Human Rights Code, the Town of Amherstburg will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Town of Amherstburg Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodations you may require to ensure your equal participation.
519-736-0012 • www.amherstburg.ca 271 Sandwich St. South, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 2A5