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By Mark Ribble KINGSVILLE — Spurred by a motion put forth by Councillor Kimberly DeYong, Kingsville Council unanimously supported a request for a review of E.L.K. Energy’s services. E.L.K. Energy provides electricity to Essex, Kingsville and Lakeshore. The utility is owned by the Town of Essex. According to DeYong, service disruptions have been taking place more frequently in recent months and with more people working and learning from home, it brings yet another challenge during COVID. Kingsville town administration has also reported failed attempts to get a user agreement with E.L.K., which would make the town aware when work is being done. “It’s past time for the Town of Kingsville to take a more active advocacy role on behalf of our residents and businesses,” said DeYong. DeYong’s motion has asked the Town of Essex to embark on a comprehensive review of the supply of electricity, why its supply is unreliable, and why E.L.K. is unresponsive to customer complaints and concerns. The Town of Essex can do this through a unanimous shareholders resolution, according to the motion. Her motion also states that if a satisfactory resolution isn’t reached within four months, council should look at other ways to make them accountable, such as taking the issue to the Ontario Energy Board. Customer complaints range from spotty service and hydro flickers to E.L.K.’s lack of response to complaints from those customers. And it hasn’t just been happening in Kingsville, as Essex residents have felt the same way. In August, some residents of Harrow complained that flickers and interruptions had damaged their electric appliances. “Everyone deserves reliable electrical service and E.L.K. needs to improve their customer service and communication efforts,” says DeYong.

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LEAMINGTON — Erie Shores HealthCare has terminated eight employees after they did not reach the vaccination deadline at 11:59 pm Sunday, October 17. On October 4, Erie Shores HealthCare sanctioned 14 employees with

12 of them being put on unpaid leave and two people terminated. A new deadline was set and several of those 14 complied by Sunday night’s deadline. The hospital now has a 98 per cent vaccination rate.


KINGSVILLE — Erikka Johnson of Starlight Aerial Company performs for the crowd at the Carnegie Arts and Visitor Centre in Kingsville on Saturday, October 16. The Windsor aerialist performed along with Carly Del Pup and wowed those in attendance with comedy, dance and of course, aerial routines. The show was part of the 52nd Annual Kingsville Migration Festival. More Migration Festival photos are on page 9. SUN photo



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Kingsville Military Museum holds grand reopening By Mark Ribble KINGSVILLE — The Kingsville Military Museum had humble begin-


nings 45 years ago when a number of Legionnaires from Branch 188 had a meeting on the memorabilia that the branch possessed. From that a semi-trailer was brought in as a mobile museum and the Kingsville Military Museum was born. In 1992, an old warehouse on the Legion property was refurbished to make space for the mu-

seum, which remained there for the next several years. In 2000, a new building was constructed to house the museum. Fast forward another 21 years and the Kingsville Military Museum has undergone another transformation with building renovations and reorganization of the displays through the hard work of a team of volunteers.

Director Bob Lynch spoke to those in attendance at the grand reopening held Saturday, Oct. 16, telling the story of how the museum came about and thanking the volunteers who made this happen. Throughout the halls of the building are displays of hundreds of area soldiers and their military memorabilia, from pay books, to uniforms, weap-

ons, medals and pins. The ode to these soldiers is something to behold as you walk through the museum. The stories told by their displays leave you with a sense of being there. Veteran Maurice Snook’s daughter, Mary Maureen, got up to speak on behalf of her late father, who was a founding member of the museum. “This was a safe place

for him to share his stories and memories,” she said. Her father was never much for sharing his stories of the war, but Mary Maureen said the museum brought out those memories and she was grateful for that. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests were invited inside to view the newly renovated museum.

Leamington Arts Pass now available

LEAMINGTON – The Bank Theatre and the Leamington Arts Centre (LAC) are partnering to offer the Leamington Arts Pass. This first of its kind pass will grant access to four theatrical productions at The Bank Theatre and free visitor admission to the Leamington Arts Centre. The pass further gives the bearer membership status in both organizations and entitles the bearer to 10% off art supplies sold at the Leamington Arts Centre as well as other programming discounts. Advance sales of the Leamington Arts Pass

begin on October 22 and remain valid from time of purchase through the 2022 calendar year. The Bank Theatre President Corey Robertson says the area has been in need of an all-in-one pass. “The strength of the Arts Community in Leamington, Kingsville and Essex County is incredibly strong and vibrant. Teaming up with the LAC was such a natural fit,” he said. The Arts Pass is available for purchase on both organization’s websites, w w w. t h e b a n k t h e a t re . com and

“The Leamington Arts Pass is a unique opportunity for patrons to simultaneously support and experience both the visual arts and performing arts programs that both organizations offer,” said LAC Director/Curator Chad Riley. “This program also opens up opportunities for further partnerships to celebrate the arts and talents in our region.” Both organizations have been recognized by the Municipality of Leamington as Community Partners, making this partnership all the more natural.

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My Friend Irma live on stage this weekend LEAMINGTON – The Bank Theatre is set to once again feature episodes of the hit radio sitcom “My Friend Irma” with two brand new, hilarious chapters, “Thanksgiving Turkey” and “The Redhead.” The production runs at The Bank Theatre from Friday, October 22 through to Sunday, October 24 with both evening and matinee shows. My Friend Irma premiered on CBS radio from 1947 to 1953. Created by Cy Howard, the radio show was so popular in the late 1940s that its success escalated into films,

television, a comic strip, and a comic book. “My Friend Irma” tells the story of an extremely dim-witted stenographer named Irma Peterson, played by Jennifer Blom, and the daily high-jinx that she gets into with her screwy friends. One of Irma’s best friends was her logical and very dependable roommate and narrator of the show, Jane Stacy, played by Allison Still. The two new episodes feature local and wellknown actors Jennifer Blom, Allison Still, Jamie Flannery, Lyn Still, Rick Taves and Corey Robertson. Live foley (sound

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Local girl makes thoughtful donation to ESHC By Mark Ribble LEAMINGTON — An 11-year-old Gosfield North Public School student has turned her scouting project into a very nice donation to Erie Shores HealthCare. Juliana Miller is with the Second Cottam Scouting group and recently turned her commitment for the community into a project for her Scout Seeonee Award, the highest achievement a Cub can attain.

Juliana’s desire to help those less fortunate led to her mom Jennifer — who works at ESHC — arranging the donation of personal care packages. Juliana begun the project by raising funds through a ‘bubble bottle drive’, where she collected bottles from people within her family bubble, following COVID guidelines. Those bottles, collected over two months, were cashed in for $210, which

allowed Juliana to come up with a list of items for her care packages. She purchased toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant and other small items for people who may be in need at the hospital. According to Angela Belleau, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator for Erie Shores HealthCare, these items are always in demand. “We have patients who

Angela Belleau, left, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator for ESHC, accepts the baskets of personal care packages from Fay Lawn of Second Cottam Scouts, Juliana Miller and her mom, Jennifer Miller. Juliana raised $210 and turned that into the 69 personal care packages seen here, then donated them to Erie Shores HealthCare. SUN photo

come into emergency, not expecting to stay, who aren’t prepared with these items,” she said. “It’s amazing to have a youth who recognizes this need and helps our community.” Juliana was on hand with her mom and Fay Lawn of Second Cottam Scouts to present 69 personal care packages to Belleau, who accepted them on behalf of the hospital. “It’s a good feeling,” said Juliana. “I want to help people that are less fortunate.” “For kids to think outside of themselves like this is extraordinary,” added Fay Lawn. Lawn also added that Scouting is alive and well in the community and they encourage young people to join. “We’re grateful to the community for their support of Scouting during the pandemic,” she said. If you’d like to register your child for Scouting, you can visit and follow the prompts to reach your area group.


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As COVID cases seem to be decreasing across this province, we all hold our collective breath that there is truly a light at the end of the tunnel. I know, we’ve said it before and I’ve written it in this column as recently as this past spring, when we all thought that surprise third wave was the end of the pandemic. Wow, when I think about all the things we’ve learned since March 2020 and how our language and body language has changed over the past 18 or 19 months, I long for the simpler days when we worried more about mass shootings and politics. Now, we’ve been divided with friends and family pitted against each other. That division — said to have been created by the government and media — really is of our own doing. As much as I’ve tried to avoid peo-

ple who sit on the opposite side of the vaccination debate, I have on occasion been in the same room. To say it’s awkward would be an understatement, but soon, if you’re good enough friends, or close enough family, you find a way to move past it. At least that’s what I’m finding. I know there are people who say they’ll never speak to so-and-so again, but life is really too short for that. Sure the national media tends to sensationalize things. That’s their job and they do it well. But one thing they don’t do is take payoffs from corrupt government officials to knowingly report falsities. Nobody is paying anyone to pad the COVID numbers. Give your head a shake. I’d like to say that nobody is getting rich from this pandemic, but we all know that the pharmaceutical compa-

moniker referred to as the “MAPL” system. And, if you happen to have any LP records or 45s (or CDs today) that have Canadian recording artists, you’ll notice on the record label a black circle with one to four letters on it (like four pieces of a pie) which was determined by four specific categories. The MAPL letters stand for: “M” for Music, “A” for Artist(s), “P” for Production and “L” for Lyrics. The “Music” and “Lyrics” are categories for songs written by a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, while the “Artist” also qualifies if they are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. The “landed immigrant” status was applied to any writer/performer whose ordinary place of resi-

dence was Canada for the at least six months immediately preceding their contribution to a musical composition, performance or concert. That explains how the American rock group Heart, from Seattle, who had their first album, “Dreamboat Annie” released in 1976, qualified as Canadian as it was written, produced and recorded at Can-Bass Studios while they lived in Vancouver for over half a year’s time. The one other category, “Production”, counts if the song was recorded in Canada. For a song to qualify for the Can-Con status, it must have at least two of these four designations. However, any songs recorded prior to 1972 only need to have one of the four categories Jim Heyens PUBLISHER

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nies are making money hand-overfist. The grocery stores are also doing quite well, once we got past that ini- Mark Ribble tial toilet paper hoarding nonsense. As I walk through the aisles of the Restaurants and car dealers certainly stores, picking up my weekly supplies, can’t be having a great time. I also take the time to people-watch, As we already know, selling real esbut not in a creepy sort of way. tate is very lucrative right now — not I have a genuine interest in how peobecause of the pandemic — but because ple react to certain situations. of the crazy market that has existed for I do the same in restaurants. the past several months. As we navigate through what apA lot of that real estate market is drivpears to be the final months of this panen by off-shore buyers making outrademic nonsense, I’ll continue to watch geous offers, but it also has something people and their reactions. to do with the bidding wars created by What I’ve seen on occasion in the past the way the listing agents are viewing 19 months just doesn’t cut it for me. offers, which drives prices way up. Here’s hoping humanity makes a I feel sorry for young people who comeback as the world opens back up need a home, when the starter homes again. that were $120,000 a couple of years “Little darlin’, it feels like years since ago are now double or even triple that it’s been here.” cost. But I digress.

Canadian content from 1971

When I arrived in Leamington at CHYR Radio back in 1977, one of my first discoveries in our radio programming was a rule with music in Canadian radio called “CanCon”. What it really meant was that due to a broadcasting law handed down in 1971 by the Canadian Radio-television and Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s Commission (otherwise known and generally referred to as the “CRTC”), there would be 25 percent Canadian music that had to be aired on radio stations throughout all of Canada between the prime-time hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. The idea of it was to define, identify and promote Canadian music and talent through a unique

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listed to be considered a Can-Con song. Hence, an American group like the Archies with Canadian Andy Kim co-writing “Sugar, Sugar”, which was a huge number one hit in the U.S. holding down the top spot for four weeks, qualified as Can-Con. And there were many other songs sung by non-Canadian artists like Pat Benetar (“Hit Me With Your Best Shot”), Santana (“Hold On”), Elvis Presley (“In the Early Morning Rain”), Judy Collins (“Both Sides Now”) and Jeff Buckley (“Hallelujah”) that were all written by Canadians like Eddie Schwartz, Ian Thomas, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. This system indeed helped Canadian artists and/or songwriters get more airplay on Canadian radio stations that were often content on mostly playing the much more well-known American and British acts. And, to

FLASHBACK RADIO with Chuck Reynolds help it along even more, in the 1980s the Can-Con percentage rose to 30%, while it took another hike to 35% in January of 1999. Nowadays, 35% must be played between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and a total of 35% over the entire week from 6 a.m. to midnight. On another note, the other day I received an email from Warren Cosford, a retired high-ranking radio executive who, in his day, worked and played an integral part in the success of the greatest Top 40 AM radio station in Canada – that being 1050 Chum in Toronto. Oddly enough, the email he sent me contained a copy of the Chum Hit Parade Chart for the week of August 18, 1958, which listed the top 50 songs. And surprisingly, even then, 13 years before

radio stations were forced to play a certain quota of Canadian music, four of the top 29 songs at Chum featured Canadian artists. Sitting in the top spot of #1 was Windsor and Detroit’s favourite singer Jack Scott and “My True Love”. The other Canadians on the chart included Bobby Hamilton with “Crazy Eyes For You” at #11, “Midnight/Verboten” by Paul Anka at #23 and the Four Lads with “Enchanted Island” at #29. Next month, we’ll have a look at Phil Collins who, due to physical difficulties, has embarked on what most likely will be his very last tour with Genesis. It kicked off last month in England and he’ll be heading to North America where he plays at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena on November 29.


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52nd Kingsville Migration Festival

The Great Migration Paint Out was a major success, seeing artists come to Kingsville to capture the local beauty on canvas. From left to right, the competition’s judge Constance Budd, Elaine Van Loo, first place winner Andrea Kubis, second place winner Roger Boyle, and Layne Van Loo. Absent was third place winner Dawn Lavoie. Photo courtesy of the Migration Fest Committee

Thursday’s opening ceremonies at Mettawas Park Gazbeo were hosted by Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos, left, and Co-Chair of the Migration Festival Committee Laura Lucier, who is also a Kingsville Councillor. Thursday and Friday’s rainy skies gave way to sunnier conditions on Saturday and Sunday. SUN photo

Jangles the Clown entertained attendees at the corner of Mill Street and Division Street South. SUN photo

Young Charlie Robinson of LaSalle made it through the hay maze at the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, October 16. Here, Charlie stands atop of the hay bales once he and his parents completed the maze. SUN photo

Kingsville Councillor Kim DeYong, right, and her daughter Lauren were happy to pose in the vintage doorway that was displayed at the Carnegie Arts and Visitor Centre grounds. SUN photo

Jason Clark of the Cottam Candy Snack Company had fun spinning cotton candy for those with a sweet tooth on Saturday, October 16 at the Carnegie Centre. SUN photo

The Essex Hunting Retriever Club was on hand at Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, October 16 to demonstrate their retrieving skills. SUN photo

This youngster came so close to landing a trout on Saturday at the popular fish pond presented by the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary, but it got away. About 100 trout were shipped in for the fish pond and those who caught fish were allowed to take them home. SUN photo

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Sandra “Sandie” Hutchinson

Ernest Sorrell

Ernest William “Ernie” Sorrell, born November 4, 1938. Passed away Monday, October 11, 2021 at Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus. Survived by his wife Gloria, sons Jamie ( Jacqui) of Qsld., Australia, and Shayne (Lianne) of Kingsville, ON. Loving Koro of Danny (Monica) of Qsld., Australia, Hayden (Sinead) of London, England, Shea, Seth and Tate of Kingsville, ON. Brother of Pearl Gillanders (late James) of Leamington, ON, and brother-in-law of Joanne Sorrell of Essex, ON, and Eilene Imeson ( John) of New Brunswick. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Ernie was predeceased by his parents Pearl (1990) and Fred (2003) and his brother Don (2003). Ernie was the owner of the former F.W. Sorrell Jeweler in Leamington. Following retirement, Ernie started a “second career” driving a cab. He met so many people and really enjoyed the job until health issues caused him to retire in November of 2009. He loved the game of golf, hunting in the north of Ontario for moose, and fishing with the “Old Hunt Gang” down on the Bay of Quinte once the bush became a bit much as the guys got older. Due to Covid restrictions, cremation has taken place and there will be no services held until family can travel from overseas. Notice will be given at that time so family and friends may gather for a celebration of Ernie’s life. Memorial donations may be made to the WRH - Met Campus Oncology (Cancer) Fund or to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Online donations and cherished memories may be shared with the family at

Irlma Belle Rose (nee Campbell)

August 17, 1927, Leamington, ON - October 8, 2021, Calgary, AB On Friday, October 8, 2021, Irlma Rose of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 years. Irlma was born in Leamington, ON. She enjoyed a long teaching career at Queen Elizabeth School and involvement with the Balmoral Chapter I.O.D.E. After retiring in 1987, she had many adventures with her family in the west and eventually moved to Calgary in 2006. Her passions included playing bridge, collecting stamps, and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays! She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Linda Henderson (nee Rose) of Calgary, her grandson Sandy and wife Adele, and great-grandchildren, Blaire, West, and Brooke Henderson all of Medicine Hat, AB; her grandson Jamie Henderson and wife Emily Kenny of Winnipeg, MB; four generations of nieces and nephews, and many dear family friends. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Jessie Campbell of Sarnia, ON, and Ann Rose of Barrie, ON. Irlma was predeceased by her husband Harold Rose (2002), twin sons, John and Allan Rose (1954); and daughter Janet Rose (2012). She outlived her sister Norma Henderson and husband Lawrence, brother Mac Campbell and wife Bernice, brother Leon Campbell, sisters-in-law, Flora Grubb and husband Jimmy, Vera Begley and husband Cecil, Muriel Peterson and husband George; and brotherin-law Robert (Bob) Rose. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Interment to be held at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Irlma’s obituary at

Sandra Hutchinson was born April 23, 1946, reborn Monday, October 11, 2021 into the hands of our Lord. Beloved wife of Lawrence “Hutch” for 47 years. Loving mother of Kevin and proud stepmother of Carol, Kim, Karen, Tim and Tracy, who all brought her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Sue Farfanick (Gary). Predeceased by her mother and father Lila and Howard Giles. Sandie was a very sharing and caring person to everyone obituary totorun she met. Proof She truly of enjoyed giving back others and volunteered with several different organizations and those in need. 2021 visiting was at Cremation has October taken place.20, Memorial Olinda-Ruthven United Church, 1907 Queen St., Ruthven, Southpoint Sun Monday, October 18, 2021 from 1 until time of $100, plus $13 hst =pm$113 Memorial Service to celebrate Sandie’s life at 2 pm. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to AnyUnited changes please Olinda-Ruthven Church or Erieemail Shores Hospice (Hospice Erie Shores Campus) would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort Thanks. or make a charitable contribution at

Flora Clark

June 21, 1931 - October 3, 2021 Flora “Flo” Scoulfield Clark (nee Kelso), born June 21, 1931 in Windsor, Ontario, died Sunday, October 3, 2021 of respiratory failure unrelated to COVID at Erie Shores HealthCare in Leamington, Ontario. Flo will be missed by her adult children, the late Elizabeth Ann, Mary Margaret, Robert Alexander (Andrea), and George Albert. She will always be remembered by her younger sister, Mary, her many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and thoughtful friends. Flo was married for 70 years to her teenaged sweetheart, the late Robert Alexander Clark (2019), and during their working life together, she supported him with administrative assistance in their very successful business, R.A. Clark Construction. She was a fun-loving person and will be remembered fondly for her sense of humour, which lasted even until her final days on this earth. For the past four years, she enjoyed the company of friends, relatives, residents and staff at Southgate Village Retirement Home in Kingsville, Ontario. Proof ofofherobituary to run Many memories youth were made at Point Pelee National Park where her parents owned a cottage before the park was federalized. Her exposure to Point Pelee as a young person sparked her lifelong October 20,interest 2021 in nature as well as a great respect for it. As a young mother of four very Southpoint Sun small children, she camped across Canada with her family $100, plus $13 hst = $113 more than once and was especially delighted to put at least one foot into the Pacific Ocean in B.C. In middle age, she helped her husband build a cottage in the remote woods of Any changes please Northern Ontario and came home withemail a few harrowing stories about black bears. Before severe osteoarthritis affected her mobility, Flo Thanks. enjoyed a reputation as an excellent seamstress. After taking the Stretch-and-Sew course offered in Windsor, she was able to expand her sewing skills and made bathing suits, lingerie, and other delicate creations. She then taught her skills to those of her children who expressed an interest. In spite of the mobility challenges and constant pain posed by arthritis, Flo’s interests and her curiosity about the world never waned. She continued to participate in programs and events offered at Southgate and was an enthusiastic picnic partner, weather permitting. She will continue to live on in our hearts and minds. Good-bye, Mom, good-bye Flo, and may God bless you. A graveside mini-funeral will be held at Victoria Memorial Garden on Hwy 3 in Windsor on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. This will be followed by an invitation-only indoor seated lunch. Vaccine passports will be required. Charitable donations to the Arthritis Society or Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Simple Choice (Kingsville). Online condolences may be shared at

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Marjorie Bailey

Marjorie Bailey (nee McCallum), 85 years, passed away peacefully at Erie Shores Hospice in Leamington on Monday, October 11, 2021, with her loving family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Donald Bailey (2010). Loving mother of John Proof ofDaughter obituary to William run and Ena and Darrell Bailey. of the late McCallum. Dear sister of the late Ken McCallum (late Pat), Joyce Taylor (Owen), John McCallum (Sherron), October 20, 2021(William). Sister-inRuby Knight (late Bob), Gail Lapain Southpoint SunBailey, late Ken and law of the late Clifford and late Ruby late Dorothy Bailey, late Maxine and=late Leonard Knight, $100, plus $13 hst $113 Ron and Lynda Bailey. Adored aunt to many nieces and nephews. Any changes email( Jan) and all A special thank you to please PSW Jeanette of Marjorie’s PSWs and Erie Shores Hospice for the exceptional care and compassion Thanks.given. Visiting was at Reid Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Service to celebrate Marjorie’s life at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Erie Memorial Gardens followed. Marjorie’s funeral service was live streamed and the link is available at www. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Erie Shores Hospice or Southpoint Community Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort or make a charitable contribution at

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Hettie Marie Wynants (nee van Hees) passed away peacefully at October 20,of2021 home, surrounded by the love her family, on Monday, October Southpoint Sun 11, 2021. $100, plus $13 hst = $113 Loving wife and best friend of 36 years to Rick Wynants. Loving please email mother ofAny Nataliechanges (Rick) Labadie, Esther (Daniel) Grondin, Peter (Tressa) Wynants, sun@southpointsun.caKevin Wynants and Marcy Wynants. Adored Oma of Alex, late Mitchell Thanks. (2021), Lindsay, Amanda, Kyle, Caidyn, Katherine, Cameron, Paul, Joanna, Mariah, John and Danielle; greatOma of Riley, Lillian, Addison, Everleigh and Zain. Sister of Jan, late Rina, Maryann, Franca, Ad and Ellen. Also left to remember Hettie are her many nieces and nephew in The Netherlands and Canada, extended family and lifelong friends. Hettie retired after many years from the banking industry, serving as a teller and working her way up to a financial advisor. Upon retiring, Hettie and Rick loved to travel the world, visiting many exotic places. They made many wonderful friendships spending their winters in Florida. Throughout her life, she competed at American Quarter Horse Association competitions and was quite the success at it. Hettie wanted to give back to the community, so she volunteered her time at Erie Shores Hospice and with the Cancer Society. A special thank you to Chery Smith for her professional and compassionate care shown to Hettie the past three years. Thank you to Rick and Vicki Foley for making it possible for Hettie’s five siblings to visit from Holland. And a very special thanks to Mary and Gail for their friendship. Visitation took place at Kendrick Funeral Home, Kingsville, on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. A private family celebration of Hettie’s life took place as numbers are limited due to Covid restrictions. You may view the live-streamed funeral service by registering with the following link: ceremony?c=1d58d371-7d08-4db1-9070-4c131b5fb542 Burial was held at Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor. If you wish, in memory of Hettie, memorial donations would be appreciated to Erie Shores Hospice. Condolences may be left for the family at

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Celebrating the cutting of the ribbon at Kingsville’s new pickleball and bocce courts are, from left, Deputy Mayor Gord Queen, Councillor Thomas Neufeld, George Bergen of UE Enclosures, Mayor Nelson Santos, Irene Myers of KPI, Helen Dean of KPI, Manager of Facilities and Property Town of Kingsville, Dan Wolicki and Councillor Kimberly DeYong. Photo courtesy of the Town of Kingsville

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Dusting off the memories

Photos from Kingsville-Gosfield Heritage Society 1790-2000 A Stroll Through Time

Cedar Beach Drug Store, owned by Red Morris, Photo courtesy of the Kingsville Archives offered drugs, toiletries, china and souvenirs for sale as well rises from $6,700 to $8,200 as a providing The award brings Kingsville’s policea luncheon menu. Speed salaries in line with other departmentsboat rides in the province. were available from the Cedar —— The Essex Town Hockey League gotBeach Drug for 50 off to a good start Monday night withStore cents a ride the Kingsville Intermediate Hockeyfor summer Team (ages 19-26) earning a hard skat-visitors renting ing 7-0 triumph over Maidstone. Douga cabin or for Marentette led the team with two goals.cottagers not owning a boat. Single goals were added by Pete FrauThe boats could be taken through the placid canal or out into the rougher waters of Lake Erie. This moni, Don Marentette, Paul Quick,photograph of an unidentified family, standing outside the Cedar Beach Drug Store, was taken in Richard Melton and John Lacroix. Billthe late 1940s or early 1950s.

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From the Leamington Post October 23, 1969 Canada Manpower officials in Leamington have taken exception to recent comments town councillors have made regarding the importation of transient workers into the Sun Parlor for agricultural work. Both Mayor Ralph Nicol and Councillor Glenn Parker were critical of the Manpower Centre’s policies concerning migrant workers from Quebec. They suggested that the workers caused some trouble at the Seacliff Park campground earlier this summer and were brought into the area for jobs that didn’t exist. —— Property owners along the east and west beaches of Point Pelee plan to continue their efforts to persuade the Ontario government to terminate the licenses of U.S. sand-sucking vessels which they claim contribute heavily to shoreline erosion. Provincial legislation restricts the sand-suckers to a six square mile area directly south of the tip of Point Pelee but many Mersea Township residents say they frequently stray out of it. —— Nursing staff at IODE Memorial Hospital made it possible for the father of the bride to attend the wedding at the First Baptist Church Leamington on Saturday. Mike Richards, former greenskeeper at Erie Shores Golf and Country Club, has been seriously ill and wasn’t expected to be able to watch his daughter Shirley marry Dennis Ribble of Point Pelee. But nurses at the hospital arranged to have an ambulance bring him into Leamington where he watched Rev. L.F. O’Neil perform the ceremony. It was a surprise for his daughter, who wasn’t aware of the arrangement. —— Ken Segedin set five league records this past fastball season in the Leamington District Fastball League, although he had to share one with teammate George Toews. Segedin led the league with a .451 batting average, which surpassed the previous .446 record set by Bob Simpson last year. His 28 RBIs beat the 21 posted by Jim Eremich in 1962. Segedin’s 32 hits beat the previous record of 25 held by three other players: John Ruscher, Evan Wright and Bob Simpson. He also had 71 trips to the plate in 1969, which edged out Don Simpson’s 1965 record. He and Toews each belted eight home runs, which eclipsed Toews record from 1967. From the Kingsville Reporter October 23, 1969 The Kingsville Lions Club held their meeting at the Lions Hall Tuesday evening for the official visit of the District Governor of Lions International, Clarence Kennedy of Kitchener. The club honoured the late Alvin Sanford, who had been a member for 34 years, and they officially dedicated a room in Mr. Sanford’s memory. —— Kingsville’s five-man police force was awarded a $1,500 annual increase last Wednesday at hearings held in Windsor. A first-class constable’s annual salary

Salisbury earned the shutout. —— The Kingsville District High School cross-country team captured two firsts at the annual Essex County Secondary School Association cross-country meet on Tuesday. Kingsville won both the senior and midget boys’ titles and were second in the girls’ event. —— The Township of Gosfield South will hold its election for Reeve, Deputy Reeve and three Councillors on Monday, December 8. Nomination is to be from 7 to 8 pm November 28 and polls will be open from 10 am to 8 pm on election day. Incumbents include Reeve Dick Thompson, Deputy Reeve Hugh Rogers and Councillors Ron Colasanti, Elton Allen and Kenneth Clifford.

Brad Stannard, and his team ofshorses, in the Festival Parade, A Look at Leamington’ Past participating courtesy of C. Migration Scott Holland October 1996.

Leamington’s Past courtesy of the C. Scott Holland Collection April 1973: Buckingham Real Estate edged Gulliver Insurance 2-1 to win the Midget hockey trophy. At left is captain Ken Dick who scored both goals with coach Randy Critchlow.

30 Years Later From the Wheatley Journal October 20, 1999 The Lambton-Kent District School Oct. 21. 1987 - Reconstruction sewer work on Mill St. East began. The work would eventually Board has stated that it needs to cut turn up the old street car track dating back to the early 1900s before the installation of new sewers and pavement. $400,00 from its transportation budget Clippings from the Wheatley Journal, May 1989 and is looking at reducing one of the four bus runs to Wheatley Area PubClippings from the Wheatley Journal lic School. The remaining children will October 1991 - The regroup on one of the three remaining Wednesday Night buses. This will put more children on Ladies Golf League the other buses and make the bus rides recently planted a longer. The board may choose to elimiblue spruce between nate the Wheatley Kinsmen bus, which number 8 green and has been transporting children for the the tee at hole number past 30 years for field trips, etc. 9 at Talbot Trail Golf Course. The tree was —— planted in memory The Southpoint Hunt Club Juveniles of two avid golfers, have picked up where they left off, with the late Marilyn a nucleus of seven players left from last Dundas and the late season’s OMHA champions. In their Dessie Wright. The first game, the Capitals tied Essex 3-3 spruce was dedicated after jumping out to a 3-0 lead. In game to the Talbot Trail course by members two this season, the locals beat Petrolia of the Wednesday 5-3 in a brawl-filled game. In the third night group. Carolyn game, they beat Blenheim 12-2. So far, Daudlin and Joyce the Capitals are led in scoring by Terry Hatt evening put the finishing Submarine cycling - Ditches rose foot after foot following the Thursday rainfall Symons, with six goals on the young touches the and these young lads wasted no time inventing a new game, “submarineoncycling”. If season. Steve Schiefer, Jeff Robinson, planting. nothing else, it’s a quick way to wash a ten-speed bicycle! Derek Pugh and Mark Wolf all have three goals so far. MEMORIES OF KINGSVILLE, LEAMINGTON & &WHEATLEY COURTESY OF ... —— MEMORIES OF KINGSVILLE, LEAMINGTON WHEATLEY PRESENTED PRESENTED COURTESY OF ... The Wheatley Oldtimers won their first tournament of the year in Windsor, as they defeated the Windsor Vikings 1-0 on Bruce King’s unassisted third-period goal. Chuck Turner earned the shutout in the final game with Rick Imeson being named tournament MVP. The Oldtimers lost their first game on Friday by a 3-1 score to Fraser, Michigan. Saturday, 170 OAK ST. W. LEAMINGTON they beat the Windsor Vikings 8-1 and then trounced Lansing, Michigan 7-1 to 1-877-511-2927 • 519-326-9052 advance to Sunday’s final.

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ELECTROLUX SALES & SERVICE: Complete line of vacuums and shampooers/ floor polishers. Will provide free estimate on Central Vac installations. Contact Dan tf Bailey. 519-825-7698.

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On April 16, 2018, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MECP) granted a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) for the Romney Wind Energy Centre (the ‘’Project’’), a 60-megawatt wind energy facility located on private and public lands in the Town of Lakeshore, County of Essex and Municipality of Chatham Kent, south of Highway 401, and extending along Richardson Side Road and east of Wheatley Road north of the community of Wheatley, Ontario. The REA approval is an important milestone for the Project as it demonstrates that it is compliant with provincial government requirements. The construction phase of the Project began at the end of 2018 and eventually leading up to the erection of seventeen (17) wind turbines in the summer and fall of 2019. The REA (REA #3397-AV3MVX) and all REA reports and notices are accessible on the Project website ( The first CLC meeting was held on October 4, 2018, the second on May 7, 2019 and the third on October 28, 2019.

CLC MEETING #4 Virtual meeting via Zoom Monday, October 25, 2021 6:30-8:30pm WANTED TO BUY

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Zoom link, preferred method: Online access: Alternative method: Telephone dial-in: +1 647 374 4685 Canada Meeting ID: 968 8380 5761 Passcode: 151635 Please note this information and direct link to the meeting can be found on the Project website under Community Liaison Committee.

The goals of the meetings are to provide project updates, discuss community interests, review and discuss the overview of beginning the operation and content for the next meetings. The meeting will be open to the public for observation.

For questions related to the Romney CLC, please contact us or visit our website.

The CLC meeting #4 will share project updates and we will discuss potential issues if any, and hear community interests, as provided by CLC members. Meeting materials will be available on the Project website after each CLC meeting.

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINE Deadline for classified advertising in the Southpoint Sun is Friday at 4:00 p.m. The newspaper keeps you informed, inspired and in touch. From local headlines to entertainment and sports, good news is in the bag!

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GREENHOUSE WORKERS NEEDED Employees will be required to carry out all job tasks as specified by the operation manager. Specific duties include: Pruning, clipping, harvesting and cleaning work area. Repetitive task, standing for extended periods, hot humid conditions, comfortable working on scissor lifts, handling weights of up to 23 kg or 50 lbs, report signs of insect or disease damage. Permanent full time weekdays including weekends. $14.39 per hour. Will train the right candidate. Must be able to work within a group or on their own. Reliable and dependable. Must have own transportation. No educational requirements needed. Apply: Southshore Greenhouses Inc. 1746 Seacliff Drive Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 2M6


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES GREENHOUSE WORKER POSITIONS AVAILABLE at Ridge Farms in Leamington - Job duties include winding, pruning, harvesting, checking quality of harvested produce, ability to distinguish between colours, working with sprayer, clipping, suckering, lowering, deleafing, grading and transplanting crops, sorting, packing and stacking produce, detecting disease in crop, greenhouse clean-up and other duties as assigned. Job requires standing bending, kneeling for long periods of time, and working under hot, dusty, humid conditions. Fastpace environment, work under pressure, repetitive tasks, handling heavy loads, physically demanding, attention to detail, hand-eye coordination Sitting, combination of sitting, standing & walking, standing for extended periods. Location - rural area, working at heights in dusty, hot and humid conditions. $14.39 per hour, minimum 48 - 60 hours/week including weekends. Permanent full time seasonal position. No education or experience required. Please forward your resume by email to 519-985-6161

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LOCAL TRUSS ASSEMBLY PLANT is hiring full time truss builders. Monday to Friday and occasional Saturdays during busy season. Benefits after 3 months along with a boot allowance. Experience an asset but not required. Call 519-962-9922 or email resume to cindyh@ mr24-tfn _____________________________

PINNACLE ACRES REQUIRES Full time greenhouse general labourers. $14.39/hr 50+ hours, 7 days/wk. Must be available Saturday & Sunday. Work site: 333 County Rd 18, Leamington ON, rural setting, must have own transportation. Crop maintenance and harvesting, other duties as required. Must be able to lift a minimum of 40lbs on a repetitive basis, fast paced environment, strong work ethic, punctual, reliable. Please apply via email: No experience or education required. de4-tf


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LEAMINGTON — Hundreds of car enthusiasts showed up at Point Pelee Kart track on Bevel Line on Saturday, October 16 to watch about 40 vehicles take their turn at ‘drifting’, which is a technique where the driver oversteers going into a corner and drifts through the turn. Southpoint Drift was formed in the past few months by Andrew Schooley and Fabio Faustino. Saturday was a demonstration day with cars coming from all over the area. Based on the turnout, Southpoint Drift is planning more events in the future. These competitors came close to bumping fenders during this one-lap run. SUN photo

Investigation and work continue in Wheatley WHEATLEY — The latest update from the Municipality of Chatham-Kent indicates that progress is being made in Wheatley. Investigators continue to make progress regarding the source of the intermittent gas leak occurring in Wheatley’s downtown core. The Wheatley technical team is planning to have soil vapour monitoring probes installed at various strategic locations near the origin of the surface leak. This work is commencing later this week and will assist engineers to deter-

mine the actual location of the source. Gas monitoring continues around the clock. Data collected during the gas release of October 8 confirms the source is a naturally occurring gas typically found in the area that originates 300 metres or deeper below the earth’s surface. The area is currently stable but as experienced on October 8, this can change at any time. A careful step-by-step process of elimination is required to safely determine the source of the gas leak and the appropriate mitigation actions.

OPP execute drug warrant, five arrested in Leamington LEAMINGTON — On October 14, members of the Essex County Detachment of the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), assisted by the Lambton County OPP CSCU, executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act warrant at an address on Westmoreland Street in Leamington. Police seized a quantity of suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine and weapons having a value of approximately $7,000. Five individuals were arrested at the scene. A 35-year-old man from Leamington is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine, possession of a prohibited weapon (two counts) and failure to comply with firearms order (three counts). He is being held in custody. A 43-year-old Leamington woman is also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl and methamphetamine, as well as two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon. She is scheduled to appear in

court on November 15. A 22-year-old Leamington woman was also charged with failing to comply with an undertaking (two counts). She will appear in court on November 15. A 41-year-old man from Windsor was also charged with failing to comply with an undertaking and is being held in custody. A 27-year-old Leamington man, previously wanted by Leamington OPP, was found inside the house and charged with unlawfully being in a dwelling, assault with a weapon and failing to comply with an undertaking. He is being held in custody. Anyone with information regarding this or any other incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

ANTI-RESTRICTIONS RALLY LEAMINGTON — Toronto-based anti-government activist Chris ‘Sky’ Saccoccia held a rally at Seacliff Park on Sunday, October 10, which attracted about 150 supporters. The group met in support of Saccoccia’s protests against mask mandates, vaccine passports and other COVID restrictions. SUN photo

Community Calendar

OCTOBER 22 & 23 INDOOR YARD SALE at St. John de Brebeuf Church, Kingsville, Friday, October 22 & Saturday, 23, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days. CWL fundraiser. Masks and proof of double vaccination required. ONGOING Wellness Together Canada offers FREE, 24/7 MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE SUPPORT WITH NO WAIT TIMES for Canadians of all ages, in every province and territory and in both official languages. Funded by the Government of Canada. More info at Phone counselling available 24/7 at 1-866-5850445.

MIRACLE MOBILE MARKET - The Mobile Market is a weekly travelling fresh produce market that offers packages of fruits and veggies. The suggested donation is $5 ( all donations go back into purchasing local produce for the Market project.) Join us in Wheatley on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:00 pm at the Wheatley Arena. Visit or www.facebook. com/mobilemarketck for the latest info. ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT SOMEONE’S DRINKING? Al-Anon Family Groups meeting information: 519-790-7739 or ERIE SHORES TOASTMASTERS Meeting online at 6:00 p.m. every other Wednesday. Develop your Communication and Leadership Skills in a positive, friendly environment. Meeting dates are September 29, October 13 and 27. Visit a meeting and see how you like it! For more info Email: Facebook: Erie Shores Toastmasters or go to ErieShores. and click on Contact Us. COMMUNITY TAKEOUT IS AVAILABLE at Leamington United Church, 4:00 - 5:00 pm every Monday. St. John’s Anglican Church also has takeout meals available every Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Food is available from St. Vincent

De Paul at St. Michael’s Parish 226-340-7233, Salvation Army Food Bank, The warming Cross at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Food Cupboard at St. John’s Anglican church, The Bridge (ages 14-24), Food Pantry at Parkdale Variety, neighbourhood pantry at Erie South and Marlborough and the Angel Pantry at St. John’s Anglican Church. All are free. All are welcome. IF YOU WANT TO DRINK, THAT’S YOUR BUSINESS If you want to stop, we can help. Call Alcoholics Anonymous: 519-999-1234.

DONATE BLOOD - Leamington Blood Donor Clinic - at the Leamington Lebanese Club, 447 Hwy. 77 Leamington. 1:00 - 7:00 p.m. Book ahead. Book now. Visit: or call 1-888236-6283. MELO CLINIC & PREGNANCY CENTRE, 75 Erie Street South, Unit 103, Leamington, offers free and confidential services provided by registered nurses. Pregnancy tests, STI testing & treatment. Call 24/7 for confidential support 519-326-0612. Business calls 519-326-3821. KINGSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTRE PROGRAMS - Located at 1860 Division Rd N., Kingsville. Call 226-773-5830 for more information. Counselling Service with Diane O’Brien — Diane provides counselling in many areas by appointment only. Milk Bag Creations — Help turn clean milk bags into woven mats to be used by those in need. 10 am until noon. Yarn Social Time — Bring your project and enjoy time with others. 10 am until noon. Tuesdays & Thursdays: Centre Café – gather to meet friend or just have a coffee and snack on us. Free wifi. 9 am until noon. Advocacy Services — Confidential assistance to help you access available services. 9 am until noon. Computer Kiosk — Use of computer for residents for such tasks as completing a resume, printing off documents etc. 9 am until noon. Tai Chi — A class for everyone. Join instructor Greg as he leads the class through various tai chi moves. 10 am to 11 am.

To place your event in the Community Calendar Phone: 519-398-9098 Email: or drop off at 194 Talbot St. E. Unit 5, Leamington

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LEAMINGTON — Four area charitable organizations benefited greatly from the annual HL Tiessen Foundation Golf Tournament that was held Thursday, August 5. Representatives were on hand at Tiessen Financial on Monday, October 18 to receive their share of the proceeds. Donations of $20,000 each went to Erie Shores Health Foundation, The Bridge Youth Resource Centre, Southwestern Ontario Gleaners and UMEI Christian High School. From left are Anne Dirksen-Cairoli, Glenn Sellick, Christine Colautti (ESHF), Krista Rempel (The Bridge), Greg Tiessen, Joel Epp (Gleaners), Hugo Tiessen, Sonya Bedal (UMEI), Linda Tiessen and Liz Campbell. SUN photo

WFCU named to 2021 list of best workplaces Windsor, ON – WFCU Credit Union is excited to announce that they have been named to the 2021 list of Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance. Great Place to Work® announced in April 2021, that WFCU Credit Union had been certified as a Great Place to Work and named 37th on this year’s Best Workplaces in Canada list for businesses with 100-999 employees. This most recent designation comes as an extension to this achievement. “Being acknowledged as a leader within our industry is recognition that we take great pride in receiving,” explains Eddie Francis, President and CEO, WFCU Credit Union. “This designation is a result of feedback from our staff, which speaks volumes of each and every employee who plays a role in making our corporate culture one of the best in our sector. Being a great place to work provides an environment for staff to excel and to provide exemplary service for our members and our communities; this is an extremely important part of our differentia-

tion. It is something that myself, the executive and management teams, and the Board of Directors value deeply. This designation is a celebration of our hard-working employees.” WFCU Credit Union received this recent honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work. The 2021 list is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work through their Trust Index Survey.

The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error. Organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year and work primarily in the Financial Services and Insurance sector. “Part of our mission statement speaks to our commitment to make our community the best place to live and work. It’s apparent to see that these are not just words but a true philosophy that is carried out each day. This designation is not only a success for our organization, but also for our com-

munity,” said Marty Gillis, Chair, WFCU Credit Union. Through WFCU Credit Union’s leading compensation and benefits package, extensive training and development opportunities, and top-rated wellness program they continue to put their staff at the forefront of their business model; understanding that the company’s success is a direct representation of their employees’ personal growth, accomplishments and satisfaction.


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Nature Fresh Farms creates new branding

LEAMINGTON – Nature Fresh Farms, one of the largest independent greenhouse produce growers in North America, is sharing its new brand identity that embraces the recent growth and innovation of the company. The Leamington-based operation specializing in peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and soon to be strawberries, is launching its new look and feel by way of introducing retailers to the depth of greenhouse-grown produce and the benefits of supplying customers with quality, great tasting produce all year round. The newly branded campaign symbolizes a new era for the company that is exciting retailers with its premier produce that is planted, grown and harvested with sustainability in mind. “We are constantly striving for perfection when it comes to not only the produce that that we grow, but for the process that it takes to get to the finished product,” says John Ketler, Vice President of Nature Fresh Farms. “This new look and feel encompasses the innovation and growth across every aspect of our farming operation to give customers a look at how far we’ve come and the steps it takes to provide such a premium product.” Nature Fresh Farms’ new branding comes in the wake of a variety of changes that have expanded the company’s presence throughout North America. Increased distribution, the physical development of expanded facilities in Ohio, Mexico and Texas, retail partner growth, sustainability efforts and new product innovation all play a role in the success of Nature Fresh Farms as it is today. “The rapid growth of Nature Fresh Farms over the past few years has helped us identify the need for a change that would reflect all of the best elements of our company. Our purpose, culture, people, products, innovation and of course, our story are what set us apart,” says Matt Quiring, director of sales for Nature Fresh Farms. “We now have a refreshed look and message that brings consistency, boldness and a memorable experience for all of our partners and consumers. This is a really exciting time as Nature Fresh Farms positions ourselves for our next phase of growth!” Growing for a Kinder Future is the mantra of Nature Fresh Farms and sustainability is the backbone of the company’s efforts around providing quality and flavorful produce year-round while producing a minimal carbon footprint. Look for the new branding starting in October. For more information on Nature Fresh Farms, visit

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Samara Johnson (right) with Fiesty Like Fire in the winner’s circle following The Hope Pace in Race 4. Johnson accumulated the most points in the five-race compeition, becoming the 2021 Leamington Ladies Driving Challenge winner. From left are Kristine Dustin, Stephen Quinn, Jen Pinkerton and Johnson. SUN photos by Deanna Bertrand

Ontario’s top female drivers put on a show in Leamington

By Deanna Bertrand LEAMINGTON – Top female drivers from across Ontario, racehorses and a whole lot of pink ribbons for hope dominated the Leamington race track Sunday afternoon, October 17. It was the first annual Leamington Ladies Driving Challenge in collaboration with Harness the Hope Foundation, which raises funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Driver Samara Johnson took home the top honours of the day with her very first trip to Leamington and


the track’s winner’s circle. She picked up the first place finish on Fiesty Like Fire in The Hope Pace, Race 4. Johnson had three second place finishes in the first three races, giving her 29 points throughout the fiverace challenge. Marielle Enberg earned second place with 27 points and Natasha Day finished third with 22 points. Pam Forgie also picked up a single win with Let Me See, trained by Kim Biekx of Leamington, in Race 2. Local driver Andrea Leon finished second in Race 5 on Dashiki, a horse she also

trains. Drivers Britt Kennedy and Julie Walker rounded out the list of lady drivers. It was the first time the Leamington grandstand was open for 100 percent capacity since the start of the pandemic. Several hundred people were in attendance wearing masks and social distancing after having been pre-screened for COVID-19 at the fairgrounds entrance gate. The Lakeshore Horse Racing Association presented Harness the Hope co-founder Kristine Dustin with a $1,500 donation fol-

lowing Race 4. Dustin said many of the volunteer members are breast cancer survivors too and want to help others through the difficult journey. For more information on Harness the Hope, go to http://www. harnessthehope. com. For more information and race results go to or

Local driver Andrea Leon is all smiles before the start of Race 5 with the horse she trains, Dashiki.

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Flyers hand Vipers first defeat; beat Lincs on road By C. Scott Holland LEAMINGTON — Thursday night, Oct. 14 was the second installment of the Battle of Essex County here as the Flyers hosted the LaSalle Vipers. But unlike their first meeting on opening night, the

contest was quick, full of gritty plays, and gave the 275 fans in attendance plenty of sighs. Head coach Dale Mitchell was pleased with the Flyers’ really solid game. “LaSalle is a good hockey team,” he said. “How-

ever, so are we. Both goalies played extremely well and made big saves when they needed to.” Mitchell added that he was proud of the way in which the team battled back to earn the victory in the third plus their effort

in not giving up. Both starting goalies, Matthew Tovell of LaSalle and Ryan Polidori of Leamington, stood tall in the nets for the first half of the game. With the score knotted at 0-0, a miscue by a Flyers’ defenceman led to a Vipers goal by Nick Pavia. The difference in the game occurred only seconds after the start of the final stanza when the Flyers’ Koen Taves slammed a shot off the end boards which ricocheted right to Andrew Uturo who collected it then moved to

tying the game at 17 seconds. The Flyers’ game-winning marker came at 3:43 when Seth Martineau found Wyatt O’Neil, who in turn passed to Colton O’Brien. O’Brien, who was near the left boards, pumped a screen shot which sailed past Tovell. With 90 seconds left, the Vipers lifted Tovell for an extra attacker and the Flyers’ offense and defense kept the Vipers off stride for the majority of that spell. One of the best chances LaSalle had to tie the contest came in

the waning seconds, but when the final buzzer blew the Flyers had a 2-1 victory. Against the Lincolns on Friday night, it was a close affair until the third period as the Flyers took a 5-1 win. Conner MacPherson scored twice in this one, with O’Neil tabbing a single, along with Andrew Utero and Ryan MacPherson. Flyers schedule: Thurs. Oct. 21 vs St. Thomas at 7:10 p.m.; Sun. Oct. 24 vs Sarnia at 2:10 p.m.

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Leamington’s Conner MacPherson (25) looks for a feed from Ryan MacPherson (8). Scott Holland photo

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The U10 Southpoint-Essex team is off to a great start. The Capitals have shown great drive and determination in the first four games of the season. Fans can feel the excitement and energy of this fresh young team. In the home opener, Riverside jumped out to an early lead of 3-1 in the first period. Conner Blain scored the first goal of the season for the Capitals and the team battled back to win 6-5 with goals added by Zander Cook, Asher Grossi, Christian Rutgers and Carter Demant. In their second game, Southpoint dominated with a 10-1 win over Windsor. It was a total

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season. A strong performance by goaltender Keegan Pope with some timely saves helped to keep the Capitals on a winning path. Team members are Asher Grossi, Ashton Drozdz, Ben Macquarrie, Brady George, Brody Church, Carter Demant, Christian Rutgers, Conner Blain, Drake Pernal, Edward Zieba, Jackson Root, Jordyn Lefaive, Keegan Pope, Lyle Flemming, Owen Tavares, Russell Colenutt and Zander Cook.

U12 Ravens win tournament The Southpoint-Essex Ravens U12 team hit the highway to participate in the Bradford Blue and Gold Classic this past weekend. The Ravens squad came to play as they easily swept through the four-game, round robin portion out-scoring their opponents 34-0. Next up were the Whitby Wildcats in the semi-finals, and although they ran into a hot goaltender, the Ravens emerged with

a 5-1 win. The host team, the Bradford Bulldogs, was the only team left to try and stop the Ravens from securing the championship. As it turns out, after a scoreless first period, they were no match for the high-flying Ravens. The final score was 4-0 and Southpoint-Essex returned home victorious, championship banner in hand.


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Malcom Cleghorn’s first three cars

An email arrived from former Leamington resident Malcolm Cleghorn: “Hi Bill. My first rec- Bill Sherk ollection of riding in a car was with Dad at Sauble Beach in a dark green 1946/47 Dodge 4-door sedan. I sat on Dad’s lap steering the car as we drove along the beach. I drove Dad’s 1954 Ford Mainline 4-door sedan for my driver’s license. I drove around the block and parallel parked with the instructor. That was it! My older brother Don had a low-slung 1955 Studebaker. “My first car was a blue 1960 Volkswagen bug. It had 1000 miles on it. I bought it in London at Stedelbaur’s Chev Olds. Paid $1,600 for it. It was an amazing “bug” because it would actually accelerate up hill – unheard of for a bug in those days. One drawback: it had no heater, cold as heck in winter. I was living in Don Mills when a 1949 Ford hit me broadside. I had the right-ofway but lost a good car. “I bought a new 1962 bug and it was a real pig. One year later I bought a 1963 Corvair with stick shift from North York Chev-Olds in Toronto. Most fun I’ve ever had with a car! For $15 extra, I had heavy duty suspension installed at the factory. That car went around corners like it was on rails. Ralph Nader should have bought one like it! “I wanted dark green with black leather interior. They said that wasn’t one of their combinations but because I was ordering in April, they would try. I got my colour combination and a lot of guys in Toronto couldn’t figure out how I managed that. I had the only one! “I also put mag wheels on it. It looked fast but it really wasn’t. But I had a lot of fun with it.” Always looking for stories. Email


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Sharks players get ready to celebrate a second period goal on a point blast from Ryan Mucha. Two third- period goals propelled the Sharks to a 5-3 home win over Wallaceburg. SUN photo by Greg Coulter

Sharks feed on the opposition with three big victories By Greg Coulter The Wheatley Omstead Sharks endured an early season hectic schedule with three games in four nights, resulting in three big wins. Suspensions and injuries have resulted in rookies and affiliated players gaining valuable playing time. “We’re running on a short bench at times,” said Coach Josh Carnevale. “Everyone is battling hard, and the results have allowed us to gain some very big character wins.” Wednesday, Oct. 13 at home, the Sharks held a 3-1 lead midway through the second period only to see Wallaceburg tie it late in the frame. The Sharks regrouped in the third notching two tallies while shutting down the opposition to come away with a 5-3 victory. Shots favoured the Sharks 44-30 with goaltender Ethane Handley having a stellar performance especially in the late stages. Scoring was

balanced through the team with Shannon Olson, Dallas Anderson, Ryan Mucha, Braydon Davis (winner) and Liam Sinasac notching goals. Rookies chipped in with four assists. Twenty-four hours later in Petrolia, the Sharks blasted 56 shots at the opposition and narrowly came away with a 5-4 overtime victory. A slow start had the boys down 2-0 and 4-1 before they regrouped midway through the second. Through the last half of the game with over 40 shots pelted at the opposing netminder, the Sharks were rewarded with a late second-period marker and two in the third to force overtime. Shannon Olson tallied the winner in OT with assists from Mason Gow and Liam Sinasac. Gow and Sinasac also notched goals with rookies Owen Scratch and Ashton Anderson firing timely markers. Goaltender Jackson Ford, with 30 shots, shut the door in the last half

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Long before Leamington became known as the ‘Tomato Capital of Canada’, the story of the tomato and how it became a staple in almost every cuisine in the world is full of mystery, history, folktale, and lore. It is widely believed that the first tomatoes were cultivated and consumed in South or Central America, possibly by the Aztecs. It’s thought that Spanish explorers were the ones to first bring the fruit to Europe. The tomatoes’ history in Europe was full of misunderstanding, the French called the tomato ‘pomme d’amour’, or ‘apple of love’ as it was thought to be an aphrodisiac. In Italy, By the mid 16th century, it had been mentioned in a Nepalese cookbook. It’s said that the famous pizza was first made in Naples to welcome Queen Margaret for a visit to represent the new Italian Flag, the ingredients chosen to represent the colors, white for the mozzarella, green for the fresh basil toppings, and red…the sauce made by the tomatoes.

As the tomato is part of the Nightshade species of botanicals, along with peppers, eggplant, and tobacco, so for some of the tomato history, was ruled by fear and misunderstanding that they might be poisonous. Why did tomatoes have such a bad reputation early in our history? The answer lies first in appearances and then in names. the close resemblance of tomatoes to deadly nightshade (so close that the two were occasionally mistaken for each other) did not encourage people to give the fruit a try. In 15th century Britain, it was widely thought that the tomato was indeed poisonous, but the tomato was mistaken for the true culprit. Europeans thought that the tomato was poisonous because of the way plates and flatware were made in the 1500’s. Rich people in that time used flatware made of pewter, which has a high-lead content. Foods high in acid, like tomatoes, would cause the lead to leech out into the food, resulting in lead poisoning and death. Poor people, who ate off plates made of wood, did not have that problem, and hence did not have an aversion to tomatoes. This is essentially the reason why tomatoes were only eaten by poor people until the 1800’s, especially Italians.

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Like so many things, the tomato became popular in North America during times of increased immigration, where cultures began to gather and share traditions and recipes. And throughout the years, the tomato has become embraced as one of the world’s most beloved ingredients. Today, our Ontario Greenhouse farmers grow a wide variety of tomatoes that feed Ontario families and continue the history of the tomato here at home. Our growers have introduced many new varieties with different sizes, shapes, colors and flavor profiles.

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Cherry tomatoes get their name because they’re the size and shape of cherries. These little round tomatoes are juicy, sweet, and have thin skins. Since they have a high water content, cherry tomatoes are notorious for squirting when you bite into them! Cherry tomatoes are sweet like candy and are a great healthy snack to balance all the Hallowe’en treats.

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As the days grow shorter, and the weather begins to get colder and wetter, we want to remind all members of our community to be mindful of sharing our roads with our biking community. If driving, be mindful and courteous to keep cyclers safe. If biking, make yourself as visible as possible. Wear bright colours, add a flag to the back of your bike, use your lights, even during the day, make sure you have plenty of reflectors, and throw on a fluorescent safety vest if you want to be extra cautious. OGVG and our member farms thank the community for keeping our roads safe for everyone.

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Our Home to Yours

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Sharks feed on the opposition with three big victories

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U12 Ravens win tournament

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U10 Capitals off to great start

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Flyers hand Vipers first defeat; beat Lincs on road

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Ontario's top female drivers put on a show in Leamington

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Nature Fresh Farms creates new branding

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WFCU named to 2021 list of best workplaces

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Tiessen Foundation donates $80,000

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OPP execute drug warrant, five arrested in Leamington

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Investigation and work continue in Wheatley

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Town officially opens pickleball and bocce courts

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52nd Kingsville Migration Festival

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OPP deal with graffiti on bench at MCB school

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Local girl makes thoughtful donation to ESHC

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My Friend Irma live on stage this weekend

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Leamington Arts Pass now available

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Kingsville Military Museum holds grand reopening

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SECC launches Coats for Kids

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Honouring his late wife with large donation

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Erie Shores terminates 8

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Kingsville Council requests review of E.L.K Energy

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