News

Public board defers decision on accommodation report until next month

General Amherst High School is operating at 59 per cent capacity, according to statistics released by the Greater Essex County District School Board.

Both General Amherst High School and Western Secondary School would face accommodation reviews should the board adopt the recommendations from its administration.

“Overwhelming” support shown for Michael Matte dinner fundraiser

Teammates and coaches of Michael Matte take a look at the prize table and offer up some bids during the silent auction at the Nov. 19 pasta dinner fundraiser at the K of C Hall.

“We raised around $6,000 at the pasta dinner,” said grandmother Ila Colombe. “We have enough to pay for the funeral.”

Santa Claus comes to town!

Santa Claus came to town Saturday night as part of the annual Santa Claus parade, presented by the Windsor Parade Corporation.

The parade was staged by the Windsor Parade Corporation with multiple bands, floats and businesses taking part.

Council split over accepting union’s offer to extend contract

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The town and IBEW Local 636 reached the agreement to extend the current collective agreement with no increases for its membership.

Sports

Defensive effort praised in Admirals’ win over Wheatley

Amherstburg’s James Brooks (15) tips a shot into the net behind Wheatley goalie Adam Leboeuf during the Admirals 5-1 win over Wheatley at the Libro Centre. Brooks scored two goals on the night.

The Amherstburg Admirals downed the Wheatley Sharks 5-1 Sunday night but the coaching staff was equally impressed with the defensive effort.

Three Lady Gens named to WECSSAA basketball all-star team

Three General Amherst Lady Gens were named as WECSSAA Red Division all-stars for this past 
season. From left: Kayla Daguerre (first team), Olivia Starling (first team) and Aleah Marton (Miss Basketball).

Aleah Marton was named the division’s Miss Basketball while Olivia Starling and Kayla Daguerre were named first-team all-stars.

Midget Major Stars earn three tough points over the past week

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The Major Midget Stars earned three tough points this past week to maintain their lead on top of the Bluewater League standings.

Bulldogs pay tribute to Michael Matte by winning Arnott Conference title

The General Amherst Bulldogs won the Arnott Conference title last Thursday at  Alumni Field with a 30-15 win over Lajeunesse. The win was in memory of teammate Michael Matte, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning Nov. 8 . Matte’s #37 has been retired by the school.

The Bulldogs won the title with a 30-15 win over Lajeunesse at Alumni Field with the victory being dedicated to teammate Michael Matte.