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Town starts trimming budget with more sessions planned for next week

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Gone for 2014 is the yard waste depot on Thomas Road, overtime for the human resources department, a $30,000 cut to council and CAO travel expenses and the visitor information centre on Front Road.

Ray Cecile acclaimed as the Essex riding’s new PC candidate

Ray Cecile

Cecile said he has a track record in Lakeshore of holding municipal officials’ “feet to the fire” and he believes he can bring that trait to provincial politics.

Bob Rozankovic throws hat into ring and seeks council seat

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Bob Rozankovic has filed his nomination papers at town hall and is attempting to call that his new workplace should voters elect him Oct. 27. Rozankovic has been an Amherstburg resident for the last 14 years and is engaged to a woman who has lived in town for over 25 years.

Angry residents tell council to keep Essex Power shares, clean up finances

John McDonald (left) addresses the public meeting at the Libro Centre April 8.

Judging by an informal poll of the council members, many are leaning towards keeping the shares as four raised their hands when asked by one of the speakers who were wanting to keep the shares.

Sports

Midget Majors triumph at OHF’s in Timmins

The Amherstburg Stars midget majors celebrate their OHF title April 13 in Timmins. PHOTO BY JOHN HOLZEL

The Stars destroyed their opponents by outscoring them in the six games they played by the tune of 35-9.

Bantam Majors claim OHF title with win over Clarkson Sunday afternoon

The Amherstburg Stars bantam major Stars pose with the trophy after winning the OMHA title  at the Libro Centre in Amherstburg. They have gone on to win the OHF title.

The Amherstburg Stars bantam major team captured their division’s OHF tournament in Woodstock over the weekend by defeating the Clarkson Hurricanes in the finals.

Corey Meloche Charity Hockey Game remembers two that died young

Tamara Siddall drops the puck in between honourary General Amherst Lady Gen Mackenzie Siddall and Villanova captain Julia Piganelli. Kevin Siddall was one of the two young athletes memorialized at the April 9 Corey Meloche Charity Game.

Corey Meloche was remembered again this year in a charity game named in her honour but another young athlete that died young this year joined her.

AMHA pays tribute to three OMHA championship teams

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The Amherstburg Minor Hockey Association (AMHA) took time out Sunday to honour the three teams that won Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) titles March 23.