St. John the Baptist Church community continues fundraising for bell tower

Peter Valente and Silvio Pizzuoli perform at a fundraiser for the St. John the Baptist Church bell tower last Friday evening.

Organizing committee chair Eric Conte estimated 250 tickets were sold for the event and credited his committee for the dinner being a success. A final fundraising total will be publicly revealed in the coming weeks.

Three candidates vie for Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board trustee post


There will be a new trustee for the Amherstburg and LaSalle area on the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board after the Oct. 27 election.

LeClair to become new public school board trustee for Amherstburg/LaSalle

Ron LeClair has been acclaimed as the new Greater Essex County District School Board trustee for Amherstburg and LaSalle. (Photo courtesy of

Ron LeClair, a LaSalle resident and a staff sergeant with the Windsor Police Service, has been acclaimed as the area trustee with the public school board and will take over from Helga Bailey in that role.

Administration tells town council flooding report pending

Town hall summer

Town administration is stating they will soon be bringing a report before council detailing issues relating to flooding in Amherstburg.


Penalties swing momentum to Wheatley in 4-2 win over Admirals

Amherstburg forward Chad Copeland tries to poke home a puck behind Wheatley goalie Adam Leboeuf during first period action Sunday night at the Libro Centre. Linemate Ryan Alexander would score on the rebound but the Admirals lost the game 4-2 to the Sharks.

Things started well for the Amherstburg Admirals Sunday night but a string of second period penalties helped do them in during a 4-2 loss to the Wheatley Sharks.

Sr. Bulldogs win thriller over Lajeunesse in Homecoming Game

Derek Gignac (21) runs the ball for General Amherst during fourth 
quarter action against Lajeunesse last Thursday afternoon at Centennial Park. Amherst won 41-40.

The Bulldogs, now 2-0 in WECSSAA Arnott Conference play, came away with a 41-40 win over Lajeunesse at Centennial Park in a back-and-forth affair that saw the two teams combine for five touchdowns in the fourth quarter alone.

Lady Gens open WECSSAA season 2-0, also win St. Clair College tourney

Dani Leroux drives to the basket during last Tuesday afternoon’s 53-19 Amherst win over Essex.

The General Amherst Lady Gens senior girls basketball team captured the St. Clair College Invitational over the weekend by defeating a very talented and tall Sarnia Northern team 43-34 in the championship game.

Midget Majors record 4-2 win over Kent Cobras


The Stars would surely be tested by the Kent Cobras, as they looked to improve on their early season record of 1-0-0.