Aldo DiCarlo wins mayor’s job convincingly

Mayor-elect Aldo DiCarlo kisses wife Laura during their election night party at the Verdi Club. DiCarlo took 52.74 per cent of the vote. Ron Sutherland came in second place, John Sutton third and Marty Adler fourth.

Bart DiPasquale to become deputy mayor; councillors to include Diane Pouget, Jason Lavigne, Leo Meloche, Joan Courtney and Rick Fryer.

New deputy police chief introduced at APSB meeting

Ian Chappell will become the new deputy police chief after current deputy chief Pat Palumbo retires next year. Chappell was introduced at last Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Amherstburg Police Services Board (APSB). From left: board member Frank Cleminson, Chief Tim Berthiaume, Chappell, board chair John Sutton and board member Pauline Gemmell.

Ian Chappell, who is currently an OPP inspector at the western regional headquarters in London, will assume the role April 1, 2015 upon the retirement of current deputy chief Pat Palumbo.

Watson recounts “traumatic” chain of events after Wednesday’s shootings in Ottawa

Essex MP Jeff Watson (fourth from left) and a group of Conservative senators lay a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last Thursday, the site where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was gunned down the day before. Watson was caucusing with fellow Conservatives the day before when gunfire broke out in the Centre Block of the Parliament buildings. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Watson's official Facebook page)

Essex MP Jeff Watson and his colleagues on Parliament Hill have gone back to work but he admits it likely won’t ever be the same again after last Wednesday’s shootings.

Windsor Parade Corporation holds Halloween event as fundraiser for Nov. 22 Santa Claus Parade

The Windsor Parade Corporation held a “Halloween Spooktacular” fundraiser Saturday at Fort Malden to raise funds for the Santa Claus parades they stage, the Amherstburg parade being Nov. 22. Children bolt from the starting line of the “Zombie Run."

The Windsor Parade Corporation held a “Halloween Spooktacular” at Fort Malden National Historic Site with the long-term goal being to make the Christmas season better.


Admirals cap the week with loss at home to Wallaceburg

Ryan Holzel lunges for a loose puck while surrounded by Wallaceburg 
defenders. The Lakers won 5-3 Sunday night at the Libro Centre.

The Lakers (4-7-0-1, nine points) used a three-goal first period to propel themselves to a 5-3 victory over the Admirals (9-6, 18 points) Sunday night at the Libro Centre.

ERCF’s “Super Santa Run” returns to town Nov. 15

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All funds raised go to the Essex Region Conservation Foundation and their Trail On! campaign to complete the Essex-Amherstburg Greenway.

Midget Majors split games with Southpoint and Riverside


The Stars will be holding a bottle and can recycling fundraiser Nov. 15. So if you would like to support the team and live in Kingsbridge, Monopoly, or Amherst Point subdivisions, please have your extra cans and bottles ready that morning.

Jr. Bulldogs come from behind late to tie Massey 35-35

Mitch Wright (1) returns a kickoff for a touchdown as Clayton Andrews (88) looks for someone to block.

Down 35-21 with under two minutes to play, Mitch Wright had a pair of lengthy touchdown runs which allowed the Bulldogs to earn a 35-35 tie.