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Nominations closed, 29 people seeking spots on town council

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Four of those candidates are running four mayor, three are running for deputy mayor and 22 candidates are eyeing one of the five council seats.

SOE Wine Festival organizers pleased despite stormy Friday night

Walk Off The Earth was the featured band Sept. 4.

The festival ran from last Thursday night through Sunday and included a powerful thunderstorm that caused the grounds to be evacuated Friday night.

Reducing debt, promoting town, engaging citizens among Barrette’s goals

Chad Barrette, a six-year member of the heritage committee, is running for a councillor’s seat in the Oct. 27 municipal election.

Chad Barrette, a member of the heritage committee for the last six years including a stint as the committee’s chair, is running in the Oct. 27 municipal election.

Attracting industry to town, attacking financial concerns important to Kendell

Councillor candidate Scott Kendall is hoping to bring industry back to Amherstburg. He is running in the Oct. 27 election.

Scott Kendell hopes to be part of a town council that brings some industry back to Amherstburg.

Sports

Lakeshore downs Amherstburg 7-3 in Jr. C season opener

Amherstburg’s Mark Gangnon (right) pursues the puck while being defended by Lakeshore’s Bryce O’Brien Sunday night. Lakeshore won the game 7-3, a game that was the season opener for both Great Lakes Jr. C hockey teams.

The Amherstburg Admirals opened the season Sunday night and played well for the first half of the first period but Lakeshore turned the tables over the last 50 minutes and won the game 7-3.

Sr. Bulldogs football team looking for redemption

General Amherst head coach John Rudak watches his players go through a drill during a Sept. 4 practice at Centennial Park.

The 2013 edition of the Bulldogs was folded mid-season due to a depleted, injury-riddled roster but head coach John Rudak and his players are planning for a better 2014.

Lady Gens high on talent, low on numbers heading into this season

General Amherst head coach Dom Silvaggio speaks with his players during a Sept. 4 practice.

There are a number of talented players returning to this year’s General Amherst Lady Gens senior girls basketball team but its head coach would have liked to have seen more.

McGregor Mug Run and Craft Beer Festival this Saturday

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This year marks the introduction of the craft beer festival to the 5K run, where attendees will have the chance to try some of Ontario’s best ales, lagers, and stouts while rocking out to the sounds of local band Bigg Wiggle.