News

Social networking seminar coming to General Amherst next week

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Paul Davis, guest speaker, will be speaking to Grade 9 and 10 students, as well as adults. He will be speaking to students during school hours, and to parents at the school at 7 p.m.

Final council meeting ends with only two goodbyes from outgoing members

Mayor Wayne Hurst listens to a discussion during the Nov. 17 town council meeting. He was one of three outgoing council members who did not offer a farewell address during the meeting and Hurst also refused to speak to most of the media present for the last meeting of the current council.

Deputy Mayor Ron Sutherland and Councillor Carolyn Davies thanked the public for giving them the opportunity to serve while Mayor Wayne Hurst and councillors Bob Pillon and John Sutton did not offer any farewells.

Mayor-elect, CAO point to the future at Chamber of Commerce AGM

Mayor-elect Aldo DiCarlo speaks at the Amherstburg Chamber of Commerce’s annual 
general meeting last Wednesday night.

Mayor-elect Aldo DiCarlo and Chief Administrative Officer John Miceli were the guest speakers at the ACOC’s AGM.

Erie Ave. fire causes upwards of $350,000 damage

Firefighters battle a blaze at an Erie Ave. home last Thursday night. (Photo by Hugh Douglas)

A fire at an Erie Ave. home caused upwards of $350,000 in damage, states the Amherstburg Fire Department.

Sports

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.

SWOSSAA streak ends at ten games for Lady Gens

General Amherst’s Kayla Daguerre (20) attempts a shot while being defended by Chatham John McGregor’s Ashley Jackson (15). General Amherst lost Wednesday’s SWOSSAA AA final 40-33.

The Chatham John McGregor Panthers came to General Amherst and defeated the Lady Gens 40-33 in the SWOSSAA AA championship game.

Jr. Bulldogs capture Freedom Bowl by downing Villanova

The General Amherst Bulldogs junior football team celebrate their 48-26 win in the Rockhead Pub Freedom Bowl last Wednesday afternoon at the Libro Centre.

The General Amherst Bulldogs and Villanova Wildcats played a wild junior football playoff game last Wednesday with the Bulldogs coming out on top 46-28.

Admirals blow out Mooretown 11-3 in Jr. C action

Amherstburg’s Kasey Basile fires a shot past Mooretown goalie Riley Collins during first period action Sunday night at the Libro Centre. Basile had a hat trick in the game, as did James Brooks. The Admirals won 11-3.

James Brooks and Kasey Basile each had a hat trick for the Admirals while Cody Leeming added a pair.