Monday, 6 February 2012

Essex OPP Report - Robbery Suspect being sought

(Lakeshore, on) –On Sunday, February 5, 2012 at approximately 7:00am a lone suspect entered the Petro-Canada Truck Stop on Hwy 77 at the 401, in Comber brandishing a firearm.  The suspect demanded money and left with a quantity of cash.  No one was injured and no shots were fired.

Chatham-Kent Police are also investigating a similar type of incident which occurred at the Mac Milk Store, in Wheatley which occurred at 6:00am.  Police believe the two robberies are related.

Police are asking for assistance in locating a white male, thin build, 5’8’’ in height and 165lbs, the male had brown hair and pronounced brown eyebrows.  At the time of the incident the suspect was wearing a black winter jacket with brown fur at the collar, black jogging pants with a grey stripe on the sides, tan work boots and a grey ski mask.  A firearm was presented and seen by employees.

Police are also sending out a BOLO (be on the look out) for a newer model Silver Jetta with shinny rims and possible dark tinted windows, It is believed that this vehicle was involved in these Robberies. 

If anyone can provide information, they are asked to contact the  Chatham-Kent Police Service 519-352-1234, OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Thursday, 8 September 2011


(TECUMSEH, ON.)– On Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 between 9am and 1pm suspect(s) entered the men’s dressing room at Beach Grove Golf and Country Club, in Tecumseh.  While in the dressing room the suspect(s) cut the locks off of numerous lockers and stole various wallets, cash and credit cards. 
The suspect(s) then attended the Future Shop and Best Buy stores on Walker Road and purchased items by using the recently obtained credit cards.  The suspect is described as awhite male, approx 6", khaki pants, brown shoes, dark navy blue striped shirt, silver watch, eye glasses.  This suspect was captured by surveillance cameras and is wanted by police for questioning in relation to this theft, (see attached photo of alleged suspect).
Investigators are asking citizen to contact police or Crime Stoppers if they have any information on this occurrence or information related to the attached photo.  Citizens can contact Essex County OPP Criminal Investigations Unit - 519-723-2496.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

2011 Harrow Fair Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 1st

9:00 am - Judging of all hall exhibits: Needle Arts, Baking, Grains, Seeds, Vegetables, Flowers,  Fruits, Poultry
1:00 pm - GATES OPEN to the Public
Building open to the public immediately following judging
4:00 pm - 4-H Sheep Club, Achievement Day, Show Ring
4:00 pm - (immediately following 4-H Sheep Club) Judging Sheep, Show Ring
6:00 pm - 4-H Rabbit Club, Achievement Day, Show Ring
6:00 pm - Pie Auction, Stage
7:30 pm - 4-H Poultry Club, Achievement Day, Show Ring
7:30 pm - Harrow Fair Official Opening, Roger Congdon, Sun Palour HoneyStage
8:00 pm - Crystal GageStage

Opening day midway special! Discount on strips of ticketsOn sale from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and must be used by 6:00 pm Thursday.

Friday, September 2nd

9:00 am - 4-H Beef Club, Achievement Day, Show Ring
9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Demonstration Tent, By North east corner of Scout Hall or Needle Hall
9:00 am -  Haflinger, Welsh Ponies, Grade, Heavy Horse, Registered Shetland Pony Show,Horse Ring
10:30 am - Teddy Bear Parade, Stage
10:30 am - 4-H Swine Club, Achievement Day, Show Ring
1:00 pm - Judging Beef Cattle, Show Ring
1:30 pm - Mom or Dad Calling Contest, Stage
2:30 pm - Roller Pigeon Contest, Poultry Barn
3:00 pm - 4-H Swine, Beef, Poultry and Sheep Auction, Show Ring
8:00 pm - "Dean Brody"Stage

Saturday, September 3rd

9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Demonstration TentBy the north east corner of the scout Hall or Needle Arts
10.00 am - 4-H Dairy Club, Achievement DayShow Ring
11:30 am - Parade
Starts from The Country Depot yard on Sinasac; South on Victoria to King (.4 km); East on King to Queen (.1 km); North on Queen to Munger (.2 km); East on Munger to Walnut (.2 km); South on Walnut to King (.2 km); West on King to McAffee (.2 km); South on McAffee to the Park (.3 km)
1:00 pm - Judging Dairy Cattle, Show Ring
2:00 pm - (immediately following Parade) Rooster Crowing Contest (birds and people), Poultry Barn
2:00 pm - (immediately following Parade) Tractor Pull, Show Ring
5:00 pm - Lawn Tractor Races, Show Ring
6:00 pm - Bossy Bingo - 4-H Dairy Club, Show Ring
8:00 pm - "High Valley", Stage

Sunday, September 4th

9:30 am - Church Service, Stage
10:00 am to 5:00 pm - Demonstration TentBy the north east corner of the Scout or Needle Arts
10:00 am - Light Horse ShowShow Ring
10:30 am - Goat Show, Show Ring
Noon - Border City Barkers Agility ShowShow Ring
1:00 pm - Pedal Tractor Pull, Parking lot east of arena
1:00 pm - EntertainmentStage
2:00 pm - Sheep ShearingShow Ring
3:00 pm - Pet ShowShow Ring
3:00 pm - Pie & Cookie Eating ContestDemonstration Tent, By the north east corner of the scout hall or needle arts
5:00 - 6:30 pm - Pick up exhibits from the halls
At conclusion of the Entertainment and Horse Show, draws will be made on prizes donated by various booths at the Fair.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Temporary Road Closure North Talbot Road

SUBJECT: Temporary Road Closure North Talbot Road 
AREA: Tecumseh / Windsor 
Saturday, August 20th, 2011 to May 2012 
Portions of North Talbot Road (on each side of the Bridge over Highway 401) will 
be closed for up to a nine month period, beginning Saturday, August 20th, 2011, 
at 0300 hours. This temporary closure is required to accommodate the widening of 
Highway 401 from four to six lanes and to replace the existing North Talbot Road 
Bridge with a wider bridge as part of the Windsor-Essex Parkway project. 
A detour for North Talbot Road traffic, which follows Howard Avenue, Highway 3 
and Walker Road, will be used as the primary detour route during the temporary 
closure. A route via Concession Road, Provincial Road and Walker Road will also 
remain available throughout the closure. 
Motorists may experience periodic delays during this time. The Ministry of 
Transportation and the Parkway Infrastructure Constructors regret any 
inconvenience caused by these closures. 
Advisory messaging will be provided seven days in advance and during the 
Maps detailing the detours are available on the Windsor-Essex Parkway website at 

Friday, 19 August 2011


    (Essex County, ON) Between the dates of August 20 -22, 2011, the 401 will be closed from County road 19 (Manning Rd) to the Hwy 3 interchange.  Both westbound and eastbound lanes will be closed, but there will be access from the eastbound Dougall Parkway.   The closure is for planned construction at the North Talbot rd overpass and the 401.  Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible, but if needed, they are asked to be patient and to follow the marked EDR (emergency detour route) which will be along County rd 19 and Hwy #3.  The Ontario Provincial Police will be deploying additional resources along the detour route to ensure safe passage for our motorists. If any further information is required concerning the OPP’s involvement, please contact, Sgt Rick Tonial.

Two Probable Human Cases of West Nile Virus Identified

Windsor-EssexCountyDr. G. Allen Heimann, Medical Officer of Health announced the region’s first two probable human cases of West Nile Virus today.

In the first case, Canadian Blood Services informed the Health Unit that a man from Essex tested positive for West Nile Virus after giving blood. The man has no symptoms or complications to date and is not hospitalized. Canadian Blood Services has discarded this individual’s blood donation.

In the second case, the Health Unit was informed by Windsor Regional Hospital of the admission of a man with symptoms and preliminary blood work indicating West Nile Virus. The man’s condition is stable. Both men are in their 50s, and both cases are awaiting laboratory confirmation.

The Health Unit continues to monitor mosquitoes for West Nile Virus. To date, two mosquito pools in the City of Windsor and one mosquito pool in the Town of LaSalle have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

“It’s clear that West Nile Virus is circulating in our community,” said Dr. Heimann. “It’s important that local residents take personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection.”

Individuals can protect themselves from mosquito bites in several ways:

  • Use insect repellents that contain DEET or other approved ingredients when going outdoors. Read and follow the manufacturers' directions for safe use. 
  • Make sure that door and window screens fit securely and are free of holes. 
  • Limit the time you spend outdoors at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. 
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and a hat when outdoors. Light-coloured clothing is best as mosquitoes tend to be attracted to dark colours.

The Health Unit and each municipality will continue to monitor for West Nile Virus activity. The 2011 larvicidingprogram will continue throughout the summer season, along with the investigation of standing water complaints and the distribution of educational materials.

For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit

Media Contact: 
Dr. G. Allen Heimann
Medical Officer of Health
Phone: 519-258-2146 ext. 1402

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Chevrolet & Bauer team up to give away hockey helmets to children. Register today!

  Starting August 19th, parents can register for their free helmets at  We know how important it is for kids to be involved in team activities and that a parent’s first concern is always safety. This program gives parents peace of mind while instilling the importance of on-ice safety from the beginning of their child’s sporting involvement. 

     Here’s how it works: All players born in 2006 who register to play hockey with Hockey Canada in the 2011/2012 season will be eligible to receive a free Bauer helmet from Chevrolet.  Parents who sign up at can pick up their Chevrolet Safe and Fun Hockey package containing a certificate for the new Bauer 2100 hockey helmet from their closest Chevrolet dealer.  The certificate can be exchanged for the helmet at the designated Forzani retail outlet in their local area, including Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sport Mart, InterSport, and Sports Experts.

In the 2010/2011 season, over 23,000 five-year-olds were registered with Hockey Canada.