Thursday, 28 July 2011

Essex County Plowing Match Rescheduled.

Due to overly wet weather, the Essex County Plowing Match this weekend has been cancelled, and has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 6th. Same time, Same Place.
Just simply too wet to plow.
Please Pass on the information!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

WSO FREE Summer Concerts in LaSalle, Amherstburg and Windsor

Sunsets & Quintets: A Potpourri of Popular & Light Classical Favourites that mix
Ragtime and Rockabilly with Bach, Mozart and the Simpsons!

Windsor, Ontario – July  27, 2011 – The Windsor Symphony Orchestra’s FREE Summer Concert Series, Sunsets & Quintets, wraps up with performances by the WSO Brass Quintet at Front Road Park in LaSalle, King’s Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg and the Odette Sculpture Park, at the foot of Bridge Ave., in Windsor.

The popular Sunsets & Quintets Series of Free Summer Concerts offer family audiences a breathtakingly beautiful setting for glorious chamber music performed by the superb musicians of the Windsor Symphony  Orchestra. The final performances of the summer feature music from Bach, Mozart and Strauss mixed with Carl Perkins, Stephen Foster, Henry FIlmore and Danny Elfman with WSO musicians Ross Turner and Philip Seguin, trumpet; Nicole Alexander, horn; Rupert Price, trombone; and Brent Adams, tuba.

Gather up the family, bring your lawn chairs, blankets & picnic baskets and experience a fabulous FREE live chamber music concert in an idyllic setting.

Sunsets and Quintets Free Summer Concerts in August:
Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m. - LaSalleFront Road Park
WSO Brass Quintet

Saturday, August 13 at 7 p.m. - AmherstburgKing's Navy Yard ParkWSO Brass Quintet

Sunday, August 14 at 7 p.m. - Windsor
Odette Sculpture Park, at the foot of Bridge AvenueWSO Brass Quint

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Notice of Smog Advisory

Notice of Smog Advisory

July 19, 2011

Effective immediately a Smog Advisory has been issued by the Ministry of the Environment for the following forecast region:
  • Windsor-Essex-Chatham-Kent
Hot, hazy and humid conditions combined with light southerly winds blowing air pollution from the U.S. into Ontario is resulting in high smog levels across parts of southwestern Ontario.
This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.
  • A Smog Advisory is related to the Air Quality Index (AQI), which rates how clean the air is. The AQI scale ranges from 0 to 100+. Higher numbers mean higher health risks.
  • A Smog Advisory is issued in your region when the AQI is expected to reach 50 in the next 24 hours. It can be lifted once the AQI is expected to reach or drops below 50.
  • Smog is made up of a complex mixture of air pollutants that are sometimes visible, such as a brownish-yellow haze over cities; sometimes not. The two main ingredients of smog are ground-level ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5).
  • Smog is harmful to the lungs and heart. Even in healthy people, smog can reduce lung function.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Colchester Splashpad Grand Opening & Ribbon Ceremony

Essex – 07/15/2011 

     The Town of Essex will hold a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday July 23rd to celebrate the opening of the new and fun-filled splashpad located in the Colchester Harbour Park off of County Road 50 in Colchester Centre. 

     According to Mayor Ron McDermott, the Grand Opening Celebration is being held with the goal of “providing an opportunity to invite the families of the community to experience the exciting new Colchester Centre Splashpad for the first time as well as to acknowledge those who played a key role in the project. We especially would like to thank the Government of Ontario who made a significant contribution to the project through an Investing in Ontario Grant. With recent improvements to the Harbour, the addition of a new play structure last year and this new Splashpad, Colchester Centre has truly become an exciting family destination right on the shores of Lake Erie.” 

       The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 12 noon. There will be many other activities taking place all day in conjunction with the Explore the Shore event including a Children’s Festival on both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Kingston Brigantine Tall Ship will also be at Colchester Harbour and offering cruises to the public. Cruise spots are available on Saturday July 23rd

       Construction of the Colchester Centre Splashpad is now complete and the Pumphouse/Public Washroom Building will be completed by July 28th, 2011. The Splashpad was designed by RTS Systems and is comprised of many exciting water features as well as a water recirculation system for water conservation. 
More information can be found online at 

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

2011 Essex Fun Fest Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 7th

4:00 pm
Carter Shows Midway “Opening Night Special” Discount ride coupons:
10 tickets for just $8 (HST included) Must be purchased by 7:00 pm and used by 8:00 pm

6:00 pm
Bavarian Gardens opens

7:00 pm
GLOW DANCE - Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 at the
Essex Community Centre next to Essex Library. $5 admission - Ages 10-14 (This event is supervised) Extended Midway discount ride hours until Close  with proof of dance ticket!

7:00 pm Prince and Princess Pageant/Opening Ceremonies in
Shaheen Community Room in the New Arena.
Admission $5, under 7 years of age FREE!

8:00 pm Miss Essex Pageant - CAW local 444 main stage
in new arena Admission $5, under 7 years of age FREE!
Ticket purchaser over 19 years of age receives FREE
admission into Beer Gardens!

9:30 pm AREA 51 Live on Stage in the Bavarian Gardens.
$5 admission into Beer Gardens!

Friday, July 8th

12 Noon
Carter Shows Midway opens

5:00 pm
Bavarian Gardens opens

6:00 pm
Slo-pitch national Ball Tournament, Co-An Park - McGregor

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Game A live tribute to Queen
sponsored by the Essex Legion Br. 201
$5 Under 12, $12 non-licensed Bowl
$15 Main Floor Licensed 19+

9:30 pm Bigg Wiggle in the Bavarian Gardens - $5 admission

Saturday, July 9th

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Essex Fun Fest Breakfast at Essex United Church Adults $5, under 16 years of age FREE with adult

9:00 am
Slo-pitch National Ball Tournament, Co-An Park - McGregor
10:30 am
Bicycle decorating contest (Line up on Maidstone Ave. E.)
11:00 am
Essex Fun Fest Parade - “Lazy Days of Summer”

12 Noon
Carter Shows Midway opens. Teen Midnight Madness 9 pm to 12 Midnight Unlimited rides just $17 (HST included)

12 Noon - 4:00 pm
Essex Horticultural Society Flower Show and Bake Sale at the Essex United Church

1:00 pm
Essex Youth Centre’s “Running of the Balls” at the Essex Fairgrounds

7:00 - 10:00 pm
Bruce in the USA - World’s #1 Tribute to Bruce Springesteen & the E Street Band Sponsored by the united communities credit union $5 - Under 12, $12 non-licensed Bowl/ $15 Main Floor Licensed 19+

9:30 pm
Bigg Wiggle  in the Bavarian Gardens - $5 admission

Sunday, July 10th

8:00 am
Interdenominational Church Service at Sadler’s Park

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Essex Fun Fest Breakfast at Essex United Church. Adults $5, under 16 years of age FREE with adult

11:30 am
11th Annual Essex Fun Fest Pet Show in the Bavarian Gardens; All ages
FREE ADMISSION! Registration 11:00 am Sponsored by Essex Animal Hospital

11:30 am
Horse Shoe tournament outside Bavarian Gardens
12 Noon
Carter Shows Midway opens. Unlimited rides from Noon - 6pm  just $28 (HST included). Tickets must be purchased by 6:00pm
1:00 pm
Youth Talent Search in the Bavarian Gardens; all ages - FREE ADMISSION!
6:30 pm
Chris Osborne in Bavarian Gardens - $5 admission

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Ultimate Elvis Experience, featuring International Award winning Elvis tribute artist  Tim ‘E’ & the Yes Men - Sponsored by the  A-1 Chinese Food - Essex. $5 - under 12, $12  non-licensed Bowl / $15 Main Floor Licensed 19+
8:00 pm
Woodshed in the Bavarian Gardens - $5 admission
10:00 pm
Essex Fun Fest Fireworks


(Lakeshore, ON) On Monday, July 4, 2011 at approximately 3:00pm the suspect vehicle collided with a motorcyclist at the intersection of Patillo Rd and Silver Creek Dr, in Lakeshore. 
The 42 year old male motorcyclist sustained non-life threatening injuries to his face and legs, and was transported to Metropolitan hospital by ambulance.
A Blue or Black Chev 4 door Pick-up is being sought by police.  The pickup was on Patillo Rd when it turned left into the path of the motorcycle.  The driver of the pickup is described as a male, white, brown hair, medium build and is approximately 30-40yrs of age.  The pick-up should have damage to the left front and left front fender.  
Motorists are reminded that all persons in-charge of a motor vehicle who are involved in a crash must remain on scene to provide a statement the police. 
If anyone has information on this crash, they are asked to contact the Lakeshore OPP or Crime Stoppers.

Contact: Sergeant Rico Tonial
 Office: (519) 735-2424