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.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

OPP respond to the accident this morning at Manning & Talbot light.

On Aug 4th, 2011 at approximately 9am a tractor trailer negotiated a left turn from Manning Rd to County Rd 34, crossing the path of a southbound mini-van. The two vehicles collided resulting in the driver of the tractor trailer attending hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The mini-van was being driven by a Leamington man and he was transporting children ranging in age from 2yrs old to 8yrs old. "Fortunately no one else was injured".  

The tractor trailer was being operated by a 48 yr old Essex man. 
Investigation is continuing with pending charges.  

Tuesday, 2 August 2011


Good afternoon chaps!
If you are an aspiring photographer, and have photos of around the county, festivals, events, wild-life, etc 
Please send them in with a short description & they could get printed in 11,000 copies of the Essex Free Press.
Every week we run a new local photo from someone from our community. Its a free & fun way to get your creative expression out into the county. Photos must be large scale so we can size them. Spread the word!