News

Tax rate increase currently sits at 1.89%

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As it stands now, the tax rate increase amounts to an increase of $33.88 on a home valued at $191,000

Prospective students and parents attend Grade 8 open house at General Amherst

General Amherst teacher Pat Garrett explains co-operative education and OYAP opportunities with a group of Grade 8 parents and students.

Elementary school students tour local public high school with their parents

St. Thomas of Villanova welcomes prospective new students, parents

Local high schools held Grade 8 open house last week, including St. Thomas of Villanova. The Wildcats’ dance teams perform as part of the event.

The area’s Catholic high school held its Grade 8 open house with hundreds from Amherstburg and surrounding areas touring the County Road 8 facility

Town to clear municipal sidewalks for the remainder of the 2016/17 winter season

(Photo taken from Town of Amherstburg advertisement)

The town has embarked on a pilot project where it will clear all 58 kilometres of sidewalks that it owns

Sports

Bulldogs hockey team returns from Christmas break with a thud

General Amherst’s Max Clifford (left) looks for a scoring chance last Thursday against St. Anne.

Bulldogs return to home ice Jan. 19 for a game with Leamington

Admirals thump Wheatley 10-3

Amherstburg’s A.J. Ryan (7) battles for a loose puck in front of the Wheatley net during third period action Sunday night.

Ryan Alexander with the hat trick for Amherstburg

General Amherst girls hockey team downs St. Joseph 7-1

Lady Gens forward Emily Pontini (2) scores a first period goal against the St. Joseph Lasers last Thursday afternoon at the Libro Centre. Pontini scored twice in General Amherst’s victory

It was the first game back for goalie Megan Wismer, who missed four games with a concussion

Bulldogs improve to 3-2 with win over Leamington

General Amherst’s Shane Sinasac (52) dribbles past Leamington’s Anthony Fehr (left) during 
WECSSAA Tier 2 senior boys basketball last Thursday evening.

The Bulldogs played host to the Leamington Lions and came away with a 59-20 victory