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Ministry of Labour conducting investigation into Amherstburg Fire Department

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No orders have been issued as of yet but a ministry spokesman noted the investigation is still ongoing.

Legion, local restaurants assist Motorcycle Ride for Dad

Motorcycles ride along Dalhousie St. on their way to Royal Canadian Legion Br. 157. Proceeds will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation.

The Motorcycle Ride for Dad roared into Amherstburg Sunday morning with the ride’s efforts to eradicate prostate cancer getting a boost of $1,130.

Town council cool to second event proposed for Navy Yard Park on Art By The River weekend

Navy Yard Park

Town council has not given the go-ahead to a second event for the Aug. 28-30 weekend, one that would have been held in King’s Navy Yard Park.

“Torpedo-shaped” device leads to Legion evacuation

Senior Const. Shawn McCurdy speaks with Legion Branch 157 president Dennis Purdie outside the building as officers deal with a potential explosive found in its electrical room last Wednesday.

Through electronic communication, the armed forces were able to determine that the object was harmless.

Sports

New initiative hopes to bring big sporting events to Amherstburg

Manager of business development and programming Rick Daly speaks at a sports tourism meeting held at the Libro Centre last Thursday evening.

A meeting held at the Libro Centre last Thursday evening brought together business owners, town officials and local sporting community leaders in hopes of transforming Amherstburg into a prime athletic destination.

A dozen General Amherst track stars heading to OFSAA Western Regional

A number of General Amherst track and field athletes have advanced to the OFSAA Western Regional. (Top) Mike Nasello, Jasmine Hurst. (Bottom) Jaiden Mulder, Joseph Gignac, Keely Gibb. (Absent) Nia Holmes, Jared Capaldi. (Photo by Jonathan Martin)

The athletes competed at the SWOSSA track and field championships, which were held on Wednesday, May 20 in Chatham and ran through Thursday, May 21 in Windsor.

Young entrepreneur’s watersport business entering second year

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Owned and operated on Boblo Island by 17-year-old resident Aleks Dobrich, the business is ready to get underway June 5 after having a good first year.

Nordic pole walking ‘a better way to walk’

Physiotherapist Kerry Holliday gives a talk on Nordic pole walking last week at the Libro Centre. (Photo by Jonathan Martin)

The premise is simple: A Nordic pole walker uses two Nordic poles (similar to ski poles) to push him or herself forward in cadence with his or her footfalls.