News

Tax rate increase whittled from 3.14 per cent to 1.24 per cent with more cuts likely

From left: Councillor Jason Lavigne, Councillor Leo Meloche, Councillor Diane Pouget, Mayor Aldo DiCarlo, Councillor Joan Courtney, Councillor Rick Fryer and Deputy Mayor Bart DiPasquale.

Pair of three per cent levies not debated during meeting

Unity in Christ holds fifth annual fundraiser to benefit women in South Sudan

Fr. Nichola Mauro Iko greets people who came to the UIC benefit dinner Saturday at the Verdi Club.

“The plan for this year’s funds is to fence the women’s centre,” said Father Nichola Mauro Iko.

Results of Buick “Drive for Your Students” pleasing for organizers

Randy Lefrancois directs the General Amherst band during the Buick “Drive for your Students” test drive event last Saturday at Amherstburg Buick GMC.

While the dollar figure has to be confirmed, it is estimated that 300 people took test drives.

Seniors turn apartment building into their own art studio

Sandy Menard finishes up a painting during a recent art session. A group of seniors living in the Dalhousie Place apartments gather every Thursday for their art.

A group of residents of the Dalhousie Place apartments have been sharing their love of art with each other and fellow residents.

Sports

Amherstburg girls lead Valiants to historic Ontario Basketball Championship

Five girls from Amherstburg helped the Windsor Valiants Major Atom basketball team win the Ontario Basketball championship last weekend in London. The Valiants beat the Stoney Creek Storm 33-23 in the championship game. The local girls are (from left): Jill Brush, Tyra Atherley, Lexi Dodds, Kira Atherley, Emery Lucier.

Amherstburg players include Kira and Tyra Atherley, Jill Brush, Lexi Dodds and Emery Lucier.

Corey Meloche Memorial game promotes goodwill

The General Amherst and St. Thomas of Villanova girls hockey teams faced off last week at the Libro Centre in the annual Corey Meloche Memorial Game

The main focus of the game was to honor and remember Corey Meloche, the very first captain and driving force behind the start of the Amherst girls hockey program eight years ago.

Top broomball player in Canada comes from Amherstburg

Mikaela Kehoe

“It’s pretty amazing considering it’s my last year as a juvenile player.”

Bulldogs remain undefeated at home in boys soccer action

General Amherst’s Jack Hubbell (centre) tries to get through Maranatha defenders during WECSSAA senior boys soccer action last Wednesday 
afternoon at the Libro Centre. Adam Marentette scored three goals in the 4-0 General Amherst victory.

The General Amherst Bulldogs senior boys soccer team have completed their home schedule unscathed.