News

Town budget 2015 – will it be 3% or 9%?

Manager of financial services Wendy Dade, director of finance Justin Rousseau and CAO John Miceli present the 2015 draft budget to town council Feb. 26.

Administration is recommending an increase of slightly over three per cent to the tax rate, however, that number would increase to 9.26 per cent if a pair of three per cent levies are approved by town council.

Town receives provincial grant for Texas Road project

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“I don’t know how we can let that go and put that on the back burner. These people have been neglected for a long time.” – Deputy Mayor Bart DiPasquale

Front Rd. N. fire deemed accidental, causes over $250,000 in damages

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One person taken to hospital for assessment

Amherstburg Food Bank in need of new home

Lucille Thrasher said the Amherstburg Food Bank is in need of a new home. She is asking anyone with space to donate to get in contact with her.

Lucille Thrasher said the Food Bank needs a new home by April 1, and hopes there is someone in the community that knows of an empty space that can be donated.

Sports

Admirals off to Great Lakes Jr. C finals for first time in history

Amherstburg Chad Copeland (blue jersey) wins a battle for a loose puck with Blenheim's Corbin Hagerman during a Great Lakes Jr. C semi-final game at the Libro Centre.

It is the first time in franchise history that the Admirals have made the finals, with that including their years as the Kingsville Comets.

Ball hockey league on way to Amherstburg

St. Peter's ACHS College School is bringing a ball hockey league to Amherstburg. The league will be based at the Libro Centre from April through June.

There will be two age divisions with pee wee running Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and atoms Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.

UPDATE: Admirals now lead semi-final series three games to one

Jordan Luciw scores the overtime winner in Game 1 of the Great Lakes Jr. C semi-finals last Tuesday. The Admirals led the series 3-0 as of press time.

The Admirals’ lost 3-2 Tuesday night in Blenheim, which means Game 5 is Thursday night at the Libro Centre.

Lady Gens reclaim WECSSAA title with three-set sweep of Belle River

The General Amherst are the 2014-15 WECSSAA AA champions after beating Belle River in three straight sets Feb. 19.

The Lady Gens won their ninth title in the last ten years with a 25-19, 25-18 and 28-26 win over the Belle River Nobles last Thursday.