Simcoe St.

Customer stopped from being scammed by fake CRA agent


The Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment reports that a customer at a retail store in Amherstburg was stopped from being scammed by a person claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Police were called to Walmart Feb. 12 around 4:10 p.m. for a person attempting to buy Google Play cards ranging in value from $25-$100. Police say the person was on the phone with someone claiming they were a CRA agent but store staff contacted police and stalled the transaction until officers arrived.

The public is reminded that the CRA would not contact a person that way and that no company would ask for any sort of payment via gift cards.


Fraud Police were called to a home on Boardwalk Ave. were a person was reportedly a victim of fraud. Police say the victim had a loan taken out in their name from Cash Money. The public is urged to be careful about their protecting their identities and to report any suspicious activities.

The matter was reported to police Feb. 13 around 5:15 p.m.

Accidents Officers were called to an accident on Walker Road (County Road 11), just south of North Town Line (County Road 8) Feb. 12 around 9:50 a.m. for a single car accident. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a hydro pole, police say. The driver suffered minor injuries.

Police say there were no charges as the accident occurred during the ice storm that morning. Motorists are asked to stay off the road during inclement weather unless they absolutely have to go out somewhere. If a person does have to be on the road, drivers are asked to slow down, drive with caution and adapt to the weather conditions.

*Police were called to the intersection of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road Feb. 13 around 12:50 p.m. for a two-vehicle accident. There were no injuries and police say a 34-year-old man from Saskatchewan was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign.

*Another two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road Feb. 13, this one being reported at 6:10 p.m. Police say a 35-year-old Harrow woman was charged with careless driving. There were no injuries, police add.

-All information courtesy of the Windsor Police Service – Amherstburg Detachment

Portion of Fryer St. to be closed Monday for watermain work


The Town of Amherstburg advises that Fryer St. will be closed to all traffic from Simcoe St. to McCurdy Dr. on Monday, October 1 from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. to facilitate a watermain tie-in at Pickering Drive.

No through traffic will be permitted during this closure.

This closure is part of the Pickering Drive Watermain Replacement and Road Improvements project.

The Town of Amherstburg reminds residents that during construction, traffic disruptions may occur and some delays may be experienced. Please slow down, obey all traffic signage and watch for flag persons in the construction zone.

Meadowview Estates subdivision debuts on “Parade of Homes”



By Ron Giofu


A brand new subdivision in Amherstburg has made its debut on the Windsor-Essex Home Builders’ “Parade of Homes.”

Prospective home buyers and curious onlookers got their first look at the Meadowview Estates subdivision, which sees homes currently under construction on the 34-acre site at the corner of Meloche Road and Simcoe St.

“It’s slated for 140 homes,” said Jason Laframboise, who developed the site with builder Norbert Bolger. “It’s a mix of semi-detached and single family homes.”

Realtors Jason Laframboise and Mitchell Deslippe stand in one of the model homes in the new Meadowview Estates subdivision.

Laframboise and Mitchell Deslippe are selling the units Bolger is constructing with Laframboise stating that single family homes are custom builds. The semi-detached units come in two sizes, with 1,255 square foot units costing $299,900 and 1,470 square foot units selling for $339,900.

Interest in the subdivision has been great, even greater than Laframboise and Deslippe anticipated.

“It’s taken off so much faster than we thought it would,” said Deslippe. “It’s fantastic.”

“Sales are definitely exceeding what we thought they would,” added Laframboise.

Laframboise said, “we literally just completed our first model” and that comes after ten years of work by himself and Bolger to get the subdivision off the ground.

“It’s been a long haul but it’s definitely rewarding,” he said, of finally having homes going up.

They are currently in phase one of the subdivision, with that including 54 homes, but Laframboise believes they may soon have to look at starting phase two. He estimates the subdivision will be fully constructed within three to five years with a commercial development also possible on the Simcoe St. side of the development.

An exterior look at some of the townhomes in Meadowview Estates.

Many of the people looking at the semi-detached units are retirees and empty-nesters, with Deslippe adding families are also taking a look at the single family homes. People who are looking at the units love the location, said Laframboise, including the availability of walking paths and bicycle lanes nearby.

Laframboise and Deslippe estimate the Meadowview Estates subdivision will generate roughly $42-45 million in sales when all is said and done.

“It’s fantastic for the Town of Amherstburg,” said Deslippe. “It’s great for the residents. It generates tax dollars.”

Damage estimated at $50,000 after Saturday morning fire


By RTT Staff

The Amherstburg Fire Department attended a fire in the 500 block of Simcoe St. Saturday morning and the damage estimate is $50,000.

The Amherstburg Fire Department states that they were able to contain the blaze to an attached garage at a home in the area. According to fire officials, the cause of the fire is believed to be electrical.

The $50,000 damage estimate includes damage to the structure itself and to the contents that were inside. Simcoe St. was closed for a brief period but soon re-opened once fire crews had extinguished the blaze.

There were no injuries, the Amherstburg Fire Department added.

Simcoe St./Meloche Road intersection re-opens earlier than anticipated



By RTT Staff


For those heading to the Woofa-Roo Pet Festival this weekend, be advised that one major construction project is out of the way.

The intersection of Simcoe St. and Meloche Road re-opened Friday and is not scheduled to close again until paving works is necessary. Even then, manager of engineering and operations Todd Hewitt stated that it won’t be a full closure.

“We are very happy to have it done,” Hewitt said of the intersection.

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Hewitt said the town always wanted to have the intersection open for the Woofa-Roo Pet Festival but since the contractor got the work done in about half the time, there will be no need for a re-closure immediately after the festival.

The intersection was closed July 31 and was expected to last four weeks. Hewitt said the contractor was able to complete the storm sewer installation project in that area of the roadway in two weeks.

Users of the Libro Centre still have to use the temporary entrance off of Simcoe St., however, as the overall Meloche Road project is still ongoing.