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New conservation wetland unveiled near Holiday Beach

The newest wetland habitat in Essex County lived up to its name Friday with deep slippery mud and standing water covering the one-acre site.

Under gray skies and a brisk wind, the Essex Region Conservation Foundation unveiled its latest development, Holiday Beach Demonstration Wetland, which was funded through a $30,000, three-year donation by Enbridge. 386 more words

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Windsor-Essex planting thousands of red, white tulips for Canada's 150th birthday

As part of a cross-country patriotic planting, volunteers in Windsor and Essex County are preparing for Canada’s 150th birthday by planting thousands of tulip bulbs. 301 more words

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Orchid obsession 'like cocaine': Windsor Orchid Society show, sale this weekend

Deb Boersma waits until her husband is out of earshot before divulging she spent $325 on an orchid from Colombia two years ago.

It’s not that much considering orchid aficionados can pay $5,000 for one tropical beauty. 567 more words

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On Deck: What's happening in the local sports scene

Monday (Oct. 17)
8 p.m. Blue Jays vs. Indians
3:45 p.m. Herman at Villanova
4 p.m. Belle River at Kingsville
3 p.m. … 688 more words


Amherstburg council puts teeth into new tree bylaw

Stronger protective language and stiffer penalties highlight a new bylaw governing the removal of trees on municipal property that passed earlier this week at Amherstburg council. 400 more words

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Massen denied in bid to have sexual assault charges stayed

A previously convicted sex offender, at the centre of a controversy over naming rights for Amherstburg’s recreation complex, has lost the fight to halt a new trial against him. 379 more words

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Colchester father loses appeal of dangerous driving conviction for crash that killed his son

A Colchester father convicted of dangerous driving for a 2008 crash that killed his 16-year-old son is back in jail after the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal Thursday. 528 more words

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