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  • Dennis Rogers gets down to business as Kingsville’s new mayor Affordable housing, managed growth, waterfront development on political newcomer's to-do list

    Dennis Rogers gets down to business as Kingsville’s new mayor Affordable housing, managed growth, waterfront development on political newcomer’s to-do list

    When Dennis Rogers decided to throw his hat in the political ring his aim was to win a Kingsville council seat. That was the traditional route for someone new to politics: start small and over time work up to running for higher positions like deputy mayor or mayor. But after some thought, some input from…

  • On Remembrance Day, the story of an impromptu WW1 truce offers inspiration and hope

    On Remembrance Day, the story of an impromptu WW1 truce offers inspiration and hope

    A friend visited last weekend bearing gifts, which is always nice. Even nicer when it’s beer. They brought a can of Storyteller Lager because they see me as a storyteller. (I tell myself they meant it as a compliment.)  As a wannabe novelist, sometimes writer of columns like this one, and as a preacher, I…

  • Three Leamington men charged as part of ‘massive’ drug trafficking operation

    Three Leamington men charged as part of ‘massive’ drug trafficking operation

    KINGSVILLE — Three Leamington men, part of what police are calling an “organized group,” have been charged with the cultivation of illegal cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Ollie Mastronardi, 69, Mark Mastronardi, 43, and Joseph Spano, 45, are also charged with growing cannabis without authorization. The charges against the three local men stem for…

  • Santos reflects on Kingsville’s dramatic growth during his years on council

    Santos reflects on Kingsville’s dramatic growth during his years on council

    Nelson Santos decided to enter municipal politics in the mid-1990s when he was covering Kingsville council for the local newspaper. Council voted in favour of selling town-owned property at the foot of Division Street next to Lakeside Park to a developer — a move that went against the town’s policy of encouraging and expanding parkland…

  • Kingsville balks at cost of organic waste recovery plan, major tax hike feared

    Kingsville balks at cost of organic waste recovery plan, major tax hike feared

    KINGSVILLE — Kingsville wants out of a regional organic waste recovery program which town officials say will result in substantial tax increases for homeowners living in the urban part of the municipality. The town also objects to being forced to participate in the Essex County Waste Management Authority (ECWMA) program — even though the province…

  • Kingsville residents dig deep to support Ukraine relief efforts

    Kingsville residents dig deep to support Ukraine relief efforts

    KINGSVILLE — Laura Lucier, organizer of Tuesday’s Ukraine fundraiser, was hoping 300 people would attend the humanitarian aid event. In the end, 650 showed up at the Grovedale Arts and Culture Centre to have a pasta dinner and make donations to help the war-torn country. “The 300 meals that we prepared to serve were pretty…

  • Kingsville lifts ban on off-site migrant farm worker housing

    Kingsville lifts ban on off-site migrant farm worker housing

    KINGSVILLE — The Town of Kingsville has temporarily lifted a ban on migrant farm workers living in rural and urban homes, capping the number of workers who can stay in those accommodations at four. “If council’s direction is to continue with a complete ban on all off-site worker housing, the risk is that potentially hundreds…

  • Kingsville mayor appointed executive director of Jack Miner foundation

    Kingsville mayor appointed executive director of Jack Miner foundation

    KINGSVILLE — Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos has been appointed the new executive director of the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary Foundation. The announcement was made Monday, which coincides with Jack Miner’s birthday and the start of Canada’s National Wildlife Week. “What the sanctuary needs right now is a strong leader and someone who is passionate…

  • Growth on tap as Kingsville Brewery expands production capacity, seeks foothold in U.S.

    Growth on tap as Kingsville Brewery expands production capacity, seeks foothold in U.S.

    KINGSVILLE — Former NHL goalie Marty Turco’s first visit to Kingsville was in the mid-1990s when he was the starting goalie for the Michigan Wolverines hockey team. He played with Brian’s goalie pads and had been invited by the company’s co-owner, Brian Heaton, to visit the factory in Kingsville to see how the pads were…

  • Kingsville Cycling Website Steers Riders To Local Trails, Attractions

    Kingsville Cycling Website Steers Riders To Local Trails, Attractions

    KINGSVILLE — A group of local cyclists with a deep knowledge of county roads, trails and bike lanes has created a website to guide riders on where to go, what to see and where to stay. So far there are nine routes on cyclekingsville.ca, with more planned. The routes are a mix of short and long, easy…

  • Dennis Rogers gets down to business as Kingsville’s new mayor Affordable housing, managed growth, waterfront development on political newcomer's to-do list

    Dennis Rogers gets down to business as Kingsville’s new mayor Affordable housing, managed growth, waterfront development on political newcomer’s to-do list

    When Dennis Rogers decided to throw his hat in the political ring his aim was to win a Kingsville council seat. That was the traditional route for someone new to politics: start small and over time work up to running for higher positions like deputy mayor or mayor. But after some thought, some input from…

  • On Remembrance Day, the story of an impromptu WW1 truce offers inspiration and hope

    On Remembrance Day, the story of an impromptu WW1 truce offers inspiration and hope

    A friend visited last weekend bearing gifts, which is always nice. Even nicer when it’s beer. They brought a can of Storyteller Lager because they see me as a storyteller. (I tell myself they meant it as a compliment.)  As a wannabe novelist, sometimes writer of columns like this one, and as a preacher, I…

  • Three Leamington men charged as part of ‘massive’ drug trafficking operation

    Three Leamington men charged as part of ‘massive’ drug trafficking operation

    KINGSVILLE — Three Leamington men, part of what police are calling an “organized group,” have been charged with the cultivation of illegal cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Ollie Mastronardi, 69, Mark Mastronardi, 43, and Joseph Spano, 45, are also charged with growing cannabis without authorization. The charges against the three local men stem for…

  • Santos reflects on Kingsville’s dramatic growth during his years on council

    Santos reflects on Kingsville’s dramatic growth during his years on council

    Nelson Santos decided to enter municipal politics in the mid-1990s when he was covering Kingsville council for the local newspaper. Council voted in favour of selling town-owned property at the foot of Division Street next to Lakeside Park to a developer — a move that went against the town’s policy of encouraging and expanding parkland…

  • Kingsville balks at cost of organic waste recovery plan, major tax hike feared

    Kingsville balks at cost of organic waste recovery plan, major tax hike feared

    KINGSVILLE — Kingsville wants out of a regional organic waste recovery program which town officials say will result in substantial tax increases for homeowners living in the urban part of the municipality. The town also objects to being forced to participate in the Essex County Waste Management Authority (ECWMA) program — even though the province…

  • Kingsville residents dig deep to support Ukraine relief efforts

    Kingsville residents dig deep to support Ukraine relief efforts

    KINGSVILLE — Laura Lucier, organizer of Tuesday’s Ukraine fundraiser, was hoping 300 people would attend the humanitarian aid event. In the end, 650 showed up at the Grovedale Arts and Culture Centre to have a pasta dinner and make donations to help the war-torn country. “The 300 meals that we prepared to serve were pretty…

  • Kingsville lifts ban on off-site migrant farm worker housing

    Kingsville lifts ban on off-site migrant farm worker housing

    KINGSVILLE — The Town of Kingsville has temporarily lifted a ban on migrant farm workers living in rural and urban homes, capping the number of workers who can stay in those accommodations at four. “If council’s direction is to continue with a complete ban on all off-site worker housing, the risk is that potentially hundreds…

  • Kingsville mayor appointed executive director of Jack Miner foundation

    Kingsville mayor appointed executive director of Jack Miner foundation

    KINGSVILLE — Kingsville Mayor Nelson Santos has been appointed the new executive director of the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary Foundation. The announcement was made Monday, which coincides with Jack Miner’s birthday and the start of Canada’s National Wildlife Week. “What the sanctuary needs right now is a strong leader and someone who is passionate…

  • Growth on tap as Kingsville Brewery expands production capacity, seeks foothold in U.S.

    Growth on tap as Kingsville Brewery expands production capacity, seeks foothold in U.S.

    KINGSVILLE — Former NHL goalie Marty Turco’s first visit to Kingsville was in the mid-1990s when he was the starting goalie for the Michigan Wolverines hockey team. He played with Brian’s goalie pads and had been invited by the company’s co-owner, Brian Heaton, to visit the factory in Kingsville to see how the pads were…

  • Kingsville Cycling Website Steers Riders To Local Trails, Attractions

    Kingsville Cycling Website Steers Riders To Local Trails, Attractions

    KINGSVILLE — A group of local cyclists with a deep knowledge of county roads, trails and bike lanes has created a website to guide riders on where to go, what to see and where to stay. So far there are nine routes on cyclekingsville.ca, with more planned. The routes are a mix of short and long, easy…