Category: News

  • Fate of $3.85-million Kissner lawsuit shrouded in secrecy

    Fate of $3.85-million Kissner lawsuit shrouded in secrecy

    The lawsuit launched against former fire chief Bob Kissner and the Town of Kingsville by one of Kissner’s sexual assault victims was dismissed by consent earlier this month but each side of the legal dispute is refusing to say if a financial settlement was reached. “No comment,” said London lawyer Rob Talach, when asked if…

  • Town council to weigh 3.5 per cent tax hike, beefed up infrastructure spending

    Town council to weigh 3.5 per cent tax hike, beefed up infrastructure spending

    KINGSVILLE — Town council will consider a 3.5 per cent tax increase as part of this year’s draft budget that would also see major spending on road repairs and an expansion of the municipal workforce. The increase would mean a $62.35 hike in the municipal portion of the tax bill based on a home with…

  • Health unit ‘struggling’ to boost region’s vaccination rate

    Health unit ‘struggling’ to boost region’s vaccination rate

    KINGSVILLE —The COVID vaccination rate in Kingsville is comparable to the rest of Windsor and Essex County, but public officials expressed frustration Wednesday that the region’s averages were lower than other areas of the province. Statistics provided by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) show the vaccination rates for Windsor-Essex County residents above the age…

  • West side ring road plan moves forward as town approves land acquisitions

    West side ring road plan moves forward as town approves land acquisitions

    Kingsville council has approved amassing land for a collector road that will link Heritage Road with Road 2, a moved aim at diverting traffic away from an increasingly congested downtown. Much of the property is owned by three developers who will cede land to the town so a road and accompanying watermain can service the…

  • With cancer diagnosis, Terry Fox Run gets personal for Kingsville organizer

    With cancer diagnosis, Terry Fox Run gets personal for Kingsville organizer

    Marilyn Farnworth has worked tirelessly for the Terry Fox Run for more than 40 years and was instrumental in establishing the annual fundraising run in Kingsville. But planning September’s run was different from past efforts: She organized the event knowing she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a shock, Farnworth said. She thought…

  • Town again rejects plea to hire economic development officer

    Town again rejects plea to hire economic development officer

    KINGSVILLE — Town council has said no again to the hiring of an economic development officer. And it marks the second time this year that Dennis Rogers, co-owner of Green Heart Kitchen, has been frustrated in his efforts to have the town hire someone to promote local tourism and help local business recoup some of…

  • Open Streets set for Saturday, town plans expanded event as COVID-19 restrictions ease

    Open Streets set for Saturday, town plans expanded event as COVID-19 restrictions ease

    KINGSVILLE — Kingsville is going ahead with Open Streets this Saturday, but plans to expand the event have been put on hold until more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The town has taken control of the event, allowing businesses outside the downtown core to set up booths on Main and Division streets. “We’re going to start…

  • Car, shed break-ins ‘crimes of opportunity,’ police say

    Car, shed break-ins ‘crimes of opportunity,’ police say

    KINGSVILLE — The OPP are investigating a rash of break-ins and thefts last week in south Kingsville which saw credit and debit cards, cash, a bicycle, electronics and personal identification taken. Const. Steve Duguay said that so far, six or seven victims have been identified along Lansdowne Avenue and Prospect Street. However, those figures could…

  • Neighbouring residents urge council to hit pause button on Lions Park redevelopment

    Neighbouring residents urge council to hit pause button on Lions Park redevelopment

    KINGSVILLE — A group of Kingsville residents has asked council to pause future development of Lions Park, citing the continued unruly behaviour at the park beyond the dusk-to-dawn curfew. Justin Lafontaine, representing a group of residents whose backyards border the park, said the steps taken by the town to curb rowdyism — the curfew, barriers…

  • Councillor asks town to consider allowing urban hens in residential backyards

    Councillor asks town to consider allowing urban hens in residential backyards

    KINGSVILLE — Coun. Larry Patterson has asked that the current review of the animal control bylaw also look at the feasibility of allowing urban farmers to raise chickens in their backyards. He said a number of local residents have spoken to him about the possibility of raising chickens in the downtown core. Despite a bylaw…

  • Fate of $3.85-million Kissner lawsuit shrouded in secrecy

    Fate of $3.85-million Kissner lawsuit shrouded in secrecy

    The lawsuit launched against former fire chief Bob Kissner and the Town of Kingsville by one of Kissner’s sexual assault victims was dismissed by consent earlier this month but each side of the legal dispute is refusing to say if a financial settlement was reached. “No comment,” said London lawyer Rob Talach, when asked if…

  • Town council to weigh 3.5 per cent tax hike, beefed up infrastructure spending

    Town council to weigh 3.5 per cent tax hike, beefed up infrastructure spending

    KINGSVILLE — Town council will consider a 3.5 per cent tax increase as part of this year’s draft budget that would also see major spending on road repairs and an expansion of the municipal workforce. The increase would mean a $62.35 hike in the municipal portion of the tax bill based on a home with…

  • Health unit ‘struggling’ to boost region’s vaccination rate

    Health unit ‘struggling’ to boost region’s vaccination rate

    KINGSVILLE —The COVID vaccination rate in Kingsville is comparable to the rest of Windsor and Essex County, but public officials expressed frustration Wednesday that the region’s averages were lower than other areas of the province. Statistics provided by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) show the vaccination rates for Windsor-Essex County residents above the age…

  • West side ring road plan moves forward as town approves land acquisitions

    West side ring road plan moves forward as town approves land acquisitions

    Kingsville council has approved amassing land for a collector road that will link Heritage Road with Road 2, a moved aim at diverting traffic away from an increasingly congested downtown. Much of the property is owned by three developers who will cede land to the town so a road and accompanying watermain can service the…

  • With cancer diagnosis, Terry Fox Run gets personal for Kingsville organizer

    With cancer diagnosis, Terry Fox Run gets personal for Kingsville organizer

    Marilyn Farnworth has worked tirelessly for the Terry Fox Run for more than 40 years and was instrumental in establishing the annual fundraising run in Kingsville. But planning September’s run was different from past efforts: She organized the event knowing she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a shock, Farnworth said. She thought…

  • Town again rejects plea to hire economic development officer

    Town again rejects plea to hire economic development officer

    KINGSVILLE — Town council has said no again to the hiring of an economic development officer. And it marks the second time this year that Dennis Rogers, co-owner of Green Heart Kitchen, has been frustrated in his efforts to have the town hire someone to promote local tourism and help local business recoup some of…

  • Open Streets set for Saturday, town plans expanded event as COVID-19 restrictions ease

    Open Streets set for Saturday, town plans expanded event as COVID-19 restrictions ease

    KINGSVILLE — Kingsville is going ahead with Open Streets this Saturday, but plans to expand the event have been put on hold until more COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The town has taken control of the event, allowing businesses outside the downtown core to set up booths on Main and Division streets. “We’re going to start…

  • Car, shed break-ins ‘crimes of opportunity,’ police say

    Car, shed break-ins ‘crimes of opportunity,’ police say

    KINGSVILLE — The OPP are investigating a rash of break-ins and thefts last week in south Kingsville which saw credit and debit cards, cash, a bicycle, electronics and personal identification taken. Const. Steve Duguay said that so far, six or seven victims have been identified along Lansdowne Avenue and Prospect Street. However, those figures could…

  • Neighbouring residents urge council to hit pause button on Lions Park redevelopment

    Neighbouring residents urge council to hit pause button on Lions Park redevelopment

    KINGSVILLE — A group of Kingsville residents has asked council to pause future development of Lions Park, citing the continued unruly behaviour at the park beyond the dusk-to-dawn curfew. Justin Lafontaine, representing a group of residents whose backyards border the park, said the steps taken by the town to curb rowdyism — the curfew, barriers…

  • Councillor asks town to consider allowing urban hens in residential backyards

    Councillor asks town to consider allowing urban hens in residential backyards

    KINGSVILLE — Coun. Larry Patterson has asked that the current review of the animal control bylaw also look at the feasibility of allowing urban farmers to raise chickens in their backyards. He said a number of local residents have spoken to him about the possibility of raising chickens in the downtown core. Despite a bylaw…