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  • Southbound Kingsville snowbirds grounded by pandemic fears

    Southbound Kingsville snowbirds grounded by pandemic fears

    Normally Canadian snowbirds like Adrian and Marilyn Farnworth of Kingsville would be thinking about heading south to their place in Florida. But this year it may be only that — a thought. “Right now everything is on hold,” said Adrian Farnworth. The Farnworths usually leave for Clearwater at the end of October and time their…

  • Stop light-pollution blame game, Leamington mayor says

    Stop light-pollution blame game, Leamington mayor says

    Leamington and Kingsville need to work together and stop “finger pointing” over efforts to reduce light pollution from local greenhouses, says Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald. MacDonald said she was disappointed by a Kingsville councillor’s suggestion that Leamington isn’t doing enough to deal with the problem. “Guess what, I live near the Kingsville border, I live…

  • Kingsville councillors to weigh light-pollution control measures

    Kingsville councillors to weigh light-pollution control measures

    Residents of Huron, Ohio, began complaining to local politicians and city administrators two years ago about light emissions from an area greenhouse operation. They said the light and glare made it difficult to get a sound night’s sleep. They were angry. The city acted quickly and told the greenhouse operator it could take the necessary…

  • Super Ethan’s Steps raises $8K to help young cancer patients

    Super Ethan’s Steps raises $8K to help young cancer patients

    Ethan Abdul-Massih of Ruthven is “pretty happy” about the $8,000 raised last month during the sixth-annual Super Ethan’s Steps for childhood cancer. Ethan, 8, said the money raised will be used for “games” and “electronics” for kids going through the same illness he had — acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer in which the…

  • Medical centre builders recount frustration, legal threat in fight with town

    Medical centre builders recount frustration, legal threat in fight with town

    Three days after being threatened with a lawsuit, Kingsville council reversed course and approved a second storey for a controversial Main Street East medical centre. Developer Tay Inc. had threatened legal action against the town and three council members — Deputy Mayor Gord Queen, Laura Lucier and Kimberly DeYong — who voted against a site…

  • Town turns to veteran firefighter after chief, deputy go on leave

    Town turns to veteran firefighter after chief, deputy go on leave

    KINGSVILLE — Kingsville’s fire chief and his deputy went on indefinite leaves of absence about a week after a rescue of three stranded boaters went awry, but Mayor Nelson Santos declined to say if there is any connection. “It’s a personnel matter and we’re supporting the two individuals involved,” Santos said. “I can’t speak to…

  • Town put teens in harm’s way, sex abuse lawsuit alleges

    Town put teens in harm’s way, sex abuse lawsuit alleges

    The Town of Kingsville and former fire chief Robert Kissner, who was convicted in 2019 of sexual offences against three teens and a town firefighter, are being sued for nearly $4 million by one of the victims. In a statement of claim, the plaintiff — who worked at the fire department to fulfill his high…

  • Kingsville Terry Fox run raises nearly $10,000, organizer says

    Kingsville Terry Fox run raises nearly $10,000, organizer says

    Kingsville’s Terry Fox run raised nearly $10,000 Sunday for cancer research, according to organizer Marilyn Farnworth. Terry Fox runs across Canada marked their 40th anniversary this year by going virtual — the first time in the charity’s history it was not an in-person event. Farnworth said that in Kingsville, donors and participants raised $9,660. “This…

  • Open Streets remains an open question

    Open Streets remains an open question

    Once the pandemic is over, will Kingsville council and the local BIA have an open mind about making Open Streets Kingsville a permanent summer event? It’s clear, judging from the the large crowds, that residents and staycationers from nearby towns and cities are enjoying the street dining experience. “I do hope it evolves and it…

  • Southbound Kingsville snowbirds grounded by pandemic fears

    Southbound Kingsville snowbirds grounded by pandemic fears

    Normally Canadian snowbirds like Adrian and Marilyn Farnworth of Kingsville would be thinking about heading south to their place in Florida. But this year it may be only that — a thought. “Right now everything is on hold,” said Adrian Farnworth. The Farnworths usually leave for Clearwater at the end of October and time their…

  • Stop light-pollution blame game, Leamington mayor says

    Stop light-pollution blame game, Leamington mayor says

    Leamington and Kingsville need to work together and stop “finger pointing” over efforts to reduce light pollution from local greenhouses, says Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald. MacDonald said she was disappointed by a Kingsville councillor’s suggestion that Leamington isn’t doing enough to deal with the problem. “Guess what, I live near the Kingsville border, I live…

  • Kingsville councillors to weigh light-pollution control measures

    Kingsville councillors to weigh light-pollution control measures

    Residents of Huron, Ohio, began complaining to local politicians and city administrators two years ago about light emissions from an area greenhouse operation. They said the light and glare made it difficult to get a sound night’s sleep. They were angry. The city acted quickly and told the greenhouse operator it could take the necessary…

  • Super Ethan’s Steps raises $8K to help young cancer patients

    Super Ethan’s Steps raises $8K to help young cancer patients

    Ethan Abdul-Massih of Ruthven is “pretty happy” about the $8,000 raised last month during the sixth-annual Super Ethan’s Steps for childhood cancer. Ethan, 8, said the money raised will be used for “games” and “electronics” for kids going through the same illness he had — acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer in which the…

  • Medical centre builders recount frustration, legal threat in fight with town

    Medical centre builders recount frustration, legal threat in fight with town

    Three days after being threatened with a lawsuit, Kingsville council reversed course and approved a second storey for a controversial Main Street East medical centre. Developer Tay Inc. had threatened legal action against the town and three council members — Deputy Mayor Gord Queen, Laura Lucier and Kimberly DeYong — who voted against a site…

  • Town turns to veteran firefighter after chief, deputy go on leave

    Town turns to veteran firefighter after chief, deputy go on leave

    KINGSVILLE — Kingsville’s fire chief and his deputy went on indefinite leaves of absence about a week after a rescue of three stranded boaters went awry, but Mayor Nelson Santos declined to say if there is any connection. “It’s a personnel matter and we’re supporting the two individuals involved,” Santos said. “I can’t speak to…

  • Town put teens in harm’s way, sex abuse lawsuit alleges

    Town put teens in harm’s way, sex abuse lawsuit alleges

    The Town of Kingsville and former fire chief Robert Kissner, who was convicted in 2019 of sexual offences against three teens and a town firefighter, are being sued for nearly $4 million by one of the victims. In a statement of claim, the plaintiff — who worked at the fire department to fulfill his high…

  • Kingsville Terry Fox run raises nearly $10,000, organizer says

    Kingsville Terry Fox run raises nearly $10,000, organizer says

    Kingsville’s Terry Fox run raised nearly $10,000 Sunday for cancer research, according to organizer Marilyn Farnworth. Terry Fox runs across Canada marked their 40th anniversary this year by going virtual — the first time in the charity’s history it was not an in-person event. Farnworth said that in Kingsville, donors and participants raised $9,660. “This…

  • Open Streets remains an open question

    Open Streets remains an open question

    Once the pandemic is over, will Kingsville council and the local BIA have an open mind about making Open Streets Kingsville a permanent summer event? It’s clear, judging from the the large crowds, that residents and staycationers from nearby towns and cities are enjoying the street dining experience. “I do hope it evolves and it…