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Posted Monday, July 24, 2017

The Town of Essex is excited to announce the launch of a new tourism website designed to promote local attractions, accommodations and activities.
TourismEssex.ca aims to inspire visitors to book a stay, attend a festival, or visit a wide selection of attractions and businesses in our community. It does this by, among other things, using vivid photography of local landmarks and providing suggested itineraries.
“Our goal was to highlight the things that make us unique,...

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Posted Monday, July 24, 2017

Essex Fire and Rescue Services is encouraging residents to use a new online process to notify the fire department of proposed open air fires. Starting Monday, August 7, residents are asked to complete the online form found on the Burn Permits page at essex.ca.
Fire Chief Rick Arnel says that the new process is fast, easy and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“Residents can now notify us of their intention to have an open air fire when it’s convenient...

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Posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Essex is working hard to make a good impression on national Communities in Bloom (CIB) judges when they visit the town from July 25 to 27.
Two volunteer judges will arrive on Tuesday, July 25 and will embark on a full-day tour of Essex on Wednesday, July 26. The tour will include stops in all four urban centres.
“We’re excited to showcase our community once again as part of the national Communities in Bloom competition,” says Doug Sweet, Director of Community...

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Posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Town of Essex is seeking public input on possible ward boundary changes.
As a result of public consultations that took place in March and April 2017, Council voted to: • elect the Deputy Mayor position at large commencing with the 2018 Election; • maintain the current size of Town Council at 7 members; • retain the Ward Election System; and • direct the consultants, Watson and Associates Economists Ltd., to initiate an immediate...

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Posted Monday, July 10, 2017

Canada150Colchester225_vert_date Essex to celebrate Canada 150 – Ontario 150 – Colchester 225!
The Town of Essex invites you to display your Canadian pride on July 29th at “Get Your Red and White ON” – a one-day celebration of Colchester’s 225th anniversary as part of the rich cultural legacy of Canada’s 150 years.
The event takes place at Colchester Park on the Saturday of Explore the Shore (July 29 and 30) and begins at 11:00 a.m. with children’s activities...

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