Flood Warning in effect until October 13

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that flooding is occurring along portions of the shoreline in the Municipality of Leamington located between Wheatley Harbour and Point Pelee National Park. Due to continuing winds out of the east/northeast blowing at 30 to 50 km/hr, with gusts to 60 km/hr, flooding is presently occurring within the Cotterie Park Road area. In the affected area, portions of the travelled road surface and private...

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Stunning new cottage opened at Holiday Beach

Holiday Beach Conservation Area, a worldwide destination for birders each fall, has a new cottage available to rent. “Our new cottage is exquisitely designed for couples or families,” reports Kevin Money, ERCA’s Director of Conservation Services. “Located in the heart of a mature Carolinian forest, this waterfront is steps away from Lake Erie’s sandy beach, with breathtaking views.” This property is the only cottage within the...

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John R. Park Homestead Launches Junior Curator’s Club

Essex– The John R. Park Homestead is launching a new, engaging program for area youth – The Junior Curator’s Club. The museum’s newest program is designed to be an interactive and exciting opportunity for young people aged 11-14 who are interested in getting behind-the-scenes with Conservation and Cultural Heritage. Junior Curators will delve into the museum world first-hand as they learn about the tools and practices of museum...

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Greenway Improvements Underway

Essex Region – The Essex Region Conservation Authority will be closing sections of the Chrysler Canada Greenway over the next four weeks as grading and resurfacing improvements to the trail take place. “Thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we will be undertaking a complete resurfacing of the nearly 50 kilometers of Greenway stretching from Tecumseh to Harrow, through Kingsville and ultimately to Ruthven,” reports...

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Flood Warning continues for Windsor & LaSalle

The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that, the watch issued for the Region has been reinstated as a WARNING for areas of Windsor and LaSalle which are currently receiving significant rainfall. Rainfall amounts are surpassing storm drain capacities for areas throughout the western regions of the city and town. Additional precipitation is forecasted as potential thunderstorm activity. Existing standing water may remain for a significant...

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Flood Warning in Effect Until August 30

Please be advised, this Flood Warning has been downgraded to a Flood Watch in the affected areas. The floodwater, which was over various roadways throughout the region this morning, has receded. The Essex Region Conservation Authority advises that there is water over roadways at various locations throughout the region. Isolated heavy thunderstorms through the evening hours have caused local drainage infrastructure to be overwhelmed with...

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