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Ford government slashes ERCA flood management funding

The irony of the provincial government’s announcement last week that it was slashing funding for flood management was not lost on officials with the Essex Region Conservation Authority. “We were in the midst of an active flood situation in Leamington when we found out last Friday,” said...

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Reward increased for tips on suspect in 2007 downtown Windsor murder

Murder suspect Mohamud Abukar Hagi has been successfully evading Windsor police since December 2007. Now police are partnering with the Bolo Program to offer $60,000 for tips leading to his arrest.

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Health unit launches cannabis awareness campaign

The health unit has launched an education campaign focused on the potential risks of using cannabis, including the chance of developing “mental illness” and a caution for people under 25 to avoid using it. “There remain a lot of questions and very few sources for accurate and credible...

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Vacant Sandwich grocery store poised to become Dollarama

A grocery store in the heart of Sandwich Towne which was shuttered a year ago with the building sold last fall will be converted into a Dollarama, according to documents filed with the city. Marnac Development Corporation, based in Toronto, is seeking site plan approval from the city’s planning...

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Salvation Army offers Easter dinner to community

The Salvation Army will serve a traditional Easter Dinner on Sunday at the Windsor Centre of Hope, 355 Church St., from 5 to 7 p.m. About 300 people are expected to attend. “The Salvation Army has much to celebrate and in the spirit of Easter we want to meet the needs of this community,” Paul...

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Ceremony honours 170th anniversary of great Windsor fire

What’s known as the great Windsor fire that occurred in 1849 and claimed several downtown buildings could have been much worse that day if not for the support provided by Detroit’s fire department. “Windsor fire at that time only had volunteers and couldn’t handle it,” said Windsor Fire...

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Former fire chief guilty of sexual assault, exploitation, judge rules

Former Kingsville fire chief Bob Kissner took advantage of his position “for his own selfish reasons,” a Windsor judge said Tuesday before convicting him on five counts of sexual assault and four counts of sexual exploitation involving four male victims. In a lengthy ruling read out in a crowded...

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Lions begin workouts minus two key players

ALLEN PARK, MICH. – The Detroit Lions began off-season workouts this week with two key players not at the team’s practice facility for two very different reasons. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is with his wife, Kelly Stafford, who announced earlier this month that she is battling an acoustic...

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Accused man in Windsor murder case has lengthy record of gun and drug crime

Joshua Gillespie, 28, charged with murder in the disappearance of Jerome Allen, has a history of crime including an arrest in a downtown Windsor gun incident just five months before Allen went missing.

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Vision Zero is a transportation philosophy with a lofty goal — zero fatalities or serious injuries on your roads — that’s proven so successful elsewhere it’s worth pursuing here. That was the decision of city council Monday as it directed staff to report back with a Vision Zero Policy for...

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Re: Hwy. 3 widening left off $1.3B list of provincial road rehab projects, by Trevor Wilhelm, March 29 Regarding your recent article about widening Highway 3, this is not the solution and I am against it. Widening this highway simply exacerbates the present problem, entices more drivers onto the...

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WESPY Awards continue to honour the backbone of local sports

In many ways, volunteers are the backbone of local sports and the 144h Annual Windsor Essex Sports Person’s of the Year (WESPY) Awards made sure to once again recognize those contributions. While Monday’s event, which was held at the Caboto Club, recognized many outstanding athletic...

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City to look at what can be done to save FCA's 3rd shift

Councillors have unanimously approved investigating what the City of Windsor can do to to help save the third shift at FCA Canada’s Windsor Assembly Plant. “I want us to pull out all the stops with respect to what we might be able to do,” the motion’s author, rookie Ward 9 Coun. Kieran...

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Local roundup: Four Spitfires make NHL Central Scouting's final rankings list

A rough end to the season likely played a role in the final NHL Central Scouting Bureau rankings for several members of the Windsor Spitfires. Windsor lost nine of its final 10 regular-season games and was then swept from the playoffs in four games. So, when Monday’s final rankings were released...

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University research turns small gains into big impact

For an electrical engineer, with a self-confessed love for a challenge, there wasn’t anything more challenging for Arezoo Emadi than creating something from nothing. It was such an opportunity at the University of Windsor, where she would not only get to pursue her passion for bio-medical research...

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