International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

🕔15:37, 3.Mar 2017

By Jamal Hamadani The International Women’s Day is being be celebrated with an awards gala on March 8. The gala is a celebration of the 30th anniversary for Women’s International Skills Training. According to a press release, WEST provides women

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SportsPlex pushes Windsor sports tourism to its limit

SportsPlex pushes Windsor sports tourism to its limit

🕔15:19, 3.Mar 2017

By Jared Berg With the recent addition of a sports tourism officer , as well as the SportsPlex located at the St. Clair College main campus, Windsor has been establishing itself as a premiere sports tourism location. The state-of-the-art facility

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Weather whiplash

Weather whiplash

🕔15:12, 3.Mar 2017

By John Perry-Goodson The extreme weather conditions this year have people worrying about the side effects.   The freezing and thawing weather has people concerned about what could happen to their gardens if the weather continues to fluctuate. Crops and

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News and democracy – in decline and under threat

News and democracy – in decline and under threat

🕔15:08, 3.Mar 2017

By David Lafreniere The decline of traditional media, looking for news to support a view and the rise of fake news pose a growing threat to our democracy, according to a new report. The Shattered Mirror: news, democracy and trust

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Solar flare

Solar flare

🕔15:02, 3.Mar 2017

By Alyssa Leonard With the increase of solar panels on residential homes, firefighters are taking extra precautions when battling a blaze. Solar panels are great for producing energy for homeowners who have them. However, they can be potentially dangerous for

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Windsorites brave the cold for a cause

Windsorites brave the cold for a cause

🕔15:01, 3.Mar 2017

By Danielle Gagnier Windsorites braved the cold to help The Downtown Mission raise 80 per cent of their goal following their fifth annual walk-a-thon. The Coldest Night of the Year is the main fundraising event for The Downtown Mission. Participants walk

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Ontario businesses worry about future of provincial economy

Ontario businesses worry about future of provincial economy

🕔14:59, 3.Mar 2017

  By Cade Ryan The Ontario Economic Report shows individual businesses are optimistic about their economic future but are not optimistic about the economic future of the province. The OER comes from all of the chambers of commerce across Ontario

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Temporary relief on hydro bills

Temporary relief on hydro bills

🕔14:49, 3.Mar 2017

New legislation in Ontario has been passed, relieving those with unpaid  hydro bills from being disconnected during winter months. The Ontario Energy Board banned electricity companies from disconnecting customers for non-payments from Feb. 23 to April 30. Enwin Utilities’ manager

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Say Yes To the Prom Dress underway

Say Yes To the Prom Dress underway

🕔14:46, 3.Mar 2017

By Bela Antonio Prom season is underway and New Beginnings Windsor is here to help find your perfect dress. Windsor high schoolers are now able to pick any dress they want because of an event called Say Yes To The Prom Dress. New or

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Short Film Contest offers $5000 in Cash Prizes

Short Film Contest offers $5000 in Cash Prizes

🕔14:44, 3.Mar 2017

By Amos Johnson Young Canadian filmmakers will be showcasing their talents for a short film contest hosted by the Film Camp for Kids & Youth. The contest is for National Youth Arts Week from May 1-7 with a theme celebrating

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Massey gets a facelift

Massey gets a facelift

🕔14:41, 3.Mar 2017

By Noah Gecelovsky Vincent Massey Secondary School is 57-years-old and with the rise of enrollment, the school is looking at getting some big renovations. On Feb. 20 workers and supervisors from Loaring Construction met with Principal Joan Rankin at Massey

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Local non-profit to employ the forgotten

Local non-profit to employ the forgotten

🕔14:38, 3.Mar 2017

By Jessica Kapasi   The Downtown Mission is looking to provide jobs and skill building opportunities to the homeless in Windsor. The Do-Good Deli is a restaurant and it is one of two social enterprise programs run by The Downtown

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Local business overcoming the odds

Local business overcoming the odds

🕔14:34, 3.Mar 2017

Although small business is the driving factor in the economy, many small businesses do not survive longer than a few years. Out of all small businesses that enter the market, only 70 per cent last longer than two years and

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Gordie Howe International Bridge to be open to pedestrians

Gordie Howe International Bridge to be open to pedestrians

🕔14:33, 3.Mar 2017

Board members of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority are making plans to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians on the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The bridge is a joint project between Canada and the United States and is expected to cost between $1

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YouTubers Audience Increases

YouTubers Audience Increases

🕔14:29, 3.Mar 2017

                          By Kylie Turner   A local YouTuber has more than doubled his subscribers within the past 5 months. Jesse Garant has been a YouTube gamer for more

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Survival of the bookworm

Survival of the bookworm

🕔14:19, 3.Mar 2017

By Julianna Bonnett   Jerry Seinfeld once said… “A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” Indigo, Canada’s largest bookstore has an unofficial monopoly on the nation’s bookstore market which makes

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Canadian visits to U.S. drop

Canadian visits to U.S. drop

🕔14:19, 3.Mar 2017

A wide variety of new international flights are encouraging more tourists to visit Canada and more Canadians to travel abroad, with one notable exception: the United States. According to Statistics Canada, the number of Canadians travelling to the U.S. decreased

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Essex plans to be even greener

Essex plans to be even greener

🕔14:12, 3.Mar 2017

By Kaitlynn Kenney   The Essex Region Conservation Authority is aiming to cover 12 per cent of natural land in Essex County with greenery. ERCA, along with Forests Ontario, share a goal of restoring Ontario’s natural land and watershed to

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Transit upgrades mean talking buses

Transit upgrades mean talking buses

🕔14:08, 3.Mar 2017

by Zander Kelly Windsor’s buses are now talking to their riders. Since late February, 10 Transit Windsor buses have been fitted with a system providing verbal and visual announcements regarding the location of the bus and the next stop on

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Photos at funerals, not a hashtag movement

Photos at funerals, not a hashtag movement

🕔14:07, 3.Mar 2017

By Cody Rusan Photos being taken at funerals are seen to be normal, just not from a cell phone camera. Once upon a time, photos with dead relatives were a common practice. In the Victorian Era, when photography first started,

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