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Detroit’s fortress of a used bookstore stubbornly refuses to go digital

Detroit’s fortress of a used bookstore stubbornly refuses to go digital

🕔16:59, 21.Apr 2018

By Dawn Gray Not far from downtown Detroit, nestled beside the John C. Lodge Freeway sits a four storey, grey cinder block, industrial building. Constructed in 1905, it looks like a fortress protecting the many gems that it holds inside.

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The future of the media is graduating from St. Clair College

The future of the media is graduating from St. Clair College

🕔08:49, 14.Apr 2018

There was a gathering of media Thursday night at St. Clair’s Centre for the Arts. But instead of reporting the news, this time the journalists were the story. A crowd of more than 100 students and their families, teachers and

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Appreciating Windsor’s border city culture

Appreciating Windsor’s border city culture

🕔11:09, 7.Apr 2018

By Dawn Gray Windsor and Detroit are two international cities connected by much more than a tunnel and a bridge. The connection of these cities goes way back. They are linked through history, wars, prohibition and the rise of the

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Windsor launching sewer master plan to solve flooding problems

Windsor launching sewer master plan to solve flooding problems

🕔14:44, 23.Mar 2018

  The City of Windsor is taking steps to improve municipal flood protection after the damage caused by the August 2017 torrential rains. Flooding caused by rain has had a large impact on the city. Last year’s Aug. 28-29 rainfall

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Windsor offers gun amnesty program

Windsor offers gun amnesty program

🕔10:55, 23.Mar 2018

A new program is aiming to get unwanted guns off the streets of Windsor and other cities across Ontario. The Windsor Police are collaborating with the OPP to conduct a Gun Amnesty Program during the month of April. The program

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Best of Windsor Essex? You choose

Best of Windsor Essex? You choose

🕔09:02, 24.Feb 2018

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island wants to know your favourite local spots. Voting is now underway for its third annual Best of Windsor Essex Awards. There are 210 finalists across 42 categories including arts and entertainment, live music space and

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Drug bust in South Windsor

Drug bust in South Windsor

🕔10:34, 3.Feb 2018

By Dawn Gray A local man is facing drug charges after police searched a residence in South Windsor. The search warrant was executed on Jan. 31 by the Windsor Police Drugs and Guns Unit. The 30-year-old man was arrested after

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Indian Road is reduced to dust in the winds of change

Indian Road is reduced to dust in the winds of change

🕔19:51, 23.Jan 2018

By Dawn Gray “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” ― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein   Change. Sometimes it can be sluggish and even quiet. Not this time. On a small street in

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WIFF all year long

WIFF all year long

🕔20:21, 10.Jan 2018

Local film buffs now have even more movies to watch as the Windsor International Film Festival is expanding. WIFF 365 will showcase all the best of films of the 2017 festival well into 2018. The showings will kick off on

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Willistead Manor is sparkling

Willistead Manor is sparkling

🕔18:50, 12.Dec 2017

by Dawn Gray Crowds of all ages are filling the hallways of Willistead Manor to see the unique mansion adorned in holiday trimming. The annual Willistead Manor Holiday Tours take place every Sunday in December in Olde Walkerville. During this

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Adopt a family in Windsor this holiday season

Adopt a family in Windsor this holiday season

🕔23:17, 11.Dec 2017

  by Dawn Gray Almost 900 Windsor families will be receiving some extra help this holiday season through a program at the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society. The Holiday Program allows individuals, organizations and businesses to adopt families during the season

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Preventing holiday accidents using Twitter

Preventing holiday accidents using Twitter

🕔12:25, 11.Dec 2017

Watching a decorated tree catch fire or falling from a ladder while hanging holiday lights all sound like scenes from a bad Christmas movie. But, as temperatures drop people tend to spend more time at home and real holiday disasters

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Windsor Goodfellows reach goal

Windsor Goodfellows reach goal

🕔15:12, 8.Dec 2017

The Windsor Goodfellows’ newspaper drive has exceeded its fundraising goal for the 2017 season. The group had hoped to raise $275,000. As of Monday afternoon they had reached over $287,000. The annual newspaper drive was started in 1914 by two

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Costumes for kids

Costumes for kids

🕔13:52, 16.Oct 2017

By Dawn Gray Local children who may have gone without a Halloween costume can look forward to trick-or-treating in some hallo-gear being donated by the public. The seventh annual Costumes for Kids campaign is being organized by students of Walkerville

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Digging through history

Digging through history

🕔10:19, 26.Sep 2017

By Dawn Gray A team of scientists, archeologists, and historians are inviting the public to help celebrate Canada’s 150 by digging deeper into the history of Windsor. This past weekend, people could learn more about the history of the Assumption

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Catholic Central relocation

Catholic Central relocation

🕔13:42, 7.Apr 2017

By Todd Shearon Students and teachers are waiting for the development of further plans in the relocation of Catholic Central High School. The WECDSB and the City of Windsor are working to relocate the school to the Windsor Arena —

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The MediaPlex had a meltdown

The MediaPlex had a meltdown

🕔12:50, 7.Apr 2017

By Dawn Gray Students of the St. Clair College journalism program took over downtown Windsor’s Phog Lounge for a fundraising event. The MediaPlex Meltdown featured local talent in the form of music, comedy and art. The event was held on

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Willistead Manor Sale – antique auction anyone?

Willistead Manor Sale – antique auction anyone?

🕔13:28, 24.Mar 2017

By Kerry Mayhead Windsorites turned out for a chance to buy unique one-of-a-kind pieces at Willistead Coach House’s antique auction sale held earlier this month. The Manor auctioned many collectible and antique pieces during the event from March 3 to

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Tourism numbers on the rise

Tourism numbers on the rise

🕔13:42, 24.Feb 2017

By Dawn Gray International tourism is increasing steadily across the globe, but these tourists have not necessarily been coming to Ontario. However, 2015 numbers and early data from 2016 is hinting at a recovery. Ontario has not been able to

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Fiber optic internet means no data caps

Fiber optic internet means no data caps

🕔14:03, 17.Feb 2017

by Dawn Gray Local internet provider MNSi Telcom is upgrading its service to allow for faster speeds, lower prices and no data caps for customers. MNSi Telecom expects to invest $35 million on the gradual installation of the new cutting

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