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Do you have an anxious child?

Do you have an anxious child?

🕔14:29, 20.Apr 2018

By Alyssa Leonard When it comes to a child missing school, there is a fine line between truancy and school avoidance or refusal. One of the signs of an anxious child is the refusal of going to school, participating in

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Editorial: Eat your fruits and veggies

Editorial: Eat your fruits and veggies

🕔14:17, 20.Apr 2018

By David Lafreniere, Christina Chibani and Alyssa Leonard Parents often tell their children to eat their fruits and vegetables. Eating a balanced diet of whole grains, fruits and vegetables is more important than whether or not those products are genetically

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Second-hand no longer a second choice

Second-hand no longer a second choice

🕔15:40, 6.Apr 2018

By Alyssa Leonard Resale. Consignment. Vintage. Thrift. Second-hand shops have many names and over the years what was once viewed as a last resort has become a popular shopping alternative for people of all income levels. Some people search for

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Go with the flow

Go with the flow

🕔09:26, 20.Mar 2018

By Alyssa Leonard Windsor’s second annual Tampon Tuesday was a huge success. Period. United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County, partnered with the Windsor & District Labour Council, held the event to celebrate International Women’s Day and bring awareness to issues women face

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Get in on the action

Get in on the action

🕔13:22, 23.Feb 2018

By Alyssa Leonard Hundreds of comic book fans and families from Windsor-Essex spent a day immersed in comic books, cosplay, videogames, horror, panels, artists and merchandise. Action Windsor, a local pop culture event, was held at the St. Clair Centre

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Roll Up the Rim to Win

Roll Up the Rim to Win

🕔13:27, 7.Feb 2018

By Alyssa Leonard Tim Hortons’ Roll up the Rim to Win is back. According to the Roll up the Rim to Win website, there are 36 million prizes to be won across Canada and each cup size has a one

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#SeeSnowGoSlow

#SeeSnowGoSlow

🕔13:25, 7.Feb 2018

By Alyssa Leonard Brace yourself Windsor-Essex — more snow is on the way. The Weather Network is calling for 10 more centimetres of snow to fall on Friday, Feb. 10 after Wednesday morning’s snowy commute. There were close to 30

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Sweet addiction

Sweet addiction

🕔13:06, 26.Jan 2018

  By Alyssa Leonard   It is the twitch. The calling, the craving. It begs you for more. Your body wants it. Needs it. Now. It has become instinct to reach for it. The taste so gratifying. Thirst-quenching, hunger-satisfying —

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Christmas tree farms a cut above the average

Christmas tree farms a cut above the average

🕔12:28, 12.Jan 2018

By Alyssa Leonard Many Canadian Christmas tree farmers are closing up shop — but for those who remain, profits are growing. According to Statistics Canada, the country has seen a 21 per cent decrease in the number of Christmas tree

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Blues infused soul rock

Blues infused soul rock

🕔12:27, 12.Jan 2018

By Alyssa Leonard Guitar strings, keyboard keys, drum beats, vocal cords. Music sheets, mixing sounds, play, rewind, record, repeat. This is just an average day for David Gerald as he works on his next album in his basement recording studio.

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Local online bakeshop aims to fill the gluten-free gap in Windsor

Local online bakeshop aims to fill the gluten-free gap in Windsor

🕔12:46, 8.Dec 2017

By Donna Ntumba After discovering she was gluten intolerant, Kaylee Lett says she has had difficulty finding options for homemade gluten-free products. That is when she and her mother, Sue Taranto, began baking from their home kitchen in LaSalle and

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Authentic Italian cuisine featured at new east-end bistro

Authentic Italian cuisine featured at new east-end bistro

🕔12:06, 8.Dec 2017

By Loren Mastracci When Ivana Perfetto tells people she just moved to Windsor from Rome, she says the reaction is always the same: astonishment. The 55-year-old Windsor native returned to her hometown with her family to fulfill her dream of

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Winter preparations

Winter preparations

🕔10:31, 8.Dec 2017

By Alyssa Leonard Windsorites could be in for a snowy winter — if weather predictions are accurate. The Weather Network released the national outlook for the 2017-2018 winter forecast on Nov. 20. According to their predictions, southern Ontario can expect

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Monarch counting

Monarch counting

🕔12:26, 20.Oct 2017

By Alyssa Leonard Monarch butterflies have had an easier migration year compared to 2016. The monarch migration across North America is a unique phenomenon that has been happening for centuries. Seen twice a year at Point Pelee National Park, the

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A unique natural phenomena

A unique natural phenomena

🕔12:08, 13.Oct 2017

By Alyssa Leonard A few weeks each spring and fall, people come from all over the world to see the monarch butterfly pass through Point Pelee National Park during its annual migration. The monarch migration across North America is a

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Board the bike bus

Board the bike bus

🕔12:59, 6.Oct 2017

By Alyssa Leonard   Bicycle enthusiasts in Windsor will have a new opportunity to ride on the many trails around Essex County. A pilot project, known as WEBikeBus or Windsor Essex Bike Bus, will launch later this month, where residents

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Last Missing Piece

Last Missing Piece

🕔13:33, 22.Sep 2017

By Alyssa Leonard Windsor’s mayor hopes to acquire what he considers the last missing piece of the Ojibway Prairie Complex — this pleased many of the 25 residents who took part in Mayor Drew Dilkens’ Ward 1 walk at the

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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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Windsor Police Service turns 150

Windsor Police Service turns 150

🕔11:33, 24.Feb 2017

By Alyssa Leonard When Canada was becoming a country, Windsor’s police force was being created and this year they are both celebrating a special birthday — 150 years.   The Windsor Police Service have great plans for their upcoming anniversary.

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Become a donor, save a life

Become a donor, save a life

🕔13:19, 3.Feb 2017

By Alyssa Leonard A Windsor family continues to urge young people to become bone marrow donors after losing their daughter to leukemia 12 years ago. Three-year-old Katelyn Bedard lost her battle with leukemia in June 2005 after being unsuccessful in

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