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Unpredictable customs inspections might dampen cannabis tourism

Unpredictable customs inspections might dampen cannabis tourism

🕔14:31, 22.Apr 2018

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens raised serious concerns on Monday before the Senate committee that the legalization of cannabis could lead to stricter border controls, which, in turn, could slow traffic down significantly. This would have an adverse effect on the

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Small earthquake in southwestern Ontario explained

Small earthquake in southwestern Ontario explained

🕔14:16, 22.Apr 2018

This week, the floorboards in southern Ontario’s homes shook. It was not local celebrations of the international 4/20 cannabis awareness day (also this week), but a small earthquake. Many people turned to neighbours or social media to confirm what they

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Cryptocurrency is trendy, but is it smart?

Cryptocurrency is trendy, but is it smart?

🕔19:02, 18.Apr 2018

Huge hydro rates and big risks are among the hassles that aren’t deterring some Windsorites The bank did it again. Raised their costs. Transactions take ages and cross-border transfers are riddled with regulations and hidden costs. Isn’t there a better

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Changing Facebook privacy setting: A quick guide

Changing Facebook privacy setting: A quick guide

🕔08:12, 14.Apr 2018

Opinion: Now is the time to act pro-actively on your Facebook privacy settings Notifications are now being sent to users’ Facebook profiles telling them their personal information was stolen in the Cambridge Analytica data breach. But users who have been

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Canadians among users compromised in Facebook data scandal

Canadians among users compromised in Facebook data scandal

🕔10:33, 7.Apr 2018

Facebook will add a new tool for its more than 2 billion users this Monday: people will be able to see if their private information was stolen. On March 27, Canadian Christopher Wylie, co-founder of Cambridge Analytica, blew the whistle

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Pregraduate conference brings humanities back in the fold

Pregraduate conference brings humanities back in the fold

🕔14:29, 23.Mar 2018

It’s rare that pregraduate students are offered a platform to showcase their research in a conference setting. The UWill Discover Conference! at the University of Windsor changed this for more than 140 student authors. The 2018 UWill Discover! Conference is

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Jaspal Atwal’s apology derailed by heated exchange between his lawyer and a reporter

Jaspal Atwal’s apology derailed by heated exchange between his lawyer and a reporter

🕔09:26, 17.Mar 2018

The press conference in which convicted former Sikh extremist Jaspal Atwal appeared alongside his lawyer to explain how he managed to get invited to two events during Justin Trudeau’s February India visit got off to a dismal start. Jaspal’s Lawyer

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Robbery charges ‘out of character’: girlfriend

Robbery charges ‘out of character’: girlfriend

🕔08:53, 17.Mar 2018

The girlfriend of a suspect arrested on several charges including robbery and pointing a firearm said this alleged behaviour is “out of character” for him. Police say they seized a loaded rifle following a two-week investigation and a tip off from

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Windsor’s massive Mini Maker Faire brings out the kid in everyone

Windsor’s massive Mini Maker Faire brings out the kid in everyone

🕔17:12, 3.Mar 2018

  It’s called the greatest show-and-tell on earth and Windsor launched its own version of the world-renowned Maker Faire for the first time last Saturday. The original Maker Faire started back in 2006 in San Fransisco. It provides a platform

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Windsor preparing for possible surface flooding

Windsor preparing for possible surface flooding

🕔15:13, 18.Feb 2018

By Bernard DeVaal The rising temperatures and forecast rain could test the city’s storm sewers yet again. On many residential roads, catch basins are blocked by mounds of snow left behind by plowing, especially around parked cars. “Sometimes people wouldn’t,

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Life in the time of opioid addiction in Windsor, Ont.

Life in the time of opioid addiction in Windsor, Ont.

🕔07:23, 17.Feb 2018

  The front door of a middle-class Canadian suburban home yawns open, late on a weekday morning. The frail figure of a woman beckons me in. Clinging to her leg in the musty smelling hallway is a redheaded toddler who

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Local Tim Hortons not at fault, it’s big corporations: NDP

Local Tim Hortons not at fault, it’s big corporations: NDP

🕔21:43, 15.Jan 2018

 NDP believe franchisees are being directed by the parent company, which it denies. A student group is calling out big corporations that they believe are using loopholes in labour laws to offset profit losses as a result of the minimum

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Integrated bike network not in the cards yet

Integrated bike network not in the cards yet

🕔18:45, 12.Dec 2017

Whether you prefer riding with the breeze in your hair on the Riverside Drive waterfront trail or just love the sound of leaves rustling while pedaling on the Ganatchio Trail, Windsor’s leisure bike routes are a feast for bike lovers.

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Game changing grant for child care centres in Ontario

Game changing grant for child care centres in Ontario

🕔23:12, 11.Dec 2017

By Bernard De Vaal Ontario wants to close the gender wage gap by getting mothers with young children back into the workforce. A persistent problem around making this happen is setting these parents up with quality and affordable day care

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No complete winter season forecast: meteorologist

No complete winter season forecast: meteorologist

🕔14:04, 11.Dec 2017

One would like to think that with current technology we’d at least be able to forecast what the weather will look like a month in advance. That however, is not the case. Peter Kimbell, meteorologist with Environment Canada warns that

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Windsor adds voice to ‘Hands off Jerusalem’ protests

Windsor adds voice to ‘Hands off Jerusalem’ protests

🕔12:07, 11.Dec 2017

For seven generations, Palestinians have been without a place they can call their homeland. Many of them have never met their relatives from what most of the Muslim world considers occupied territories. On Dec. 11, President Donald Trump’s announcement of

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Adding the spice of care at Walkerville Brewery

Adding the spice of care at Walkerville Brewery

🕔14:15, 4.Dec 2017

By Bernard de Vaal Walkerville Brewery is spicing up the holidays with two sentimental favorites – coffee and beer – combined into one limited series drink they like to call Spiced Mocha Porter. The brewery uncapped its new brew in

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Online security tips for Cyber Monday

Online security tips for Cyber Monday

🕔14:04, 27.Nov 2017

by Bernard de Vaal Shopping online lights up security concerns for many, keeping them from the convenience of cashing in on the biggest online shopping day of the year. With Black Friday’s doorbuster madness but a memory, its digital grandson,

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Sears abandons its charity partners

Sears abandons its charity partners

🕔13:49, 27.Nov 2017

It’s not only Sears employees and faithful customers who will miss the retail giant in Canada but also many charities who depended on it. Sears was a major supporter of community initiatives servicing thousands of Canadian youth over the decades,

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Ontario students lacked a voice in college strike: student reps

Ontario students lacked a voice in college strike: student reps

🕔11:50, 27.Nov 2017

by Bernard de Vaal Nov. 21 saw students return to class after a five-week strike, which student council representatives say left some 500,000 students with little to no voice. Temperaments were running high during the final weeks of the strike

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