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Ganatchio Trail receives 2,200 more trees for Earth Day

Ganatchio Trail receives 2,200 more trees for Earth Day

🕔15:34, 28.Apr 2018

By Laurie  Harrison (a.k.a. the organizer of the Ganatchio Trail cleanup) On the heels of an environmental cleanup, Ganatchio Trail will be a little cleaner and a little greener this year with the addition of 2,200 more trees. Approximately 1,000 volunteers

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The youngest citizens of Windsor and Essex County are making a big impact for charities

The youngest citizens of Windsor and Essex County are making a big impact for charities

🕔18:20, 18.Apr 2018

By: Laurie Harrison Kids in Windsor and Essex County have been causing a stir and the community is taking notice. But they’re not causing trouble – far from it. Some as young as seven years old are walking into organizations with thousands of dollars, bags and bags

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Local mother marches in Ottawa for life-saving meds for Spinal Muscular Atrophy patients

Local mother marches in Ottawa for life-saving meds for Spinal Muscular Atrophy patients

🕔15:48, 24.Mar 2018

  One local mother of a two-year-old child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 marched on Parliament Hill this past week. The message: make life-saving medications accessible for all patients who suffer from SMA, a neuro-muscular disease, affecting the spinal

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Hats on for Healthcare raises money for Windsor’s youngest intensive care patients

Hats on for Healthcare raises money for Windsor’s youngest intensive care patients

🕔08:15, 17.Mar 2018

A hat can tell a lot about the person who wears it. This past Wednesday, hats worn by Windsorites across the city said “I support the efforts of Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation and WRH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).” Hattitude

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Coyotes causing fear in Essex County

Coyotes causing fear in Essex County

🕔09:23, 24.Feb 2018

Photos and video footage of coyotes in Essex County have been widely shared on social media recently, but experts say there’s nothing to fear. “They are all over. Lasalle has some, Tecumseh area has some, personally I’ve seen them right

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Warm-hearted participants getting ready to brave the Coldest Night of the Year

Warm-hearted participants getting ready to brave the Coldest Night of the Year

🕔09:11, 24.Feb 2018

By Laurie Harrison Many Canadians opt to stay inside when the weather is cold, but not all Canadians are that lucky. According to homelesshub.ca, 35,000 Canadians were homeless on a given night in 2016 and at least 235,000 experience homelessness

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Little stands in the way of a sled dog and its love of running

Little stands in the way of a sled dog and its love of running

🕔16:01, 18.Feb 2018

It’s so Canadian — heading into the snow, hooking up a team of dogs and yelling MUSH. No snow … no problem, no experience … no problem. From late September to early May, there is little that will keep a

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Local agency needs to replace accessible transit bus immediately

Local agency needs to replace accessible transit bus immediately

🕔10:15, 10.Feb 2018

By Laurie Harrison A phone call to the specialist and a date circled on the calendar. As the doctor appointment approaches, the last thing seniors should be worrying about is how they are getting to their appointment or if they

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Feeding others can feed your soul

Feeding others can feed your soul

🕔19:57, 23.Jan 2018 Sawsan Al-Oudeh fills the shelves of the Divine Mercy Food Bank with donations. She had hoped the plane would be their bridge to a safer life. She never dreamed that stepping onto unfamiliar land would not only liberate her from Read Full Article
Culling the deer at Point Pelee –  it’s time to thin the herd

Culling the deer at Point Pelee – it’s time to thin the herd

🕔14:12, 15.Jan 2018

  Sighting a deer at a national park is always a thrill, but often times, impossible. As elusive as they are, Point Pelee National Park, in reality, is over-populated with deer. “At our most recent count which happened in this

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The cat’s out of the bag!

The cat’s out of the bag!

🕔06:53, 13.Jan 2018

For so many people, animals make everything better, and one local cat rescue is banking on that to increase the chances of their furry friends finding forever homes. Moggy’s Mission has merged events like yoga with the “awww”someness of playful

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Mother Nature is a fantastic artist

Mother Nature is a fantastic artist

🕔06:42, 13.Jan 2018

 These past few weeks have given visitors to Point Pelee National Park a unique glimpse of the artistic talent of Mother Nature. On the heels of a record breaking year for attendance, Point Pelee became a popular destination for

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No kitten around: Cat yoga at Moggy’s Mission in Tecumseh

No kitten around: Cat yoga at Moggy’s Mission in Tecumseh

🕔14:43, 5.Jan 2018

Moggy’s Mission has become the cat’s meow of the downward dog. The local cat rescue organization is offering cat yoga classes. It started last summer and grew so popular, Moggy’s is now holding weekly events. It will be adding children’s

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Flame continues to grow for one Essex specialty candle shop

Flame continues to grow for one Essex specialty candle shop

🕔14:49, 22.Dec 2017

Nestled away in a suburban strip mall in the heart of Essex, is a little treasure that is gaining recognition nationwide. Crafty Candles is a locally-owned factory-direct candle store, offering richly scented, lead-free and hand-crafted candles. But they are more

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Windsor Goodfellows’ most successful year yet, expect to feed many

Windsor Goodfellows’ most successful year yet, expect to feed many

🕔15:56, 17.Dec 2017

If the Windsor Goodfellows Club had its way, no one would be forced to go without food in this city again. On the heels of their most successful fundraising year in history, the Club has raised more than $287,000. That

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Children’s Aid Society asking for cash

Children’s Aid Society asking for cash

🕔15:25, 17.Dec 2017

Some Windsor families may not wake up Christmas morning to a tinsel-covered tree and presents, and the Children’s Aid Society wants to avoid that. The CAS wants no child to be left behind this holiday season. It has asked the

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Art of glassblowing on display at open house

Art of glassblowing on display at open house

🕔14:52, 8.Dec 2017

The art of glassblowing is on display until tomorrow evening. Tsunami Glassworks is hosting an open house today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m at their location at 2440 Central Ave. During their 12 years in operation, their

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Gabby Wilkinson’s young heart is making a big impact in Essex County

Gabby Wilkinson’s young heart is making a big impact in Essex County

🕔21:40, 1.Dec 2017

While many hobbyists profit from their crafts, Gabby Wilkinson has spent a better part of her young life finding ways to support our community’s most vulnerable. It all started with difficulties in math and distinguishing colours. To help her understand

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Stop the car – the Windsor Goodfellows are back

Stop the car – the Windsor Goodfellows are back

🕔17:32, 24.Nov 2017

They wear green hats, brightly-coloured outfits and show up when the weather gets cold. No, they are not Santa’s Elves. They are the dedicated volunteers for the Windsor Goodfellows club. Throughout Windsor-Essex, hundreds of cold, cheerful faces dotted the intersections

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Convenience store robberies are stealing the headlines

Convenience store robberies are stealing the headlines

🕔08:59, 7.Oct 2017

By Laurie Harrison A knife, ski mask, and blanket of darkness – these have become the accessories to the crimes committed by early morning bandits, hitting stores all across the city recently. Windsor police have assembled their own arsenal of

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