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windsoriteDOTca – windsor’s neighbourhood news, is Windsor Ontario’s #1, locally-owned, online newspaper.

Since launching in 2010, we’ve covered the news stories everyone has been talking about, have been a reliable, consistent source of daily news and have brought readers news as it breaks.

We’re Windsor’s online destination for what’s called hyperlocal news, that is, stories about what literally happens on a neighbourhood level — in your neighbourhood.

We’re amazing at:

  • being a trusted source of knowledge, news and information on everything Windsor-Essex.
  • bringing the news to you as it breaks.
  • publishing every article as objectively and fairly as possible. Part of our core set of beliefs is to be completely opinion-free. We do not publish editorials or opinion pieces.
  • running Windsor-Essex’s largest daily Events Calendar. At any given time, readers can find hundreds of events to attend, in multiple categories, at specific venues or in certain local municipalities.
  • giving readers a look inside new and existing local businesses, restaurants, boutiques and shoppes.
  • publishing Windsor-Essex’s most comprehensive online Summer Festival Guide, the only all-local Christmas Guide and guides to other popular holidays.
  • covering neighbourhood-level news in WINDSOR-ESSEX: the stories that impact the lives of citizens in the areas where they live, work, explore, shop and entertain.
  • connecting readers to the latest in their communities, in REAL-TIME, by utilizing innovative news publishing tools and strategic marketing methods to deliver information as quickly as possible to the citizens who value it most.

Editorial Staff

Owen Wolter

Owen Wolter | Publisher

Owen Wolter is the Publisher of windsoriteDOTca, social media technologist, programmer and photojournalist. Owen believes print will never be replaced by online mediums, but that the Internet is a fascinating market for instantaneous information transfer. Reach Owen at [email protected].

News Staff

Liz Thorne | Community News

Liz Thorne writes about community news, upcoming events and general features for windsoriteDOTca.

Jolene Perron

Jolene Perron | Features Reporter

Jolene had lived in Amherstburg since she was four-years-old and has had a passion for journalism since high school. She has four years of print experience under her belt, two years of convergence journalism experience and has an innate passion for photography. She is looking towards graduation from St. Clair College Converged Journalism program in April 2014.

Nicki Kereliuk

Nicki Kereliuk | Events Photographer

Nicki has nine years of experimenting art under her belt; not only is she passionate for photography, but design as well. She loves a brilliant photograph, a great typeface, and decorative ampersands.

Victoria McKinlay

Victoria McKinlay | Events Photographer

Marc Rocheleau | Features Writer

Marc Rocheleau is a visually-impaired St. Clair College Print & New Media graduate who's lived on the outskirts of the city his whole life. When he's not writing, he enjoys coming into Windsor to hang out with friends, catch a movie or fill his face with great food.

Joey Labonte

Joey Labonte | Sports Writer

I've really developed a fondness for writing in high school, mostly poetry; although I have many story ideas too. I intend on taking creative writing courses, followed by college or university for journalism, in order to pursue my passion for writing. Though I live in Tecumseh, Windsor is important to me; there's a history to be read, and a story to be written, on every street.

Kevin Chauvin | Sports Photographer

Kevin is primarily a sports and aviation photographer. His work has been featured on the Canadian Armed Forces website and Downtown BIA. He is currently studying mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo.

City Guide Staff

Elizabeth Walker | City Guide Reviewer

Elizabeth Walker was born and raised in Windsor. She has always loved writing and taking pictures. Elizabeth also writes the blog Gold Star Green (

Advertising Staff

Nicki Kereliuk

Nicki Kereliuk | Design

Nicki has nine years of experimenting art under her belt; not only is she passionate for photography, but design as well. She loves a brilliant photograph, a great typeface, and decorative ampersands.