News Of The Day- Debates, Multi-Linguistics and Patios

Tuesday April 12th, 2011

Posted at 5:53pm

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Meet and Mingle with the Green Party

The federal election debate takes place tonight, but the Green Party won’t be represented. The debate will be streamed live at the Phog Lounge beginning at 7pm, and all three area Green Party candidates (Alishia Fox from Windsor-West, Kyle Prestanski from Windsor-Tecumseh and Cora Carriveau from Essex) invite you to come out and meet your local Green Party representatives.

Multi Language Service Made Available by WPS

Last year, the Windsor Police Service announced the implementation of COPLOGIC, an online tool that allows Windsorites to report minor crimes immediately, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Today they announced the addition of Italian, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic pre-translated text templates and forms, to cater to the ethnically diverse population of Windsor.

Car Thief Presses His Luck, Gets Caught

A man known to the Windsor Police Service was spotted parking a stolen vehicle at a store on Sunday, and police found the car parked by his residence on Monday. Today, the same man was seen driving a van on Tecumseh Road, which police later identified as also being reported as stolen. The cops pursued the van as it went through a red light, and the man was eventually chased down on foot and arrested. 20-year old Jesse Brode is facing seven criminal charges, including possession of stolen property and assaulting a peace officer.

City Council Agrees Patios are Important

A unanimous vote to extend the patio season in Windsor will result in some changes to the city’s Sidewalk Cafe Handbook, a set of rules for business owners who want to open their establishment to the street. Besides extending the season (March 1st to November 30th), certain fees will be decreased and the cost for applying for a sidewalk cafe permit drops to just a dollar. A mini cafe category has also been created, which allows business owners to have one or two tables on the sidewalk, with no fees or deposits.

The Weather

This evening the skies will be clear, with temperatures around 55° F, or 12° C. Northeasterly winds will blow from 10 to 15 mph (16-24 kmph). Overnight, clear skies remain, with a low temp of 32° F (0° C). Winds will die down a bit, blowing from the north at 5 to 15 mph (8 to 24 kmph). Tomorrow, expect mostly sunny skies with high temps ranging from 59 to 63° F (15 to 17° C). North winds from 5 to 10 mph (8 to 16 kmph), changing into northeast winds later in the day.

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