The Year in Review in Windsor News – Spring 2011

Wednesday December 28th, 2011

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April 2011

A Closer Look at The City of Windsor Capital Budget for 2011

While the talk with this year’s capitol budget has been all about big ticket items, we decided to take a look at some other projects that effect your neighborhood, where…MORE

When Will My Street be Fixed?

Do you live on one of the many streets in Windsor that has reached the end of its life span, and are wondering if and when the City will budget…MORE

Border Road: Fred’s Farm Fresh Produce Relocation

Fred’s Farm Fresh, a local fruit, vegetable stand and deli, has been a staple of the Huron Church area for years.
The store at 3336 Huron Church Rd was purchased by…MORE

PHOTOS: The Morning Drive in April

April is off to a rainy start. The first full month of spring is greeting us with wind and rain, but the promise of change lies around the corner. There…MORE

Fire Smoldering in Devonshire Heights

Firefighters are battling a blaze on Conservation Drive in Windsor’s Devonshire Heights neighborhood.
Responders from four Windsor fire stations are working to contain the blaze that is consuming a house on…MORE

Caught On Tape: The Gavin Michael Booth Story

While Windsor hasn’t been known for film production, someone is changing the trend.
Beginning his love for movies during childhood, 33-year-old Gavin Michael Booth is an advocate for local filmmakers. Although…MORE

Money Headed Toward New ‘Specific’ City-Wide Projects in 2011


The City of Windsor passed a $122,782,000 budget for 2011 last night, but at the end of the night, some interesting “specific” add-ons were made to the city’s plans for…MORE

Ottawa Street BIA Wants Some TLC

CITY NEWSPhotos By: Owen Wolter
At the Wednesday evening budget meeting of Windsor City Council, Arnie Blaine, who is the Chair of the Ottawa Street BIA, appeared before council to point out…MORE

PHOTOS: Mixed Martial Arts @ Caesars

SPORTSRyan Jimmo vs. Zak Cummings
Pete Spratt vs. Demi Deeds
Pete Brown vs. Matt Spisak
Marcus Davis vs. Curtis Demarce
Hermes Franca vs. Robert Washington
Douglas Lima vs Terry Martin
Dhiego Lima vs. Josh Taveirne
Chucky Mady…MORE

Glengarry-Marentette Project One Step Forward Toward Success

In the shadow of Caesars Windsor, part of downtown, known as the Glengarry-Marentette Waterfront Village, has been part of a project that’s made slow progress over the years.
Back in 2003,…MORE

Popular Downtown Sushi Comes to South Windsor


Finding a trendy place to go for sushi without having to drive all the way downtown can be difficult for those living in South Windsor. At least it was as…MORE

Border Road: Those Black Fences? Keeping the Snakes Out

If you’ve driven down Huron Church lately, you may have noticed long lines of black fences cropping up over the lands where the new border highway will be built.
But these…MORE

Wanna Buy A Landmark?

The Walker Power Building is a landmark located in the heart of Olde Walkerville on the corner of Devonshire Riverside Drive East.
The historic building is currently listed on…MORE

Tecumseh Roadhouse, Caesars Windsor & Assumption Highschool Big Winners at Battle of Hors d’Oeuvres

Big names in local dining came together Friday night to participate in the 25th Annual Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Essex County’s Battle of the Hors d’Oeuvres at the Ciociaro Club.

May 2011

How Windsor Did For Earth Hour 2011

CITY NEWSThe Casino During Earth Hour 2011 (Owen Wolter)
Earth Hour 2011 was held on March 26, 2011.
Energy use in the City of Windsor decreased by 3%.
In Ontario electricity demand fell by…MORE

PHOTOS: Windsor/Essex County Humane Society on-site Adopt-A-Thon

The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society on-site Adopt-A-Thon took place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday at the Legacy Park PetSmart and helped find homes for many animals.
Thanks to all of…MORE

Windsor Spitfires Season in Photos: Playoff Run

At the conclusion of the season the Spitfires were seeded 4th in the playoffs. During the first round they faced off against the Erie Otters, a tough team that was…MORE

5 Years Since Windsor Lost Constable John Atkinson

CITY NEWSThe scene of Atkinson’s murder (Google Street View)
On this day, May 5th, back in 2006, a frightening call came over police radios across the city.
“Officer down.”
While at the Mac’s convenience…MORE

Ellis Named Most Outstanding OHL Player of the Year

The OHL awarded Spitfires’ Ryan Ellis the Red Tilson Trophy for being the most outstanding OHL player of the year. Ellis scored 101 points in 58 games with 24 goals…MORE

Hundreds Arrive for Annual City Plant Sale

Hundreds of Windsorites flocked to Lanspeary Park for the annual Parks and Rec Plant Sale, put on by the City of Windsor.
Between lilacs, shrubs, herbs and potted plants, Windsorites scooped…MORE

PHOTOS: Jackson Park in Bloom

CITY NEWSPhotos by: Owen Wolter
Jackson Park and the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Garden’s are in full bloom this Spring. Hundreds and hundreds of tulips in in bloom and the bonus this…MORE

Peace Fountain Installed Wednesday!

Wednesday afternoon, the Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain was being installed at Coventry Gardens on Windsors east side. A sure sign that the warm summer months will be here soon!

READER PHOTOS: Hail Hits Essex County


Reader Giovanni Esposito sent us theses pictures of hail that hit Pelee Island just before 6:00pm Monday.
Strong storms have been moving across Windsor and Essex county all afternoon.
If you…MORE

Pedestrian Struck & Critically Injured by a 85 Year Old Driver

CITY NEWSPhoto By Owen Wolter
Windsor Police have charged an 85 year old driver with “making a turn not in safety” after a pedestrian was struck and critically injured Tuesday…MORE

Windsor’s Ride For Dad a Resounding Success!

On Sunday, May 29th, hundreds of local motorcycle riders got together raising money for prostate cancer research. The 2010 event brought in $77 000 from just over 1000 riders. The…MORE

PHOTOS: Demolition Underway at Windsor Crossings


Where Applebee’s once stood, a pile of rubble remains. The destruction of the parts of Windsor Crossings now belonging to the Ontario government began yesterday, with two large bulldozers on…MORE

June 2011

MORE PHOTOS: Day 1 @ Beaverfest

What is turning into an amazing kick off into the summer festival season, The Great Canadian Beaverfest drew a great crowd on its first day down at the new Riverfront…MORE

Leamington: One Year After The Tornado


In the early morning hours of June 6th 2010, a tornado cut a path thought Leamington, in the vicinity of Bevel Line and Seacliff Drive. It ran a course…MORE

Upcoming Canadian Version of Pawn Stars Will Feature a Windsorite

Mark Bradac has been in the pawnshop business a long time. How long you ask?
“I’ve been in the business 44 years…and I’m 55 years old,” said Bradac. “Does that make…MORE

Mail Strike in Windsor

Postal workers across Windsor are walking the line today to back their contact demands. The 24 hour work stoppage is just one of nine taking place across Canada.
The rotating strikes…MORE

Summerfest Set To Go!

Summerfest is here bringing with it fun and excitement and an end to anticipation. Windsor’s Summerfest brings in tourists in numbers upwards of five hundred thousand every year….MORE

READER PHOTOS: Greek Village


Carrousel of the Nations has wrapped up its first Weekend, and had perfect weather for it. A reader sent us in the above pictures of the Greek Village.
Carrousel continues next…MORE

Green Corridor Students Inspire Change With Innovative Projects


I left the auditorium at the University of Windsor’s LeBel visual arts building Thursday night engulfed in the lightly spiced aroma of a parting gift from the Green…MORE

Local KFC’s Close Their Doors

Two local KFC fast food restaurants in Windsor have closed their doors in recent weeks. The location on Tecumseh Road east by Tecumseh Mall (pictured above) and the location on…MORE

Downtown Library to Close


In a meeting that lasted just over two hours, the Windsor Public Library Board has voted to close the Ouellette Avenue Main Library and relocate it to the new Downtown…MORE

Police Investigating Walkerville Crime Spree

CITY NEWSFrom Google Earth
Windsor Police are investigating a number of Break and Enter occurrences that have taken place in the Walkerville area over the last month.
Since May 22nd Windsor police have …MORE

Grace Hospital Site Slapped With Building Code ‘Order to Comply’, Late Friday

CITY NEWSA notice from the City of Windsor’s Building Department was affixed to the door of Grace Hospital, Friday afternoon
Late Friday afternoon, the City of Windsor’s Building Department posted a notice…MORE

PHOTOS: 2011 Windsor-Detroit Fireworks From The West

As thousands of Windsorites sat by the river, the skies sparkled over Windsor’s Riverfront Monday night, for the 52nd annual Detroit River Fireworks.

The Ambassador Bridge was lit with red, white…MORE

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