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The Year in Review in Windsor News – Summer 2011

Thursday December 29th, 2011, 3:15pm


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July 2011

PHOTOS: Windsor Canada Day Parade 2011

Windsorite’s took to the streets of Walkerville and Wyandotte Town Centre for the 2011 Canada Day…MORE

PHOTOS: Riverside Arena Demolition


As we told you about back in June, an icon of the Riverside area, Riverside Arena, would be torn down soon.
Work started on Thursday to demolish the…MORE

PHOTOS: Storm Damage in Windsor

Severe storms moved through the Windsor area, Saturday night. Numerous areas of the city are without power, and hundreds of trees are down.
Some reports we received:

persons rescued from an elevator…MORE

PHOTOS: Storm Damage, the Next Morning

CITY NEWSSeveral cars sit under a downed tree at Tecumseh & Meldrum
UPDATED: Severe storms moved through the Windsor area last night. Numerous areas of the city were without power,…MORE

UFOs Spotted Over Windsor Last Night?

A YouTube video is making its way virally around different social networking sites in Windsor today.
“UFO over Ambassador Bridge windsor ont canada july 2 2011″ shot by YouTube user gomezpayne…MORE

PHOTOS: Fire Engulfs Former Whiski Jack’s Pub on Drouillard Road

Updated 6:46am:
Windsor firefighters battled a massive structural blaze overnight on Windsor’s central-east side.
Around 1:12am, Windsor Fire & Rescue was called to the 1200 block of Drouillard for a report of…MORE

Leamington’s Seacliff Park Reborn

Leamington’s Seacliff Park took a direct hit during last June’s tornado. Most of the parks trees were either knocked down, or severely damaged. Since then, dozens of new trees have…MORE

9th Annual Dragon Boat Festival for the Cure


I’m sweaty and sunburnt with a sore back and shoulders, but it was all worth it. I just spent the day at the 9th annual Dragon Boat Festival for The…MORE

Zombies on Howard?


Drivers beware, as starting tomorrow there will apparently be zombies on Howard Avenue.
Yes, I really did just say that. But it’s what the sign tells me.
Right before Road 9, between…MORE

Bicycling in Windsor: Where Do YOU Feel Safer? Road or Sidewalk?

CITY NEWSjust hangin around by petrichw (from our flickr pool)
This week is Bicycle Safety Blitz Week by the Windsor Police Department. Officers will be warning and ticketing cyclists found breaking traffic…MORE

PHOTOS: Military Helicopters Take to the Night Skies in Downtown Windsor

Helicopters from the Canadian Military’s 427th Special Operations Aviation Squadron were conducting urban night flying training in Windsor on Tuesday night. This training is meant to familiarize the pilots with…MORE

PHOTOS: Inside Windsor’s New IMAX Theatre

Windsor’s Cineplex SilverCity unveiled a brand new IMAX Theatre to the media this afternoon and officially opens to the public at midnight tonight to coincide with the release of Harry…MORE

PHOTOS: Walkerville Art Walk & Rock

Walkerville kicked off its 9th annual Art Walk & Rock event as hundreds took to the streets to visit shops, boutiques and restaurants on a beautiful Friday evening.

The fun continues…MORE

PHOTOS: Saturday at Balloonapalooza in Downtown Windsor

The first annual Balloonapalooza is taking place this weekend on the streets of Downtown Windsor!
The festival features over 80 cold air balloons and other inflatables, train rides for children, a…MORE

August 2011

Vinyl Lovers Unite at The Record Show

MUSICPhoto taken by tleparskas
If you are one to appreciate what many consider music’s greatest form, you should have been at The Record Show.
Yesterday, at The Players Club on Langlois, dozens…MORE

Border Road: Demolitions Resume on Parkway Route


After a bit of a break, demolition crews are back on the WE Parkway route.

Jones Demolition is preparing to remove buildings south of Todd Lane, including Heritage Park Alliance Church,…MORE

Bob Boughner Back as Windsor Spitfires Head Coach

Bob Boughner is returning to the Windsor Spitfires!
His future has been up in the air since May.
At a press conference today at the WFCU Centre, Bob Boughner ended weeks of…MORE

Windsor Wins Award for Best Tasting Water

CITY NEWSOWWA President Dr. Saad Y. Jasim (center) presents the award for Best Tasting Water to WUC General Manager, John Wladarski (right), accompanied by Windsor Utilities Commission Chair Bill Marra (left).

PHOTOS: Humane Society Opens Happy Trails Dog Park to the Public

CITY NEWSToday at 11 am, the Windsor Humane Society officially opened the sparkling new, cool green grassed park to the public. It was an exciting event and part of Phase 3…MORE

Summer in the City: Reaume Park & Coventry Gardens – Part One

One of Windsor’s showcase parks Reaume Park and Coventry Gardens is located between Pillette Road and Thompson Boulevard.
The centrepiece of the park is the Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain, the…MORE

Ottawa Street August Sidewalk Sale

The August edition of the Ottawa Street Sidewalk Sale is well under way. From clothing, shoes, electronics, restaurants and more, there are over 40 shops and services offering something for everyone! …MORE

PHOTOS: First Annual Windsor Ribfest

The first annual Windsor Ribfest kicked off Thursday and continues all weekend long. The Windsor Ribfest features over forty food booths, 100 vendors and a midway with rides and games. …MORE

PHOTOS: The Art of Eating Festival – Day 2

EVENTSAll Photos by: Nancy Polanco
A gastronome’s dream and a wine connoisseur’s delight, Tecumseh BIA put on a celebration for the whole family to enjoy.
The weather was perfect for another day at…MORE

PHOTOS: Demolition of Fred’s Farm Fresh

It was an event of mixed emotions. Faces were full of both smiles and tears all at once as the old Fred’s Farm Fresh building met with the bulldozer shortly…MORE

PHOTOS: North Talbot Bridge Demolished as W-E Parkway Construction Officially Begins

The first stages of construction of Windsor’s new border crossing began this morning at 3am. Crews from Amico Construction demolished the North Talbot Road bridge over the 401 and will…MORE

Windsor’s Neighbourhood Traffic Cameras Now Available Online

Windsorites can now check out local traffic conditions before they even leave their homes. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has made many of Windsor’s various traffic and intersection cameras…MORE

Disaster Strikes the Detroit Princess in an Exercise this Morning


It started with an explosion. A bang echoed through Windsor’s downtown core, with an immediate flash and a cloud of smoke. As the initial puff of smoke cleared, a second…MORE

College Avenue Bridge Prepped for Construction

Facca Construction workers were on site at the College Avenue bridge today setting up fences and establishing a perimeter for the upcoming reconstruction. For over two years now, the bridge…MORE

Behind The Wedding: Operation Whitecake & Its Co-conspirators

CITY NEWSShawn & Colleen Lippart walk down the aisle after getting married at On The Beach's outdoor courtyard. (Photo by: Dana Marchand)
On the surface, the only thing unusual about this wedding…MORE

Have You Heard or Felt the Windsor/Essex County Hum? FB Group Releases Map

CITY NEWSClick to view larger map
Have you heard the Windsor/Essex County Hum? That’s the name attributed to mysterious vibrations and rumblings felt and heard every day by many residents of West…MORE

UPDATED: Bomb Squad on Scene in Downtown Detroit, Closes Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

UPDATE: As of 9:43pm the tunnel is back open. Detroit Police detonated the suspicious package. A bomb threat had been phoned in to Detroit City Hall, prompting downtown…MORE

September 2011

West Side Restaurant to be Auctioned off Piece by Piece

After an attempt two weeks ago to sell long time West End restaurant Ferrary’s as a ‘going concern’ did not produce a buyer, the contents of the restaurant will now…MORE

PHOTOS: Demolition Starts at Former Ada C. Richards Public School

Former students and residents of the Pillette Village area are mourning the demolition of former Ada C. Richards Public School. Work to prepare the site for demolition began in the…MORE

And They’re Off! University of Windsor Students Move In

Moving vans, trailers, and packed cars signaled the beginning of the school year as hundreds of students began moving into the five University of Windsor residence halls today. 1,300 students…MORE

PHOTOS: College Avenue Bridge Removal


Cranes and a giant jackhammer were at work yesterday on the College Avenue bridge removing the badly deteriorated deck. Multiple flatbed trucks were on the scene to cart off the…MORE

Update: University of Windsor Professors Vote 90% in Favour of Strike Action

CITY NEWSphoto from the 2008 WUFA strike at the University of Windsor
More than 1000 University of Windsor faculty members including professors, sessional instructors and academic staff voted 90% in favour of…MORE

The Story of Jackson

CITY NEWSHello World!!!
My story begins when my new life began.
One hot summer day, when I used to live in the Park, I wandered into a nice cool dark place. I felt…MORE

PHOTOS: Windsor International Air Show, Part One


The Windsor International Air Show came to a close yesterday as tens of thousands of spectators came out to experience a variety of airplanes and military vehicles this past weekend….MORE

New VIA Rail Station Construction Continues

Construction of Windsor’s new VIA station in Walkerville is well underway since we last checked on it in July. The structural steel frame is now in place, and cement blocks…MORE

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