The Week That Was In Windsor News: February 26th – March 3rd 2012

Sunday March 4th, 2012

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A piece of Windsor’s History came to a close Friday evening,  when the final ice hockey game was played.   Windsor Arena — “The Barn” — will be converted into a new farmers market, with construction to start later this year.  The Windsor Lancers took on the Western Mustangs, with the final score was 5-2 for Western.

After a lot of public pressure, Windsor City Council put the City’s proposed spay/ neuter voucher program back into the 2012 budget during a budget meeting Monday evening.

A campus-wide notification system intended to keep the University of Windsor community safe and informed in event of an emergency while providing real-time information sharing with public safety agencies won accolades at a recent Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Toronto.

Work crews began demolishing an abandoned factory in the 1500 block of McDougall, Wednesday. The structure, most recently as “Aarons Mini Storage” was subject to a massive fire in 2008 that destroyed the south face of the building.

Windsor Police were called to a west side Esso gas station located at 2625 Tecumseh Road West was robbed early Monday morning for a report of a robbery. A suspect wearing a yellow “rain poncho” got away with a sum of money.

The OPP executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant in the 100 block Seymour Crescent in Lakeshore, Wednesday.  They seized over 1,500 potted marihuana plants growing inside the residence.  Police say the residence had significant modifications done to the interior to facilitate this large growing process.

Police have charged 45 year old David Zarankin, of Windsor with possession of explosives under the Criminal Code after a search of his property lead to a number of firearms being  seized from the residence, and several household containers filled with unknown substances were also found on the property.

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