The Week That Was in Windsor News: April 1st – 7th 2012

Sunday April 8th, 2012

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For the second time last weekend, fire broke out at in the 800 block of Pillette. Later in the week, two people were charged with fraud and arson related to the fire.

In celebration of and to recognize the 2012 Charter Class of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry – Windsor Program, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital has symbolically renamed a section of Ouellette Avenue.

“Sh*t No One Says At Uwindsor″ shot by YouTube user Uni Protips claims “We think University of Windsor is a great school. But everyone has flaws. And these flaws should be pointed out, and mocked incessantly.” The video garnered over 8000 views before being taken down by the creators.

Fire broke out out at a house near the corner of Chatham and Parent streets in East-Downtown Windsor. The fire burned for an hour and a half at the abandoned structure. It later reignited around 2am Tuesday.

The 501 Erie apartments that were scheduled to be demolished in January under the city’s Blight Mitigation Strategy are seeing more delays.

A two car rollover, followed shortly by another accident on the EC Row Expressway sent two people to hospital Wednesday night.

Teresa Piruzza, MPP for Windsor West delivered a statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Wednesday afternoon where she urged federal and state agencies to intervene and act to resolve the incessant “Windsor Hum”.

Firefighters responded to the 400 block of Riverdale Avenue in East Riverside shortly after 3pm Thursday afternoon. Several callers and a Transit Windsor bus called in reports of flames shooting to the sky. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.

Spring tulips have bloomed at the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Gardens in Jackson Park. Although many tulips were eaten by squirrels this past winter, the park remains vibrant.

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