The Week That Was in Windsor News: April 8th – 14th 2012

Sunday April 15th, 2012

Posted at 2:00pm

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Monday evening, a massive fire broke out at a Dollarama in the 6700 block of Tecumseh Road East (near Lauzon). The fire started inside an aisle of the store and only hints of smoke were visible outside when firefighters arrived on scene just after 8:30pm. It didn’t take long for the fire to spread and destroy the Dollarama and heavily damage several other business in the plaza. The cause is still under investigation but investigators say the cause appears to be intentional.

Friday afternoon, firefighters were called to an apartment fire at 350 Elliott Street East (at McDougall).  Heavy fire and smoke broke out around 5:15pm on the 4th floor of the building, fire spread down the hallway and onto a balcony.

After years of delay, threats of legal action and controversy, Phase One of the Riverside Drive Vista Improvement Project began on Tuesday and is expected to be complete by July. A detour exists for Eastbound traffic but Westbound traffic should be able to make it through the area with only minimal delays.

Windsor Police have laid charges of Possession of Stolen Property against two Windsor men after a search warrant was executed at an Auto Repair shop in the 1100 block of Crawford Ave Tuesday afternoon, that was acting as a “chop shop”.

On Thursday, Campus Community Police at the University of Windsor arrested a 32 year old former male student for uttering death threats to several staff members on campus.

Friday Mayor Eddie Francis gave his annual state of the city address, and you can read the full text here.

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