The Week That Was In Windsor News: April 29th – May 5th 2012

Sunday May 6th, 2012

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On Monday, the slots at Windsor Raceway closed for good, and on Friday the raceway said they will close for good at the end of August.   The Raceway said that despite OLG reports, there is no arrangement in place to facilitate any continued horse racing at the raceway.

Late Friday evening, it was announced Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to ten, BYD 40-foot electric buses for Transit Windsor. This will make Windsor the first City in North America to launch long-range, all-electric buses.

The popular July festival, Festival Epicure, will not be taking place this Summer.  Organizer Ken Brandis announced it on their Facebook page Thursday.  No reason was given for the cancellation.

The first new station to be built in Windsor in 28 years, New Station No. 7 is located at the intersection of Lauzon Parkway / Lauzon Line / McHugh Street and officially opened at a ceremony on Thursday.

Windsor Police arrested a 43-year-old Windsor man Thursday after an investigation into an allegation by a citizen that the man was in possession of child sexual abuse material.

Windsor Police have charged an officer under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario after a collision between two unmarked police vehicles on the city’s near east side Wednesday afternoon.   This is the second crash involving unmarked police vehicles in three weeks.

Windsor Police have two men in custody facing drug related charges after the execution of a search warrant on the city’s west side early Thursday morning.   Two men were arrested, and the value of the seized drugs totaled approximately $6500.

Windsor Police have asked the Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit to probe the circumstances surrounding the custody death of a 22-year-old Windsor man on Thursday.


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