Windsor’s Forgotten Homeless

Windsor’s Forgotten Homeless

Windsor’s local shelters are at full capacity and Ontario Legislature has denied the city funding for low-income housing. $200 million was provided in provincial grants, seeing $90 million go to Toronto alone. Lisa Gretzky was unhappy with the decision, making a stand in parliament. “I stood up there and asked...

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Poet Laureate descend on Windsor for fifth volume of Poetry at the Manor

Poet Laureate descend on Windsor for fifth volume of Poetry at the Manor

On the beautiful evening of Tuesday, Oct. 17, poet enthusiasts gathered at historic Wilistead Manor in Walkerville. From Laureates to children, still in the earnest of learning the art of language, they all came to Windsor for the fifth volume of Poetry at the Manor. The annual event was the...

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Raising Awareness for Homelessness

Raising Awareness for Homelessness

Homelessness in Windsor will see no help from provincial legislature in fighting homelessness, so the local community is doing what it can to take care of its less fortunate. On Sept. 27 Ron Dunn, Executive Director of The Downtown Mission, spent 24 hours camped outside 875 Oullette to talk to...

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Lisa Gretzky Fights For the Homeless

Lisa Gretzky Fights For the Homeless

A new deal made by Ontario parliament for the Affordable Housing Act is issuing $200 million is leaving Windsor no piece of the cut. Lisa Gretzky, Windsor West NDP MPP, has openly questioned the government’s decision in allocating funds and says, “$200 million to most people seems like a lot,...

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Windsor Receives Poet Laureates From Across Canada

Windsor Receives Poet Laureates From Across Canada

The city of Windsor received Poet Laureates from across Canada for the Poetry At The Manor event, hosted by Poet Laureate Marty Gervais in collaboration with the City of Windsor’s Cultural Affairs Office. Every year for the past 5 years, Marty Gervais hosts an evening of Poetry at the Willistead...

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The Decline in Minor Hockey in Ontario

The Decline in Minor Hockey in Ontario

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association has entered into a decline over the last few years, with players, coaches, and referees losing interest in organized hockey. The local league of the OMHA is the Bluewater Hockey League, and has 10 centres that stretch as far as Chatham. In recent years these...

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College Students brace for uncertainty as college strike continues.

College Students brace for uncertainty as college strike continues.

As the union representing Ontario college workers continues their strike against their employer, Ontario students are left to wonder what might become of their 2017/18 academic year. The strike has far reaching implications for students in their first year, in the middle of their program, but worst of all is...

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Rising hydro rates increase maintenance cost of Windsor aquatic complex by 40 per cent

Rising hydro rates increase maintenance cost of Windsor aquatic complex by 40 per cent

With unexpected rising hydro rates, the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre (WIATC) could end up costing much more to operate per year than originally anticipated. The initial cost to maintain the centre in 2013, when the new state of the art facility first opened its doors, was estimated just under...

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Do health ratings matter

Do health ratings matter

At the front of all restaurants, there is a health food rating. This rating is designed to show the public how safe the restaurant is at preparing and storing food. However, these detailed inspections might not interest the public. The safe food counts is a rating system that judges the...

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