Highlights / windsor

Economy, Politics, Society

Psst.. wanna buy a jail? Only $1.

Well, it’s true. The old Windsor Ontario jail is for sale, and the price is just $1. Not only do you get the jail, but the administration building and a parking lot. If you’re interested you have until November 23 »

Economy, International

Canada and U.S. break ground on Gordie Howe International Bridge

Canadian and U.S. officials took up shovels on Tuesday to throw around some dirt for a good cause. Canadian Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder participated in an event to mark the Michigan advance »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, Society

Beer Yoga: combining spirit with the spiritual

Beer drinking and yoga-a marriage of two popular activities Yoga is supposed to relax the mind and spirit, and I guess, enlighten, to some extent. There is now a fad for “goat yoga”, “cat yoga” and “hot yoga” amongst others. »

Society

Windsor to restore antique streetcar

The southwestern Ontario city of Windsor Ontario, long a major centre of manufacturing and distilling, has another claim to fame. Known alternatively as trams or trolleys, Windsor was the first city in Canada to have electric “streetcars”.  Like many other »

International, Politics, Society

Canadian arrest warrant for Vatican diplomat on possible child porn charges

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a highly-placed Vatican diplomat. Police in the south-western Ontario city of Windsor were alerted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that someone had uploaded child porn onto a social network site from a »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

Zika mosquitoes discovered in Canada

One of the mosquito species known to carry the Zika virus has been discovered in southwestern Ontario. Aedes albopictus is also known as the Asian Tiger mosquito. This species is known as a carrier of the West Nile disease, but »

Uncategorized

Windsor Ontario: Another bit of history gone.

It didn’t look like much, certainly not an architectural gem, but the Abar’s Island View Hotel, later Abars, had an important connection to an important era in history. Unfortunately, Canada does not have a strong impetus to preserve architectural significant »

Economy, Politics, Society

Canadian house price increases: bad for cities and price rise spreading out

The ever-present concern of skyrocketing house prices in major cities now has at least one mayor very concerned. Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson says high house prices and rents are driving families, the young people, and pensioners out of his city. »

International, Society

Keep ‘em flying: Canadian Lancaster parts for Britain’s memorial Lancaster.

It was the plane many consider helped win the Second World War. There were once over 7,000 Lancaster bombers, now only 17 are left, and only two can actually fly. Now, one of the few of these few remaining iconic »

Uncategorized

Arabic newspaper in Canada accused of promoting jihad

B’nai Brith Canada says in an editorial in the October-November issue of the Arabic community newspaper in Windsor Ontario lauded attacks against Israeli citizens, and promoted jihad. On it’s website B’nai Brith quotes, Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer, B’nai Brith »