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The main entrance to the WFCU Center is seen in this file photo from 2 December 2016.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Observations Over The Weekend

No sooner had The Square wondered out loud what had happened to the promised bulky pick-up service, the city rush into getting it started. Windsor…


The temporary FINA pool at the WFCU Arena is seen in this file photo from 2 December 2016.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

FINA Impact Expected Soon

Windsor’s mayor, Drew Dilkens, is expected to shortly release the results of an economic impact study to decide the value of, what a swimming reporter…


Windsor City Hall is seen in a file photo from 19 October 2016.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Let Them Eat Cake

Some people, and they know who they are, are not ready to accept the inevitable march to a despotic city government. While these resisters are…


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Is $26 Enough?

Shortly, the Fair Hydro Act will dictate a 17% reduction in hydro rates and supposedly save taxpayers $26 a month, as estimated by the Ontario…


A Spadina Avenue streetcar is seen in Toronto on 20 December 2016.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Rapid Transit Doable In Windsor

On May 12, the streetcars in Detroit started rolling down Woodward Avenue. It is a remarkable accomplishment which reports say has created $7 billion in…


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A Streetcar Named Recovery

On May 4, the Free Press reported that, … “QLINE gets credit for $7 billion Detroit Transformation.” The reference is to Detroit’s new urban rapid…


Paul Borrelli is seen in Windsor Council Chambers in this file photo from 29 October 2015.Photo by John Skinner.

Windsor Council Ignores Residents

Shortly, it will be 58 years since American rock and roll superstar Jerry Lee Lewis went to in London, England to show off his new…


The sad face of economic development in downtown Windsor. The former Coach and Horses, Old Fish Market, and The Loop music venue is boarded up in this file photo from 9 April 2017, after the building owner was met with excessive red tape from the city. Photo by Robert Tuomi.

Windsor Leaders Lack Vision

Windsor has again lost an economic development opportunity which could have turned the city around. It will not host the Federal Government’s new Infrastructure Bank,…


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City Competes With Private Growers

A staple at this time of the year are the bedding plants available from nurseries all around the city. These private sector companies spend considerable…


In the process of 3D printing a car at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Pending Depopulation Of Windsor

Windsor’s mold, tool, and die shops continue to advertise for new staff. Business, several reports say, is good. But the big question is; How long…