Windsor - May. 18, 2019: The City of Windsor is putting the safety of boaters first in deciding to close the Lakeview Park Marina docks to renters of recreational boat slips for the 2019 season.
After much consideration on the fluctuating water levels, as well as an assessment of the current safety conditions of the docks and hydro to the docks, city officials have decided that closure is the right course of action. FULL STORY
Ottawa - May. 18, 2019: The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to welcome the decision by the United States to remove tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum:
“Today’s decision by the United States to remove tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum is terrific news for Canadian steel and aluminum workers, their families, and many communities across the country. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 17, 2019: Doug Ford’s cuts to education is threatening French immersion programs across the province, said Gilles Bisson, NDP House Leader.
“The Toronto District Council is planning a reduction of more than $ 12 million in French Immersion to be able to meet their budget. FULL STORY
Leamington - May. 17, 2019: Erie Shores Healthcare is proud to announce and welcome Arms Bumanlag as the organization’s Director of Communications & Public Relations. Arms will be responsible for the overall communications strategy both internally and externally for the Hospital, building positive and strong relationships with staff, board of directors, community health partners, politicians, the media and the people of Windsor and Essex County - in person and on social media. Arms will serve as the spokesperson for the Hospital. FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 17, 2019: Melinda
Munro, owner of Munro Strategic Perspective, a consulting firm that specializes in government efficiency and effectiveness, is running for the nomination to be the Liberal candidate in Windsor West in the upcoming Federal Election. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 16, 2019: Monday in the Legislature, Premier Doug Ford highlighted the Ontario government's commitment to improving the province's resilience to flooding.
"I want to assure the people of Ontario that we are taking action to better plan for and reduce the impacts of flooding," said Premier Doug Ford. "We will start by creating an internal task force that will hear directly from people in flood zones about how we can all work together to protect their property and keep them safe." FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 15, 2019: The provincial government is welcoming a commitment by federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne to put Ontario's priorities first and ensure 54 key projects - including five historic transit projects in the GTA - are expedited for approvals.
The government's call for action comes on the day Monte McNaughton, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, formally requested funding for the Yonge North Subway Extension. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 15, 2019: A Ford tax could be coming to people's property tax bills. NDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath said that families will be left on the hook for Doug Ford’s deep cuts to municipalities, with cities like Toronto and Peel facing multi-million dollar budget shortfalls. The City of Toronto is facing a budget shortfall of $178 million and contemplating issuing a second set of tax notices to make up the difference. FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 15, 2019: Local cycling advocacy group, Bike Windsor Essex, will join cyclists around the world to host the city’s 11th Annual Ride of Silence today, Wednesday,
Every year, cyclists take to the roads in a slow, silent procession to honour cyclists who have been hurt or have died due to a collision while cycling on public roadways. Last year 140 riders participated in this solemn event. FULL STORY
Windsor - May. 15, 2019: The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) launched their active tick surveillance program on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. This involves the identification and testing of ticks that are collected by public health staff. The field surveillance is conducted at public parks and trails that are frequently used by community members to retrieve local data of tick populations. FULL STORY
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