OH: All News Stories found on OurHometown.ca http://www.ourhometown.ca/news/ Here you will find a listing of all News stories found on OurHometown.ca Town of Lakeshore announces Notre Dame Street Reconstructionhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1974.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1974.phpThe next phase of construction on Notre Dame Street in Belle River is set to begin on Monday, August 12th. This work will require the lane restrictions and partial closures of Notre Dame Street from Eleventh Street through to Duck Creek Blvd and will be open to local traffic only. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 08:22:43 +0000NDP calls MacLeod’s minister of tears comment demeaning, calloushttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1973.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1973.phpAccording to an internal report authored by Conservative MPP Roman Baber and obtained and reported on by the Globe and Mail, the Doug Ford government spread misinformation about the costs and wait lists for autism services in order to justify the new program it has been plowing ahead with — changes that delivered devastating cuts to autism supports for thousands of families and children. Wed, 03 Jul 2019 11:43:33 +0000WE-STEAM Kids Summit celebrates youth, technologyhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1972.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1972.phpDesigning clay cars, painting with algae, learning about engineering careers and making music are just a few of the activities at United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County’s WE-STEAM Kids Summit held on Friday for 200 children at the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts in downtown Windsor. Sat, 08 Jun 2019 08:46:36 +0000Tremblay Beach CA closed until further noticehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1971.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1971.phpDue to high water levels and shoreline erosion, Tremblay Beach Conservation Area is closed for safety reasons until further notice. We encourage visitors to enjoy nearby Ruscom Shores Conservation Area, or any of our other 18 Conservation Areas. Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:17:01 +0000Ontario Government to allow for reasonable wage increases while protecting vital serviceshttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1970.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1970.phpToday, Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board, introduced legislation that would enable the government to manage public sector compensation growth. If passed, the legislation would allow for reasonable wage increases, while protecting the province's front-line services, restoring the province's financial position and respecting taxpayer dollars. Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:15:13 +0000Ford’s wage cap will hurt Ontario familieshttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1969.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1969.phpNDP Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the Ford government’s announcement that it’s introducing legislation to cap wages for public sector workers, including nurses and childcare workers. Thu, 06 Jun 2019 08:31:30 +0000Fionn MacCools Windsor is now openhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1968.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1968.phpWindsor’s newest restaurant–pub is now open in downtown Windsor! Fionn MacCool’s is located at 430 Ouellette Avenue, at the new Four Points by Sheraton. The Fionn's Pub history dates back to 1996 when the first pub opened its doors in Hamilton. Today locations span across five provinces, serving local communities from St John's, NFLD to Edmonton, Alberta. The Windsor location is the 43rd. Mon, 03 Jun 2019 08:44:59 +0000Ford government slashes supports for victims of violent crimehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1967.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1967.phpSara Singh, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, says that Doug Ford’s decision to cuts supports for survivors of crime is cruel and will make it harder for people who are suffering to recover. Fri, 31 May 2019 08:38:39 +0000Ontario Announces Autism Advisory Panelhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1966.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1966.phpOntario's government continues to support children and youth with autism with the creation of an expert panel on needs-based supports. On the heels of the province's autism consultations, the 20-member panel will collectively provide recommendations to Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, on the best way to incorporate consultation feedback into the Ontario Autism Program. Thu, 30 May 2019 12:00:17 +0000 Federal funding announced for University of Windsor early career researchershttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1965.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1965.phpTwo University of Windsor chemistry professors have won awards of $250,000 each to fund research into neutron generation and new drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis. John Trant and Drew Marquardt are among the first researchers in the country to get funding through the New Frontiers in Research fund. The funding initiative, paid for through the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, The Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, supports early-career researchers as they make new discoveries. Thu, 30 May 2019 09:06:10 +0000Thousands of students to visit regional Water Festivalhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1964.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1964.phpNearly 3,600 students from across the Essex Region will learn about water science, water attitudes and water conservation next week at the 16th Annual Essex Region Children’s Water Festival. All activities are curriculum based to meet the teaching objectives of the Ontario Curriculum Thu, 30 May 2019 08:53:19 +0000Windsor-Essex Chamber lobbies for tax relaxation on Ontario wineshttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1963.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1963.phpOntario wines are being met with an import tax of 35% plus an additional retail store tax of 6.1% despite being domestically produced and sold. This has resulted in consumers choosing to purchase wine brands that are truly imported having more competitive pricing. Presented by President and CEO Rakesh Naidu, Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Policy Resolution received unanimous approval from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Tue, 28 May 2019 16:52:25 +00002019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Fast Factshttp://www.ourhometown.ca/sports/SF0124.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/sports/SF0124.phpThe Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear returns to the Motor City, May 31-June 2, 2019. The event will feature the cars of the NTT IndyCar Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear and it will feature the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit IndyCar doubleheader. Tue, 28 May 2019 09:25:45 +0000Angus Reid - Catholic Church has poorly handled sexual abuse issuehttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1962.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1962.phpA new public opinion poll from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds that most Canadians - including practicing Catholics - say the Church has done a poor job of handling the sexual abuse issue, the general public in this country seems to differentiate between the Church as an institution and people of faith more generally. Tue, 28 May 2019 08:43:58 +0000Province to Introduce Legislation to End Decades-old Near-Monopoly on Beer Saleshttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1960.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1960.phpThe government plans to introduce legislation that would, if passed and proclaimed, terminate the previous government's unfair agreement with the Beer Store, allowing Ontario's government to expand alcohol sales to corner, big-box, and more grocery stores while protecting taxpayers. Mon, 27 May 2019 16:14:08 +0000University of Windsor names seventh President and Vice-Chancellorhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1959.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1959.phpThe University of Windsor’s Board of Governors today announced the appointment of Robert Gordon as seventh President and Vice-Chancellor, following a rigorous search led by a committee that included Senate and Board of Governors representation. Dr. Gordon’s appointment is effective September 1, and follows the retirement of President Alan Wildeman June 30, 2018. Dr. Douglas Kneale has served as Interim President during the past year. Sat, 25 May 2019 09:05:34 +0000Lakeshore Council Approves Additional Road Projectshttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1958.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1958.phpLakeshore Council has directed Administration to proceed with additional road projects totalling $625,000. “Council has heard residents state they want more funding put towards maintaining roads throughout the municipality. This funding adds 10 more roads to Lakeshore’s 2019 construction projects to improve our infrastructure this year. It is a big step towards attaining our goal of improving roads in Lakeshore” stated Lakeshore Mayor Tom Bain. Sat, 25 May 2019 08:47:28 +0000Downtown Windsor Farmer’s Market Opens Saturday, May 25http://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1957.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1957.phpThe Downtown Windsor Community Collaborative (DWCC) and the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA) are pleased to announce that the 2019 Downtown Windsor Farmers Market opens on Saturday, May 25. The Market will run every Saturday, from 8am-1pm on Pelissier Street and Maiden Lane, for a period of 23 weeks, concluding on October 26 Fri, 24 May 2019 09:17:14 +0000Ford’s review of WSIB will mean less support for injured Ontario workershttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1956.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1956.phpWayne Gates, Ontario NDP critic for the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB), responded to the Ford government launching a review of the WSIB with the following statement: “Injured workers have suffered for decades under a WSIB that failed to properly compensate workers who were injured on the job. Within months of taking office, Doug Ford made a bad situation worse, slashing employer contributions by 30 per cent and delivering a kick in the teeth to injured workers who are struggling following serious injuries on the job. Fri, 24 May 2019 08:41:39 +0000Ontario Appoints Special Advisors to Review Workplace Safety and Insurance Boardhttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1955.phphttp://www.ourhometown.ca/news/NL1955.phpThe Ontario government is launching a review of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to ensure workers and their families remain supported and protected in the workplace. The review will provide the government with new information regarding the board's operations and how it compares to industry best practices. Fri, 24 May 2019 08:36:36 +0000