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How can we improve the west-end?

What are some simple things we can do to improve our west end?

Henderson: Health care is a provincial responsibility

Should City Hall foot the bill for health care initiatives? Please share your thoughts.
Henderson: Health care is a provincial responsibility

'Finally things are looking up' for Windsor-Essex County, survey says

Fantastic news from the annual 'Pulse of the Region' survey.  When I was in undergrad, Dr. Fleisher and I conducted the very first survey and the results were much less optimistic than these.

'Finally things are looking up' for Windsor-Essex County, survey says

Tough times still lie ahead (The Windsor Star, 18 Feb 2010, Page A3)

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Good objective article regarding our tax rates and how we could be more competitve on that front.
Tough times still lie ahead

The Windsor Star
18 Feb 2010

It appears Windsor is alone among Essex County governments anxious to pass a 2010 budget that doesn’t include tax increases. The way other local governments in the rest of Essex County continue to raise taxes, you’d hardly know the regional economy...read more...
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This secretive billionaire family owns the Ambassador Bridge - thestar.com

"It is like watching a game of seven-card stud. The cards are being turned, the odds seem to be going up for Canada and down for the Ambassador Bridge. ... But anyone who gives you a firm answer is misinformed or pushing an agenda..."
This secretive billionaire family owns the Ambassador Bridge - thestar.com

Why Your Voice Matters!

Recently, the West Home Owners Association held a community gathering regarding the potential closing of Benson Public School.  The closing of Benson may have devastating effects particularly in the neighborhoods surrounding the school.  Furthermore, there may be greater implications throughout the west-end if the decision to close Benson comes to fruition.

We are all interconnected socially, culturally, and economically here in the west-end and therefore, the closing of a school on Wyandotte -- east of the Ambassador Bridge -- will implicitly have an effect on the small business owner close to the area, but also those west of the Bridge. 

Schools play an integral role in our communities and families are attracted to neighborhoods that have a school where their children can simply walk to, as opposed to taking a school bus.  It is clearly evident, therefore, that closing a school will dissuade many local families from living in the area as they may benefit from moving to a neighborho…

Windsor needs a second bridge says west-end activist

Mary Ann's opinion reflects those of many concerned residents in Sandwich Towne.

Windsor needs a second bridge says west-end activist

Feds to ponder purchase of Ambassador Bridge

Possible Closure of Benson Public School

Dear West End Residents,

This Thursday, February 11th at 7pm, there will be a community gathering discussing the potential closure of Benson Public School.  It will take place at St. John's Church at 3305 Sandwich St. 

Please pass this message along to anyone concerned. 

All are welcome.

The Lost Generation (or is it?)

Check out the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRG4ySdi_aE

Should Sunset Ave. be closed for pedestrians only?

For all those who attend the University or are regularly there, would you prefer Sunset Ave. (the main University street) closed for pedestrians only?  Let us know your thoughts.