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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Windsor Crime Goes Down


Great news. Windsor Police reported crime rates decreased 11% from 2012 to 2013. Please read the brief report by AM800 here: Windsor Crime Stats Down.


Big Brothers and Big Sisters

From a west-end resident...

"Hey Fabio, from one community minded individual to another hoping you can help. Each year Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts the Bowl for Kids Sake event to raise funds for various youth mentoring programs. Frankly, these programs change the lives of children in OUR community, so get together a few friends or co-workers and enter a team. http://www.bigbrothersbigsisterswe.ca/en/Home/events/bowlforkidssake.aspx
. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windsor Essex - Bowl for Kids Sake www.bigbrothersbigsisterswe.ca"

Save Our Pets!


I received the below email from a west-end resident...

"Hi Fabio,

I was wondering if you could share this...we are trying to change the city by-laws to help protect our pets!

Please sign this petition so we can protect our pets from being left outside in these freezing temps.
They have no voice."

Family Day Fun!

Sent to me from a west-end resident...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sandwich IDA Pharmacy Opens New Blood Lab


Great news. I was recently contacted and informed that the Sandwich IDA Pharmacy just opened up a new blood lab in the same building on 3211 Sandwich Street. According to Julie Knapp, the blood lab's manager, the new service will provide EKGs, phlebotomy services, specimen collections (i.e. urine samples, etc.), and much more.

Furthermore, Julie noted that if you get a blood requisition from a doctor, you can bring that to this new blood lab and they can provide the services requested.

The owner of IDA chose to open up this new service because of location and felt it was needed in the west-end. So now, in addition to the walk-in clinic and pharmacy at IDA, there is also a blood lab service.

The hours of operation are:
    - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 5pm
    - Wednesday from 9am to 4pm
    - Friday from 9am to 3pm

For more information, you can contact the office manager, Julie Knapp, at juliek20@hotmail.com

This is great news for Sandwich Towne and for our west-end. We should always celebrate the opening of a new business or service in the area. Congrats Sandwich IDA Pharmacy!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Looking Up: The Beginning of a Long Transition for West-Windsor


Below is a recent interview I had with The Lance (University of Windsor newspaper) discussing some positive progress over the years along with some challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. 


Windsor West Little League Registration


Windsor West Little League is having registration this weekend from 1pm to 4pm, both today and tomorrow. If your child is between the ages of 4 to 18, come to the clubhouse at Mic Mac Park off of Matchette Rd.

For more information regarding registration and Windsor West Little League, please visit the following site: WWLL Registration

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

St. Mark's Annual Civic Service


Please see a notice I received from Reverend Sue Paulton about St. Mark's Annual Civic Service, held this Sunday, January 19th at 1pm. 

The congregation of St. Mark’s Church invites you to attend the 47th Annual Civic Service. This meaningful service was initiated in Canada’s Centennial year, 1967, to raise up the City of Windsor in prayer and praise. We celebrate our civic leaders and civil servants, our service clubs and non-profit organizations, our Military groups as well as individual citizens who work to make Windsor a wonderful and safe place to live.

January 19th, 2014 may mark the final Civic Service in the present location. The congregation of St. Mark’s church plans to reorganize with St. David’s Anglican Church and leave our west end building in the new year.

We are thrilled to share with you that our speaker for 2014 will be Dr. Nick Krayacich, Past President of the LaSalle Rotary Club. As Dr. Krayacich has strong family ties to this Parish, I know his message will be especially meaningful. As well, we will sing to the music of the Windsor Regiment Band and enjoy the musical gifts of other special guests.

Please join us for this special celebration as we draw this chapter in St. Mark’s history, and the history of the Civic Service to a close. We look forward with hope to a new beginning and with God’s grace discover new ways of celebrating our great city in the future.


The Reverend Canon Sue Paulton+