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April 2018
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Council Minutes


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Upcoming City Council Meetings

Annual Paul Martin Perennial and Rose Sale

The 22nd Paul Martin Perennial and Rose Sale is just around the corner!

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8am to 2pm, join us at the Lanspeary Park Greenhouse at 1149 Giles Boulevard for a great selection of plants, including hybrid Nell Martin Roses and numerous types of perennials, grass, herbs, shrubs, even a small selection of trees.

Please note, only cash transactions are accepted (no credit or debit machines will be on site). Proceeds from the sale will continue to fund the Paul Martin Garden at Willistead Park.

For more information on the plant sale, watch our video with Horticulture Manager Wanda Letourneau.

For more information on city services and events, visit our website citywindsor.ca or call 311.

National Autism Awareness Month and Fire Safety

Autism spectrum disorder is recognized as one of the most common developmental disorders worldwide, and the personal fire safety of those affected by it is very much the concern of Windsor Fire and Rescue Services.

Awareness, acceptance and inclusion in schools and the community results in true appreciation of the unique aspects of all people, and Windsor Fire and Rescue Services is pleased to celebrate individuals with autism spectrum disorder and the considerable talents and gifts they share with us during the month of April and all year round.

To mark Autism Awareness Month, Windsor Fire and Rescue Services is launching a new program to raise awareness regarding fire safety and those individuals with autism spectrum disorder. This program will be made available to both primary and secondary schools throughout Windsor. In addition, firefighters will be receiving training on how to best deal with those affected by these disorders during times of emergency.

“Windsor Fire & Rescue Services knows how important it is to provide the appropriate services to all school-aged children,” said Fire Chief Steve Laforet. “We have taken great care in crafting this awareness program to ensure the safety of kids throughout our community who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.”

To learn more about fire prevention, visit www.windsorfire.com.

YQG Introduces Air Canada Daily Flights to Montreal

Windsor International Airport (YQG) is pleased to announce the launch of new Air Canada daily non-stop flights between Windsor and Montreal. 

Flights are timed to provide connections between Windsor and Atlantic Canada including Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton, Halifax and St. John's, and Windsor to Europe, including Brussels, Rome, Geneva, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Lyon and Frankfurt, as well as Casablanca, Morocco.

The daily Montreal-Windsor flights will commence July 2, 2018 and will be operated by Air Canada Express Jazz using 50-seat Bombardier CRJ jets.

“This is an important step in the evolution of Windsor International Airport and the city of Windsor,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens, who is also the Chair of the YQG Board. “The Montreal-Windsor route is the first daily year-round passenger service from Windsor to a destination other than Toronto, as well as the first daily year-round service from Windsor with scheduled jet service. The new non-stops flights to Montreal along with the additional Air Canada connections that will now be available will be a great advantage for both Windsor’s business and leisure travelers,” said Dilkens.

Air Canada simultaneously announced the launch of the Windsor flights with similar flights from London to Montreal.

"We are pleased to expand Air Canada's domestic network from Montreal into the growing Southern Ontario markets of Windsor and London by offering new non-stop daily flights to Montreal, as we continue to strategically expand our already extensive domestic network," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "With the continued growth in the Southern Ontario market, we see the opportunity to add new non-stop services and provide additional convenient travel options to cities across Atlantic Canada as well several European destinations," said Smith.

"The addition of flights to London and Windsor strengthens Montreal's position as an international hub by facilitating the movement of travelers from this region to destinations in Europe or Asia,” said Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montréal. Not only is it contributing to the phenomenal growth of passenger traffic at Montréal-Trudeau, it is also enabling us to further develop our air service and increase the frequency of interesting flights.”

The schedule for the Windsor/Montreal flights is as follows:

​Flight # ​Depart ​Time ​Arrive ​Time
​AC8183 ​Montreal ​08:50 ​Windsor, ON ​10:39
​AC8184 ​Windsor, ON ​11:10 ​Montreal ​12:55
 
Flights are now available for purchase along with introductory promotional fares at www.aircanada.com, via the Air Canada app and through travel agents.

All flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada's global schedule in Montreal, provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at mainline Canadian airports, priority boarding and other benefits.

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens Helps Museum Windsor Celebrate 60 Years of History

Join Mayor Drew Dilkens on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:00am at the François Baby House to unveil a new display: 60 Years of Your Community Museum! featuring an overview of the Museum’s history. 

Originally called the Hiram Walker Historical Museum, Museum Windsor first opened its doors on May 7, 1958 in the nationally designated François Baby House.  The property dates back to 1812 and went through extensive renovations to prepare it for its new role as a museum.  Today, Museum Windsor has grown to include the historic François Baby House and the Chimczuk Museum.  Also that day, the contents of a time capsule created in 1988 will also be opened. To mark the occasion, sealed letters from the time capsule will be opened and read for the first time in 30 years!

Celebrations continue on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10am to 5pm. Stop by the François Baby House to see the new display and receive an old fashioned candy stick (while supplies last).

For more information visit www.museumwindsor.ca or contact the museum at 519-253-1812.

Museum Windsor - What is this?

Ship’s Anchor found in the Amherstburg Channel opposite Texas Rd., north of Amherstburg by five divers: Douglas Chamber, Mickey Hurt, Leo St. Croix, Donald Gene and Norman White in 1959. 

It is thought to be from the schooner A. Bradley which collided with the brig (a two-masted, square rigged ship) Banner in August of 1859. The newspaper account from the Detroit Free Press August 28, 1859 reports that the "brig Banner" was being towed downriver in the channel when it collided with the "A. Bradley" traveling in the opposite direction. The account mentions that the bow of the "A. Bradley" was smashed. This collision seems to coincide with circumstances of the anchor's recovery.

Donated by Richard Hurt, Norman White, Donald Gene, and Leo St. Croix. 59.122
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