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In 7-4 vote, council approves restoring 99-year-old streetcar

No. 351, a hulking and dilapidated 99-year-old streetcar pulled out of a Belle River cottage a decade ago, is going to be restored and showcased as “an authentic piece of Windsor’s history.” 691 more words

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Reader Letter: Save name discussion for next municipal election

I refer to the naming of the Town of Amherstburg after Jeffery Amherst, Field Marshal and 1st Baron Amherst, discussed in The Windsor Star articles dated Sept. 306 more words

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Officials investigating Amherstburg garage fire

Damage is estimated at $50,000 after a Saturday garage fire in Amherstburg.

The Amherstburg Fire Department believes an electrical issue is to blame for the fire which began around 7 a.m. 20 more words

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Embattled cop becomes Amherstburg's newest full-time firefighter

On the very day he resigned as an Amherstburg police constable, forcing an end to his prosecution on excessive force charges, Andrew Challans was hired as one of the town’s only full-time firefighters. 401 more words

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Obituary: Zarko Vucinic remembered at 'best host on the Canadian coast'

Zarko Vucinic (1921-2017)

He was known by many as Mr. Z — the best host on the Canadian coast.

Zarko Vucinic, an immigrant who made his mark as an Amherstburg ambassador while running Duffy’s Tavern and Motor Inn for 55 years, is to be remembered at a large funeral in Windsor on Thursday. 472 more words

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Mayor seeks council approval for $750K refurbishment of one of Windsor's last streetcars

A hulking, ramshackle 99-year-old Windsor streetcar will be free to acquire but pricey to restore — as much as $750,000 — according to a city report. 743 more words

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Amherstburg offers subsidies to homeowners to help prevent flooding

Amherstburg residents hoping to avoid flooded basements can now access a $1-million fund to help pay for preventive work.

The recently approved Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program offers rebates to homeowners for installation of backwater valves or sump pump overflow equipment on internal plumbing systems, as well as foundation drain disconnection. 344 more words

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