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City council warned of 'risk' in ignoring administration's advice on fire route

Despite a long and emotional debate last week, city council may have to revisit its decision to ignore administration over an emergency fire route.

While “trying very hard to implement council’s recommendations,” Windsor’s chief administrative officer Helga Reidel told The Star Tuesday that if a solution can’t be found to satisfy both the city and the developer of a proposed new subdivision, then it’s “back to council.” 460 more words


Science City needs new home

It’s the last day of summer camp at Canada South Science City and that means the campers get to explore the centre in their sleepwear. 699 more words


City of Windsor moves to secure tunnel's long-term fate

Traffic has continued to move largely unfettered through the Detroit-Windsor tunnel for the past decade.

But behind the scenes, control and operation of the important local border crossing have been far from secure since a joint operating agreement expired in 2007. 608 more words


City investigation shows no wrongdoing within fire department

A City of Windsor investigation launched following allegations that fire department staff cheated on a job-promotion interview exam has concluded there was no merit to the complaint. 202 more words


City hall wars: lower budget or nicer look?

The battle for city hall is on.

Though previous councillors approved rough plans for a new city hall, debate still rages — including for two hours-plus at last week’s council meeting. 1,085 more words


City's new fraud policy points out responsibility

The City of Windsor has a new fraud policy which expands responsibility for reporting suspected wrongdoing.

“There’s a clearer definition for responsibility,” city CAO Helga Reidel said Tuesday. 202 more words


City's Integrity Commissioner annual report says little, indicates all is well

Windsor’s Integrity Commissioner handed in his annual report Monday to city council with essentially nothing to report.

University of Windsor law professor Bruce Elman was hired in 2011 by council as its watchdog for ethical conduct of elected officials and municipal employees. 605 more words