Category Archives: Research

Government Printer Peeks: Winter 2017

Governments, as with people, use the turning of the year to both examine the past and make proposals for the future.  From the first quarter of 2017, I have selected some health and economic reports that either provide a report card of existing conditions or look forward to coming needs. The Advisory Council on Economic Growth hopes combined private and public initiatives will BUILD A HIGHLY SKILLED AND RESILIENT CANADIAN...
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Government Printer Peeks, year end 2016

From the final quarter of 2016, several themes predominated among government releases. Care of people with chronic conditions or terminal illnesses Understanding the Lived Experience of Individuals, Caregivers and Families Touched by Frailty, Chronic Illness and Dementia in Ontario /  From : the Law Commission of Ontario 118 p. . Care options choosing the best plan for you and the person you care for.  From: Employment and Social Development Canada. ...
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Downtown Transportation Strategy

Now available for review at the Central Branch is the City of Windsor’s final report of the Downtown Transportation Strategy. The study “is focused around the routine accommodation of improvements to active transportation modes” and considers vehicular capacity of specific roads,on-street parking and bicycle corridors. Members of the public can read the report while in the library.  Ask for the document at the second floor reference desk....
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The Number One Cancer Killer of Women is… Lung Cancer.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Ribbon is Pearl. Lung cancer is also the number one cancer killer of men. “Every hour, the lives of more than two Canadian mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, and friends will be lost.” http://www.lungcancercanada.ca This is unfortunately a little known fact with disheartening and serious repercussions. Lack of funding because of stigma (you asked for it and/or the belief that only...
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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Welcome. Please take a few minutes to participate in our on-line Customer Satisfaction Survey. Your feedback is very important to us. It will help us identify areas where we can improve services and better understand the needs of our community. Thank You....
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Flood of 2016

UPDATE:  The City of Windsor just this week (October 26) posted updated information concerning financial assistance to Windsorites whose basements were flooded at the end of September.  Green Shield along with Family Service Windsor-Essex  is making the program possible. The torrential rains of September 28, 29, 30 in our area made headlines, not only in the WINDSOR STAR (Rainstorm, flooding in Windsor, Ont. Area damaged more than 1,700 homes  ; ...
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Planning future transportation networks within the City of Windsor

For those who travel on the roads of south-central Windsor, add the environmental assessment report recently presented to City Council to your to-read list.  This study, which considers the Dominion Boulevard corridor, the Dougall Avenue/Ouellette Avenue corridor and the Howard Avenue corridor, examines traffic operations, transportation network improvements, pedestrian and bikeway connections, and impacts to existing infrastructure and utilities. A copy of the three volume Central Box Area study is...
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Online Access to Consumer Reports

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…decorations are up, Christmas melodies are filling the airwaves, homemade cookies are materializing in lunchrooms, and there are beautiful light displays scattered throughout the city. Cocoa, candy canes, made-for-tv movies, gift-giving guides– yep, I pretty much love it all.  If you haven’t figured it out, I am THAT person who gets super excited for almost all things Christmas. Almost? There’s only one thing...
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Government Publications Peeks

One effect of the protracted election campaign through most of the latter part of the summer and fall this year was to slow the release of new publications by the federal government. Here is a selection of recent documents. In July a Senate committee released its recommendations for the future of the national broadcaster: Time for change the CBC/Radio-Canada in the twenty-first century. Statistics Canada published the results of their...
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