Category Archives: Research

City of Windsor Mayoral Trivia

Do you know your Windsor Mayors? Which Mayor lasted just eight days in office? Who was the only female Mayor?   Biographies on all Windsor Mayors can be found on our Famous Windsorites page.  Check out our trivia questions and test your knowledge! The Famous Windsorites portal is a unique database we started in November 2015 to help WPL better serve our customers. As library staff answer customer questions about famous Windsor residents we have...
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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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