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Ontario Dog Bite Statistics

It is estimated that more than 5,000 dog bites are reported each year in Ontario and that in Canada, 42 dog bites occur every hour. Additionally, data collected in a study between 1990 and 2007 published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal identified 28 fatalities from dog bite injuries. On average about 1-2 deaths can be... Read More

More Crews Hired To Help Move Windsor Snow

As of noon today, Windsor will have spent about a half-million dollars on snow removal since the white stuff began falling on New Years Eve. So much snow has fallen and continues to fall on Windsor, that the city has brought in extra contracted crews for an early start on plowing residential roads. Have patience,... Read More

Drop It and Drive

Zombie pedestrians and distracted drivers are plaguing the nation according to the Canadian Safety Council and Police departments across Canada. Despite legislation against the use of cell phones and texting while driving in all provinces except Nanavut, distracted driving accidents continue to be a problem. Additionally, the number of pedestrian fatalities in Toronto has hit... Read More

Head-On Crash Kills Windsor Woman

A Windsor woman was killed and two other Windsor residents suffered non-life threatening injuries in a head-on collision late Friday in northwestern New Jersey. Deepa Panchal, 53, sustained fatal head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, while Subhash Panchal, 53 and Vrushabh Panchal, 17, also of Windsor, were transported to hospital with non-life-threatening... Read More

Two Drivers Charged After Fatal Pedestrian Accident

The drivers of two vehicles have been charged after a fatal accident that killed an innocent bystander in mid-December. Andrew Jackson, 43, passed away after two vehicles collided with such force at an intersection that one of the vehicles was thrown into him as he stood nearby. The crash occurred in the middle of the... Read More

Windsor Court Reporter Retiring After 49 Years

Richard Lafreniere is retiring from court reporting by the end of the year after 49 years in a career that meant recording testimony from speeders, drug dealers, and murderers. Lafreniere was Windsors first male court reporter when he started in 1964 and over his career he has sat with 118 judges. Although this is Lafrenieres... Read More

Snow Continues to Pummel Ontario and Quebec

Just two days after Essex County received a snowfall warning that 15 to 20 centimetres were forecast for Sunday, forecasters are warning of significant weather across eastern Canada, moving up from Texas, into the Toronto region and to the Maritimes. Beginning Thursday evening areas north of Barrie and Ottawa can expect up to 10 centimetres of... Read More

Huge Winter Storm Brings A Crash Every 2 Minutes

OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford says hes never seen more collisions in his 31 years as an officer than he did Saturday. Every highway the OPP patrols has had some kind of accident on it today, he said. By late afternoon, there were collisions being reported every two minutes. Miraculously, as of nightfall Saturday no one... Read More

Intersection In East Windsor Closed By Police After Fatal Collision

A collision between 2 vehicles that occurred on Monday, December 16th at approximately 2 p.m has also involved a pedestrian that was struck by a pickup truck involved in the crash and subsequently thrown into a nearby pole. Despite being rushed to the hospital, the victim was later pronounced dead, with a witness describing the... Read More

Windsor, Essex County Snowfall Warning Issued

In a recent notice released by Environment Canada, a snowfall warning has been issued for Windsor, Essex County and Chatham-Kent, with 15 to 20 centimetres being forecast by Sunday morning, including strong winds and blustery conditions expected to develop ahead of the system. A very large, wet weather system coming in from the southern U.S... Read More