Category Archives: Research

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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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Government Printer Peeks

The release this week of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be the basis of much discussion.  The executive summary, at nearly 400 pages in length, provides a lot of reading. Other recent federal publications include an examination of The economic leadership and prosperity of Canadian women by the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, and a report to Parliament on Changes in debt and assets...
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Government Printer Peeks: Spring 2015

The Government of Ontario is looking for people to read and comment on their strategy to overhaul Long term Affordable Housing.  Also in the last month, various ministries at Queen’s Park  published plans and policy proposals for Home  and Community Care, Poverty Reduction, Beer Retailing and Distribution, and the Electricity sector  in our province. The 2015 guide to pick-your-own farms for fresh produce is due to be released in early...
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Technology at Windsor Public Library Studied in Europe

Windsor Public Library has always been at the leading edge of introducing new technology to our users.  From the early days of replacing card catalogues with computers to search for items, to our current services of offering digital items in the form of books, music and even movies,  we have striven to provide the best that technology has to offer. In 2012, WPL became the first public library in Canada...
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Buckingham Palace Asks for Our Help

Buckingham Palace has reached out to Windsor Public Library for information on our city. A comprehensive new history on Windsor Castle is scheduled for publication in 2016 and a chapter will include research and information on settlements around the world sharing the “Windsor” name. Plans call for the history to cover 11 centuries from the foundation of the castle in the 1070s to its current official and private use by...
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