Community Messages

Saturday, April 4
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Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

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Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

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Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

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Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

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Town of Tecumseh Social Distancing Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Tecumseh is taking additional measures to encourage social/physical distancing to reduce opportunities for the spread of COVID-19 through measures in local parks.The Town is posting signs on playground equipment, skate park, tennis and pickle ball courts, and the leash-free dog park, confirming closures of these facilities. These measures will remain in effect until further notice and are directly related to the advice and recommendations from the federal and provincial governments and public health agencies. “We continue to take measures that result in reduced exposure to this virus. We have the support of our public health unit in taking measures to ensure social/physical distancing,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “Nothing makes me more unhappy than having to take such extreme measures as closing of these outdoor facilities and playground equipment, especially at a time when schools and daycares are closed. But it’s necessary and we can do this – every individual action counts. Stay home, spend time in your backyards, go for walks but avoid touching surfaces and being in groups of people.” The measures being taken are as follows:
  • the dog park will be closed with locks placed on all entrance point gates and signed
  • fencing will be placed around the skate park and Lakewood Park climbing rock/work out equipment and signed
  • all swings will be taken out of service and caution tape will be wrapped around playgrounds and signed
  • outdoor washrooms will remain closed until further notice
  • tennis and pickleball courts will be locked and signed
This work will be undertaken by municipal staff by midnight Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice. Residents are requested to avoid congregating in groups, keep a physical distance from others, wash your hands and stay home unless it is absolutely necessary.

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Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

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Update from Windsor Disposal Services

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

• Residents refrain from assisting with Garbage or Recycle collection and or collection of containers. Please ensure to use the Social Distancing Guidelines. • Garbage be bagged and tied for collection. Loose garbage in pails or untie bags will be refused due to health and safety concerns. This includes herby curbies but does not include recycling collection at this time. We will get through this together!

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Windsor Relief Measures for Property Tax Payments

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor is introducing the following measures to assist property owners with the financial burden as it relates to property taxes: ·The third instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes has been changed from April 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
  • All remaining pre-authorized payment withdrawals scheduled in the months of April, May and June will continue to be taken on the scheduled dates unless otherwise cancelled/adjusted by the property owner (see options below).
  • All remaining postdated cheques for the April 15, 2020 instalment will be cashed on the scheduled dates unless cancelled by the property owner (see options below).
·Charges for Non-Sufficient Funds related to property tax payments will be waived through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·There will be no late payment charges in either form, penalty and/or interest, through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·To request changes to a Pre-authorized payment or to request the return of a post- dated cheque, email propertytax@citywindsor.ca.

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Temporary Closure of Play Structures within City of Windsor Parks

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Effective immediately, the public is advised that all play structures in the City of Windsor’s parks are closed until further notice. Parks, trails and open spaces remain open and, following the best advice of public health officials, their continued use is strongly encouraged. However, play structures, swings and children’s activity sets are being closed to reduce opportunities for gatherings and close contact, thereby lowering the potential risks associated with COVID-19 within the City of Windsor.

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30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

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Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

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Windsor Airport COVID-19 Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All commercial flights have been suspended as of April 3. The airport terminal will be closed to the public from Friday, April 3 to Thursday, April 30. The runways and airport remain open for general aviation, medical and emergency flights, and all other non-commercial traffic.

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Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

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Town of Essex COVID-19 Response Tax Relief

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

n Emergency Delegation of Authority by-law to provide greater administrative flexibility on financial decision-making, extension to payment deadlines, legal agreements, and facility closures. This emergency delegation of authority would apply while the declared emergency remains in place and Council cannot reasonably be convened for those matters during the pandemic. ·         Changes to the procedural by-law to allow for electronic participation in Council meetings during local emergencies. Going forward, Council members will be able to attend via electronic means, such as phone or teleconferencing. This new ability will reduce in-person meetings but will still ensure transparency by providing the public with electronic access to Council’s meetings during the pandemic emergency. ·         Waiving penalties and interest for property tax payments up to and including April 30, 2020. Property tax accounts set up on pre-authorized payment plans will continue automatic withdrawals. Property owners requesting to end automatic payments must contact the Town’s Finance division at 519-776-7336 ext. 3050. ·         The sending of a letter of support to the Ontario Energy Board, the Premier of Ontario, and the local Member of Provincial Parliament, asking for the elimination of time of use billing for hydro rates throughout the Province.

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COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

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Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

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Safe Waste Recycling During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Non-contaminated recyclable items must be placed loose in your bin/cart; except shredded paper which needs to be in a paper bag. This will ensure the safety of workers who may come in contact with unknowns that are frequently found in bags. Do NOT place recyclables in bags of any kind. To protect our workers, bagged recyclables are going straight to the garbage stream in the recycling plants. More details at www.ewswa.org

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Yard Waste Collection to Begin in Leamington

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Yard waste collection begins in Leamington on April 8, 2020. Yard waste will be collected every week for the urban area of the municipality through to November 27, 2020. To determine your weekly yard waste collection day, please consult the collection maps located in your 2020 Collection Calendar. Yard waste will only be collected in cardboard boxes, paper yard waste bags or garbage cans/pails. Plastic bags will not be accepted. Yard waste includes garden waste, grass clippings, tree/hedge trimmings and leaves:
  • Garden waste includes flowers, vegetables, plants, fruit and leaves.
  • Grass clippings - try grasscycling and leave grass clippings to decompose on your lawn after mowing. If you place grass clippings out for collection, place in cardboard boxes, paper yard waste bags or garbage cans/pails.
  • Tree and hedge trimmings must be tied in bundles with a maximum length of 4 ft. and maximum diameter of 2 ft.
Leamington residents are asked to follow the physical distancing recommendations of health officials and stay at least 2 metres away from garbage, yard waste and recycling workers. If you have questions regarding yard waste collection, please call the Municipality at 519-322-2346 or visit www.leamington.ca/garbage.

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Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

ALWAYS bag all used tissues, napkins and paper towels, and place in the garbage, not the recycle bin. Paper towels were once accepted in the Red Box but going forward they will be considered garbage and should be placed in the garbage.

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Leamington Closes Playground Equipment & Skatepark

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In a continued effort to limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of Leamington has temporarily closed playground equipment located within municipal parks and the Leamington Skatepark, effective immediately until further notice. This closure focuses on areas that have multiple touchpoints that are not sanitized, and have the potential to draw large crowds of people together. As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and daily exercise when not required to self-isolate, Leamington parks and trails remain open for your use. The public is reminded to maintain the appropriate physical distance of two metres from other users, as recommended by public health officials. Signage at all municipal parks indicating these closures will be installed within the next week. Anyone with concerns about large social gatherings and the lack of physical distancing during park use, is asked to call the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or report the issue online, rather than taking matters into their own hands or sharing images on social media.  

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LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

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Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot & Transfer Station #2 CLOSED

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot at 3560 North Service Rd. East and Transfer Station #2 at 2021 Albuna Townline (in Kingsville) are both CLOSED to the public. Recycling collection is running normally at this time. Please check website for further updates as the situation has the potential to change.

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Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

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Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

If you or someone in your house is sick, place items that you have been in contact with into a bag and then into the garbage. This includes items that you normally place into your recycling like: plastic bottles, pop cans and milk or juice containers, etc.

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Temporary Suspension of Transit Windsor Service

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Today, as part of the City of Windsor’s ongoing response to COVID-19, Mayor Drew Dilkens ordered the temporary suspension of Transit Windsor operations, effective the end of normal operating hours on Sunday, March 29 and will last at least until Monday, April 13. Transit operations will continue this weekend to ensure that those residents who were planning to use public transit to acquire essential goods can continue to rely on this service until end-of-day Sunday. Enhanced cleaning measures have been in place for several weeks and will continue in the days ahead.

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

09:00 AM

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 2-Day Workshop

09:00 AM — 05:00 PM

ASIST is a two-day, interactive skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions. Professionals, volunteers and informal helpers all need to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety. ASIST is designed to help all caregivers become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk. Full attendance at both scheduled days is required.  Held at United Way, 300 Giles Blvd East, Windsor ON, N9B2M1 $175 per person including course materials $150 for registered post-secondary students To register send your full name and payment details to info@welcomecentreshelter.com by March 15th, 2020. Payment in cash, cheque (made out to Lady Laforet, 263 Bridge Ave, Windsor ON, N9B2M1), or e-transfer to info@welcomecentreshelter.com  

Sunday, April 5
All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Temporary Suspension of Transit Windsor Service

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Today, as part of the City of Windsor’s ongoing response to COVID-19, Mayor Drew Dilkens ordered the temporary suspension of Transit Windsor operations, effective the end of normal operating hours on Sunday, March 29 and will last at least until Monday, April 13. Transit operations will continue this weekend to ensure that those residents who were planning to use public transit to acquire essential goods can continue to rely on this service until end-of-day Sunday. Enhanced cleaning measures have been in place for several weeks and will continue in the days ahead.

All day

Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

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Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

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Windsor Airport COVID-19 Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All commercial flights have been suspended as of April 3. The airport terminal will be closed to the public from Friday, April 3 to Thursday, April 30. The runways and airport remain open for general aviation, medical and emergency flights, and all other non-commercial traffic.

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Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

All day

Safe Waste Recycling During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Non-contaminated recyclable items must be placed loose in your bin/cart; except shredded paper which needs to be in a paper bag. This will ensure the safety of workers who may come in contact with unknowns that are frequently found in bags. Do NOT place recyclables in bags of any kind. To protect our workers, bagged recyclables are going straight to the garbage stream in the recycling plants. More details at www.ewswa.org

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

ALWAYS bag all used tissues, napkins and paper towels, and place in the garbage, not the recycle bin. Paper towels were once accepted in the Red Box but going forward they will be considered garbage and should be placed in the garbage.

All day

Leamington Closes Playground Equipment & Skatepark

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In a continued effort to limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of Leamington has temporarily closed playground equipment located within municipal parks and the Leamington Skatepark, effective immediately until further notice. This closure focuses on areas that have multiple touchpoints that are not sanitized, and have the potential to draw large crowds of people together. As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and daily exercise when not required to self-isolate, Leamington parks and trails remain open for your use. The public is reminded to maintain the appropriate physical distance of two metres from other users, as recommended by public health officials. Signage at all municipal parks indicating these closures will be installed within the next week. Anyone with concerns about large social gatherings and the lack of physical distancing during park use, is asked to call the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or report the issue online, rather than taking matters into their own hands or sharing images on social media.  

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

If you or someone in your house is sick, place items that you have been in contact with into a bag and then into the garbage. This includes items that you normally place into your recycling like: plastic bottles, pop cans and milk or juice containers, etc.

All day

Windsor Relief Measures for Property Tax Payments

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor is introducing the following measures to assist property owners with the financial burden as it relates to property taxes: ·The third instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes has been changed from April 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
  • All remaining pre-authorized payment withdrawals scheduled in the months of April, May and June will continue to be taken on the scheduled dates unless otherwise cancelled/adjusted by the property owner (see options below).
  • All remaining postdated cheques for the April 15, 2020 instalment will be cashed on the scheduled dates unless cancelled by the property owner (see options below).
·Charges for Non-Sufficient Funds related to property tax payments will be waived through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·There will be no late payment charges in either form, penalty and/or interest, through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·To request changes to a Pre-authorized payment or to request the return of a post- dated cheque, email propertytax@citywindsor.ca.

All day

Yard Waste Collection to Begin in Leamington

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Yard waste collection begins in Leamington on April 8, 2020. Yard waste will be collected every week for the urban area of the municipality through to November 27, 2020. To determine your weekly yard waste collection day, please consult the collection maps located in your 2020 Collection Calendar. Yard waste will only be collected in cardboard boxes, paper yard waste bags or garbage cans/pails. Plastic bags will not be accepted. Yard waste includes garden waste, grass clippings, tree/hedge trimmings and leaves:
  • Garden waste includes flowers, vegetables, plants, fruit and leaves.
  • Grass clippings - try grasscycling and leave grass clippings to decompose on your lawn after mowing. If you place grass clippings out for collection, place in cardboard boxes, paper yard waste bags or garbage cans/pails.
  • Tree and hedge trimmings must be tied in bundles with a maximum length of 4 ft. and maximum diameter of 2 ft.
Leamington residents are asked to follow the physical distancing recommendations of health officials and stay at least 2 metres away from garbage, yard waste and recycling workers. If you have questions regarding yard waste collection, please call the Municipality at 519-322-2346 or visit www.leamington.ca/garbage.

All day

Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

All day

Town of Tecumseh Social Distancing Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Tecumseh is taking additional measures to encourage social/physical distancing to reduce opportunities for the spread of COVID-19 through measures in local parks.The Town is posting signs on playground equipment, skate park, tennis and pickle ball courts, and the leash-free dog park, confirming closures of these facilities. These measures will remain in effect until further notice and are directly related to the advice and recommendations from the federal and provincial governments and public health agencies. “We continue to take measures that result in reduced exposure to this virus. We have the support of our public health unit in taking measures to ensure social/physical distancing,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “Nothing makes me more unhappy than having to take such extreme measures as closing of these outdoor facilities and playground equipment, especially at a time when schools and daycares are closed. But it’s necessary and we can do this – every individual action counts. Stay home, spend time in your backyards, go for walks but avoid touching surfaces and being in groups of people.” The measures being taken are as follows:
  • the dog park will be closed with locks placed on all entrance point gates and signed
  • fencing will be placed around the skate park and Lakewood Park climbing rock/work out equipment and signed
  • all swings will be taken out of service and caution tape will be wrapped around playgrounds and signed
  • outdoor washrooms will remain closed until further notice
  • tennis and pickleball courts will be locked and signed
This work will be undertaken by municipal staff by midnight Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice. Residents are requested to avoid congregating in groups, keep a physical distance from others, wash your hands and stay home unless it is absolutely necessary.

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

All day

Update from Windsor Disposal Services

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

• Residents refrain from assisting with Garbage or Recycle collection and or collection of containers. Please ensure to use the Social Distancing Guidelines. • Garbage be bagged and tied for collection. Loose garbage in pails or untie bags will be refused due to health and safety concerns. This includes herby curbies but does not include recycling collection at this time. We will get through this together!

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot & Transfer Station #2 CLOSED

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot at 3560 North Service Rd. East and Transfer Station #2 at 2021 Albuna Townline (in Kingsville) are both CLOSED to the public. Recycling collection is running normally at this time. Please check website for further updates as the situation has the potential to change.

All day

Temporary Closure of Play Structures within City of Windsor Parks

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Effective immediately, the public is advised that all play structures in the City of Windsor’s parks are closed until further notice. Parks, trails and open spaces remain open and, following the best advice of public health officials, their continued use is strongly encouraged. However, play structures, swings and children’s activity sets are being closed to reduce opportunities for gatherings and close contact, thereby lowering the potential risks associated with COVID-19 within the City of Windsor.

All day

Town of Essex COVID-19 Response Tax Relief

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

n Emergency Delegation of Authority by-law to provide greater administrative flexibility on financial decision-making, extension to payment deadlines, legal agreements, and facility closures. This emergency delegation of authority would apply while the declared emergency remains in place and Council cannot reasonably be convened for those matters during the pandemic. ·         Changes to the procedural by-law to allow for electronic participation in Council meetings during local emergencies. Going forward, Council members will be able to attend via electronic means, such as phone or teleconferencing. This new ability will reduce in-person meetings but will still ensure transparency by providing the public with electronic access to Council’s meetings during the pandemic emergency. ·         Waiving penalties and interest for property tax payments up to and including April 30, 2020. Property tax accounts set up on pre-authorized payment plans will continue automatic withdrawals. Property owners requesting to end automatic payments must contact the Town’s Finance division at 519-776-7336 ext. 3050. ·         The sending of a letter of support to the Ontario Energy Board, the Premier of Ontario, and the local Member of Provincial Parliament, asking for the elimination of time of use billing for hydro rates throughout the Province.

All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

09:00 AM

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 2-Day Workshop

09:00 AM — 05:00 PM

ASIST is a two-day, interactive skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions. Professionals, volunteers and informal helpers all need to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety. ASIST is designed to help all caregivers become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk. Full attendance at both scheduled days is required.  Held at United Way, 300 Giles Blvd East, Windsor ON, N9B2M1 $175 per person including course materials $150 for registered post-secondary students To register send your full name and payment details to info@welcomecentreshelter.com by March 15th, 2020. Payment in cash, cheque (made out to Lady Laforet, 263 Bridge Ave, Windsor ON, N9B2M1), or e-transfer to info@welcomecentreshelter.com  

10:30 AM

Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

You are invited to watch Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services at facebook.com/glenwoodunited/ or visit our website glenwoodunited.com. Palm Sunday, April 5; Good Friday, April 10  and Easter Sunday, April 12. All services live at 10:30 am.

Monday, April 6
All day

Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Safe Waste Recycling During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Non-contaminated recyclable items must be placed loose in your bin/cart; except shredded paper which needs to be in a paper bag. This will ensure the safety of workers who may come in contact with unknowns that are frequently found in bags. Do NOT place recyclables in bags of any kind. To protect our workers, bagged recyclables are going straight to the garbage stream in the recycling plants. More details at www.ewswa.org

All day

Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

All day

Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

ALWAYS bag all used tissues, napkins and paper towels, and place in the garbage, not the recycle bin. Paper towels were once accepted in the Red Box but going forward they will be considered garbage and should be placed in the garbage.

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

All day

Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

If you or someone in your house is sick, place items that you have been in contact with into a bag and then into the garbage. This includes items that you normally place into your recycling like: plastic bottles, pop cans and milk or juice containers, etc.

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot & Transfer Station #2 CLOSED

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot at 3560 North Service Rd. East and Transfer Station #2 at 2021 Albuna Townline (in Kingsville) are both CLOSED to the public. Recycling collection is running normally at this time. Please check website for further updates as the situation has the potential to change.

All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Town of Tecumseh Social Distancing Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Tecumseh is taking additional measures to encourage social/physical distancing to reduce opportunities for the spread of COVID-19 through measures in local parks.The Town is posting signs on playground equipment, skate park, tennis and pickle ball courts, and the leash-free dog park, confirming closures of these facilities. These measures will remain in effect until further notice and are directly related to the advice and recommendations from the federal and provincial governments and public health agencies. “We continue to take measures that result in reduced exposure to this virus. We have the support of our public health unit in taking measures to ensure social/physical distancing,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “Nothing makes me more unhappy than having to take such extreme measures as closing of these outdoor facilities and playground equipment, especially at a time when schools and daycares are closed. But it’s necessary and we can do this – every individual action counts. Stay home, spend time in your backyards, go for walks but avoid touching surfaces and being in groups of people.” The measures being taken are as follows:
  • the dog park will be closed with locks placed on all entrance point gates and signed
  • fencing will be placed around the skate park and Lakewood Park climbing rock/work out equipment and signed
  • all swings will be taken out of service and caution tape will be wrapped around playgrounds and signed
  • outdoor washrooms will remain closed until further notice
  • tennis and pickleball courts will be locked and signed
This work will be undertaken by municipal staff by midnight Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice. Residents are requested to avoid congregating in groups, keep a physical distance from others, wash your hands and stay home unless it is absolutely necessary.

All day

Windsor Airport COVID-19 Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All commercial flights have been suspended as of April 3. The airport terminal will be closed to the public from Friday, April 3 to Thursday, April 30. The runways and airport remain open for general aviation, medical and emergency flights, and all other non-commercial traffic.

All day

Temporary Closure of Play Structures within City of Windsor Parks

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Effective immediately, the public is advised that all play structures in the City of Windsor’s parks are closed until further notice. Parks, trails and open spaces remain open and, following the best advice of public health officials, their continued use is strongly encouraged. However, play structures, swings and children’s activity sets are being closed to reduce opportunities for gatherings and close contact, thereby lowering the potential risks associated with COVID-19 within the City of Windsor.

All day

Yard Waste Collection to Begin in Leamington

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Yard waste collection begins in Leamington on April 8, 2020. Yard waste will be collected every week for the urban area of the municipality through to November 27, 2020. To determine your weekly yard waste collection day, please consult the collection maps located in your 2020 Collection Calendar. Yard waste will only be collected in cardboard boxes, paper yard waste bags or garbage cans/pails. Plastic bags will not be accepted. Yard waste includes garden waste, grass clippings, tree/hedge trimmings and leaves:
  • Garden waste includes flowers, vegetables, plants, fruit and leaves.
  • Grass clippings - try grasscycling and leave grass clippings to decompose on your lawn after mowing. If you place grass clippings out for collection, place in cardboard boxes, paper yard waste bags or garbage cans/pails.
  • Tree and hedge trimmings must be tied in bundles with a maximum length of 4 ft. and maximum diameter of 2 ft.
Leamington residents are asked to follow the physical distancing recommendations of health officials and stay at least 2 metres away from garbage, yard waste and recycling workers. If you have questions regarding yard waste collection, please call the Municipality at 519-322-2346 or visit www.leamington.ca/garbage.

All day

Windsor Relief Measures for Property Tax Payments

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor is introducing the following measures to assist property owners with the financial burden as it relates to property taxes: ·The third instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes has been changed from April 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
  • All remaining pre-authorized payment withdrawals scheduled in the months of April, May and June will continue to be taken on the scheduled dates unless otherwise cancelled/adjusted by the property owner (see options below).
  • All remaining postdated cheques for the April 15, 2020 instalment will be cashed on the scheduled dates unless cancelled by the property owner (see options below).
·Charges for Non-Sufficient Funds related to property tax payments will be waived through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·There will be no late payment charges in either form, penalty and/or interest, through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·To request changes to a Pre-authorized payment or to request the return of a post- dated cheque, email propertytax@citywindsor.ca.

All day

Windsor City Council Meeting Cancelled

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Windsor City Council meeting originally scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020 has been cancelled.

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Temporary Suspension of Transit Windsor Service

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Today, as part of the City of Windsor’s ongoing response to COVID-19, Mayor Drew Dilkens ordered the temporary suspension of Transit Windsor operations, effective the end of normal operating hours on Sunday, March 29 and will last at least until Monday, April 13. Transit operations will continue this weekend to ensure that those residents who were planning to use public transit to acquire essential goods can continue to rely on this service until end-of-day Sunday. Enhanced cleaning measures have been in place for several weeks and will continue in the days ahead.

All day

Town of Essex COVID-19 Response Tax Relief

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

n Emergency Delegation of Authority by-law to provide greater administrative flexibility on financial decision-making, extension to payment deadlines, legal agreements, and facility closures. This emergency delegation of authority would apply while the declared emergency remains in place and Council cannot reasonably be convened for those matters during the pandemic. ·         Changes to the procedural by-law to allow for electronic participation in Council meetings during local emergencies. Going forward, Council members will be able to attend via electronic means, such as phone or teleconferencing. This new ability will reduce in-person meetings but will still ensure transparency by providing the public with electronic access to Council’s meetings during the pandemic emergency. ·         Waiving penalties and interest for property tax payments up to and including April 30, 2020. Property tax accounts set up on pre-authorized payment plans will continue automatic withdrawals. Property owners requesting to end automatic payments must contact the Town’s Finance division at 519-776-7336 ext. 3050. ·         The sending of a letter of support to the Ontario Energy Board, the Premier of Ontario, and the local Member of Provincial Parliament, asking for the elimination of time of use billing for hydro rates throughout the Province.

All day

Leamington Closes Playground Equipment & Skatepark

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In a continued effort to limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of Leamington has temporarily closed playground equipment located within municipal parks and the Leamington Skatepark, effective immediately until further notice. This closure focuses on areas that have multiple touchpoints that are not sanitized, and have the potential to draw large crowds of people together. As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and daily exercise when not required to self-isolate, Leamington parks and trails remain open for your use. The public is reminded to maintain the appropriate physical distance of two metres from other users, as recommended by public health officials. Signage at all municipal parks indicating these closures will be installed within the next week. Anyone with concerns about large social gatherings and the lack of physical distancing during park use, is asked to call the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or report the issue online, rather than taking matters into their own hands or sharing images on social media.  

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

Tuesday, April 7
All day

Town of Essex COVID-19 Response Tax Relief

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

n Emergency Delegation of Authority by-law to provide greater administrative flexibility on financial decision-making, extension to payment deadlines, legal agreements, and facility closures. This emergency delegation of authority would apply while the declared emergency remains in place and Council cannot reasonably be convened for those matters during the pandemic. ·         Changes to the procedural by-law to allow for electronic participation in Council meetings during local emergencies. Going forward, Council members will be able to attend via electronic means, such as phone or teleconferencing. This new ability will reduce in-person meetings but will still ensure transparency by providing the public with electronic access to Council’s meetings during the pandemic emergency. ·         Waiving penalties and interest for property tax payments up to and including April 30, 2020. Property tax accounts set up on pre-authorized payment plans will continue automatic withdrawals. Property owners requesting to end automatic payments must contact the Town’s Finance division at 519-776-7336 ext. 3050. ·         The sending of a letter of support to the Ontario Energy Board, the Premier of Ontario, and the local Member of Provincial Parliament, asking for the elimination of time of use billing for hydro rates throughout the Province.

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Windsor Airport COVID-19 Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All commercial flights have been suspended as of April 3. The airport terminal will be closed to the public from Friday, April 3 to Thursday, April 30. The runways and airport remain open for general aviation, medical and emergency flights, and all other non-commercial traffic.

All day

Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

All day

Temporary Suspension of Transit Windsor Service

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Today, as part of the City of Windsor’s ongoing response to COVID-19, Mayor Drew Dilkens ordered the temporary suspension of Transit Windsor operations, effective the end of normal operating hours on Sunday, March 29 and will last at least until Monday, April 13. Transit operations will continue this weekend to ensure that those residents who were planning to use public transit to acquire essential goods can continue to rely on this service until end-of-day Sunday. Enhanced cleaning measures have been in place for several weeks and will continue in the days ahead.

All day

Town of Tecumseh Social Distancing Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Tecumseh is taking additional measures to encourage social/physical distancing to reduce opportunities for the spread of COVID-19 through measures in local parks.The Town is posting signs on playground equipment, skate park, tennis and pickle ball courts, and the leash-free dog park, confirming closures of these facilities. These measures will remain in effect until further notice and are directly related to the advice and recommendations from the federal and provincial governments and public health agencies. “We continue to take measures that result in reduced exposure to this virus. We have the support of our public health unit in taking measures to ensure social/physical distancing,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “Nothing makes me more unhappy than having to take such extreme measures as closing of these outdoor facilities and playground equipment, especially at a time when schools and daycares are closed. But it’s necessary and we can do this – every individual action counts. Stay home, spend time in your backyards, go for walks but avoid touching surfaces and being in groups of people.” The measures being taken are as follows:
  • the dog park will be closed with locks placed on all entrance point gates and signed
  • fencing will be placed around the skate park and Lakewood Park climbing rock/work out equipment and signed
  • all swings will be taken out of service and caution tape will be wrapped around playgrounds and signed
  • outdoor washrooms will remain closed until further notice
  • tennis and pickleball courts will be locked and signed
This work will be undertaken by municipal staff by midnight Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice. Residents are requested to avoid congregating in groups, keep a physical distance from others, wash your hands and stay home unless it is absolutely necessary.

All day

Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

All day

Safe Waste Recycling During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Non-contaminated recyclable items must be placed loose in your bin/cart; except shredded paper which needs to be in a paper bag. This will ensure the safety of workers who may come in contact with unknowns that are frequently found in bags. Do NOT place recyclables in bags of any kind. To protect our workers, bagged recyclables are going straight to the garbage stream in the recycling plants. More details at www.ewswa.org

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

ALWAYS bag all used tissues, napkins and paper towels, and place in the garbage, not the recycle bin. Paper towels were once accepted in the Red Box but going forward they will be considered garbage and should be placed in the garbage.

All day

Windsor Relief Measures for Property Tax Payments

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor is introducing the following measures to assist property owners with the financial burden as it relates to property taxes: ·The third instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes has been changed from April 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
  • All remaining pre-authorized payment withdrawals scheduled in the months of April, May and June will continue to be taken on the scheduled dates unless otherwise cancelled/adjusted by the property owner (see options below).
  • All remaining postdated cheques for the April 15, 2020 instalment will be cashed on the scheduled dates unless cancelled by the property owner (see options below).
·Charges for Non-Sufficient Funds related to property tax payments will be waived through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·There will be no late payment charges in either form, penalty and/or interest, through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·To request changes to a Pre-authorized payment or to request the return of a post- dated cheque, email propertytax@citywindsor.ca.

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Yard Waste Collection to Begin in Leamington

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Yard waste collection begins in Leamington on April 8, 2020. Yard waste will be collected every week for the urban area of the municipality through to November 27, 2020. To determine your weekly yard waste collection day, please consult the collection maps located in your 2020 Collection Calendar. Yard waste will only be collected in cardboard boxes, paper yard waste bags or garbage cans/pails. Plastic bags will not be accepted. Yard waste includes garden waste, grass clippings, tree/hedge trimmings and leaves:
  • Garden waste includes flowers, vegetables, plants, fruit and leaves.
  • Grass clippings - try grasscycling and leave grass clippings to decompose on your lawn after mowing. If you place grass clippings out for collection, place in cardboard boxes, paper yard waste bags or garbage cans/pails.
  • Tree and hedge trimmings must be tied in bundles with a maximum length of 4 ft. and maximum diameter of 2 ft.
Leamington residents are asked to follow the physical distancing recommendations of health officials and stay at least 2 metres away from garbage, yard waste and recycling workers. If you have questions regarding yard waste collection, please call the Municipality at 519-322-2346 or visit www.leamington.ca/garbage.

All day

Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot & Transfer Station #2 CLOSED

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot at 3560 North Service Rd. East and Transfer Station #2 at 2021 Albuna Townline (in Kingsville) are both CLOSED to the public. Recycling collection is running normally at this time. Please check website for further updates as the situation has the potential to change.

All day

Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

All day

Leamington Closes Playground Equipment & Skatepark

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In a continued effort to limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of Leamington has temporarily closed playground equipment located within municipal parks and the Leamington Skatepark, effective immediately until further notice. This closure focuses on areas that have multiple touchpoints that are not sanitized, and have the potential to draw large crowds of people together. As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and daily exercise when not required to self-isolate, Leamington parks and trails remain open for your use. The public is reminded to maintain the appropriate physical distance of two metres from other users, as recommended by public health officials. Signage at all municipal parks indicating these closures will be installed within the next week. Anyone with concerns about large social gatherings and the lack of physical distancing during park use, is asked to call the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or report the issue online, rather than taking matters into their own hands or sharing images on social media.  

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

If you or someone in your house is sick, place items that you have been in contact with into a bag and then into the garbage. This includes items that you normally place into your recycling like: plastic bottles, pop cans and milk or juice containers, etc.

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Temporary Closure of Play Structures within City of Windsor Parks

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Effective immediately, the public is advised that all play structures in the City of Windsor’s parks are closed until further notice. Parks, trails and open spaces remain open and, following the best advice of public health officials, their continued use is strongly encouraged. However, play structures, swings and children’s activity sets are being closed to reduce opportunities for gatherings and close contact, thereby lowering the potential risks associated with COVID-19 within the City of Windsor.

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

Wednesday, April 8
All day

Windsor Relief Measures for Property Tax Payments

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor is introducing the following measures to assist property owners with the financial burden as it relates to property taxes: ·The third instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes has been changed from April 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
  • All remaining pre-authorized payment withdrawals scheduled in the months of April, May and June will continue to be taken on the scheduled dates unless otherwise cancelled/adjusted by the property owner (see options below).
  • All remaining postdated cheques for the April 15, 2020 instalment will be cashed on the scheduled dates unless cancelled by the property owner (see options below).
·Charges for Non-Sufficient Funds related to property tax payments will be waived through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·There will be no late payment charges in either form, penalty and/or interest, through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·To request changes to a Pre-authorized payment or to request the return of a post- dated cheque, email propertytax@citywindsor.ca.

All day

Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

All day

Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

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Temporary Suspension of Transit Windsor Service

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Today, as part of the City of Windsor’s ongoing response to COVID-19, Mayor Drew Dilkens ordered the temporary suspension of Transit Windsor operations, effective the end of normal operating hours on Sunday, March 29 and will last at least until Monday, April 13. Transit operations will continue this weekend to ensure that those residents who were planning to use public transit to acquire essential goods can continue to rely on this service until end-of-day Sunday. Enhanced cleaning measures have been in place for several weeks and will continue in the days ahead.

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Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

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Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

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Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

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Yard Waste Collection to Begin in Leamington

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Yard waste collection begins in Leamington on April 8, 2020. Yard waste will be collected every week for the urban area of the municipality through to November 27, 2020. To determine your weekly yard waste collection day, please consult the collection maps located in your 2020 Collection Calendar. Yard waste will only be collected in cardboard boxes, paper yard waste bags or garbage cans/pails. Plastic bags will not be accepted. Yard waste includes garden waste, grass clippings, tree/hedge trimmings and leaves:
  • Garden waste includes flowers, vegetables, plants, fruit and leaves.
  • Grass clippings - try grasscycling and leave grass clippings to decompose on your lawn after mowing. If you place grass clippings out for collection, place in cardboard boxes, paper yard waste bags or garbage cans/pails.
  • Tree and hedge trimmings must be tied in bundles with a maximum length of 4 ft. and maximum diameter of 2 ft.
Leamington residents are asked to follow the physical distancing recommendations of health officials and stay at least 2 metres away from garbage, yard waste and recycling workers. If you have questions regarding yard waste collection, please call the Municipality at 519-322-2346 or visit www.leamington.ca/garbage.

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Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

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Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

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Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

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Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

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Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

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Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot & Transfer Station #2 CLOSED

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot at 3560 North Service Rd. East and Transfer Station #2 at 2021 Albuna Townline (in Kingsville) are both CLOSED to the public. Recycling collection is running normally at this time. Please check website for further updates as the situation has the potential to change.

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COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

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Safe Waste Recycling During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Non-contaminated recyclable items must be placed loose in your bin/cart; except shredded paper which needs to be in a paper bag. This will ensure the safety of workers who may come in contact with unknowns that are frequently found in bags. Do NOT place recyclables in bags of any kind. To protect our workers, bagged recyclables are going straight to the garbage stream in the recycling plants. More details at www.ewswa.org

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Windsor Airport COVID-19 Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All commercial flights have been suspended as of April 3. The airport terminal will be closed to the public from Friday, April 3 to Thursday, April 30. The runways and airport remain open for general aviation, medical and emergency flights, and all other non-commercial traffic.

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LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

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30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

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Leamington Closes Playground Equipment & Skatepark

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In a continued effort to limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of Leamington has temporarily closed playground equipment located within municipal parks and the Leamington Skatepark, effective immediately until further notice. This closure focuses on areas that have multiple touchpoints that are not sanitized, and have the potential to draw large crowds of people together. As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and daily exercise when not required to self-isolate, Leamington parks and trails remain open for your use. The public is reminded to maintain the appropriate physical distance of two metres from other users, as recommended by public health officials. Signage at all municipal parks indicating these closures will be installed within the next week. Anyone with concerns about large social gatherings and the lack of physical distancing during park use, is asked to call the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or report the issue online, rather than taking matters into their own hands or sharing images on social media.  

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Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

If you or someone in your house is sick, place items that you have been in contact with into a bag and then into the garbage. This includes items that you normally place into your recycling like: plastic bottles, pop cans and milk or juice containers, etc.

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Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

ALWAYS bag all used tissues, napkins and paper towels, and place in the garbage, not the recycle bin. Paper towels were once accepted in the Red Box but going forward they will be considered garbage and should be placed in the garbage.

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

Thursday, April 9
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Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

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Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

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Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

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COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

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Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

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Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

All day

Leamington Closes Playground Equipment & Skatepark

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In a continued effort to limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of Leamington has temporarily closed playground equipment located within municipal parks and the Leamington Skatepark, effective immediately until further notice. This closure focuses on areas that have multiple touchpoints that are not sanitized, and have the potential to draw large crowds of people together. As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and daily exercise when not required to self-isolate, Leamington parks and trails remain open for your use. The public is reminded to maintain the appropriate physical distance of two metres from other users, as recommended by public health officials. Signage at all municipal parks indicating these closures will be installed within the next week. Anyone with concerns about large social gatherings and the lack of physical distancing during park use, is asked to call the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or report the issue online, rather than taking matters into their own hands or sharing images on social media.  

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

ALWAYS bag all used tissues, napkins and paper towels, and place in the garbage, not the recycle bin. Paper towels were once accepted in the Red Box but going forward they will be considered garbage and should be placed in the garbage.

All day

Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

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Windsor Relief Measures for Property Tax Payments

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor is introducing the following measures to assist property owners with the financial burden as it relates to property taxes: ·The third instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes has been changed from April 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
  • All remaining pre-authorized payment withdrawals scheduled in the months of April, May and June will continue to be taken on the scheduled dates unless otherwise cancelled/adjusted by the property owner (see options below).
  • All remaining postdated cheques for the April 15, 2020 instalment will be cashed on the scheduled dates unless cancelled by the property owner (see options below).
·Charges for Non-Sufficient Funds related to property tax payments will be waived through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·There will be no late payment charges in either form, penalty and/or interest, through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·To request changes to a Pre-authorized payment or to request the return of a post- dated cheque, email propertytax@citywindsor.ca.

All day

Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

All day

Windsor Airport COVID-19 Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All commercial flights have been suspended as of April 3. The airport terminal will be closed to the public from Friday, April 3 to Thursday, April 30. The runways and airport remain open for general aviation, medical and emergency flights, and all other non-commercial traffic.

All day

Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot & Transfer Station #2 CLOSED

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot at 3560 North Service Rd. East and Transfer Station #2 at 2021 Albuna Townline (in Kingsville) are both CLOSED to the public. Recycling collection is running normally at this time. Please check website for further updates as the situation has the potential to change.

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

If you or someone in your house is sick, place items that you have been in contact with into a bag and then into the garbage. This includes items that you normally place into your recycling like: plastic bottles, pop cans and milk or juice containers, etc.

All day

Temporary Suspension of Transit Windsor Service

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Today, as part of the City of Windsor’s ongoing response to COVID-19, Mayor Drew Dilkens ordered the temporary suspension of Transit Windsor operations, effective the end of normal operating hours on Sunday, March 29 and will last at least until Monday, April 13. Transit operations will continue this weekend to ensure that those residents who were planning to use public transit to acquire essential goods can continue to rely on this service until end-of-day Sunday. Enhanced cleaning measures have been in place for several weeks and will continue in the days ahead.

All day

Safe Waste Recycling During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Non-contaminated recyclable items must be placed loose in your bin/cart; except shredded paper which needs to be in a paper bag. This will ensure the safety of workers who may come in contact with unknowns that are frequently found in bags. Do NOT place recyclables in bags of any kind. To protect our workers, bagged recyclables are going straight to the garbage stream in the recycling plants. More details at www.ewswa.org

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

Friday, April 10
All day

Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

All day

Windsor Airport COVID-19 Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All commercial flights have been suspended as of April 3. The airport terminal will be closed to the public from Friday, April 3 to Thursday, April 30. The runways and airport remain open for general aviation, medical and emergency flights, and all other non-commercial traffic.

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

Temporary Suspension of Transit Windsor Service

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Today, as part of the City of Windsor’s ongoing response to COVID-19, Mayor Drew Dilkens ordered the temporary suspension of Transit Windsor operations, effective the end of normal operating hours on Sunday, March 29 and will last at least until Monday, April 13. Transit operations will continue this weekend to ensure that those residents who were planning to use public transit to acquire essential goods can continue to rely on this service until end-of-day Sunday. Enhanced cleaning measures have been in place for several weeks and will continue in the days ahead.

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

If you or someone in your house is sick, place items that you have been in contact with into a bag and then into the garbage. This includes items that you normally place into your recycling like: plastic bottles, pop cans and milk or juice containers, etc.

All day

Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

All day

Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

All day

Safe Waste Recycling During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Non-contaminated recyclable items must be placed loose in your bin/cart; except shredded paper which needs to be in a paper bag. This will ensure the safety of workers who may come in contact with unknowns that are frequently found in bags. Do NOT place recyclables in bags of any kind. To protect our workers, bagged recyclables are going straight to the garbage stream in the recycling plants. More details at www.ewswa.org

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot & Transfer Station #2 CLOSED

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot at 3560 North Service Rd. East and Transfer Station #2 at 2021 Albuna Townline (in Kingsville) are both CLOSED to the public. Recycling collection is running normally at this time. Please check website for further updates as the situation has the potential to change.

All day

Windsor Relief Measures for Property Tax Payments

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor is introducing the following measures to assist property owners with the financial burden as it relates to property taxes: ·The third instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes has been changed from April 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
  • All remaining pre-authorized payment withdrawals scheduled in the months of April, May and June will continue to be taken on the scheduled dates unless otherwise cancelled/adjusted by the property owner (see options below).
  • All remaining postdated cheques for the April 15, 2020 instalment will be cashed on the scheduled dates unless cancelled by the property owner (see options below).
·Charges for Non-Sufficient Funds related to property tax payments will be waived through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·There will be no late payment charges in either form, penalty and/or interest, through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·To request changes to a Pre-authorized payment or to request the return of a post- dated cheque, email propertytax@citywindsor.ca.

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

ALWAYS bag all used tissues, napkins and paper towels, and place in the garbage, not the recycle bin. Paper towels were once accepted in the Red Box but going forward they will be considered garbage and should be placed in the garbage.

All day

Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

All day

Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

All day

Leamington Closes Playground Equipment & Skatepark

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In a continued effort to limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of Leamington has temporarily closed playground equipment located within municipal parks and the Leamington Skatepark, effective immediately until further notice. This closure focuses on areas that have multiple touchpoints that are not sanitized, and have the potential to draw large crowds of people together. As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and daily exercise when not required to self-isolate, Leamington parks and trails remain open for your use. The public is reminded to maintain the appropriate physical distance of two metres from other users, as recommended by public health officials. Signage at all municipal parks indicating these closures will be installed within the next week. Anyone with concerns about large social gatherings and the lack of physical distancing during park use, is asked to call the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or report the issue online, rather than taking matters into their own hands or sharing images on social media.  

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

08:00 AM

DONATE BLOOD! Windsor Blood Donor Centre

08:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Please book an appointment at blood.ca or download our GiveBlood App or call us at 1-888-236-6283. At this time, we can only welcome people with appointments. This is in compliance with public health authorities’ requests to practice healthy physical distancing. Scheduled appointments support physical distancing and help minimize the number of people in our donor centres.

Location/Venue Name
Windsor Blood Donor Centre

  • 3909 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor, N8W 1W9
10:30 AM

Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

You are invited to watch Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services at facebook.com/glenwoodunited/ or visit our website glenwoodunited.com. Palm Sunday, April 5; Good Friday, April 10  and Easter Sunday, April 12. All services live at 10:30 am.

Saturday, April 11
All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot & Transfer Station #2 CLOSED

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot at 3560 North Service Rd. East and Transfer Station #2 at 2021 Albuna Townline (in Kingsville) are both CLOSED to the public. Recycling collection is running normally at this time. Please check website for further updates as the situation has the potential to change.

All day

Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

All day

Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

ALWAYS bag all used tissues, napkins and paper towels, and place in the garbage, not the recycle bin. Paper towels were once accepted in the Red Box but going forward they will be considered garbage and should be placed in the garbage.

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

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Leamington Closes Playground Equipment & Skatepark

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In a continued effort to limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of Leamington has temporarily closed playground equipment located within municipal parks and the Leamington Skatepark, effective immediately until further notice. This closure focuses on areas that have multiple touchpoints that are not sanitized, and have the potential to draw large crowds of people together. As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and daily exercise when not required to self-isolate, Leamington parks and trails remain open for your use. The public is reminded to maintain the appropriate physical distance of two metres from other users, as recommended by public health officials. Signage at all municipal parks indicating these closures will be installed within the next week. Anyone with concerns about large social gatherings and the lack of physical distancing during park use, is asked to call the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or report the issue online, rather than taking matters into their own hands or sharing images on social media.  

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LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

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Windsor Airport COVID-19 Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All commercial flights have been suspended as of April 3. The airport terminal will be closed to the public from Friday, April 3 to Thursday, April 30. The runways and airport remain open for general aviation, medical and emergency flights, and all other non-commercial traffic.

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Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

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Temporary Suspension of Transit Windsor Service

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Today, as part of the City of Windsor’s ongoing response to COVID-19, Mayor Drew Dilkens ordered the temporary suspension of Transit Windsor operations, effective the end of normal operating hours on Sunday, March 29 and will last at least until Monday, April 13. Transit operations will continue this weekend to ensure that those residents who were planning to use public transit to acquire essential goods can continue to rely on this service until end-of-day Sunday. Enhanced cleaning measures have been in place for several weeks and will continue in the days ahead.

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30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

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Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

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Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

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Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

If you or someone in your house is sick, place items that you have been in contact with into a bag and then into the garbage. This includes items that you normally place into your recycling like: plastic bottles, pop cans and milk or juice containers, etc.

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COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

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Safe Waste Recycling During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Non-contaminated recyclable items must be placed loose in your bin/cart; except shredded paper which needs to be in a paper bag. This will ensure the safety of workers who may come in contact with unknowns that are frequently found in bags. Do NOT place recyclables in bags of any kind. To protect our workers, bagged recyclables are going straight to the garbage stream in the recycling plants. More details at www.ewswa.org

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Windsor Relief Measures for Property Tax Payments

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor is introducing the following measures to assist property owners with the financial burden as it relates to property taxes: ·The third instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes has been changed from April 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020.
  • All remaining pre-authorized payment withdrawals scheduled in the months of April, May and June will continue to be taken on the scheduled dates unless otherwise cancelled/adjusted by the property owner (see options below).
  • All remaining postdated cheques for the April 15, 2020 instalment will be cashed on the scheduled dates unless cancelled by the property owner (see options below).
·Charges for Non-Sufficient Funds related to property tax payments will be waived through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·There will be no late payment charges in either form, penalty and/or interest, through the period ending June 30, 2020. ·To request changes to a Pre-authorized payment or to request the return of a post- dated cheque, email propertytax@citywindsor.ca.

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Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

08:00 AM

DONATE BLOOD! Windsor Blood Donor Centre

08:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Please book an appointment at blood.ca or download our GiveBlood App or call us at 1-888-236-6283. At this time, we can only welcome people with appointments. This is in compliance with public health authorities’ requests to practice healthy physical distancing. Scheduled appointments support physical distancing and help minimize the number of people in our donor centres.

Location/Venue Name
Windsor Blood Donor Centre

  • 3909 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor, N8W 1W9
Sunday, April 12
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Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

If you or someone in your house is sick, place items that you have been in contact with into a bag and then into the garbage. This includes items that you normally place into your recycling like: plastic bottles, pop cans and milk or juice containers, etc.

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Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

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Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

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Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot & Transfer Station #2 CLOSED

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Windsor Public Drop-Off Depot at 3560 North Service Rd. East and Transfer Station #2 at 2021 Albuna Townline (in Kingsville) are both CLOSED to the public. Recycling collection is running normally at this time. Please check website for further updates as the situation has the potential to change.

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Leamington Closes Playground Equipment & Skatepark

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In a continued effort to limit exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Municipality of Leamington has temporarily closed playground equipment located within municipal parks and the Leamington Skatepark, effective immediately until further notice. This closure focuses on areas that have multiple touchpoints that are not sanitized, and have the potential to draw large crowds of people together. As we recognize the importance of getting fresh air and daily exercise when not required to self-isolate, Leamington parks and trails remain open for your use. The public is reminded to maintain the appropriate physical distance of two metres from other users, as recommended by public health officials. Signage at all municipal parks indicating these closures will be installed within the next week. Anyone with concerns about large social gatherings and the lack of physical distancing during park use, is asked to call the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or report the issue online, rather than taking matters into their own hands or sharing images on social media.  

All day

Safe Waste Disposal During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

ALWAYS bag all used tissues, napkins and paper towels, and place in the garbage, not the recycle bin. Paper towels were once accepted in the Red Box but going forward they will be considered garbage and should be placed in the garbage.

All day

Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

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Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

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Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

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Safe Waste Recycling During COVID-19

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Non-contaminated recyclable items must be placed loose in your bin/cart; except shredded paper which needs to be in a paper bag. This will ensure the safety of workers who may come in contact with unknowns that are frequently found in bags. Do NOT place recyclables in bags of any kind. To protect our workers, bagged recyclables are going straight to the garbage stream in the recycling plants. More details at www.ewswa.org

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Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

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COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

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Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

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Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

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Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

10:30 AM

Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

You are invited to watch Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services at facebook.com/glenwoodunited/ or visit our website glenwoodunited.com. Palm Sunday, April 5; Good Friday, April 10  and Easter Sunday, April 12. All services live at 10:30 am.

04:30 PM

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

04:30 PM — 06:30 PM

Super Bowl Party at RCL Br 594. Come enjoy spaghetti, fresh garden salad & sliced rye bread on February 2, 4:30-6:30pm at 5030 Howard Ave. Adults $8, Legion Members $7. Children 6 and under $3.

Location/Venue Name
Royal Canadian Legion Br 594

  • 5030 Howard Ave, Tecumseh, N9A 6Z6
Monday, April 13
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Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

All day

Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

All day

Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

Tuesday, April 14
All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

All day

Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

03:00 PM

DONATE BLOOD! Windsor Blood Donor Centre

03:00 PM — 07:00 PM

Please book an appointment at blood.ca or download our GiveBlood App or call us at 1-888-236-6283. At this time, we can only welcome people with appointments. This is in compliance with public health authorities’ requests to practice healthy physical distancing. Scheduled appointments support physical distancing and help minimize the number of people in our donor centres.

Location/Venue Name
Windsor Blood Donor Centre

  • 3909 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor, N8W 1W9
Wednesday, April 15
All day

Kingsville COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of Kingsville is waiving penalties and interest on tax and water accounts until April 30, 2020 in order to provide residents with the flexibility to manage their cash flows during this time of crisis. Any residents on a pre-authorized payment plan will have payments withdrawn as scheduled, unless alternative direction is provided to the Town. Council will reassess deadlines on a continuous basis and may provide additional financial relief as the economic impact of COVID-19 becomes clear. 

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

All day

Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres Are Now Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

All Goodwill Community Stores and Donation Centres are now closed.  Please do not drop off donations while they are closed as it creates a health risk in our communities. Although you’re busy decluttering… but please do not drop off donations while Goodwill is closed as it creates a health risk for our communities.  When they re-open, the charity will need your donations more than ever.

All day

Lakeshore COVID-19 Tax Relief Update

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Penalties & interest payments to be waived for payments due March 31 through April 30. Property tax and water accounts set up for pre-authourized payment plans remain unaffected. Property owners who wish to be removed from an existing PAP plan must contact the Town's tax office at 519-728-2700 or taxes@lakeshore.ca.

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

03:00 PM

DONATE BLOOD! Windsor Blood Donor Centre

03:00 PM — 07:00 PM

Please book an appointment at blood.ca or download our GiveBlood App or call us at 1-888-236-6283. At this time, we can only welcome people with appointments. This is in compliance with public health authorities’ requests to practice healthy physical distancing. Scheduled appointments support physical distancing and help minimize the number of people in our donor centres.

Location/Venue Name
Windsor Blood Donor Centre

  • 3909 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor, N8W 1W9
Thursday, April 16
All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Nightly Tunnel Closures Suspended

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel has announced that it will be suspending April’s weekly overnight closures tied to its ongoing renovation project and will remain open 24/7 to “essential” traffic. The tunnel had been scheduled to close between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on April 16, April 23 and April 30 as part of a $22 million renovation project under way. Reminder:  Transit Windsor’s Tunnel Bus Service is currently suspended.

All day

Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Leamington Provides Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Leamington Council approved financial relief measures to help residents and businesses manage the impacts of COVID-19. Relief measures reflect the Municipality’s concerns for the community’s well-being and economic conditions. They include:
  • Waiving all penalties and interest on any overdue balances through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Waiving all returned cheque or electronic payment fees through to and including April 30, 2020.
  •  Deferring the second instalment for the 2020 Interim Property Taxes until May 15, 2020.
"We have heard from residents and businesses that are worried and need relief,” said Mayor Hilda MacDonald. “Leamington has decided to take action to provide relief and assistance to our community. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming days and weeks to ensure we are doing what we can to help during this difficult and unprecedented time.” Property Tax Relief Summary:
  • All 10-month plan pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 3, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca and make alternate payment arrangements by March 27, 2020.
  • All instalment due date pre-authorized payments (PAP) will be withdrawn on the scheduled date of April 15, 2020 unless property owners contact the Municipality of Leamington's Property Tax Department by email at taxes@leamington.ca by April 6, 2020.
  •  Property owners who have their property taxes included in their mortgage need to contact their respective institutions to discuss options.
  •  Interest and penalties on all overdue account balances are deferred until April 30, 2020. 
These relief measures are examples of the Municipality taking action in response to COVID-19. For more information on COVID-19 planning and preparations by the Municipality of Leamington, please visit our news page www.leamington.ca/news.

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

08:00 AM

City Makes Sandbags Available for At-Risk Waterfront Properties

08:00 AM — 04:00 PM

City of Windsor officials continue to monitor water levels along Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River and Little River. While there is no imminent threat at this time, water levels are high enough to warrant concern and preparations. For that reason, the City of Windsor is moving forward with plans to make sand and bags available to residents in the area of greatest risk of flooding at this time. These homes are located along the north side of Riverside Drive from George Avenue east to our border with the Town of Tecumseh. The City of Windsor is committed to working with all residents in East Windsor who could potentially be impacted by seasonal flooding. This week, a detailed letter from the City Engineer was distributed to 300 at-risk homes with additional information and advice on how to protect residential properties. A further 17,000 will receive an informational flyer within the next week. Residents from those addresses are asked to call 311 (open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday), and an appointment can be set up to meet City staff at the sandbag station. Appointments will be scheduled between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, beginning Friday, April 3, 2020. The sandbag station is located at 9410 Little River Road (just west of the Little River Bridge and the roundabout). Residents attending the sandbag station will be asked to show proof of address (mail or billing information showing address) and to check in with the attendant each time they visit. The sandbag station will have a City staff member on hand, but the bags and filling of the bags are the responsibility of residents As per advice from the Windsor Essex County Health Unit, residents are reminded to practice social distancing when filling sandbags, and stay 6 feet away from anyone else who may be filling sandbags. While these noted conditions for shoreline flooding are not related to infrastructure, helpful details on basement flooding prevention​ are available on the City of Windsor website.  

Friday, April 17
All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

All day

Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

Saturday, April 18
All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Mayor Extends Closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Malls

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has extended the temporary closure of Devonshire and Tecumseh Mall for an additional two weeks, at least until 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19. “All reports from public health officials indicate that COVID-19 cases are on the rise and continue to impact our community,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We need to take the advice seriously: stay home, don’t go out unless you absolutely need to and practice social distancing at all times.” Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information. 

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Leamington Marina and Boat Ramp Closed

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people home, the Ontario Government has ordered the closure of all outdoor recreational amenities, which includes the Leamington Marina and boat ramp. The Municipality of Leamington will continue to follow directions from the Ontario Government; however, at this time, there has not been a decision to close the Marina for the 2020 season. In the event it is determined that the Marina will not be opening on May 1, 2020 as scheduled, the Municipality will provide further communication at that time.

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

06:00 PM

8th Annual SWO Gleaners Spring Fundraiser POSTPONED

06:00 PM — 11:00 PM

April 18 at Leamington Portuguese Club  Tickets $50 per person.  Dinner, Silent Auction, Live Auction Tickets available at SWO Gleaners by calling 519-326-7687 or at 40 Industrial Rd., Leamington  

Sunday, April 19
All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

30-Metre Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

At the request of the City of Windsor, the Windsor Port Authority has once again authorized a temporary 30-day buffer zone of 30 metres for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means, effective immediately, no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 metres of shore unless docking.  The 30-metre ban was also imposed during last year’s extremely high water levels and is an effort aimed at protecting properties from overland flooding and erosion. 

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Support Groups Continue for BIAWE

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Brain Injury Association of Windsor and Essex County (BIAWE) continues to hold its regular support group meetings online through Zoom and has added a new program for those affected by an acquired brain injury (ABI). Despite the difficult situation we all find ourselves in during this Covid-19 pandemic, BIAWE recognizes that those suffering with the symptoms of a brain injury or take care of someone with a brain injury can feel particularly distressed and lonely. That is why BIAWE continues to provide comfort and support to this vulnerable population. BIAWE offers monthly support groups for survivors and caregivers called “You Are Not Alone”, one for Young Adults aged 18 to 30, another one for Caregivers only and a Survivor Social. We have added a weekly “Coffee Chat” for those who just want to call in to talk and connect with others. BIAWE also offers a six-week GOALS program for survivors and a one-on-one year long telephone support for survivors and caregivers. The support groups offer opportunities to interact and share with others in the comfort that they are not alone and others have similar feelings and experiences. This reduces feelings of loneliness, isolation and feeling judged. It also helps survivors stay motivated to manage the symptoms of their ABI and stick to their personal treatment plans. Participation in support groups helps reduce distress, depression and anxiety. To register for these free programs, call 519-981-1329 or email to info@biawe.com. A referral is not necessary.

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

10:30 AM

Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

You are invited to watch Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services live on Sundays at 10:30am at facebook.com/glenwoodunited/ or visit our website glenwoodunited.com.

Monday, April 20
All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

Tuesday, April 21
All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

Wednesday, April 22
All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

LaSalle Financial Relief Measures

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Town of LaSalle recognizes the financial uncertainty that our residents are facing due to COVID-19. Effective immediately, for property tax and water bill payments due through to, and including April 30, Property tax and water accounts that are currently set up for pre-authorized payment (PAP) plans will remain unaffected. Property owners who would like to be removed from an existing PAP plan, or would like to cancel a postdated cheque that has already been submitted, must contact the Town's Finance Department as soon as possible. Penalty and interest deadlines will be reassessed on an ongoing basis. While financial relief may be necessary for some of our residents, property owners are encouraged to maintain their regular tax and water payments. Contact Information Email : taxes@lasalle.ca Phone: 519-969-7770, ext.1230

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

03:00 PM

DONATE BLOOD! Windsor Blood Donor Centre

03:00 PM — 07:00 PM

Please book an appointment at blood.ca or download our GiveBlood App or call us at 1-888-236-6283. At this time, we can only welcome people with appointments. This is in compliance with public health authorities’ requests to practice healthy physical distancing. Scheduled appointments support physical distancing and help minimize the number of people in our donor centres.

Location/Venue Name
Windsor Blood Donor Centre

  • 3909 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor, N8W 1W9
Thursday, April 23
All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

All day

Nightly Tunnel Closures Suspended

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel has announced that it will be suspending April’s weekly overnight closures tied to its ongoing renovation project and will remain open 24/7 to “essential” traffic. The tunnel had been scheduled to close between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on April 16, April 23 and April 30 as part of a $22 million renovation project under way. Reminder:  Transit Windsor’s Tunnel Bus Service is currently suspended.

All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

Friday, April 24
All day

Emergency Alert System for Windsor Residents

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Windsor Fire and Rescue and the City of Windsor are rolling out a new way for residents to receive emergency information—fast! It’s called Windsor Alerts. Visit windsoralerts.ca to sign-up. The Windsor Alerts system will be used to notify subscribers of significant emergency situations and disasters, such as large fires, tornados, flooding and more. Every resident is asked to sign up by providing their cell phone, email address, home phone and home address. The home address information is important as it allows for geo-positional notifications to be sent out to affected areas.   Alerts may be broadcast via the following delivery methods: ·Email account (work, home, other) ·Cell phone (SMS Text) ·Home phone (Voice) ·Cell phone (Voice) ·Everbridge Mobile Member App ·TTY device The City of Windsor encourages residents to register everyone in their family for this important service. Each family member will have to be registered separately. Residents will always have the option to remove their contact information in the event that they no longer wish to receive notifications. More emergency and non-emergency options will be added for residents to sign up for at a later date. The Windsor Alerts system is built on the same Everbridge platform used by numerous municipalities across Canada, including our neighbours in Essex County. Everbridge is a global leader in mass notification. For more information on City Services, visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 311. For more information on fire and rescue, visit www.windsorfire.com.  

All day

COVID-19 Reminder: Keep Your Distance & No Gathering

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The City of Windsor wants to remind residents that all play structures and all park amenities in all parks throughout the city are closed due to COVID-19. Parks themselves, trails and open spaces remain open, but social distancing—staying at least 2 metres away from each other (approximately 6.5 feet)—is to be respected at all times. Gatherings of five or more people are banned in Ontario, and the City of Windsor By-Law Enforcement Officers are enforcing this ban. Within parks, the 2-metre rule should apply to all interactions, even if falling under the provincial five-person restriction.  What does 2 metres look like? The height of an average door is about 2 metres. The City of Windsor maintains 989 hectares of parkland, 134 kilometres of trails, and over 2,000 acres of green space across our community. These open spaces allow for appropriate social distancing, while permitting residents to remain active and fit, both physically and mentally during the current public health crisis, but we must respect the social distancing spacing. The following amenities within the city’s parks are closed to the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skateboard and BMX parks
  • Picnic areas
  • All park benches and tables throughout parks
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Park shelters
  • Outdoor exercise equipment
  • Marinas and boat launches
For more information or to report concerns please call 311 Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

All day

Enforcing Emergency Orders during COVID-19 Outbreak

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

To better protect people during this COVID-19 outbreak, the Ontario Government has signed a ministerial designation under the Provincial Offences Act to authorize municipal by-law enforcement officers to enforce emergency orders under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). Leamington By-law Enforcement Officers are now working together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enforce EMCPA orders which include prohibiting persons accessing outdoor recreational amenities; prohibiting persons attending organized public events, social gatherings or religious services of more than 5 people; and prohibiting the operation of non-essential businesses. Anyone found to be violating an order under EMCPA, will be required, upon request, to provide their correct name, date of birth and address to the OPP and/or Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers. Failing to correctly identify oneself carries a fine of $750 for failure to comply with an order made under the EMCPA or $1,000 for obstructing any person in exercising a power if a provincial offences officer issues a ticket. In addition, failure to comply with an emergency order could carry punishments of up to one-year imprisonment or a fine of up to $100,000 for an individual, $500,000 for a director of a corporation, or $10,000,000 for a corporation itself if a provincial offences officer charges the individual by issuing a summons. Members of the public can report EMCPA infractions by calling the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or the Municipality at 519-326-5761 or reporting online at www.leamington.ca/reportanissue. Citizens are requested to use their judgment and only report blatant infractions. In addition to responding to calls from the public, Bylaw Enforcement Officers are also conducting community patrols.

All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

Saturday, April 25
All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

Sunday, April 26
All day

Essex Plays at Home

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Town of Essex Mayor Larry Snively is excited to announce the launch of Essex Plays at Home, a new online initiative to bring recreational activities to the comfort of your own home. “With recreation facilities closed and programs cancelled, we know that a lot of our community members are looking for something to do, whether it’s to be active or learn something new,” Snively said. “The Essex Plays at Home project will give families and individuals of all ages the chance to participate in some at home recreation.” The Essex Plays at Home project is broken down into four categories: pre-school, youth, family, and lifestyle & adult fitness. Each category will offer unique activities such as self-guided arts and crafts, home scavenger hunts led by staff via online video feed, fitness classes, as well as links to other online resources. The online initiative will launch on Monday, April 6 with information posted to www.essex.ca/PlaysAtHome

10:30 AM

Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

You are invited to watch Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services live on Sundays at 10:30am at facebook.com/glenwoodunited/ or visit our website glenwoodunited.com.

04:30 PM

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner

04:30 PM — 06:30 PM

Super Bowl Party at RCL Br 594. Come enjoy spaghetti, fresh garden salad & sliced rye bread on February 2, 4:30-6:30pm at 5030 Howard Ave. Adults $8, Legion Members $7. Children 6 and under $3.

Location/Venue Name
Royal Canadian Legion Br 594

  • 5030 Howard Ave, Tecumseh, N9A 6Z6
Monday, April 27
03:00 PM

DONATE BLOOD! Windsor Blood Donor Centre

03:00 PM — 07:00 PM

Please book an appointment at blood.ca or download our GiveBlood App or call us at 1-888-236-6283. At this time, we can only welcome people with appointments. This is in compliance with public health authorities’ requests to practice healthy physical distancing. Scheduled appointments support physical distancing and help minimize the number of people in our donor centres.

Location/Venue Name
Windsor Blood Donor Centre

  • 3909 Grand Marais Road East, Windsor, N8W 1W9
Thursday, April 30
All day

Nightly Tunnel Closures Suspended

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel has announced that it will be suspending April’s weekly overnight closures tied to its ongoing renovation project and will remain open 24/7 to “essential” traffic. The tunnel had been scheduled to close between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on April 16, April 23 and April 30 as part of a $22 million renovation project under way. Reminder:  Transit Windsor’s Tunnel Bus Service is currently suspended.

Sunday, May 3
10:30 AM

Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

You are invited to watch Glenwood United Church Online Worship Services live on Sundays at 10:30am at facebook.com/glenwoodunited/ or visit our website glenwoodunited.com.