Windsor has historically been known as Sin City due to rum running, strip clubs, & other more socially permissive entertainment in Canada than the US, so it was no surprise that when cannabis was legalized, entrepreneurs saw a budding opportunity.
Premier Ford said he spoke to a hospital executive who said Ontario’s healthcare system is only comparable to North Korea and Cuba, so I asked him whether his plans to expand access to private clinics will go far enough…
It’s said that the west is wild and for now that remains the case, at least when it comes to a continually burgeoning cannabis retail market in Alberta – the uncontested dominant player of retail cannabis in Canada.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Windsor Ontario and I asked her for Windsor Independent whether she would license Higher Limits or other cannabis lounges for onsite sale & consumption of cannabis like how the AGCO licenses establishments.
For some, giving up after 13 years on Wall Street might signal defeat, but not for Rifino Valentine, owner and president of Valentine’s Distillery, who gave it all up to open up a small batch distillery focused on becoming a household name by producing the world’s best spirits.
Ask a Brewer is column, created by Jon Liedtke, where local brewers provide readers with an insightful and informative lens into the brewing industry. Paul Brady is the master brewer at Walkerville Brewery.
Pot smokers, activists and media thronged Marc Emery, aka the Prince of Pot, when he stepped foot on Canadian soil for the first time this month since he was extradited to the United States for selling marijuana seeds.
Coyotes prowling backyards, excessive noise from train bells and whistles, health concerns due to excessive pollen and an overall feeling of marginalization is what some residents living in Windsor Essex Community Housing claim they face on an almost daily basis.
You might not think of brunch as a lens to study class issues, but author and urbanist Shawn Micallef found after moving to Toronto from Windsor 14 years ago that it was the perfect way to delve into the subject for his new book The Trouble with Brunch.
“Every show was the fucking worst,” exclaimed Kenny Hotz while sitting beside Spencer Rice backstage at the Capitol Theatre while on the Chatham leg of their national comedy tour. I sat down to interview the comedy duo over vodka and Red Bulls.
Scotty Graham is a Windsor ex-pat graphic designer based in Toronto and his recently released Cards Against Toronto and a series of Rob Ford Valentines and Mother’s Day Cards helped to elevate him onto the national stage.
After six seasons, 86 episodes, endless competitions and hilarious yet often disgusting humiliations – Kenny and Spenny have reunited to bring their living room antics to cities across the country after being off the air for nearly four years.
Located in the former The Olde Town Sweet Shop, across the street from The Gourmet Emporium, sits Sushi Guru. The restaurant sports rich, dark wood, deep red walls, Edison lightbulbs and a custom mural on the backwall.
Swimmers have the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, the Windsor Spitfires and Express share the WFCU Centre and while bikers, joggers and walkers have over 100 km of mixed use trails, Windsor’s Border City Brawlers still don’t have a place to call home.
Tom Mulcair, leader of the federal New Democratic Party, has been traveling the country attempting to cast his party as the only one fit to govern the land come 2015, the year of the next federal election.
The Urbanite sat down for an exclusive interview with Alan Wildeman, University of Windsor president and vice-chancellor, regarding a referendum endorsing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Israeli government.
Nobody likes having to pay for beer, least of all with hard earned money. But one local establishment is shaking things up by accepting Bitcoin, an online crypto-currency, as one way to pay for a cold pint of brew.
A Windsor expat is developing applications and games for the Oculus Rift, which has recently raised $75 million in venture capital to make it the most successful piece of virtual technology equipment to ever exist.
Midian Brewing is the latest craft brewery to have its sights set on Windsor. After roughly six years of both market research and product development, the brewery is expecting to open its retail operation in March, pending AGCO licensing.
CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence’s second book, The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie, is an introspective and revealing retelling of his rocky experience with Canada’s national pastime, hockey, and how he had previously associated the game with bullying, intimidation and violence.
The Windsor Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) pledged to use funds available through the newly created Ontario Music Fund – valued at $45-million over three years – to help enhance and further develop the music industry, and as such, help musicians and those involved in the broader industry overall.
With an upcoming by-election for Windsor/Tecumseh looming on the horizon, ourWindsor.ca is continuing its coverage of the candidates and today brings you our exclusive interview with Green Party candidate Adam Wright.
As the clock counts down to the upcoming Royal Birth of the baby of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Kate, here in Windsor, celebrations are underway to honour and mark the event.
HackForge, a technical alliance which aims to foster creativity, enhance the technology sector and where resources are pooled for the benefit of participants, is steadily growing in both size and in terms of the projects undertaken.
You can tell it’s by-election season when party leaders descend upon ridings to tout the benefits of both their local candidates and the party overall. Windsor was no exception to the rule Thursday morning when PC leader Tim Hudak toured Valiant with Windsor-Tecumseh PC candidate Robert de Verteuil.
With five provincial by-elections scheduled for August 1 to replace former Ontario Liberal seats – including both former Premier McGuinty and Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan’s seats – the summer campaign season is upon us.
The tragic passing of Maximus Huyskens, the Milton toddler who passed away as a result of heat exposure last week after he was left in a car while being cared for by his grandmother, served as a reminder that the warm summer heat can often times be deadly.