News/Canada/Windsor

Montreal man sentenced to life in prison for 2017 Michigan airport attack

April 18, 2019

Amor Ftouhi, a Montreal man, was sentenced Thursday to life in a U.S. prison for stabbing a police officer in a Flint, Mich. airport in 2017.  His lawyers were seeking a 25-year sentence. “He was crystal clear today. If he had the opportunity to kill more people, he would,” said U.S. District Judge Matthew Leitman. In court, Ftouhi […]

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Layoffs at Fiat Chrysler plant in Windsor will affect 1,500 jobs

March 28, 2019

Approximately 1,500 people will be out of work starting Sept. 30, once Fiat Chrysler Automobiles terminates its third shift at the Windsor assembly plant. It’s a shift that’s been in place since 1993, according to Unifor Local 444 president Dave Cassidy. “It’s devastating for everybody. Our feeder plants obviously will feel the ripple effects,” he said, referring […]

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Great Lakes are rapidly warming, likely to trigger more flooding and extreme weather

March 21, 2019

The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., a trend that is likely to bring more extreme storms while also degrading water quality, worsening erosion and posing tougher challenges for farming, scientists report. In a report commissioned by the Chicago-based Environmental Law & Policy Center, the annual mean air temperature […]

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Community comes together to upgrade home of Ontario teen impaled by golf club

February 11, 2019

For the first time since Madison Arseneault’s skull was impaled by a sawed-off golf club during gym class more than two years ago, the partially paralyzed teen has a bedroom she can actually access. More than 70 companies and individuals in Windsor, Ont., rallied together and donated their time, money and supplies to renovate her family home and […]

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Couple ‘frightened’ after Samsung phones fail to connect to 911 on Freedom Mobile

December 11, 2018

Kelly Smith’s partner thought he was having a heart attack.  With heavy chest pains and a hereditary heart condition, he needed medical help — but when he called 911 at 4:25 p.m. on Nov. 29 on his Samsung Galaxy, the call wouldn’t connect.  His anxiety spiked, said Smith, as he tried again and again to connect but couldn’t get through.  Smith […]

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