At midnight, Windsor-Essex will be in the grey zone and schools will be online only until Winter break.
The Windsor Essex Health Unit has a page that lists all the ongoing outbreaks.
I know a lot of people are upset at the regular group of 30 or so who have been protesting outdoors the public health measures set in place to restrict the spread of COVID-19, but for me, it was this group of people had me shaking my head this week.
Windsor leads the province with the most police officers per capita in Southwestern Ontario, according to a new report from Statistics Canada.
According to the report, Windsor has 205 officers per 100,000 citizens. That compares to the next-closest Southwestern Ontario municipality, St. Thomas, with 175.6.
The Windsor force employs about 500 sworn officers, 150 civilian staff and expenses close to $110 million in 2020. Expenses were offset by $17.4 million in revenue.“Report points to high per-capita rate of cops in Windsor”, by Postmedia News, Windsor Star, Dec 12, 2020
The agenda for the upcoming City Council meeting at Monday, December 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m is up. I am going to pay particular attention to Item 8.2.
If they aren’t able to get the funding that they need, I know of another city service that has a significantly higher than average staff complement that we could take from.
Again, I did not have the fortitude to go through the 489 pages of the City Council Agenda in any depth. But I did look through it enough to find these items of interest:
- There are descriptions of 31 properties of cultural heritage value or interest that are being put forward to be added to the Windsor Municipal Heritage Register
- The City of Windsor Guide to the Sidewalk Inspection Process
(I now can name the three main types of sidewalk cracks!)
- This is the second time I’ve read about the Windsor Police providing a jumpsuit with holes in it to someone in their custody (this was the first instance).
- The City of Windsor doesn’t have an Invasive Species Management Strategy. It really should.
- There are several reports in the agenda that are related to social housing but I don’t have enough personal understanding of the contexts involved to really understand if there are changes happening and if so, in what direction. I recently listened to this podcast episode about Toronto’s current shelter crisis which made me appreciate when experts and activists are able to bring the rest of us up to speed on such a complex matter.
Did you know our Mayor has issues with Conservation Authorities? From the Hansard: