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Media Release – Prosperity Place – Sept 26, 2019

Port Windsor has unveiled the name of its new outdoor marine museum –

PROSPERITY PLACE,

in celebration of International Maritime Day.

Steve Salmons (Windsor Port Authority President & CEO), Hunter Kersey (Town Crier) and Peter Berry (Windsor Port Authority Harbour Master) celebrate the Official Opening of Prosperity Place.

The Town Crier called the children of General Brock Public School and the community itself to gather at this new destination for the official opening. Elders from the Walpole first Nation performed a smudging ceremony to purify the space and recognize the historic connection to this area by several first nations.  Literally anchored by an anchor, the new outdoor space is adjacent to the offices of Port Windsor in Old Sandwich Towne, and tells the story of marine trade and commerce for over 10,000 years at this very location.

The Town Crier called the children of General Brock Public School and the community itself to gather at this new destination for the official opening.

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Media Release – Prosperity Place – Sept 26 2019

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High Water Levels: 30 Meter Buffer Imposed along Windsor Shoreline

The Windsor Port Authority has authorized a temporary 30 day buffer zone of 30 meters for all motorized watercraft moving along the Windsor shoreline of the Detroit River. This means no motorized watercraft can operate within 30 meters of shore unless docking., ….

“We are dealing with historic high waters’ crisis, not a shipping issue. But still, by imposing a 30 meter ban we are asking all pleasure craft to be good neighbours and stay away from the shoreline property owners that are dealing with significant pressures”. Steve Salmons, President and CEO, Windsor Port Authority.

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Extra Caution Advised Due to High Water Levels

The City of Windsor and Windsor Port Authority are advising extra caution be taken by anyone enjoying the Detroit River shoreline or who plan to be boating during Fireworks Night, June 24, 2019.

Extremely high water levels are creating some dangerous conditions:

  • The water is much deeper than normal near the shoreline;
  • The water is much colder than normal;
  • The water is moving more quickly than normal;
  • Obstructions near the shoreline that would normally be visible may be hidden below water now, including docks, rocks and pilings.

Everyone near or on the water is asked to use extra caution to ensure their night is safe and enjoyable.

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Green Marine ReCertification

Follow the link to view the performance report online: 2018 Performance Report

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2019 Annual General Meeting

As part of the requirements of the Canada Marine Act, the Windsor Port Authority is holding its annual meeting at The Bistro at the River on Thursday, June 13, 2019, commencing at 4:00 p.m. 

Copies of the financial statements of the Port Authority will be available for review, and the meeting is open to the public.

In addition, copies of the financial statements may be obtained at the Windsor Port Authority office, 3190 Sandwich Street, Windsor, Ontario.

Please click on link below to read full document:

2019 Annual General Meeting Notice

 

 

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Public Service Announcement: Schedule of Ojibway Parkway Closures

A total of four nightly full closures of Ojibway Parkway between the north and south Hwy 401 ramp terminals will be required, once per week, commencing on January 9th.  The closures are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday nights (January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th) however this is weather dependent and so is subject to change (ie, could change to Tuesday night, or Thursday, or Friday, etc depending on the weather forecast).

Portable variable message signs will be employed in advance and, along with existing variable message signs, will display notices advising motorists of the expected closures.  During the full closure, advance warning messaging will be displayed.

As noted in the handout, closures will take place only between the hours of 10pm and 6am and notifications will be sent at least 72 hours in advance.

Please be advised of the closure dates and total number of required full closures of Ojibway Parkway for work associated with girder erection.  The closure dates are as follows:

  • January 11th;
  • January 14th;
  • January 21st;
  • January 22nd;
  • January 30th;
  • January 31st;
  • February 11th;
  • February 12th.

Again, these dates are weather dependent and are therefore subject to change.  We will continue to provide updates should there be further revisions.

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Port Windsor Provides 100 Meals & 100 Cold Weather Kits to 100 Homeless

Port Windsor has donated 100 meals and 100 cold weather kits to the Street Help for the Homeless Centre at 964 Wyandotte Street E.   Each kit contains two pairs of warm socks, gloves and a toque to help protect the homeless against harsh winter conditions.

The donation is made in the name of Port Windsor’s customers and community partners.  For each person attending the recent Year-End Open House, a package and dinner was placed under the office Christmas tree.

On Christmas Day, most of us will be warm in our homes

and surrounded by family at the dinner table. 

We need to remember that there are those who will be cold,

those who will be alone and without Christmas dinner”,

Steve Salmons, President and CEO of the Windsor Port Authority.

In 2018, Port Windsor contributed more than $40,000 to a dozen community projects, ranging from the Chief Tecumseh/General Brock and Hiram Walker sculptures, Open Streets, scholarships at both the University of Windsor and St Clair College, The Arts Council of Windsor, neighbourhood clean-ups, St John’s Sandwich Food Bank, STAG, Windsor Symphony and the Mission to Seafarers.

The Windsor port is one of 18 national ports identified for their strategic contribution to the economy of Canada.  The third largest port in Ontario, Port Windsor moved 5 million tonnes of product in 2018, created more than 800 direct jobs, and contributed $260 million in economic impacts locally.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Salmons

President and CEO

519-345-6703

100 cold weather kits loaded for donation to Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor, ON.

Steve Salmons, Windsor Port Authority President/CEO, visits Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor.

Steve Salmons, Windsor Port Authority President/CEO, visits Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor, ON.

 

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Media Release – Partnership with Lafarge Canada Inc

The Windsor Port Authority is pleased to announce its participation in a community tree planting event taking place on October 30, 2018.  The Windsor Port Authority remains committed to partnering in projects within the Sandwich Town community that strive to promote the further beautification of Sandwich Town and in particular those that provide an enhanced environmental sustainability.

A total of 53 trees will be planted along Russell Street in an effort to reintroduce native tree species and will also provide additional habitat areas for birds and animals within the Sandwich Town community.  During the community planting, a total of 26 trees will be planted by the youth and staff of New Beginnings and also the youth from the Islamic Academy School.

This project is made possible through a partnership of the Windsor Port Authority and Lafarge Canada Inc and in consultation with Essex Regional Conservation Authority.

Last year, the Windsor Port Authority contributed to more than a dozen community projects ranging from the Chief Tecumseh/Brock and Hiram Walker sculptures, the recent Open Streets festival in Sandwich, scholarships at both University of Windsor and St Clair College, the Arts Council of Windsor and Region, neighbourhood clean-ups, St John’s Sandwich Food Bank, STAG, Windsor Symphony, and the Mission to Seafarers.

The Windsor Port Authority is one of 18 national ports identified for their strategic contribution to the economy of Canada.  The third largest port in Ontario, Port Windsor moved more than 5 million tonnes of product through its terminals in 2017.  That creates more than 800 direct jobs on our docks, and $260 million in economic impact locally.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Salmons, President and CEO

519-258-5741, x212

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Windsor Port Authority partners with Sandwich Teen Action Group to Create Outdoor Marine Museum

Steve Salmons, Windsor Port Authority President/CEO announces creation of Outdoor Marine Museum to be located in Historic Sandwich Towne.

September 28, 2018
The history of Port Windsor, and its local economic and social impacts, will be profiled in
a unique community space next to Windsor Port Authority in Historic Sandwich Towne.
The Outdoor Marine Museum will create a new public space for community events,
socialization, relaxation, and fun to learn Port history and facts.

A seven-foot-tall anchor from a decommissioned ‘Laker’ will define the entrance off
Sandwich Street into an outdoor plaza for small community gatherings and performances,
and annual Christmas Tree display. Visitors will then follow a tree-lined pathway through
many indigenous and marine artifacts that tell the history and economic story of Windsor
through its port. More than a dozen display panels will trace port development from the
traditíonal lands of the first nations, to the arrival of European settlers, to the major port
of national strategic interest that is Windsor today.

This project is partially made possible with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,
through a partnership with the Sandwich Teen Action Group (STAG).

Last year, Port Windsor contributed to more than a dozen community projects ranging
from the Chief Tecumseh/Brock and Hiram Walker sculptures, the recent Open Streets
festival in Sandwich, scholarships at both University of Windsor and St Clair College, the
Arts Council of Windsor and Region, neighbourhood clean-ups, St John’s Sandwich Food
Bank, STAG, Windsor Symphony, and the Mission to Seafarers.

The Windsor Port Authority is one of 18 national ports identified for their strategic
contribution to the economy of Canada, The third largest port in Ontario, Port Windsor
moved more than 5 million tonnes of product through its terminals in 2017.  That creates
more than 800 direct jobs on our docks, and $260 million in economic impact locally.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Salmons, President and CEO
519-258-5741 , x212

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