Curiosities Abound


A visitor to the Windsor’s money losing waterpark found it to be disappointing. In a Trip Advisor post on April 2 last year, Melissa H, found the, “… park gets redundant very fast. Very limited slides. Only 2 tubes for the big slide making wait times longer than necessary. There are no towels. They require an adult to go in with an 11 year old and then make them pay even if not going in water. I will definitely be sticking with Great Wolf Lodge.”

There is possibly good news for Melissa, but it may be too little too late. Henceforth, non-swimming visitors supervising their charges will only have to pay $5.00.

Will the change be enough to save the park?

Time will tell, but the reduction might mean even less revenue and thus a greater tax burden.

The current hydro price crisis in Ontario is apparently a laughing matter.

On Global TV News on February 15, Queen’s Park reporter Alan Carter asked premier Kathleen Wynne about plans to introduce legislation banning utility companies from cutting off late paying customers during cold winter months. Wynne didn’t answer, so Carter repeated the question.

She then started laughing and jokingly told Carter she’d take his comments, “under advisement.”

The rather shockingly cavalier attitude to a legitimate question might explain why her approval rating is low and possibly heading into the Dilkens zone. It might even drop to single digits.

Of course Wynne might be taking the rating under advisement as well.

The west side of Pelissier Street, along the Capitol Theatre, could contribute to a dead zone if store fronts on the east side of the street are converted to parking spaces by the City of Windsor. The street can be seen in this file photo from 18 February 2017.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

The west side of Pelissier Street, along the Capitol Theatre, could contribute to a dead zone if store fronts on the east side of the street are converted to parking spaces by the City of Windsor. The street can be seen in this file photo from 18 February 2017.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

There continues to be discussions surrounding the Francis Council’s plan to return the main floor of the city owned Pelissier Street parking garage back to short term car storage. Some of the opponents talk of the move creating a dead zone on the street.

The reality is the conversion will only expand an existing dead zone.

The street-facing side of the Royal Windsor Terrace is blank and uninviting. On the other side, the east facing outside wall of the Capitol Theatre, is equally as vacant.

Adding more to the existing void could create a dead street.

The east side of Pelissier Street is fast approaching dead zone, and could be tipped over the edge if store fronts are converted to parking spaces by the City of Windsor. The street can be seen in this file photo from 18 February 2017.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

The east side of Pelissier Street is fast approaching dead zone, and could be tipped over the edge if store fronts are converted to parking spaces by the City of Windsor. The street can be seen in this file photo from 18 February 2017.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

And finally, a Dollar Tree dollar store in Windsor has a posted a sign advising that the retailer no longer accepts American currency. A cashier confirmed it was not an action related to new US President Donald Trump, but some other reason.

The other reason was not defined.

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Robert Tuomi

After initially succeeding as a broadcast journalist and achieving senior level assignments, Robert branched out into marketing communications. As a senior executive, primarily in the high-tech industry, Robert created award-winning and comprehensive, multi-faceted initiatives to enhance sales and expand market awareness for some of the largest companies in their fields.

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