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After a slump in total tonnage handled in 2014, following the record year in 2013, Windsor Port Authority rebounded nicely in 2015 with an increase in total traffic of 3.8%.

Tonnage reached 5.642 million tonnes, well above both the five and 10 year averages for the port. David Cree, President & CEO of the indsor Port Authority (3190 Sandwich Street; PortWindsor.com) states “Although we did record weaknesses in several of our cargo categories, stone and construction aggregates had a remarkable year, increasing by almost 50% over 2014 and accounting for the overall gain in traffic.

This substantial increase in construction materials was generated by the start of construction of the new customs plaza which will serve the Gordie Howe International Bridge.” As noted, several of the other major products handled within the port experienced declines in 2015, including salt, petroleum, grain and general cargo.

Cogeco Cable Canada announced in mid-January it will now be offering its services under the name Cogeco Connexion. In addition, its community television network, TVCogeco, now bears the name CogecoTV. These new corporate names are part of the renewal of the brands of all the business units in the Cogeco family and will not result in any changes in their operations. The name “Cogeco Connexion,” a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc., reflects the company’s mission and expresses the evolution of its offerings, ranging from video to high-speed Internet and telephone service, along with data and voice transmission services and cloud-based applications for businesses.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario (RMHC-SWO.ca) opened its brand new “Information Place” inside a storefront at Tecumseh Mall, 7654 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor in early January 2016. With partnership support from Tecumseh Mall, RMHC-SWO has set up the space to serve as a one-stop shop for information about the new Ronald McDonald House, which is coming to Windsor Regional Hospital, Met Campus i n Spring 2016.

The Information Place is staffed by volunteers ready to answer questions about what the new House will be like and ways to get involved. It also serves as a meeting space for volunteer information sessions in the coming months. In front of the storefront (please see accompanying photo), RMHCSWO has set up a comfy seating area — a good example of the type of comfort they will be providing inside RMH Windsor. Regular hours are: Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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