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Windsor, ON Monday February 19th, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Racism on bus #620

02/ 19/ 2018
Around 3:05pm
Racism is obviously not a secret nor a surprise in today's society. However, it is still absolutely disgusting and sad that racist words can be spoken and events can occur in public without a word being said by anyone. It is much easier to keep your face in your phone, your headphones in your ears, and to keep your mouth closed because it's not your business right?

I am a mixed Jamaican/ black/ Caucasian young woman. I was on my way home from work and I'm sitting in the center back of the bus. I pulled the wire for me to get off at my stop. As I stand up and walk towards the front of the bus, the bus driver asks everyone to move to the back of the bus because it is fairly crowded. I had to get off at the front of the bus to get my bike off of the bike rack. One young man decided it was okay to say "Hey Rosa Parks get to the back of the bus!" Did anybody say anything? No.

I did not want to cause a scene and I was so much in shock at what was just said and since he was already at the back of the bus while I was at the front door, I said to the bus driver the disgusting words that were just spoken to me and told him which young man that said it. I mentioned that he should be kicked off of the bus because that is absolutely not acceptable. The bus driver said "oh wow okay." I said thank you and got off the bus.

I took my bike off of the rack and walked onto the sidewalk expecting this man (about 17-22?) to be kicked off the bus or at least spoken to but the bus driver just closed the doors and drove away as I stared in shock.

I'm so disgusted, but not surprised, that comments like this are still said and taken so lightly. The bus driver didn't even say anything to this person and with the bus FULL of people nobody said anything either. How disgusting. How sad. Bless you both and have a fantastic day. ✌🏽

Windsor, ON Monday February 19th, 2018 at 1:13 PM

found cell phone on Sandwich Street

Walking home in the rain I found a cell phone with some damage but still working. It's locked so I can't text/ call anyone to find the owner. It was in the 3400 block of Sandwich Street. Please contact Stephanie at steph.boies@hotmail.com if you think it's yours.

Windsor, ON Sunday February 18th, 2018 at 2:26 PM

Would like to thank the paramedics that came to my house February 17, 2018 to help with my 6week old who was having breathing issues. They helped me remain calm, reassured this panicked mama, and even got me to smile and relax during a very scary time. In the craziness of it all I dont remember their names, but would like to acknowledge how amazing they were. Also to the nurses and doctors in emerge and on the paediatric floor who did an amazing job woth my daughter and again helped calm and reassure this very worried mama.
Truly grateful for all of you who helped last night.

Windsor, ON Sunday February 18th, 2018 at 1:41 AM

22 year old car stolen 2 times in a month from Handicapped Senior

Spotted asked if this is a "good spotting" or a "bad spotting". Well I guess it is both!
I want to thank a wonderful person for organizing a much needed fund raiser for my mother! The response has been overwhelming and definately shows that there are so many caring people out there! It's just so unfortunate that a fundraiser is needed though...
My mom's 22 year old car was stolen in December from a geared to income senior building handicapped parking spot! The repairs were just under $500 so instead of opting for a rental car and going with insurance she paid the $470 to fix it. She got it back 2 weeks later. Well a month & 2 days after it was stolen, it got stolen again! This time repairs were more so she went through insurance who ended up writing the vehicle off. The value was a whopping $904 less her $500 deductible so they paid her $404! She just paid $470 weeks earlier so it ended up costing her $ and she is without a vehicle! Her vehicle is her independence. It is her form of freedom! These theives have caused so much stress and heartbreak for my 78 year old mother.
Thankfully a fundraiser is set in place to try to help her purchase a new vehicle. She isn't looking for much. Just something that can get her from point a to point b. She was used to her 22 year old Dodge neon.
There is the email for the fundraiser in the windsor star ad I've attached the link to in case anyone wants to help out. They are taking donations Til the end of February.
Thanks to all the kind hearts who care and have sent well wishes and donations. To the thieves who stole her old car 2 times in a month... I hope you have seen this and feel shame!!!


Link: windsorstar.com/news/local-news/friends-raising-money-to-replace-seniors-stolen-car?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1518744770

Windsor, ON Sunday February 18th, 2018 at 12:18 AM

Extra hand

I just wanted to say thank you to Jelena who works at JYSK. I had gone in with my 8 week old who was sleeping in her car seat/ stroller and needed an extra hand carrying the merchandise I purchased. She was working the cash area and went out of her way to carry my purchases/ load them into the shopping cart and bring them to my car. It can be hard shopping with kids and Jelena went out of her way to accommodate us. You rock!!!

Windsor, ON Saturday February 17th, 2018 at 12:13 PM

Lost phone

Lost cell phone on Saturday, Feb.17th 2018. Samsung LG G3. Went to a few places this morning. McDonalds on Tecumseh Rd. E, The Home Depot on Tecumseh Rd E and Family Video also on Tecumseh Rd E. I've been to all of them and so far no luck. Reward if found. Would really like it back. If found please contact. (519) 254-2175 or (519) 817-2175. 😞

Windsor, ON Wednesday February 14th, 2018 at 12:07 PM

Humanity

Driving up to the hospital today and this happened, saw a wheel chair bound man struggling with a shovel trying to clear the ice slush at the crosswalk ramp at McDouggall and Erie, doing this from his wheel chair, I decided to pull over and help him as I watched him struggle. As I got out this man seen here in the picture had seen the same and beat me to his assistance!! Bravo! He told me his name and I don't feel confident posting it as I am not 100% sure I remember it correct. I know he said he worked for CS wind and is laid off right now.
The world needs more decent human people like him.

Windsor, ON Wednesday February 14th, 2018 at 12:18 AM

Thank you so much Corey, please join us for dinner !!!

To the man who saved my 15 year old daughter at the tim hortons on howard near the mall and got her home safe.
My daughter was being harrassed and treated horribly by 2 men outside of tim hortons on howard because she would not talk or give them her number. She was simply waiting for her brother to get off work and pick her up at the tim hortons. The 2 men brought my daughter to tears and would not leave her alone, even went as far as grabbing her by the arm. When a gentlemen coming out of tim hortons spotted my daughter crying and took matters into his own hands. He confronted the 2 men and scared them off, then kindly stayed with my daughter and calmed her down until a cab arrived, he paid for her cab and she got home safely.
The man introtuced himself to my daughter as Corey, she said he had on a grey hat, blue dress shirt, nice watch, grey jeans and boots.
Me and my husband can NOT thank you enough, you are an amazing human being, and would LOVE to invite you for dinner to say thank you if we are able to locate you !

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