If Detroit Tunnel Goes on the Block, Windsor Wants It | Wall Street Journal

If Detroit Tunnel Goes on the Block, Windsor Wants It – Canada Real Time – WSJ.

Debt-laden Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy last week, isn’t planning to sell off assets to pay back its creditors. But if any Detroit assets do go on the market, a Canadian mayor says there’s one his city wants.

It’s not landmark sites like the world-class Detroit Institute of Arts, the 982-acre island park of Belle Isle, or the 125-acre Detroit Zoo that Windsor, Ontario Mayor Eddie Francis has his eye on. Rather, the neighboring Canadian city wants full ownership of the busy underwater Canada-U.S. tunnel that runs between the cities.

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Burlington French Signs: Vermont Town Welcomes French-Canadians | Huffingtonpost.ca

Burlington French Signs: Vermont Town Welcomes French-Canadians.

Calling all French-Canadians, the town of Burlington, Vt. is now speaking your language. Well, it’s not so much speaking, as it is posting signs in French and English around the busy border town.

The move is part of a “resolution of French friendliness” the town passed to welcome French-speaking tourists, according to the Toronto Sun. The motion passed by city council over the weekend saw 700 bilingual stickers added to the city’s parking meters by The Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region, a chapter of a world-wide association that promotes French culture.

“Just a little bit of accommodation here and there with a parking meter sticker or a few words in French as you greet them, really makes that visitor feel at home,” Linda Pervier with the Alliance Francaise told local news station WCAX.com.

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