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November 2012 Archives

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ComicCon!

There hasn't been a comic book convention in Windsor for more than 20 years. That's about to change this weekend. We spoke to organizer Michael Michalski. (Runs 7:58)


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Sounds of the Season - Food Bank Dollars

CBC Windsor is celebrating the spirit of giving and we'd like you to join us in helping our local food banks. We're hosting an open house, called "Sounds of the Season" on December 14th. We spoke to Debbie Desjardins, the women who runs one of the local food banks and asked how she's able to help so many people on such a small budget. (Runs 8:27)


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What Does Windsor Want?

What does Windsor want? It's a question university students are hoping to answer. We spoke to student Mandy Turner about what they're doing to find out, and why it's so important to them. (Runs 5:00)


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New Auto Emission Regulations

The federal government wants the cars we drive to be much greener. Are the targets they've set realistic, and what does it mean for Windsor? We spoke to Peter Frise, the CEO of Auto 21, a national automotive research organization headquartered at uWindsor. (Runs 7:32)


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What Role Does Art Play in Windsor?

Does art make a city or does the city create its artists? As the Art Gallery of Windsor struggles, we spoke to internationally renowned Windsor artist Iain Baxter& about the state of art in this city. (Runs 5:57)


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The State of Labour in Ontario

Is a spring election coming to Ontario? Many think so and the campaigning has already begun. Sid Ryan, the president of the Ontario Federation of Labour spoke at a community town hall in Windsor last night. He joined us in studio. (Runs 9:15)


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Do Conflict of Interest Rules Go Far Enough?

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been kicked out of office after a judge ruled he violated conflict of interest rules. It's a decision the Mayor of Sarnia has been following closely. We spoke to Mayor Mike Bradley, who says conflict of interest rules don't go far enough. (Runs 6:13)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to Windsor Police Detective Tim Murphy of the Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers program. If you have a tip for Crime Stoppers, call (519) 258-8477 or visit catchcrooks.com.


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Thermography - More Harm Than Good?

A controversial test that claims to catch breast cancer early could be doing more harm than good. We spoke to Dr. Winston Ramsewak, breast imaging lead for the Erie St. Clair LHIN, about thermography. (Runs 9:00)


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Single Game Betting

If you bet $10 on the Grey Cup last night, you broke the law. But a bill about to be debated by the Canadian Senate could change that. If it passes, it could help Windsor. We spoke to Paul Burns, the Vice-President of the Canadian Gaming Association. (Runs 5:29)


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Windsor Man Wins Ontario Newcomer Champion Award

A Windsor man who helps others overcome cultural barriers every day is being recognized by the province. We spoke with Beyene Haile, a counsellor at the YMCA. He runs a support group for immigrant men. (Runs 8:47)


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Grace Hospital Sold

Late on Friday we learned that the city bought the Grace Hospital site. We spoke with councillors Ron Jones and Fulvio Valintinis about what this means for city - and the residents of the west side ward. (Runs 6:26)


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Downtown Consumers

If you enjoy condo living - the riverfront, the summer festivals, the restaurants - downtown Windsor is a wonderful place to live. But it doesn't have everything. We spoke to Frank and Pam Caruana, two downtown residents who long for places to buy things they need. (Runs 5:42)


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Grey Cup Party

A bunch of friends got together for a Grey Cup party in 1962. They've been getting together every year since. Their 51st annual happens Sunday in Tecumseh. We spoke with host John McNaughton and one of his guests, Colleen Greer. (Runs 7:29)


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Why isn't Windsor a Designated "Place To Grow?"

The provincial government designates certain cities in Ontario as "places to grow" and gives them strict guidelines for their growth. Windsor receives no such attention. We discussed why with urbanist, author - and Tecumseh native - Shawn Micallef. (Runs 6:04)


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Changes to Food Labelling

Opening a can of worms - or something else? The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is changing the way it makes sure imported food labels actually match what's in the can. We talked about the possible impact on Canadians with uGuelph food science professor Keith Warriner. (Runs 7:06)


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Grey Thursday?

Black Thursday, Grey Thursday - whatever you want to call it, some retailers on the other side of the river are trying to get a head start on the holiday season by opening on Thanksgiving Day. This has Detroit News columnist Brian O'Connor seeing red. (Runs 6:03)


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Bike Share at uWindsor

Renting a car is common practice, but what about renting a bicycle? It could happen at the University of Windsor. We spoke to student Angela Demarse. (Runs 5:09)


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Family in Gaza

The frightening sounds of war. They're hitting close to home for a Windsor woman who is watching the violence in Israel and Gaza. Rasha Zaid told us what her relatives in Gaza are facing every day. (Runs 6:41)


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Bridge Research

Is the ground under the site of the new bridge unstable or not? Opponents of the project claim the salt mines make it unsuitable for a huge structure such as the bridge. But according to Mark Butler at Transport Canada, there's no problem. (Runs 6:02)


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Doing Business Downtown

As we told you last week, Shanfields-Meyers china shop is closing after 67 years in business on Ouellette Avenue. Is this a sign of the times or a sign of how difficult it is to do business downtown? We heard from business owners Mark Boscariol and Ayad Saddy. (Runs 8:27)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to OPP Constable Ryan Burney of the Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers program. If you have a tip for Crime Stoppers, call (519) 258-8477 or visit catchcrooks.com.


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Two December Parades in Windsor?

Tonight is the night we'll know if Windsor gets two parades in December - and it's a contentious issue. We spoke to Maggie Durocher, who speaks for the organization that puts on the Santa Claus parade in Olde Sandwich. (Runs 6:30)


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Amherstburg Drug Bust

A huge drug bust in Amherstburg late last week should be a concern to all of us, says the author of a book about gangs and violence in Canada. We spoke with Michael Chettleburgh. (Runs 6:21)


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Why isn't Chrysler Investing in Windsor?

Chrysler is creating jobs in Michigan. So why not Windsor? We asked CAW president Ken Lewenza whether it may have something to do with the recent contract they signed. (Runs 8:14)


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Shanfields-Meyers Closing

The lights will come down on an iconic downtown Windsor family business next month. After 67 years, Shanfields-Meyers the china and jewelry shop, is closing its doors. Owner Joan Shanfield joined us in studio. (Runs 6:34)


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NHL Supporting Women's Hockey

Women's hockey got a financial boost from an unlikely source this week - the National Hockey League. Olympic champion Meghan Agosta of Ruthven told us what the money means. (Runs 6:03)


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NHL Lockout Affects Local Businesses

It's day 60 of the NHL lockout. If you're missing the game, you're not alone - some local store owners also want the lockout to end. We chatted with Bob Reaume of Bob Reaume Sports and Joe Frei, the owner of Brian's Custom Pro Shop. (Runs 5:35)


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Tim Hudak in Windsor

We may not be in the midst of a provincial election in Ontario just yet, but Tim Hudak is making the rounds, talking about his vision for the economic future of the province. We asked him what his plan is for Windsor. (Runs 11:12)


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Gerry Ritz on Food Packaging Deregulation

From farmers to food processing companies as big as Heinz, there's growing concern about the federal government's changes to the rules about food packaging. We spoke to Gerry Ritz, Canada's Minister of Agriculture. (Runs 6:40)


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Car Eyelashes on Dragon's Den

A Windsor entrepreneur pitches her unusual car accessory on the Dragon's Den tonight. We spoke to Maxine Ebegbuzie, the woman behind Nneka's Bling car eyelashes. (Runs 5:52)


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Bullying Awareness Week

It DOES get better. It's Bullying Awareness Week at the University of Windsor. We spoke to Lauren Soul, a 4th year student who has been bullied since elementary school. (Runs 6:48)


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Sending Money Back Home

Family obligations come at a big price for Windsor immigrants as sending money back home can be expensive. We heard from Gisma Elnour, a Windsor woman who sends money to her family in Sudan. (Runs 5:52)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to Windsor Police Detective Tim Murphy of the Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers program. To view the "Little Black Book of Scams" that Tim discussed, click here. If you have a tip for Crime Stoppers, call (519) 258-8477 or visit catchcrooks.com.


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Studying and Staying in Canada

Graduates from post secondary institutions in Windsor face a tough local job market. Graduating international students have an extra layer of stress. We heard from local international students and spoke to Windsor immigration lawyer James Scarfone. (Runs: 10:48)


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Food Fight

Shelves of local grocery stores could change significantly in the future according to Food Processors of Canada. The government intends to get rid of the law that regulates food package sizes. We spoke to Walter Brown, a farmer in Leamington. (Runs 8:14)


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Beatboxing

This weekend a young man from Windsor will battle it out on a national stage. Joseph Bouary - who performs under the name BBK - is heading to the Canadian Beatbox Championships in Toronto. We spoke to him in studio, where he gave Tony a lesson in his art. (Runs 6:21)


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Unsure Future for Food Processors in Essex

The future of Essex County food processing plants is in jeopardy. We spoke to John Paterson, the mayor of Leamington, about how he is trying to save them. (Runs 4:58)


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Pupatello Declares

It was the worst kept secret in Ontario politics. Sandra Pupatello announced her Liberal leadership aspirations yesterday. On today's Early Shift, we spoke to the candidate herself. (Runs: 8:03)


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Homegrown Lancers

The women's basketball team at the University of Windsor begins another season tonight - and another run at a national title. Head coach Chantal Vallee told us about how she assembled a team of local talent. (Runs 5:48)


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Christmas Music and Marketing

It's almost two months away, but Christmas songs can be heard playing around town. We spoke to Vincent Georgie, who teaches marketing at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, to understand why retailers do it. (Runs 7:22)


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Pupatello Back In Politics

While Sandra Pupatello has been out of politics for about a year, her decision to run for the Liberal party leadership didn't come as a surprise to Cheryl Collier, a professor of political science at the University of Windsor. (Runs 6:58)


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Lessons from Windsor's Casino

Windsor took a big gamble when it put a casino downtown almost two decades ago. Now, Ottawa is one of the Ontario cities considering a casino of its own. CBC Ottawa reporter Steve Fischer came to Windsor to check it out and gave us his perspective. (Runs 6:18)


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Windsor International Film Festival

The 8th annual Windsor International Film Festival opens tonight, featuring 52 films from 8 countries. We spoke to the executive director of WIFF, Peter Coady. (Runs 5:13)


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Proposal 6 Defeated

It was one of the most hotly contested battles in the US election. Proposal 6 was the vote that would determine the future of a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit. We spoke to Roy Norton, the Consul General for Canada in Detroit about the result. (Runs 5:21)


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Danielle Wade is Dorothy!

Last night, LaSalle's Danielle Wade won in the finale episode of the CBC's new reality show "Over the Rainbow." We spoke to her about the good news. (Runs 7:22)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to OPP Constable Ryan Burney of the Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers program. If you have a tip for Crime Stoppers, call (519) 258-8477 or visit catchcrooks.com.


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Prop 6

To discuss the pros and cons of Prop 6 and the new bridge, we spoke to Paul Opsommer, a Republican state representative and chair of the Michigan House Transportation Committee, and Brian Masse, the Member of Parliament for Windsor West. (Runs 8:59)


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Americans Voting Abroad

There's only one day left before the US election - and, by all accounts, it's going to be close. We spoke to Dan Edelstein of Democrats Abroad in Windsor, and Mark Feigenbaum, the chair of Republicans Abroad in Toronto. (Runs 6:16)


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Local Powers Workers in NJ

A crew of 14 local power lines workers have been helping New Jersey get its lights back on since last Thursday. Gary Aitken works for Entegrus in Chatham and spoke to us from Flemington, New Jersey. (Runs 5:43)


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Out of Work Horses

What is to be done with thousands of out-of-work horses? We spoke to Bob Ladouceur, a breeder who owns St. Lads Farm in Ruscom and Anita TenBruggencate, the adoptions coordinator at the Ontario Standardbred Adoption society. (Runs 10:53)


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Sex Work Offer

Job ads promising $4-8,000 a week have been posted on utility poles near the university. Some uWindsor digital journalism students checked it out - and now police are investigating it too. Andrea Slabon and Komal Kundha told us the story. (Runs 6:42)


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University Ave. Integrated Farm/Restaurant

This spring, two Windsor men will open the region's first integrated farm-restaurant. We spoke to David Fields, an organic master gardener who is working with Van Niforos of The Penalty Box Restaurant on this endeavour. (Runs 6:23)


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Transit Windsor Fare Increase

A Transit Windsor fare increase has some riders wondering "How much is too much?". We'll explore that question with Dr. Jeff Casello, a professor of civil engineering and urban planning at the University of Waterloo. (Runs 5:09)


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Local Veterinarian Affected by Horse Racing Changes

A local veterinarian who owns an equine clinic in Maidstone says what is happening with the horse racing industry in Ontario is "mindboggling." Dr. Mark Biederman spoke to us about how these changes are affecting his business - and horses. (Runs 6:40)


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Sandy Aftermath in Sarnia

Other than a little rain, there's little left here in Windsor to remind us of the devastating weather that moved through the region Monday night. Sarnia was probably the hardest hit in Ontario. We spoke to Mayor Mike Bradley. (Runs 4:47)


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