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May 2013 Archives

Bike to Work Day at CBC Windsor

After a community bike ride that started at 6:45 this morning from the WFCU Centre, 40-50 people arrived at the CBC Windsor studios at Riverside and Crawford for Bike to Work Day. We spoke to Kari Gignac - the chair of the Windsor Bicycling Committee. (Runs 5:16)


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Joan Walker was named Bike Commuter of the Year. The judging committee received multiple entries from family and friends espousing her years and years of dedication to biking as a means of transportation to and from work as a nurse - through all seasons and all weather!

Bike to Work Poem

What does it take to be named Bike Commuter of the Year? A 10-year-old Windsor girl named Marta Obersat-Johnson had some good ideas, and she put them into a poem. (Runs 4:10)


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Downtown Market

The downtown farmers market opens for a new season in Windsor. A great chance to load up on seasonal, local food. But what about a permanent downtown market? We explored that idea when with Steve Green, general manager of the market. (Runs 6:48)


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Art in the Park

When you've set up shop at Art in the Park for thirty-five years, you have a few stories to tell. We spoke to Windsor artist Julia Conlon. (Runs 6:06)


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US Whisky Shortage

A whisky shortage in the United States is turning out to be great news for that big distillery at Riverside and Walker. We spoke to Davin de Kergommeaux - he runs CanadianWhisky.org, and is the author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert. (Runs 6:31)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Burger Fest

What makes a good burger? We asked Jonathan Pinto to find out. He visited Wayne White's Fresh Meat & Deli in Belle River. For more on Burger Fest, click here. (Runs 7:55)


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WayneJeremy.jpegMeet Wayne and Jeremy White.


Beef.jpeg When making beef burgers, only use medium or lean ground beef, never extra lean, say the Whites.


To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

New Name for CAW/CEP

What's in a name? It could mean a lot for hundreds of thousands of unionized workers in Windsor and across Canada. Today we'll hear the name of the new union being formed by the CAW and CEP. We spoke to CAW president Ken Lewenza. (Runs 9:05)


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New UW Engineering Building

112 million dollars buys you a nice building, but does it really change the way prospective students see your university? We spoke to Edwin Tam, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Windsor. (Runs 7:26)


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UWindsor/MLSE Partnership

CBC has learned the University of Windsor has struck a partnership with the company that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs. It's a deal that will see university students get internships at Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment. We spoke to Dave Bussiere, an assistant VP at the University of Windsor. (Runs 6:52)


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Pet Coke Piles

There are not just environmental concerns over the pile of pet coke on the Detroit River. We spoke to lawyer Nick Schroeck. (Runs 7:50)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

Three promises made by the people at Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous. You won't have to appear in court. You may be eligible for cash reward. We spoke to Tim Murphy, a detective with the Windsor Police Service. (Runs 2:30)


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Walleye Fishing in Windsor/Essex

Did you know Windsor/Essex is one of the best places to fish for walleye? We spoke to Dick Malott, one of the organizers of the annual Walleye Tournament. (Runs 7:24)


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Valentinis on Giant Flag

We spoke to Councillor Fulvio Valentinis about the latest on plans for a giant flag at the foot of Ouellette Avenue. (Runs 7:14)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Downtown Turnaround?

Short term gain for long term pain? Our municipal affairs expert told us how The Barn deal could have been stickhandled differently. (Runs 9:31)


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Body Checking Eliminated

Hockey Canada has eliminated bodychecking for the peewee level and below. We spoke to Dean Lapierre, president of the Windsor Minor Hockey Association. He's not in favour of the move. (Runs 5:51)


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Nuclear Waste and Great Lakes

Ontario Power Generation is proposing to store some of the waste underground, near the Bruce power plant on Lake Huron. Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley says its not a good idea. (Runs 5:50)


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Catholic Central Move

One of Windsor's landmark buildings is about to be overrun by teenagers. The city has made a deal with the Catholic school board for a plot of land downtown that currently includes the 90-year-old Windsor Arena. We spoke to students and staff of Catholic Central HS. (Runs 11:05)


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Human Trafficking Bust

Trafficking in human beings. Windsor police lay charges against 2 men accused of coercing an 18-year-old woman into prostitution. It's a first in Windsor. We spoke to Shelly Gilbert, coordinator of Social Work Services with Legal Assistance of Windsor. (Runs 6:44)


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Windsor HazMat

Potentially hundreds of different types of plastic were involved in the industrial fire on Tuesday in Windsor's west end. We heard from the HazMat team that responded and watched for public safety. (Runs 3:57)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Asparagus

This week, Jonathan paid a visit to Sunshine Farms in Thamesville to learn about asparagus. (Runs 7:03)


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View pics of his adventure here, here & here.


To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

Beef Prices on the Rise

Rising beef prices in the United States - not just an American problem. You've probably noticed prices are up on this side of the border too. We spoke to Greg Schinkel, owner of Schinkel's Meat Market in Essex. (Runs 5:30)


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Industrial Fire and the Ministry of Environment

It wasn't just the smoke that caused health concerns from Tuesday's fire at a Windsor plastics company. The water quality is also being watched. And the clean-up is being closely monitored. We heard from Ministry of Environment spokesperson Kate Jordan. (Runs 5:48)


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Commuter Bikes

You probably wouldn't buy a four-wheel drive truck - or a high performance sports car just to drive back and forth to work. So why would you buy a mountain bike or a racing bike to pedal back and forth? Meet the commuter bike. (Runs 7:17)


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Wynne in Windsor

She's coming to Windsor today. Premier Kathleen Wynne spoke to us about the budget, jobs and the Windsor-Tecumseh byelection. (Runs 11:20)


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Year Round Schooling

Goodbye summer vacation. Hello year-round schooling. Could we see it soon in Windsor-Essex? We spoke to Warren Kennedy, Director of Education for the GECDSB. (Runs 8:21)


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Sprucewood Industries Fire

It was like something from a disaster movie. Huge waves of black smoke dominated the Windsor skyline yesterday. We heard the latest from the fire along the Windsor-LaSalle border from Lee Tome, Chief Fire Prevention Officer for Windsor Fire and Rescue. (Runs 5:55)


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Burger Fest

Beef, turkey, chicken, veggie - the choice is yours. What's the best burger in Windsor? Maybe it's your recipe. And now there's a festival to celebrate it. Kim Kelly from the Riverside Sportsmen Club told us about it. (Runs 6:43)


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Media City Film Festival

We've talked about the lack of cross-border cultural events in Windsor/Detroit before. There's an exception to the rule - tonight is opening night for the Media City Film Festival. We spoke to program director Jeremy Rigsby. (Runs 6:51)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

A crowbar can do a lot of damage - especially if it's used on a human being. Robbery with violence is on the Crime Stoppers agenda this week. We spoke to OPP Constable Ryan Burney. (Runs 3:25)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Moving Up?

The race is on for a successor to Dwight Duncan in Windsor-Tecumseh. Even though there's no byelection in sight, candidates are already lining up. But what makes a good candidate? Judging by the past, some experience at city hall may not hurt. (Runs 8:49)


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Tornado Preparedness

With hot weather comes the potential for severe weather, including tornadoes like the ones that hit Oklahoma yesterday. We spoke to Phil Berthiaume, emergency management coordinator for Essex County. (Runs 7:36)


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Foraging in May

The sizzle of hot dogs and hamburgers on the barbecue - a sign that summer's on its way. But there's another food tradition taking root this time of year. The May long weekend is prime foraging season. (Runs 7:03)


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Camping Stories - Ashley Rachkowski

Bears, bruises and dislocated joints. Roughing it means different things to different people. We'll heard from Ashley Rachkowski, a Sudbury woman who gets the most out of her camping experience every May long weekend. (Runs 5:55)


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Slam Homophobia!

What happens when you mix slam poetry with the today's International Day Against Homophobia? You get an event called "Slam Homophobia!" We spoke to organizer Dan MacDonald. It's happening tonight at the Windsor Pride Education and Resource Centre on Pellisier Street at 7PM. (Runs 6:38)


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Turtle Saved

In a medical emergency, helicopters can airlift you to the hospital. But what if the emergency involves an animal? Well, thanks to a group called Pilots N Paws, a Sarnia turtle has been saved. We heard from Windsor pilot Rick Woodall. (Runs 4:22)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - The Earnest Bagel

A new Windsor business is baking up a lot of buzz - this week, Jonathan Pinto paid a visit to The Earnest Bagel, a new business serving Montreal-style bagels in Windsor. (Runs 7:46)


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View pics of his adventure here, here, here & here.


To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

Sandwich Post Office For Sale

The building that housed the post office in Olde Sandwich Town is looking not just old, but derelict. MP Brian Masse has been inside the heritage building and he told us what he saw. (Runs 9:10)


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Foreign Workers Raid

The CBSA raided a farm in Kingsville and picked up 6 workers from Thailand. The CBC's Adam Burns told us what happened next. (Runs 5:54)


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NAACP Lawsuit

Detroit's emergency manager paints a grim picture of the city - as it continues to spend more than it takes in. But the NAACP says the manager is not the answer and in fact, it takes away the democratic rights of Detroiters. We spoke to Rev. Wendell Anthony. (Runs 9:00)


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Prophylactic Mastectomy

Would you consider major surgery because of the possibility you'd get cancer? Angelina Jolie has gone public with her double mastectomy and a Windsor woman understands exactly how she feels. We spoke to Teresa Schincariol and her daughter, Erica. To contact Teresa about the support group she runs, you can email her at schinctree[AT]aol.com. (Runs 7:37)


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Educating About The Choking Game

Some of the games that children play can be dangerous. We spoke to Joseph Picard, Director of Education for the SW Ontario French Catholic school board. He told us what they're doing to educate about the choking game and other forms of dangerous play. (Runs 6:52)


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Long Term Care Problem

A Windsor doctor is proposing a new solution to an old problem. Dr. David Wonham says something has to be done about the number of people in Windsor hospitals who should be in long term care facilities instead. (Runs 5:48)


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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. (Runs 4:17)


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Second Awesome Pitch Night

What would YOU do with a thousand dollars? Four local groups met at the Walkerville Brewery last night to answer that question. We spoke to the Dean of Awesome, Nicole Adan, and to Joanne Mitchell of the Turtle Island Garden Club, winner of the $1000. (Runs 6:54)


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Hope for Ontario Horse Racing?

Yesterday, in her role as the minister of agriculture, Kathleen Wynne said she's committed to a sustainable horse racing industry in the province. Is it enough? We spoke to Essex MPP Taras Natyshak, and Brian Tropea, general manager of the Ontario Harness Horse Association. (Runs 13:19)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Diversity

Windsor is often called one of Canada's most diverse cities. Cheryl Collier told us why reflecting that diversity in local politics is important to the city - and that there's a glaring oversight that could be holding Windsor back. (Runs 7:02)


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Remembering Aja Chandler

In March, 11 year old Aja Chandler died. Her parents believe she was experimenting with something known as the "choking game." Stacey Ditchfield was Aja's soccer coach - we spoke to her before first game of the season. (Runs 9:20)


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Buying Cars Online

The expression "buyer beware" is especially true in the automobile business. Buying a car online requires even more caution. We spoke to Nicholas Maronese, head researcher of the Automobile Consumer Coalition. (Runs 6:41)


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Self Represented Litigants

A new study shows that there are many challenges and barriers to self-representation in court. We spoke to University of Windsor law professor Julie Macfarlane, and one of the people she interviewed for her research, Kim Daniel. (Runs 11:21)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Birdie's Perch

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a...BUS-taurant? Our food explorer Jonathan Pinto went to Point Pelee and ate at Birdie's Perch, a double decker fish truck. (Runs 6:30)


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View pics from his adventure here, here, here, here & here.


To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

Youth Mental Health - Sylvia Motruk

An A+ student in grade twelve. An all-star athlete. Not someone you'd figure would suffer from depression. We spoke to Sylvia Motruk. (Runs 8:16)


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Pupatello To Lead WEEDC

The Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation is expected to name a new CEO today - and we are told it is Sandra Pupatello. A good move? We asked our municipal affairs expect Cheryl Collier. (Runs 7:09)


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Piruzza on Power Plants

Are the Ontario Liberals feeling the heat? It's certainly be turned up in the last few weeks - whether it's the power plant scandal or the budget. We spoke to Windsor MPP and cabinet minister Teresa Piruzza. (Runs 8:14)


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Natyshak on Power Plants

It's costing Ontario $600 million and now we're trying to figure out why. We spoke to Essex MPP Taras Natyshak about the power plant scandal. (Runs 9:46)


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Bites for Babies

CBC Windsor's Adam Burns spoke to Lisa Codina, a Windsor mom who's bringing the Mediterranean diet to the Pampers set. (Runs 3:52)


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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. (Runs 3:07)


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Muslim Convert

A Windsor woman describes the life-changing decision to convert to Islam. And it had nothing to do with marrying into the faith. Allison Johnson told us Remy Boulbol's story. (Runs 6:16)


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NHL Violence

We've seen several violent incidents in the NHL playoffs, and we aren't even halfway through the opening round. We spoke to Vern Stenlund, a former pro who travels the country preaching safe and fun hockey for kids. (Runs 8:06)


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Stabbing Witness

A 13 year old boy jumps in to help save a woman being stabbed. Jaden Shaw shared his story. (Runs 2:30)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Retail Corporation

Windsor has business improvement associations and an economic development team. Now it might be adding a retail corporation. Our municipal affairs expert told us if the cost is worth it. (Runs 7:12)


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Muslims for Peace

How would you react to someone knocking on your door to give you a pamphlet promoting "Muslims for Peace"? Dr. Aleem Khan told us about a Windsor group who hit the sidewalks over the weekend spreading information about their faith. (Runs 6:13)


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Minister Charles Sousa on Ontario Budget

A budget full of promises - but will it be enough to please the NDP? We spoke to Ontario's Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa. (Runs 6:43)


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Tweeting Farmer

A farmer from just outside Sarnia has a national audience this week. Joe Dickenson (@Dickensonfarms) raises beef cattle in Oil Springs. But this week, he has turned his attention to a twitter account called @farmersofcanada. (Runs 5:22)


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Robert Fisher on Ontario Budget

Kathleen Wynne's minority government delivered its first budget yesterday. Will it be enough to keep them in office? We spoke to our Queen's Park commentator, Robert Fisher. (Runs 9:53)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Fishmonger

This week, our food explorer Jonathan Pinto visited Mediterranean Seafood, one of the last fishmongers in Windsor-Essex. (Runs 7:28)


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Check out pictures of his adventure here, here, here, here & here.


To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

Attracting American Students

The University of Windsor attracts hundreds of international students every year...but not many from across the river. A newly introduced U.S. Neighbour Fee might change that. We spoke to uWindsor president Alan Wildeman. (Runs 7:24)


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Illegal Guns and the Border

A CBC News investigation is raising concerns about how illegal guns are entering this country. We spoke to David McKie, our investigative reporter on this story. (Runs 7:55)


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Children's Games Legacy

This summer, hundreds if not thousands of children from around the world will descend on Windsor for the International Children's Games. But once they're gone, what's left for our local children? We spoke to Sharon Pike. (Runs 7:42)


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Youth Jobs - Auto

The Premier is promising jobs for young people, but does that include jobs in the auto sector? We spoke to CAW president Ken Lewenza. We also spoke to Ryan Beuglet, a 20-year-old Windsor man who has beaten the odds and landed a job in the auto industry. (Runs 16:11)


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Citizen Science

Scientific research is carried out by well-educated people in labs - and by researchers in exotic places, right? Well, not where something called citizen science is concerned. We spoke to Chandra Clark. She's the Chatham woman behind citzensciencecenter.com. (Runs 7:03)


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