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June 2013 Archives

Festivals & Events with Mike Evans - Canada Day Weekend

Mike Evans has been keeping tabs on the festivals and events happening in our region. And every Friday during the summer, Mike will share what he's found and give us some ideas for weekend fun. (Runs 6:42)


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List of Events:
World's Finest Shows Midway & Canada Day Parade
Border City Classic
Two Creeks Summer Concert Series

Bloomfield House

A new community centre has opened in the west end - but it's not funded by the city. We spoke to TJ Travis about Bloomfield House. (Runs 5:59)


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Jeewen Gill Named Liberal Candidate in Windsor-Tecumseh

One of the final pieces of the byelection puzzle has fallen into place. The Ontario Liberal Party has nominated Jeewen Gill to run for election in Windsor-Tecumseh. (Runs 7:08)


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Kindergarten Careers

It's never too early for children to start thinking about their careers. Even as early as kindergarten - or at least that's what one Windsor educator believes. We spoke to Stephanie Dupley from Workforce Windsor-Essex. (Runs 6:11)


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Weed in Essex County Corn Fields

There's something growing in Essex County cornfields. But the farmers aren't planting it, and odds are you won't be slathering it in butter and enjoying it alongside a barbecued steak. Oh, and it's not exactly legal. (Runs 4:01)


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Windsor man on tour with Justin Bieber

Lighting technician Adam Marz got a call on a Thursday afternoon, two days later he was in California on tour with Justin Bieber.


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Iraqi Refugee too old to finish High School

How old is too old for school? One Windsor student from Iraq is finding out the hard way.


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Crime Stoppers CBC Windsor

Three promises made by the people at Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous. You won't have to appear in court - and you may be eligible for cash reward. We spoke to OPP Constable Ryan Byrne.

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Students and Firefighters deal with the heat

It's exam season for highschool kids in Windsor and a lot of them are feeling the heat.
And speaking of the heat, it's getting so bad these days that even firefighters are feeling it. We'll hear about what they do to keep cool on the job.

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Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath

The political heat in Windsor is rising in anticipation of a byelection for Dwight Duncan's old seat. I'll talk with NDP leader Andrea Horwath about why she's become such a frequent visitor to our city.

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State of the City address

Mayor Francis has yet to give a state of the city address. So our municipal affairs expert Cheryl Collier is stepping up.

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School start time changes upset parents

Parents of Lasalle Public students were told last week that the start time for next year has been moved from 8:40 to 9:15 am. We'll hear why the time was changed, and why some parents are not happy.


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Chief Al Frederick talks Fireworks Security

Hundreds of thousands of people will line the riverfront tonight for the annual fireworks.
It will be a busy night for the Windsor Police Service. Chief Al Frederick talks about one of the force's biggest annual challenges.

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Great Lakes Freighter Captain

Captain Ed Dewling of the Algoma Enterprise talks about navigating a Great Lakes freighter in low water levels.


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World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day...a day to think about the effects of war on people and their families. I'll speak with a local woman who has worked with hundreds of refugees who have made their homes in Windsor.


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Are Electric Cars Feasible?

Electric cars have long ago made the jump from concept to reality, but for some reason we don't see many of them on the road. Hardly any in fact. Why not?

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Teaching Grade Ones how to Tweet!

How young is too young to Tweet?
If it's for educational purposes, my next guest might say, you're never too young.


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Lasalle Mayor reacts to Ojibway Big Box development

If a proposed big-box commercial development goes ahead near Windsor Raceway, some residents of LaSalle are sure to notice some huge changes ... changes they probably won't be happy about. (Runs 7:28)

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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 - and you may be eligible for cash reward. We spoke to Windsor Police Detective Tim Murphy. (Runs 3:11)


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Boxing Headgear

The people who govern amateur boxing worldwide have ruled men who take part in international tournaments will no longer be able to wear protective headgear. We spoke to Windsor's Samir el-Mais, Canada's reigning heavyweight champion, and his coach, Josh Canty. (Runs 8:27)


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Hoffa Dig

Yesterday, FBI investigators descended on Oakland Township after a tip from the son of a former Detroit mob boss. We spoke to Richard Zuckerman, a Detroit lawyer involved in the investigation of Mr. Hoffa's disappearance in 1975. (Runs 8:02)


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Wine Route Map

The second of three new Travel Information Centres will open today at the Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville - and it sounds like we'll get a glimpse of the 2013 Wine Route Map during the unveiling. We spoke to Tom O'Brien, president of Essex Pelee Island Coast. (Runs 6:26)


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Tree Backlog

Windsor Parks and Facilities asked for $500,000 at last night's council meeting, saying it's needed to catch up with a back log of maintenance calls. We spoke to Bill Roesel, Manager of Forestry and Horticulture for the City of Windsor. (Runs 5:43)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Drug and Gun Gateway

How can Windsor combat the image of a criminal gateway into Canada? (Runs 7:33)


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Walkervilles Music Video Shoot

A Windsor band will be shooting its first music video tomorrow night at the Capitol Theatre - and they'd really like to pack the place. We spoke to Pat Robitaille, lead singer of the Walkervilles and Sean McLeod, director of the video. (Runs 9:34)


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Project Traveller

Last Thursday, police in Southern Ontario put a dent in the drug and gun trade along the Windsor - Toronto corridor through a initiative called Project Traveller. But this trade isn't new to Windsor. We spoke to John St. Louis, the superintendent in charge of the investigation for the Windsor Police. (Runs 7:35)


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Lakeshore Horse Racing Association

There was harness racing at the Leamington Fair on the weekend - and if a local group gets approval, they'll be racing there every Friday night for the rest of the summer. We spoke to Tom Bain, a director of the Lakeshore Horse Racing Association. (Runs 6:55)


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Roller Derby Championships

The WFCU Centre is usually home to a contact sport - but not like this. The Border City Brawlers are hosting the Roller Derby Association of Canada's Eastern Regional Championships this weekend. We spoke to Kim Reaume and Dana Seguin. (Runs 8:03)


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Lewenza on Honourary Degree

CAW National President Ken Lewenza will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree today at the University of Windsor. He joined us in studio to talk about the degree, and his own education, in school and in life. (Runs 7:30)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Gelato

What's cold, creamy, naturally flavoured - AND has less fat than ice cream? Gelato! This week, Jonathan visited the Gennaro Cafe and Gelateria at 1271 Erie St E in Windsor. (Runs 6:57)


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Meet Enzo Palumbo. He makes gelato for the Gennaro Cafe on Erie Street.enzo.jpg

This is the pistachio paste used in the gelato, imported from Italy.
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Strawberry gelato being mixed and heated before it gets frozen. Yum!
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Enzo is working his way up to 24 flavours, up from the 12 they used to offer.
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To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

Deportation Orders for Chatham Couple

A couple from Kosovo who have been living and working in Chatham for the last 6 years has received deportation papers from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration - but they are fighting back. We spoke to Dave Van Kesteren, MP for Chatham-Kent. (Runs 8:40)


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Wynne on Budget and Gas Plants

The provincial government's budget has passed, which means no election this summer. This comes amid the continuing controversy around the cancellation of the gas plants, which now includes a police probe into deleted records. We spoke to Premier Kathleen Wynne. (Runs 5:58)


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Zombie Run

It's a run for charity...and your life. We spoke to Shawn Lippert about the Undead Unleashed Zombie Run. (Runs 5:46)


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Farm Safety

A tragic farm accident over the weekend took the life of a 4-year-old Leamington girl. We spoke to Bonnie Popov, chair of the Essex County Farm Safety Association about farm safety. You can contact her via email at essexfarmsafety[at]ymail.com. (Runs 7:59)


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Environment Canada Lightning Map

During the summer, lightning strikes every three seconds in Canada. And here in Windsor-Essex, we see more of it than most. Now, you can track that lightning and find out if you're in any immediate danger. We spoke to Environment Canada's Peter Kimbell. (Runs 8:01)


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Stanley Cup Final - Johnson Brothers

For a couple of brothers from LaSalle, the Stanley Cup final is the matchup of a lifetime - and they're going to see it in person. We spoke to Steve and Gary Johnson. (Runs 6:10)


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Domestic Violence

A study released by McMaster University yesterday shows that many victims of domestic abuse end up in fracture clinics. We spoke to Joanne Sheehan, manager of the Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Treatment Centre at Windsor Regional Hospital. (Runs 6:06)


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Chamber Report on Municipal Finance and Taxes

The Windsor Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce says that while our economic house looks nice, cracks are developing in the foundation. We spoke to President & CEO Matt Marchand. (Runs 7:17)


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School Saved

Want to get a small community moving? Try to close their elementary school. We spoke to Paul Mullins and Nick Chevalier about St. John the Evangelist Elementary School in Woodslee. (Runs 8:12)


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Shiprider Program

Canadian and American law enforcement are working together to police the Detroit River. We spoke to RCMP Sergeant Peter Koersvelt about the Shiprider program. (Runs 8:08)


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Hadfield Retirement

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has become a household name - but nowhere is he as beloved as in his hometown of Sarnia. We spoke to the mayor of Sarnia, Mike Bradley, about the astronaut's retirement. (Runs 6:35)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Female Representation

The 2011 Canadian census says that there are more women in Windsor than men. But on Windsor city council, only one of ten councillors is a woman. (Runs 7:38)


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Larry Horwitz on Pelissier Garage

The issue of what's to become of the Pelissier Street parking garage has yet to be settled. The Downtown Windsor BIA wanted to lease the entire structure, but Mayor Eddie Francis counter-offered with a lease for the ground floor only, at a cost of a dollar a year. We spoke to WDBIA chair Larry Horwitz. (Runs 9:04)


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Michael Beale on the Great Canadian Flag Project

There are those who are preaching caution where it concerns a giant Canadian flag flying fifteen stories high at the foot of Ouellette Avenue - but one of the people involved in the project isn't worried. We spoke to Michael Beale. (Runs 6:55)


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Windsor's Economic Health is Looking Up

Professor Emeritus Alfie Morgan of the Faculty of Business at the University of Windsor, says the cities economic future looks great!


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Essex MP Jeff Watson Discusses Conservative Troubles

Essex Member of Parliment Jeff Watson gives us his take on the Senate expenses scandle and the recent resignation of a fellow Conservative MP.


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Indian Groceries

Did you know that Windsor is a great place to buy Indian groceries? Jonathan Pinto didn't. (Runs 6:46)


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View pics of his adventure here and here.


Asian Food Imports is located at 275 Wyandotte Street West in Windsor.


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

Provincial Innovation

Getting a grip on the next big thing. Reza Moridi, Ontario's Minister of Research and Innovation, is in Windsor today. We asked him how Windsor plays into the provincial plan. (Runs 6:14)


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Teacher Education Changing

Ontario universities are changing the way they train teachers - starting in 2015, the Bachelor of Education program will be two years. Charles Ungerleider is a Professor of the Sociology of Teaching at the University of British Columbia. He thinks this is good news. (Runs 7:15)


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Crop Troubles

Mother Nature hasn't been kind to a local food company that been trying to keep Windsorites well fed. We spoke to Rashel Tremblay, co-owner of Locally Germinated, about the trials and tribulations of small scale farming. (Runs 6:08)


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Revamping Sex Ed

Ontario hasn't updated it's sexual education curriculum since 1998. We spoke to Sharon Seslija, a teaching consultant in Health and Physical Education with the GECDSB. (Runs 7:02)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to OPP Constable Ryan Burney, a coordinator of the Windsor and Essex County Crime Stoppers program. (Runs 3:49)


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Real Estate Boom in Windsor?

It's been quite awhile since we've seen a real estate boom in the Windsor area - but the buyers are buzzing and the prizes are going up. We spoke to Derrick Foster, principal broker at The Mortgage Centre in Windsor. (Runs 7:28)


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99% Average

Lucas and Liam Palmer are identical twins who'll graduate from Walkerville Collegiate this month. They'll take identical averages to Waterloo: 99%. We spoke to Lucas and his mother, Lynda. (Runs 7:39)


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Pupatello Day Two

She's been on the job for only a day... but we want answers! Sandra Pupatello started her new job as CEO of the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation yesterday. We asked what we can expect from her in the short and long term. (Run 11:17)


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Power Problems

Electricity for manufacturing in Ontario is costly. Will industries seek cheaper alternatives across the border? We spoke to Ian Howcroft, a spokesperson with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association. (Runs 7:45)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Border Identity

A giant Canadian flag may - or may not - be coming soon to downtown Windsor. It's a controversial proposal, and has to be approved by city council. Cheryl Collier wonders if this flag flap means Windsor has an identity problem. (Runs 9:01)


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Border Crossing Management

Have you heard what's happening with the Peace Bridge, connecting Fort Erie and Buffalo? Management of the bridge has ground to a halt because the two sides of the border can't agree on anything. Could the same thing happen here? We spoke to Professor Bill Anderson from the University of Windsor. (Runs 7:52)


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Fluoride-Free Water in Calgary

After months of debate, Windsor removed fluoride from our water supply. It's been fluoride free for two months. Calgary removed fluoride from its drinking water one year ago. A man who specializes in childrens' dentistry is seeing the difference it's made - and it's not good. We spoke to Dr. Lenard Smith. (Runs 6:13)


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