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July 2013 Archives

Legal Pot?

Justin Trudeau wants marijuana to be legal. We spoke to UWindsor Law Professor W.A. Bogart about the issue. He's the author of a book called "Permit But Discourage: Regulating Excessive Consumption," and is currently working on a book called "Regulating Obesity?: Government, Society, and Questions of Health." (Runs 7:48)


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Peter Visits the New Aquatic Centre

The first swimmers splash into Windsor's new aquatic centre tomorrow. Peter Duck dropped by yesterday for a sneak peek. (Runs 6:42)


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Sammy Yatim

The shooting death of a Toronto teen is getting attention here in Windsor. We spoke to Mike Smulders, owner of Smolds Barbershop. He says the shooting of Sammy Yatim is very personal to him. (Runs 6:28)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

Crime Stoppers coordinator Tim Murphy told us how social media helped nab suspects in that suspicious fire on Dougall, and how Facebook and Twitter have altered the crime fighting landscape in general. (Runs 3:06)


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Jail Crowding

Windsor's jail is one of the most crowded in Ontario. According to lawyer Kevin Egan, overcrowding leads to major problems. He's launched a lawsuit against the province on behalf of more than 100 current and former inmates of the jail in London. (Runs 9:02)


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Refugee Kids

It can be daunting for any newcomer to arrive in Canada, seeking asylum. But when you're a child - and you're alone - it can be even more frightening. Radio-Canada has learned that last year, more than 300 children arrived at the Canadian border without a parent or guardian. We spoke to Windsor lawyer John Rokakis. (Runs 9:53)


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Windsor-Tecumseh Byelection: Robert De Verteuil

This Thursday, the people of Windsor-Tecumseh will elect their new M-P-P. This morning, we spoke to the 3 main parties' candidates in the byelection. We spoke to Progressive Conservative candidate Robert De Verteuil. (Runs 5:49)


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Windsor-Tecumseh Byelection: Jeewen Gill

This Thursday, the people of Windsor-Tecumseh will elect their new M-P-P. This morning, we spoke to the 3 main parties' candidates in the byelection. We spoke to Ontario Liberal Party candidate Jeewen Gill. (Runs 7:33)


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Windsor-Tecumseh Byelection: Percy Hatfield

This Thursday, the people of Windsor-Tecumseh will elect their new M-P-P. This morning, we spoke to the 3 main parties' candidates in the byelection. We spoke to the NDP's Percy Hatfield. (Runs 6:39)


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Boblo Boats

A couple of Boblo steamboats are getting a second life as movie props. The 100-year-old ships used to ferry people to Boblo Island, and soon you'll be able to see them in Transformers 4. (Runs 5:45)


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Festival & Events with Mike Evans - July 26-28

Mike Evans is keeping tabs on the festivals and diversions happening in our region this summer. (Runs 7:54)


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List of Events:
Dresden Exhibition
Amherstberg's Gone Car Crazy
Explore the Shore
Summer Art Fest/Artcite

Hotel-Dieu Grace on the Move

After more than 120 years, the Hotel-Dieu name is about to disappear from Ouellette Avenue. Windsor Regional will take over operations of the complex, which was started by nuns 123 years ago. It will cease to be faith-based, sad news for many at the hospital and in the community. CBC Windsor's Allison Johnson dropped by the hospital chapel. (Runs 4:58)


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Catholic Board Chair Barb Holland

The powers-that-be at the Catholic school board are actually getting some power back, a year after the education minister sent in a supervisor to fix chronic budget problems. We spoke to Chair Barb Holland. (Runs 7:44)


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Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan

Whether you favour solar energy over nuclear, natural gas plants instead of wind turbines - or maybe you just think our electricity bills are too high. No matter what your concerns - tonight you can have a say about Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan. We spoke to Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley about his concerns. (Runs 7:04)


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Record Rainfall in Windsor-Essex

It's not just you - we've received a lot more rainfall than normal this month. A record, in fact. We spoke to Tim Byrne, Director of Watershed Management Services for the Essex Region Conservation Authority. (Runs 6:46)


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Hatchell on Parkway Girders

Safety issues in the construction of the Herb Gray Parkway are creating a slowdown, but the builders says they're still moving forward. We spoke to Parkway project director Michael Hatchell about why he believes the girders are safe, and why a provincial investigation is unnecessary. (Runs 5:49)


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Piruzza on Parkway Girders

Questions about girders are curbing construction on the Herb Gray Parkway. How did it happen, and what is Windsor MPP Teresa Piruzza doing to get to the bottom of this? We spoke to her this morning. (Runs 5:52)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

Crooks are hoodwinking Windsor seniors who like bling. We spoke to WPS Detective Tim Murphy. (Runs 3:44)


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Parkway Girders

The largest infrastructure project in Ontario history has hit a snag. As we've been reporting in the news, construction girders being used on the Herb Gray Parkway have "issues," according to Glen Murray, the minister of transportation and infrastructure. We spoke to the minister. (Runs 10:52)


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Puce Dig

The widening of a bridge in Lakeshore has led to some fascinating finds by archeologists. We spoke to Jackie Fisher. (Runs 7:16)


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Student Visa Issues

A work slowdown at Canadian embassies abroad could hurt some students from the University of Windsor. We spoke to Clayton Smith, vice-provost of students. (Runs 6:57)


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Detroit as a Tourist Destination?

"The Comeback City." That's the title of an article in the latest issue of Porter Airlines' in-flight magazine - promoting Detroit as a place to visit. But in light of the bankruptcy filing and all the negative press recently, are tourists really going to flock to the Motor City? We spoke to the author, Shawn Micallef. (Runs 7:26)


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Sisters Found

It took nine long and sometimes frustrating years, but there's a happy ending for a Windsor woman. Jennifer Rosati told us about finding her final two sisters, years after they were all adopted. (Runs 7:54)


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Opening a Business in a Bankrupt City

A Toronto couple is part of a growing class of young entrepreneurs in Detroit. And many say this generation will be the saviours of the city. We spoke to Deveri Gifford, co-owner of the Brooklyn Street Local, about why they decided to open a restaurant in Corktown, despite the bad economy. (Runs 8:06)


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Windsorites Affected By Detroit Bankruptcy

Detroit's finances didn't collapse overnight, but yesterday's decision to file for bankruptcy still comes as a shock to many people on both sides of the border. There are concerns retirees' pensions could be affected, and current workers are fearful, too. Cynthia Eagan of Windsor is a dual citizen. She's been working at the Detroit Public Library for almost 10 years. (Runs 4:41)


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Festivals & Events with Mike Evans - July 19-21

Mike Evans is keeping tabs on the festivals and diversions happening in our region this summer. (Runs 8:14)


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List of Events
Liana's Ransom
Belle River Sunsplash
Colour Run Windsor
Border City Wrestling

Deaf Fraud

Windsor Police are warning about a crime targeting people in the deaf community. We spoke to Constable Fab Marion. (Runs 5:20)


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What's Next for Detroit?

What does Detroit filing for bankruptcy really mean for the city? We spoke to Sarah Cwiek, Detroit reporter for Michigan Public Radio. (Runs 8:30)


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Gas Prices on the Rise

The price of gas jumped 7 cents a litre earlier this week, and is now above a $1.30 a litre. Should you wait for it to come back down before filling up? We spoke Dan McTeague from Tomorrow's Gas Prices Today. (Runs 6:31)


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Siblings Search

Seven siblings, separated at birth, are trying to put their family back together. Most of them are in Windsor, and the final two pieces of the puzzle are in Kitchener-Waterloo. We spoke to Jennifer Rosati. (Runs 7:55)


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Chamber Debate

It's not all about jobs and the economy for business people anymore. They'll have other issues in mind too, as they listen to provincial candidates debate later this morning. We spoke to Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce president Matt Marchand. (Runs 5:48)


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The Target Effect

The Target retail chain is branching out even more in Ontario. 4 months ago, Target came to Windsor. Yesterday, it opened in Chatham and 10 other Ontario locations. Rotman Professor David Soberman told us whether the move into Canada has been a successful one. (Runs 8:18)


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Will Your Beach Be Closed This Weekend?

Some beaches around Windsor-Essex are eerily quiet on these scorching hot days, thanks to high bacteria counts in the water. We spoke to Mike Tudor, manager of health inspection at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Then, we spoke to Chitra Gowda, Water Quality Analyst with the Essex Region Conservation Authority. (Runs 13:23)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

Thieves seem to be making a fashion statement in Windsor - they're going after purses and sunglasses. We spoke to OPP Constable Ryan Burney. (Runs 3:44)


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Deer Management in the City

Yesterday on the show, we talked about a deer sighting in downtown Windsor. What should we do, if we see a wild animal in the city? Who should we call? We spoke to Amanda Dawson, Shelter Operations Manager with the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society. (Runs 5:39)


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Women in Policing

As you may have heard in the news recently, the R-C-M-P has hired a woman as commanding officer of new cadets. It's just the second time a woman has been promoted to that position. Here in Windsor, the police service is admittedly falling behind when it comes to gender equity. We spoke to Chief Al Frederick. (Runs 6:06)


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Having Trouble Finding Local Produce?

Local produce seems harder to find so far this summer. Why the delay, and when can we expect to get our fix? We spoke to Hector Delanghe of Delhaven Orchards and Fred Bouzide of Fred's Farm Fresh. (Runs 8:42)


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Alzheimer's First Link

Alzheimer's disease is something we didn't know much about 30 years ago. But even though awareness is growing, the programs to help those affected are relatively unknown. We spoke to Joshua Konopasky with the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County. (Runs 7:42)


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Fighting Crickets

Crickets may seem like the calm, placid ones of the insect kingdom. That chirping sounds so relaxing on a summer evening! But they may be more fierce than you think. We spoke to University of Windsor researcher Lauren Fitzsimmons. (Runs 7:44)


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International Children's Games

A month from now, hundreds of young athletes and thousands of spectators will descend upon Windsor Essex. August 14th marks the start of the International Children's Games. Are we ready? We spoke to project manager Walt Metulynsky. (Runs 6:00)


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Festivals & Events with Mike Evans - July 12-14

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 6:47)


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List of Events:
APBA Challenge Cup
Blues Fest
Essex Fun Fest
Tecumseh International Dragon Boat Races
Lakeview Eats 'N Beats Festival

Blood Testing

We're supposed to get free health care in Ontario - but a Chatham man says a test he needs every month is in jeopardy because of the cost. We spoke to Randy Sterling and Susan Beth Martin, a pharmacist with the Chatham health clinic that provides the test. (Runs 9:51)


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Henry Ford at 150

This year marks Henry Ford's 150th birthday. There are lots of activities planned on both sides of the border. We spoke to historian James Mays about Ford's connection to Windsor. (Runs 7:51)


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Tim Hudak and Robert de Verteuil

According to candidate Robert de Verteuil, the PC party has a detailed plan for jobs in Windsor. Party leader Tim Hudak is in Windsor today and both men joined us in studio. (Runs 8:43)


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Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi

The Labour Minister, Yasir Naqvi, is in Windsor today - and he's meeting with, you guessed it, Labour! We spoke to him about unions, workers and what it will take for the Liberal party to win the byelection in Windsor-Tecumseh. (Runs 10:15)


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Detroit Mower Gang

As you heard on CBC yesterday, Windsor City Council has approved an "adopt a park" policy. It's a new concept to Windsor - but not in Detroit. We spoke to Tom Nardone, the founder - or gang leader, if you will - of the Detroit Mower Gang. (Runs 5:52)


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Monarch Butterflies

On the lookout for monarchs. It should be butterfly season, but fans are disappointed so far with the turnout. We spoke to Vic Bernyk, owner of Native Trees and Plants. (Runs 8:19)


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Rail Safety

Last weekend's train crash in Quebec has devastated a small town. Could something similar happen in Windsor? We spoke to Dan Hammond, director of Transport Action Ontario. (Runs 9:13)


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Weird Weather

Windsor has been having some weird weather this spring and summer - are we doomed to have the rain continue? We spoke to Peter Kimbell from Environment Canada. (Runs 6:27)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to Windsor-Essex Crime Stoppers coordinator Ryan Burney. (Runs 2:37)


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Tax Arrears

Stiff penalties for stiffing the city. Some homeowners urge Windsor city councillors to lower the rate it charges for falling behind on your property taxes. We spoke to Councillors Jo-Anne Gignac and Alan Halberstadt. (Runs 9:08)


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Lansing Protest

Smog and other pollutants don't stop at the border. A group of people from Windsor wants Michigan lawmakers to hear from THIS side of the border. We spoke to Rodrico Todd, a Windsor man who is traveling to Lansing today. (Runs 4:13)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Windsor-Tecumseh Byelection

Residents of Windsor-Tecumseh vote in a provincial byelection August 1st. The field of candidates says something about the state of politics in Windsor, according to Cheryl Collier. (Runs 10:17)


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Ramadan for Diabetics

Ramadan begins this week - and while fasting isn't easy at the best of times, it poses specific problems for people who have diabetes. We spoke to Dr. Joe Shaban, an endocrinologist with Windsor Regional Hospital. (Runs 7:56)


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Festivals & Events with Mike Evans - July 5 - 7

It's a great time of year to be in Windsor-Essex. The beautiful weather makes it an ideal place for all sorts of outdoor activities, festivals and events for the whole family to enjoy. Mike Evans told us more. (Runs 7:10)


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List of Events:
Concert of Colors
Amherstburg Ribfest
Fork & Cork Festival
Drinks of Walkerville
Pelee Island Music Series

Fishfly Friday

If you live near Lake St. Clair you've probably been living in a cloud of fish flies over the past week or so. They come out of the lake by the tens of millions and attach themselves to anything - moving or stationary. We sent the CBC's Meg Wilcox to the south shore of Lake St. Clair, and then we spoke to fishfly expert Jan Ciborowski. (Runs 15:53)


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Windsor Actor Playing Anne of Green Gables

A Windsor actor landed a plum role in a Canadian musical, and last night was her debut. We spoke to Katie Kerr. She's the new Anne Shirley in the renowned Charlottetown production of Anne of Green Gables: the Musical. (Runs 8:01)


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ICG Public Art

What would you say a pair of seven-feet-high Windsor chairs might be worth? Would you believe a quarter of a million dollars? The chairs will be a legacy of the International Children's Games. We spoke to the artist, Laura Shintani. (Runs 7:19)


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Changing How We Vote

It's official. The byelection for Windsor-Tecumseh is set for August 1st. But there's a lot to do between now and then. We spoke with Greg Essensa, Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer, about how we vote and what changes we might see at polling stations in the future. (Runs 7:40)


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Want To Become A Baker?

A Windsor startup bakery is taking a unique approach to recruiting workers. They're holding a competition. And only those with the best taste will win. We spoke to Julie Roy of the Pretty Sweet Bake Shoppe. (Runs 7:42)


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Ojibway Shores Meeting

The fight continues between the Windsor Port Authority and environmental groups in Essex County. This evening, the Port is hosting a public meeting on the plan at the Mackenzie Hall. We spoke to Derek Coronado with the Citizens Environment Alliance. (Runs 5:11)

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August 1st Byelection

If you live in the riding of Windsor-Tecumseh, get ready to hear your doorbell ringing. A byelection to replace Dwight Duncan is being called today by the Premier. We spoke to our Queen's Park expert, Robert Fisher. (Runs 7:34)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to Peter Barry, member of the Windsor Essex Crime Stoppers board of directors. (Runs 3:58)


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Rocky Campana Recognized at Toronto Pride

A young man who has inspired community awareness about LBGT youth in Windsor received a posthumous award on the weekend at the Pride festival in Toronto. We spoke with Rocky Campana's mom, Nancy. (Runs 6:08)


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Free 4 All

If Daniel Bombardier has his way, you're going to see a lot more graffiti in Downtown Windsor. But don't fret - he says it's a good thing. Daniel told us about the Free 4 All project. (Runs 6:55)


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New ePassports

If your passport is expiring soon, the replacement will be a more advanced version. Effective yesterday, the government has a new ePassport, complete with security chip. We spoke to Michel Juneau-Katsuya, CEO of intelligence company North Gate. (Runs 8:25)


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