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August 2013 Archives

SIU Gives the WPD High Praise

Windsor gets high praise from Ontario's Special Investigations Unit. Coming up, we'll speak with SIU director Ian Scott about his relationship with Windsor police and how it's changed in the last year. (Runs: 8:21)


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Festivals and Events with Mike Evans (Aug 30 -Sept 2)

If you're looking for a bit of fun this weekend, look no farther than The Early Shift. Right after the eight o'clock World Report, we'll tell you about a number of fun events in Windsor and Essex County ... all coming up this weekend. (Runs: 7:23)


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Lewd Behavior in Leamington

Are migrant workers in Leamington making it uncomfortable for women who live there year-round to walk down the street? The mayor thinks so... and he wants it to stop. (4:31)


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Batman Coming to Detroit!

Get ready for the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader to chow down on some Detroit coney dogs. The next Superman film, featuring Batman, is going to be shot in Michigan. We'll hear how that could help Windsor's film industry, too. (Runs: 3:30)


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Tall Ships Wedding

The "Sails to See Tall Ships Festival" will be very romantic for one Windsor couple - they're getting married on the water! We spoke to Linda Edwards. (Runs 6:27)


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Unifor Founding Convention

The CAW and CEP officially become one this weekend when Unifor Canada holds its founding convention in Toronto. We spoke to CAW Secretary Treasurer Peter Kennedy. (Runs 8:23)


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Batman May be Coming to Windsor

If we soon see a bat signal shining over the Detroit skyline at night, you can blame Sandra Pupatello. She's been trying to woo Batman to Windsor-Detroit. We'll check in with her about a fun campaign she launched on Twitter. (Runs: 8:54)


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Iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" Turns 50

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I have a dream speech" to tens of thousands at a rally in Washington, D.C.. Almost forgotten ... the same speech delivered in Detroit two months earlier. (Runs: 6:30)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to OPP Constable Ryan Burney of the Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers program. (Runs 3:25)


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Forgotten Tragedy

Fifty years after his father was killed in a plane crash, a man from Leamington still feels the pain. We spoke to Bob Page, one of the authors of a new book called "Voices from a Forgotten Tragedy: Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831." (Runs 9:14)


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Newcomer Orientation Week

It's a program called NOW - Newcomer Orientation Week. It helps immigrant high school students adapt to a completely foreign environment. We spoke to Arien Velasquez and Fanar Aziz. (Runs 6:49)


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Kerby Rychel

The Windsor Spitfires open their training camp today at the WFCU Centre. While most players are hoping to impress the coaches enough to make the team, one player is hoping to put junior hockey behind him as soon as he can. We spoke to Kerby Rychel. (Runs 5:55)


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Library Programming

With so much information just a mouse click away, imagine how difficult it must be for public libraries to stay relevant. Especially with budget pressure. We spoke to Chris Woodrow, acting CEO of the Windsor Public Library. (Runs 6:11)


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Cab Driver Insurance

Auto insurance rates should be coming down for many of us, according to Ontario's minister of finance Charles Sousa. But for one group of frequent drivers, that is cold comfort. Taxi drivers can pay as much as 20-thousand dollars a year. We spoke to driver Pete Kelly. (Runs 7:03)


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Festivals & Events with Mike Evans Aug 23-25

The weekend is upon us - and if you think last week was the pinnacle for fun things do in the Windsor and Essex region, think again. Mike Evans filled us in.


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County Bus to St.Clair College

If you're a St. Clair College student who lives in the county, and you don't own a car ... getting to school can be a challenge. There's no public transit. A group in Leamington has stepped up with a solution.


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Local Reaction to Canadian Labour Congress Report

A Canadian Labour Congress report says the union movement has been good for Windsor. The CLC says unionized workers make more money, and that benefits all of us. Or does it? We'll talk to man who takes issue with that conclusion.

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Former Bigleaguer Matt Stairs talks Baseball

He spent 20 years playing major league baseball and he did it right in the middle of what's defined as the "Steroid Era". Matt Stairs talks about the game he loves and performance enhancing drugs. He's in Windsor for the senior baseball championship.

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Crimestoppers

OPP Constable Ryan Byrne drops by to discuss Windsor's latest unsolved crimes.

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Proposed Nuclear Waste Site Angers Some

A proposal to store nuclear waste near Kincardine has alarm bells sounding in Michigan. Loudly enough to summon a crowd to a townhall meeting last night at Wayne State University.

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"Diluted Chemo" Townhall

Cancer patients affected by a largescale chemotherapy drug mix-up will get a chance to ask more questions today. Windsor Regional is holding a townhall meeting.


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Computer "Hacker" Summer Games

It's one big cooperative for computer geeks ... and they want you. We'll tell you about a Windsor group called "Hackforge" and their two-week long summer games.


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Windsor's Sports Tourism Future

The International Children's Games drew to a close after an action packed weekend of sports and cultural events. So what's next for Windsor Essex? What other sports events could this region attract?


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U of W Journalism Student Travels to Cairo

A Windsor family travels to Cairo to visit a sick relative, despite the violence and political unrest.

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Festivals & Events with Mike Evans - Aug 16-18

The weekend is upon us - and if you think last week was the pinnacle for fun things do in the Windsor and Essex region, think again. Mike Evans filled us in. (Runs 7:41)


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List of Events
Woodward Dream Cruise
St. Clair College's Family Fun Day
Leamington Tomato Festival
Balloonapalooza
Alley Art Show & Sale

ICG Underway

Let the games begin! The International Children's Games are off and running. We spoke to ICG organizer Yvonne Pilon. (Runs 6:45)


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Detroit Bikes Launch

A highly anticipated vehicle launches in Detroit tonight. But it's not a car - it's a bicycle. We spoke to Zak Pashak, the founder of Detroit Bikes. (Runs 6:40)


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Pelee Island Water

After more than 10 years, the taps may soon run clean on Pelee Island. We spoke to mayor Rick Masse. (Runs 6:32)


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Jully Black in Leamington

Canada's "Queen of Rhythm and Blues" headlines the Leamington Tomato Festival tomorrow night.Her rise to the top of the Canadian music scene has been challenging, to say the least. We spoke to Jully Black this morning. (Runs 8:13)


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Egypt Unrest

Members of Windsor's Egyptian community are watching what has been happening in Cairo over the last few and weeks with a mix of sadness and anger. We spoke to UWindsor professors Abdul-Fattah Asfour and Ahmed Deif. (Runs 7:49)


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Looking for Jonathan Pinto's Food Adventures?

Over the last few weeks, we've been playing some of our favourite food discoveries that he's brought to our attention since January. Jonathan will be back with new adventures in September - in the meantime, you can find all his previous segments on this page.


Do you have a food, restaurant or dish that you think Jonathan should explore this fall? Call Talkback: 519-255-3400, email us at earlyshift@cbc.ca or tweet him @jonathan_pinto.

Blackout 10th Anniversary

Friday afternoon, August 14th, 2003. That's when the power went out. Over much of eastern North America, as it turned out. We spoke to Phil Berthiaume, Emergency Management Coordinator for Windsor and Essex County. (Runs 8:03)


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Where were you ten years ago? The Early Shift's Jonathan Pinto's went to Devonshire Mall to find out. (Runs 8:19)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

Local police need your help with a couple of crimes committed last week. We spoke to Crime Stoppers coordinator Tim Murphy. (Runs 2:48)


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$20 Kid Rock Tickets

Detroit musician Kid Rock is playing EIGHT shows in Detroit this month - and tickets are only $20. Is this the start of a trend of cheaper concert tickets? We spoke to Eric Alper, Director of Media Relations for eOne Music Canada. (Runs 7:33)


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New Goodwill Building

If you've been near the corner of Tecumseh and McDougall lately, you might have wondered what that large building under construction is. We spoke to Kevin Smith, CEO of Goodwill Industries Essex Kent Lambton. (Runs 7:14)


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Dynamic Displays

Balloonapalooza is coming up next weekend and for a Windsor company, it's a chance to show off their talents in their own backyard. We spoke to Jim Thomson from Dynamic Displays. (Runs 7:40)


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Detroit Bankruptcy - Assets

To sell or not to sell. DIA art collection? Tunnel? We talked about Detroit's assets with Wayne State law prof Peter Henning. (Runs 7:15)


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Festivals & Events with Mike Evans - Aug 9-11

There's more than gay pride being celebrated around Windsor-Essex this weekend. Pets and hypnosis are among the other offerings. Mike Evans filled us in. (Runs 8:16)


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List of Events
Windsor Essex Pride Fest
Southern Ontario Military Muster
Woofa-Roo Pet Festival
Comber Fair

Chinese Students Visit Windsor

Students from China are trying out Windsor. Will they come back to study full-time? We spoke to Xi Zheng and Tim Green. (Runs 7:28)


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Pride Fest 2013

Get ready for some rainbow flags. It's Pride weekend in Windsor-Essex. We spoke to organizer David Lenz. (Runs 4:16)


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Lewenza Retires

Ken Lewenza may have resigned from the CAW but that doesn't mean Windsor's influence in the labour movement is ending. We spoke to CAW Local 444 president Dino Chiodo. (Runs 8:07)


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The Tortilla Workshop

Usually, when you enter a museum or art gallery, there's a big sign that says "no food allowed". This weekend, however, the Art Gallery of Windsor is hosting a Food + Art Party in collaboration with the Downtown Farmer's Market. We spoke to artist Arturo Herrera about his performance of The Tortilla Workshop. (Runs 5:37)


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Youth Car Sales - Automakers

Earlier this week, we heard that young people are not buying cars like they used to. So what are automakers are doing to address it? We spoke to Karl Henkel, an automotive reporter for the Detroit News. (Runs 6:25)


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Council Post Hatfield

Percy Hatfield attended what is probably his last city council meeting last night, and his future is clear. He's headed to Queen's Park. But what about the void he leaves at Windsor City Hall? We spoke to Mayor Eddie Francis. (Runs 9:10)


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Beach Safety Forecasting

The water seems to be clearing up at local beaches. For the past two weeks, there have been no beach closures in Windsor-Essex. However, the numbers don't tell the whole story. We spoke to UWindsor researcher Kerry McPhedran. (Runs 7:21)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

Police in Windsor need help with a mugging and a hit-and-run crash that happened just hours apart. We spoke to Crime Stoppers coordinator Ryan Burney. (Runs 2:20)


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Maidstone Museum Dispute

Does local history trump the need for a salt shed? That's the question facing the Town of Lakeshore. We spoke to Victoria Beaulieu, president of the Maidstone Historical Society. (Runs 9:56)


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Youth Car Sales Declining

The big three are reporting record sales numbers, month after month. But not everybody is buying new vehicles. We spoke to Brandon Schoettle from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute about why young people aren't buying cars. (Runs 7:42)


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Car Accident App

In a car accident? There's an app for that. A Windsor law firm is giving away a smartphone app that will help. We spoke to lawyer Monica Pathak. (Runs 6:48)


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Festivals & Events with Mike Evans - Aug 2-5

It's hard to believe the Summer of 2013 is half over! But it's not over just yet. We still have the month of August to soak up the sun, and plenty of activities around Windsor-Essex. Mike Evans told us his picks for the long weekend. (Runs 5:45)


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List of Events:
Military Heritage Days
Sun Parlour Rodeo
Ford City Market

Fisher on Byelections

There were 5 byelections held last night, including here in Windsor-Tecumseh. Early Shift Queen's Park commentator Robert Fisher joined us with his analysis. (Runs 8:03)


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Cottage/Pool Liability

Going swimming may be in your plans for the holiday weekend. But if you're the one hosting the pool party, there are some risks you ought to be aware of. We spoke to personal injury lawyer Troy Lehman. (Runs 4:52)


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Percy Hatfield Wins Windsor-Tecumseh

From the TV studio to city hall to Queen's Park. Percy Hatfield is on his way to the Provincial legislature as the M-P-P for Windsor-Tecumseh. (Runs 8:03)


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Pool Review

They took the plunge at Windsor's new aquatic centre last night. Young local swimmers tested the big pool, to make sure it's ready for the Children's Games. We spoke to Jeff Cowan, head coach of the Windsor Aquatic Club. (Runs 6:58)


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Byelection Returning Officer James Evans

It's like Christmas morning for James Evans. He's the returning officer for the Windsor-Tecumseh Byelection. (Runs 7:21)


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Meilleur on Jail Crowding

Will the new correctional centre put to rest all the concerns about overcrowding in the Windsor Jail? We asked the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Madeleine Meilleur. (Runs 6:22)


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