Samantha Craggs

Samantha Craggs is journalist based in Windsor, Ont. She is executive producer of CBC Windsor and previously worked as a reporter and producer in Hamilton, specializing in politics and city hall. Follow her on Twitter at @SamCraggsCBC, or email her at

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Stellantis says Ottawa reneged on Windsor EV battery plant deal, moving to 'contingency plans'

Stellantis is accusing the federal government of reneging on an agreement regarding the upcoming multibillion-dollar electric vehicle battery plant in Windsor, Ont., and the automaker says action is being taken.
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New St. Thomas VW plant will mean more jobs for Windsor-Essex too, industry pros say

Invest Windsor Essex says it's already courting supply chain manufacturers, and the area is even more attractive now.

Windsor can't handle more asylum seekers from the U.S. without federal help, report says

A Windsor, Ont., council committee will decide this week whether to write the federal government to say the city needs help, or it won't be able to handle any more asylum seekers.

People stranded by storm crashed at Walmarts in Ontario

Dozens of people spent the night in a Walmart store in Chatham-Kent, in southwestern Ontario, and a family of three is spending Christmas Eve in a Fort Erie, Ont., store due to a winter storm.

Chatham-Kent declares state of emergency as it deals with post-storm aftermath

Officials estimated Saturday afternoon that there are still 'hundreds' of stranded cars.

Essex County residents face an inflation-era property tax increase of 4.76%

The county warden says the $124-million budget is impacted by inflation, just like local households.

School board won't make special list after fiery debate over library books

Controversy swirled — and at one point sexually explicit illustrations were put on display by members of the public — at a Greater Essex County District School Board meeting Tuesday night.

EI in danger for 300 Syncreon workers if feds don't extend COVID-era rules, union says

A federal program that would help them get their full unemployment benefits ends in two weeks, but that's about a month before they'll actually be out of work.

Long-time Haldimand-Norfolk MPP says he won't run again

Instead of Toby Barrett, Ontario PC Party says Ken Hewitt, current mayor of Haldimand County, will run as its candidate in the upcoming election.

Federal budget will help fix Hamilton's housing crunch, Trudeau says during local stop

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talked up the affordable housing aspect of the federal budget in Hamilton Friday.