Aastha Shetty

CBC journalist

Aastha Shetty can be reached via email aastha.shetty@cbc.ca or by tweeting her at @aastha_shetty

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This painting prodigy is getting recognition for his colourful way of seeing the world

Syed Omer Asim has been fascinated by colours for his entire life. He is currently a student at Belle River District High School.

Night security guards an 'extra hand' for police, says Wyandotte Town Centre BIA

The Wyandotte Town Centre BIA has started a $6,000 pilot project to hire private night security guards for three months in response to a series of break-ins and incidents of vandalism targeting local businesses.

This all-Black team changed history — but the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame eludes them again

The All-Stars made Canadian history in 1934 when they defeated the Penetang Shipbuilders in the Provincial Ontario Baseball Amateur Association championship, yet the all-Black team again didn't make the cut to be inducted in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

Postmedia to close local printing press, make job cuts to Windsor Star

The decision to close the plant was made by the paper's parent company, Postmedia.

Council looking for ways to limit aggressive panhandling in Windsor

Coun. Fred Francis is asking the administration to create a bylaw "to reduce aggressive, intimidating and dangerous panhandling practices".

Windsor-Essex officials issue opioid warning after 11 overdoses in a week

Health officials in Windsor-Essex have issued alert about a recent spike in opioid overdoses.

Residents voice concerns about the region's outdoor shelter plans in Waterloo

The neighbours shared their concerns at a community education meeting held on Thursday night.

Flair cancels winter service to Montreal from Region of Waterloo International Airport

Flights to Montreal are not available for sale on the Flair Airlines website until late March

Shoppers share excitement for Lunar New Year celebrations as they stock up at Waterloo, Ont., store

People were busy shopping at Waterloo's T&T Supermarket this week to prepare for Lunar New Year. They shared some of their favourite dishes and how excited they are to celebrate.

Newest homeless shelter for men in downtown Kitchener has been full since it opened

The shelter on 84 Frederick St. in Kitchener has been run by the Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP) organization since Dec. 6, and organizers say it's been full almost every day.