Jacob Barker

Videojournalist

Jacob Barker is a videojournalist for CBC Windsor.

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$110M lawsuit against Village at St. Clair owners alleges gross negligence and wrongful death

A $110-million dollar lawsuit has been filed against Schlegel Villages, the company which operates the Village at St. Clair and the Village at Aspen Lake in Windsor. 

Windsor's Salvation Army shelter to suspend new intakes after spike in COVID-19 cases

The Salvation Army's Centre of Hope shelter will be cutting off new intakes as it struggles with a large outbreak at its facility. 

Emergency shelter at aquatic centre still not ready as numbers spike among shelter residents

The opening of the emergency shelter being constructed at the Windsor International Aquatic and Training facility remains uncertain while the number of positive cases of COVID-19 among residents at both the Downtown Mission and the Salvation Army have spiked.

WECHU calls for federal control of quarantine for migrant workers upon arrival in Ontario

In Ontario it is left up to the farms they are going to work at. But there are calls for Ottawa to oversee the quarantine.

Lawyer sues local restaurant for defamation after mask dispute

A Windsor lawyer alleges he was defamed in media statements following an incident where he says he was denied service at a local restaurant for not wearing a mask despite the fact he has a medical condition. 

Mayor Dilkens weighs in at Ganatchio Trail murder trial; some legal experts ask why

The decision of Mayor Drew Dilkens to lend his voice to the sentencing hearing of a man convicted second degree murder is raising some eyebrows within the legal community.

Chatham-Kent's 2021 draft budget is proposing a nearly 4 per cent tax hike for households

Chatham-Kent's budget planners are suggesting a nearly four per cent increase its residential tax rate to cover its proposed 2021 budget. 

From auto parts to "craft" cookies, Windsor man finds tasty new start amid pan-demic

When the year began, Brent Phillips never imagined he'd be opening his dream cookie business in the middle of a pandemic. But after he was laid off from an auto parts factory, he decided to to open the business of his dreams, a "craft" cookie shop in downtown Windsor.

Migrant worker who tested positive for COVID-19 heads home for Christmas after isolating in hotel

A migrant worker from Guatemala who tested positive for COVID-19 is on his way home for Christmas and is speaking out on the conditions he says he experienced working at AMCO Produce in Leamington.

More than 70 cases in major outbreak at The Village at St. Clair long-term care home in Windsor

The Village of St. Clair, a long-term care facility in Windsor, is reporting a huge outbreak of COVID-19 cases among both its staff and residents. 

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