Jacob Barker

Videojournalist

Jacob Barker is a videojournalist for CBC Windsor.

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'Everyone's affected': Pelee Island residents, businesses frustrated by reduced ferry service amid crew issues

Residents and businesses on Ontario's Pelee Island are feeling stuck and frustrated by Pelee Islander II staffing issues and a diminished ferry service.

Windsor's Little Italy erupts after Euro soccer championship victory

A section of Erie Street in Windsor, Ont., was shut down, with a large crowd amassing at the corner of Marentette Avenue, to take in the UEFA Euro soccer game on a big screen.

Tecumseh Road business owner hopes mural will breathe new life into South Walkerville

A new mural in Windsor is taking a former bland wall on Tecumseh Road East in Windsor and turning it in to a vivid, eye catching display. It's the latest in a series of murals that have gone up around the city. 

Windsor-Essex Catholic pastor hopes local apology will reach Catholic Church's highest levels

The pastor at the Windsor-Lake St. Clair Family of Parishes offered an apology Wednesday evening to First Nations for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools, a message Rev. Patrick Beneteau hopes will be echoed at the church's higher levels and the Vatican.  

Windsor-Essex organic waste plan to face new independent review

Windsor representatives on the Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA) have decided to join with Essex County officials and undertake a peer review of recommendations made for the region's Food and Organics Waste Management Plan, despite initially opposing the idea.

Walpole Island, Caldwell First Nations in Ontario honour children lost at former B.C. residential school

The Walpole Island First Nation and Caldwell First Nation in southwestern Ontario have joined groups across Canada in mourning the discovery of the remains of an estimated 215 children at a former residential school site in Kamloops, B.C.

Cross-border cottage owners fight to get to their properties for the summer

Cottage owners that are stranded away from their properties again along the Canada-U.S. border are hoping pandemic restrictions can relax this summer so they can finally get to their homes away from home. 

Record-high lumber prices aren't stopping some homeowners, businesses from building an outside oasis

The spike in lumber prices isn't stopping some homeowners and businesses from building that new patio, deck or other structure to soak up the sun this summer. 

Greenway trail users invited to weigh in on problematic areas for people with disabilities

The Essex County Accessibility Advisory Committee wants trails to be safe and accessible, so is asking the public to give feedback via a website link as part of a program starting later this month.

Windsor police proposal too pricey for Leamington council; OPP service to continue

Leamington town council voted against a proposal from the Windsor Police Service (WPS) to replace the Ontario Provincial Police on its streets at a special meeting Tuesday evening.

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