Jacob Barker


Jacob Barker is a videojournalist for CBC Windsor.

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Tattoo artist finds new beginning as upcycler during pandemic

After Rob Brown was forced to shut down his tattoo parlour on March 23, he found a new creative outlet taking other people's trash and making it into something beautiful and useful.

Digital artist says her work is a way to 'reconstruct' Black identity

Kiki Symoné has the theme for her artwork for the year sketched out on the wall of her small workspace in an upstairs suite in Walkerville. BLM, the acronym for Black Lives Matter, is written at the top. 

Family of 99-year-old COVID survivor thanking staff at Windsor retirement home

The family of a 99-year-old Windsor woman and the staff at the retirement home where she lives were expecting the worst when Barbara Kersey was diagnosed with COVID-19 but the scrappy senior pulled through and family can once again come to visit her.

Iconic ice cream stop, Dairy Freez, back in business in Essex County

Dairy Freez, the iconic ice cream stop in Essex County, is back in business after shutting down over COVID-19 concerns and the tragic loss of its owner. 

Severe weather wreaks havoc on dairy farm in Lambton Shores

It was a frightening experience at a Thedford, Ont. dairy farm Sunday morning when a strong storm ripped through the farm and destroyed several structures.

Andrea Horwath touts NDP plan for small business recovery on Windsor-Essex tour

Provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath was in Windsor and Essex County Sunday touting her party's plan to help small businesses in Ontario get through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Honk for Bingo: Bingo lovers get their fix from their cars in Windsor

Bingo lovers in Windsor were finally able to get their fix, get out of the house and keep their distance Saturday as Parking Lot Bingo took up a large portion of the lot at the All Star Gaming Centre at Walker Road and Ottawa Street.

Leamington, Ont., rallies behind migrant workers as 96 farm workers test positive for COVID-19

Two separate demonstrations took to the streets of Leamington, Ont., Sunday to bring attention to the plight of migrant workers in the area as large numbers of workers have been testing positive for COVID-19.

Food donations pour in for 'June 27th Miracle' food drive

A massive food drive swept across the entire Windsor-Essex County region Saturday as the "June 27th Miracle" took place. Volunteers collected goods and dropped them off at various spots. Larger organizations also brought large truckloads of food.

16-year-old Walpole Island First Nation hockey player representing community at highest level

Taryn Jacobs says she is embracing the platform she has as an athlete to educate people about her culture and way of life.

Point Pelee National Park now open for weekends only with some limitations

Nature lovers finally got their fix on Saturday when Point Pelee National Park opened its gates.

Back-to-back anti-black racism protests held on Windsor waterfront over the weekend

Two anti-black racism protests were held over the weekend on the Windsor riverfront in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and to demand answers in the death of 29-year-old Toronto resident Regis Korchinski-Paquet. 

Hundreds march in Windsor to show solidarity with U.S. protests and to honour George Floyd

Hundreds of people made their way along the Windsor riverfront Sunday afternoon and turned their attentions across the Canada-America border to show their solidarity with protests happening in the U.S. in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Some organised sports leagues are pulling the plug on the season, others undecided

Local leagues are taking one for the team when it comes to play in the time of COVID-19, some are cancelling their seasons altogether while others are waiting to see if they can squeeze a season of play in. 

The class of 2020 will have virtual graduations in Windsor-Essex because of COVID-19

Both the Greater Essex County District School Board and the Catholic School Board and the Windsor-Essex County Catholic District School Board are holding virtual ceremonies for the graduating class of 2020.