Jonathan Pinto


Jonathan Pinto is the host of Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for Northern Ontario and is based in Sudbury. He was formerly a reporter/editor and an associate producer at CBC Windsor. Email

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Find out how more than 250 families directly support this Pass Lake farm

Named after nearby Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Sleepy G farm is a small organic vegetable and beef farm in Pass Lake that runs on a model known as community-supported agriculture.
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Change the only constant at Radical Gardens in Timmins

Up North's Jonathan Pinto spoke with Brianna Humphrey, owner of Radical Gardens in Timmins about how her constantly-evolving and expanding food empire came to be.
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Thunder Oak Cheese Farm celebrating a quarter century of gouda-making

Up North's Jonathan Pinto spoke with co-owner and head cheesemaker Walter Schep about how it began.
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Boiling before baking the 'secret' behind Sudbury's Salty Dog Bagels

Salty Dog Bagels started three years ago at the Sudbury Market. In 2019, they opened up a bakery on Larch Street - and claim to be northern Ontario's only authentic bagel shop.

Canada's only rice mill running 24/7 during pandemic

While many workplaces have shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dainty Food's Windsor rice processor ramped up production.

The Tea Party covers 'Isolation,' raising funds for COVID-19 relief, mental health

An international rock band with roots in Windsor-Essex has put out a timely new song and video.

Hundreds of Ontario churches ask premier to let them reopen

More than 250 churches from across the province have signed onto a letter spearheaded by a pastor in Windsor and a pastor in Toronto asking Premier Doug Ford to let them reopen.

Canadian Vernors ginger ale production temporarily stopped due to COVID-19

Canadian production of Vernors ginger ale, a Detroit soft drink that's particularly popular in Windsor-Essex, has been temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tecumseh man's lawn sign offers prayers in time of pandemic

You've probably seen a few signs crop up in your neighbourhood recently — maybe to thank a front-line worker, or express solidarity during these uncertain times. A sign in front of a house in Tecumseh is a bit different — it's offering prayers for anyone who sends over an email.

Windsor author Heidi Jacobs nominated for Leacock Medal for Humour

A book by a Windsor author is in the running to be named Canada's funniest of the year.

What does the Alberta beef plant shutdown mean for farmers in Ontario?

COVID-19 has shut down one of the biggest beef processing plants in Canada. What does this mean for farmers and consumers here in Ontario? We asked a Lambton County beef farmer.

'It gets better': Windsorite in China shares lockdown experience

David Cox, a Windsorite in China, spent two months in lockdown in China's Hubei province, and shared the experience with CBC News.

Windsor police admit use of controversial Clearview AI facial recognition software

Officers started using the controversial American facial recognition software as far back as October 2019.

Ridership of the Leamington to Windsor bus exceeds expectations. Meet the people riding it

It's been six months since a Transit Windsor bus started running from Leamington to Windsor. Who rides this bus? The CBC's Jonathan Pinto decided to find out.

A majority of Windsor police officers don't live in Windsor. Is this a problem?

A CBC analysis of data received from Windsor Police via a Municipal Freedom of Information Act request shows only 40.5 per cent of officers live in the city.