Jason Viau

Jason Viau is a video journalist, TV host and radio newsreader at CBC Windsor. He was born in North Bay, but has lived in Windsor for most of his life. Since graduating from St. Clair College, he's worked in print, TV and radio. Email him at jason.viau@cbc.ca

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'It seems to be she was silenced,' mom says as Ontario inquest examines death of Indigenous inmate

Sitting through an inquest into her daughter's death, Selina McIntyre tells CBC News the hardest part is "knowing my daughter wanted me and I wasn't there." McIntyre, of Hay River, N.W.T., is a witness before a coroner's jury examining the 2017 death of Delilah Blair, an inmate at the Windsor, Ont., jail.

Jail guards unaware of 'critical' docs on monitoring inmate mental health issues, Delilah Blair inquest told

The inquest into the death of Indigenous woman Delilah Blair in Windsor, Ont., hears from an expert on jail conditions who said care plans are critical, especially for inmates in the mental-health unit. Two jail officers have said they were unaware of a document on how to monitor inmates for depression and anxiety.

Mom had no idea Indigenous daughter was in jail until staff told her she was dead, Ontario inquest told

Selina McIntyre of Hay River, N.W.T. says she only learned her daughter was in a Windsor, Ont., jail when staff called to let her know she had died. McIntyre testified at the inquest into the death of Delilah Blair, an Indigenous woman found in her cell without vital signs in 2017.

Guard banged on door before he found Delilah Blair unresponsive in her cell, inquest hears

Men's and women's mental health units are also staffed differently, correctional officer says.

Vaccine mandate for Windsor, Ont., police 'may never be rescinded,' says mayor

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to vanish across Canada, the Windsor Police Service is maintaining its vaccine mandate for employees with no end in sight. It's one of only two police services in Ontario that still have vaccine mandates, the police association says.

Windsor, Ont., police staff question leadership's concern for their welfare: internal survey

Two-thirds of Windsor, Ont., police employees in an internal survey say senior leadership isn't interested in workers' welfare, according to the findings obtained by CBC News through a freedom of information request.

Farm workers in cannabis grow-op raids often oblivious to criminal nature, OPP say

Illegal marijuana grow operations most often crop up on the Ontario Provincial Police's radar in Essex County, where farm workers are "almost every time" unaware of the criminals behind the cannabis, police told CBC News. A union rep says migrant workers are 'easy targets' for such 'unscrupulous employers and criminals.'

Lack of open dialogue about abortion perpetuates stigma and barriers, Ontario researcher says

Abortion is legal in Canada, but that doesn't mean the procedure is always readily accessible, and the lack of open dialogue allows "that stigma and that silence ... stereotypes and taboos to continue," says a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph in Ontario.

Ontario draft document proposes school staff help students with tube feeding, injection of meds

Ontario is considering a new policy that could see school staff perform some health services for students, according to a provincial government draft obtained by CBC News. The possibility has raised concerns, including from a staffing and liability standpoint.

Composting conflict: How region plans to roll out complex, costly organic waste program by Ont. deadline

There appears to be an organic waste stalemate in Windsor-Essex, with many communities agreeing to a regional approach to the planned program, while two smaller municipalities say the cost is deterring them from opting in.