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

Latest from Jason Viau


3 Windsor police units to be equipped with naloxone within a year, chief promises

Windsor police chief Pam Mizuno will make naloxone available to officers within three units and she promises to get it done in less than 12 months.

Windsor cops 'cover up' case of domestic violence, victim still dealing with fallout

The decisions by Windsor police officers to "essentially cover up the violence" in a domestic dispute investigation back in 2016 has been "absolutely hell" for John Levergood, even to this day.

Windsor police first to respond to at least 14 overdose calls without life-saving drug that could prevent them

On at least 14 occasions, Windsor police officers arrived first to the scene of a drug overdose without naloxone in-hand because they aren't permitted to carry the life-saving drug.

Why underlying health conditions make Windsor uniquely vulnerable to COVID

Ahead of an "inevitable" second wave of COVID-19, officials at the local health unit say they're even more worried now about the high rates of underlying medical conditions in Windsor-Essex than they were during the initial surge of the virus in March.

Ousted Caldwell First Nation chief denies allegations after sudden removal by council

A confidential memo sent to the Caldwell First Nation membership and obtained by CBC News outlines the "highly improper" conduct it says led to the removal of Mary Duckworth as chief.

Caldwell First Nation council removes chief effective immediately

Mary Duckworth has been removed as Chief of Caldwell First Nation effective immediately, CBC News has learned. A private memo obtained by CBC said council removed Duckworth as chief over allegations of violations and breaches of policy.

Ward 7 candidate urged to drop out of byelection over 'transphobic' comments

Trans advocate Jayce Carver said she believes Igor Dzaic should drop out of the Ward 7 byelection after his "transphobic" tweet came to light.

Privacy, community trust, equity a concern after Windsor police access COVID-19 database

The Windsor Police Service's decision to access the provincial COVID-19 database has experts concerned the information could be used to unfairly target marginalized and racialized communities, causing mistrust with locals and raising serious concerns around personal privacy.

Refugee-immigrant duo offer translation services to ease newcomer transition

Vasilis Panousis and Mahmoud Hatoum heard local non-profits were struggling to provide language services to newcomers in the City of Windsor. They knew a translation and interpretation business would be a success, and weren't going to let a pandemic get in their way.

Choking quadriplegic man saved by visiting Windsor nurse during emotional 'scary moment'

Unable to breathe while choking on a lunchtime wrap, Mike Russell remembers the scary feeling as he sat strapped into his wheelchair waiting for help.