TJ Dhir


TJ is a journalist with CBC News in Windsor. You can reach him at

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Archives of North America's first Black female publisher, added to national register

North America’s first Black female newspaper publisher will be immortalized in international archives. The archival records of Mary Ann Shadd Cary have been added to the Canada Memory of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

Historical Boblo Island is getting a big makeover

Bois Blanc Island, more commonly referred to as Boblo Island, is undergoing a lot of change. The developer of the island, Amico Infrastructures, is planning on turning the island into a resort-style residential community.

Volunteers at Windsor charity give away free meals every 40 days

A group of Windsor residents have been giving back to the community regularly. For the past three years, volunteers with the Imam Hussain Foundation hand out meals every 40 days to commemorate the sacrifice of Husayn ibn Ali.

Windsor lawyer pushing to get insurance companies to boost caregiver pay

A Windsor lawyer representing them is calling on two auto insurance companies to end a practice that limits the pay for the personal support — now needed by both men to live their lives — to less than minimum wage. 

Opioid hospitalizations, deaths climb in Windsor-Essex — here are 2 stories of survival

Keira Stirling and Shane Van Der Gulik share their stories of opioid addiction and their struggles to recover at a Windsor, Ont., facility.

As a massive blackout hit North America 20 years ago, this Ontario couple was about to tie the knot

While many people in Ontario have differing memories of the big blackout 20 years ago, Rebecca Canzio had her own reason to go into "survivor mode." Canzio was just a couple of days from her wedding in Windsor when what's commonly referred to as the Northeast Blackout hit on Aug. 14, 2003.

Windsor actor appreciates community support during local pride parade

For Nicole Clark, seeing the swell of support from the local community during the 2023 edition of the Windsor-Essex Pride Parade was greatly appreciated. “Growing up queer, you find your community as you're growing up,” the actor with Korda Artistic Productions said.

Project to cut red tape for migrant worker employer to launch next month

The federal government is launching a three-year pilot project aimed at addressing labour shortages for employers who hire migrant workers. It also aims to make sure those workers are safe from abuse.

'Woke' and 'anti-woke' discussed during Windsor's Emancipation Jubilee

Leslie McCurdy, the chair of the Black Council of Windsor-Essex believes it is important to keep the conversation around the terms "woke" and "anti-woke" in the public discourse, saying it will get "brushed aside" if not.

Windsor's first African culture festival underway despite slow start

Windsor’s first-ever festival to celebrate the local African community got underway on Sunday with a combined run and walk along the riverfront. Although roughly 50 people registered to participate in the event, only 10 initially showed up. One of the festival’s organizers, however, expected this.