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

Too early to tell how COVID-19 will affect overall Gordie Howe bridge project

While COVID-19 is having a minimal impact on construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project between Windsor and Delray, MI, officials aren't sure how the pandemic will affect the remaining four years before it's scheduled to open in 2024.
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Hugs, art and deep breaths help get 11-year-old through stress of COVID-19

For 11-year-old Liliana Mottillo, balancing math homework and maintaining her mental health has become stressful during the COVID-19 pandemic that's kept her family in a "little bubble."

OPP officer punished after delays allow driver to evade prosecution in fatal Kingsville crash

An Essex County OPP officer has been slapped with a cut in pay because of "inexplicable" investigative delays into a fatal collision, allowing the at-fault driver to "evade criminal prosecution."
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Virtual cross-Canada dart league hits bullseye amid isolating pandemic

Carving out a section of low-hanging basement ceiling was a small price to pay to give Travis Bondy the space he needed to play in the Isolation Dart League.

Few hospital staff test positive with COVID-19 in Windsor, Leamington, Sarnia

There are fewer than 30 hospital staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton, and officials say most cases can be linked to community spread.

Recovered COVID-19 patients in field hospital to be moved to Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

People in Windsor-Essex who have recovered from COVID-19 inside the field hospital and still require care could be moved to Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH) as early as next week.
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New moms, experts worry about postpartum depression during COVID-19 as services cut back

Sleepless nights, countless dirty diapers and "hormonal fluctuations" were all on Karen Sleiman's list of expectations as a new mom. But she didn't plan for the lack of postpartum support due the COVID-19 pandemic.

Midwives inundated with home birth requests amid COVID-19 pandemic

In Windsor, Ont., many pregnant women who reach out are being turned away by local midwives because they can’t accommodate everyone. These women are primarily coming from obstetricians who previously planned a hospital birth.

Windsor firefighter with COVID-19 asymptomatic while at work, station deep cleaned

Two firefighter who contracted the virus worked at Windsor Fire Station 5 on Northwood Street. It's unclear where the other Windsor firefighter worked when it became known they had COVID-19.

Families, children with autism 'struggling' with isolation amid COVID-19 outbreak with fewer supports, service

In addition to all the worry and uncertainty in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanessa Coens is concerned about her two boys with autism regressing during this period of self-isolation.

COVID-19 fears keep most Windsor cabs off the road, remaining drivers install barriers

More than half of the Vets Cab drivers in Windsor are choosing to stay home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and those still on the road are doing a number of things to help keep themselves and their passengers safe.

At least 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Sarnia seniors' home

Landmark Village seniors' home in Sarnia, Ont. is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak with six confirmed cases, including three deaths.

'Sober bar' closes permanently after giving 'a lot of hope' to those in recovery

A safe, sober space in Windsor for those battling addiction has closed for good over financial pressures to keep the coffee shop afloat. The Spiritual Soldiers Coffee Compound first opened as a safe haven for anyone seeking help with drugs and alcohol or those trying to stay clean after rehab.

No 14-day isolation for some healthcare workers returning to Canada

Healthcare staff who recently returned from a trip outside of the country, but are deemed “critical” to helping patients, are allowed to work without the recommended isolation period of 14 days.

Spending millions to bring Windsor's oldest public schools back to life

After being forced to leave heritage schools relatively untouched for many years, the local public school board is now using a specific pool of money to upgrade its historic schools.

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