Jonathan Pinto

Jonathan Pinto is a reporter/editor at CBC Windsor, primarily assigned to Afternoon Drive, CBC Radio's regional afternoon show for southwestern Ontario. Email

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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.

Spirits industry warns of job losses, tax shortfalls if denied access to retail shelves

Ontario's distilleries say jobs and government revenue will be at risk if spirits aren't given the same access to corner and grocery stores as beer and wine.

Freida Parker Steele, 'a pillar of our black community,' dies at 90

Historian Irene Moore Davis described Steele as "being at the centre of a trailblazing family."

Holiday Beach to reopen Saturday, Festival of Hawks a go

The conservation area was closed last weekend after a major storm damaged 250 trees.

New citizens' group enters mega-hospital site debate

A new citizens' group called "42 Forward — Our New Hospital" is in favour of the County Road 42 location for the mega-hospital set to replace Windsor's current acute care sites.

Chatham ServiceOntario location not closing Aug. 26 after all

MPP Rick Nicholls says he convinced the private operator of the Chatham ServiceOntario location to stay open until the end of September. Earlier this week, the government announced the office was closing on August 26.

Mastronardi Produce wants to start growing tomatoes and more in the Middle East

A Kingsville greenhouse company is expanding its reach all the way to the Middle East.

Roadside saliva drug test results in licence suspension for trucker

A trucker had his licence suspended after failing a roadside saliva drug test in Essex County. It's being called a first for the OPP province-wide.

'It looks like something went through with a shredder': Hail destroys Ruthven-area crops

An already tough season has gotten worse for some farmers in Essex County.

Sarnia gets 'mobile crisis intervention teams' for mental health calls

Police in the Sarnia area will now be joined by a nurse when answering mental health calls.

Have you seen this buoy? Windsor scientist hoping to recover data, scientific equipment

Professor Jill Crossman is missing a high-tech scientific research buoy used for researching Lake Erie algal blooms.

International research flotilla chase giant Lake Erie algal bloom

Scientists from across the U.S. and Canada were on Lake Erie today, sampling a gigantic algal bloom that's making its way to Colchester, Ont.

Is this sign a preview of the tone of Canada's upcoming federal election campaign?

A crude political sign posted near Wardsville has some people wondering about the state of our political discourse.

Yes, Windsor's property tax rate is high — but that doesn't mean we pay more

A new ranking says Windsor has one of the highest property tax rates in the province. It sounds bad, but those numbers alone don't tell the whole picture.