Sameer Chhabra

Web Writer

Sameer Chhabra is a web writer with CBC Windsor. He's previously worked with CBC's Spark, Day 6 and Cross Country Checkup radio shows, as well as with CBC Toronto local radio.

Latest from Sameer Chhabra

COVID-19 is here to stay. Here's how to live with it

While Ontario and much of the rest of the country sees fewer daily COVID-19 cases than during the peak of the pandemic — and as more and more aspects of daily life begin to slowly resemble pre-COVID-19 norms — the world still isn't quite back to business as usual.

These businesses have chosen to 'bite the bullet' and stay closed during Stage 3

It's been slightly more than a month since the provincial government gave permission for businesses in Ottawa and the surrounding region to gradually take steps to welcome back customers. But not all business owners are taking advantage.

Should we be testing for COVID-19 after death? An Ontario man thinks so

An Ontario man is expressing concern about COVID-19 testing after a Windsor hospital denied a swab test request following the death of his grandmother.

Germs are their job: How cleaners have changed things up after COVID-19

Adam and Shawna Morrison are the president and vice president, respectively, of Queen of Clean Windsor. The company provides both commercial and residential cleaning services across Windsor and Essex County. Though the Ontario government has slowly eased restrictions on businesses, the Morrisons say they plan on slowly returning to work, in order to protect clients and employees.
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Windsor Mosque broadcasts call to prayer over loudspeaker for first time, due to COVID-19 pandemic

For the first time in its history, the Windsor Islamic Association will broadcast the Adhan, or Muslim call to prayer, at sunset over a loudspeaker on the roof of the Windsor Mosque. 

This Windsor man took a rental discrimination case to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and won

When Chayron Rennie was looking for an apartment in the fall of 2017, he felt something fishy was going on with a potential landlord. Rather than ignoring his gut, he wanted to make sure to do his due diligence — eventually taking the case to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO).

A Windsor Italian restaurant has delivered more than 800 free meals to health-care workers

As health-care workers continue to combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic both in Canada and around the world, people have been finding ways to show their appreciation for those on the front line. 

City of Windsor opposes proposed downtown cannabis retail store location

The City of Windsor publicly announced Friday its opposition to the 545 Ouellette Ave. location proposed by London entrepreneur Kirk Anastasiadis to establish the city's first cannabis retail store. 

LaSalle hunters learned about Ontario's Sunday hunting laws the hard way

Though LaSalle does have clear rules surrounding the discharge of firearms within town limits — excluding on Fighting Island and on the Detroit River, but only when hunters are shooting away from land towards water — it's actually Ontario regulations that prohibit carrying or discharging firearms on Sundays.

Chatham-Kent brewery releases beer in honour of local baseball legend Fergie Jenkins

Dubbed 'Fergie's Classic Pilsner,' Sons of Kent head brewer and co-founder Colin Chrysler said the lager-style beer has a refreshing, approachable taste that should offer drinkers a clean, crisp flavour.

Windsor Port Authority extends Detroit River 30-metre shoreline ban for 30 days

Windsor Port Authority harbourmaster Peter Berry said the ban was extended because high water levels in the region failed to recede between July and August.
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Animal sanctuary deploying drones to find Peche Island pig

Volunteers with an animal sanctuary near Comber, Ont. plan on scouring Peche Island in search of a pig that continues to elude capture.

Citizens Environment Alliance founder Ric Coronado dead at 78

The man once described by David Suzuki as a "silverback" among environmentalists, died in hospital Tuesday at the age of 78.

Pelee Island Winery faces online backlash, boycott over donation to Ontario PC party

Pelee Island Winery is the subject of controversy stemming from donations made to the Ontario PC party weeks before the vineyard was featured in an Ontario News Now promotional video.

Smart cards, mobile tickets and free rides for kids: Transit fare recommendations

The City of Windsor's Environment, Transportation and Public Safety standing committee received a report outlining transit fare recommendations last week, including mobile ticketing, maintaining student discounts and allowing children under 13 years of age to ride free with a parent. 

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