Sanjay Maru

Sanjay Maru is a reporter at CBC Windsor. Email him at

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Higher Education: Cannabis awareness program for youth launches in Windsor-Essex

School board representatives worked with other WECOSS partners, including the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and the region's school boards to take the feedback they heard from students and develop a social media and school-based program related to the potential harms of cannabis.

Windsor library board wants to raise funds for Central branch permanent site — years before site is announced

The Windsor Public Library board is calling for a $2.2M fundraising campaign for the permanent site of its Central branch — even though it's not expected to be decided for another five to seven years, according to past comments from the board's chair.

Comber, Ont. family hosts late trick-or-treat for dad after Halloween-loving mom's death

When 71-year-old Beverley Trealout passed away just two days before Halloween following a lengthy battle with cancer, her nine children decided to continue her tradition of decorating the house for Halloween anyway — 10 days after Oct. 31 — with the goal of putting a smile on the face of their 78-year-old father.

5 inmates in Windsor-area jail have overdosed in just 16 days, says union

Family and friends of 31-year-old Joe Gratton, who fatally overdosed on Oct. 30, rallied Sunday outside Maidstone's South West Detention Centre. The union representing jail staff says Gratton is one of five inmates who have overdosed in the detention centre in the past 16 days.

Downtown Mission helping Windsor's homeless express the right to vote

Most Canadians received their voting cards in the mail, containing information about how to vote, the polling station they need to go to on election day and the proper identification required — but if you don't have an ID or a fixed address attached to your name, that presents some challenges.

Candidates apologize to Jewish advocacy group for ads in publication it calls 'anti-Semitic'

Candidates in Windsor West are apologizing for running full-page advertisements in a newspaper which one Jewish advocacy group has accused of making anti-Semitic comments.

Ontario government 'playing with fire' by revisiting pit bull ban, says family of dog attack victim

Two women in southwestern Ontario whose lives have been deeply affected by pit bull attacks say the provincial government should not allow people to own pets from the controversial breed. One Windsor city councillor agrees, but an expert in pet behaviour says certain breeds aren't the problem; instead, it's a lack of proper training.

Flu vaccine coming to Windsor-Essex later than expected, says pharmacist

Peter Dunn has stage 3 lymphoma and says he purchased the flu vaccine from the U.S. because it's not expected to come to Windsor and Essex County until mid-November.

Police investigate after girls allegedly met with racial slurs at Tecumseh park

Tecumseh OPP say the incident is being investigated, but have not confirmed if charges have been laid.

Will Holiday Beach be ready for Festival of Hawks? Too early to tell, says ERCA

Cleanup crews are hard at work trying to get the Holiday Beach Conservation Area ready for the second weekend of this year's Festival of Hawks. The first weekend was cancelled after a severe storm tore through Amherstburg, damaging homes and ripping trees from the ground.

3 vehicles attempted to enter Windsor with undeclared guns in 2-month period, says CBSA

Between January and August, three vehicles from the U.S. attempted to cross into Windsor with a number of undeclared guns, the Canadian Border Services Agency said.

Why this year's Thamesville corn maze has visitors going 'Back To The Future'

This time of year, people from all over southwestern Ontario are drawn to Chatham-Kent to get lost — temporarily — in a corn maze. Ingrid Dieleman and her family have been running the maze since 2001.

'No room here for hate': Tecumseh, Windsor call out graffiti incidents

Police in Windsor and Tecumseh have been responding to a number of incidents which have been classified as hate crimes. Officials in both municipalities say a popular trail and park were defaced with hateful graffiti just this week.

46-year-old Windsor man dead following Walker Road collision

One man is dead following a two-vehicle collision on Walker Road near Seneca Street early Saturday morning.

Pigeon rolling contest at Essex, Ont. fair 'cruel' and 'disrespectful,' says visitor

Organizers of the Harrow Fair are being criticised after a video of its pigeon rolling contest was shared by more than 200 people on Facebook. The woman who uploaded the video says the birds are not meant to be rolled into a ball and thrown by children, but the fair's secretary says tumbling is part of the pigeons' natural movement.