Sanjay Maru

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

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Windsor's Randi Field signs multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA

Just one year after competing in her first professional fight, Randi Field of Windsor, Ont. has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA.

Student ridership on school buses sees significant decline, as drivers quit over COVID-19 concerns

According to BusKids which oversees the region's student transportation services, a little more than 31,000 students boarded the school bus last year. This year, that number has declined by about 10,000.

From singing to signing: Students use ASL for their daily rendition of 'O Canada'

Many students across the country are used to starting their day with a daily tradition — standing up and singing "O Canada" while the anthem plays over the school's loudspeaker. But with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing some schools across the country to prohibit singing altogether, an Ontario teacher had to get creative.

Arts-centric Walkerville Collegiate hoping to resume plays as outdoor live performances

Walkerville Collegiate Institute has long been known for its unique focus on the arts, but the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing teachers to find a new way to bring the school's plays to audiences across Windsor-Essex.

Carry multiple masks, keep backpacks outside: Doctors answer your back-to-school questions

With the first day of school fast approaching, we're sure parents have a number of questions about what going back-to-school will look like for their children. That's why the CBC's Sanjay Maru posed some of them to two health experts to get their thoughts on the upcoming school year.

Here's what your kid's music class may look like this September in Windsor-Essex

CBC Windsor got a sneak peek inside one teacher's music classroom as he prepares to welcome students back to Sandwich Secondary School in LaSalle.

Deaf, hard-of-hearing community nervous about returning to school as students mask up

With so many masks in the classroom this fall, parents of children with hearing issues have been left to wonder how difficult it will be for them to understand their teachers and peers. Ontario's back-to-school plan will see masks required for students between grades four through 12.

T.J. Laramie earns coveted UFC contract on late mother's birthday

On the birthday of his late mother, T.J. Laramie of Windsor, Ont. accomplished his lifelong dream of making it to the UFC. The 22-year-old's performance on the Aug. 11 edition of Dana White's Contender Series drew high praise from the UFC president, after Laramie earned a first-round TKO victory.

Ontario premier considers mandatory testing for migrant workers, wants to consult constitutional lawyer

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his team has been asked to consult a constitutional lawyer to find out if the province can mandate COVID-19 testing for migrant farm workers.

Walking study analyzes how people's fitness habits have changed throughout pandemic

From simply going out for more walks to using sand-filled bleach bottles as dumbbells, a study facilitated by a University of Windsor researcher shows people are finding more ways to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students share their experiences of anti-Black racism in Windsor's schools

Following the public school board's announcement that it would be developing a policy aimed at tackling racism, CBC News heard from a number of Black parents who said their children had been targeted in Windsor's schools because of their skin colour. Now, they're sharing their stories.

Eliminate civil juries to ease court delays caused by COVID-19, says personal injury lawyer

Many civil jury trials are at serious risk of being postponed because of pandemic-related court closures — and the only way to prevent further delays is to eliminate juries altogether, according to Windsor-based personal injury lawyer Greg Monforton.

Teens spring into action while fishing to assist OPP, coast guard with boat rescue

Emergency services in Chatham-Kent were called to a water rescue Monday after receiving reports of a 'flipped canoe with two victims' in Rondeau Bay." Twenty minutes later, the victims were retrieved after rescuers received help from an unlikely source — three teens who happened to be fishing nearby.

Some of Windsor's streets are named after slave owners. Let's talk about them, says Black historian

Some of Windsor's streets are named after former slave owners — and according to one Black historian, the community needs to start a conversation about possibly changing those street names.

City officials calling for airlines to resume flights at YQG airport sooner than scheduled

The Windsor International Airport has a number of upsides that would make it appealing for airline companies to resume flights at YQG sooner rather than later, officials said Tuesday.