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WINDSOR STAR: Cities & Climate Action co-lead Smit on drive-thrus in climate emergency
A climate emergency — and a drive-thru for 27 cars: Windsor Star reports on municipal control over the establishment of drive-thrus in the wake of...
The Windsor Police Service employs 456 officers in Windsor and 30 in Amherstburg. (Chris Ensing/CBC)
CBC WINDSOR: Anneke Smit on residency requirements for municipal police officers
A CBC analysis of data received from the Windsor Police Service (WPS) shows a majority of officers do not live in the two municipalities they...
In this photo taken Tuesday, May 7, 2019, is a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life. ( (Eric Risberg/The Associated Press)
CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on new surveillance cameras for downtown core
CBC Windsor reports on Windsor city council’s approval of 20 new surveillance cameras for the downtown core at Monday night’s meeting. University of Windsor law...
Sgt. Steve Betteridge say that Windsor police's drone program is still in its early stages. (Katerina Georgieva/CBC)
CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen interviewed on police drone program
Windsor police say the force’s drone program, whose existence was previously confirmed by documents obtained by CBC News, is still in its early stages. According...
The SoCA Armouries will host a public workshop Saturday on creating short, community-focused films that can be shared easily through social media.
UWINDSOR DAILY NEWS: Windsor Law co-hosts filmmaking workshop for local community builders
On Saturday, June 15, 2019 Windsor Law and partners including the School of Creative Arts (SoCA) hosted a public workshop on creating short, community-focused films...
Drones come in a variety of sizes, with different licences available for their operation. (Anthony Germain/CBC News)
CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on Windsor police plan to launch drone unit
Windsor police are planning to launch an unmanned aerial system (UAS) unit this fall, CBC News has learned. According to documents obtained through a municipal...
The impact on the people encountering drones more often is what Canada has to think about says University of Windsor professor Kristen Thomasen. (Chris Francescani/Reuters)
CBC WINDSOR: Kristen Thomasen on ‘Social impact’ of drones
New regulations for drones came into effect in Canada June 1 — and while drone users have had a mixed reaction to the rules, one...
City councillor Matthew Green, in Hamilton on Thursday, is an anti-carding advocate. Final arguments in his case were presented Thursday, but a decision has been reserved until a future date.
GLOBE AND MAIL: David Tanovich cited on police carding case
On a windy April morning last year, Hamilton City Councillor Matthew Green was checking e-mails as he waited for a bus in the city’s downtown...
Screen shot from movie Minority Report
CNN BUSINESS: Kristen Thomasen on ‘Minority Report’ 15 years later
The future is arriving even faster than the predictions depicted in “Minority Report,” a film long hailed for being prescient. Steven Spielberg’s dystopian film was...
Photo of Ambassador Bridge from SunMediaArchive
FINANCIAL POST: Anneke Smit on Supreme Court fight over Bridge-owned abandoned homes
A Supreme Court hearing about who’s responsible for a street full of abandoned houses near Canada’s busiest border crossing has wide-ranging implications for transportation, trade...
CBC WINDSOR: Chris Waters interviewed on Windsor bike share potential
“If cycling’s sustainable as a method of active transportation anywhere in Canada, it is here because it’s relatively flat [and] because we have a relatively...