Oliver Thompson

Oliver Thompson is a writer, producer and musician. Originally from the UK, where he worked for the BBC, Oliver moved to Canada in 2018.

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International students in Windsor are creating an app using AI to detect skin cancer

Some of the research being conducted at the University of Windsor in southwestern Ontario is set to have groundbreaking effects on Canada — and the rest of the world.
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Haitians are suffering — even those far away from the violence, local charity says

'Javelin' is a Lakeshore-based organization that runs schools and clinics in Haiti. But, since the most recent conflict in Port-au-Prince, the charity is feeling the effects of the trouble even though the work it does is in a different corner of the country.

Why Windsor-Essex is one of the last regions in Canada where you can see baby sturgeon

Sturgeon are the largest fish in the Great Lakes and "the closest anybody comes to seeing a dinosaur alive today." But their population in the Detroit River has been dwindling.
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Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens on when he cold-called Brian Mulroney

Windsors mayor reflected on how Brian Mulroney influenced his political outlook.

Auto thefts are up in Windsor. Police have new resources to deal with it

The Windsor Police Auto Theft Unit say it will establish new partnerships and public awareness initiatives to protect the community and prevent car theft.
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How Ron Sexsmith ended up singing with Leonard Cohen in an Indigo basement

Ron Sexsmith speaks about turning 60, playing Massey Hall over the years and some of the music icons he has worked with over his storied career.

Sourdough starter group overwhelmed with thousands of orders after viral TikTok

Mary Buckingham likes to keep up with a pioneer tradition from the 1800s. She mails people sourdough starters upon request. Bu, a viral TikTok video now has her overloaded with requests.

Why Merriam-Webster says it's OK to end a sentence in a preposition

In a post on Instagram last week, Merriam-Webster has found itself dividing commenters by asserting that it is permissible for a sentence to end in a preposition. Peter Sokolowski from Merriam-Webster weighs in to the debate.

Distracted driving study could have positive effects, researcher and Windsor police say

The University of Windsor and the Windsor Police Service have teamed up to conduct a study into distracted driving in the southwestern Ontario city. UWindsor’s Faculty of Human Kinetics has secured a grant of nearly $25,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to work on the study.

Calls for affordable housing at former Harrow District High School going to Essex council

On Tuesday Essex town council will consider whether to put out a request for proposal to gauge interest in the development of the disused Harrow District High School site. The building, which has been closed since 2016, might be used to create more affordable housing in the area.

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