Ricardo Veneza

Born and raised in Leamington, Ricardo landed his first news job at AM800 in Windsor after attending the broadcast-journalism program at Fanshawe College in London. He spent time in newsrooms in Alberta and British Columbia before returning to Windsor-Essex and joining the BlackburnNews.com team. Email Ricardo Veneza More Articles

Striking library workers in Essex County attend the regular meeting of Essex County Council on October 19, 2016. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

County Library Talks Break Down

The strike for Essex County library workers continues after the latest round of talks broke down, but they still may be asked to vote on the offer rejected by the bargaining team.

CEO of the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation, Stephen MacKenzie, attends the regular meeting of council for the Town of Essex on November 21, 2016. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

New WEEDC Head Tries To Ease County Concerns

The new CEO of the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation is reaffirming the group’s commitment to a regional approach as he continues his first talks with local municipalities.

The Jackson Park Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial in Windsor seen on November 18, 2016. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

Jackson Park Spitfire, Hurricane Get New Signs

There is new signage at Jackson Park in Windsor that’s been installed at the foot of the WWII fighter plane monument to better explain the significance of the two planes to city and country.

Scott Powers (left), also known as Deaf Santa, and his mother Mary Powers (right) hold a Deaf Santa event at Cheese Wheelz pizzeria downtown Windsor on November 17, 2016. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

Deaf Santa Visits Windsor

Deaf Santa is looking to give children with hearing impairments a chance to chat with Santa Claus in they way most comfortable to them.

(File Photo courtesy of © Can Stock Photo Inc. / Klementiev)

New Record High Set In Windsor

The day time high record in Windsor has been “left in tatters” according to Environment Canada meteorologist Geoff Coulson.