Kashmala Fida

Kashmala Fida is a reporter and associate producer with CBC Edmonton.

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Edmonton Sikh community provides free groceries to those in need during the pandemic

Sikhs For Humanity has been operating for seven years and plans on opening their own kitchen in downtown Edmonton

Canada Post honours Black community of Amber Valley, Alta., with new stamp

For Black History Month, Canada Post is honouring the forgotten community of Amber Valley with a postage stamp, in hopes of educating Canadians.

How TikTok 'skinfluencers' are boosting the bottom line of the beauty business

The unique algorithm of TikTok brings skincare advice and product recommendations to a huge audience -- and for some businesses, the attention has them feeling in the pink.

Jobber's success helping pave way for continued tech growth in Edmonton

Edmonton tech company Jobber has raised $60 million US in growth financing to help fund research and future growth. It plans to hire 200 more people, says co-founder Sam Pillar.

Edmonton ice cream shop learns sign language to be more inclusive to deaf customers

To make their deaf and hard of hearing customers feel more welcome, Kind Ice Cream, on 76th Avenue, signed up its employees for basic American Sign Language lessons. 

Edmonton ice rinks face challenges to stay open during pandemic

According to the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, 60 to 70 of about 120 community-league rinks are open this year.

Brisk business: City of Edmonton considers extending temporary patio season

Traditional patio weather is coming to an end, but as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Edmonton bar and restaurant owners are hoping to serve customers outdoors all winter. 

Edmonton model compiles list of photographers who can shoot diverse skin tones and bodies

Edmonton model Suvi Sharma put a call out on her Instagram account for photographers who know how to shoot and edit diverse skin tones and bodies. She has since compiled a list of 26 photographers.

Masks a cause of concern for parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing students

With masks mandatory at schools, many parents are worried for their hard-of-hearing children’s ability to learn in class.

Muslim matchmaking apps see spike in downloads during pandemic

Muslim matchmaking apps like Muzmatch and Minder have been growing in popularity for the past several years. But the pandemic saw an even bigger spike in downloads and usage.

Edmonton Muslims face financial woes due to Hajj pilgrimage entry restrictions

With Hajj cancelled for Muslims outside of Saudi Arabia, many are devastated not only at not being able to fulfill a religious duty but the cancellation also comes with financial woes.
Analysis

Black with a capital 'B': Why it took news outlets so long to make a change that matters to so many

A number of news organizations in Canada and the U.S. recently announced the same change in their language guidelines: to capitalize the word "Black" when referring to Black people and culture. Kashmala Fida looks at the long history of the calls for change, and why they are being answered now.

Police cracking down on controversial car meets at south Edmonton parking lot

Edmonton police are no longer allowing car enthusiasts to gather in the United Sport and Cycle parking lot off Gateway Boulevard.

First Nations appeal Alberta Energy Regulator decision to suspend monitoring requirements

The Athabasca Chipewyan, Fort McKay and Mikisew Cree First Nations say they were not consulted before the Alberta Energy Regulator issued the decision, which they say has a clear impact on the regulator’s ability to identify and mitigate impacts on their traditional territory. 

Royal Alberta Museum opens to public — with some changes

As with most public places in Edmonton, the Royal Alberta Museum had also shut its doors to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But on Saturdays, Albertans were able to visit the museum as it reopened.

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