Jennifer La Grassa


Jennifer La Grassa is a videojournalist at CBC Windsor. She is particularly interested in reporting on healthcare stories. Have a news tip? Email

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Family, friends devastated over death of 36-year-old Windsor woman

The mother of a Windsor woman who has died said in a Facebook post that she is "shattered" by the news. 

Windsor tenant says she's desperate for a solution after living with a raccoon for a month

Soon after Kasha Green and her three children moved in to their new home, she says they started hearing noises coming from the vents and the basement late at night. 

Growing vegetables keeps these gardeners connected to their roots

Windsorites share with CBC News the plants in their garden this year and why they're important.

Harrow mom says 'hopeless' school system failing to accommodate her son

Jessica McCoy says she's frustrated over how the public school board is handling her seven-year-old son's education and medical needs.

Windsor's only hospice for people experiencing homelessness says needs are high

In the six months since Windsor's only hospice for people experiencing homelessness opened, it's been consistently full. 

After ER visit, mom calls it 'alarming' that paramedics are held up for hours with patients

After arriving at the hospital with her two-year-old son via ambulance, Amherstburg, Ont., resident Brianna Barnes hunkered down for a long wait — but what she didn't expect was for multiple paramedics to be in queue alongside her. 

This British couple lives near Coronation and Buckingham in Windsor, Ont. Here's their take on the monarchy

Near the corner of Coronation Avenue and Buckingham Drive in east Windsor, Ont., Terence and Barbara Tompkins recognize how fitting it is that they live at a royal crossroads — of sorts.

Looking to get into a residential addictions program in Windsor? You'll be waiting for months

The premise of SafePoint, Windsor's first drug consumption and treatment site, is to provide a safe space for people to use substances and offer treatment supports if and when someone is ready. But the city's only residential addictions programs have months-long waitlists.

We asked 3 people in recovery from drugs what they think about SafePoint. Here's what they said

Three people recovering from substance use said Windsor's first ever drug consumption and treatment site, SafePoint, is good to have in the community, but they question whether it's convenient enough to be used. 

As needs increase, Windsor doctor pushes to bring more care to shelters

In Windsor-Essex, some people experiencing homelessness haven't seen a doctor for 15 years — but Dr. Jennifer Bondy hopes to change that. She's leading the charge on a shelter health initiative, which involves providing health care directly to people who use shelters in the city.