Jennifer La Grassa

Reporter/Editor

Jennifer La Grassa is a reporter/editor for CBC Windsor. Email: jennifer.lagrassa@cbc.ca

Latest from Jennifer La Grassa

These high school students aren't eligible to vote. Here are the issues they wish they had a say in

Despite being ineligible to cast a ballot in the upcoming Ontario provincial election, some high school students in Windsor-Essex are still raising their voices about the issues they care about. 

Detroiter hikes Bruce Trail to remove barriers, learn of its Underground Railroad history

Detroiter student Zwena Gray is walking the 900 kilometre long Bruce Trail to highlight some of its historical roots in the Underground Railroad.

New program aims to jump start business ventures for Mexican women in Windsor-Essex

This week, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (SBEC) — a division of Invest Windsor-Essex — partnered with the Mexican Consulate in Leamington to expand the program and add more resources and workshops. 

Windsor-Essex group working to give Ukrainian newcomers 'hope for the future'

A group of more than a dozen parishioners are coming together to build a central resource for Ukrainians fleeing their home country and resettling in Windsor-Essex.

'One bad year in order to have many good years:' New mom shares breast cancer journey online

After years of fundraising for cancer services and supplies in Windsor-Essex, Brooke Spitse is now the one in need of these resources.

Transit Windsor's Tunnel Bus return unknown despite dropped border test

Despite the dropped COVID-19 testing requirement for fully vaccinated travellers at the border, Transit Windsor's cross-border bus service still doesn't have a return date — leaving some with limited options.

'These are my legs:' Windsor resident, housing corporation at odds over mobility scooter storage

A Windsor, Ont., resident has been in a years-long battle over parking her mobility scooters in the hallway of her building — something the building's owners don't want allowed, saying it's contrary to the fire code. 

Sign of help on Windsor's Riverfront hopes to steer people away from crisis

It might not look like much, but local mental health experts hope a pink sign along Windsor's Riverfront will help people in a time of distress.

Electric vehicle battery plant set for Windsor, Ont., signals Canada is a 'player' in auto industry's future

A planned $4.9-billion electric vehicle battery plant in Windsor, Ont., that is anticipated will help the city reclaim its position as Canada's automotive capital, promises to be a significant economic generator and create thousands of new jobs.

Women's shelter, social worker speak out on domestic violence following LaSalle, Ont., homicide

Following a homicide in LaSalle that police suggest may be the result of intimate partner violence, service providers who help women in abusive relationships are speaking out to empower them and prevent future incidents. 

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