Aviva Jacob

Aviva Jacob holds a degree in journalism from the University of King's College. Avi, along with a small team, was the winner of the 2018 Emerge Media Award in audio storytelling. You can email Avi with story ideas at aviva.jacob@cbc.ca

Latest from Aviva Jacob

One bus you can't miss: North End Grocery Shuttle gets neighbourhood-themed makeover

A Winnipeg man has created a bus service for people in his community who need to buy groceries, but are stuck with few options to get to the store. The bus has now been upgraded with a local artist's work along the side.

'Sculptures are talking': Selkirk man builds snow sculpture in memory of Iran plane crash victims

Majid Kermani stopped performing his craft after suffering a back injury. But Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752, which was shot down by an Iranian missile amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, sparked an emotion and a moment Kermani had to capture.

'I feel more equal': How technology is making direct communication possible for deaf community

David Burke waited over 60 years to be able to communicate with the world. Technological innovations are helping deaf people like Burke better communicate with the hearing community.

Winnipeg musician pleading for the return of her stolen violin

Violinist with the Winnipeg Pops Orchestra says her violin was taken after her car was broken into over the weekend.

Elementary school students offer up playoff advice for Winnipeg Jets

Students at Winnipeg’s Ecole Luxton School have been thinking long and hard about what will get the Winnipeg Jets through the playoffs.

'No trips for me': Scheduling problems escalate for accessible transit service

Longtime users of Winnipeg’s Transit Plus (formerly Handi-Transit) say the service has been at its worst since new software was introduced earlier this year.

This woman struggled to find a job when she moved here 20 years ago — so she created a group to help others

NEEDS, or Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services Inc., has been helping to connect immigrants and refugees to local services in Winnipeg since 1999.

'It was just a disaster': Ill-timed snow clearing has parents fearing for kids' safety

Staff and parents at Laura Secord School in Wolseley are disappointed in the city’s snow clearing efforts this year.

Sitting volleyball helps active amputees get back in the game

Manitoba Adaptive Sport and Leisure held their first event last week at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre. In connection with Volleyball Manitoba and Limb Loss Manitoba, they organized a free information and try-it session for sitting volleyball.

Cooking class helps Afghan immigrants feel at home in Canada

A local cooking school is offering classes for Afghan women who want to learn about Canadian food, covering everything from how and where to buy ingredients, to safe food handling practices, to detailed recipes.