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

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.
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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.

'That's real hunger:' Seniors group inspired to feed their own

One of Winnipeg’s newest food banks is working to help feed some of the city’s oldest residents.

From the history books into the present day: school discussions on anti-Semitism shift

Jewish students in Winnipeg are finding ways to come to terms with anti-Semitism in their world.

Stealing to sell, not to eat: Pilfered meats, cheeses being resold, Winnipeg grocery store owners say

Munther Zeid, owner and manager of Winnipeg's Food Fare chain, says he thought he had shoplifting under control. But two years ago it started amping up again.

Winnipeg girl tops online fundraising for CIBC Run for the Cure

A Winnipeg girl is raising money for cancer research in honour of her mother. In May, the Shore family got some difficult news — breast cancer.

Refugee children build family for themselves at summer camp

A summer camp for refugee children and youth is giving newcomers a place in the community.

No dining room, no storefront, no problem: 'Ghost kitchens' making their way to Winnipeg

Winnipeg is about to get a new kind of restaurant — but don't plan on making a visit. Instead, they might be visiting you.

Why Winnipeg's Stella's food chain is taking a pass on Skip the Dishes

One of Winnipeg's most well-known local restaurant chains has severed its ties with Skip the Dishes, saying the benefits of using the online delivery company turned into drawbacks.

Fringe for all? Winnipeg theatre festival strives to be more accessible

A spokesperson for the annual Fringe theatre festival says organizers and staff want performers and audience members alike to be able to access as much of the content as possible.