Jessica Singer

Jessica Singer was a 2021 Joan Donaldson Scholar and graduate of Western's Master of Media in Journalism and Communication program. You can reach her at

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Why some Asian-Canadians in N.L. want more people to learn about their heritage and culture

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the achievements of Asian-Canadians and to acknowledge the many contributions they have made to the country. For some Asian immigrants living in Newfoundland, learning more about their heritage and culture can help them feel supported in a new province.

South Carolina couple marries at Gander airport after falling in love with Come From Away

Bronwyn Frank and Jason Harrell's first formal date was at a performance of the hit musical in 2019 — and earlier this month they got married in the international lounge at Gander International Airport, and were screeched-in by three people who inspired characters in the show.

Wes Hall of CBC's Dragons' Den releasing memoir, No Bootstraps When You're Barefoot, in fall 2022

The book by the newest Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den will document how Hall defied stereotypes to become one of Canada's most influential business people.

Aspiring Canadian writers can now apply for the Writers' Trust mentorship program

The selected candidates will get mentor support, guidance and personalized instruction by Canadian authors Kaie Kellough, Monia Mazigh and Harley Rustad.

Books by Canadians Jon Klassen and Julie Flett among New York Times' best children's books of 2021

Jon Klassen’s The Rock from the Sky and Julie Flett’s We All Play are two Canadian titles that made the New York Times list for the best children's books of 2021.

Sidura Ludwig, Gordon Korman among winners for $10K Vine Awards

The awards honour the best Canadian writers who deal with Jewish subjects fiction, history, non-fiction, young adult and children’s literature and poetry.

Lisa Moore's new novel, This is How We Love, to be published in May 2022

The St. John's author's latest book looks at love, pain and family dynamics.

Diversity in holiday movies improves, but gaps still need to be filled

TV networks like Hallmark and Lifetime are releasing more inclusive holiday films, including titles with gay couples and people of colour in prominent roles. But does on-screen diversity go far enough in challenging what has often been called a 'whitewashed' movie genre?

From 19 to 30: A look back at Adele's career so far

After a six-year hiatus, Adele releases her highly anticipated fourth studio album, 30, on Friday. CBC News looks back on the British singer-songwriter's career. 

Early in the pandemic, front-line workers were hailed as heroes. Do they still feel that way?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, front-line and essential workers have provided help where it is needed most. But do they still feel like pandemic heroes? CBC News spoke with six essential workers about how they keep going in their jobs more than a year and a half into the pandemic.