Lauren Toffan


Lauren Toffan is a Digital Reporter with CBC Windsor. Prior to joining Windsor, she worked as an Associate Producer with CBC P.E.I. and a Chase Producer with CBC Toronto. Her background is in health and the arts but her passions are journalism and Archie Comics trivia.

Latest from Lauren Toffan


School supplies putting a dent in Windsor-Essex parents' wallets

A recent backpack drive has indicated that more Windsor-Essex parents are struggling to provide the basic back-to-school supplies for their kids as COVID-19 and rising prices have left many parents with less money to spend.

New nurse shines light on trickle-down effect of burnout

A new nurse who recently graduated from St. Clair College's nursing program opens up about burnout faced by those in the profession, and what it was like entering the job during a pandemic.

Windsor law prof, politics podcaster want more clarity on Bill C-10 — including CRTC's role

Some legal and political experts in Windsor, Ont., are thankful Bill C-10 — an amendment to the Broadcasting Act — hasn't passed in the Senate. They say it needs more assessment and clarity on key issues such as the role of the CRTC, and how fees that are collected would be distributed.

'Real progress' means helping small businesses access funding, says Ontario Chamber of Commerce

A newly released Ontario Chamber of Commerce report indicates small business owners need help accessing grants, and includes recommendations on how the government can help improve entrepreneurs' access to funding.

Gypsy moth caterpillars 'virtually everywhere' in SW Ontario, expert says

The City of Sarnia completed its second annual gypsy moth spray on Friday, due to another severe outbreak of the gypsy moth caterpillars — but the infestation has spread to regions across Southern Ontario. 

Confederation Players expanding to include more diverse stories in performances

With cancelled performances this year because of COVID-19 the Confederation Players have turned to researching and working with diverse communities on the Island in the hopes of expanding stories for future shows.  

COVID-19 moves military training exercises to P.E.I.

Military officers are completing their last training exercise on P.E.I. this week instead of New Brunswick because of COVID-19.

Charlottetown churches deliver praise, disappointment over increased gathering limit

Grace Baptist Church and St. Dunstan's Basilica Parish differ on how beneficial the increased gathering limit truly is.

Tyne Valley rallying for Hockeyville votes amid pandemic restrictions

Tyne Valley's Kraft Hockeyville bid comes down to 33 hours of voting, and community members are rallying people to vote online. Voting opens Friday for the competition that awards $250,000 and the right to host an NHL preseason game to the community that gets the most votes.

Dry P.E.I. fields may cause livestock feed shortages for Island farmers

Many Island farmers have spent the past several days wishing for rain, including those who say they're struggling to grow the necessary crops to feed their livestock.