Kim Kaschor is a journalist living in Winnipeg. With roots in rural Manitoba, she has a passion for hyperlocal community issues, grassroots development and social justice. You can connect with Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest from Kim Kaschor
8 months sober: What it took to come back from meth
Travis Veilleux was at the bottom of a meth addiction eight months ago. Today he is living one sober day a time with a focus on exercise, good people and full-time studies.
Disability advocates criticize lack of teeth in new Manitoba accessibility regulations
As of Nov. 1, Manitoba businesses must be accessible to people with disabilities. However, advocates say the law is nothing without a good plan for enforcement.
Blind man and his dog frequently left waiting at stops as Winnipeg Transit buses drive by
In 2010, Vic Pereira started submitting complaints and commendations about Winnipeg Transit. At that time, he was left behind at bus stops a couple of times a year. Now drivers are leaving him stranded at bus stops up to four times a month, he says.
How will Manitobans buy their pot? That depends on what you want in your weed
Once recreational cannabis use is legalized, where and how you'll buy it largely depends on what you want from your pot-consumption experience, according to people CBC News has spoken with who all hope to be part of Manitoba's marijuana market.
Family believes poor care, long wait at HSC contributed to death of 91-year-old grandmother
A Winnipeg woman says she believes the actions of some hospital staff and a long emergency room wait at Health Sciences Centre contributed to her mother's death, and she worries the same thing will happen to someone else under upcoming changes to health-care services in Manitoba.
Winnipeg woman fears worst for family home as access opens to Florida Keys
Angela Coleman is ready to drive her RV from Winnipeg to Florida, if that's what her aunt and uncle decide. They are waiting to assess damage to their family home after after Hurricane Irma.
'Mom, I have a creepy teacher': mother says daughter's concerns minimized by school
The mother of a Winnipeg teen says her daughter's school failed to address concerns around a teacher. While investigating allegations of inappropriate touching, she says the administration violated confidentiality and was quick to defend the actions of the teacher.
Big price tag, or big waitlist: addicts face barriers no matter where they turn in Manitoba
Carol Ward believes that if she'd had the $18,000 to enroll her daughter into a private addictions recovery program she would still be alive today. She wants the government to increase awareness, improve services and make it easier to navigate the addictions system.
Bedtime stories with Dad made possible through inmate literacy program
When 8 year-old Samantha misses her dad, she pops in a CD of his voice and follows along with her favourite story. The Get the Story Out program through the John Howard Society helps keep the connection between inmates and their children.
Goodbye elementary school: Kids headed to middle school offer advice to worried parents
It's one of the biggest transitions your child will make: the jump from elementary to middle school. The Grade 6 students at Laura Secord School have some advice for parents who are worried about the next step.
Taking the reins on your child's anxiety could mean a trip to the farm
What do a fainting goat, a miniature horse and a hissing cat have in common? They're all ways for kids to better understand anxiety.
13 Reasons Why you may want to keep your kids from a series on suicide
Children of all ages are watching the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, but should they be? There are at least 13 reasons why you may or may not want your child watching the teen suicide drama.
Square peg, round hole: When your child's teacher is a bad fit
When Janice's eight-year-old started feeling anxious about school, she learned her daughter had a teacher who was a bad fit for her child. It was difficult, but it opened the door to a conversation about the relationship between some adults and kids.
Reorganizing the brain to move forward: Winnipeg psychologist Syras Derksen on how we cope
Whether it's dealing with loss, grief or preparing to walk away from the something, coping is "the process of trying again," says a Winnipeg psychologist.
Coping with loss unearths creativity: How to engage 'that place of hurt'
There seems to be something about the act of coping that drives us toward creativity. Three people share their stories of loss, and reveal the creativity behind the ways in which they coped.