Alexandra Kazia is a writer and digital producer at CBC Radio based in Toronto. She previously worked with CBC News, writing digital stories for the national and local Toronto teams.
Latest from Alexandra Kazia
The sweet, sticky and sometimes divisive history of the butter tart
These simple, gooey, incredibly sweet tarts are a national treasure, even appearing on a Canada Post stamp, but some food enthusiasts say it might be time to strip them of their iconic status and make way for something new.
Listen to the federal leaders' debate live
CBC Radio is streaming live coverage of the federal leaders debate. The special is hosted by Chris Hall and Susan Bonner. Evan Dyer will provide fact checking, and a panel of political strategists will offer their analysis during a 30-minute post-debate program.
CBC Radio wins gold, silver at Digital Publishing Awards
CBC Radio won gold for best social storytelling Thursday night at the Digital Publishing Awards. CBC Podcasts took home top awards in several categories.
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Why we need Star Trek — and its progressive values — more than ever
With the new series "Star Trek: Discovery" premiering this weekend, we take a deep dive into why the franchise's values matter.
Watching the World Cup is great in a diverse city like Toronto
Toronto, with its many ethnic enclaves, is a great and unique place to watch the World Cup.
Descendants of former slaves keep black history alive
In rural, southern Ontario, descendants of former slaves and of the those who lived around the time of the Underground Railroad have taken it upon themselves to build the small museums that preserve an important moment in Canadian history.
Black History Month should be about more than the past
As Canada wraps up Black History Month, historians and others are starting to express mixed thoughts on the celebration's effectiveness. But they all agree that the focus on the past should ultimately be a way of looking for a better future.
Cycling website to record Toronto 'dooring' accidents
Police no longer keep track of the number of 'doorings' that happen to cyclists, which has bicycle fans and even the chair of the Toronto Police Services Board calling for a change. In the meantime, one Toronto man is developing an application that will keep track of Toronto cyclists hit by opening car doors.
Simcoe Day: Canada's roots in slavery and the historic abolition
Toronto's name for the August civic holiday not only celebrates Upper Canada's first lieutenant governor but also relates to one of the country's biggest cultural festivals and the abolishment of slavery.
Seniors who help older seniors a 'tremendous skilled resource'
People are living longer and healthier lives, and active seniors are becoming increasingly willing to offer their services to older seniors, by helping them with home care, meals, errands and, most importantly, by providing a sympathetic ear. Geriatric experts say this demographic represents 'a very valuable segment of the population.'