Jennifer La Grassa


Jennifer La Grassa is a videojournalist at CBC Windsor. She is particularly interested in reporting on healthcare stories. Have a news tip? Email

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Daughters want inquest 2 years after their dad fell 3 floors from a Windsor retirement home

About three weeks after moving her father into a Windsor, Ont., retirement home, Joanne Vandereerden didn't expect she'd get a call telling her the 80-year-old had been rushed to hospital after falling out of his third-storey window. Nearly two years later, the family is still looking for answers. 

Windsor, Ont., father — who lost his son due to mental illness — questions MAID expansion delay

Following the federal government's decision to pause expanding medical assistance in dying (MAID) last week, Graham Clayton spoke about his son's death and how he believes MAID would have changed the way he died.

This disability support worker says long OT hours put her close to breaking point amid a staffing crisis

Amanda Hodgkins, a disability support worker with Community Living Essex County, says she's had to work long overtime hours and once put in 35 hours straight. The union's local president calls it a "persistent" staffing issue, while Community Living's executive director says developmental service organizations across Ontario are struggling to attract employees.

Chatham-Kent retirement home to have licence revoked over 'irresponsible' operations: regulator

A Chatham-Kent retirement home operator has been ordered to either sell or shut down after a provincial regulator decided to revoke its licence, finding the home failed to provide proper care and is operating in a way that is "irresponsible" and "incompetent." 

Here's what some Windsor international students think of plans to cap study permits

Some international students at the University of Windsor react to the government's decision to place a cap on permits over the next two years.

Windsorites were dedicated blood donors. Canadian Blood Services now wants them to give plasma

Since Windsorites have proven to be dedicated blood donors, Canadian Blood Services hopes they'll be just as generous when it comes to giving plasma. 

City gives itself a B grade so far when it comes to meeting housing and homelessness goals

A global pandemic, hot housing market and record inflation rates have all impacted progress on the city's 10-year plan. 

This Windsor man had a final wish: To don a Santa suit one last time

For the last 34 years, Gerry Lalande helped Santa bring joy to those both big and small by paying them a visit and wishing them a Merry Christmas. 

This photographer captures the moment that parents say 'hello and goodbye' to their baby

An Essex photographer volunteers to be on call for when families or a parent want pictures of their stillborn.

Sarnia patient wants to see more support for urgent cases as hospital systems slowly come back online

As hospitals say they are on track with their recovery, a patient in Sarnia speaks out about what she says has been a lack of support and guidance for people waiting on important tests.