Isha Bhargava


Isha Bhargava is a multiplatform reporter for CBC News. She's worked for Ontario newsrooms in Toronto and London. She loves telling current affairs and human interest stories. You can reach her at

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After days without heat and silence from landlord, Webster Street tenants worry about winter

After more than a week of having no heat in their units, some tenants at a London, Ont., high rise apartment building worry the issue might repeat as the weather gets colder, and they say not getting any answers from property management has only made the situation worse. 

Youth-led basketball club aims to break barriers for female Muslim athletes in London, Ont.

In her years playing competitive basketball on teams across London, Ont., Tala El Khodeir found that although her teammates were welcoming and inclusive, they didn't quite understand her Muslim faith and its traditions. 

Does The Beer Store help local craft breweries make sales? These London, Ont., brewers weigh in

The cost and hassle of getting shelf space at The Beer Store is not worth the low profit resulting from beer sales through the retailer, say some craft brewers in London, Ont.

Police, community members continue search for missing Tillsonburg senior

Oxford County OPP and residents of the town of Tillsonburg are continuing to search for a 72-year-old elderly woman who has been missing since Nov. 8.

Low-income dental clinics in London, Ont., see more patient visits amid cost of living challenges

Some dentists in London, Ont., say they're not surprised by a recent Statistics Canada survey in which 35 per cent of Canadians reported skipping visits to the dentist due to high costs and a lack of insurance coverage. Financial barriers are a key reason that Western University's various dental clinics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry are seeing a rise in patients opting for their subsidized services.

Imams, rabbis and other religious leaders in London unite against Islamophobia and anti-semitism

Religious leaders in London, Ont., have come together to encourage Londoners to stand against rising hate crimes targeting both Jewish and Muslim communities, in the midst of ongoing violence in the Middle East. 

London, Ont., concert brings alive diary of WWII veteran who survived prison camp

Ken Irwin's wartime log will comes to life at this year's Amabile Choirs London's Remembrance Day concert on Nov. 11, when 86 boys and men will pay tribute to the war veteran using excerpts from his diary at the St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica in downtown. 

Being the only girl on her high school football team is no sweat for this London, Ont., teen

For Caitlin Wasiukow, 14, it's simple. If a boy can play and excel at a sport, so can a girl. That's why when the London, Ont., student joined Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School's boys tackle football team, playing alongside teammates who are much faster and bigger in size, was no big deal to her.

London police want budget increased to $171M in 4 years to reverse 'dangerous' city trend

London is the third most dangerous city in Ontario, with one of the least staffed police forces, Chief Thai Truong warned, prompting the London Police Service Board to greenlight a budget asking for more than $171 million over the next four years that would go to city council for approval.   

'The text message of WW I': Western University history class sends wartime postcards to original addresses

Ahead of Remembrance Day, history students at Western University in London, Ont., are mailing postcards from soldiers in the First World War back to the original Canadian addresses that received them, to give people living there now a glimpse into life during the war.