Michelle Ghoussoub


Michelle Ghoussoub is a journalist with CBC News in Vancouver. She has previously reported in Lebanon and Chile. Reach her at michelle.ghoussoub@cbc.ca or on Twitter @MichelleGhsoub.

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Science World rallies power of young Dr. Bonnie Henry as it faces a $13M loss due to COVID-19

A school photo of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, whose leadership in B.C. has inspired murals, pins, and even a pair of shoes, is featured as part of a campaign titled The World Needs More Nerds.

B.C. jobless rate down to 13%, but recovery slower for women and youth

The jobless rate in British Columbia dropped slightly last month, reaching 13 per cent as the economy continues to rebound from the shutdown triggered by the pandemic.

Independent investigator to determine extent of anti-Indigenous racism in B.C. health-care system

Independent investigator Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who was asked to look into B.C.'s health-care system, says her examination will be wide-ranging and will attempt to determine the range and extent of anti-Indigenous racism in the system.

B.C. runs risk of rapid rebound in COVID-19 cases if contacts exceed 65% of normal, health officials say

The latest epidemiological modelling by B.C. health officials shows recent contact rates in the province are at 65 per cent of normal — hovering near the threshold for a potential rebound of new cases of COVID-19.

B.C. health officials announce 32 new cases of COVID-19 over 3 days and 1 more death

B.C. health officials announced 32 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Monday and one more death.

Choirs reimagine themselves as singing proves an effective way to spread COVID-19

Research has shown that because of the nature of COVID-19, and the way it spreads through airborne droplets, singing may be a particularly dangerous activity for transmission —  leaving choirs, church groups and musical ensembles struggling to redefine themselves after centuries of tradition.

Anti-racism protesters block Vancouver viaducts for rally in support of Black Lives Matter

Anti-racism protesters lined up along the east and west ends of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts early Saturday morning for a rally in support of Black Lives Matter and defunding police forces.

Relief, frustration as restrictions on U.S.-Canada border crossings ease but quarantine period remains

Canadians separated from family members across the U.S. border because of restrictions around the border will soon have some respite, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that exemptions will be provided to some people.

Young Canadians seek refuge in parents' homes as COVID-19 disrupts jobs, lives and dreams

As international borders closed and layoffs escalated, for some young adults, moving back home seemed the best option to ride out the pandemic.

B.C. records 11 new COVID-19 cases, announces ban on overnight camps for children this summer

Eleven more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in British Columbia, bringing the total to 2,573. 

Provincial health officer says physical distancing in Phase 2 going well as B.C. records 10 new cases

B.C. is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,517. Two additional people have died.

Top doctor acknowledges B.C. faces 'anxiety-inducing' week as province transitions to Phase 2

Sixteen more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the total to 2,444, while two more have died of the illness.

Indigenous woman says she was punched, told to 'go back to Asia' while walking in East Vancouver

A 27-year-old Indigenous woman says she was repeatedly punched in the face, knocked down, and told to "go back to Asia" while walking her dog in East Vancouver on Friday night — another incident in a string of hate crimes recorded in the city.

Saudi activist marks 2 years in prison as trial indefinitely delayed due to COVID-19

Human rights activist Loujain Alhathloul marked two years in a Saudi prison without a trial on May 15th.

B.C. records 21 new cases of COVID-19 as province braces for gradual reopening

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 21 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. on Saturday, bringing the total to 2,428.