Michelle Both


Michelle Both is a reporter at CBC London and Master of Media in Journalism and Communication student at Western University. You can email her at michelle.both@cbc.ca.

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Quilters coast to coast rally to sew blankets for London, Ont., women exiting homelessness

A fabric shop in downtown London, Ont., has rallied quilters from across Canada to stitch quilts for women in the southwestern Ontario city who are transitioning out of homelessness. Stache Fabric & Notions launched the project in celebration of its fifth birthday in July.

She started an animal food bank. Now this Chippewa teen is pitching to win $25K

Since childhood, Zhawanoogbiik Danielle Riley has dreamed of having her own place to care for animals. It has led the 16-year-old from Chippewas of the Thames to become a youth semifinalist in an Indigenous pitch competition, with a chance to win $25,000 to grow her business. 

Neighbours work together to bring home stolen lion statues in Old South

A pair of decorative lions are back on their perch in London's Old South thanks to the kindness of neighbours after being stolen and abandoned a few blocks away Saturday night. 

Pupusas and haircuts: Community rallies to support London entrepreneur in a coma

Eddie Lopez is usually found trimming hair at his barbershop on Dundas Street or serving his family's cheesy salvarodian pupusas at Covent Market Garden. Today, the 37-year-old dad and entrepreneur is fighting for his life at the Ottawa Hospital while Londoners rally to send their love and support from home. 

Encampment grows on Day 2 of hunger strike ahead of city meetings

More tents have popped up outside of London City Hall in support of Forgotten 519’s hunger strike as Thursday’s meeting with the city draws closer. The meeting is planned to be the first of two working sessions led by an outside facilitator.

Hunger strike calling attention to homelessness begins in London, Ont.

A hunger strike calling attention to preventable deaths of people experiencing homelessness is underway in London, Ont.

'Dramatic increase' in motorcycle deaths in southwestern Ontario has OPP stressing safety

OPP West Region is urging motorcyclists to prioritize safety as they face a “dramatic increase” in deaths this year, police say. Fatalities have almost doubled compared to last year in the region, and account for more than half in Ontario so far in 2022.

Here are the stories of 4 people living on the streets in London, Ont.

As advocates stage a hunger strike calling for the city to change homelessness supports, people experiencing homelessness face the daily realities of growing needs for housing, mental health and addiction supports in an overloaded system.

She's been growing a garden for monarch butterflies for 2 decades. So why did the city mow it down?

Susan McKee returned from her summer vacation to find her naturalized pollinator garden, once filled with monarch butterflies and bees, was mowed to the ground after someone complained to the City of London, Ont., about overgrowth.  

Pet rescues in London are seeing a 'troubling' increase in people giving up their furry friends

As costs rise and pet owners return to busy schedules, animals rescues across London, Ont., say they are seeing an "overwhelming" need for foster and adoptive homes.