Priscilla Hwang


Priscilla Hwang is a reporter with CBC News based in Ottawa. She's worked with the investigative unit, CBC Toronto, and CBC North in Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Iqaluit. Before joining the CBC in 2016, she travelled across the Middle East and North Africa to share people's stories. She has a Master of Journalism from Carleton University and speaks Korean, Tunisian Arabic, and dabbles at classical Arabic and French. Want to contact her? Email or @prisksh on Twitter.

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Community Heroes

Mom-daughter duo brings cultural joy to Bengali community

When Bengali seniors in Ottawa call Mamata Dutta and her daughter, Karina Dutta Karmakar, looking for food and entertainment, it's a no brainer for the duo to help them out.
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Ottawa neighbourhood turns 'even more friendly' during pandemic

While COVID-19 has forced many of us apart, residents of Leslie Park says it's brought them closer together.

No BeaverTails, hot chocolate on Rideau Canal Skateway

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken another bite out of winter fun in the capital as the NCC announces there will be no warm drinks or sweet snacks for skaters on the canal this season.

Ottawa-area Inuit elders gather online to beat pandemic blues

When communities in Nunavut were hit with COVID-19 outbreaks for the first time late last year, a small group of Inuit elders thousands of kilometres away gathered to pray for their families — on Zoom.
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Ottawa woman shows seniors they're loved with hundreds of handmade valentines

Kortney Force challenged her friends and neighbours to make cards for seniors living in long-term care homes. The response proved love is still in the air, even during a pandemic.

'He loved life': Family remembers pilot who died in Carp plane crash

According to his family, Neil Spriggs was more than just a pilot and a successful businessman — he was a loving, passionate father who mastered everything he set his mind to.

Prince Edward County area discourages visitors from regions under stay-at-home order

In an effort to protect its residents, the health unit for Prince Edward County and the Belleville, Ont., area has banned local hotels, restaurants and personal services from serving people whose regions remain under stay-at-home orders.
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Ottawa man refurbishes laptops, donates them to families in need

What started off as refurbishing old computers out of boredom has turned into a community outreach project for Martin Lee of Westboro.

Ottawa and Toronto's Black communities call for better health care: study

To mark the start of Black History Month, researchers in Ottawa and Toronto released preliminary findings of their study looking at how health care during the COVID-19 pandemic can be improved for African, Caribbean and Black communities.

Arnprior mayor's letter on racism raises eyebrows

Some residents of Arnprior, Ont., say they're angry after the mayor sent a letter titled "My Opinion" to local mailboxes, justifying why he doesn't believe systemic racism exists in his town.