Priscilla Hwang


Priscilla Hwang is a reporter with CBC News based in Yellowknife. She's worked with the investigative unit, CBC Toronto, Ottawa, 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.

Latest from Priscilla Hwang

N.W.T. shuts its borders as 1st case of COVID-19 confirmed in territory

The chief public health officer said the government learned of the first COVID-19 case Friday night, during a press conference Saturday. The person had travelled to B.C. and Alberta and then returned home to Yellowknife, says the government.

'No': Premier refuses to apologize for allegedly 'breaking the law' in Aurora College firing

'I believe she has misled this House, overstepped her authority, in fact, breaking the law,' said MLA Jackson Lafferty in the N.W.T. Legislature Wednesday.

'First time I've seen a shark': Nunavut man nets shark in rare catch

The catch is a first for John Kapakatoak of Kugluktuk, Nunavut. A marine biologist says it's likely a "lone straggler" salmon shark that travelled outside of its usual range.

N.W.T. fastball legend remembered as 'fierce competitor' and coach

When northern fastball legend Floyd Daniels found out he had lung cancer, the first words out of his mouth were, 'but I just want to play ball.'

Northern Farm Training Institute gets $400K to train women, youth to farm

The Northern Farm Training Institute in Hay River, N.W.T., will get hundreds of thousands of dollars to help train northerners to produce their own food.

Minister says he'll talk to Northwestel about backups for Yellowknife fibre optic line

N.W.T. Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod said he will discuss issues about fibre optic line cuts after Monday's widespread telecommunications outage.

Man and dog duo paddle from Fort McMurray to Yellowknife for veterans

Mike Ranta and his dog Spitzii arrived in Yellowknife after a 22-day paddle down the Athabasca River.

How pulling frozen mud 'Popsicles' from N.W.T. lakes can help make mining cleaner

Researchers are developing new technology to help mining companies do a better job at cleaning lakes in the North.

'My heart sank': Unexpected July frost kills farmer's crops near Yellowknife

Owner of Le Refuge Farm says she was 'in disbelief' when she saw heavy ice on her farm Sunday morning.

Hockey players 'bummed' Team North may not compete at next Indigenous tournament

Athletes with Team North are shocked and disappointed that they may not get a chance to play at the next National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, with no one to organize the team for next year.

Nunavik Inuit genetically unique among present-day world populations, study finds

Researchers have mapped the complete genetic profile of Inuit in the northern Quebec region of Nunavik and found that the population is genetically different from any present-day people in the world.

Poor air quality in Yellowknife as fire northwest of city grows to 2,400 hectares

The fire northwest of Yellowknife has nearly doubled since Saturday, but remains not a threat to the city, according to an N.W.T. Fire update Sunday.

Helicopter deployed to put out fire on Yellowknife's Tin Can Hill

Daniel Campbell, who is on a houseboat on Yellowknife Bay, reported seeing the small fire and smoke rising from Tin Can Hill in Yellowknife Saturday afternoon.

Heavy smoke in parts of N.W.T., air quality statement in effect

Environment Canada has issued air quality statements for parts of the N.W.T.'s Mackenzie Delta region, including Fort McPherson and Tsiigehtchic.

RCMP to investigate damaged fibre infrastructure causing widespread outage: Northwestel

Northwestel says it has referred the investigation into the damaged fibre infrastructure near Yellowknife to the RCMP.