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.

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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.

Paddler's legacy continues on N.W.T.'s Thelon River thanks to guide he mentored

Several months after a longtime northern outdoorsman died, his tours — which ran each summer since 1975 — are running one last time, thanks to a young tour operator he mentored.

Future of Aboriginal hockey Team North on thin ice as organizer pulls out

Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT has been putting together Team North with top athletes from all three territories for years. The group announced last week it will no longer organize the team.

Residents frustrated over Rankin Inlet's months-long internet and cell service issues

One resident says internet and phone issues have been ongoing for more than two months now, and it's 'unacceptable.'

'My heart was pounding': Rescuer recalls harrowing scene at Norman Wells house fire

Louisa Yukon says she and her loved ones would have died if it weren’t for the brave and timely actions of her local “hero.”

'Nobody cared': Upset neighbour questions emergency crews after Norman Wells fire

The next-door neighbour of a home destroyed by fire Sunday says she was woken up by a friend banging on her door — not emergency crews. Now she wants to call a town meeting.

'It's kind of surreal': Indigenous graduates celebrate milestone in Yellowknife

The annual ceremony began when three local women wanted to celebrate Indigenous graduates "in a time where statistics were showing a high rate of drop outs in the Indigenous community," says the co-ordinator.

Morning house fire in Norman Wells destroys log home

A local resident says he witnessed a log home on fire on Sunday at about 7:30 a.m. By 9 a.m., the fire seemed to be out, he said.

N.W.T. boating deaths and injuries an 'urgent public health issue,' says researcher

Indigenous men are the most vulnerable to boating injuries and fatalities in the N.W.T., where the rates are 16 times the national average, according to a new study published Friday.

Wet weather helps free up N.W.T. firefighters to fight Alberta wildfires

Thanks to a cool, wet weather forecast, the N.W.T.'s Environment Department says dozens of firefighters were able to go help neighbours south of the border.

Gov't wants to 'evolve' N.W.T.'s small manufacturing sector with new strategy

The government also says it may rethink its definition of N.W.T. manufacturing after local manufacturers asked to review its policy.

Blast of wind damages property, topples trees in Fort Smith, N.W.T.

A powerful storm has caused significant damage to vehicles and buildings in Fort Smith, N.W.T., photos show.