Anchal Sharma

Anchal Sharma is a journalist at CBC in Ottawa. Send her an email at

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Ottawa rocker who died of opioid overdose honoured with scholarship

Riley Taylor was 26 when he died last year of an overdose. Now, a new $1,000 grant will be awarded annually to an undergraduate student studying guitar or percussion at Carleton University's music program.

Hull getting its 1st supermarket since 1999

A new grocery store is coming to Hull next spring, the first supermarket to open in the downtown Gatineau, Que.,  neighbourhood in more than two decades.

Residents wary despite new Panda Game measures

The University of Ottawa and Carleton University are working with the police to ensure post-game celebrations don’t reach the pandemonium of previous years.
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My mom is allergic to orange food colouring. Here's how it shaped what I eat

Her mother's allergy to the food colouring tartrazine, also known as Yellow 5, meant Lesley Marshall grew up without the typical snack foods one would expect from a kid in the '90s. She explores what that was like for CBC Ottawa's Creator Network.
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Addiction estranged them. Food is bringing this father and daughter back together, before it's too late

As a young girl, Pearly Pouponneau and her father Avtar Singh Bhullar were inseparable. But during the years when he was struggling with addiction, they rarely saw each other. Now, food is bringing them together again.

'It's not a dating app': How this couple found love on TikTok

For Sean Parsons and Charlene Allen, it was love at first "like." They share their TikTok love story and how it brought together the two, formerly single parents.

Why these U of O students ditched the grocery store for the dumpster

Since last fall, a group of students and recent graduates in Ottawa have been dumpster diving to cut costs on grocery bills and to do their part to reduce food waste.

Halloween zombie comes to life thanks to trick-or-treaters' kinetic energy

High-tech meets horror in Peter Kucherepa’s latest Halloween display.

Nature walks help these 'bears' connect in a safe space

Every Sunday afternoon, a group of "bears" sets out on a nature walk in a different part of Ottawa where they can exercise and socialize in a safe space with other gay and bisexual men.

Mom raises red flag over staff shortage at Kingston hospital

A woman from Kingston, Ont., is concerned about the staffing situation at Kingston General Hospital’s pediatric critical care unit after having to take on nursing duties for her sick child.