Sara Jabakhanji


Sara Jabakhanji is a reporter with CBC News and has chased stories for the CBC across the province of Ontario in Toronto, Ottawa and London. She was born in Damascus, Syria and is fluent in Arabic. Reach her at:

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'Incredibly disappointing': Liberal candidate finds election signs vandalized in Scarborough

Scarborough-Guildwood candidate Mitzie Hunter says she was shocked to find multiple election signs defaced with hateful language Sunday.

After 80 years apart, Toronto woman reunites with daughter on her 98th birthday

As an 18-year-old Jewish refugee during the height of the Second World War, Gerda Cole gave her newborn daughter up for adoption — and 80 years later, fate brought the pair together just in time for Mother's Day.
Ontario Votes 2022

Young voters say housing affordability, minimum wage, cost of living are key election issues

Political parties are failing to connect with young Ontarians in this provincial election, an expert says. 

'Overwhelming' support for more than 50 Ukrainian students at Toronto school

At 14 years old, Yurii Bokalo fled Lviv along with his mother and three younger brothers, forced to leave behind his home and his father in war-torn Ukraine. He's one of more than 50 students at a Toronto school who have arrived in Canada.

Anti-Asian hate crimes in Toronto continued to rise in 2021, new police data shows

New data collected by Toronto police shows a continued spike of anti-Asian hate crimes more than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic — but one advocate says the numbers, while very disturbing, are “not at all surprising.”

'It should've been me,' driver who killed mother, 3 daughters says at sentencing hearing

A driver who struck and killed a woman and her three daughters in 2020 told a courtroom Monday that he will never forgive himself for what he has done.

'An act of erasure': LCBO called out for sticker covering the word 'Palestine' on wine bottle

Samer Abdelnour says it is "offensive" for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario to sell wine bottles with a sticker on the front covering the word "Palestine."

Ontarians 60+ to be eligible for 4th COVID-19 vaccine doses starting Thursday

Ontario is opening up eligibility for fourth COVID-19 vaccine doses to those aged 60 and older as wastewater data suggests the number of infections is almost as high as in early January, when Omicron was at its peak.

4th doses of COVID-19 vaccines coming to Ontarians 60+ as hospitalizations surpass 1,000 mark

Ontarians aged 60 or over will soon be able to get a fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as hospitalizations on Tuesday climbed past the 1,000 mark for the first time since February.

Brampton house fire leaves parents, 3 children dead

An early morning fire that ripped through a house in Brampton Monday has left a young family with three children dead and another adult in critical condition.