Hala Ghonaim


Hala Ghonaim is a Calgary-based video journalist. She's previously worked in her hometown of London, Ont., as a radio and digital reporter. You can reach her at hala.ghonaim@cbc.ca.

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Food hamper program desperate for donated storage space in Calgary, Airdrie

An organization that helps feed thousands of people in Calgary and its surrounding areas is desperate for a donated storage space. 

New family support services available to Bow Valley residents

There's new help for families with kids of all ages across the Bow Valley.

How photography is becoming a creative outlet for kids during pandemic

A Calgary-based photography program is challenging kids and teens stuck at home to test their creativity.

'Land of Dreams': a space for newcomers to grow crops and respect Indigenous roots

The Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS), the settlement agency behind the initiative, transformed a 30-acre stretch in southeast Calgary last year into a fertile land for newcomer families to grow herbs and vegetables. 

Calgarian keeping newcomers connected with free computers

A Calgary man has devoted the last two years giving away free computers to newcomer and low-income families.

Local Ethiopian eatery adding safety features to reopen later this month

Yegna Ethiopian Restaurant was eager to open this week but will instead use this extended period to polish off some of its new safety features.

Mosques broadcast call to prayer over loudspeakers to boost morale during Ramadan

Some Calgary mosques have begun broadcasting a call to prayer over loudspeakers for the first time, to boost morale over Ramadan since large gatherings have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Indigenous educational institute marks growth in Munsee- Delaware

The Anishinabek Educational Institute is celebrating its 25th anniversary with increase in enrolment and new programs at its Munsee-Delaware campus.

11 storefronts popping up in Clinton, Ont., thanks to downtown revitalization

Previously lacking in downtown retail space, the community of Clinton is preparing to open up a total of 11 new storefronts along its main drag this fall — and much to its own surprise.

London teen among Canada's highest achieving high schoolers

A 19-year-old Londoner is being crowned one of the country’s highest achieving high school students.

'A miracle' if teen cyclist survives hit-and-run injuries, London mom says

The mother of an 18-year-old cyclist who was struck in a hit-and-run collision about a month ago says it would be a miracle if her son survives.

Old East Village benefit concert raises $20K and packs a powerful community punch

Efforts to raise funds for those affected by the explosion on Woodman Avenue continue. On Tuesday, while Londoners packed the Aeolian Hall with people in support of the Old East Village Community, a community meeting was held to sort out how the funds will be distributed.

Wild high school grad party ends in $80K in damages to Airbnb home in London, Ont.

Nine people have been charged after a wild London, Ont., graduation party resulted in $80,000 worth of damages to an Airbnb property, with broken windows, shattered mirrors, kicked-in walls and a torn-apart deck.

'It's just surreal': Displaced residents shaken after east London explosion

At least seven houses were damaged and seven people were sent to hospital, including four firefighters, two police officers and one civilian.

Western awaits verdict in assault case against Purple Fest headliner A$AP Rocky

Western University’s student body will have to wait another week to learn more about the future of its Purple Fest headliner A$AP Rocky.