Hala Ghonaim

Reporter/Editor

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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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.
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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.

Three collisions involved in Sarnia-London police pursuit

A police pursuit involving bank robbery suspects that fled Sarnia to London on Sunday resulted in three separate collisions, two of which involved the OPP colliding with civilian vehicles, CBC News has learned.
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London mom, daughter fight for life as investigators seek witnesses to collision

A 27-year-old London mother and her nine-year-old daughter are continuing to fight for their lives as provincial investigators look for witnesses to a Sunday collision that left the pair in critical condition.
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Cabbie shaken after crash with OPP that left girl, 9, and woman in critical condition

A nine-year-old girl and a 27-year-old woman are in critical condition after an OPP vehicle collided with the taxi cab they were in on Sunday.
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Meet the Londoner embracing identity and ethnicity on Sephora's new billboards

Londoner Mina Gerges, an actor and body positive model, is among seven Canadians who have been selected to share their stories of triumph through beauty brand Sephora’s summer campaign We Belong to Something Beautiful.

Candy business brings traditional Syrian taste to southwestern Ontario

Descendants of a family that helped popularize the treat in Syria have settled in London, Ont., and are expanding the family business to Southwestern Ontario.

This London teen plastered 3,000 positive messages onto school lockers to uplift spirits

Some would say 17-year-old Nourhan Ali was basically like a superhero in disguise for almost the whole school year.
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London art mentorship program connects youth with Indigenous roots

Rezonance is a three to four month-long program that operates out of an arts incubator in the Old East Village with the help from two screen printing companies.