Abby Hughes


Abby Hughes does a little bit of everything at CBC News in Toronto. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University. You can reach her at

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Sheet music written by Auschwitz prisoners collected dust for decades. This British composer restored it

After eight years spent recovering the documents, Leo Geyer finally brought one of the pieces to an audience. He hopes the music helps people better understand Holocaust history.

A 4-day pause in fighting won't solve Gaza's humanitarian crisis, says aid worker

UNICEF spokesperson James Elder says a few days without airstrikes won't be enough to alleviate the humanitarian crisis there.

Meet the woman who's been making Gene Simmons' codpieces for 20 years

Rebecca Sevrin says the crew will have a difficult time disbanding once KISS plays what they say is their final concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden next month

Why this Ukrainian-Canadian singer joined the front lines as a combat medic

Marichka Marczyk used her voice to support her home country for years as one half of the band Balaclava Blues, before deciding to join the frontlines.

Runner Caster Semenya says she's not done fighting for the right to compete

Her battle with World Athletics has spanned three courts and five years, but the middle-distance sprinter says the fight isn’t anywhere close to over.

Danica Roem makes history as first openly trans state senator in Virginia

The Democratic candidate beat Bill Woolf for the job, campaigning on her successful track record as a state delegate.

It started with a sandwich cookbook from 1909. Now, Barry Enderwick is TikTok's favourite sandwich historian

Barry Enderwick, who posts on social media as Sandwiches of History, aims to recreate the recipes as exactly as possible, before adding a twist that turns the relic into a modern meal idea.

Complaints about noisy cowbells spark dispute in the Swiss village of Aarwangen

The farmers refused to compromise, and a thousand locals quickly signed an initiative in favour of protecting the bells.

This folk band trekked across Wales by foot in the name of sustainable touring

Seth Bye and Chris Roberts, who make up the folk duo Filkin’s Drift, travelled 1,400 kilometres with little else but their instruments strapped to their backs. Their goal? To change the way the music industry thinks about touring.

AI is helping outreach workers in L.A. predict and prevent homelessness

The homelessness prevention project has helped 560 people in Los Angeles in the two years since it started. But mixing predictive technology and social services should be done with caution, according to experts.