Christine Rankin


Christine Rankin is a reporter and editor with CBC News. You can find her on twitter at @ChrisRankinNews, or send her a message at

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City will reopen most waterfalls in Hamilton next week

You can visit most of Hamilton's waterfalls once they reopen next Wednesday, but Tews Falls, Webster Falls and Dundas Peak will stay closed.

Personal visits resume at Hamilton's Barton Jail as COVID-19 restrictions loosen

The Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre is allowing personal visits again, a move the province says isn't related to a recent hunger strike.

McMaster medical school applicants continue to come from much wealthier areas: study

More applicants to McMaster University's medical school come from higher income neighbourhoods, a study says, which means doctors aren't reflecting the people they're treating.

St. Catharines will vote on bylaw mandating face masks as tourism grows

City council will decide next week if people will have to wear a face mask in St. Catharines businesses.

Headed to post-secondary campuses in Hamilton, Niagara? You'll have to wear a mask

Post-secondary campuses are requiring that visitors and workers wear face masks on campus in some — if not all — of their buildings.

Hamilton falcon watchers fear a Peregrine chick has died

Griffin, one of Hamilton's newest falcon chicks that normally lives atop the Sheraton Hotel, has not been seen in around a week.

Students stay connected through local high school papers during pandemic

Despite leaving their high schools due to the pandemic, students at Ancaster High and Bishop Reding in Milton have continued to write and publish articles to keep their communities connected.

Inmates at Barton jail hold weekend hunger strike over declining quality of food

Some inmates at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre sent back their trays and announced a hunger strike to protest declining quality of food and called for the resumption of visits and end to rotating lock downs.

Hamilton turns to French bulldogs, SoBi bicycles to show physical distancing to young adults

The city of Hamilton is launching a campaign that uses pictures of dogs, coffee cups, and bikes to explain physical distancing "in a way that resonates" with young adults as new cases increase.

'Majority of cases behind us,' says Hamilton's medical officer as new COVID-19 cases slow

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hamilton is averaging lower, with 61 people fighting the virus right now.

Beachfront property owners decide Port Dover should stay closed despite move to Stage 2

Though Haldimand and Norfolk are entering Stage 2 of the province's re-opening plan, the landowners of Port Dover beach say it'll stay closed because they can't open the area safely.

Activist killed after being struck by vehicle during Burlington pig plant protest

A animal activist protest in Burlington has turned deadly after Halton police say a vehicle struck and killed one of the activists.

How Hamilton artists are creating during the COVID-19 pandemic

In celebration of Hamilton Arts Week, we look at what it's been like to work as an artist — the building of community, the challenges, and sparks of creation — as the COVID-19 pandemic presses on.

Bar and restaurant owners closing up are ready to do their part but hope customers come back

Hamilton bar and small business owners say they're left with unanswered questions following the provincial government declaring a state of emergency.

Arkells fight COVID-19 social distancing isolation with online music classes

As people look to combat the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, Hamilton's Arkells have been running "flatten the curve" music classes online so fans can practise social distancing and jam out at the same time.