Eric Rankin

Investigative journalist

Eric Rankin is an award-winning CBC reporter. His honours include the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Local Reportage, the 2017 and 2015 RTDNA awards for Best In-depth/Investigative Reporting, and the 2009 Jack Webster award for Best News Reporting.

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Unusable masks, catered meals, redone renos: B.C. health minister orders review of PHSA spending

B.C.'s health minister has ordered an immediate review of alleged misspending by the Provincial Health Services Authority during the COVID-19 crisis after multiple sources claimed millions have been wasted on unusable face masks, catered meals and unnecessary office renovations.

'I feel like a young man': 94-year-old vet expelled from legion wins reinstatement

One of Canada's last surviving Second World War veterans says he's won his 'third world war' — a bitter 32-month fight to restore his dignity and clear his name before he dies.

6 suspected drug labs uncovered in Richmond in one day

Six suspected drug labs in Richmond were put out of commission Wednesday in simultaneous police raids carried out by Richmond RCMP and Delta police.

Mandatory wearing of life-jackets on floatplanes delayed 9 months, angering crash victims

A key safety improvement designed to save lives in floatplane crashes has been postponed again. Inflatable life-jackets, to be worn by passengers instead of stored under seats, were to become mandatory Sept. 6.

Over $1M in illicitly produced drug 'shatter' seized from Richmond home following blast and fire

In July, fire and police raced to a house explosion and fire in Richmond. Now RCMP search warrant documents reveal a massive suspected drug lab was uncovered and at least $1 million in "shatter," a potent marijuana derivative, was found. It's one of the biggest seizures of shatter in Canadian history.

COVID 'would kill me,' says inmate denied face mask at Surrey pretrial centre

Adam DeVries says he has asthma, epilepsy and is missing his right lung. But he claims he's been denied a cheap, non-medical face mask that could save his life, because he's an inmate inside the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre awaiting trial. He wants to know why another nearby B.C. jail is providing masks to its prisoners.

B.C. man facing new charges over revenge website targeting ex-wife

A B.C. man convicted of running a revenge website targeting his ex-wife has been arrested again — charged with continuing to defy court demands that he pull down the offensive site. Patrick Henry Fox, 46, faces two new counts of breach of probation for operating the website.

'My honour has been shredded': 94-year-old Vancouver vet fights legion expulsion

At 16, Ralph Jackson signed up to fight during World War II. Now, at 94, he's fighting for his dignity, after he said he was inexplicably expelled from the Vancouver branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, where he was once president, for alleged "theft or misappropriation of Legion funds."

CRA's handling of COVID-19 benefit cyberattacks 'reprehensible,' alleges proposed class-action lawsuit

If you applied for financial help during the COVID-19 pandemic under the CERB and CESB benefits programs, you might have had your identity stolen — and you're included in a proposed class-action lawsuit aimed at getting some compensation.

B.C.'s back-to-school plan 'endangers' students, teachers and public, lawsuit alleges

The action, filed in B.C. Supreme Court by two Vancouver-area fathers, lists alleged "failures" in the back-to-school plan, including the failure to impose mandatory face masks, implement physical distancing, reduce class sizes and provide all students with the option of virtual learning.