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.

Latest from Eric Rankin

Vicious cycle: Alleged 'chop shops' flourish as bike thefts rise in parts of Vancouver

Are bike "chop shops" operating openly on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside? Or are they simply bike repair shops for DTES residents, as their operators claim? CBC News looks into the suspected fencing operations, to try to find out what happens to the 2,100-plus bikes officially reported stolen in Vancouver each year.
CBC Investigates

Can safety bars protect ATV riders from deadly rollovers?

Safety experts in Canada and abroad say some quad deaths could be prevented with design improvements like roll bars. That idea has met stiff resistance from manufacturers and many riders.

B.C. health minister promises decision on potentially life-changing drug coming 'soon'

Like most 13 year olds, Miles Ambridge loves super hero movies. But unlike others his age, he doesn’t wish he had super powers. He says he just wants to be able to walk one day. Or at the very least, crawl.
CBC Investigates

Transport Canada pays $518K to Victoria man who says job discrimination left him destitute

A Victoria man has been handed what he says is the biggest human rights damage award in Canada because he was denied a job as an intelligence analyst with Transport Canada on account of his depression.
CBC Investigates

Controversial Police Foundations course on hold after B.C. government crackdown

Documents obtained by CBC News reveal a B.C. career college that falsely claimed an almost 100 per cent employment rate for graduates of its Police Foundations program, placed less than one per cent of its graduates in policing — after charging them $20,000 for the course. Now Discovery college has pulled down the program's webpage, after the province ordered it to remove 'outdated information' or face penalties for non-compliance.

Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands $18K from woman after ticket scam

A woman who says she unknowingly bought fraudulently obtained airline tickets online claims she’s being treated like a criminal by Air Canada. The carrier is demanding Ann Qian repay over $18,600 for flights between Toronto, Vancouver and Shanghai — and has banned her from flying its routes until she pays.

B.C. career college cited for 'false or misleading' advertising of police course

Discovery Community College has had its knuckles rapped by the province for “false or misleading” advertising of its police foundations program— a $20,000 course the college says gives students “the skills to pursue a career as a law enforcement professional.”

In the toilet: when your 'water-resistant' phone isn't covered for water damage

Cellphone manufacturers are selling more ‘water-resistant’ models. But as some users have found out the hard way, that that promise isn’t exactly water-tight.

Coquitlam piano teacher dies 3 months before scheduled sexual assault trial

A Coquitlam piano teacher charged with sexually assaulting former students has died, three months before his scheduled trial. Dymtro Kubyshkin, 69, was facing 15 counts involving 11 alleged victims: nine charges of sexual assault, four counts of touching for a sexual purpose, and two charges of invitation to touch involving children under the ages of 14 and 16.

People forced to stand in cold and rain outside Abbotsford welfare office waiting room

On a rainy, chilly spring day in Abbotsford, a lineup of soaked people are steaming mad. They want to know why the local welfare office is making them stand outside when the waiting room inside is nearly empty. The minister of social development and poverty reduction wants to know why, too.

'I hope I've opened people's eyes:' Patient with severe epilepsy ends sit-in at Vancouver General Hospital

Tavia Marlatt appears to have won her fight with Fraser Health over home care, after ending her sit-in at Vancouver General Hospital on the promise funding will be found to keep her with her family.

Vancouver condo owner accuses city of bullying over empty homes tax

When is a Vancouver home an empty home, even when it’s occupied?

Filling the medical care gap or causing cracks? Telus launches health app

Telecom giant Telus has launched a controversial health app, sparking debate over whether it will help cure doctor shortages or cause health care complications.
CBC Investigates

B.C. people-smuggling investigation alleges Rwanda, Kentucky, Alberta connections

A Rwandan woman who illegally entered B.C. and applied for refugee status in Canada was allegedly brought here by a network of people in Rwanda, the U.S. and Alberta, according to documents obtained by CBC News.

'Rat's nest of rot': Up to $2B in dirty money laundered in B.C. casinos, real estate in 1 year, AG says

B.C. Attorney General David Eby said in one year, as much as $1 billion of suspected drug money passed through B.C. casinos and another $1 billion was pumped into luxury real estate in the Lower Mainland, contributing to a red-hot property market and putting homes out of the reach of many.