Colin Butler

Video Journalist

Colin Butler is a veteran CBC reporter who's worked in Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton and London, Ont. Email:

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Xinyi calls opposition 'prejudiced' as Stratford city hall suspends factory decision

Xinyi Canada, the company behind a proposal to build a $400-million glass factory in Stratford, Ont., accuses opposition groups of elitism and prejudice as city hall presses 'pause' on the project amid the worsening pandemic.

Thousands of gizzard shad swarm in Thames River for once in a decade show

In an estuary where the mouth of a stream where storm water empties into the Thames River, are hundreds, maybe even thousands of writhing, silvery fish swimming so densely together, it appears as if one could walk across the water atop their backs. 

Residents of 'the valley' have been evicted, but many of their possessions are still there

Dozens of homeless people who once camped in a London, Ont., greenspace have been evicted by city hall, but their makeshift homes and tonnes of debris are still there.

Regulator investigating 2 Ont. nurses who travelled to D.C. rally promoting 'COVID fraud' conspiracy

Ontario's College of Nurses says it is investigating two of its members who travelled to Washington, D.C., last week to attend a rally by a nurses group that has made unsubstantiated claims about "COVID fraud" and hospitals' alleged role in misrepresenting the coronavirus pandemic. 

Pandemic making it clear Ontario's rural students are at the back of the virtual class

Now that schooling has gone online amid the pandemic, it's exposing a deep rift between the broadband haves and have-nots.

Family alleges elderly parent with dementia not given basic care as COVID ravaged nursing home

A Komoka, Ont., nursing home is so overwhelmed by an outbreak that some residents who aren't sick aren't being given basic care, the family of an 82-year-old resident alleges.

Morgue trucks might be new but London's capacity issue isn't, say funeral directors

London region funeral directors say a lack of space to store the dead isn't a new problem and the virus has finally brought a long-standing capacity issue into the spotlight.

Mike Harris's nomination to the Order of Ontario sparks Indigenous outrage

A group of seven Ontario First Nations calls the nomination of former premier Mike Harris to the Order of Ontario a 'slap in the face' and a 'step back in reconciliation.'

Analysts warn London, Ont., real estate is poised to become an 'extreme sellers' market' in 2021

Analysts are warning real estate in the London region is poised to become an 'extreme sellers' market' in the new year, driven by an influx of out-of-town buyers seeking more space in the coronavirus pandemic and a dwindling supply of homes for sale.

It seems Christmas 2020 is not to be — and this year, many Londoners don't seem to mind

After weeks of officials pleading with families to stay home and avoid mixing households this Christmas to halt the spread of the virus, many people say they're not only willing to pare down their celebrations — they're relieved.