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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What you can and can't do in London region parks this camping season

A quick rundown of what you can and can't do at regional, provincial and federal parks this camping season.

There's going to be less 'forest' in the Forest City area, thanks to provincial cuts

The region's top tree planter says slashing the 50 million tree program will hinder local reforestation efforts in the London area and cause financial turbulence for some private nurseries.

The inside scoop on 3 new food ventures by London's Wolfe brothers

Wednesday was a big day for branching out for brothers Justin and Gregg Wolfe, with the soft opening of the Little Bird Cafe, the framing of a new kitchen that will become the Wolfe Pack Company Bar and getting the keys to their soon-to-be-built pizzeria restaurant in Old South.

If you didn't pre-order, be prepared to wait for fish on Good Friday

The phone has been ringing off the hook for days at Archie's Fish and Chips on Wharncliffe Road, as people pre-order their meals for Good Friday.

'This is a witch hunt:' Roaring Cat Retreat owner slams new Grand Bend animal bylaw

Mark Drysdale, who plans to open what he calls an animal sanctuary for large cats in the tourist town of Grand Bend, Ont., calls a sweeping new bylaw banning the ownership of lions and tigers 'a witch hunt' and vows to fight it in court.

New bylaw makes it illegal to own a lion in Grand Bend, Ont.

Town councillors passed a sweeping exotic animal bylaw on Monday night, making it illegal to own lions and tigers only a few days after a couple announced plans to open a private zoo and animal sanctuary inside a residential area of Grand Bend, Ont.

Mayor looking at 'options' as big cat sanctuary sets sights on Grand Bend

A neighbourhood in Grand Bend is on edge after learning their newest neighbours will open a private zoo and animal sanctuary that will be home to large cats, such as lions and tigers.

The reason millennials find alpacas so relatable

From therapy to socks, the alpaca seems to gaining new friends among families, couples and especially millennials, who seem to find a special kind of kinship with his loveable camelid from South America.

Turns out the 'dumb' places Canada geese lay eggs, aren't so dumb after all

While nesting on a roof might seem pretty dumb to us, it's actually pretty smart, says one wildlife expert.

Guelph invented the jockstrap and 9 other facts as Storm take on London Knights

Here are 10 facts about Guelph as the city's major junior hockey team, the Guelph Storm prepare to take on the London Knights in the OHL Western Conference semi-final that opens Friday at Budweiser Gardens.

Ontario students can't get loans because the formula to calculate them isn't ready

The reason Ontario's student loan program isn't open for new applications because the government's formula for calculating them still isn't ready for primetime.

With 3 weeks to accept offers, some college students don't know if they have loans

Some students don't know if they've secured their student loan, even though they have just weeks left to accept their offer of admission to Ontario colleges by the May 1 deadline.

London region opioid overdoses have 'skyrocketed' amid fears of new 'toxic form' of street drug

Health authorities in London are sounding the alarm over what they're calling a potentially 'new and toxic form of drug' after reports of 16 suspected opioid overdoses in the region over the last two days.

London book store forms human chain to move inventory to new digs

In a digital age where newspapers are going under and publishers are closing their doors because traditional print media is shrinking, this family-owned book store in downtown London is expanding.
The New Wave

Laced with fear: why some Ontario First Nations don't trust tap water or eat the fish

Water is something most Canadians take for granted and it's no wonder. Per capita, our country has the world's third-largest freshwater reserves, but yet in many Indigenous communities, water can be difficult to access, at-risk because of unreliable treatment systems, or contaminated.