Mark Gollom


Mark Gollom is a Toronto-based reporter with CBC News. He covers Canadian and U.S. politics and current affairs.

Latest from Mark Gollom

St. Joe's psychiatric patient escaped while being escorted to a medical appointment

The 5'8", 200-pound escapee with a heavy build, short black hair and slight facial hair was last seen in the Toronto area on Monday.

Man with 'violent tendencies' escaped from St. Joseph's Forensic Psychiatry unit: police

The 5'8", 200-pound escapee with a heavy build, short black hair and slight facial hair was last seen near East 16th Street after escaping before 1:30 p.m.

Mississauga man charged with murder in fatal weekend shooting

Police had a suspectin handcuffs Sunday evening on the west Mountain and charged him for the first-degree murder of 44-year-old Darren Buskey of Hamilton.

Holly Ellsworth-Clark's family back in Hamilton, offering rewards to find missing daughter

Holly Ellsworth-Clark's parents have returned to Hamilton try and find their daughter who has been missing for 142 days. Since then, COVID-19 has hit the city, changing how they search for her.

Locals lament last ride on SoBi bikes, hope fundraiser will revive the program

The front of Hamilton's city hall has become a cemetery for SoBi bike as Sunday marks the final day before the bike sharing program is shuttered.

Multiple pets dead and one person in hospital after house fires on Rosslyn Avenue North

Firefighters responded to a call about a fire at 98 Rosslyn Avenue North at 6:48 a.m. They arrived to see the three-storey-home burning and smoking. The blaze was also extending into the second floor of a neighbouring home, 96 Rosslyn Avenue.

McDonald's reopens Golf Links Road store after employee tests positive for COVID-19

In a statement emailed to CBC, a McDonald's spokesperson confirmed a worker at the restaurant received a positive result for the new coronavirus Friday and closed for a cleaning and has since reopened.

44-year-old Hamilton man dead after targeted shooting in city's 6th homicide of the year

A 44-year-old Hamilton man is dead after what police are investigating as a targeted shooting that took place Saturday night in an apartment parking lot on East 14th Street on the Escarpment.

Can cloth masks keep us safe? Hamilton researchers studied data over a century

While there is still no direct clinical evidence that proves exactly how protective homemade masks are, one recent literature review from Hamliton researchers suggests they may help more than they will hurt.

Mom fumes as science summer camp refuses refunds after program changes amid COVID-19

Parents are fuming after a summer camp cancelled from in-person activities to virtual ones without offering refunds. Many other summer camps have had to cancel due to COVID-19.

This Hamilton family is playing board games every day to get through the COVID-19 pandemic

The Paquette family has started a new daily ritual to get through the COVID-19 pandemic — playing a board game each night before bed. They say the pandemic has brought them closer than ever.

Worker at Husky gas station on Upper Ottawa Street tests positive for COVID-19

An employee at the Husky gas station on Upper Ottawa Street has tested positive for COVID-19.

How COVID-19 pushed a Hamilton man fighting fentanyl addiction to the brink of relapse

There's no data to indicate if drugs are causing more deaths in Hamilton now, but with less structure in the day and a sense of anxiety in the air, one expert said there are concerns of more drug use among people battling addiction during the pandemic.

1 new case of COVID-19 at Hamilton General Hospital as outbreak continues

There are now seven confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff working in the COVID-19 inpatient unit at Hamilton General Hospital, alarming the unions representing the hospital's health-care workers.

Plan from Hamilton researchers aims to help province test 8 times more COVID samples

A team of researchers will combine COVID-19 samples during testing to try and multiply the number of tests done daily.