Laura Howells

CBC News

Laura Howells is a multi-platform reporter and radio producer. She has worked for CBC in Toronto, Hamilton, Whitehorse, and St. John's. Send story ideas to and follow her on Twitter @LauraHowellsNL.

Latest from Laura Howells

'Felt like crying:' Parents and teachers struggle to balance work and online school

Thousands of Hamilton-area children will be learning online until Jan. 25. But as students learn at home, some parents and teachers are again struggling to balance work and childcare under lockdown.

Family of Calgary police officer killed in the line of duty escorted to Hamilton airport

The brother of slain Calgary police officer Sgt. Andrew Harnett said he was overwhelmed by support Monday, as a line of police cars and motorcycles escorted his family to the Hamilton airport.

Hamilton COVID cases on 'steep part of the curve,' charges laid at bakery, bar, parties

Hamilton reported two more deaths and 94 new COVID-19 cases Monday, after the city says it shut down several house parties and illegal gatherings during the holidays.

Ancaster teen gains TikTok fame with viral Dairy Queen videos

Grade 12 student Morgann Book has turned her family's Dairy Queen into a TikTok sensation by filming herself making ice cream cakes and other treats.

More than 130 inflatable snowmen take over Burlington neighbourhood

More than 130 inflatable snowmen have taken over a neighbourhood in Burlington, Ont.

PSW at Parkview Nursing Centre is first person in the city to get COVID-19 vaccine

The first COVID-19 vaccinations were administered in Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon, health officials say.

'A little bit heartbreaking': Yukoners brace for holiday season away from family

Some Yukoners are bracing for a lonelier holiday season this year, as COVID-19 derails travel plans and keeps families apart.

Police keep eye on planned anti-mask protest to place Burlington mayor under 'citizen arrest'

The mayor of Burlington says she is taking precautions prior to a protest planned for Friday, in which members of an anti-mask group claim they are attempting to place her under "citizen arrest."

'It was magical': Yukoners remember Keno City Hotel after catastrophic fire

Yukoners are mourning the "heartbreaking" loss of the Keno City Hotel to a fire this weekend.

New procurement policy will prioritize Yukon First Nations' businesses

Yukon has announced a new policy that will give a competitive advantage to First Nations' businesses bidding on government contracts.