Christine Rankin


Christine Rankin is a reporter/editor with CBC News, and an associate producer at CBC Sports. You can find her on twitter at @ChrisRankinNews, or send her a message at

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Hamilton doctors call on province to pay nurses self-isolating after negative COVID tests

Nurses who are exposed to COVID-19 and test negative still have to self-isolate for up to two weeks, and most of them aren't paid during that time. These physicians who work with them say that should change.

Medic on trial didn't see bloody shoes of teen who died from gunshot, court hears

Steven Snively, who faces a criminal charge in connection with the death of Yosif Al-Hasnawi, says he didn't see the teen's bloody shoes, even when he kneed him in the chest.

Medic says partner vented after anguished father of dead teen yelled at him, trial hears

Steven Snively says he wanted to support his partner, Christopher Marchant, after he was yelled at by an anguished father who had lost his eldest son. 

St. Catharines councillor apologizes after confronting wrong person about harassment

Karrie Porter thought she was confronting an online troll who was relentlessly harassing her and sending her pictures of her children. The trouble is it was the wrong person.

Cancer screening coach isn't seeing patients because of the pandemic

The region's mobile cancer screening coach usually provides services to people experiencing barriers to health-care. But shutdowns and rising COVID-19 cases are keeping it off the road.

Shelter outbreaks flag 'dire situation' for homeless in Hamilton, doctors say

Doctors are raising concerns that outbreaks of COVID-19 at shelters in Hamilton are causing more people experiencing homelessness to sleep outside during the winter.

108 new COVID-19 cases in Hamilton, as active cases dip

The City of Hamilton reported 108 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, as active cases dipped slightly by nearly 100.

Norfolk General Hospital chief of staff travelled outside of Canada during pandemic, calls it 'regrettable'

The chief of staff of Norfolk General and West Haldimand General Hospital says it's 'regrettable' that he travelled outside of Canada during the pandemic despite government advisories.

Paramedic on trial dismissed firefighters from helping dying teen, trial hears

Steven Snively, one of the accused former paramedics, testified in his own defence in the Ontario Superior Court trial. He's charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life for a shooting victim, Yosif Al-Hasnawi.

Paramedic on trial says he feels partly responsible for death of teen killed by gunshot

Christopher Marchant, one of the former paramedics charged with not properly caring for Yosif Al-Hasnawi the night he was shot and died, agrees that he feels partly responsible for his death. But he doesn't blame himself.

Ex-paramedic charged in death of Yosif Al-Hasnawi says the teen was 'uncooperative'

Christopher Marchant is one of the former paramedics charged in relation to the death of gunshot victim, Yosif Al-Hasnawi. He said he thought the teen had a psychiatric emergency, and called him "uncooperative."

City developing tool to help designers create safer, balanced roads

The city is developing a new tool to help designers better plan out roadways in Hamilton to take into account all users. 

Review team for 'unfounded' sexual assault cases hasn't met in a year

A team of Hamilton police and community advocates who review unfounded sexual assault cases hasn't met during the pandemic. They've reviewed cases before, and one led to charges.

Bookworms support Hamilton's independent bookstores during pandemic

More Hamilton readers are immersing themselves in the pages of a book from an independent book store, and shop owners are overwhelmed by the community support. 

Moderna vaccine scheduled to arrive in Hamilton next week, says MPP Donna Skelly

Doses of the Moderna vaccine are scheduled to arrive in Hamilton next week, says Flamborough-Glanbrook PC MPP Donna Skelly