Ryan Cooke

Ryan Cooke is a multiplatform journalist with CBC News in St. John's. His work often takes a deeper look at social issues and the human impact of public policy. Originally from rural Newfoundland, he attended the University of Prince Edward Island and worked for newspapers throughout Atlantic Canada before joining CBC in 2016. He can be reached at ryan.cooke@cbc.ca.

Latest from Ryan Cooke

Leaked changes to Limitations Act don't apply to Jack Whalen's abuse case, lawyers say

Jack Whalen thought he'd scored a victory when the Newfoundland and Labrador government promised to amend the Limitations Act. It turns out the changes they're proposing will not apply in his case.

N.L. immigration minister blasts PC candidate over comments on recruiting doctors from India, Pakistan

PC candidate Lin Paddock says Newfoundland and Labrador should focus on recruiting health-care workers from places like Germany, not India and Pakistan "where they come here and then go to Toronto."

Former Conception Harbour town clerk gets house arrest for theft, fraud

Bonnie Lynn Wade, the former town clerk of Conception Harbour who swindled the town out of $6,500, will be on house arrest for the next year.

Rex Murphy remembered as opinionated wordsmith, fierce Newfoundlander

Bob Wakeham remembers giving Rex Murphy the second chance that revived his career in the 1990s, which helped turn CBC's Here & Now into a powerhouse program during the decade.

Abbott says workers who took down tent encampment wore masks to prevent harassment online

Infrastructure Minister John Abbott says government workers donned balaclavas on Friday to clear out the tent encampment at Colonial Building so they wouldn't be targeted on social media.

Ghost gear cleanup groups anxiously await federal funding

Zora McGinnis of Coastal Action says she’s stuck sitting on her hands when she should be booking boats and organizing cleanups of deadly ghost gear hidden beneath the surface of the murky Atlantic Ocean.

Authorities clear out homeless tent encampment at Colonial Building

Police and workers in white suits and balaclavas began clearing out the tent encampment outside Colonial Building in St. John's on Friday morning.

Feds seek to dismiss Jack Whalen's case based on a law N.L. has promised to change

Brittany Whalen says the federal government is trying to use the Limitations Act against her father one last time before it's amended by the Newfoundland and Labrador government.

From one Great One to another: Gretzky pays tribute to late legendary broadcaster Bob Cole

Tributes to Bob Cole continued to pour in over the weekend, including touching messages from Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby on Hockey Night in Canada.

Broken PFD, minimum staffing led to death of pilot boat deckhand in 2022: TSB report

When Terry Roberts fell off a pilot boat into the frigid waters of the Atlantic, he was doomed by a life-jacket that wouldn't inflate and an undermanned rescue effort that saw one person trying to operate the boat and pull him from the water at the same time.