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James Hopkin

James Hopkin

James has worked as a video journalist for CTV Northern Ontario in Sault Ste. Marie, APTN National News in Halifax and CBC News in Saskatoon.
He has seven years experience in the newsroom and has worked on television, radio, print and digital news platforms.
James made the 2,074 kilometre trek from Saskatchewan to work for Village Media back in November 2017.
Originally from Manitoulin Island, James is a proud member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory.

Recent Work by James

'It’s a nightmare': Sault residents protest ferrochrome smelter

'It’s a nightmare': Sault residents protest ferrochrome smelter

Protestors say Noront's ferrochrome processing facility would kill off people, the environment - and the local economy
Anti-ferrochrome smelter protest hits Clergue Park and Bay Street <b>(10 photos)</b>

Anti-ferrochrome smelter protest hits Clergue Park and Bay Street (10 photos)

Protestors say Noront's ferrochrome processing facility would kill off people, the environment - and the local economy
Crimson Ridge Golf Course getting a $600,000 facelift from new ownership

Crimson Ridge Golf Course getting a $600,000 facelift from new ownership

New owners creating standalone golf pro-shop, renovating for arrival of Embers Grill and Smokehouse
Garden River First Nation signs agreement for highway resurfacing project

Garden River First Nation signs agreement for highway resurfacing project

Partnership expected to create training, job opportunities for First Nation residents
Could the Sault become a destination for music tourism? These folks think it can happen

Could the Sault become a destination for music tourism? These folks think it can happen

Sault Chamber hosts The Mastering of a Music City in Sault Ste. Marie event; working group established locally to look at economic benefits of creating a 'music city'
Garden River First Nation signs MOU for highway resurfacing project <b>(2 photos)</b>

Garden River First Nation signs MOU for highway resurfacing project (2 photos)

First Nation forms partnership that would see community members receive training and employment opportunities; work on Highway 17B expected to begin in 2020
Public weighs in on potential Jamestown improvements <b>(3 photos)</b>

Public weighs in on potential Jamestown improvements (3 photos)

Shape the Sault reaches out to residents for ideas during neighbourhood mixers and design workshops
Candidates back passenger rail in Algoma District

Candidates back passenger rail in Algoma District

We asked candidates if rail service between the Sault and Hearst - via Missanabie Cree First Nation's proposed 'Bear Train' project - is economically viable. Here's what they said
Missanabie Cree First Nation pitches new business plan for former Algoma Central Railway route

Missanabie Cree First Nation pitches new business plan for former Algoma Central Railway route

Proposed Sault-to-Hearst passenger rail service would cost $12.3 million over five years under revised business plan
Missanabie Cree First Nation pitches new business plan for former Algoma Central Railway route

Missanabie Cree First Nation pitches new business plan for former Algoma Central Railway route

Proposed Sault-to-Hearst passenger rail service would cost $12.3 million over five years under revised business plan