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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 worked on television, radio, print and digital news platforms at different points in his career.
James made the 2,074 kilometre trek from Saskatchewan to work for SooToday back in November 2017.
Born and raised on Manitoulin Island, James is a proud member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory.

Email
james@sootoday.com

Recent Work by James

Trailblazing Beads owner sees beading as form of healing

Trailblazing Beads owner sees beading as form of healing

A registered social worker specializing in mental health, Eva Dabutch hopes her 'side hustle' can create a community-wide beading circle to help heal intergenerational trauma in Indigenous Peoples
<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Owners of Gen7 Fuel target of multimillion-dollar lawsuit

EXCLUSIVE: Owners of Gen7 Fuel target of multimillion-dollar lawsuit

Court action claims married couple in charge of company — who are not Indigenous — used stolen funds to build First Nation gas stations and pay for lavish lifestyle
BEYOND LOCAL: Niigaaniin Services repurposing tree nursery to grow fresh food

BEYOND LOCAL: Niigaaniin Services repurposing tree nursery to grow fresh food

Indigenous social services agency sees Thessalon First Nation's Bio Centre as a hub of opportunity for food sovereignty, land-based detox and alternative justice for First Nations along the north shore
Ribbon skirt now part of Anishinabek Police Service uniform

Ribbon skirt now part of Anishinabek Police Service uniform

Sgt. Karen Bell says APS is first police service in Ontario to incorporate traditional ribbon skirt into standard uniform
Tenant 'under siege': Squatters claim Sault apartment building

Tenant 'under siege': Squatters claim Sault apartment building

'I walked out my door the other night, and the hallway was soaking wet with urine and vomit,' not to mention the human feces found in the building’s front entrance
THE BIG READ: Finding Emma, a residential school victim who never came home

THE BIG READ: Finding Emma, a residential school victim who never came home

A little girl from Garden River First Nation vanished without a trace after being taken to a Thunder Bay residential school. More than a century later, a relative has finally pieced together her tragic story
Northern Ontario Business Awards return to the Sault

Northern Ontario Business Awards return to the Sault

Awards to be handed out Sept. 26 at Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre
'Nothing else to cut': Conservation authority axes environmental program for kids

'Nothing else to cut': Conservation authority axes environmental program for kids

Conservation authorities in Ontario told to shutter programs in wake of provincial funding cuts
Ontario First Nation chiefs vote to assert jurisdiction over cannabis operations

Ontario First Nation chiefs vote to assert jurisdiction over cannabis operations

Locally, Nipissing First Nation has set June 18 for its own cannabis law to come into effect
<b>ONTARIO:</b>  First Nation chiefs vote to assert jurisdiction over cannabis operations

ONTARIO: First Nation chiefs vote to assert jurisdiction over cannabis operations

Cannabis resolution passed during All Ontario Chiefs Conference in Sault Ste. Marie Thursday