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Matt Sookram

Matt Sookram

Matthew Sookram is a Canadore College graduate. He has lived and worked in North Bay since 2009 covering different beats; everything from City Council to North Bay Battalion.

Recent Work by Matt

A decade of success for Lakers Mens Volleyball Coach Eric Yung

A decade of success for Lakers Mens Volleyball Coach Eric Yung

'I got a taste of representing the red and white which was an unreal experience...to be with our guys and represent Nipissing Lakers Athletics on the world stage and personally it was an eye-opening experience as well'
From N64 to Virtual Reality, Geoffrey Taylor excited about the future of the video game industry

From N64 to Virtual Reality, Geoffrey Taylor excited about the future of the video game industry

'Making effects for Darksiders II was so much fun because no one could say that something was wrong or didn’t look right when it's all stylistic, what mattered was how cool it looked. When you’re doing artwork that's based in reality and something is slightly off, everyone is going to notice'
Writing the facts with Sports Researcher Michele Walker

Writing the facts with Sports Researcher Michele Walker

'I just said that I feel I have a bigger contribution to make to sports somewhere. I had no idea what it was though'
Colin Vickers dedicates years of professional and personal time to helping children excel

Colin Vickers dedicates years of professional and personal time to helping children excel

'The kinds of things they did in the community appealed to me. They had a focus on children and youth'
Allison Bennett finding the links between flying and healing

Allison Bennett finding the links between flying and healing

'I’m using my mechanical background with airplanes to look at the body as a machine'
Scott Clark's 'dumb ideas' produce long lasting community fundraisers in North Bay

Scott Clark's 'dumb ideas' produce long lasting community fundraisers in North Bay

'We learned about how our actions and our words and putting it all out there and how that was affecting families and the community as a whole. That really moved me'
Piano lessons brought normalcy during stressful early days of pandemic

Piano lessons brought normalcy during stressful early days of pandemic

'There have been lots of studies of how much the creative arts help kids and adults in stressful situations and how it helps them cope with mental health issues'
Community of North Bay a basis for success in Lynn Johnston's comic series

Community of North Bay a basis for success in Lynn Johnston's comic series

'I was grateful to have lived there. The people are friendly. They watch you put out your garbage and they see the hassles you get into and your ego is really in check and people are caring and supportive and give you your privacy and I was very grateful for that, I think that saved my bacon. But also, it is just a great place to live and North Bay has got so much to offer'
Lessons learned abroad helps Katina Connolly with charitable work back home

Lessons learned abroad helps Katina Connolly with charitable work back home

'That was mind-boggling. The conditions in which these people were living, and I don’t even like to say living because in some cases these people didn’t even have a tent'
Dramatic Arts culture in North Bay prepared Blair Williams for long acting career

Dramatic Arts culture in North Bay prepared Blair Williams for long acting career

“I’ve looked through a lot of windows in my career, a lot of different people have inhabited me and it’s a great way to expand your own empathy which grows exponentially the more characters you explore and the more people you try to understand."