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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

Councillor takes historic look at downtown and waterfront projects and how they shape the future

Councillor takes historic look at downtown and waterfront projects and how they shape the future

'You’ve now had several successions of City Council who have really taken this area to heart'
Reflecting on a career in marketing with John McLellan

Reflecting on a career in marketing with John McLellan

'Whether you’re on the hockey side or the business side, do everything. If you have to tape some sticks or travel on the road and order food, or you have an opportunity to go out and sell'
RFPMEDIA Inc. creating jobs to embrace the Digital Age

RFPMEDIA Inc. creating jobs to embrace the Digital Age

'When we go to create videos to tell our story or marketing products, it takes a team. It’s hard to do alone, it’s hard to shoot, edit, publish and manage a brand alone. The idea with RFPMEDIA is to help brands and artists find their voice, and bring that voice to the market'
Young professionals giving back to community through Rotaract Club

Young professionals giving back to community through Rotaract Club

'A lot of people see great value and a ton of potential in our community and there are those opportunities to have fun while giving back'
A look inside the OPP Communications Centre with Jen Labelle

A look inside the OPP Communications Centre with Jen Labelle

'Most people don’t even know that the OPP comms centre is in North Bay. We don’t really advertise our location, and we are one of the larger employers within North Bay, we have over 100 people who work there'
reThink Green offers short and long term solutions to becoming more sustainable

reThink Green offers short and long term solutions to becoming more sustainable

'We look at what issues there might be, how we can improve the building envelope and its overall energy performance and provide a reference to the utility bills and recommendations on some of the lower hanging fruit all the way to the long term interventions'
Creating a supportive network for Black students at Nipissing University

Creating a supportive network for Black students at Nipissing University

'We just want to create that opportunity for Black students to have a platform or have a place that you can be around people that look like you or talk about issues with people that might know what you’re going through
Mark Beaulieu says there is a bright future for paramedics

Mark Beaulieu says there is a bright future for paramedics

'Not only will the Community Paramedic Program take some of the burden off the provincial emergency departments but also the road medics who can focus more on those emergencies that do come in'
Communicating about Communications with Sarah McGowan

Communicating about Communications with Sarah McGowan

'Trying to get ahead of the game or figuring out what direction people are trying to go in when they request an interview or want to cover a story. You need to know the angle they are going for and it keeps your mind running
Beer Baroness Society having a pint to celebrate International Women's Day

Beer Baroness Society having a pint to celebrate International Women's Day

'We wanted to create a comfortable space to extend that appreciation and education among woman because sometimes that’s hard. It can be difficult for women to feel comfortable in what is largely a male dominated industry'