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James Hopkin

James Hopkin

James worked as a video journalist for CTV Northern Ontario in Sault Ste. Marie, APTN National News in Halifax and CBC News in Saskatoon prior to joining SooToday in 2017.
He has worked on television, radio, print and digital news platforms at different points in his career.
Born and raised on Manitoulin Island, James is a proud member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory.

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Recent Work by James

New downtown apartment building gets $25M loan from federal government

New downtown apartment building gets $25M loan from federal government

Six-storey building on the former grounds of Tara Hall will contain 108 rental units when completed next year
UPDATE: Careless disposal of smoking material sparked Campbell Avenue house fire

UPDATE: Careless disposal of smoking material sparked Campbell Avenue house fire

Nobody injured in Wednesday blaze; Sault Fire Services says smoking materials should never be thrown on ground, discarded in flower planters or garbage receptacles
'We're all in shock': Mother of man killed by city police says he struggled with mental illness

'We're all in shock': Mother of man killed by city police says he struggled with mental illness

Speaking out for the first time, mother of 37-year-old Nathan English — who was shot several times by a Sault police officer — says her schizophrenic son dealt with ‘demons’
Man killed by police in ‘severe mental health crisis’ hours before shooting, mother says

Man killed by police in ‘severe mental health crisis’ hours before shooting, mother says

Speaking publicly for the first time, mother of 37-year-old Nathan English — who was shot several times by a city police officer — says her schizophrenic son struggled with ‘demons’
UPDATE: Charges laid against driver who crashed into west-end house

UPDATE: Charges laid against driver who crashed into west-end house

Woman behind wheel of white sedan that collided with home on Second Line West on Wednesday charged with impaired, dangerous operation
SIU investigating sexual assault allegation against Sault Police

SIU investigating sexual assault allegation against Sault Police

Police watchdog for Ontario notified of allegation in February
'Like a nightmare': Sault tenant frustrated with southern Ontario landlord

'Like a nightmare': Sault tenant frustrated with southern Ontario landlord

Repeated calls for upkeep and maintenance have gone unanswered at Wellington Street apartment building since it was sold to numbered company directed by Nels Moxness
UPDATE: City declares Queen Street building 'immediate danger' after huge fire

UPDATE: City declares Queen Street building 'immediate danger' after huge fire

City of Sault Ste. Marie has posted an 'Unsafe Order' to front of downtown building, compelling owner to hire an engineer to decide if it should be repaired or demolished
Owed nothing? Owners of old hospital site want $118K lawsuit thrown out of court

Owed nothing? Owners of old hospital site want $118K lawsuit thrown out of court

Statement of defence filed by corporations behind former hospital sites accuse security company of 'failing to perform its contractual obligations' and acting 'negligently'
'Very grateful': Court unfreezes Gen7 Fuel bank accounts

'Very grateful': Court unfreezes Gen7 Fuel bank accounts

Indigenous gas station chain had bank accounts frozen as part of insolvency proceedings for former fuel supplier, resulting in company being unable to pay for fuel deliveries
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