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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

Finding Emma: An unmarked residential school burial discovered

Finding Emma: An unmarked residential school burial discovered

Garden River's Emma Lafford disappeared without a trace after being placed in a Thunder Bay residential school. One of her relatives has pieced her story together — and found closure — more than a century later
Sault police refuse to reveal stats on internal discipline

Sault police refuse to reveal stats on internal discipline

Researcher Dax D’Orazio has filed an appeal with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, hoping to overturn the department’s refusal to disclose stats on internal discipline
Army of one: Naomi Sayers hits campaign trail as independent

Army of one: Naomi Sayers hits campaign trail as independent

With years of advocacy for unheard voices under her belt, Anishinaabe lawyer runs as independent candidate in Sault Ste. Marie
Shirley Horn reflects on impacts of residential school

Shirley Horn reflects on impacts of residential school

Children of Shingwauk co-founder finds peace in life after spending formative years in an institution designed to assimilate her
Residential schools were subsidized by students' own treaty money, report suggests

Residential schools were subsidized by students' own treaty money, report suggests

Children of Shingwauk co-founder Mike Cachagee says the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement needs to be re-opened after recent findings
Nevaeh Pine advocates for MMIWG2S, Every Child Matters movement through activism efforts

Nevaeh Pine advocates for MMIWG2S, Every Child Matters movement through activism efforts

Garden River First Nation member places second in national public speaking competition, organizes MMIWG2S event at her high school while being filmed for upcoming APTN series
Security cameras at police station haven't been recording for months, leaked email shows

Security cameras at police station haven't been recording for months, leaked email shows

Sault Ste. Marie Police Service says all cameras at the station have been recording since May 2 after cyberattack wiped out ability to record security camera footage for a period of eight months
Local lawyer claims she was backed into corner, intimidated by Sault police officer

Local lawyer claims she was backed into corner, intimidated by Sault police officer

'I am legitimately and validly scared,' says Garden River First Nation lawyer Naomi Sayers in formal complaint to independent oversight agency
Naomi Sayers nixed as Liberal candidate for Sault Ste. Marie

Naomi Sayers nixed as Liberal candidate for Sault Ste. Marie

Anishinaabe lawyer says social media presence was one of the reasons Liberals rejected her application
Smelts in Lake Superior, St. Marys River contain 'low levels' of insecticide, province says

Smelts in Lake Superior, St. Marys River contain 'low levels' of insecticide, province says

Province recommends that public limit its consumption of Lake Superior smelt to eight meals per month after issuing zero consumption advisory due to toxaphene contamination