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Mike Purvis

Mike Purvis

Michael Purvis is a writer, photographer and editor who has been covering local news in Sault Ste. Marie for the last 10 years. He currently serves as managing editor of Village Media

Recent Work by Mike

<b>OPINION:</b> Can something be happening 'across Ontario' if it's not happening in Algoma?

OPINION: Can something be happening 'across Ontario' if it's not happening in Algoma?

Yesterday, Doug Ford declared that 'ALL INDIVIDUALS' 18 and up would be able to book a vaccine as of today. Us too?
<b>OPINION:</b> Can something be happening 'across Ontario' if it's not happening in Algoma?

OPINION: Can something be happening 'across Ontario' if it's not happening in Algoma?

Yesterday, Doug Ford declared that 'ALL INDIVIDUALS' 18 and up would be able to book a vaccine as of today. Us too?
<b>MIKE PURVIS:</b> Are comments back?

MIKE PURVIS: Are comments back?

Nope! But we have a new place where you can share your thoughtful responses
<b>BIG STORIES:</b> Here's some of the best of the last week on SooToday

BIG STORIES: Here's some of the best of the last week on SooToday

We know as well as anyone that important stories can get lost in the noise
<b>FROM THE NEWSROOM:</b> Don’t wash your eyes out with cola

FROM THE NEWSROOM: Don’t wash your eyes out with cola

. . . and other things we recently learned about covering conflict
<b>Mike Purvis:</b> Nobody told me there'd be so many pencils

Mike Purvis: Nobody told me there'd be so many pencils

Why newsrooms should have pencil sharpeners, and other cold-weather journalism thoughts
<b>FROM THE EDITOR:</b> What about Steel Town Now?

FROM THE EDITOR: What about Steel Town Now?

We're on track to set a grim record this year for opioid-related deaths, and it's something SooToday's newsroom hasn't forgotten
<b>MIKE PURVIS:</b> Welcome to SooToday+. Or, an optimist's guide to journalism in a pandemic

MIKE PURVIS: Welcome to SooToday+. Or, an optimist's guide to journalism in a pandemic

COVID-19 has forced us out of the newsroom and out of our comfort zones, but it has taught us things as well that we hope will make us better at our jobs and better people
<b>VIDEO:</b> Mayor Christian Provenzano answers your questions on the COVID-19 crisis

VIDEO: Mayor Christian Provenzano answers your questions on the COVID-19 crisis

Saultites sent in questions by the dozen, and we picked some of the most pressing to put to the mayor
Here's why you can't comment on stories about Indigenous issues anymore

Here's why you can't comment on stories about Indigenous issues anymore

Sometimes you have to accept that things are beyond redemption