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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

Healthy Community Ambassadors Program providing a vital resource for downtown North Bay

Healthy Community Ambassadors Program providing a vital resource for downtown North Bay

We are just able to get them a change of clothes and get them into a facility where they can shower or just find a way to help them stay healthier while they are going through these struggles
Olmsted family name a perfect fit for a North Bay beach

Olmsted family name a perfect fit for a North Bay beach

"I just followed my older brother Peter down to the Canoe Club and that’s how it all started. I was immediately hooked."
Another Accolade for the Running Grandpa

Another Accolade for the Running Grandpa

I thought about my family and how fortunate I am to be so healthy and have so much support.
Building a business from a passion for the arts

Building a business from a passion for the arts

"They have been happy enough with the work that we’ve done and with the numbers that they’ve had come out to the show. And they are booking us not even knowing what that next play is going to be."
Eva Wardlaws contributions extend beyond the shoreline

Eva Wardlaws contributions extend beyond the shoreline

She was a trailblazer. She got things done and she could hold her own in discussions with anybody.
21 years later Team 1305 still going strong

21 years later Team 1305 still going strong

“It was a community-based team right from the beginning.”
35 years of supporting Low Income People in Nipissing

35 years of supporting Low Income People in Nipissing

'If you had said to us then that we would be doing what we’re doing today, I wouldn’t have believed it'
Investing in the community a lifelong goal for Tracy Davis

Investing in the community a lifelong goal for Tracy Davis

'It’s amazing to be part of a community where all are treated equally and to be able to honestly say we offer safe space to all'
A career behind the camera a fulfilling one for Yura Monestime

A career behind the camera a fulfilling one for Yura Monestime

'My start was on the backside of Pierre Trudeau retiring and that infamous walk in the snow.  Meech Lake Accord, Free Trade, national and provincial elections, Papal visit to the shuttle disaster, were all pivotal moments. It was very interesting to be a part of telling those stories'
Over 30 years of  helping people get the services they need

Over 30 years of helping people get the services they need

'I come from parents who were invested in helping other people. We lived in a close-knit community where the neighbours were always calling my dad to come help out with things and I just had that as an upbringing'