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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

First Nations ask court to review $510M in legal fees paid in treaty annuities claim

First Nations ask court to review $510M in legal fees paid in treaty annuities claim

'We did not want to take this route': Garden River and Atikameksheng Anishnawbek leadership dispute hefty legal tab paid out to law firm for work on Robinson Huron Treaty annuities claim, which led to historic $10B settlement for 21 First Nations
BEYOND LOCAL: Sault renter caught in legal battle with out-of-town landlord

BEYOND LOCAL: Sault renter caught in legal battle with out-of-town landlord

Numbered company led by CPM Properties co-director Nels Moxness facing lawsuit, fines — and potential repossession of a Morin Street home — on top of ongoing complaints over questionable property management
Robinson Huron Treaty chiefs denounce Métis Nation of Ontario

Robinson Huron Treaty chiefs denounce Métis Nation of Ontario

A group representing the collective interests of 21 First Nations in Robinson Huron Treaty territory has passed a declaration denouncing the Métis Nation of Ontario — over claims to Indigenous identity and historical Métis communities in the province
Health-care workers pulled out of Thessalon First Nation following privacy breach

Health-care workers pulled out of Thessalon First Nation following privacy breach

'It was honestly shocking': Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services informed patients that a nurse with the First Nation accessed personal health information without authorization
Former Thessalon First Nation director sues band for $850K over 'wrongful termination'

Former Thessalon First Nation director sues band for $850K over 'wrongful termination'

Mary Jane Wardell claims she was employed by the First Nation for 32 years before being fired and kicked out of the band office without cause
'The urgency is there:' Group proposes Anishinaabe language trust from $10B RHT settlement

'The urgency is there:' Group proposes Anishinaabe language trust from $10B RHT settlement

Proposed amendment to disbursement agreement would see money set aside for language programming in Robinson Huron Treaty territory
Sault College's Orazietti suing Conestoga president for calling him a ‘whore’

Sault College's Orazietti suing Conestoga president for calling him a ‘whore’

In newly filed lawsuit, Sault College and its president claim they were defamed by John Tibbits in a fiery back-and-forth over international student cap earlier this year
$10B Robinson Huron Treaty settlement paid in full — and accruing $1.3M in daily interest

$10B Robinson Huron Treaty settlement paid in full — and accruing $1.3M in daily interest

Litigation team for treaty annuities claim warns against leaking sensitive information after First Nations post confidential details of disbursement process to social media
BEYOND LOCAL: 'Our reputation has been harmed' - Gen7 Fuel alleges harassment by KPMG

BEYOND LOCAL: 'Our reputation has been harmed' - Gen7 Fuel alleges harassment by KPMG

Discount chain of First Nations gas stations claims court-appointed monitor overseeing restructuring of former fuel supplier is engaging in 'deliberate campaign' to get banks to close its accounts and freeze company assets
'A gathering of our nations': Little NHL celebrates 50 years

'A gathering of our nations': Little NHL celebrates 50 years

The March break tradition has grown from humble beginnings into the largest hockey tournament for First Nations youth in Ontario
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