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Colleen Romaniuk, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Colleen Romaniuk is a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, a Government of Canada program, at the Sudbury Star.

Recent Work by Colleen

Public Heath Sudbury ‘confident’ vaccines, rapid tests will loosen COVID-19’s grip on local schools

Public Heath Sudbury ‘confident’ vaccines, rapid tests will loosen COVID-19’s grip on local schools

Health unit says thousands of vaccination appointments have been booked for children aged five to 11 in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts
‘Penalizing and terminating’ nurses not the way to address vaccine hesitancy, ONA says

‘Penalizing and terminating’ nurses not the way to address vaccine hesitancy, ONA says

Health care unions recommend members be vaccinated against COVID-19, but say firing workers isn’t the way forward
Health unit says its goal is to keep kids in class as COVID-19 cases rise

Health unit says its goal is to keep kids in class as COVID-19 cases rise

Public Health Sudbury & Districts says the benefits of being in class outweigh the risks, but tougher measures would be implemented if cases aren’t brought under control
‘Premium lifestyle brand’ enters Sudbury cannabis market

‘Premium lifestyle brand’ enters Sudbury cannabis market

FIKA is set up in the SmartCentres plaza on Long Lake Rd.
Accused murderer takes the stand to claim self-defense

Accused murderer takes the stand to claim self-defense

Claims he began swinging a knife around when confronted with an ‘angry mob’
Students on shared bus routes in Sudbury asked to self-isolate after possible COVID-19 exposure

Students on shared bus routes in Sudbury asked to self-isolate after possible COVID-19 exposure

Affected schools include Alexander Public School and Princess Anne Public School
Jail outbreak forces transfer of accused murderer, delays trial

Jail outbreak forces transfer of accused murderer, delays trial

Tyler Sels is being relocated to North Bay, trial expected to continue Wednesday
Brace yourself and get a vaccine, pharmacist says, tough flu season ahead

Brace yourself and get a vaccine, pharmacist says, tough flu season ahead

As restrictions loosen and more people are interacting in more places, flu is expected to make a big comeback this winter after taking a big dip during the height of the pandemic
Grassroots Co. has a simple goal: Be the best cannabis shop in the city

Grassroots Co. has a simple goal: Be the best cannabis shop in the city

After a bumpy ride navigating Ontario lottery system, Sudbury shop is ready to open its doors
Hanmer maple syrup farm reopens to the public

Hanmer maple syrup farm reopens to the public

New owners want to preserve the farm’s historical significance as a hub for social gatherings and community