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Jenny Lamothe, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Jenny Lamothe is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter at Sudbury.com.

Recent Work by Jenny

Two sides: Sudbury woman defends music video some are calling exploitative

Two sides: Sudbury woman defends music video some are calling exploitative

Melissa Poitras-Belanger says she was only trying to raise awareness about the challenges downtown when she filmed real people’s struggles, but a group who works downtown says without getting proper consent she is infringing on people’s privacy
<updated>FrancoFUN: </updated>Preserving a unique northern culture by celebrating language

FrancoFUN: Preserving a unique northern culture by celebrating language

Program teaches early childhood educators how to preserve one-of-a-kind Franco-Ontarian culture
Groups who work with the downtown homeless wonder why they have been excluded from the mayor’s task team

Groups who work with the downtown homeless wonder why they have been excluded from the mayor’s task team

Mayor Brian Bigger’s task team could benefit from input from those who actually work with and understand the issues facing downtown’s marginalized population, says the executive director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northeastern Ontario
MPP Sol Mamakwa’s lonely protest against ‘God Save the Queen’

MPP Sol Mamakwa’s lonely protest against ‘God Save the Queen’

When Doug Ford’s Conservatives took power, they forced legislators at Queen’s Park to start standing and singing ‘God Save the Queen’, a song that for Indigenous people, includes uncomfortable lyrics related to Canada’s colonial past
<updated>Sudbury’s Flour Mill neighbourhood: </updated>Writers looking for stories about area's early Francophone population

Sudbury’s Flour Mill neighbourhood: Writers looking for stories about area's early Francophone population

Did you know the iconic Flour Mill silos were only in use as an actual flour mill for a decade in the early 20th century?
<updated>Francophone Immigration Week:</updated> The love affair that brought Chantal-Renée Serresse from Cameroon to Canada

Francophone Immigration Week: The love affair that brought Chantal-Renée Serresse from Cameroon to Canada

Not only did she and her husband build a life here, but she advocates for and volunteers to make the transition to a new culture smoother and easier for new immigrants
<updated>Francophone Immigration Week: </updated>Ottawa was cold, but in Sudbury she found the warmth she was looking for

Francophone Immigration Week: Ottawa was cold, but in Sudbury she found the warmth she was looking for

Pricillia Mbemba left her family behind in France to build what she hopes will be a better, more tolerant home in Canada; then the pandemic hit
<updated>Francophone Immigration Week:</updated>Welcoming newcomers to the Nickel City

Francophone Immigration Week:Welcoming newcomers to the Nickel City

Immigration is a net benefit to Northern Ontario, so organizations encouraging Sudbury to make them feel welcome 
Franco-Ontarian music has lost its greatest champion, Verner's Pierrette Madore

Franco-Ontarian music has lost its greatest champion, Verner's Pierrette Madore

For decades, Verner resident Pierrette Madore and her husband Guy chronicled the birth and growth of Ontario’s unique Francophone music culture. With her passing in September, the scene lost its first true champion, but the history she collected will live forever
Franco-Ontarian music has lost its greatest champion, Verner's Pierrette Madore

Franco-Ontarian music has lost its greatest champion, Verner's Pierrette Madore

For decades, Verner resident Pierrette Madore and her husband Guy chronicled the birth and growth of Ontario’s unique Francophone music culture. With her passing in September, the scene lost its first true champion, but the history she collected will live forever