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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

How Nick Grima helps the youth movement in North Bay

How Nick Grima helps the youth movement in North Bay

“I try not to be in their ear to much, but when I see something that I think could use some improvement I will share my input."
Troops win big on the road in 8-2 win over Niagara

Troops win big on the road in 8-2 win over Niagara

'We’ve had some good efforts this year and didn’t get rewarded earlier in the season and I thought it was good to get those breaks tonight and have them rewarded for their hard work'
Troops fall just short on Pink in the Rink night

Troops fall just short on Pink in the Rink night

“They didn’t give up right to the end. It was a good effort and what we told them was that we want to see them get better every day"
Battalion can't snap Oshawa win streak

Battalion can't snap Oshawa win streak

For the second straight night the North Bay Battalion showed that despite their youth they are going to compete night in and night out and not make anything easy on the opponents.
Valiant effort but Troops fall short against Peterborough

Valiant effort but Troops fall short against Peterborough

'I’m pretty happy that they battle hard. It’s definitely a process and we have to get better'
Christopoulos twins adjusting well to life in the OHL

Christopoulos twins adjusting well to life in the OHL

'We’ve been practicing really hard over the summer, and we all had a good training camp and I mean, most of our team is made up of rookies so we have to help the older guys do what they need to do'
Seven second period goals lead to 11-3 loss in Sudbury for the Troops

Seven second period goals lead to 11-3 loss in Sudbury for the Troops

“We have to take that as a learning experience. We have to battle hard until the end and I know the score was a bit much, but we have to find a way to bounce back from it.”
After Ombudsman says North Bay school closure vote lacked transparency, board makes same decision again

After Ombudsman says North Bay school closure vote lacked transparency, board makes same decision again

'The board made the motion tonight to choose the two operating schools as West Ferris and Chippewa in the North Bay area and Widdifield is to close, and there is an additional clause that empowered the administration to give us a full implementation plan as soon as possible'
No plan laid out, but Board says this will be Widdifield’s last year open

No plan laid out, but Board says this will be Widdifield’s last year open

'The board made the motion tonight to choose the two operating schools as West Ferris and Chippewa in the North Bay area and Widdifield is to close, and there is an additional clause that empowered the administration to give us a full implementation plan as soon as possible'
Battalion end preseason with shutout loss to Attack

Battalion end preseason with shutout loss to Attack

Former Battalion sniper haunts his former team