Kate Rutherford


Kate Rutherford is a CBC newsreader and reporter in Sudbury. She reaches across northern Ontario to connect with people and their stories. She has worked as a journalist in Saint John, N.B and calls Halifax, N.S. home.

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Facebook 'incorrectly deletes' Black Lives Matter pages in Sudbury, London and Guelph

Sudbury's Isak Vaillancourt says he was surprised and a bit sad when he woke up Jan. 31 and found Facebook had deleted the Black Lives Matter Sudbury site a day before the launch of Black History Month programming.

Online shoppers in Sudbury, North Bay caught up in rising tide of e-commerce fraud

This pandemic year has been one for staying home and letting your fingers do the shopping online. And more people, including those close to home in northeastern Ontario, are finding fraudsters rising to the opportunities.

Sudbury pastry chef unites her Finnish and Indigenous families with food

Tammy Maki loves the feeling of kneading pulla.  It's alive in her hands as she rolls, twists and forms braided wreaths shining with fat. The rich aroma of butter wafts around the Walden community kitchen. Fifteen pounds will be used before the day is over in a blitzkrieg of baking she plans to sell at the market the next day.

Number of first-time food bank users in Sudbury "through the roof"

Ontario’s annual Hunger Report is out and the changing nature of those using food banks is a reminder that a job is increasingly no protection against hunger. Feed Ontario, formerly the Ontario Association of Food Banks, says in its 2019 Hunger Report there’s been a 27 per cent increase over three years in the number of working poor seeking help from food banks.

CBC News investigates school violence with look at regional numbers

CBC Investigates has been taking a closer look at the safety of our schools.The CBC surveyed four thousand students between the ages of 14 and 21 about violence in schools .  Half were still in school with the rest over eighteen were reflecting on their school years. The survey was conducted by Mission Research for CBC news with 40% of respondents in Ontario.

Sudbury to get new restaurant serving Indigenous cuisine: Hiawatha's

Hiawatha Osawamick says her passion is to feed people. She’s been doing that for ten years as a caterer of Indigenous foods, but now she’s taking the step to open her own restaurant. It will be the first in Sudbury to offer Indigenous cuisine.

Addictions specialist says stigma an obstacle to health care for drug users in Sudbury

Harm reduction advocates in Greater Sudbury say many people are blinded by stigma when it comes to the benefit of a potential supervised drug consumption site.

Sudbury investigating illegal rooming houses targeting unsuspecting international students

International students in Sudbury face their first test the moment they arrive in the city as the countdown to put a roof over their heads begins. It's a new city and culture with new rules, and disorienting after a long journey.

International students and their stories of how they found Sudbury

The number of international students in Sudbury is growing and becoming more diverse. So are their reasons for picking this destination. Laurentian University was home to more than 430 full-time international students last year from fifteen countries, the highest proportion of those are from China.

International students describe threats, intolerance while in Sudbury

It’s not the kind of treatment Ranjodh Singh Madaan expected when he came to Sudbury to study at Cambrian College. He and other students are speaking out about racism they’ve experienced while pursuing post-secondary education in the northeastern Ontario city. In 2013, Singh Madaan was just twenty years old and beginning his business studies at Cambrian College. He was one of three turbaned, bearded Sikhs in the city, and he says they felt they stood out.