Kate Rutherford


Kate Rutherford is a CBC newsreader and reporter in Sudbury. News tips can be sent to sudburynews@cbc.ca

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Greater Sudbury Police Service says use of force increased in 2022

Greater Sudbury Police Service (GSPS) has reported that use of force incidents were up in 2022 over the previous year, in large part due to an increase in mental health calls where some show of force was needed to de-escalate a crisis.

Sault Ste. Marie senior wants the federal government to increase support for displaced Ukrainians

A Sault Ste. Marie woman who opened her home to a displaced Ukrainian mother and son says it’s time for the federal government to step up to help the Ukrainians become independent.

This Sudbury, Ont., illustrator learned AI used his art without his consent

As art generated by artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more popular, a Sudbury, Ont., illustrator says he was surprised to find his work reflected in some programs without his permission.

Ontario apologizes to miners, families for harm caused by McIntyre Powder

Ontario's labour minister gave a long-awaited apology Wednesday afternoon to mine workers who were exposed to McIntyre Powder for over three decades and their families.

Ontario auditor general gives eye-opening details of Laurentian University's insolvency and the fallout

The Ontario auditor general's full report into Laurentian University's insolvency in February 2021 pulls back the curtain on the poor management and lack of transparency that propelled the school into new territory for publicly funded institutions. 

Laurentian University closer to exiting insolvency with Ontario court sanction of its plan

The first public post-secondary institution in Canada to ever seek insolvency is poised to finally exit the process in the coming weeks, with a court-approved plan that paves the way for a streamlined and dramatically altered institution.

Laurentian University's creditors vote in favour of plan that allows school's survival

Laurentian University's creditors have voted in favour of a plan of arrangement that sets the roadmap for the Sudbury, Ont., university to exit its insolvency proceedings, allowing it to continue to operate.

Agencies stepping up to help Sudbury families fielding inflated back-to-school costs

Inflated prices of everything from backpacks, to shoes are stressing the budgets of Sudbury families as their children head back to the classroom.

Northern Ontario school boards grapple with recruiting student support staff as need intensifies

One Sudbury mom is wishing for more support for one of her two elementary school-aged sons as they head back to in-class learning after pandemic. Ashley Gibson-Taylor says her outgoing 11-year-old is enthusiastic to reconnect with friends while her eight-year-old with special needs is relying on the help of an educational assistant to figure out a reintegration plan.

Northeastern elementary and secondary schools back to capacity amid concerns about flu and COVID combined

Expectations for a more normal school year for 2022-23 in northeastern schools are running high, tempered with some nerves, with all but a handful of students back in class.