Sofia Rodriguez


Sofia Rodriguez is a multimedia journalist with CBC News in London. You can email her at

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Reimagining live theatre: How a local production is making a performance more accessible

A community theatre production company is making the theatre experience more accessible in an effort to create the opportunity for everyone to enjoy the theatre's magic.

These half-pound cookies are a TikTok sensation and they're made here in London

What started as a pandemic hobby has become a successful, full-blown business offering gooey, decadent, half-pound cookies to Canadians from coast to coast. The secret ingredient to their success? TikTok.

Staffing shortages at LHSC could mean more cancelled surgeries and more overworked care providers

Southwestern Ontario's largest hospital network says its facing increasing pressures due to staffing shortages brought on by the sixth wave of the pandemic.

Here's how a group from Middlesex County is helping Ukrainian refugees settle in the region

A couple from Coldstream, Ont., are putting 10 to 12 hours a day to help those trying to flee from war-torn Ukraine make it safely to Canada. And they're not alone; nearly 400 other community members have stepped up to do the same.

'Spreading like wildfire:' Local teachers' union says 6th wave is driving teacher absences

Teachers unions say the presence of the pandemic's sixth wave is making itself felt in classrooms. Craig Smith, the president of the local Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, said teacher and student absences have increased sharply since classes resumed after March break. 

'Like watching a train wreck in slow motion' says the Londoner tracking the 6th COVID-19 wave

Like many other jurisdictions across Canada, London-Middlesex has entered its sixth COVID-19 pandemic wave, health authorities say. The latest data from a team of Western University researchers shows there's been an exponential rise in the viral load found in wastewater since mid-March.

How London geese inspired this cartoonist whose work landed in The New Yorker

Geese in London, Ont., may be annoying, sometimes hard to manoeuvre around, while dodging their defying eyes and hisses, but for former Londoner Gabrielle Drolet, they've become a source of inspiration. 

This Londoner worked on an Oscar-nominated film and he's only 25

Londoner Lachlan McKinlay still cannot believe the first feature film he worked on is up for several Academy Awards. The 25-year-old is a visual effects editor at Framestore in Montreal, one of the visual effects companies involved in the post-production of Don't Look Up, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.

Despite drop in prices, prepaying might be only way to avoid pump-and-dashers, says station manager

Despite gas prices expected to come down slightly this weekend, a local gas station manager thinks it's still not going to help address the rise in people pumping and dashing. 

Dr. Chris Mackie resigns as London, Ont.'s top doctor, saying it's 'time for a new chapter'

Chris Mackie, London, Ont.'s top doctor, has resigned as the medical officer of health with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU). Mackie had been on a leave of absence since mid-November.