Sofia Rodriguez

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Sofia Rodriguez is a reporter with CBC News in London. She is a graduate of Western University and Fanshawe College. You can email her at sofia.rodriguez@cbc.ca

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Western University students hopeful new report will lead to accessible campus

Western University is adopting a set of recommendations from a report commissioned by its Student Experience department that addresses issues in its academic support and engagement department, including accessibility on campus. 

London's justice centre aims to prevent youth from reoffending

The justice centre moves youth aged 18-25 out of the traditional courtroom setting and into a community setting. A peer mentor not only helps the youth navigate their court process, but they also connect them with any health or social service they may need to address issues they're facing, which may have prompted the crime.

Olympic champion Scott Moir back on the ice with new coaching gig

Three years after capturing a gold medal in Pyeongchang, Scott Moir, 33, is set on coaching the next generation of elite athletes. Earlier this month, Moir was named head coach of the Ice Academy of Montreal's (I.AM) second campus in southwestern Ontario. 

Aylmer, Ont., church sticks to drive-in service after weeks of defiance

A church in Aylmer, Ont., says it's extending an "olive branch" by holding a drive-in service instead of allowing parishioners to gather indoor as they've been doing for the past two weeks despite emergency orders to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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This London, Ont., teen turned her pain into words that now resonate with thousands

Born in Nigeria, Fauzia Agbonhin moved to Mississauga, Ont., at age 6 but a decade later she and her family relocated to London, Ont. It was that transition that she credits for sparking the words that are now plastered on her book titled, I Never Truly Hated You.

City councilors call province's compensation for cancelling ranked ballots 'insulting'

London politicians accepted the province's monetary compensation for reverting to the first-past-the-post system for the 2022 municipal election, but not without debate and several councillors calling the move insulting and suggesting the city decline the money altogether. 

Runaway train in Goderich, Ont., leaves significant damage

Provincial police said Goderich Fire and the Huron County Paramedic Service responded to the derailment Monday afternoon.

Charges expected after defiant Aylmer, Ont., church holds indoor service

Charges are expected to be laid after congregates of a church in Aylmer, Ont., defied provincial orders, yet again, and held an indoor service that exceeded provincial gathering limits on Sunday, the town's chief of police said.

Heroes emerged everywhere: First responders, community recognized for efforts during Woodman Ave. explosion

Members of London Police Service, along with community members, were recognized for their heroism and bravery in responding to the Woodman Avenue explosion in London's Old East Village neighbourhood. 

Syrian chef gets second chance at dream to open London, Ont., restaurant

A London, Ont., family is grateful for community support in helping to rebuild their Syrian restaurant.  Six months after a fire ripped through the newly opened Damascus House restaurant, owner Rasool Alabrach was finally able to reopen for takeout on Wednesday. 

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