Sofia Rodriguez


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

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East London's Clarke House lights up with photos of neighbourhood people

After purchasing the beloved east London home, Sam Cox decided to project photographs of those who've lived in the area and those who still do as a way to engage the community in the neighbourhood's history, while also incorporating some of that heritage into the future.

Need a COVID-19 test in London? You can now book it online

The Thames Valley Family Health Team (TVFHT), which manages both the Oakridge Arena and the Carling Heights assessment centre, introduced the online booking tool last week in an effort to make the process more accessible compared to the voicemail system. 

Woman charged in Woodman Avenue explosion set to enter guilty plea

Daniella Leis, the young woman charged in connection to last year's Old East Village explosion, is set to enter a guilty plea. 

Impark and Commissionaires out, city to take over parking enforcement in 2021

After a heated debate, politicians voted in favour of having the city take over parking enforcement, instead of awarding a $3-million contract to a private operator who city staff had already recommended for the job. 

First school outbreak declared as health unit reports record 25 COVID-19 cases

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Sir Arthur Currie Public School in northwest London.

Health officials concerned over increased rate of COVID-19 spread, as region sees 20 new cases

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) logged 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, making it the largest single-day increase in the region since April.  

Windsor councillor says curling still cancelled at Roseland, despite rally

A Windsor city councillor and board chair of the Roseland Golf and Curling Club says despite a weekend rally, curling at the club remains cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. 

East Lions Community Centre back on track as city reaches new deal

Work on the much-anticipated East Lions Community Centre is back on track after the City of London overcame, what it hopes is, the last legal barrier standing in the way of the project's completion, said Ward 2 Coun. Shawn Lewis. 

Second school-related COVID-19 case is linked to St. Thomas elementary school

Another person linked to a school in the region has tested positive for COVID-19. The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) said Southwestern Public Health has identified a case at Mitchell Hepburn Public School in St. Thomas. 

Local business 'dispirited' after anti-maskers slam store with negative reviews

A London, Ont. business is being slammed with negative reviews on social media after a group of people refused to abide by the store's mandatory mask policy and were asked to leave. 

Meet the London, Ont. woman trying to help others save big one coupon at a time

For Catalina Barrios, couponing became one of her favourite pastimes more than a decade ago when she first moved to Canada. Now, the single mother of one can save up to $300 a month on groceries, and she's trying to help others do the same.

Politicians stand firm on mask bylaw despite pushback from anti-maskers

A report updating politicians on the city's mandatory mask bylaw brought a small handful of people opposing the measure to City Hall Tuesday evening

First COVID-19 school case in London, Ont. recorded at H.B. Beal

A person from H.B. Beal Secondary School in London, Ont. has tested positive for COVID-19.

London, Ont. police officer sentenced to 12 months in jail for death of Debra Chrisjohn

A London police officer has been sentenced to 12 months in jail after he was found guilty of criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life to Debralee Chrisjohn, a 39-year-old woman of Oneida of the Thames First Nation. 

Enhanced disinfecting and classroom bubbles: The cleaning protocols at London's Catholic schools

With only a few days to go before children in the London, Ont. region head back to school, custodians are gearing up for heightened cleaning to ensure students stay safe in the classroom and beyond.