Erik White


Erik White is a CBC journalist based in Sudbury. He covers a wide range of stories about northern Ontario. Connect with him on Twitter @erikjwhite. Send story ideas to

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Sault Ste. Marie latest city to look at giving workers a pay hike to counter rising cost of living

Sault Ste. Marie is the latest city to consider paying municipal workers a living wage instead of the minimum wage, which would mean a bump of $4 per hour.

Developers looking at turning northern Ontario offices into apartments say it's more complicated than it looks

Many have high hopes that empty office buildings in northern Ontario can be one of the main solutions to the housing crisis.  But those looking at the possibilities warn that it's easier said than done.

Timmins hospital the latest in northern Ontario to close its COVID testing centre

We are still officially in a pandemic, but there are more signs that COVID-19 is fading in northeastern Ontario. The latest is the closing of testing clinics and the loosening of masking rules at the region's major hospitals.

Small northern Ontario town gripped with lotto fever as $1M ticket set to expire

The search is on in one small northern Ontario town for a millionaire who might not know it yet. A lotto ticket sold in Larder Lake a year ago is worth $1 million, but not for much longer. 

Family and friends of Renée Sweeney tell Sudbury court to keep convicted killer in jail as long as possible

Court hears from family and friends of Renée Sweeney at hearing to determine when her convicted killer will be eligible for parole.

Editing the oath: Calls grow for Ontario to mention treaty rights in municipal oath of office

There is a call for the Ontario government to reword the oath of office mayors and councillors read when they are sworn in.

Hundreds of CUPE education workers still waiting on pay hike won after province-wide strike

Six months after a province-wide strike by school support staff, many education workers in northern Ontario have yet to see the pay increase they won at the bargaining table.

From financial crisis to identity crisis: Sudbury schools still figuring out life without Laurentian

Two years after Laurentian University cut ties with them in the midst of its financial crisis, the three federated universities it shares a Sudbury campus with are still facing an uncertain future.

Evacuees from James Bay heading home as flooding risk fades, but remote communities face a cloudy future

With the risk of flooding on the Albany River fading away, hundreds of evacuees from Ontario's James Bay Coast will soon be heading home.

Good times for northern Ontario's forest industry, but a new mill wants to avoid the 'boom-bust cycle'

There are plans to make a new kind of wood product at a mothballed plant in northern Ontario. A mill near Wawa is set to be converted to manufacturing wooden siding. It's a sign that the northern forest industry is diversifying away from the ups and downs of the lumber market.