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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Northern Ontario fertility clinic 'a light at the end of the tunnel' for couples that had given up

Northern Ontario's first fertility clinic says it's been busier than expected during it's first two years.

Northern Ontario tech firms finding solutions to pandemic problems

A cellphone app that knows if you have a fever and a COVID screening test where you don't have to touch the screen are among the pandemic-inspired technologies being developed in Sudbury.

Vale and DMC Mining Services charged after Sudbury worker is critically injured

A Sudbury mining giant and one of its contractors have been charged after a worker was critically injured in 2019.

3 years ago you could only buy legal weed on First Nations, now some say the industry needs a 'red market'

Three years after dispensaries popped up in First Nations across the province, Indigenous communities are still figuring out how to control cannabis and use it to become more economically and politically independent.
Black History

Black settlers part of the much more 'complex history' of northern Ontario

People generally think about the Black history of northern Ontario only going back a few decades, but it goes back a lot further than that.

'You feel like you're one swab away from a disaster'— battling COVID variants in North Bay

How much the pandemic will change because of the COVID variants could be determined in a small northern Ontario city. North Bay only has a few dozen active COVID cases, but most them are one of the new fast-spreading versions of the virus.

Cross-border workers worry COVID 'politics' could complicate their commutes

The thousands of Ontario workers who commute across the U.S. border have been some of the only ones on the international bridges for the past year and they worry that new restrictions are about to make the quiet drive more complicated.

Ontario ski hills happy to 'salvage' the season, but facing 'devastating' financial losses

Ski season has arrived in Ontario, but now hills and resorts are focused on balancing the books while keeping COVID-19 from spreading on their slopes.

Northern Ontario businesses frustrated as lockdown continues for at least another week

Northern Ontario won't be coming out of lockdown for at least another week, which was a disappointing surprise for some small businesses in the region.

More skating rinks and trails closed in northern Ontario to stop COVID spread, while ski hills can re-open

While some public health officials are encouraging people to get outside for exercise during the pandemic, others are worried that it only helps the spread of COVID-19.