Jessica Pope


Jessica Pope is a journalist and broadcaster with CBC Sudbury. Reach her at, or on Twitter @jesspopecbc.

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Rowan Cuthbert, 22, died after years of drug abuse — and his family says he didn't get the help needed

It's been 10 nightmarish days for a family in South Porcupine, Ontario. On Oct. 9, Anthony Cuthbert went into his son's room to make sure he was up for work. Instead he found Rowan, 22, dead in a chair. 

'I was afraid that they would call Children's Aid:' Sudbury woman opens up about postpartum depression

In the mid-2000s, Andréa Desjardins suffered what about a quarter of Canadian mothers experience: postpartum depression. Now, she's helping other Sudbury moms to work through the pain and guilt.

'Don't give up:' women, children in Sudbury shelter send postcards of love, hope to others

A project at the YWCA Genevra House in Sudbury aims to reach out to women and children living in other emergency shelters around the world — and to share with them a message of love and hope.

Sudbury LGBT woman from Uganda says she can't go back: 'It's like a death sentence'

A Ugandan woman in Sudbury is in legal limbo as she awaits word about whether she'll be allowed to stay in Canada with her three children. She says she fled her home country when she was outed as gay — something that it punishable by years in prison, and possibly death.

Cindy Blackstock to receive honour from Sudbury's Laurentian University

A champion of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children is about to add another doctorate to her collection — this one from Laurentian University in Sudbury. 

Mineral exploration to ramp-up at Sudbury's Wolf Lake

Come February, drills will be fired-up again at the Wolf Lake Forest Reserve in Greater Sudbury — but not without some howling.