Sarah MacMillan

Sarah MacMillan is a reporter with CBC Sudbury. She previously worked with CBC P.E.I. You can contact her at

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NOSM students launch app to help people obtain naloxone and train them to administer it

A group of medical students at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) hope a new cell phone app will increase access to naloxone and reduce the number of fatal opioid overdoses in northern Ontario.

Sudbury parent vows to fight for accommodations for daughter with auditory processing disorder

When Paige Skevington sits in class at Confederation Secondary School in Sudbury, she often has a hard time following the lessons, and the class discussions. 

Sudbury councillors vote to send letter to province about Laurentian funding

The City of Greater Sudbury is joining the growing call for the province of Ontario to provide additional funding to Laurentian University. 

Sudbury businesses welcome back customers as lockdown measures lift

When the doors at Bay Used Books in downtown Sudbury opened to the public Tuesday for the first time in seven weeks, Cory Gaudette was excited to see many regulars back at the store to browse and shop.

Remembering Shelley Madden: daughter, sister, 'larger than life'

Shelley Madden died of an overdose in 2004, at age 22. While 17 years have passed, her family continues to grieve. She's one of more than 150 people being remembered by rows of white crosses in downtown Sudbury.

Remembering Michael Ovis: someone who made life 'a huge adventure'

Michael Ovis died in August 2020, at age 32. He's one of more than 150 people being remembered by rows of white crosses in downtown Sudbury — all victims of the ongoing opioid crisis. 

Remembering Melissa Eden: mother, nature lover, 'a beautiful person'

Melissa Eden died of a fentanyl overdose in November. She's one of more than 150 people being remembered by rows of white crosses in downtown Sudbury — representing lives lost to the opioid crisis.  

Remembering Ryan Sidun: hockey player, pilot, 'fun loving and caring'

Ryan Sidun died of an accidental overdose on Feb. 22, 2020. He's one of more than 150 Sudburians being remembered with a white cross in the city's downtown.

Rows of white crosses in downtown Sudbury, Ont., honour those lost to opioid crisis

What has become a haunting memorial in downtown Sudbury, Ont., started with a single white wooden cross erected by a grieving mother in October, at the spot where her 22-year-old son had died of an opioid overdose. A few months later, there are now more than 150 wooden crosses at the site, each bearing the name of someone else — another life lost to the opioid crisis.

Families worry new Ontario Autism Program won't be truly needs-based

New information about the province's plans for the Ontario Autism Program has some advocates worried that it won't be truly a needs-based program.