Jan Lakes


Jan Lakes is a producer at CBC Sudbury. You can reach her at jan.lakes@cbc.ca or find her on Twitter @lakesCBC.

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Stories of strength and determination from 3 recovering addicts in Sudbury

A closer look at the growing problem of opioid use in Sudbury and northeastern Ontario.

A Sudbury church group is using its talented crafters to help others in the community

The group meets every two weeks in the basement of the Calvin Presbyterian church in Sudbury. The goal is to engage shut-ins in social activity and help people in need.

Team in Sault Ste. Marie recognized for "housing first" approach to homelessness

The Homelessness Prevention Team in Sault Ste. Marie was awarded the Local Municipal Champion Award for its work to find stable homes for people in the community.

This free little library is bringing the neighbourhood together

Tara Levesque didn't think that her little library would become such a bit part of her life. Little did she know that it would become a community gathering place and something that brings her so much joy.

Teaching the traditional way of tanning hides on M'Chigeeng First Nation

Tanning in the traditional way is not for the faint of heart. It takes twelve days to scrape, soak, wring out and smoke moose and deer hides to get them ready.

Ontario Queen of the Furrows to make appearance at Warren Fair

When Derika Nauta is home, you will find her doing everything from milking the cows to picking rocks out of the field. It is all in a days work for someone who grew up on a farm. And add to that, her job this year is to be an ambassador for the agricultural world in the province.

New lakefront patio to open at Sudbury's Science North this Thursday

Science North is opening what they are simply calling The Patio this week. It will be a place for people to enjoy live music and locally sourced food and drink.

Unwanted ink no longer for life says owner of new Sudbury tattoo removal business

Blackout tattoo removal is a new business in Sudbury that uses laser technology to fade and remove unwanted tattoos.

Kitten burned in fire recovering at Walden Animal hospital

The little kitten named Dobby is getting round the clock treatment at the Walden Animal hospital in Sudbury, Ont., after he was found injured following a garage fire.

New store for Sudbury to help reduce waste

The Nickel Refillery will be a place where you can shop for things such as shampoo, hand soap and window cleaner in bulk, but you will need to either bring, borrow or buy your own reusable container.

Meet these northern Ontario kindness ninjas

This kindergarten class has joined the growing movement of the kindness ninja who doing good deeds for their friends, family and community.

Cutting edge heart surgery at Sudbury's Health Sciences North

For the last several months, the hospital in Sudbury has been offering heart surgery without cracking open your ribs to get to your heart.

Tennis legend and Olympic gold medalist, Daniel Nestor, visits Sudbury

Olympic gold tennis champion Daniel Nestor will be sharing some of his wisdome with aspiring tennis players at the Sudbury Indoor Tennis Club this weekend.

Seniors in Sudbury get a second chance at prom

It isn't everyday you get a second chance to go to your prom. And for some it could be the very first time.  But thanks to students at Lo-Ellen Secondary School and home care company Home Instead Senior Care seniors are getting a chance to do just that. 

Public Health Sudbury looking for people living in poverty to sign up for program

Circles is a program that brings together people in the community to help those trying to get out of poverty.