Jonathan Pinto

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Jonathan Pinto is the host of Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for Northern Ontario and is based in Sudbury. He was formerly a reporter/editor and an associate producer at CBC Windsor. Email jonathan.pinto@cbc.ca.

Latest from Jonathan Pinto

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Sudbury Finnish bakery celebrating 60 years in business

Up North host Jonathan Pinto chats with head baker Aaron Laakso.
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Thunder Bay sausage makers staying true to original recipes

North Country Premium Sausage is a Thunder Bay company that prides itself on making its signature products the same way it did when it started three decades ago.
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Check out this small-batch kombucha made on Manitoulin Island

If you're looking for something a little healthier to drink to start off your new year, a tiny business on Manitoulin Island may have just the ticket.
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Sip air-roasted coffee from this St. Joseph Island coffee company

"We roast coffee in what would look like a large commercial popcorn popper," explains co-owner Shane Hoffmann.
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Find out why this Vermilion Bay bakery puts cayenne pepper in their date squares

"Our tagline is 'homemade from scratch deliciousness,'" says co-owner Eleanor Heidebrecht.
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Bite into a northern-inspired gourmet burger at Dida's in Earlton

Owner Linda Loranger prides herself on using local ingredients for her culinary creations
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Chomp into fresh, squeaky cheese curds at Sudbury's Nickel City Cheese

Nickel City Cheese opened in 2018. They use local milk to produce roughly 150 kilograms of cheese every day.
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Thunder Bay bakery letting customers choose price for pizza slice

Both Hands Wood-Fired Pizzeria and Bakery has a history with offering some non-traditional specials, such as a Wednesday discount for not using your phone, and sliding scale pricing for Saturday lunches. Now, as a response to the economic hardship caused by the pandemic, the business is letting customers pay what they can for a slice of pizza.
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Thunder Bay bakery letting customers choose price for pizza slice

Both Hands Wood-Fired Pizzeria and Bakery has a history with offering some non-traditional specials, such as a Wednesday discount for not using your phone, and sliding scale pricing for Saturday lunches. Now, as a response to the economic hardship caused by the pandemic, the business is letting customers pay what they can for a slice of pizza.
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Tuck into globally-inspired eats at Kenora's Hungry Pug Cafe

You're just likely to find homemade kimchi as you are bacon and eggs at this Second Street spot.
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Peek inside Sudbury's first Indian grocery store

Tired of driving four hours to Toronto to buy groceries, Jimmy and Leena Rathod decided to take matters into their own hands and open Sudbury's first Indian grocery store.
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Find out how more than 250 families directly support this Pass Lake farm

Named after nearby Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Sleepy G farm is a small organic vegetable and beef farm in Pass Lake that runs on a model known as community-supported agriculture.
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Change the only constant at Radical Gardens in Timmins

Up North's Jonathan Pinto spoke with Brianna Humphrey, owner of Radical Gardens in Timmins about how her constantly-evolving and expanding food empire came to be.
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Thunder Oak Cheese Farm celebrating a quarter century of gouda-making

Up North's Jonathan Pinto spoke with co-owner and head cheesemaker Walter Schep about how it began.
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Boiling before baking the 'secret' behind Sudbury's Salty Dog Bagels

Salty Dog Bagels started three years ago at the Sudbury Market. In 2019, they opened up a bakery on Larch Street - and claim to be northern Ontario's only authentic bagel shop.

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