Kate Rutherford


Kate Rutherford is a CBC newsreader and reporter in Sudbury. She reaches across northern Ontario to connect with people and their stories. She has worked as a journalist in Saint John, N.B and calls Halifax, N.S. home.

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Sudbury investigating illegal rooming houses targeting unsuspecting international students

International students in Sudbury face their first test the moment they arrive in the city as the countdown to put a roof over their heads begins. It's a new city and culture with new rules, and disorienting after a long journey.

International students describe threats, intolerance while in Sudbury

It’s not the kind of treatment Ranjodh Singh Madaan expected when he came to Sudbury to study at Cambrian College. He and other students are speaking out about racism they’ve experienced while pursuing post-secondary education in the northeastern Ontario city. In 2013, Singh Madaan was just twenty years old and beginning his business studies at Cambrian College. He was one of three turbaned, bearded Sikhs in the city, and he says they felt they stood out.

International students and their stories of how they found Sudbury

The number of international students in Sudbury is growing and becoming more diverse. So are their reasons for picking this destination. Laurentian University was home to more than 430 full-time international students last year from fifteen countries, the highest proportion of those are from China.

Laurentian and Cambrian say money not motive in pursuing more international students

A growing number of students are flying halfway around the world to Sudbury for post secondary education.The risks are huge.The students, Sudbury and its academic institutions all stand to benefit.

Underground supervised injection site in Sudbury pops up in Louis St. neighborhood

It almost looked like someone was camping on city-owned land near Junction Creek off Louis Street on Friday in downtown Sudbury, but the real purpose of the encampment was not recreation, but to provide a safe place to inject drugs.

Sudbury MPP tightens social media security after phishing scam on Facebook

Over the weekend, someone used the Facebook profile of Sudbury M-P-P Jamie West to try to get sensitive information from friends on his list on the weekend. It's called phishing — with a p-h.

Parliament passes Charlie Angus's motion to establish national suicide prevention action plan

As parliamentarians voted unanimously Wednesday evening in favour of a national suicide prevention action plan, Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus, who proposed the private member's motion, says he was reciting in his head the names of all the young people lost to suicide on northern Ontario First Nations.

Greater Sudbury Public Library takes on cost of interlibrary loans

The Greater Sudbury Public Library says it is going to start covering the cost of getting books sent in from other libraries in Ontario that are requested locally. That's because the provincial government has halved funding to the system that provides interlibrary loans, which won't be able to cover postage any longer.

Community member urges Moose Cree First Nation to preserve North French watershed at all costs

A member of the Moose Cree First Nation is so troubled by recent events in his community that he is speaking out publicly.

Sudbury mining innovation CEO touts Ontario's mining safety record globally

A South African-American miner is turning to global experts, including one from Sudbury, to restore safe production after a year marred by tragedy at its operations. The President and CEO of MIRARCO Mining Innovation at Laurentian University, Vic Pakalnis, is part of a Global Safe Production Advisory Panel formed by Sibanye-Stillwater.

Researcher still wanted to determine if Sudbury needs supervised drug consumption site

Following a recent town hall on the tainted drug crisis in Sudbury, some people asked about the status of getting a supervised drug consumption and treatment site going in the city.

Families shine light on stigma at Sudbury town hall on tainted drug crisis

The families of those lost to tainted drug overdoses in Sudbury raised their voices publicly at a town hall on the opioid crisis in Sudbury on Saturday.They are sending the message that their loved ones transcend statistics and that the stigma of addiction needs to lift in order to fight toxic opioids such as fentanyl.

Spike in vehicle collisions in Sudbury due to weather and human error

Sudbury police say the number of car crashes in a recent two week period skyrocketed. There were 382 reported collisions between January 22 and February 5.

Frank Dottori stepping down from White River Forest Products

Frank Dottori admits he'll never retire. He says at the age of 79, he will hand over day-to-day control of his company, White River Forest Products. But he says that's a practical decision to ensure the succession of the company should he "not wake up in the morning".

Sudbury employee honoured for app coordinating clean-up in wake of July microburst

A city employee was awarded for his creation that helped crews clean-up following a microburst that roared through Sudbury, this summer.