Jordan Johnston

Hello, my name is Jordan and I am from Brighton, Ontario a small town not many know about. I currently attend Laurier in my 3rd year for Criminology and work as the local news editor for the Sputnik. I have a passion for writing and do enjoy it as a way to clear my mind. I am a very open minded and ambitious person who takes time to enjoy the little things in life. My team of writers and I do our best to bring you the most informative and relatable news stories happening locally. My favourite quote and something I live my life by is…”it is better to live and learn than to never have lived at all.”

International Women’s Day

March 8 marked the well-known International Women’s Day. This day held for over 100 years, recognizes the achievements and demands of women globally. The first Women’s day was held in 1909. On this day, many groups and organizations are recognized […]

Let’s talk about mental health

“Canadians talked like never before” was the general message Bell Canada gave after the success of their annual Bell Let’s Talk Day.. On February 8th, over 96, 000, 000 tweets, Facebook shares, texts and phone calls were made in order […]

The death of the Canadian penny

It will now cost more money to ask someone what they’re thinking. Four cents more to be exact. The Canadian penny, the lowest currency has been around since 1858, but as of this month, the penny is dead. The penny […]

Idle No More turns to City Hall

Idle no more

Idle No More has become a global movement. For a slight recap, protesters all across the country stated their action to protest the Harper government and fight for aboriginal rights and affairs. The government has imposed bills that will change […]

LCBO express project

The Ontario Ministry of Finance announced a new project expanding throughout the province. LBCO express stores will be opening up in grocery stores in the near future. Other provinces, such as Quebec,  already have the option to buy alcohol at […]

Santa is coming to town!

Brantford, Ont. – Toys Alive is the theme for the 38th Santa Claus parade that will take place on Saturday, November 24 at 6 P.M. There will be many extravagant floats that have opportunities to win different awards. The parade […]

Potential teachers’ strike looming

Ontario – Teachers will not be permitted to strike under the proposed legislation enacted by Dalton McGuinty to impose a two year wage freeze. Teachers must negotiate deals that do not include pay increases.  The reason for this is in […]

VIA Rail frustrates commuters

Brantford – The Via Rail station located on Wadsworth Street began imposing paid parking in August.  The nearby street space in front of the station has since then been free and no commuters have chosen to park there. The Brantford […]

McGuinty’s shocking resignation

Dalton McGuinty has been the Ontario Premier for the last nine years, since 2003. McGuinty recently declared that he will be resigning from his position as of April 2013, when a new Liberal leader will take his place. Rumors have […]

Iranian students caught in political crossfire

The Canadian government recently closed the Iranian embassy in Ottawa, leaving over 3,000 students without support. Students were not notified about the closure, which left them surprised and stranded. Iranian students are now left without funding, translators, documents and/or counselling […]