Good News for SAMSSA – Funding for journalists who will spread SAMSSA stories.

Funding for journalists who will spread SAMSSA stories.



Hugh Kruzel

Contribution to dozens of publications on a variety of topics requires a great network of experts to guide and draw on. Hugh insists he is more of a seamstress or tailor than a writer as what he does is stitches ideas, conversations, and insight into cohesive stories.

Hugh was thrilled to be invited to join NORCAT in 2014; re-immersed into the combined world of mining, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Hugh knows northern Ontario and the economic, political and geological factors that shape the success of our towns and cities.

He graduated from Laurentian, Western, and UVic, plus holds professional certification in Project Management from Schulich, and another in Communications from Royal Roads.



Jenny Lamothe

A freelance writer for more than ten years, Jenny Lamothe has retained a roster of clients that include the CBC, Post Media, Sun Media, The Daily Commercial news, and the Sudbury Chamber the Commerce, among others.

Originally from a farming community outside of Barrie, Ontario, 16 years in northern Ontario has taught Jenny there is no going south anymore, and she must always have boreal in her blood.

Happiest in her vegetable garden, or playing outside with her nephews and nieces, Jenny is thrilled to be a part of the SAMSSA team.



Laura Stricker

Laura Stricker, a freelance writer and communications professional, worked as a reporter at the Sudbury Star for three-and-a-half years. In that time she won two Ontario Newspaper Awards and was nominated for a third. 

Laura has written extensively about politics and mining. Also a former Cambrian College employee, Laura is a big fan of Sudbury and the northern Ontario lifestyle. She is happy to be part of the SAMSSA team.