Charnel Anderson's articles
Published On: January 15, 2021
The city halted fare collection in the face of COVID-19. Now a local advocacy coalition wants council to make no-cost travel permanent.
Published On: December 21, 2020
Earlier this month, Brayden Bushby was found guilty in the death of an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay. Ahead of his sentencing, TVO.org speaks to three Indigenous women from the city about the case’s significance — and what it means for the community.
Published On: December 04, 2020
Many restaurants in the province are fighting to stay open. In Thunder Bay, some restaurants are shutting their dining rooms even though they don’t have to.
Published On: November 24, 2020
Over the past year, residents have been seeing more and more of them: pinhole leaks in copper pipes. They suspect they know why — but the city isn’t talking.
Published On: November 10, 2020
OPINION: I was 13 years old the first time I collected my “treaty money.” Since then, I’ve come to understand more what the experience means for me, my family, and Canada.
Published On: October 23, 2020
To get fresh produce, Sheshegwaning First Nation turned to a technology initially developed for growing food in space. But is it a real solution for food insecurity?
Published On: October 13, 2020
More than a century ago, two residential-school students died near the institution in Sault Ste. Marie. Now researchers and survivors are trying to discover their identities.
Published On: September 09, 2020
School reopening presents a real threat for First Nations communities, where education has historically been underfunded. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, still waiting for federal dollars, is turning to land-based learning.
Published On: August 18, 2020
A forest fire displaced a small Ontario community — so nearby towns gave fleeing residents a place to go.
Published On: August 07, 2020
Researchers think the puzzling rock formation might have been a sacred site — but a local Indigenous community is not so sure.
Published On: July 23, 2020
Communication. Harm reduction. Humour. The Shelter House’s Street Outreach Services team provides services and support for vulnerable people year-round — now it’s pivoted to preventing COVID-19.
Published On: June 25, 2020
When it comes to food banks, some experts say there’s a lack of accountability — and they’re calling for new ways to support Ontarians in need.
Published On: June 11, 2020
TVO.org is speaking to activists across Ontario to find out what's happening in their communities — and how they're fighting injustice. Today, we interview Tania Cameron and Katrina Osborne of Kenora.
Published On: June 04, 2020
After a number of food banks in Thunder Bay ceased operating, the city moved to a new centralized model. Critics say it raises public-health risks — and limits access to food for the people who need it.
Published On: May 23, 2020
City council has once again voted down backyard chickens. Some residents think that’s a big clucking deal.
Published On: May 14, 2020
People in the north are snapping up seeds so that they can grow their own food — and find a slice of serenity.
Published On: January 22, 2020
In Ontario, more than 80 per cent of Indigenous people live off-reserve, but public-health data about them is almost non-existent. A new research initiative aims to change that.
Published On: March 11, 2019
OPINION: By offering Jody Wilson-Raybould the position of Minister of Indigenous Services, the prime minister signalled that he still has a lot to learn about reconciliation, writes Charnel Anderson.