Jon Thompson

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Jon Thompson is TVO’s northwestern Ontario reporter.

Jon Thompson's articles

Published On: Apr 06,2020
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is temporarily allowing graduating residents to serve as doctors and locums. Will that be enough to make up for the regional shortages?
Published On: Mar 19,2020
Sioux Lookout has 5,200 residents, but its local health-care facilities treat thousands more — many of them from 33 remote First Nations. How is it preparing for the coronavirus?  
Published On: Mar 11,2020
In a city known for systemic inequalities, the library has made inclusiveness a priority.  
Published On: Feb 24,2020
A culinary program is providing refugees with safety training — and serving up dishes that are changing the city’s food scene.
Published On: Feb 06,2020
TVO.org speaks with Tamara Bernard about creating safe spaces to honour and pay tribute to murdered and missing Indigenous woman and girls.  
Published On: Jan 16,2020
Climate change. Unpredictable harvests. Barn fires. Farmers face constant threats to their livelihood — and that can take a psychological toll.
Published On: Jan 14,2020
TVO.org speaks with 14-year-old Taylor Gorrie about her personal experiences with schoolyard violence — and the program she developed to support students and bring bullies and victims together  
Published On: Dec 20,2019
At the Thunder Bay International Airport, travelers now choose from craft beer brewed nearby, local produce, and beef jerky from a downtown butcher.
Published On: Dec 03,2019
Communities in the north have historically faced a lack of dedicated arts space — but all that’s changing. 
Published On: Nov 22,2019
The city’s drag community is thriving — and reckoning with its new mainstream appeal.
Published On: Nov 13,2019
TVO.org speaks with Yamaan Alsumadi about positive conversations — and why she hosts opens houses at the city’s only mosque  
Published On: Oct 31,2019
Ghosts. Sasquatches. UFOs. Meet the man who’s been tracking sightings in the Thunder Bay area for almost three decades.  
Published On: Oct 10,2019
Northern communities need new workers. Newcomers need jobs. But most immigrants to Ontario settle in the GTA — can the federal government help change that?
Published On: Oct 03,2019
Northern Ontario struggles with a lack of access to affordable, nutritious food. TVO.org talks to federal candidates about how they'd approach the problem.
Published On: Sep 27,2019
Sixteen First Nations in the riding of Kenora have no access to clean water. What is the federal government doing about it?  
Published On: Sep 16,2019
TVO.org talks with Scott Higgins, a scientist with the Experimental Lakes Area, about data collection and what a half-century of research reveals about climate change.  
Published On: Sep 13,2019
The Northern Ontario Angels match local entrepreneurs with local investors — experts say it could be exactly what the region needs.  
Published On: Sep 03,2019
TVO.org speaks with people close to the issue about why it’s proved so divisive — and what the future may hold for Indigenous-government relations in the north.