Mary Baxter

Mary Baxter is TVO’s southwestern Ontario Hubs reporter.

Mary Baxter's articles

Published On: February 22, 2021
Public-health restrictions have boosted interest in outdoor activity — and experts say that could threaten the health of environmentally sensitive areas.
Published On: February 16, 2021
TVO.org speaks with U of T professor Funké Aladejebi about mid-20th- century Black women teachers — “the early architects of anti-racist education in Canada.”
Published On: February 03, 2021
TVO.org speaks with personal support worker Beth Kyle about the hardships and heroes that inspire her work during COVID-19.
Published On: January 22, 2021
In response to COVID-19, the board shifted to phone and online hearings — and advocates say that jeopardizes access to justice for vulnerable tenants.
Published On: January 06, 2021
TVO.org speaks with bird ecologist Sonya Richmond about why she and her partner quit their jobs, sold their house — and set out to explore the world’s longest recreational trail.
Published On: December 30, 2020
As organizations providing free meals in Bruce and Grey Counties saw demand increase during the pandemic, Dean and Maxine Benders opened their church doors to lend support.
Published On: December 18, 2020
Taking a street-medicine approach, Sanguen Mobile Health Clinic aims to treat patients where they are most likely to be rather than the emergency room.
Published On: December 10, 2020
Some respite services have been deemed inessential during the pandemic — and that’s leaving many Ontario families struggling to cope.
Published On: November 24, 2020
The Tories changed provincial regulations with the aim of getting people into housing faster — but advocates say the new approach could create new issues and exacerbate homelessness.
Published On: November 12, 2020
Last week, a judicial inquiry released a report on transactions in Collingwood — and highlighted serious issues with lobbying. Should more municipalities establish registries?
Published On: October 30, 2020
The province wants to axe ranked-choice voting. London wants to keep it. Does the city have any options?
Published On: October 22, 2020
Non-occupational cases are on the rise — and experts are calling on government to introduce a national strategy. Here’s what they’re proposing.
Published On: October 15, 2020
The area is home to a thriving agricultural industry — but experts say too many locals lack access to fresh produce. That’s where this mobile market comes in.
Published On: October 07, 2020
Richard Peddie once served as president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Why has he opened a bookstore in Amherstburg?
Published On: October 02, 2020
COVID-19 has strained the health-care sector — and some are worried that there aren’t enough PSWs in training to deal with the crisis.
Published On: September 30, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Carley Gallant-Jenkins, of the Woodland Cultural Centre, about Orange Shirt Day — and making sure that voices that were taken away are now being heard.
Published On: September 15, 2020
Public-health measures are changing how classrooms function — and creating new challenges for kids who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Published On: September 10, 2020
Many Ontarians are worried about the government’s school-reopening plan — so some are opting to swap the province's curriculum for their own.