Mary Baxter

Mary Baxter is TVO’s southwestern Ontario Hubs reporter.

Mary Baxter's articles

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.
Published On: August 12, 2020
More than one southwestern Ontario park got its start as a dump. Such transformations create havens for nature — but they can come with challenges.
Published On: August 04, 2020
TVO.org speaks with border expert Bill Anderson about supply chains, economic impacts — and what we could do instead of opening the border.
Published On: July 20, 2020
Bill 175 changes who is responsible for administering home and community care. But does it open the door to further privatization?
Published On: July 15, 2020
Some workers employed part-time by agencies have also been working in long-term-care and retirement homes — but no one’s tracking whether they’re spreading the coronavirus.
Published On: July 11, 2020
Many Ontarians with disabilities count on personal-support workers to live independently — and that’s sparking worries about a heightened risk of COVID-19.
Published On: July 09, 2020
Patios are back. More stores and services are up and running. But, for many Ontarians with disabilities, life is not returning to a pre-pandemic normal.
Published On: July 03, 2020
Roundtables. Liaison. Community consultations. The city is developing a strategy — but activists say they’re not seeing quick and decisive action.
Published On: June 26, 2020
Rogelio Muñoz Santos died in a Windsor hospital in early June. Advocates say that he was the victim not just of COVID-19 — but also of a predatory system.
Published On: June 12, 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 Princess Doe and Natasha Daley of the student-run advocacy group Making It Awkward
Published On: June 11, 2020
Therapeutic-riding centres offer children and adults living with disabilities opportunities for recreation and physical therapy. But COVID-19 is keeping many from the horses they rely on.
Published On: May 30, 2020
Artificial intelligence. Ultrasound. Firefighters’ masks. All tools that researchers in the city are currently using to understand — and combat — COVID-19.
Published On: May 15, 2020
Some farmers’ markets are closed until further notice — others are getting set for a season unlike any they’ve seen before.
Published On: May 11, 2020
TVO.org speaks with professor Stephen Gaetz about the challenges facing the homeless population during the pandemic — and strengthening supports now and in the future.
Published On: May 11, 2020
As the state of emergency continues in Ontario, experts are growing concerned about its impacts on an often hard-to-track population.
Published On: April 28, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Craig Thompson, executive director of Ontario’s patient ombudsman’s office, about its role during the pandemic — and the concerns it’s hearing from patients, families, and workers.