Mary Baxter

Mary Baxter is TVO’s southwestern Ontario Hubs reporter.

Mary Baxter's articles

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.
Published On: April 14, 2020
More than 30,000 migrant workers travel to farms in Ontario and Atlantic Canada each year. But the pandemic is posing new challenges for these seasonal labourers.
Published On: March 31, 2020
The Thornbury Foodland was concerned it wouldn’t be able to regularly sanitize and keep up with delivery orders. So members of the community stepped up.
Published On: March 23, 2020
TVO.org speaks with veterinary internal-medicine specialist Scott Weese about COVID-19’s potential impact on animals and whether vets should be considered an essential service.