Mary Baxter

Mary Baxter is TVO’s southwestern Ontario Hubs reporter.

Mary Baxter's articles

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 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 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 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.
Published On: March 20, 2020 speaks with David Kaplan, a doctor and the clinical-quality lead for Ontario Health, about clear communication, virtual solutions, and vulnerable populations.
Published On: March 17, 2020
GPs and nurse practitioners play a vital role in the health-care system — but because of the coronavirus, many are struggling to fulfil it.
Published On: March 13, 2020
Thanks to portable Wi-Fi hotspots, some library patrons can go online for free. Critics say that branches shouldn’t be in the business of subsidizing home internet.
Published On: March 05, 2020
When Sue was in hospital, we got conflicting information, pressure, and few good options. Like other Ontarians in her situation, we needed sound advice: we needed an advocate.
Published On: February 26, 2020
The birds usually stop by before heading south for the winter — so what’s keeping them here? speaks with Bird Studies Canada’s Stuart Mackenzie about climate change and crane-watching.
Published On: February 14, 2020
An increasing number of North American cities are using heavy-duty tents to provide temporary shelter to homeless populations — but some critics argue that the stopgap fix can create more problems than it solves.  
Published On: February 05, 2020 speaks with Kitchener’s Heidi Bechtold about her trip to Australia — and her team’s “calling” to save animals threatened by the bushfires.
Published On: January 31, 2020
Front-line workers say homelessness is on the rise in four counties north of London. So why aren’t there more permanent shelter spaces? 
Published On: January 23, 2020
In Chatham-Kent, a new community trust is aiming to buy land, build homes, and alleviate the region’s housing woes.
Published On: January 02, 2020 speaks with Antonio Lennert about when, how, and why to ride the waves on the world's largest freshwater lakes  
Published On: December 23, 2019
The London Food Coalition uses a grassroots network of member groups to rescue 410 kilograms of food each day.