Jon Thompson is TVO’s northwestern Ontario reporter.
EXPLAINER: Two recent reports have identified systemic racism in the Thunder Bay Police Service. Here’s a look at the background, the situation as it stands, and where the city goes from here.
For years, young people have been leaving for school and work. But the city’s employment landscape is changing — and former residents are heading back to be a part of it.
Research shows that fish in the area are contaminated with mercury, which can cause serious health problems in people who eat them — so why have they remained a staple of the local diet?
At this all-Indigenous high school, chef Mandi O’Connor and her students are building community one meal at a time.
The Farabout Peninsula boasts rare plants, threatened animals, historical artifacts, and more — so why won’t the province protect it permanently?
Queen’s Park fell silent when MPP Sol Mamakwa paid tribute to 13-year-old Karlena Kamenawatamin, who killed herself last week. Mamakwa spoke to TVO.org about the suicide crisis on reserves and how government can take action.
When Finnish immigrants came to northwestern Ontario, they brought the sauna tradition with them — now it’s a way of life there.
The province has announced that it’s ending the project early. Now some participants are worried that they’ll lose everything.
A Law Society of Ontario review concludes that lawyers need to radically improve their understanding of Indigenous clients
The Green Party made modest electoral gains in northern Ontario and believe they can continue to build an environmental movement in resource-extraction regions.
The relationship between First Nations, the mining industry, and the province remains strained — but there’s hope that progress can be made after June 7.
Michael Gravelle has been elected six times, despite northwestern Ontario’s recession and unpopular government policies. Now he’s going for win number seven.
Surveillance technology may raise privacy concerns — but after several deaths in the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway, many residents now see it as their best option.
In northwestern Ontario, you’re a long way from the nearest indie theatre. Diehards have built a thriving scene anyway.
The PC leadership candidate has Greg Rickford, a key conservative ally, in her corner.
The search for northwestern Ontario’s ‘dock girls’ shows how little we know about the sex trade.
Last year, the city’s institutions lost public confidence over issues that made national headlines — and there's no resolution in sight.
How redefining palliative care is bringing end-of-life services to First Nations.