a man standing with cows in the background from the article Why this new prison farm is sowing controversy
Nearly decade after the farm at Kingston’s Collins Bay Institution closed, a new one is set to open — but not all those who fought for it are celebrating.  
Haley House in Peterborough from the article How this Ontario halfway house cares for dying prisoners
TVO.org talks to Dan Haley, founder of Peterborough’s Haley House, about the special needs of elderly prisoners — and how to help them die with dignity.
a woman giving a lecture from the article Beer, biodiversity, and little brown bats: Welcome to Peterborough’s Conservation Café
Once a month, scientists gather at a local pub to talk about their findings and their work — and everyone’s invited. It’s all part of an effort to break down barriers between experts and the public.
dental chair from the article Why millennials are worried about their teeth
As the gig economy expands, employer-provided dental plans are getting rarer — and that’s bad news for millennial dental health.

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Published On: June 28, 2019
When David and Sharon Cation bought a 270-hectare parcel near Coboconk, they knew they wanted to protect it. So they donated it to a land trust and turned it into a wildlife preserve.
Published On: June 14, 2019
In the green-burial section of Glenwood Cemetery, in Picton, there’s no steel, no concrete, and no formaldehyde — just bodies, sometimes blankets, and earth
Published On: May 27, 2019
The Tory government is planning to change the way victims are assessed and financially compensated — and critics are worried that vulnerable people will suffer.  
Published On: May 15, 2019
In the mid-1840s, tens of thousands of Irish immigrants arrived in the Province of Canada, desperate to find a home. At the Great Famine Voices Roadshow, you’ll hear their stories.
Published On: May 07, 2019
For this Indigenous community, goat farming offers the potential for profit — and a return to traditional practices.
Published On: May 02, 2019
Every week, hosts from Queen’s University’s CFRC reach out to listeners behind bars.
Published On: April 24, 2019
Volunteers throughout the province are turning old infrastructure into new gardens — part of a larger movement toward greening urban spaces.
Published On: April 18, 2019
These entrepreneurs see business opportunities beyond the mere growing and retailing of pot products. But can the province really become a destination for cannabis-related tourism?  
Published On: April 04, 2019
The eastern Ontario city is home to hundreds of feral felines —and residents are divided over what to do with them.
Published On: March 26, 2019
The Machine Mavericks, a group of 14 Kingston-area students, are gearing up for a robotics competition — and encouraging tech-minded girls to get involved in STEM
Published On: March 12, 2019
Why do some Ontarians treat ice fishing like a kind of outland winter religion? TVO.org sent one underdressed reporter to White Lake, an hour west of Ottawa, to find out.
Published On: March 07, 2019
This week, the city became the first in Ontario to pass such a motion. But will it lead to action?
Published On: February 21, 2019
Instead of raising property taxes to fund its climate-change plans, Peterborough has gone a different route — it’s accepting voluntary donations from residents.
Published On: February 07, 2019
More elderly Ontarians are entering hospitals and long-term care-homes with their own teeth and need focused oral care — but facilities may not be equipped to provide it.
Published On: February 01, 2019
At Amherst Island’s CJAI 92.1 FM, volunteers host shows, work the mixing board, and woo advertisers — it’s just one of many small local radio stations across the province trying to do more with less.
Published On: January 04, 2019
In 2015, Abdel Malek Al-Jasem arrived here with his wife and children. But three years and countless application forms later, his brothers are still in Lebanon. What will it take to bring them to Canada?
Published On: December 14, 2018
The city's strategy is number one in the country, according to a new study. So what is Kingston's secret?
Published On: December 03, 2018
From 1917 to 1934, the Trenton Film Plant made more than 1,500 silent films. We talked to local historian Peggy Dymond Leavey about the studio’s heyday — and its biggest box-office bomb.