three people behind a desk in a council chamber from the article Should you have to pay to file complaints about politicians?
Many city councils across Ontario are looking to fees as a way to rein in the costs of integrity-commissioner investigations — but critics say that approach threatens local democracy.
plants grow under pink lights from the article Vertical farming is on the rise in Ontario
Experts say that a technology developed for space travel could help good things grow right here at home.
aerial view of a city near a lake from the article Inside Niagara’s affordable-housing crisis
With the tourism industry struggling and a long wait for subsidized housing, experts worry that more people in the area will be pushed into homelessness.
a Canada goose spreading its wings from the article Why this man is (literally) on a wild-goose chase in Hamilton
Armed with pyrotechnics, lasers, and more, Michael von Kaitz patrols the waterfront to do his job for the city — scare Canada geese.

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Published On: November 20, 2020
What 's the result of Ontario's fairly recent requirement that municipalities have a system for accountability?
Published On: October 09, 2020
COVID-19 isn’t the only virus you want to avoid this Thanksgiving. Find out how to keep yourself and your family safe when working, learning, and socializing online.
Published On: October 07, 2020
Every year since the Spanish flu outbreak in 1919, people have made a pilgrimage to the town to honour the Polish men who died at a military training camp — and the “angel of mercy” who cared for them.
Published On: October 02, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Nicole Crimi about her new book, "Patty and the Pandemic," and what kids need to know about COVID-19.
Published On: September 24, 2020
The pandemic has more people avoiding indoor spaces and taking up outdoor activities. What is Hamilton-Niagara region doing to make streets and sidewalks safe for children getting to class?
Published On: September 08, 2020
On top of the regular back-to-school stress, students are dealing with a pandemic. So public and Catholic boards in Hamilton and Niagara Region are working to support their mental well-being.
Published On: August 24, 2020
Can online city council meetings during COVID-19 achieve the same goals as pre-pandemic times?
Published On: August 20, 2020
Niagara Recycling processes troublesome materials that other facilities won’t and even sells a trademarked recycled product — but new provincial rules threaten its survival.
Published On: August 13, 2020
Like most other things, council meetings have largely gone virtual. And that’s led to some unexpected — and many predictable — complications.
Published On: August 06, 2020
As Ontarians head to pools and beaches to beat the heat, lifeguards are going back to basics to protect swimmers — and themselves.
Published On: July 30, 2020
Conventions are a key source of sales for writers and artists. They’re also notorious for spreading sickness. So how is Ontario’s con community adapting to COVID-19?
Published On: July 22, 2020
Gypsy-moth caterpillars are killing trees throughout the province. This research team thinks understanding how they pee could help defeat them.
Published On: July 14, 2020
TVO.org speaks with recent grad Michael Jobity about engineering, entrepreneurship — and what robotics and artificial intelligence can bring to music.
Published On: July 09, 2020
With the border still closed and people sticking closer to home, one of the province’s major tourist hubs is looking to sell itself as an appealing domestic destination.
Published On: July 02, 2020
Research shows that masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19. So should we be required to wear them? And if so, who would give the order?
Published On: June 23, 2020
Scientists at McMaster University are looking to devise and implement a provincewide way to detect the novel coronavirus — and it involves wastewater.
Published On: June 22, 2020
The pandemic has interrupted training for dogs for people who have visual or hearing impairments, disabilities, epilepsy, autism, or diabetes. Here’s what that means for the dogs — and for the people who rely on them.
Published On: June 15, 2020
Brock University plans to go mostly online in September — and experts say that will have a major economic impact.