a man stands next to a portrait from the article ‘A great land defender and defender of the people’: Remembering Chief Gary Potts
For decades, the Anishinaabe trapper-turned-chief advocated for his community — and inspired respect across partisan lines. TVO.org speaks with the people whose lives he touched.
exterior shot of a school building from the article How these remote communities are going back to school during COVID-19
Lagging internet. Fewer board staff. Funding disparities. In the James Bay area, schools face a specific set of challenges heading into the year.
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Last year, North Bay hosted 15 productions that brought in $46 million to the local economy. This year, COVID-19 has created new challenges on set — and halted many shoots altogether.
 from the article On the front lines of Sudbury’s opioid epidemic 
As Ontario experiences a surge in suspected drug-toxicity deaths, front-line harm-reduction workers in the north are fighting to save lives during a pandemic.

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Published On: March 31, 2020
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Published On: March 20, 2020
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Published On: March 19, 2020
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Published On: March 16, 2020
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Published On: March 12, 2020
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Published On: February 27, 2020
A new health centre in Timmins is offering its services in French — and aims to be “a gathering place” for the francophone community.  
Published On: February 10, 2020
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Published On: February 04, 2020
Two years ago, Joey Knapaysweet and Agnes Sutherland died in police custody, and the city was forced to reckon with its “pervasive” anti-Indigenous racism. TVO.org looks at what has changed — and what hasn’t.
Published On: January 16, 2020
St. Joseph Island is the province’s leading regional producer of maple syrup — but extreme weather poses new risks to the industry.
Published On: January 06, 2020
The region’s francophone senior population is among the fastest-growing in the province — and critics say not enough is being done to attract French-speaking migrants.
Published On: December 12, 2019
TVO.org speaks with experts and researchers about warming temperatures — and their effects on the geese, muskrats, and polar bears at Polar Bear Provincial Park.  
Published On: December 09, 2019
Sudbury is home to Canada’s largest mural. Sault Ste. Marie launched a mural pilot this summer. North Bay is currently mulling creating a new mural. Here’s why municipalities are mad for murals.
Published On: December 06, 2019
Sault Ste. Marie has received nearly 900 bylaw-related calls since September — but it has only two bylaw officers on staff.  
Published On: November 18, 2019
By buying and renovating derelict properties and arranging forgivable loans, Sault Ste. Marie is aiming to give the working poor a shot at homeownership.
Published On: November 15, 2019
As temperatures drop and homelessness increases, shelters in the north face a critical question — how to make sure there’s enough space to accommodate those in need
Published On: November 08, 2019
About 700 Italian-Canadians,suffered internment during World War II — they had had not committed crimes, were not officially charged, and were given few chances to defend themselves.
Published On: October 17, 2019
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