giant nickel on the left and smokestack on the right from the article Roadside-attraction showdown: Sudbury’s Big Nickel
The giant coin is now a northeastern mainstay and tourist attraction — but it almost didn’t get built.
an adult and three children walk down a snowy path by a building from the article ‘So they can be at peace’: St. Anne’s residential school survivors still fight for justice
The institution closed in 1976. The litigation continues to this day.  Here’s a 29-year timeline of how the St. Anne’s case developed.
a woman with long hair and a blue skirt stands in front of rows of shoes from the article ‘Not forgotten children’: Honouring the victims and survivors of residential schools
In the wake of the discovery of 215 children’s remains in Kamloops, community members in Timmins and the James Bay area speak of trauma, healing, and the need for action.
two men carry a box of supplies from the article Kashechewan’s COVID-19 emergency had pre-pandemic roots
By mid-June, the community of around 2,000 people had 232 cases. Local leadership says that federal response came too late and that long-standing issues urgently need to be fixed.

Most Recent in Northeastern

Published On: January 26, 2021
Twenty years later, residents and politicians continue to debate whether creating the City of Greater Sudbury was a good idea.
Published On: January 21, 2021
At Misiway Milopemahtesewin, in Timmins, counselling is grounded in traditional teachings — helping people process a shared set of traumas and reconnect with their cultures.
Published On: December 08, 2020
Although Nikitha Balasubramanya and her family are Hindu, they wanted to give their three-year-old the full Christmas experience this year. So they turned to social media for suggestions — and it delivered.
Published On: December 03, 2020
TVO.org speaks with three northeastern trappers about the traditions of their work, urban misconceptions — and keeping animal populations healthy.
Published On: November 16, 2020
On the streets since September, Shane Moyer has been conducting his own outreach. Now he’s camping out in front of city hall — again — to demand action on homelessness.
Published On: October 23, 2020
To get fresh produce, Sheshegwaning First Nation turned to a technology initially developed for growing food in space. But is it a real solution for food insecurity?
Published On: October 22, 2020
 The communities had four cases in September. Less than a month later, all cases had been resolved. What did they do to stop the spread?
Published On: October 19, 2020
Northeastern Ontario Hub journalist Nick Dunne discusses his research into the opioid crisis in the region he covers.
Published On: October 15, 2020
Now that remote work has allowed people to expand the scope of their house hunts, there are concerns that GTAers will force housing prices in Sudbury and the surrounding area up — and residents out.
Published On: October 13, 2020
More than a century ago, two residential-school students died near the institution in Sault Ste. Marie. Now researchers and survivors are trying to discover their identities.
Published On: October 02, 2020
With the city already seeing subzero temperatures at night, there is a growing sense of urgency about how the city will help its homeless population — and where it will find the money.
Published On: September 23, 2020
After learning about the Rural Employment Initiative, Manikantan Chandrasekharan left Mississauga and moved to Sault Ste. Marie. Now, thanks to COVID-19, more people are considering the program than ever before.
Published On: September 21, 2020
When the Town of Latchford saw local media coverage drying up, it launched its own monthly news publication — the “Moose Call."
Published On: September 04, 2020
Lagging internet. Fewer board staff. Funding disparities. In the James Bay area, schools face a specific set of challenges heading into the year.
Published On: August 29, 2020
Kirkland Lake’s Northern Thunder drag race was postponed due to the pandemic — but contestants recently got the chance to burn rubber.
Published On: August 25, 2020
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.
Published On: August 21, 2020
Cities across the province are looking at bus-hailing services — and the government is encouraging them. But not everyone is on board.
Published On: August 20, 2020
In the spring, TVO.org spoke to cottage-country business owners afraid that COVID-19 would harm their summer prospects. This week, we check back in.