a yellow plane flying above trees consumed in smoke from the article ‘Maxed out’: Northern communities call for more evacuation support
This summer, nearly 4,000 people across six First Nations were evacuated due to forest fires. As climate change intensifies, how will government act?
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.
people walking in orange shirts from the article ‘For children and our future’: Patricia Ballantyne’s walk of sorrow for residential schools
On June 5, the residential-school survivor left her home in Saskatchewan and started heading toward Ottawa. Since then, others have joined her to promote healing and awareness.
woman in sunglasses holding a baby from the article The housing crisis: Not just a southern Ontario problem anymore
Fast-rising prices in the south are driving would-be homebuyers farther north — and that has experts calling for action from the next federal government.

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Published On: April 19, 2021
With facilities in southern Ontario facing unprecedented capacity pressures, those in the north are gearing up to help out.
Published On: April 13, 2021
Towns and cities across the northeast are seeing substantial premium hikes — and that could mean higher taxes and fewer services.
Published On: March 31, 2021
Many residents see the satellite service as a solution to their long-standing internet issues. But some experts caution that uptake of the new system could come with downsides.
Published On: March 16, 2021
High electricity costs have led Latchford’s leadership to lobby for natural-gas infrastructure for years. But is it the right choice?
Published On: March 05, 2021
When Tom Connors first arrived in town, he couldn’t afford his bar tab — then he started lining up gigs
Published On: March 01, 2021
In Cochrane, snowmobiling is more than just a recreational activity — it’s an economic driver and part of the town’s cultural heritage.
Published On: February 20, 2021
Northwestern Ontario Hub journalist Nick Dunne reports on a shortage of health-care workers in northern regions of the province.
Published On: February 11, 2021
When services and amenities closed, older residents in Elliot Lake — where the median age is 59 — created and fostered networks to stay informed, healthy, and engaged
Published On: February 05, 2021
The Sudbury-based university entered creditor protection this week. TVO.org explains what that means — for students, the city, and the northeast.
Published On: February 02, 2021
He was a Toronto hockey legend. But the Hall of Famer never forgot his roots in northern Ontario.
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.