Tamara Bernard on stage delivering a TEDX talk from the article How this Indigenous activist is working to share the stories behind the statistics
TVO.org speaks with Tamara Bernard about creating safe spaces to honour and pay tribute to murdered and missing Indigenous woman and girls.  
cows in snow from the article Ontario farmers are fighting for mental-health support
Climate change. Unpredictable harvests. Barn fires. Farmers face constant threats to their livelihood — and that can take a psychological toll.
Man standing at counter in store from the article This Ontario airport traded big-name chains for local shops, and others are taking notice
At the Thunder Bay International Airport, travelers now choose from craft beer brewed nearby, local produce, and beef jerky from a downtown butcher.
Welcome to Port Arthur sign from the article Half a century ago, locals celebrated — and grumbled about — the birth of Thunder Bay
In 1970, two cities and two townships merged, creating Ontario’s sixth-largest city. But not everyone welcomed the arrival of the brand-new municipality.

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Published On: January 14, 2020
TVO.org speaks with 14-year-old Taylor Gorrie about her personal experiences with schoolyard violence — and the program she developed to support students and bring bullies and victims together  
Published On: December 03, 2019
Communities in the north have historically faced a lack of dedicated arts space — but all that’s changing. 
Published On: November 22, 2019
The city’s drag community is thriving — and reckoning with its new mainstream appeal.
Published On: November 13, 2019
TVO.org speaks with Yamaan Alsumadi about positive conversations — and why she hosts opens houses at the city’s only mosque  
Published On: October 31, 2019
Ghosts. Sasquatches. UFOs. Meet the man who’s been tracking sightings in the Thunder Bay area for almost three decades.  
Published On: October 15, 2019
Northwestern Ontario Hub reporter Jon Thompson discusses a federal government pilot project to bring immigration to northern cities.
Published On: October 10, 2019
Northern communities need new workers. Newcomers need jobs. But most immigrants to Ontario settle in the GTA — can the federal government help change that?
Published On: October 03, 2019
Northern Ontario struggles with a lack of access to affordable, nutritious food. TVO.org talks to federal candidates about how they'd approach the problem.
Published On: September 27, 2019
Sixteen First Nations in the riding of Kenora have no access to clean water. What is the federal government doing about it?  
Published On: September 25, 2019
ANALYSIS: To boost the region’s economy, meet the challenges of climate change, and provide access to First Nations communities, experts say we need to invest in road infrastructure.  
Published On: September 16, 2019
TVO.org talks with Scott Higgins, a scientist with the Experimental Lakes Area, about data collection and what a half-century of research reveals about climate change.  
Published On: September 10, 2019
On a 58-hour trip by bus, train, and mini-bus from Toronto to Thunder Bay, you’ll get a close look at the countryside — and at the challenges of intercity travel.
Published On: September 03, 2019
TVO.org speaks with people close to the issue about why it’s proved so divisive — and what the future may hold for Indigenous-government relations in the north. 
Published On: August 20, 2019
The bear that inspired the classic stories might have been named after Winnipeg — but he also had roots in White River
Published On: August 09, 2019
The opening, and temporary closing, of the Community Services Hub reveals a city that’s struggling with a homelessness problem and how to solve it.
Published On: August 07, 2019
The city has a housing shortfall of about 600 units, but new housing isn’t being built. Council is trying to encourage affordable development — but critics say it’s not enough.
Published On: July 15, 2019
The company has announced layoffs, and there’s no work scheduled at the plant beyond 2019. Here’s how the move could affect Thunder Bay and the workers who live there.
Published On: July 12, 2019
Ontario Hubs reporter Jon Thompson discusses quirky monuments along the road in northern Ontario communities.