a box filled with canned food from the article How a food-bank controversy highlights issues with the system
When it comes to food banks, some experts say there’s a lack of accountability — and they’re calling for new ways to support Ontarians in need.
A Pride Lives Here sign by a lake from the article Why a northern Ontario group is declaring that Pride Lives Here
While one town has rejected the push to declare June a local Pride Month, Fort Frances’s Borderland Pride is supporting LGBTQ visibility — and acceptance — in the north.
woman at a rally from the article Rallying against racism: Organizing Thunder Bay’s first-ever Black Lives Matter protest
TVO.org is speaking to activists across Ontario to find out what's happening in their communities — and how they're fighting injustice. Today, we interview Fatima Mendis of Black Lives Matter Thunder Bay
a chicken from the article Playing chicken with the law in Thunder Bay
City council has once again voted down backyard chickens. Some residents think that’s a big clucking deal.

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Published On: June 26, 2020
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Published On: June 11, 2020
TVO.org is speaking to activists across Ontario to find out what's happening in their communities — and how they're fighting injustice. Today, we interview Tania Cameron and Katrina Osborne of Kenora.
Published On: June 04, 2020
After a number of food banks in Thunder Bay ceased operating, the city moved to a new centralized model. Critics say it raises public-health risks — and limits access to food for the people who need it.
Published On: May 14, 2020
People in the north are snapping up seeds so that they can grow their own food — and find a slice of serenity.
Published On: May 13, 2020
Manitobans are crossing the border to vacation in Ontario — leading to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and the local health-care system’s ability to handle it.
Published On: May 01, 2020
Operators in northern Ontario who rely on tourist dollars are worried they’ll lose the season — or have to shut down altogether.
Published On: April 06, 2020
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is temporarily allowing graduating residents to serve as doctors and locums. Will that be enough to make up for the regional shortages?
Published On: March 19, 2020
Sioux Lookout has 5,200 residents, but its local health-care facilities treat thousands more — many of them from 33 remote First Nations. How is it preparing for the coronavirus?  
Published On: March 16, 2020
Anyone with a car can now pick up passengers in the northwestern community. Will the move actually make travel cheaper and more convenient?
Published On: March 11, 2020
In a city known for systemic inequalities, the library has made inclusiveness a priority.  
Published On: February 26, 2020
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Published On: February 24, 2020
A culinary program is providing refugees with safety training — and serving up dishes that are changing the city’s food scene.
Published On: February 18, 2020
If you’re riding the trains or streetcars in Toronto, remember the folks in the northwest who made it possible.
Published On: February 06, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Tamara Bernard about creating safe spaces to honour and pay tribute to murdered and missing Indigenous woman and girls.  
Published On: January 16, 2020
Climate change. Unpredictable harvests. Barn fires. Farmers face constant threats to their livelihood — and that can take a psychological toll.
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: January 10, 2020
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Published On: December 20, 2019
At the Thunder Bay International Airport, travelers now choose from craft beer brewed nearby, local produce, and beef jerky from a downtown butcher.