a giant snowman with a top hat and fishing rod from the article Roadside-attraction showdown: The Beardmore snowman
This jolly, happy soul has won a regional roadside-attraction contest before. Now, he's taking on the whole province.
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A brand new general store with a storied history has become a reality in the northwestern Ontario community.
a goose sculpture in front of a Canadian flag from the article Roadside-attraction showdown: The Wawa Goose
At the junction of Highway 101 and the Trans-Canada, travellers are treated to an unusual sight — a roughly eight-metre tall waterfowl.
Children at the St. Joseph's Indian Residential School from the article Why Ontario’s plan to locate residential-school graves may not be enough
The process is lengthy, complex, and expensive. TVO.org looks at how gravesite investigations work — and whether the government needs to go further.

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Published On: June 24, 2021
For more than 60 years, researchers have been studying wolves and moose on Isle Royale. But should humans be interfering with nature?
Published On: June 01, 2021
Gail Jaremy’s rise through the ranks gave Hornepayne its CAO — and reflects what smaller communities have to do to attract and retain top-level talent.
Published On: May 18, 2021
Researchers say that seeing loved ones is good for patients and their health-care team — and they’re urging hospitals to introduce evidence-based visitation policies. 
Published On: April 16, 2021
After expelling the OPP from the community, chief and council say they want to establish their own police force. What would that involve — and how could the system be changed?
Published On: March 30, 2021
Fly-in outfitters in northern Ontario rely on American customers, who can’t make the trip because of COVID-19 — and they’re calling for more financial help.
Published On: March 19, 2021
Northwestern Ontario Hub journalist Charnel Anderson provides an update on Thunder Bay's COVID-19 outbreak, and reports on a new crisis intervention initiative in the region.
Published On: March 18, 2021
Until recently, the region had avoided widespread community transmission. So why does it now have the most active cases per 100,000 people in Ontario?
Published On: March 15, 2021
In Thunder Bay, police officers and crisis workers respond to mental-health calls together ­­– all part of an attempt to save time, promote de-escalation, and provide supports.
Published On: March 01, 2021
OPINION: Members of Wabaseemoong Independent Nations isolating in the northwestern city have faced derogatory social-media messages. We must condemn these acts of discrimination.
Published On: February 25, 2021
TVO.org speaks with Ryan Patchett-Marble about the possible benefits of psilocybin treatment — and why he thinks it’s important to have direct experience.
Published On: February 19, 2021
Nursing stations are the first point of health-care contact in remote areas. Those on the ground say they urgently need more funding, staff, and housing to serve their communities.
Published On: January 26, 2021
Winter roads. Far-flung communities. Thousands of doses of vaccine. Inside the efforts to stage “probably the biggest public-health program Canada has ever undertaken.”
Published On: January 15, 2021
The city halted fare collection in the face of COVID-19. Now a local advocacy coalition wants council to make no-cost travel permanent.
Published On: December 21, 2020
Earlier this month, Brayden Bushby was found guilty in the death of an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay. Ahead of his sentencing, TVO.org speaks to three Indigenous women from the city about the case’s significance — and what it means for the community.
Published On: December 09, 2020
The community was promised an upgraded treatment plant by 2018. Two years later, its members have once again been evacuated. Why doesn’t Neskantaga have clean water yet?
Published On: December 04, 2020
Many restaurants in the province are fighting to stay open. In Thunder Bay, some restaurants are shutting their dining rooms even though they don’t have to.
Published On: November 24, 2020
Over the past year, residents have been seeing more and more of them: pinhole leaks in copper pipes. They suspect they know why — but the city isn’t talking.
Published On: November 10, 2020
OPINION: I was 13 years old the first time I collected my “treaty money.” Since then, I’ve come to understand more what the experience means for me, my family, and Canada.