from the article How treaties shaped my life — and my great-great-grandmother’s
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.
Thunder Bay jail from the article It’s time to close the Thunder Bay jail — for good
OPINION: Instead of pouring funding into a new complex, the government should invest in services and resources that lead to true safety and the dismantling of systemic anti-Indigenous racism and colonialism.
Tessa DeBruyne behind the wheel of a van from the article How Thunder Bay’s SOS team takes outreach to the streets
Communication. Harm reduction. Humour. The Shelter House’s Street Outreach Services team provides services and support for vulnerable people year-round — now it’s pivoted to preventing COVID-19.
rock circles from the article Investigating Thunder Bay’s mysterious ring of rocks
Researchers think the puzzling rock formation might have been a sacred site — but a local Indigenous community is not so sure.

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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: August 28, 2020
Northwestern Ontario Hub journalist Charnel Anderson explains what researchers are finding out about a large rock circle in Boulevard Lake.
Published On: August 22, 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.
Published On: August 18, 2020
A forest fire displaced a small Ontario community — so nearby towns gave fleeing residents a place to go.
Published On: July 10, 2020
Is a centralized food bank in Thunder Bay enough to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Published On: July 03, 2020
Post-secondary institutions in the region rely heavily on international-student tuition. But what if the pandemic keeps those students at home?
Published On: June 26, 2020
The Finnish Labour Temple was a fixture for more than a century — until COVID-19 came to town. Can a community effort help it open its doors again?
Published On: June 25, 2020
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.
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 10, 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 Fatima Mendis of Black Lives Matter Thunder Bay
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: June 01, 2020
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.
Published On: May 23, 2020
City council has once again voted down backyard chickens. Some residents think that’s a big clucking deal.
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?