a line of people on snowmobiles from the article COVID-19 in Bearskin Lake First Nation: The story so far
In the wake of an outbreak that infected close to half its members, the community has received some aid from the government — and from its neighbours.
A brand new general store with a storied history has become a reality in the northwestern Ontario community.
woman in white coat bending over a golden retriever from the article ‘A high emotional toll’: Why Ontario veterinarians are under pressure
The province now has more pets, but it doesn’t have more vets — and that’s creating challenges for professionals and animal owners alike.
two masked people standing in front of a colourful bus from the article This bus is keeping Thunder Bay’s unhoused out of the cold
As temperatures plummet, the Care Bus is gearing up to provide the city’s homeless population with warmth and support.

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Published On: November 05, 2021
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Published On: October 01, 2021
What can Indigenous knowledge show scientists about how to fight climate disasters?
Published On: September 24, 2021
This summer, nearly 4,000 people across six First Nations were evacuated due to forest fires. As climate change intensifies, how will government act?
Published On: September 01, 2021
A year before the pandemic, bomb threats forced this Thunder Bay high school to go virtual. Then COVID-19 happened.
Published On: August 18, 2021
The muskie may be the second-biggest fish in Ontario — but it’s the first-biggest fish in this northwestern city.
Published On: August 05, 2021
With the population declining, First Nations, environmentalists, and others are working together to safeguard boreal caribou — and their habitat — before it’s too late.
Published On: July 23, 2021
This jolly, happy soul has won a regional roadside-attraction contest before. Now, he's taking on the whole province.
Published On: July 09, 2021
At the junction of Highway 101 and the Trans-Canada, travellers are treated to an unusual sight — a roughly eight-metre tall waterfowl.
Published On: June 29, 2021
The process is lengthy, complex, and expensive. TVO.org looks at how gravesite investigations work — and whether the government needs to go further.
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.