smiling man and women in front of a stream from the article ‘He needed me there’: Who should get hospital visits during COVID-19?
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. 
smiling blonde woman in glasses from the article Run this town: The struggle to recruit municipal staff in northern Ontario
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.
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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?
three smiling women stand in front of a sign reading
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.

Most Recent in Northwestern

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: 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.
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: August 07, 2020
Researchers think the puzzling rock formation might have been a sacred site — but a local Indigenous community is not so sure.
Published On: July 23, 2020
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.