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: 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.
Published On: December 03, 2019
Communities in the north have historically faced a lack of dedicated arts space — but all that’s changing. 
Published On: November 22, 2019
The city’s drag community is thriving — and reckoning with its new mainstream appeal.
Published On: November 13, 2019
TVO.org speaks with Yamaan Alsumadi about positive conversations — and why she hosts opens houses at the city’s only mosque  
Published On: October 31, 2019
Ghosts. Sasquatches. UFOs. Meet the man who’s been tracking sightings in the Thunder Bay area for almost three decades.  
Published On: October 15, 2019
Northwestern Ontario Hub reporter Jon Thompson discusses a federal government pilot project to bring immigration to northern cities.
Published On: October 10, 2019
Northern communities need new workers. Newcomers need jobs. But most immigrants to Ontario settle in the GTA — can the federal government help change that?
Published On: October 03, 2019
Northern Ontario struggles with a lack of access to affordable, nutritious food. TVO.org talks to federal candidates about how they'd approach the problem.
Published On: September 27, 2019
Sixteen First Nations in the riding of Kenora have no access to clean water. What is the federal government doing about it?  
Published On: September 25, 2019
ANALYSIS: To boost the region’s economy, meet the challenges of climate change, and provide access to First Nations communities, experts say we need to invest in road infrastructure.  
Published On: September 16, 2019
TVO.org talks with Scott Higgins, a scientist with the Experimental Lakes Area, about data collection and what a half-century of research reveals about climate change.  
Published On: September 10, 2019
On a 58-hour trip by bus, train, and mini-bus from Toronto to Thunder Bay, you’ll get a close look at the countryside — and at the challenges of intercity travel.
Published On: September 03, 2019
TVO.org speaks with people close to the issue about why it’s proved so divisive — and what the future may hold for Indigenous-government relations in the north. 
Published On: August 20, 2019
The bear that inspired the classic stories might have been named after Winnipeg — but he also had roots in White River
Published On: August 09, 2019
The opening, and temporary closing, of the Community Services Hub reveals a city that’s struggling with a homelessness problem and how to solve it.
Published On: August 07, 2019
The city has a housing shortfall of about 600 units, but new housing isn’t being built. Council is trying to encourage affordable development — but critics say it’s not enough.
Published On: July 15, 2019
The company has announced layoffs, and there’s no work scheduled at the plant beyond 2019. Here’s how the move could affect Thunder Bay and the workers who live there.
Published On: July 12, 2019
Ontario Hubs reporter Jon Thompson discusses quirky monuments along the road in northern Ontario communities.