a man on a boat on a lake from the article What these 58 Ontario lakes can teach us about climate change
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.  
a person walking on a snow-packed road from the article The Tories are dissolving the Ring of Fire agreement. So what comes next?
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. 
mini bus from the article Planes, trains, and automobiles (sort of): Getting to and around northern Ontario without a car
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.
a factory from the article Why Bombardier is on the brink in Thunder Bay
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.

Most Recent in Northwestern

Published On: December 11, 2018
The 17-year-old was at least the 11th Indigenous youth from outside Thunder Bay to die in that city. We asked three First Nations activists and community leaders for their thoughts on this tragedy.
Published On: November 30, 2018
Find out about the novel - and controversial - way Kenora, Ont., decided to come up with its name.
Published On: November 12, 2018
How Thunder Bay owes its name to a quirky referendum result.
Published On: October 22, 2018
At this all-Indigenous high school, chef Mandi O’Connor and her students are building community one meal at a time.
Published On: October 12, 2018
The Farabout Peninsula boasts rare plants, threatened animals, historical artifacts, and more — so why won’t the province protect it permanently?
Published On: September 24, 2018
Queen’s Park fell silent when MPP Sol Mamakwa paid tribute to 13-year-old Karlena Kamenawatamin, who killed herself last week. Mamakwa spoke to TVO.org about the suicide crisis on reserves and how government can take action.
Published On: September 20, 2018
Derval Clarke has long volunteered his services in his homeland of Jamaica. Last month, he travelled to another place that needs dental care — the remote community of Wunnumin Lake.
Published On: September 07, 2018
In the northern Ontario town, the dumplings are everywhere — and they come in every variety you could imagine.
Published On: August 17, 2018
When Finnish immigrants came to northwestern Ontario, they brought the sauna tradition with them — now it’s a way of life there.
Published On: August 13, 2018
Founded by loggers in northwestern Ontario, the Hoito has been serving up traditional Finnish fare and more for 100 years.
Published On: August 03, 2018
The province has announced that it’s ending the project early. Now some participants are worried that they’ll lose everything.
Published On: July 31, 2018
Powwows were once banned throughout the country, but the traditional celebrations of Indigenous cultures have made a comeback in recent years.
Published On: July 30, 2018
Ontario Hubs journalist Charnel Anderson describes the cultural importance of the powwow.
Published On: July 03, 2018
A Law Society of Ontario review concludes that lawyers need to radically improve their understanding of Indigenous clients
Published On: June 25, 2018
The CN-owned James Street bridge closed to vehicular traffic after a fire damaged it in 2013. Now an agreement from 1906 may force the railway to reopen it.
Published On: June 22, 2018
The Green Party made modest electoral gains in northern Ontario and believe they can continue to build an environmental movement in resource-extraction regions.
Published On: June 06, 2018
The relationship between First Nations, the mining industry, and the province remains strained — but there’s hope that progress can be made after June 7.
Published On: May 23, 2018
Michael Gravelle has been elected six times, despite northwestern Ontario’s recession and unpopular government policies. Now he’s going for win number seven.