a giant snowman with a top hat and fishing rod from the article Roadside-attraction showdown: The Beardmore snowman
This jolly, happy soul has won a regional roadside-attraction contest before. Now, he's taking on the whole province.
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A brand new general store with a storied history has become a reality in the northwestern Ontario community.
a goose sculpture in front of a Canadian flag from the article Roadside-attraction showdown: The Wawa Goose
At the junction of Highway 101 and the Trans-Canada, travellers are treated to an unusual sight — a roughly eight-metre tall waterfowl.
Children at the St. Joseph's Indian Residential School from the article Why Ontario’s plan to locate residential-school graves may not be enough
The process is lengthy, complex, and expensive. TVO.org looks at how gravesite investigations work — and whether the government needs to go further.

Most Recent in Northwestern

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.
Published On: July 18, 2020
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.
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.