a woman sitting in a chair from the article How this 18-year-old is fostering multiculturalism in Thunder Bay
TVO.org speaks with Yamaan Alsumadi about positive conversations — and why she hosts opens houses at the city’s only mosque  
highway signs in Ontario from the article How to build Ontario: The north needs roads 
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.  
Bob and Tim Wall harvest carrots at Walls' Pork Shop in Oxdrift, Ontario.  from the article Affording Ontario: The rising cost of food in the north
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.
a photo of a UFO from the article Close encounters of the northern Ontario kind
Ghosts. Sasquatches. UFOs. Meet the man who’s been tracking sightings in the Thunder Bay area for almost three decades.  

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Published On: March 07, 2019
The Wiindo Debwe Mosewin Patrol monitors the city for people in distress and posts anonymized stories of racism on social media. Critics say it doesn’t value evidence — but the group insists that it’s after a different kind of truth
Published On: January 17, 2019
EXPLAINER: Two recent reports have identified systemic racism in the Thunder Bay Police Service. Here’s a look at the background, the situation as it stands, and where the city goes from here.
Published On: January 10, 2019
For years, young people have been leaving for school and work. But the city’s employment landscape is changing — and former residents are heading back to be a part of it.
Published On: January 03, 2019
Banks in the north are closing, and online services aren’t a solution for everyone. So what options remain for the “financially excluded”?
Published On: December 21, 2018
The Agenda's Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan talks to basic-income recipients in Thunder Bay about the looming end to the pilot program.
Published On: December 17, 2018
Research shows that fish in the area are contaminated with mercury, which can cause serious health problems in people who eat them — so why have they remained a staple of the local diet?
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.