Sioux Lookout municipal offices from the article An Ontario mayor has linked his town’s issues to colonialism. Will it make a difference?
Many Sioux Lookout residents grapple with homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. Mayor Doug Lawrance recently became the first municipal leader in the province to point to colonialism as the cause.
accessibility ramps piled up in a van from the article How a little wooden ramp reshaped an Ontario city
Kenora’s downtown wasn’t accessible for people with physical disabilities. But thanks to municipal effort and some help from a Toronto-based non-profit, its streets are changing.
Wiindo Debwe Mosewin Patrol volunteer from the article Inside the controversy over Thunder Bay’s Indigenous community-patrol group
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
a man speaking to camera
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.

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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.

Published On: May 16, 2018

In the region’s remote First Nations more than 80 per cent of five year olds have tooth decay — but a new program aims to fix that.

Published On: May 04, 2018
Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan visits the Northern Reach Rescue Network where dogs are brought back to health and fostered by volunteers.
Published On: April 27, 2018

Surveillance technology may raise privacy concerns — but after several deaths in the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway, many residents now see it as their best option.

Published On: April 20, 2018
Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan talks to two passionate teachers in Atikokan, Ontario who were able to transform their school into calming place to learn.
Published On: March 23, 2018

In northwestern Ontario, you’re a long way from the nearest indie theatre. Diehards have built a thriving scene anyway.

Published On: March 06, 2018

The PC leadership candidate has Greg Rickford, a key conservative ally, in her corner.

Published On: February 28, 2018

ANALYSIS: The Toronto-based airline’s new operations in the north suggest it may have larger plans in mind for the region.

Published On: February 16, 2018
Ontario Hubs journalist Jon Thompson joins The Agenda to discuss human trafficking in the Lake of the Woods area.
Published On: February 16, 2018

The search for northwestern Ontario’s ‘dock girls’ shows how little we know about the sex trade.