woman in white coat bending over a golden retriever from the article ‘A high emotional toll’: Why Ontario veterinarians are under pressure
The province now has more pets, but it doesn’t have more vets — and that’s creating challenges for professionals and animal owners alike.
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A brand new general store with a storied history has become a reality in the northwestern Ontario community.
three masked students stand in front of a high school from the article Think you’ve been working remotely too long? These students haven’t been to class since 2019
A year before the pandemic, bomb threats forced this Thunder Bay high school to go virtual. Then COVID-19 happened.
closeup of a large fish statue from the article Roadside-attraction showdown: Kenora’s Husky the Muskie
The muskie may be the second-biggest fish in Ontario — but it’s the first-biggest fish in this northwestern city.

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Published On: January 26, 2021
Winter roads. Far-flung communities. Thousands of doses of vaccine. Inside the efforts to stage “probably the biggest public-health program Canada has ever undertaken.”
Published On: January 15, 2021
The city halted fare collection in the face of COVID-19. Now a local advocacy coalition wants council to make no-cost travel permanent.
Published On: December 21, 2020
Earlier this month, Brayden Bushby was found guilty in the death of an Indigenous woman in Thunder Bay. Ahead of his sentencing, TVO.org speaks to three Indigenous women from the city about the case’s significance — and what it means for the community.
Published On: December 09, 2020
The community was promised an upgraded treatment plant by 2018. Two years later, its members have once again been evacuated. Why doesn’t Neskantaga have clean water yet?
Published On: December 04, 2020
Many restaurants in the province are fighting to stay open. In Thunder Bay, some restaurants are shutting their dining rooms even though they don’t have to.
Published On: November 24, 2020
Over the past year, residents have been seeing more and more of them: pinhole leaks in copper pipes. They suspect they know why — but the city isn’t talking.
Published On: November 10, 2020
OPINION: I was 13 years old the first time I collected my “treaty money.” Since then, I’ve come to understand more what the experience means for me, my family, and Canada.
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.