two people sit in a canoe from the article How do you create a back-to-school plan in a First Nation?
School reopening presents a real threat for First Nations communities, where education has historically been underfunded. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, still waiting for federal dollars, is turning to land-based learning.
Thunder Bay jail from the article It’s time to close the Thunder Bay jail — for good
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.
Tessa DeBruyne behind the wheel of a van from the article How Thunder Bay’s SOS team takes outreach to the streets
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.
rock circles from the article Investigating Thunder Bay’s mysterious ring of rocks
Researchers think the puzzling rock formation might have been a sacred site — but a local Indigenous community is not so sure.

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Published On: February 24, 2020
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Published On: February 18, 2020
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Published On: February 06, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Tamara Bernard about creating safe spaces to honour and pay tribute to murdered and missing Indigenous woman and girls.  
Published On: January 16, 2020
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Published On: January 14, 2020
TVO.org speaks with 14-year-old Taylor Gorrie about her personal experiences with schoolyard violence — and the program she developed to support students and bring bullies and victims together  
Published On: January 10, 2020
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Published On: December 20, 2019
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Published On: December 03, 2019
Communities in the north have historically faced a lack of dedicated arts space — but all that’s changing. 
Published On: November 22, 2019
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Published On: November 13, 2019
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Published On: October 31, 2019
Ghosts. Sasquatches. UFOs. Meet the man who’s been tracking sightings in the Thunder Bay area for almost three decades.  
Published On: Published On: October 15, 2019
Northwestern Ontario Hub reporter Jon Thompson discusses a federal government pilot project to bring immigration to northern cities.
Published On: October 10, 2019
Northern communities need new workers. Newcomers need jobs. But most immigrants to Ontario settle in the GTA — can the federal government help change that?
Published On: October 03, 2019
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.
Published On: September 27, 2019
Sixteen First Nations in the riding of Kenora have no access to clean water. What is the federal government doing about it?  
Published On: September 25, 2019
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