a woman and a horse from the article Who should look out for the well-being of Ontario’s animals?
The OSPCA will no longer be enforcing laws against animal cruelty and neglect — which has left animal-welfare advocates across the province wondering who will take up the task.  
Tobacco leaves from the article Why tobacco is making a comeback on Ontario farms
An industry many had given up for dead a decade ago is now on the rebound — and that has some experts worried about the implications for public health.
Alex Peel from the article What Ontario’s geriatrician shortage means for its aging population
Seniors make up more than a fifth of the population in Grey, Bruce, Huron, and Perth counties — and they’re served by just one local geriatrician.
a woman cleaning a table in a restaurant from the article Why Ontarians with developmental disabilities still face employment barriers
An employment rate below 25 per cent. An average income below the poverty line. Getting a good job can be tough for people with developmental disabilities. But for workers like Julie Timmermans, “full economic citizenship” is about more than just money.

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Published On: May 17, 2019
The Agenda discusses the shortage of geriatricians in Ontario, and why they are needed.
Published On: March 22, 2019
Science has repeatedly proven the benefits of adding fluoride to tap water. So why is Tecumseh’s town council debating the issue?
Published On: March 15, 2019
The two-night music festival will take over London this weekend. We ask organizers and venues what steps they’re taking to prevent sexual harassment and assault.
Published On: March 11, 2019

TVO.org talks to executive director Anthony Wing about customs delays, coordinating performers in two countries, and how music can resolve conflicts.

Published On: February 28, 2019

Hundreds of Yazidis from Iraq have resettled in southwestern Ontario. Many are dealing with considerable trauma — are local institutions equipped to support them?

Published On: February 25, 2019

ANALYSIS: Part bus service, part taxi service, part ride-hailing app, Wroute is offering residents of the Kitchener-Guelph-Hamilton triangle another transit option. But critics say car-based transportation isn’t the answer.

Published On: February 04, 2019

Brian Kelcey, vice-president of public affairs for the Toronto Region Board of Trade, talks to TVO.org about why large infrastructure projects hit delays and cost overruns — and what we can do to get them back on track.

Published On: January 25, 2019

When children make statements, testify, or deliver victim-impact statements at the London courthouse, Merel is there to lend a helping paw.

Published On: January 14, 2019

A new project led by researchers at Western University aims to collect data on every tornado in Ontario this year. We talk to Professor Gregory Kopp about his team’s unique New Year’s resolution — and about the risks and rewards of storm-tracking.

Published On: January 03, 2019

New Statistics Canada numbers shows a substantial increase in reported hate crimes. We talk to UOIT professor Barbara Perry about right-wing populism, the reliability of data, and how police can do more.

Published On: December 10, 2018

Vomitoxin is exactly what it sounds like — and it’s turning up in corn throughout southwestern Ontario.

Published On: November 26, 2018

Bill C-75 could strip law students of opportunities to gain practical experience. It could also deny some Ontarians their best shot at legal representation.

Published On: November 12, 2018
Ontarians are confronting a problem with blue-green algae in Lake Erie. Learn about the causes, and the role phosphorus plays in the problem.
Published On: November 08, 2018

Thousands of Japanese Canadians were interned in B.C. and sent to do menial jobs in other provinces. Stony Nakano, now 97, looks back at his postwar life in Chatham-Kent.

Published On: November 07, 2018

Street parties broke out. Effigies of the kaiser were burned. But in Kitchener, the celebrations had a darker side.

Published On: November 05, 2018

In 1916, army recruiters scoured communities across Ontario looking to enlist volunteers for the Great War. Here's why dozens of teamsters, farmers, and blacksmiths in the tiny township of East Flamborough signed up to fight.

Published On: November 02, 2018

University of Guelph researchers are harnessing the power of hexanal to fight food waste across the globe.

Published On: October 31, 2018

Ontario is the world’s largest exporter of American ginseng to China — but disease and trade disputes are putting the lucrative industry at risk.