Heidi Bechtold holding a kangaroo in Australia from the article Ontario’s animal rescuer Down Under
TVO.org speaks with Kitchener’s Heidi Bechtold about her trip to Australia — and her team’s “calling” to save animals threatened by the bushfires.
Exeter church from the article Southwestern Ontario’s shelter shortage
Front-line workers say homelessness is on the rise in four counties north of London. So why aren’t there more permanent shelter spaces? 
a person holding a surf board from the article Why this Ontario surfer wants you to hang 10 on the Great Lakes
TVO.org speaks with Antonio Lennert about when, how, and why to ride the waves on the world's largest freshwater lakes  
an artist's rendering of a subdivision from the article How this underused housing model could help solve the affordability crisis
In Chatham-Kent, a new community trust is aiming to buy land, build homes, and alleviate the region’s housing woes.

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Published On: February 14, 2020
An increasing number of North American cities are using heavy-duty tents to provide temporary shelter to homeless populations — but some critics argue that the stopgap fix can create more problems than it solves.  
Published On: January 31, 2020
Mary Baxter discusses challenges for homeless people in rural southwestern Ontario.
Published On: December 23, 2019
The London Food Coalition uses a grassroots network of member groups to rescue 410 kilograms of food each day.
Published On: December 18, 2019
London was Canada’s first municipality to give away tampons and pads in city-owned facilities. Now, Sarnia is following suit.
Published On: December 16, 2019
Nearly 2 million Ontarians live with some form of disability that affects their mobility, vision, or hearing — and the country is aging at a faster rate than ever before. That’s why experts are saying we need to embrace universal design.
Published On: November 29, 2019
The estimated 3,000 Sarnians who live with dementia often face long waits and travel times for treatment. But a new kind of clinic could change that.
Published On: November 25, 2019
TVO.org speaks with National Ballet School student Ewan Hartman about the mental and physical challenges of dance.
Published On: November 15, 2019
Sputhwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter discusses the use of roundabouts at intersections in Waterloo Region.
Published On: November 13, 2019
Traffic circles are making a comeback. Are the province’s drivers ready for them?
Published On: October 25, 2019
On Friday, the intersex flag was flown outside London city hall — part of a larger effort to fight stigma and promote education and understanding.
Published On: October 18, 2019
Windsor experienced two 100-year storms just one year apart — what can the federal government do to make sure it’s ready for more?
Published On: October 09, 2019
Huron County is short more than 1,000 workers. But immigrants who move there to build new lives — and find new jobs — can’t always find a permanent home.
Published On: October 04, 2019
London’s Native Inter-tribal Housing Co-operative has had to sell off properties to make ends meet. What will the federal election mean for its survival?
Published On: October 02, 2019
Across the province, parents are struggling to find affordable and accessible care for their kids. Do we need a national child-care plan?
Published On: September 26, 2019
Roughly 230,000 southwestern Ontario households don’t have internet access that meets the CRTC’s minimum targets — can the federal government help get projects online?  
Published On: September 11, 2019
Despite her name, Shelley Carr is passionate about cycling. TVO.org speaks with the newly appointed bicycle mayor of London about promoting bike-friendly infrastructure in a car-dominated city.  
Published On: September 06, 2019
Southwestern Ontario Hub reporter Mary Baxter talks about the provinces wildlife santuaries. Then, she discusses why a lack of licensed abattoirs in Ontario is an issue for farmers.
Published On: September 06, 2019
Most of the province’s 57 registered rehabilitation facilities are still run by their founders — many of whom are close to retirement. Who will replace them?