red brick building with clock tower from the article ‘A cautionary tale’: What this Ontario town can teach us about lobbyists
Last week, a judicial inquiry released a report on transactions in Collingwood — and highlighted serious issues with lobbying. Should more municipalities establish registries?
a quilt-covered hospital bed beside french doors from the article ‘You’re not alone’: Hospices are helping Ontarians grieve online during COVID-19
Hospices have had to find ways to deliver crucial services for patients and their loved ones. Experts say the changes will endure post-pandemic.
a box of fresh fruit and vegetables from the article How a ‘miracle market’ is bringing fresh fruit and veg to Chatham-Kent residents
The area is home to a thriving agricultural industry — but experts say too many locals lack access to fresh produce. That’s where this mobile market comes in.
a masked man and woman stand in a bookstore from the article Peddie cash: What happens when a philanthropist tries to build ‘the best small town in Ontario’
Richard Peddie once served as president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Why has he opened a bookstore in Amherstburg?

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Published On: November 24, 2020
The Tories changed provincial regulations with the aim of getting people into housing faster — but advocates say the new approach could create new issues and exacerbate homelessness.
Published On: November 13, 2020
Southwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter discusses a municipal controversy in Collingwood.
Published On: October 30, 2020
The province wants to axe ranked-choice voting. London wants to keep it. Does the city have any options?
Published On: October 22, 2020
Non-occupational cases are on the rise — and experts are calling on government to introduce a national strategy. Here’s what they’re proposing.
Published On: October 09, 2020
Mary Ann Shadd’s the "Provincial Freeman" provided African-Americans with vital information about Canada and the Underground Railroad. TVO.org speaks with her descendants about her ideals, her advocacy, and her legacy.
Published On: October 02, 2020
COVID-19 has strained the health-care sector — and some are worried that there aren’t enough PSWs in training to deal with the crisis.
Published On: October 01, 2020
Barrie consistently reports higher opioid death rates than both the region and the province as a whole — so it’s bringing the business social-service communities together to support marginalized people downtown.
Published On: September 15, 2020
Public-health measures are changing how classrooms function — and creating new challenges for kids who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Published On: September 11, 2020
What does homeschooling entail and how many families are opting in?
Published On: September 10, 2020
Many Ontarians are worried about the government’s school-reopening plan — so some are opting to swap the province's curriculum for their own.
Published On: August 12, 2020
More than one southwestern Ontario park got its start as a dump. Such transformations create havens for nature — but they can come with challenges.
Published On: August 04, 2020
TVO.org speaks with border expert Bill Anderson about supply chains, economic impacts — and what we could do instead of opening the border.
Published On: July 20, 2020
Bill 175 changes who is responsible for administering home and community care. But does it open the door to further privatization?
Published On: July 16, 2020
Workers in the southwestern Ontario city were looking for transportation that felt less risky than city buses — so a local program changed gears.
Published On: July 15, 2020
Some workers employed part-time by agencies have also been working in long-term-care and retirement homes — but no one’s tracking whether they’re spreading the coronavirus.
Published On: July 11, 2020
Many Ontarians with disabilities count on personal-support workers to live independently — and that’s sparking worries about a heightened risk of COVID-19.
Published On: July 09, 2020
Patios are back. More stores and services are up and running. But, for many Ontarians with disabilities, life is not returning to a pre-pandemic normal.
Published On: July 03, 2020
Roundtables. Liaison. Community consultations. The city is developing a strategy — but activists say they’re not seeing quick and decisive action.