Wallaceburg welcome sign from the article How locals helped bring a struggling Ontario community back to life
In the early 2000s, Wallaceburg was hit by an economic downturn. Now, local officials say, its economy is thriving — and that’s thanks partly to grassroots efforts
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.
shopping carts from the article How zoning bylaws created a food desert in Guelph’s east end
Residents in the east end of the city have no local grocery store — and the only commercially zoned property there sits vacant. So how do you fix a food desert?  
indigenous language from the article Saving an endangered Indigenous language, one tweet at a time
The Lunaape language is at risk of extinction, but Ian McCallum is working to rescue it through lessons, books — even Twitter. TVO.org talks with McCallum about his mission.

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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.

Published On: October 29, 2018

Canada may suspend armoured-vehicle exports to Saudi Arabia. That has some in London — where those vehicles are assembled — again wondering how to balance economics and human rights.

Published On: October 24, 2018

There are dozens of boil-water advisories on reserves across the country. Can one research team’s innovative approach help fix that?

Published On: October 11, 2018

With a Twin Otter and vanilla-scented packets, the province is winning the battle against the disease.

Published On: October 04, 2018

Remote electronic voting will be the only option in more than 150 municipalities this October — but experts say security and accessibility are still major concerns.

Published On: October 01, 2018

Scientists are warning that the province may not be able to meet phosphorus-reduction targets for the lake — so what’s putting Ontario behind schedule?

Published On: September 06, 2018

On October 22, London will become the first city in Ontario to use the ranked-ballot system — whether voters are ready for it or not.

Published On: August 29, 2018

OPINION: Couples once used the prenuptial event to set themselves up for married life. Now the Ontario custom seems more about financing a dream wedding, writes Mark Crawford.

Published On: August 27, 2018

ANALYSIS: Municipalities across Ontario want to attract them — but university and college campuses are not a cure-all for ailing downtowns, writes Norma Zminkowska.

Published On: August 23, 2018

Globs of waste stuck together with fat, oil, and grease have been wreaking havoc on sewer systems around the world — so an Ontario man came up with a way to prevent them from forming.

Published On: August 07, 2018

Problematic home-care experiences are common in Ontario — but clients say they have no effective complaints mechanism to turn to.

Published On: July 23, 2018
Ontario Hubs journalist Mary Baxter discusses the issue of addiction southwestern Ontario.
Published On: July 12, 2018

We talk to Dave Beverly-Foster, author of “Walking Home: From the Grand to the Saugeen Watershed,” about the rewards and perils of his 12-day hike.

Published On: June 29, 2018

Forgotten for decades in a London museum vault, a collection of 1930s recordings of Ojibway stories and songs has returned to Saugeen First Nation

Published On: June 28, 2018

Indigenous communities are increasingly asserting their treaty rights in areas where affluent white Ontarians spend their summers.

Published On: June 20, 2018

For 133 years — and despite two fires — Pine River Cheese has been delighting fromage fanciers by the shores of Lake Huron.