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.
a building in London, Ontario from the article Meeting the mental-health needs of London's Yazidi refugees
Hundreds of Yazidis from Iraq have resettled in southwestern Ontario. Many are dealing with considerable trauma — are local institutions equipped to support them?
a water faucet from the article Why this Ontario town is divided over fluoridation
Science has repeatedly proven the benefits of adding fluoride to tap water. So why is Tecumseh’s town council debating the issue?
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TVO.org talks to executive director Anthony Wing about customs delays, coordinating performers in two countries, and how music can resolve conflicts.

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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.

Published On: June 20, 2018

During the election campaign, the Tories said they’d put an end to hallway medicine — but in London, where patient advocates say the problem is worst, that may not be easy.

Published On: June 13, 2018

ANALYSIS: The Progressive Conservatives have promised to repeal the legislation — but farmers and residents have been counting on the income that renewable energy generates.

Published On: June 06, 2018

Former deputy premier Deb Matthews has decided not to run again in London North Centre — here’s how the race there is shaping up.