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  
People talk in a classroom setting.  from the article How memory clinics can help Ontarians living with dementia
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.
Three tampons.  from the article How southwestern Ontario is leading the way for free menstrual products in public bathrooms
London was Canada’s first municipality to give away tampons and pads in city-owned facilities. Now, Sarnia is following suit.
Man holding box filled with food hands it to man standing in the back of a van.  from the article Why a London food-rescue organization says it’s the first of its kind in Ontario
The London Food Coalition uses a grassroots network of member groups to rescue 410 kilograms of food each day.

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Published On: July 16, 2019
A pilot project underway in London is setting patients up with a suite of smart devices — and paving the way for high-tech mental-health treatment.  
Published On: July 11, 2019
Fred Thomas played baseball in the Cleveland Indians farm system and football with the Toronto Argonauts. He was also one of Canada’s greatest basketball stars. But racism kept his story on the sidelines.  
Published On: June 27, 2019
On the outskirts of Cambridge, Andrew Judge and a group of volunteers have established a garden to produce food — and insights into Indigenous teachings.
Published On: June 25, 2019
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
Published On: June 19, 2019
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?  
Published On: June 11, 2019
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.
Published On: May 28, 2019
London’s First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program focuses on early intervention — and experts say it could help reshape mental-health care for young people.  
Published On: May 22, 2019
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.  
Published On: May 17, 2019
The Agenda discusses the shortage of geriatricians in Ontario, and why they are needed.
Published On: May 17, 2019
The federal agency responsible for finding a long-term storage site for spent nuclear fuel has been scouting out possible locations for a Deep Geological Repository. Two of them are in Bruce County.  
Published On: May 13, 2019
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.
Published On: April 25, 2019
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.
Published On: April 15, 2019
A new pilot project aims to identify and treat early symptoms of anxiety with the aid of smart watches and a custom app.
Published On: April 02, 2019
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.
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?