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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.
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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.
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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.
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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: June 11, 2020
Therapeutic-riding centres offer children and adults living with disabilities opportunities for recreation and physical therapy. But COVID-19 is keeping many from the horses they rely on.
Published On: June 04, 2020
In 1970, the AM pop-music powerhouse was in the running to be the second-most-listened-to radio station in North America. But 50 years ago today, the CRTC announced new guidelines — and changed the station.
Published On: May 30, 2020
Artificial intelligence. Ultrasound. Firefighters’ masks. All tools that researchers in the city are currently using to understand — and combat — COVID-19.
Published On: May 21, 2020
In 2000, seven people died in the southwestern community. Advocates say government still isn’t doing enough to ensure safe drinking water for all Ontarians.
Published On: May 15, 2020
Some farmers’ markets are closed until further notice — others are getting set for a season unlike any they’ve seen before.
Published On: May 14, 2020
Southwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter reports on hidden homelessness and what can be done to keep people safe during COVID-19.
Published On: May 11, 2020
As the state of emergency continues in Ontario, experts are growing concerned about its impacts on an often hard-to-track population.
Published On: May 06, 2020
OPINION: The indefinite closure of the Stratford Festival will have creative and financial consequences for my family — and for the province.
Published On: April 14, 2020
More than 30,000 migrant workers travel to farms in Ontario and Atlantic Canada each year. But the pandemic is posing new challenges for these seasonal labourers.
Published On: March 31, 2020
The Thornbury Foodland was concerned it wouldn’t be able to regularly sanitize and keep up with delivery orders. So members of the community stepped up.
Published On: March 23, 2020
TVO.org speaks with veterinary internal-medicine specialist Scott Weese about COVID-19’s potential impact on animals and whether vets should be considered an essential service.
Published On: March 17, 2020
GPs and nurse practitioners play a vital role in the health-care system — but because of the coronavirus, many are struggling to fulfil it.
Published On: March 13, 2020
Thanks to portable Wi-Fi hotspots, some library patrons can go online for free. Critics say that branches shouldn’t be in the business of subsidizing home internet.
Published On: March 06, 2020
Southwestern Ontario Hubs journalist Mary Baxter shares a personal account of navigating Ontario's health-care system on behalf of her sister, Sue.
Published On: March 06, 2020
Job openings. Decent wages. Experts say the skilled trades have a lot to offer women — and vice versa. So how do we encourage more women to get into them?
Published On: March 05, 2020
When Sue was in hospital, we got conflicting information, pressure, and few good options. Like other Ontarians in her situation, we needed sound advice: we needed an advocate.
Published On: February 26, 2020
The birds usually stop by before heading south for the winter — so what’s keeping them here? TVO.org speaks with Bird Studies Canada’s Stuart Mackenzie about climate change and crane-watching.
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.