Thunder Bay

Published On: September 01, 2021
A year before the pandemic, bomb threats forced this Thunder Bay high school to go virtual. Then COVID-19 happened.
March 19, 2021
Northwestern Ontario Hub journalist Charnel Anderson provides an update on Thunder Bay's COVID-19 outbreak, and reports on a new crisis intervention initiative in the region.
Published On: March 18, 2021
Until recently, the region had avoided widespread community transmission. So why does it now have the most active cases per 100,000 people in Ontario?
Published On: March 15, 2021
In Thunder Bay, police officers and crisis workers respond to mental-health calls together ­­– all part of an attempt to save time, promote de-escalation, and provide supports.
Published On: January 15, 2021
The city halted fare collection in the face of COVID-19. Now a local advocacy coalition wants council to make no-cost travel permanent.
Published On: December 04, 2020
Many restaurants in the province are fighting to stay open. In Thunder Bay, some restaurants are shutting their dining rooms even though they don’t have to.
Published On: November 24, 2020
Over the past year, residents have been seeing more and more of them: pinhole leaks in copper pipes. They suspect they know why — but the city isn’t talking.
August 28, 2020
Northwestern Ontario Hub journalist Charnel Anderson explains what researchers are finding out about a large rock circle in Boulevard Lake.
Published On: August 07, 2020
Researchers think the puzzling rock formation might have been a sacred site — but a local Indigenous community is not so sure.
Published On: July 23, 2020
Communication. Harm reduction. Humour. The Shelter House’s Street Outreach Services team provides services and support for vulnerable people year-round — now it’s pivoted to preventing COVID-19.
Published On: July 18, 2020
OPINION: Instead of pouring funding into a new complex, the government should invest in services and resources that lead to true safety and the dismantling of systemic anti-Indigenous racism and colonialism.
July 10, 2020
Is a centralized food bank in Thunder Bay enough to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Published On: July 03, 2020
Post-secondary institutions in the region rely heavily on international-student tuition. But what if the pandemic keeps those students at home?
Published On: June 26, 2020
The Finnish Labour Temple was a fixture for more than a century — until COVID-19 came to town. Can a community effort help it open its doors again?
Published On: June 25, 2020
When it comes to food banks, some experts say there’s a lack of accountability — and they’re calling for new ways to support Ontarians in need.
Published On: June 10, 2020
TVO.org is speaking to activists across Ontario to find out what's happening in their communities — and how they're fighting injustice. Today, we interview Fatima Mendis of Black Lives Matter Thunder Bay
Published On: June 04, 2020
After a number of food banks in Thunder Bay ceased operating, the city moved to a new centralized model. Critics say it raises public-health risks — and limits access to food for the people who need it.
Published On: May 23, 2020
City council has once again voted down backyard chickens. Some residents think that’s a big clucking deal.