Thunder Bay

Published On: 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.
Published On: May 14, 2020
People in the north are snapping up seeds so that they can grow their own food — and find a slice of serenity.
Published On: March 11, 2020
In a city known for systemic inequalities, the library has made inclusiveness a priority.  
Published On: February 24, 2020
A culinary program is providing refugees with safety training — and serving up dishes that are changing the city’s food scene.
Published On: February 18, 2020
If you’re riding the trains or streetcars in Toronto, remember the folks in the northwest who made it possible.
Published On: February 06, 2020
TVO.org speaks with Tamara Bernard about creating safe spaces to honour and pay tribute to murdered and missing Indigenous woman and girls.  
Published On: January 14, 2020
TVO.org speaks with 14-year-old Taylor Gorrie about her personal experiences with schoolyard violence — and the program she developed to support students and bring bullies and victims together  
Published On: January 10, 2020
In 1970, two cities and two townships merged, creating Ontario’s sixth-largest city. But not everyone welcomed the arrival of the brand-new municipality.
Published On: December 20, 2019
At the Thunder Bay International Airport, travelers now choose from craft beer brewed nearby, local produce, and beef jerky from a downtown butcher.
Published On: November 22, 2019
The city’s drag community is thriving — and reckoning with its new mainstream appeal.
Published On: November 13, 2019
TVO.org speaks with Yamaan Alsumadi about positive conversations — and why she hosts opens houses at the city’s only mosque  
Published On: October 15, 2019
Northwestern Ontario Hub reporter Jon Thompson discusses a federal government pilot project to bring immigration to northern cities.