Jon Thompson

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Jon Thompson is TVO’s northwestern Ontario reporter.

Jon Thompson's articles

Published On: Mar 19,2020
Sioux Lookout has 5,200 residents, but its local health-care facilities treat thousands more — many of them from 33 remote First Nations. How is it preparing for the coronavirus?  
Published On: Mar 11,2020
In a city known for systemic inequalities, the library has made inclusiveness a priority.  
Published On: Feb 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: Feb 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: Jan 16,2020
Climate change. Unpredictable harvests. Barn fires. Farmers face constant threats to their livelihood — and that can take a psychological toll.
Published On: Jan 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: Dec 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: Dec 03,2019
Communities in the north have historically faced a lack of dedicated arts space — but all that’s changing. 
Published On: Nov 22,2019
The city’s drag community is thriving — and reckoning with its new mainstream appeal.
Published On: Nov 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: Oct 31,2019
Ghosts. Sasquatches. UFOs. Meet the man who’s been tracking sightings in the Thunder Bay area for almost three decades.  
Published On: Oct 10,2019
Northern communities need new workers. Newcomers need jobs. But most immigrants to Ontario settle in the GTA — can the federal government help change that?
Published On: Oct 03,2019
Northern Ontario struggles with a lack of access to affordable, nutritious food. TVO.org talks to federal candidates about how they'd approach the problem.
Published On: Sep 27,2019
Sixteen First Nations in the riding of Kenora have no access to clean water. What is the federal government doing about it?  
Published On: Sep 16,2019
TVO.org talks with Scott Higgins, a scientist with the Experimental Lakes Area, about data collection and what a half-century of research reveals about climate change.  
Published On: Sep 13,2019
The Northern Ontario Angels match local entrepreneurs with local investors — experts say it could be exactly what the region needs.  
Published On: Sep 03,2019
TVO.org speaks with people close to the issue about why it’s proved so divisive — and what the future may hold for Indigenous-government relations in the north. 
Published On: Aug 20,2019
The bear that inspired the classic stories might have been named after Winnipeg — but he also had roots in White River