Jon Thompson

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Jon Thompson is TVO’s northwestern Ontario reporter.

Jon Thompson's articles

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
Published On: Aug 09,2019
The opening, and temporary closing, of the Community Services Hub reveals a city that’s struggling with a homelessness problem and how to solve it.
Published On: Jul 15,2019
The company has announced layoffs, and there’s no work scheduled at the plant beyond 2019. Here’s how the move could affect Thunder Bay and the workers who live there.
Published On: Jun 24,2019
After 100 years, Shoal Lake 40 First Nation finally has an all-season connection to the rest of Canada. TVO.org talked with people involved in Freedom Road about how the model could work for other infrastructure projects.
Published On: Jun 03,2019
Many Sioux Lookout residents grapple with homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. Mayor Doug Lawrance recently became the first municipal leader in the province to point to colonialism as the cause.
Published On: Mar 22,2019
The 70-year-old residential-school survivor was the first Indigenous teacher at Dryden High School. Today, the Leonard Skye Building Bridges Award is presented in his honour. We spoke to Skye about racism, education, and fighting for the next generation.  
Published On: Mar 07,2019
The Wiindo Debwe Mosewin Patrol monitors the city for people in distress and posts anonymized stories of racism on social media. Critics say it doesn’t value evidence — but the group insists that it’s after a different kind of truth
Published On: Jan 17,2019
EXPLAINER: Two recent reports have identified systemic racism in the Thunder Bay Police Service. Here’s a look at the background, the situation as it stands, and where the city goes from here.