Bob and Tim Wall harvest carrots at Walls' Pork Shop in Oxdrift, Ontario.  from the article Affording Ontario: The rising cost of food in the north
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.
highway signs in Ontario from the article How to build Ontario: The north needs roads 
ANALYSIS: To boost the region’s economy, meet the challenges of climate change, and provide access to First Nations communities, experts say we need to invest in road infrastructure.  
Neskantaga councillor Allan Moonias from the article How to build Ontario: First Nations need clean water
Sixteen First Nations in the riding of Kenora have no access to clean water. What is the federal government doing about it?  
a man on a boat on a lake from the article What these 58 Ontario lakes can teach us about climate change
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.  

Most Recent in Northwestern

Published On: October 15, 2019
Northwestern Ontario Hub reporter Jon Thompson discusses a federal government pilot project to bring immigration to northern cities.
Published On: October 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: September 10, 2019
On a 58-hour trip by bus, train, and mini-bus from Toronto to Thunder Bay, you’ll get a close look at the countryside — and at the challenges of intercity travel.
Published On: September 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: August 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: August 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: August 07, 2019
The city has a housing shortfall of about 600 units, but new housing isn’t being built. Council is trying to encourage affordable development — but critics say it’s not enough.
Published On: July 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: July 12, 2019
Ontario Hubs reporter Jon Thompson discusses quirky monuments along the road in northern Ontario communities.
Published On: June 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: June 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: April 18, 2019
Clients of the Mino Ayaa Ta Win Healing Centre, in Fort Frances, have access to Elder support, fishing, and snowshoeing — all part of an effort to provide culturally appropriate treatment.
Published On: April 17, 2019
In Red Lake, as in many remote communities across the province, finding counselling services, withdrawal-management support, or residential treatment can be a battle in and of itself.  
Published On: March 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: March 15, 2019
Purple outfits, Finnish pride, and clowning the Irish — a brief history of St. Urho’s Day.
Published On: March 12, 2019
Kenora’s downtown wasn’t accessible for people with physical disabilities. But thanks to municipal effort and some help from a Toronto-based non-profit, its streets are changing.
Published On: March 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: January 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.