view of Sioux Lookout from the article Bracing for COVID-19 in a northern health-care hub
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?  
a woman walking in library from the article ‘You’ve got to start at home’: How the Thunder Bay library is fighting racism
In a city known for systemic inequalities, the library has made inclusiveness a priority.  
Man standing at counter in store from the article This Ontario airport traded big-name chains for local shops, and others are taking notice
At the Thunder Bay International Airport, travelers now choose from craft beer brewed nearby, local produce, and beef jerky from a downtown butcher.
women working in a kitchen from the article Newcomers cook up tastes of home at Thunder Bay’s Culture Kitchen
A culinary program is providing refugees with safety training — and serving up dishes that are changing the city’s food scene.

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Published On: March 16, 2020
Anyone with a car can now pick up passengers in the northwestern community. Will the move actually make travel cheaper and more convenient?
Published On: February 26, 2020
It’s 1,785 kilometres long and a century old — get to know one of Ontario’s most important motor routes.
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 16, 2020
Climate change. Unpredictable harvests. Barn fires. Farmers face constant threats to their livelihood — and that can take a psychological toll.
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 03, 2019
Communities in the north have historically faced a lack of dedicated arts space — but all that’s changing. 
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 31, 2019
Ghosts. Sasquatches. UFOs. Meet the man who’s been tracking sightings in the Thunder Bay area for almost three decades.  
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: October 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: September 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: September 25, 2019
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.  
Published On: September 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: 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.