Thunder Bay

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.
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: March 15, 2019
Purple outfits, Finnish pride, and clowning the Irish — a brief history of St. Urho’s Day.
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.
Published On: January 10, 2019
For years, young people have been leaving for school and work. But the city’s employment landscape is changing — and former residents are heading back to be a part of it.
Published On: December 21, 2018
The Agenda's Ontario Hubs field producer Jeyan Jeganathan talks to basic-income recipients in Thunder Bay about the looming end to the pilot program.
Published On: December 11, 2018
The 17-year-old was at least the 11th Indigenous youth from outside Thunder Bay to die in that city. We asked three First Nations activists and community leaders for their thoughts on this tragedy.
Published On: November 12, 2018
How Thunder Bay owes its name to a quirky referendum result.
Published On: October 22, 2018
At this all-Indigenous high school, chef Mandi O’Connor and her students are building community one meal at a time.
Published On: August 17, 2018
When Finnish immigrants came to northwestern Ontario, they brought the sauna tradition with them — now it’s a way of life there.
Published On: August 13, 2018
Founded by loggers in northwestern Ontario, the Hoito has been serving up traditional Finnish fare and more for 100 years.
Published On: August 03, 2018
The province has announced that it’s ending the project early. Now some participants are worried that they’ll lose everything.
Published On: June 25, 2018
The CN-owned James Street bridge closed to vehicular traffic after a fire damaged it in 2013. Now an agreement from 1906 may force the railway to reopen it.
Published On: June 06, 2018
The relationship between First Nations, the mining industry, and the province remains strained — but there’s hope that progress can be made after June 7.
Published On: May 23, 2018
Michael Gravelle has been elected six times, despite northwestern Ontario’s recession and unpopular government policies. Now he’s going for win number seven.