Jon Thompson

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Jon Thompson is TVO’s northwestern Ontario reporter.

Jon Thompson's articles

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.
Published On: Jan 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: Dec 17,2018
Research shows that fish in the area are contaminated with mercury, which can cause serious health problems in people who eat them — so why have they remained a staple of the local diet?
Published On: Oct 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: Oct 12,2018
The Farabout Peninsula boasts rare plants, threatened animals, historical artifacts, and more — so why won’t the province protect it permanently?
Published On: Sep 24,2018
Queen’s Park fell silent when MPP Sol Mamakwa paid tribute to 13-year-old Karlena Kamenawatamin, who killed herself last week. Mamakwa spoke to TVO.org about the suicide crisis on reserves and how government can take action.
Published On: Aug 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: Aug 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: Jul 03,2018
A Law Society of Ontario review concludes that lawyers need to radically improve their understanding of Indigenous clients
Published On: Jun 22,2018
The Green Party made modest electoral gains in northern Ontario and believe they can continue to build an environmental movement in resource-extraction regions.
Published On: Jun 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.