a man standing by a lake from the article How to save Lake Erie’s disappearing shorelines
New research suggests that the rate of erosion will spike in the next 60 years, putting wildlife, property, and people at risk — and experts say we need to act now.
a man showing smart home devices from the article How ‘smart homes’ could help Ontarians with mental illness
A pilot project underway in London is setting patients up with a suite of smart devices — and paving the way for high-tech mental-health treatment.  
shopping carts from the article How zoning bylaws created a food desert in Guelph’s east end
Residents in the east end of the city have no local grocery store — and the only commercially zoned property there sits vacant. So how do you fix a food desert?  
coach from the article The greatest Canadian athlete you’ve never heard of
Fred Thomas played baseball in the Cleveland Indians farm system and football with the Toronto Argonauts. He was also one of Canada’s greatest basketball stars. But racism kept his story on the sidelines.  

Most Recent in Southwestern

Published On: June 27, 2019
On the outskirts of Cambridge, Andrew Judge and a group of volunteers have established a garden to produce food — and insights into Indigenous teachings.
Published On: June 25, 2019
In the early 2000s, Wallaceburg was hit by an economic downturn. Now, local officials say, its economy is thriving — and that’s thanks partly to grassroots efforts
Published On: June 11, 2019
The Lunaape language is at risk of extinction, but Ian McCallum is working to rescue it through lessons, books — even Twitter. TVO.org talks with McCallum about his mission.
Published On: May 28, 2019
London’s First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program focuses on early intervention — and experts say it could help reshape mental-health care for young people.  
Published On: May 22, 2019
The OSPCA will no longer be enforcing laws against animal cruelty and neglect — which has left animal-welfare advocates across the province wondering who will take up the task.  
Published On: May 17, 2019
The Agenda discusses the shortage of geriatricians in Ontario, and why they are needed.
Published On: May 17, 2019
The federal agency responsible for finding a long-term storage site for spent nuclear fuel has been scouting out possible locations for a Deep Geological Repository. Two of them are in Bruce County.  
Published On: May 13, 2019
Seniors make up more than a fifth of the population in Grey, Bruce, Huron, and Perth counties — and they’re served by just one local geriatrician.
Published On: April 25, 2019
An industry many had given up for dead a decade ago is now on the rebound — and that has some experts worried about the implications for public health.
Published On: April 15, 2019
A new pilot project aims to identify and treat early symptoms of anxiety with the aid of smart watches and a custom app.
Published On: April 02, 2019
An employment rate below 25 per cent. An average income below the poverty line. Getting a good job can be tough for people with developmental disabilities. But for workers like Julie Timmermans, “full economic citizenship” is about more than just money.
Published On: March 22, 2019
Science has repeatedly proven the benefits of adding fluoride to tap water. So why is Tecumseh’s town council debating the issue?
Published On: March 15, 2019
The two-night music festival will take over London this weekend. We ask organizers and venues what steps they’re taking to prevent sexual harassment and assault.
Published On: March 11, 2019
TVO.org talks to executive director Anthony Wing about customs delays, coordinating performers in two countries, and how music can resolve conflicts.
Published On: February 28, 2019
Hundreds of Yazidis from Iraq have resettled in southwestern Ontario. Many are dealing with considerable trauma — are local institutions equipped to support them?
Published On: February 25, 2019
ANALYSIS: Part bus service, part taxi service, part ride-hailing app, Wroute is offering residents of the Kitchener-Guelph-Hamilton triangle another transit option. But critics say car-based transportation isn’t the answer.
Published On: February 04, 2019
Brian Kelcey, vice-president of public affairs for the Toronto Region Board of Trade, talks to TVO.org about why large infrastructure projects hit delays and cost overruns — and what we can do to get them back on track.
Published On: January 25, 2019
When children make statements, testify, or deliver victim-impact statements at the London courthouse, Merel is there to lend a helping paw.