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Doug Diaczuk

Doug Diaczuk

Doug Diaczuk is a reporter and award-winning author from Thunder Bay. He has a master’s degree in English from Lakehead University and has been working as a freelance and full-time reporter for more than seven years. His work has been published in Geist, SubTerrain, and Quill and Quire Magazine. Doug has been a member of the Tbnewswatch team since 2016 and covers stories relating to arts and entertainment, community events, health care, and court.

Twitter: @DougDiaczuk

Recent Work by Doug

Province vows to ‘dive deep’ to fix broken long-term care system

Province vows to ‘dive deep’ to fix broken long-term care system

A report by the Canadian Armed Forces into five long-term care homes experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19 described deplorable living conditions for seniors and the provincial government says it will fix a broken system
Social media contest encouraging people to shop local

Social media contest encouraging people to shop local

#ReImagineTbay is providing the public an opportunity to share some of the ways businesses have had to change to keep staff and customers safe during the pandemic for a chance to win gift cards, while also supporting local businesses
Ford won’t ‘punish the whole province’ for large gathering in Toronto

Ford won’t ‘punish the whole province’ for large gathering in Toronto

After a large gathering popped up in a Toronto park on the weekend, Premier Doug Ford said he won’t punish the entire province, but gatherings still restricted to five or fewer people and reopening the economy will still be a province-wide approach.
Ford won’t ‘punish the whole province’ for large gathering in Toronto

Ford won’t ‘punish the whole province’ for large gathering in Toronto

After a large gathering popped up in a Toronto park on the weekend, Premier Doug Ford said he won’t punish the entire province, but gatherings still restricted to five or fewer people and reopening the economy will still be a province-wide approach.
Province helping hospitality, trades sectors get back to work

Province helping hospitality, trades sectors get back to work

The provincial government is launching a Virtual Action Centre for hospitality workers and providing $2.5 million in grants this year for apprentices in the skilled trades.
Two new forest fires are burning in the region

Two new forest fires are burning in the region

A three hectare forest fire is burning 20 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay and is listed as under control as the fire hazard remains high to extreme in much of the region.
Vote to liquidate Finlandia Association ‘lesser of two evils’ says member

Vote to liquidate Finlandia Association ‘lesser of two evils’ says member

The future of the Finnish Labour Temple and the Hoito Restaurant remains up in the air but members are hopeful it is not the end of the story for the historic site
Low-cost spay and neuter clinic reopens to cats only

Low-cost spay and neuter clinic reopens to cats only

The Thunder Bay District Humane Society says the clinic cannot accept dogs at this time because it does not allow for proper physical distancing protocols.
Finlandia Association votes to liquidate corporation

Finlandia Association votes to liquidate corporation

Facing debts of more than a million, including money owed by the Hoito Restaurant, the Finlandia Association says RBC won't defer a bi-weekly loan payment of nearly $2,000.
Local school boards, teacher unions react to keeping schools closed

Local school boards, teacher unions react to keeping schools closed

Two school boards in Thunder Bay say it was the right decision to keep schools closed for the remainder of the academic year but unions representing teachers say their concerns are not being heard.