Michelle Allan


Michelle Allan is a reporter at CBC Thunder Bay. She's worked with the CBC's Investigative Unit, CBC Ottawa and ran a pop-up bureau in Kingston. She won a 2021 Canadian Association of Journalists national award for investigative reporting. You can reach her at michelle.allan@cbc.ca.

Latest from Michelle Allan

OPP charge Thunder Bay police officer with assault, breach of trust, obstruction of justice

Ontario Provincial Police have charged a Thunder Bay police officer with two counts of assault, breach of trust and obstruction of justice following a roughly two-year investigation. 

Thunder Bay food bank says it's stretched to 'tipping point' as food bank use in Ontario soars

As the cost of living rises, a Thunder Bay food bank says it can't sustain this level of support and wants the government to do more to support people struggling with affordability. 

2 men plead guilty in connection with Alyssa Turnbull's death in northwestern Ontario

A father and son connected to the 2020 death and disappearance of Alyssa Turnbull pleaded guilty, admitting they were involved in hiding her body in a remote area of northwestern Ontario. 

$950 for an apartment? A steal if it's real, but an Ontario man is now just one of the latest scam victims

Renters in Thunder Bay, Ont., say they've been taken for a ride by online scammers, and anti-fraud interests say they're just some of the victims of a problem that's getting worse across Canada. They also offer red flags to look for to avoid being the latest victim.

St. Lawrence Seaway strike leaving goods, ships stranded at Port of Thunder Bay

While St. Lawrence Seaway locks are closed, ships won't be able to load up in Thunder Bay, Ont., or drop off shipments for transport to the west, says Port of Thunder Bay CEO Chris Heikkinen. Hundreds of workers stationed between Lake Erie and Montreal walked off the job Sunday.

LGBTQ advocates in Thunder Bay, Ont., say Canada's laws aren't protecting them from hate

LGBTQ organizations in Thunder Bay, Ont., say there's a rising tide of anti-LGBTQ sentiment across Canada, with advocates saying hate crime laws aren't strong enough to protect them. 

Early Childhood Educators in Thunder Bay say salaries too low to staff Ontario's classrooms

Lakehead Public School board is in dire need of more Early Childhood Educators (ECEs), but low wages are making the career a difficult sell, said Shelley Crupi, president of the local ECE barganing unit. 

As vaccine clinics open up in Thunder Bay, experts urge vigilance heading into cold and flu season

The combination of COVID-19 and the influenza virus circulating Thunder Bay could put strain on local hospitals this winter, according to medical officer of health  Dr. Janet DeMille. 

Climate change threatens winter roads connecting northern Ontario's remote communities

Many northern Ontario First Nations rely on seasonal winter roads built each year on the frozen rivers, lakes and land. As climate change continues to narrow the window during which winter roads are useable, Nishnawbe Aski Nation held a gathering in Thunder Bay to strategize how to keep its communities connected in a rapidly thawing north. 

Ontario spending $7.8M for 34 beds at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

The Minister of Health announced funding for 34 beds at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) today.  Sylvia Jones said the government will invest up to $7.8 million this year "to continue to support Alternative Level of Care transitional beds and acute mental health beds" at TBRHSC.