Jonathan Pinto


Jonathan Pinto is the host of Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for Northern Ontario and is based in Sudbury. He was formerly a reporter/editor and an associate producer at CBC Windsor. Email

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Meet the professional figure skater and future doctor slinging schnitzels in Timmins

Twins Julia and Victor Polowy own Schnitzels and Strudels North, a food truck in the Timmins community of Porcupine.
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Meet the couple behind Thunder Bay's 'vegan 7-Eleven'

A search for a hard-to-find hot sauce connected Up North's Jonathan Pinto to Compass Foods, which ships vegan items across Canada — and on Memorial Avenue in Thunder Bay.
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Meet Thunder Bay's 'Bannock Lady'

Malls and franchise fast-food outlets go hand in hand — but sometimes, they're also the place to find local, independent businesses. That's the case at the Intercity Shopping Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont., where Up North host Jonathan Pinto met Jeanette Posine, owner of The Bannock Lady.
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Meet the Anishinaabe chef infusing his life experience into this Haileybury restaurant

"It's me. It's my personality. It's my travels. It's everything I've ever done," says chef Gerry Brandon of the food at L'Autochtone Taverne Américaine
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Meet the couple who moved to Manitoulin Island to take over a restaurant — at the start of COVID-19

Imagine moving halfway across the province to open a restaurant at the beginning of a global pandemic. That's exactly what Kevin and Sheina Hemstreet did back in 2020 when they moved to Manitoulin Island to take over The Garden's Gate in Tehkummah.
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How a back-breaking accident led this man to start a farm in Timmins

Marcel Forget started the Rubber Boot Farm after breaking his back during a hunting trip.
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The surprising world of birch syrup production in Ear Falls, Ont.

Up North host Jonathan Pinto learns the ins and out of birch syrup production from Gordon Grasley in Ear Falls.
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Meet the woman bringing dosas, idlis and other south Indian dishes to Espanola

Restaurant Garuda serves a variety of cuisines, but the south Indian options were a highlight for Up North host Jonathan Pinto.
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Meet the couple blending wild rice and tea together in Thunder Bay

Tea Horse started out as a tea retailer, but is now focused on production of ManoominCha, a blend of wild rice and tea.
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Meet the woman honouring her grandmother through Ukrainian cooking

Androocha Pouch started Baba K's Ukrainian Kitchen in Sault Ste. Marie as a way to honour and remember her grandmother.