Heather Kitching


Heather Kitching reports on northwestern Ontario for CBC Thunder Bay. You can reach her at heather.kitching@cbc.ca.

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Would changing how doctors in Canada are licensed help reduce the physician shortage? This MP feels it could

Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Marcus Powlowski was in Atikokan, Fort Frances, Rainy River and Kenora to learn about the challenges doctors are facing. A member of the parliamentary standing committee on health, he plans to make recommendations aimed at easing the physician shortage in rural northwestern Ontario and other parts of Canada.

These Ontario disability support recipients say they're struggling more as prices soar

Some people living on Ontario Disability Support Program payments say they're struggling even more than usual to pay for essentials as the cost of goods and services rises.

Thunder Bay, Ont., woman says home-care visits constantly missed, leading to her fall and injury

A Thunder Bay, Ont., woman says her publicly funded home-care provider has regularly missed scheduled visits, and she even suffered a leg gash in a fall while trying to get into her power chair earlier this year. 

Resolute Forest Products is set to be sold, but company officials promise business as usual for Thunder Bay

The anticipated sale of Resolute Forest Products to the private multinational Paper Excellence Group could result in more investment in mills in the region, according to one Resolute executive. 

Farmers in Thunder Bay are recovering and catching up after snowy, wet spring

Farmers living and working around Thunder Bay, Ont., say they're recovering now after a spring that looked more like a very long winter. 

Doctor shortage in northwestern Ontario remains dire with no clear relief in sight

Three months ago, the emergency room in Red Lake, Ont., closed for 24 hours during a weekend because a physician wasn't available, a scenario that officials worry could happen elsewhere if relief isn't found.

Thunder Bay's proposed indoor turf facility: Where does it go from here?

The president of Soccer Northwest says he hopes Thunder Bay, Ont., city council will decide to move forward with a proposed indoor turf facility in Chapples Park rather than delay it further.

Remembering Chris Cromarty, a First Nations elder, leader and example of living the good life

Chris Cromarty was a gentle, caring family man whose dogged determination helped unite First Nations in northwestern Ontario and get the attention of the government. First Nations leaders are reflecting on his passing, and what it means to live a good life.

Neskantaga First Nation surpasses 10,000 days under a drinking water advisory

Neskantaga First Nation on Sunday marked its 10,000th day under a drinking water advisory, the longest period of time any First Nation in Canada has lived under such an advisory.

'Pride is more than just like a party': Protest replaces weekend parade in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Instead of an official Pride parade in Thunder Bay, Ont., this weekend, there will be a march to raise awareness about injustices against the two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.