Jon Thompson


Jon Thompson is a journalist and author who belongs to Northwestern Ontario. You can contact him by email at or Twitter @JonSThompson.

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Thunder Bay police oversight board to bring community perspectives into expanded governance committee

The board passed a resolution on Tuesday that will expand its governance committee membership from two people — who were both board members — to six.

Thunder Bay city council takes timeout on changing priorities for arena ice time

Council was scheduled to consider a generational update to the city’s ice allocation strategy at its Monday meeting, which would accommodate the new Current River Storm Junior B team and propose prioritizing municipal programs like open skate and sledge hockey.

New report calls for systemic change to addressing homelessness, mental health in northern Ontario

The Ontario government should commit to funding services in "northern service hubs" to reflect the needs of the regional populations they serve, according to a report on homelessness, mental health and addictions released by the Northern Policy Institute.

New leader of library in Thunder Bay, Ont., considers plan for future

The incoming head of the Thunder Bay Public Library says he’s going to look to the community to chart the institution’s future.

Meet the Treaty 3 Titans, who dominated the volleyball courts at Ontario's Summer Indigenous Games

When Tania Cameron left Kenora, Ont. with a bus full of athletes to the Ontario Summer Indigenous Games in Ottawa, she wasn’t sure if there would be enough money to afford hotel rooms through the weekend. Now they're coming home with an incredible medal haul.

Help wanted: Why a Thunder Bay ski hill is looking to hire a goat herder

Several years ago, a Thunder Bay, Ont.-area ski hill got creative with its lawn maintenance. Now it's looking for someone to tend its growing goat herd.

Masking rules set to continue at Thunder Bay hospital, despite Ontario lifting provincial mandate

Masks will remain mandatory at the Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre, despite a directive from Ontario’s top public health official that most remaining mask requirements will expire on Saturday.
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Accused Thunder Bay officers testify at hearing into flawed investigation into First Nation man's death

Two Thunder Bay, Ont., police officers facing disciplinary charges spoke for the first time at a public hearing about their role in the investigation into the 2015 death of Stacy DeBungee of Rainy River First Nation.

How a northwestern Ontario pilot helped bring Queen Elizabeth's 1953 coronation to Canadians

George Nickerson, a wing commander from Kenora, Ont., was ordered by the Royal Canadian Air Force to carry out a peculiar mission that would change what the world thought was possible, both in and on the air.

Social services and economy top-of-mind for Thunder Bay-Atikokan voters

Healthcare, education, community safety and development are among the issues three voters in Thunder Bay-Atikokan say they're thinking about.