Matt Vis


Matt is a reporter with CBC Thunder Bay.

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Thunder Bay mayoral hopefuls make their pitches to voters as election day looms

With advance voting in Thunder Bay’s municipal election already underway, and with less than two weeks until election day, the five candidates running to be the city’s next mayor had their second chance to state their cases to the city’s voters.

An online ballot error affects 2 ward contests in Thunder Bay's municipal election

Two wards in Thunder Bay’s municipal election could face byelections in the event of tight margins after a brief online ballot error.

Voters consider plenty of choices as they meet candidates in Thunder Bay's at-large council race

Thunder Bay voters got a chance to meet some of the candidates in the only city council race where they’ll get to make multiple choices, as the Thunder Bay Public Library continued its meet the candidates series by hosting at-large hopefuls at the Brodie Resource Library on Thursday evening.

From crime to infrastructure, here's what Thunder Bay mayoral candidates say about the city's future

The Ontario municipal election is about three weeks away, and in Thunder Bay, the five candidates vying to become mayor had their first chances to make their case for the job.

Voters in northwestern Ontario have plenty of options in mayoral races. Few of them are women

In northwestern Ontario’s 10 most populous municipalities, only two women are running for mayor. The four largest — Thunder Bay, Kenora, Dryden and Fort Frances — do not have a single woman seeking the mayor’s office.

Century-old James Whalen tugboat set to be raised from river after sinking earlier this year

The century-old tugboat, which the city has owned and kept moored along the Kaministiquia River for nearly 30 years, took on water and then sank earlier this year.

Canadian women's baseball team honours late longtime player during Friendship Series against USA

Two rival cross-border teams are competing in a five-game Women’s Baseball Friendship Series through Monday at Baseball Central in Thunder Bay, Ont. But the Canadian national team is missing a familiar face in the field.
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An expert policing panel has wrapped public consultations in Thunder Bay. Here's what you need to know

This week in Thunder Bay, Ont., an independent expert panel tasked with making recommendations to improve the state of policing in Thunder Bay held public consultations.

Thunder Bay police officer allowed bridal photo shoot while guarding scene of Indigenous woman's death

A First Nation's leader says it's disturbing that a Thunder Bay, Ont., police officer tasked with guarding the site where an Indigenous woman was found dead allowed a wedding party to take photos at the scene. 

Spring floods continue to challenge infrastructure, damage property across northwestern Ontario

Flooding and high water in northwestern Ontario have displaced people from their homes, washed out roads, and caused property damage this spring.