Matt Vis


Matt is a reporter with CBC Thunder Bay.

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Liberals retain Thunder Bay-Rainy River as Powlowski wins re-election

The Liberals have maintained their hold on the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding for a third consecutive federal election.

NWHU medical officer of health cautions against complacency as COVID-19 cases near 0

The medical officer of health for the Northwestern Health Unit is urging people in the Ontario region to continue following COVID-19 public health measures, even as the area’s case count has dropped to nearly zero.

Brayden Bushby, convicted in trailer-hitch death of Indigenous mom Barbara Kentner, to serve 8 years in prison

A man convicted of manslaughter after Barbara Kentner, 34, was struck by a trailer hitch thrown from a moving vehicle in 2017 has been sentenced to eight years in prison in Thunder Bay, Ont. "You targeted a vulnerable woman," the judge tells Brayden Bushby.

Thunder Bay school board heads express disappointment over no in-class return this school year

The directors of education for two Thunder Bay school boards had both been hoping students were going to be able to return to the classroom this month.

All front-line Thunder Bay police officers will soon start wearing body cameras

About 25 Thunder Bay, Ont., police officers will start wearing body cameras on Monday, the first phase of a rollout over the coming weeks that will see 130 front-line primary response and traffic officers with the equipment.

Thunder Bay police officers who investigated Indigenous man's 2015 death to face disciplinary proceedings

An adjudicator has ruled that three Thunder Bay police officers who were involved in what was found to be a deficient sudden death investigation of Indigenous man Stacy DeBungee in 2015 will face disciplinary proceedings.

All Thunder Bay District long-term care homes have received at least first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Residents in all long-term care homes in the Thunder Bay District have been able to receive at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with second doses for many to be completed by this weekend.

Thunder Bay police, CMHA launch expansion of mobile crisis response program

The Integrated Mobile Police Assessment Crisis Team (IMPACT), which launched on Jan. 4, will feature a police officer paired with a crisis worker based at the police station to respond to mental health calls for service to police for 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

First doses of COVID-19 vaccine given to nearly all Thunder Bay long-term care residents

In less than a month since the initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Thunder Bay, a milestone will have been reached in protecting the city’s long-term care population.

Concerns growing about quality of care at Thunder Bay home in COVID-19 outbreak

A total of 64 residents, along with 40 staff members, have been confirmed cases during the outbreak. Twelve residents have died from the virus