Olivia Levesque


Olivia is a Reporter/Editor based in her hometown of Thunder Bay, Ont. She is proud to live and work along the north shore of Lake Superior in Robinson-Superior Treaty Territory. You can contact her by emailing Olivia.levesque@cbc.ca

Latest from Olivia Levesque

Ontario law federation raises alarm over dwindling number of lawyers in remote areas

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations say it will bring a motion to the Law Society of Ontario's annual general meeting to address dwindling numbers of lawyers in rural and remote areas, and develop ways to attract and retain law professionals in underserved communities.

Travel organizations aim to make northwestern Ontario more welcoming with new LGBTQ tourism strategy

Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are considered LGBTQ tourism hotspots in Canada, and now two regional organizations are looking to add northwestern Ontario to that list.

LGBTQ communities 'deserve better,' advocates say after Marc and Eric Staal refuse to wear Pride jerseys

A pride organization in Thunder Bay, is responding to decisions by Eric and Marc Staal, who were both born in the northwestern Ontario city, to opt out of wearing Pride warmup jerseys Thursday night as part of an inclusive sport initiative.

Northern Ontario's rugged landscape creates challenges as search continues for missing plane

The rugged landscape of northwestern Ontario is presenting some challenges for search crews looking for a missing aircraft, and its two occupants.

Search for missing plane in northern Ontario continues as air task force sets up in Thunder Bay

Ontario's Joint Rescue Coordination Centre is setting up an air task force based out of Thunder Bay as the search continues for a missing Cessna 208 Caravan plane in northwestern Ontario.

Rural school buses are cancelled in Thunder Bay, some schools closed due to weather

A wintery mix of snow and rain in Northwestern Ontario is making for some hazardous conditions in the region. Those conditions have prompted the cancellation of rural school bus routes in the Thunder Bay area. As well, all school bus routes serviced by the East of Thunder Bay Transportation Consortium have been cancelled.
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Truckers group concerned about rising collisions in north wants Ontario to crack down on its own industry

A group of commercial truck drivers are calling on the Ontario government to increase training and enforcement measures for their industry, just as highways in northern Ontario see a spike in collisions this season.
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With winter off to deadly start on northern Ont. highways, leaders say province shortchanged region

Winter has only just arrived in northern Ontario, but so far the season is proving to be a deadly one on highways in the region, raising questions over provincial funding for northern infrastructure.

Worried about moth eggs in your Christmas tree? What to do after they were detected on some in Thunder Bay

A Christmas Tree seller described a chaotic scene last week as businesses in Thunder Bay were forced to halt tree sales due to federal investigations, raising some questions about this classic holiday tradition. 

Thunder Bay Christmas tree lots reopen after federal inspections wrap up

It's been a chaotic week for Christmas tree lots in Thunder Bay as at least two businesses were forced to temporarily stop selling trees while the Canadian Food Inspection Agency conducted checks for invasive species larvae.