Sarah Law


Sarah Law is a CBC News reporter based in Thunder Bay, Ont., and has also worked for newspapers and online publications elsewhere in the province. Have a story tip? You can reach her at

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Transport truck strikes 2 houses in Beardmore, OPP investigating

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a transport truck crashed through two homes in Beardmore, Ont. No one inside the homes was hurt, but two people in the transport were taken to the hospital.

Lawsuits against the City of Thunder Bay over leaky pipes continue winding through court

Years after the City of Thunder Bay, Ont. added sodium hydroxide to the water supply, two lawsuits are making their way through the legal system related to the chemical that is alleged to have caused pinhole leaks in people's copper pipes. Here's where both cases stand.

Ontario pledges $29M to protect boreal caribou — but the spending isn't without criticism

The Ontario government has promised to spend $29 million over four years to protect boreal caribou, an iconic animal that's been considered threatened for more than a decade. But some proponents say the province's strategy isn't doing enough to preserve the species.

Thunder Bay's Dew Drop Inn is serving more meals than ever as inflation fuels food insecurity

A decades-old soup kitchen in Thunder Bay, Ont., is feeling the pressure as inflation is driving a record number of people to seek meals.

Delayed report into safe consumption services in northwestern Ontario now expected by end of March

Last year, the Northwestern Health Unit had a safe consumption services feasibility study done for four communities. The results have been delayed until later this March. Meanwhile, community advocates in Kenora are calling for action now amid rising overdoses and HIV cases.

Is humanity doomed? Young Canadians share how climate change is affecting their outlook

A recent survey of 1,000 Canadians ages 16 through 25 found a lot of pessimism surrounding climate change, with nearly half of respondents saying they think humanity is doomed. However, not all young people have given up hope. Researcher Lindsay Galway says there is an urgent need to address climate change-related anxiety as the climate crisis becomes more looming.

Big game hockey returns to the Fort William Gardens for Lakehead's playoff run

The Fort Williams Gardens has been bursting with Lakehead Thunderwolves fans for the past couple weekends, as the Thunder Bay, Ont. team progresses through the OUA Western Conference finals. Here's what fans have to say about the team's impressive season - and what keeps them coming back to support hometown hockey.

Lakehead University students demand school cut ties with RBC for funding fossil fuel projects

A protest was held outside the on-campus RBC branch at Lakehead University's Thunder Bay, Ont. campus Thursday, as students call for the school to distance itself with the financial institution due to its funding of fossil fuels.

Why Fort Frances wants to build an integrated microgrid to deliver its electricity

Fort Frances relies on a single supply point through the Ontario grid to get its power, but that isn't always reliable. So the town is commissioning a feasibility study to look into developing an integrated microgrid system to source electricity locally. More communities in northern Ontario are doing the same, and here's why.

How Thunder Bay, Ont.'s increasingly toxic street drugs are driving overdose and death rates

Workers on the front lines of the opioid crisis in Thunder Bay, Ont., are responding to more overdoses than ever before, linked to increasingly toxic and unpredictable street drugs. Here's what health-care workers at the only safe consumption site in northwestern Ontario want people to know.