Jeff Walters

Reporter/Editor

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Jeff is proud to work in his hometown, as well as throughout northwestern Ontario. Away from work, you can find him skiing (on water or snow), curling, out at the lake or flying.

Latest from Jeff Walters

Northern Ontario First Nation celebrates community during National Indigenous Peoples Day

Neskantaga First Nation is showing how tight-knit of a community it is on National Indigenous People’s Day.

Tennis dominates discussion at Thunder Bay city council indoor turf meeting

The discussion at a special non-business meeting regarding the proposed indoor turf facility in Thunder Bay, Ont., had more talk of tennis than turf.

Synchronizing traffic lights, automated garbage collection on Thunder Bay infrastructure list

A report to city councillors details some of the city's infrastructure priorities over the coming years.
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The Piano Project brings live music, art to Kenora's downtown

The sounds of Chopsticks, Let it Be or even a Beethoven composition will float through the air in downtown Kenora, Ont., this summer.

Out-of-town company wins bid to provide lighting, sound at Prince Arthur's Landing

The 20-plus events at Thunder Bay's Prince Arthur's Landing will have an out-of-town company provide some of the sound and staging services this summer.

Red Lake's Erica Forsythe uses national science fair to prove tree needles can combat e-coli

It all started with wanting to know what grew inside of her classmates' lunchboxes.

Designated truck route by-law fails at Thunder Bay city council; three options remain

The road ahead for the proposed Designated Truck Route (DTR) in Thunder Bay, Ont., is far from smooth.

Designated truck route tops agenda at Thunder Bay city council

A decision five years in the making could finally be put to bed Monday night, as city councillors in Thunder Bay, Ont., could approve the designated truck route (DTR).

Short term pain, long term gain with construction in downtown Kenora

Think of it as short term pain, for some long term gain, as motorists in downtown Kenora, Ont., will have to deal with construction for phase three of the downtown revitalization plan.

Thunder Bay-born inaugural St. Louis Blue says Stanley Cup win decades in the making

A former player for the St. Louis Blues says he was "feeling good" after watching the team win against the Boston Bruins in Wednesday's Stanley Cup final.

Northwestern Ontario school boards adjust budgets, staffing after provincial allocations slashed

School boards across northwestern Ontario agree on one thing: the upcoming school year will have fewer staff on the payroll.

Mining conference to expand knowledge of new method of mineral exploration

Improvements in lithium batteries are one of the major reasons a new mineral exploration method could soon take off in northwestern Ontario.

Redwood Park neighbourhood hopeful agreement in store for playground

Monkey bars and swings could return to a now deserted playground in Northwood, after the City of Thunder Bay and Redwood Park Church will try to deal with liability and legal issues.

New company looks to power Thunder Bay, Ont., with wood chips

When Vince Rutter's tree-trimming trucks make their way back to the shop at the end of the day, he sees not just a bunch of wood chips, but also energy.

Tbaytel writes off $6.3M in software after terminating contract

Thunder Bay's municipal telephone company wrote off over $6 million last year, after a piece of software did not work as intended.