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

Thunder Bay federal election candidates square off over housing

Candidates in each of the major four political parties running in the upcoming federal election, had their first debate in Thunder Bay, Ont., which dealt with housing.

Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Club of Dryden hopes to bring back marquee event

Marlene Ryan hopes a number of Dryden-ites will be able to join her for 'a scuff' this year.

Thunder Bay clothing designer has jackets at comic conventions around the world

A unique clothing line from Thunder Bay, Ont., hopes its custom leather jackets will be known the world over, after appearing at comic conventions from Los Angeles to London.

Former pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ont., could produce cannabis, packaging

The former Resolute pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ont., could produce cannabis or even specialty packaging materials, according to the site's new owner.

Opponents to copper mine in northern Minnesota hope to rally support in Fort Frances, Ont.

A proposed copper mine in northern Minnesota will get some attention Wednesday evening at a public meeting in Fort Frances, Ont.

Modbox rebuilds shipping containers for camps, homes in Thunder Bay

Four months to build a new camp seems like a record - but for one contracting company in Thunder Bay, Ont., they say it could be the new normal.

Public meeting in Kenora, Ont., to discuss homelessness, property crime, social issues in downtown

A pair of public meetings in Kenora, Ont., could become emotional, based on what business owners and people in the city have said publicly and online.

Lease terminated between Thunder Bay, Current River hydro-electric dam owner

A decision issued this week by Ontario's Environmental Review Tribunal should halt years of legal wrangling between the City of Thunder Bay and Robert Whiteside, the owner of a hydro-electric generating station on the Current River, just downstream of the Boulevard Lake Dam.

Delta Marriott Thunder Bay hit by over $11M in construction liens

Thunder Bay's Delta Marriott hotel has seven construction liens registered against it, just two months after it officially opened to the public.
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One-stop shopping for health at the Mary Berglund Community Health Centre in Ignace, Ont.

When most people think of a health centre, a waiting room full of people dealing with various illnesses may come to mind.
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Lake of the Woods Brewing Co. to use water from its namesake, exclusively, with new brewery

Think of it as being a victim of your own success. The Lake of the Woods Brewing Company in Kenora, Ont., has so much demand for its product, the brewery needs to increase its supply. 
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Lake Lids newest clothing line in Kenora, Ont.

Lucas Brown says he's purposefully leaving "of the Woods" out of his company name, with the hope of expanding his clothing line, across the country.

Dryden Observer, Northern Sun News cease publication

The presses at the Dryden Observer and Northern Sun News have stopped, it appears, for good.

Marathon, Ont., fire truck engulfed in flames Thursday morning

The Marathon Fire Department is dealing with a fire of their own on Thursday morning, after their tanker was engulfed in flames.

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.