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

Northwestern Ontario ready for regional reopening, says acting medical officer of health in Kenora area

The acting medical officer of health for the Northwestern Health Unit in the Kenora area, Dr. Ian Gemmill, believes his region of Ontario is ready for an easing of restrictions. 

Port of Thunder Bay sees increase in grain while pandemic goes on

The Port of Thunder Bay says it had a busy May with grain and canola shipments, and demand continues to remain high because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thunder Bay landmark, Hoito Restaurant files for bankruptcy

One of the most famous landmarks in Thunder Bay, Ont., has filed for bankruptcy.

Boil water advisory to end as Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation finalizes water agreement with Kenora, Ont.

About 400 people who have lived under a boil-water advisory for nearly a decade, will soon be able drink the water coming out of their kitchen faucet.

Physician involved in potential COVID-19 outbreak showed symptoms, told to get tested by Thunder Bay hospital

The physician at the heart of a potential COVID-19 outbreak at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre did show some symptoms of the virus, while working at the facility.

Phase two of Thunder Bay waterfront's market square to be completed this summer

A gravel parking lot in the middle of Prince Arthur's Landing at Thunder Bay's waterfront will look a little more finished by the end of the summer.

Thunder Bay to examine condition of paved roads over summer

The City of Thunder Bay will hire a consultant this summer to examine the condition of over 800 kilometres of paved road.

One new case of COVID-19 confirmed in Thunder Bay, in person who is hospitalized

One new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Thunder Bay.

Pandemic creates growing interest in gardening in Thunder Bay, Ont.

An experienced gardener in Thunder Bay, Ont. says with more people staying at home, more are becoming interested in turning their backyards in a place to grow their dinner.

City council votes to cut many summer programs in Thunder Bay due to pandemic

Rides on the Muskeg Express, the bumper cars at Chippewa Park or taking a dip at an outdoor pool will have to wait until next summer.

Thunder Bay hospital investigating possible internal COVID-19 outbreak

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre said Monday that a possible internal outbreak of COVID-19 is under investigation, after a locum physican tested positive for the virus.

Water pipes, evacuees top agenda at Thunder Bay city council

A program to offer a $3,000 loan to homeowners in Thunder Bay, Ont., to remove lead water service connections will be considered by city council on Monday night.

Group helping youth in remote First Nations hopes to keep connection alive through COVID-19

A group launched a handful of years ago to help promote leadership and development with youth in remote First Nations in northwestern Ontario, hopes it can still maintain some outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small contracts at Bombardier in Thunder Bay, Ont., hopefully open doors to more work

The announcement of a contract to build 28 BiLevel commuter cars at the Thunder Bay, Ont., Bombardier plant is good news - but it is a short term measure to a bigger issue.

Finlandia Co-operative of Thunder Bay looks to take over Hoito, Finlandia Hall

The Finlandia Co-operative of Thunder Bay hopes it can pick up, where the Finlandia Association of Thunder Bay has left off.

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