Logan Turner

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Logan Turner is a graduate journalism student at the University of British Columbia. Born in Thunder Bay, Ont., Logan is passionate about reporting on health and environmental stories in rural, remote communities.

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A space for gender identity exploration and expression, youth attend unique summer camp in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A group of young people sat around a long, narrow table in a board room at the Norwest Community Health Centre. The discussion ebbed and flowed as they worked on a creative activity. At times, the conversation was light and laughs aplenty, and it seemed like any other summer camp for teenagers.

Local teachers' union leaders in Toronto gearing up for 'big fight' as contracts expire at end of month

The teachers' union leaders from Thunder Bay, Ont. are in Toronto this week attending provincial meetings and gearing up for what they expect to be a lengthy and contentious contract renegotiation process over the upcoming year.
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No deformities or reproductive problems in wildlife in Thunder Bay area of concern, new report says

The area in and around Thunder Bay, Ont. is one step closer to receiving a bill of good ecosystem health and then being de-listed from Environment and Climate Change Canada's Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOC) project.

New youth outreach program coming to Kenora, Ont. as province announces new mental health and addictions money

There will be a new youth outreach workers (YOW) program coming to Kenora, Ont. in the near future, as the Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) received new funding from the provincial government to implement the initiative.

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Quetico Provincial Park host annual Perseid meteor shower event

People and families from across northwestern Ontario had a chance to satisfy their deep-space curiosities during the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) Perseid meteor shower observation event in Quetico Provincial Park on Aug. 9-10.
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'We are a long way from Toronto,' families of people with autism tell provincial minister in Thunder Bay

There were many laughs and stories of summer vacations shared as parents, children and service providers filed into a "meet-and-greet" with Ontario's minister of children, community and social services in Thunder Bay to discuss promised changes to the province's autism program, but once Todd Smith entered the room, the conversation turned serious.
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'Stressed and heartbroken': One mom shares her family's story amid uncertainty about provincial autism program

At first, Krista Smith thought it was a cute quirk that her son had, when he repeatedly lined up the bottles of shampoo along the edge of the bathtub. In fact, she still does.

$1.2-million price tag for wildfire evacuations of First Nations in Ontario over last five years

According to numbers obtained from Indigenous Services Canada, the cost of evacuating First Nations as a result of wildfires has been over $1.2-million between 2013 and 2018. That number is not including the costs of evacuating Pikangikum First Nation two times and Keewaywin First Nation once this year.
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First-ever northern Ontario disc golf championships kicks off in Thunder Bay, Ont. on August 3

The northern Ontario disc golf championships is being held at the Dragon Hills and the Birch Point Park disc golf courses in Thunder Bay, Ont. from August 3 to 4. An estimated 50 to 60 players from northern Ontario, the United States and neighbouring provinces are expected to take part.

Company from Alberta wins school bus contract for Superior-Greenstone and North Shore regions

There will be a new provider ferrying kids to and from school in the Superior-Greenstone and North Shore regions for the foreseeable future. Southland Transportation, a family-owned transportation company based out of Alberta, won the competitive bidding process with the East of Thunder Bay Transportation Consortium.

Labour market survey ranks Thunder Bay, Ont. as worst place to find a job among large cities in Canada

The city of Thunder Bay, Ont. is the worst city in Canada to find a job among the 33 largest census metropolitan areas, according to a report released in July. But it may not be as bad as it seems.

Fighting the stigma around addiction, man rides his BMX bike across Canada

Mathew Fee was only 12 years old when he took his first drink of alcohol. He spent the next 15 years struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol, going in and out of treatment programs.

Telling stories with virtual reality: A travelling workshop stops in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A mobile workshop travelling across northern Ontario stopped in Thunder Bay, Ont. from July 26-29 to give young Indigenous people a chance to learn more about and use virtual reality technologies.
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'No surprise' Thunder Bay, Ont. has most homicides per capita in Canada: says police chief

In response to recently released crime data from Statistics Canada indicating that Thunder Bay, Ont. was the homicide capital of Canada for the third consecutive year in 2018, Thunder Bay police chief Sylvie Hauth said, "it's no surprise. It's unfortunate, but due to the number of homicides that we have on a yearly basis, we continue to rank at the top of that category."

Thunder Bay, Ont. once again homicide capital of Canada

For the third consecutive year - and the fourth time in the last five years - Thunder Bay was the homicide capital of Canada in 2018. That's according to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada's annual reports on police-reported crime incidents and homicide data.