Matt Vis

Reporter/Editor

Matt is a reporter with CBC Thunder Bay.

Latest from Matt Vis

'Sending us backwards': Thunder Bay firefighters union blasts proposed plan for fire department

The president of the Thunder Bay Fire Fighters Association is looking to city council to reject recommendations in a proposed new master strategic plan that would set the direction for the fire department over the next decade.

Military plane lands in Thunder Bay to deliver Toys for the North

A Canadian military Hercules aircraft landed at the Thunder Bay airport on Friday, loaded with 2,700 kilograms (6,000 pounds) of toys and other items to send to remote northern Ontario First Nations during the holiday season.

Thunder Bay fire station closures suggested in proposed plan

The number of fire stations in Thunder Bay could be reduced as city council reviews a report providing a potential future path for its fire department.

Underground Gym to close Simpson Street doors

Despite appearing to have withstood a fire that destroyed two neighbouring buildings, the founder and long-time operator of The Underground Gym in Thunder Bay says he has decided to shut down the drop-in youth centre.

'So proud of these firefighters:' Underground Gym escapes major damage from neighbouring blaze

Peter Panetta was expecting to see major damage when he walked through the door of The Underground Gym for the first time since a fire destroyed two neighbouring buildings, but that wasn't the case.

CN Rail strike comes at 'probably the worst time' in Thunder Bay shipping season

A nation-wide rail workers strike that has brought Canadian National trains to a halt could eventually have an impact on the shipping industry in Thunder Bay.

Provincial government cuts have led to fewer teachers in Thunder Bay public high schools, union says

Classes have been back in session for two months at Thunder Bay public high schools but there are fewer teachers, according to their union.

Bearskin Lake First Nation under evacuation as threat of flooding continues

An evacuation of Bearskin Lake First Nation is underway as flood waters from the ice-jammed Severn River continue to threaten the remote northwestern Ontario community.

Long-term care bed shortage causing capacity pressure at Sioux Lookout, Ont., hospital

The Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre is facing capacity challenges, operating with average occupancy levels as high as 122 per cent over the last few months.

City of Thunder Bay's legal costs for James Street Swing Bridge reopening totalled $1.6M

The six-year legal saga to reopen the James Street Swing Bridge to vehicular traffic came with a seven-figure cost for the City of Thunder Bay.

'Frustrating and demoralizing': Thunder Bay paramedics encountering increased assaults

Paramedics in Thunder Bay are increasingly being exposed to violence while on the job, with 52 separate physical incidents reported over the last three years.

James Street Swing Bridge reopening to vehicular traffic after 6-year closure

The James Street Swing Bridge will reopen to traffic on Saturday morning, more than six years after being closed following a fire.

Bombardier layoffs in Thunder Bay to start at end of the week

As many as 200 employees at Thunder Bay’s Bombardier plant will be out of work at the end of the week.

'This is about our city moving forward': Thunder Bay city council shows support for rainbow crosswalk

Thunder Pride chair says rainbow crosswalks in Thunder Bay is about more than just paint on a road.

Local restaurants bring Novem-burger to Thunder Bay in support of United Way

Eleven Thunder Bay restaurants are joining forces this month, raising money for the United Way while competing for the title of the city’s best burger.