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Doug Diaczuk

Doug Diaczuk

Doug Diaczuk is a reporter and award-winning author from Thunder Bay. He has a master’s degree in English from Lakehead University and has been working as a freelance and full-time reporter for more than seven years. His work has been published in Geist, SubTerrain, and Quill and Quire Magazine. Doug has been a member of the Tbnewswatch team since 2016 and covers stories relating to arts and entertainment, community events, health care, and court.

Twitter: @DougDiaczuk

Recent Work by Doug

<b>ONTARIO:</b> Youth charged in connection to Thunder Bay school threats sentenced to 12 months probation

ONTARIO: Youth charged in connection to Thunder Bay school threats sentenced to 12 months probation

The repeated threats against Hammarskjold High School in 2018/2019 resulted in the closure of the school for 12 days
Province not declaring state of emergency over forest fire situation in northwest

Province not declaring state of emergency over forest fire situation in northwest

As many as 3,000 individuals from First Nations communities have been evacuated so far due to the ongoing threat of forest fires and smoke
<b>ONTARIO</b>: Thunder Bay man who threw trailer hitch, killing Indigenous woman, gets 8 years

ONTARIO: Thunder Bay man who threw trailer hitch, killing Indigenous woman, gets 8 years

Brayden Bushby was found guilty of manslaughter for his role in the 2017 death of Barbara Kentner, who was struck by a metal trailer hitch thrown from a moving vehicle by Bushby
Lakehead Paleo-DNA lab helps identify lost Franklin Expedition member

Lakehead Paleo-DNA lab helps identify lost Franklin Expedition member

The remains of a crew member from the ill-fated expedition have been identified using DNA samples from bone and teeth fragments collected in the Canadian Arctic and DNA profiles from living descendants
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Advocates call for national long-term care standards

ONTARIO: Advocates call for national long-term care standards

The Ontario Health Coalition held a virtual protest calling on the provincial and federal governments to implement nationalized standards for long-term care facilities
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Ford apologizes for COVID-19 measures and enforcement

ONTARIO: Ford apologizes for COVID-19 measures and enforcement

Premier Doug Ford said ‘we made a mistake’ when referring to new COVID-19 restrictions and enforcement measures implemented last week, while also saying the government is working on a solution for paid sick days
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Reinvestigation report into nine Indigenous deaths in Thunder Bay expected in June

ONTARIO: Reinvestigation report into nine Indigenous deaths in Thunder Bay expected in June

The final report on the reinvestigations has been pushed back several times due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic
Controversial defender of residential school system retires from Senate

Controversial defender of residential school system retires from Senate

In December, the Senate tabled a motion to suspend Lynn Beyak from the chamber
First Northern Ontario COVID-19 vaccine administered in Thunder Bay

First Northern Ontario COVID-19 vaccine administered in Thunder Bay

A front-line long-term care worker received the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
<b>CANADA:</b> Federal government will not meet goal to end boil water advisories by spring 2021

CANADA: Federal government will not meet goal to end boil water advisories by spring 2021

NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said the federal government’s acknowledgement that it will miss its self-imposed deadline to end boil water advisories is ‘disheartening'