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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

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ddiaczuk@dougallmedia.com

Recent Work by Doug

Library releases public survey after learning of possible 15% budget cut

Library releases public survey after learning of possible 15% budget cut

Thunder Bay Public Library CEO Richard Togman says city administration is likely recommending a 15 per cent cut to the library’s capital budget and he hopes the public will fill out a new survey to let city councillors know the importance of public libraries in the community
NAN early years summit focuses on importance of traditional teachings

NAN early years summit focuses on importance of traditional teachings

The three-day summit in Thunder Bay hosted by Nishnawbe Aski Nation explored how to expand access to services across communities and ensuring traditional and cultural teachings are an integral part of early childhood education
Surge in hospital admissions likely peaked in October

Surge in hospital admissions likely peaked in October

Wait times at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre emergency department remain higher than normal, but hospital CEO Rhonda Crocker Ellacott says admission numbers appear to be stabilizing
Human Rights Commission launches Poverty Point of View survey

Human Rights Commission launches Poverty Point of View survey

The Poverty Point of View survey is meant to allow individuals and organizations to share lived experiences on issues relating to homelessness, housing, mental health and addictions, and disabilities as part of report to be completed by the Ontario Human Rights Commission
NAN releases new housing strategy to address ongoing crisis

NAN releases new housing strategy to address ongoing crisis

Report reveals there are 7,588 housing units in Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory needed
Remembrance Day ceremony returns to Fort William Gardens

Remembrance Day ceremony returns to Fort William Gardens

After two years of holding smaller gatherings outside city hall, the annual Remembrance Day ceremony returned to the Fort William Gardens
Fort William First Nation social worker opens Healing Place in backyard

Fort William First Nation social worker opens Healing Place in backyard

Social worker Rita Fenton, who runs a private practice, erected a teepee on her property to provide a safe space for people to come for healing
Indigenous veterans honoured during ceremony at Lakehead University

Indigenous veterans honoured during ceremony at Lakehead University

Lakehead University hosted a ceremony in honour of Indigenous Veterans Day and opened an exhibit highlighting the contributions of Indigenous people from across the region to the Canadian Armed Forces
Mamakwa, McKay inquest jury hands down 35 recommendations

Mamakwa, McKay inquest jury hands down 35 recommendations

Jury in coroner’s inquest examining the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Don Mamakwa and Roland McKay in police custody delivers 35 recommendations, while ruling manner of Mamakwa’s death was undetermined, not homicide
Mamakwa and McKay inquest concludes as jury prepares for deliberation

Mamakwa and McKay inquest concludes as jury prepares for deliberation

The coroner’s inquest into the deaths of Don Mamakwa and Roland McKay, who died while in police custody, concluded with closing submissions by counsel on behalf of involved parties before jury prepares for deliberations on Friday
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