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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

Basic Income class-action lawsuit to continue after winning appeal

Basic Income class-action lawsuit to continue after winning appeal

The Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a previous ruling dismissing the $200 million class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of recipients of the Basic Income Pilot Program that was cancelled two years early.
Prosecutors argue race ‘clearly a factor’ in DeBungee investigation

Prosecutors argue race ‘clearly a factor’ in DeBungee investigation

Closing submissions concluded in the Police Service Act hearing against Staff. Sgt. Shawn Harrison and Det. Shawn Whipple for their role in the 2015 Stacy DeBungee investigation, which prosecutors argued was ‘appalling’ and ‘troubling’
Counsel for Harrison and Whipple argued racial bias had no role in Stacy DeBungee investigation

Counsel for Harrison and Whipple argued racial bias had no role in Stacy DeBungee investigation

Defense counsel David Butt argued that racial bias played no role in Staff Sgt. Shawn Harrison and Det. Whipple’s investigation into the 2015 sudden death of Stacy DeBungee
OPP continue appeal for information on the disappearance of Alyssa Turnbull

OPP continue appeal for information on the disappearance of Alyssa Turnbull

Two people have been charged in connection with the 2020 disappearance of Alyssa Turnbull but an OPP spokesperson said the investigation is still ongoing and public tips could help investigators solve the case and bring closure to the family and community
Testimony concludes in Police Services Act hearing involving Stacy DeBungee investigation

Testimony concludes in Police Services Act hearing involving Stacy DeBungee investigation

Det. Shawn Whipple testified on the final day of testimony in the Police Services Act hearing against him and Staff Sgt. Shawn Harrison on charges of neglect of duty and discreditable conduct related to the 2015 Stacy DeBungee death investigation.
Harrison testifies in Police Service Act hearing into Stacy DeBungee investigation

Harrison testifies in Police Service Act hearing into Stacy DeBungee investigation

Thunder Bay Police Service Staff Sgt. Shawn Harrison said his failure to meet with a private investigator looking into the circumstances of Stacy DeBungee’s 2015 death constituted neglect of duty, but maintained investigators did their best.
Police assure public ‘progress ongoing’ in multiple homicide investigations

Police assure public ‘progress ongoing’ in multiple homicide investigations

Police say a person of interest has been identified in the city's most recent homicide on Shipley Street, the fourth homicide since the start of May
Police Service Act hearing against two officers in DeBungee case adjourned to Monday

Police Service Act hearing against two officers in DeBungee case adjourned to Monday

The hearing will resume with testimony from the private investigator hired by the DeBungee family to look into the circumstances surrounding Stacy DeBungee’s death in October 2015
Brad DeBungee testifies he felt police ‘brushed off’ questions about Stacy’s death

Brad DeBungee testifies he felt police ‘brushed off’ questions about Stacy’s death

Brad DeBungee testified he was seeking answers regarding the death of his brother Stacy, whose body was found in the McIntyre River in October 2015.
Former Rainy River Chief said DeBungee case was ‘gut-wrenching’ for family, community

Former Rainy River Chief said DeBungee case was ‘gut-wrenching’ for family, community

Testimony continued in the Police Services Act hearing for Staff Sgt. Shawn Harrison and Det. Shawn Whipple of the Thunder Bay Police Service for alleged failures in the 2015 sudden death investigation of Stacy DeBungee
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