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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

Lakehead School Board outlines return to school plan

Lakehead School Board outlines return to school plan

Parents will be required to register students for in-class learning by Aug. 14
Derek Sloan brings ‘Canada first’ campaign to the northwest

Derek Sloan brings ‘Canada first’ campaign to the northwest

The Conservative Party of Canada leadership hopeful toured Northwestern Ontario this week
Educator looks to develop homeschool model for families

Educator looks to develop homeschool model for families

A musician and educator is looking to offer homeschooling to parents who may not be comfortable sending their children back to school but unable to homeschool.
Hometown Heroes golf tournament tees off to success

Hometown Heroes golf tournament tees off to success

The revamped format and lower fundraising goal didn’t stop NHL’s Carter Hutton and Rock 94’s Kaile Wanzuk from raising more than $26,000 for the George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation
Ford defends classroom sizes in return to school plan

Ford defends classroom sizes in return to school plan

The provincial government’s plan to return to full-time in-class instruction at full capacity in elementary schools is drawing criticism.
People still required to maintain 10-person social circles

People still required to maintain 10-person social circles

There is no word on when social circle restrictions could be lifted or expanded.
School reopening plan praised by boards, slammed by teachers union

School reopening plan praised by boards, slammed by teachers union

Two local school boards say they are pleased with the provincial government’s plan to reopen schools but the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation says it does not do enough to protect students and staff in high schools
COVID-19 contact tracing app now available

COVID-19 contact tracing app now available

The provincial government says the more people who download and use the app the more effective it will be
Province implementing new safety measures at bars and restaurants

Province implementing new safety measures at bars and restaurants

Patrons will be required to remain seated at all times and owners will be required to keep a client log for 30 days
Ontario students will return to the classroom in September

Ontario students will return to the classroom in September

Students in the northwest will be returning to the classroom this September with strict guidelines in place, including mandatory masks being required for all students in Grades 4 to 12.