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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

Province to table 2020 budget on Nov. 5

Province to table 2020 budget on Nov. 5

Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Finance Rod Phillips said the multi-year budget will focus on providing supports to people during the pandemic and lay the foundation for recovery.
Training for first responder support program comes to northwest

Training for first responder support program comes to northwest

Six people in the northwest were trained for Boots on the Ground, a peer support program for first responders and frontline workers.
TTC decision offering hope for local Bombardier plant

TTC decision offering hope for local Bombardier plant

Possible order for 13 streetcars is a move in the right direction for the Thunder Bay Bombardier plant, but more work needs to be done to secure larger contracts.
Thunder Bay Bombardier plant to receive small streetcar order

Thunder Bay Bombardier plant to receive small streetcar order

Toronto Transit Commission votes on procurement of 13 streetcars
TTC votes in favour of new streetcar order

TTC votes in favour of new streetcar order

The order would see the initial procurement of 13 streetcars, which could mean more work for the Thunder Bay Bombardier plant.
Powlowski presents COVID-19 challenge trial petition to parliament

Powlowski presents COVID-19 challenge trial petition to parliament

The petition was signed by more than 540 people and is calling on the federal government to publically announce a plan for COVID-19 challenge trials.
Lakehead Nurse Practitioners hold drive-through flu clinic

Lakehead Nurse Practitioners hold drive-through flu clinic

The drive-through flu shot clinic was a success and immunized more than 250 patients with the Lakehead Nurse Practitioner Lead Clinic.
Indoor turf facility dominates mayor’s virtual town hall

Indoor turf facility dominates mayor’s virtual town hall

Thunder Bay Mayor Bill Mauro discussed the multi-use indoor sports facility at length during a virtual town hall held Wednesday evening, though the issue of leaking pipes was not directly addressed
Residents with pinhole leaks say ‘we are not going away’

Residents with pinhole leaks say ‘we are not going away’

A rally was held outside Thunder Bay City Hall demanding answers and accountability on the issue of pinhole leaks in copper water pipes
Fort William First Nation concerned about pinhole leaks

Fort William First Nation concerned about pinhole leaks

Leaks have been found in several commercial buildings and residential properties and Fort William First Nation officials want to ensure they are included in any solutions offered by the city