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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

Ford won’t ‘punish the whole province’ for large gathering in Toronto

Ford won’t ‘punish the whole province’ for large gathering in Toronto

After a large gathering popped up in a Toronto park on the weekend, Premier Doug Ford said he won’t punish the entire province, but gatherings still restricted to five or fewer people and reopening the economy will still be a province-wide approach.
Province helping hospitality, trades sectors get back to work

Province helping hospitality, trades sectors get back to work

The provincial government is launching a Virtual Action Centre for hospitality workers and providing $2.5 million in grants this year for apprentices in the skilled trades.
Two new forest fires are burning in the region

Two new forest fires are burning in the region

A three hectare forest fire is burning 20 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay and is listed as under control as the fire hazard remains high to extreme in much of the region.
Vote to liquidate Finlandia Association ‘lesser of two evils’ says member

Vote to liquidate Finlandia Association ‘lesser of two evils’ says member

The future of the Finnish Labour Temple and the Hoito Restaurant remains up in the air but members are hopeful it is not the end of the story for the historic site
Low-cost spay and neuter clinic reopens to cats only

Low-cost spay and neuter clinic reopens to cats only

The Thunder Bay District Humane Society says the clinic cannot accept dogs at this time because it does not allow for proper physical distancing protocols.
Finlandia Association votes to liquidate corporation

Finlandia Association votes to liquidate corporation

Facing debts of more than a million, including money owed by the Hoito Restaurant, the Finlandia Association says RBC won't defer a bi-weekly loan payment of nearly $2,000.
Local school boards, teacher unions react to keeping schools closed

Local school boards, teacher unions react to keeping schools closed

Two school boards in Thunder Bay say it was the right decision to keep schools closed for the remainder of the academic year but unions representing teachers say their concerns are not being heard.
People advised to wear facemasks in public when physical distancing not possible

People advised to wear facemasks in public when physical distancing not possible

As Ontario enters stage one of reopening, Premier Doug Ford said they will be watching the number of cases closely and will not hesitate to roll things back if there is a surge.
Finlandia Association members express concerns over motion to liquidate

Finlandia Association members express concerns over motion to liquidate

Members of the Finlandia Association are saying the board’s decision to host a meeting online to vote on liquidating the corporation is unfair and against its bylaws, as new details reveal the association has a debt of $295,000
Ontario schools to remain closed for rest of academic year

Ontario schools to remain closed for rest of academic year

The province announced that all publically and privately funded schools will not reopen this academic year.