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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

Police ‘very concerned’ for welfare of missing person Thomas Kwasny, renew calls for help

Police ‘very concerned’ for welfare of missing person Thomas Kwasny, renew calls for help

Thunder Bay Police have released an image of a man to identify as a possible witness as it is believed he found a backpack belonging to Kwasny in the Westfort area.
Families express concerns over reinvestigation process into 9 sudden Thunder Bay deaths

Families express concerns over reinvestigation process into 9 sudden Thunder Bay deaths

The reinvestigation into nine sudden deaths involving Indigenous people was recommended as part of the 2018 OIPRD report that found the initial investigations were insufficient and family members are expressing concerns of Thunder Bay Police Service Chief Sylvie Hauth’s role in the final report
Helicopter fighting forest fire forced to make emergency landing injuring pilot

Helicopter fighting forest fire forced to make emergency landing injuring pilot

The helicopter was assisting the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry battle a forest fire in the Nipigon District on the evening of June 7
Families express concerns over reinvestigation process into nine sudden deaths

Families express concerns over reinvestigation process into nine sudden deaths

The reinvestigation into nine sudden deaths involving Indigenous people was recommended as part of the 2018 OIPRD report that found the initial investigations were insufficient and family members are expressing concerns of Thunder Bay Police Service Chief Sylvie Hauth’s role in the final report
Bushby sentencing ‘sends a message’ says Kentner family

Bushby sentencing ‘sends a message’ says Kentner family

Brayden Bushby was sentence to eight years for manslaughter after throwing a metal trailer hitch that struck Barbara Kentner in January 2017, leading to her death five months later
Bushby to appeal manslaughter conviction but will remain in custody

Bushby to appeal manslaughter conviction but will remain in custody

Brayden Bushby was sentenced to eight years for manslaughter for his role in the 2017 death of Barbara Kentner
<b>ONTARIO</b>: Thunder Bay man who threw trailer hitch, killing Indigenous woman, gets 8 years

ONTARIO: Thunder Bay man who threw trailer hitch, killing Indigenous woman, gets 8 years

Brayden Bushby was found guilty of manslaughter for his role in the 2017 death of Barbara Kentner, who was struck by a metal trailer hitch thrown from a moving vehicle by Bushby
UPDATED: Brayden Bushby sentenced to eight years

UPDATED: Brayden Bushby sentenced to eight years

Brayden Bushby was found guilty of manslaughter for his role in the 2017 death of Barbara Kentner, who was struck by a metal trailer hitch thrown from a moving vehicle by Bushby
Confederation College celebrates student success with virtual convocation

Confederation College celebrates student success with virtual convocation

The ceremony was held Friday afternoon and the college is hoping to hold an in-person ceremony next year for new and past graduates who wish to participate.
More people eligible to book earlier COVID-19 vaccine second dose

More people eligible to book earlier COVID-19 vaccine second dose

Those age 70 and over, as well as individuals who received a first dose on or before April 18 can now book an earlier second dose, while the Thunder Bay District Health Unit to offer neighbourhood pop-up vaccine clinics.