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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

NWHU reporting 12 new cases and one additional death

NWHU reporting 12 new cases and one additional death

Vaccinations are continuing to rollout in Northwestern Ontario and more than 14,000 doses have been administered so far.
UPDATE: Students returning to class after April break

UPDATE: Students returning to class after April break

The Thunder Bay district health unit has given the green light for students to return to the classroom after the April break, while school boards are anticipating a return to a two semester system next academic year
COVID-19 surges in Southern Ontario could come north DeMille warns

COVID-19 surges in Southern Ontario could come north DeMille warns

Dr. Janet DeMille said she feels like it's only a matter of time before Northern Ontario sees another surge in COVID-19 cases similar to what is happening in Southern Ontario.
Ontario declares state of emergency, issues new stay-at-home order

Ontario declares state of emergency, issues new stay-at-home order

Local public health officials say the stay-at-home order could benefit the Thunder Bay District and help keep case numbers down, particularly variants of concern.
Frustrations growing in Thunder Bay over ongoing border closure

Frustrations growing in Thunder Bay over ongoing border closure

An online roundtable discussion was held with American business owners and leaders, as well as Canadian MPs regarding the ongoing border closure.
Frustrations growing over ongoing border closure

Frustrations growing over ongoing border closure

An online roundtable discussion was held with American business owners and leaders, as well as Canadian MPs regarding the ongoing border closure.
UPDATE: Ontario enters phase two of vaccine rollout, those 60 plus can book appointment April 7

UPDATE: Ontario enters phase two of vaccine rollout, those 60 plus can book appointment April 7

Further restrictions could also be on the way as case numbers in many parts of Ontario continue to climb.
First ocean vessel arrives in Port of Thunder Bay

First ocean vessel arrives in Port of Thunder Bay

The Federal Cedar arrived in the port on April 4 and kicks off an early start to the shipping season.
Low spring precipitation could lead to increased grass fire risk

Low spring precipitation could lead to increased grass fire risk

With low snowfall totals and low precipitation last month, exposed grass and brush could quickly become dried and lead to grass fires.
Ford orders province-wide shutdown for four weeks

Ford orders province-wide shutdown for four weeks

Variants of concern are fueling a third wave of the pandemic in Ontario, leading to more hospitalizations and ICU admissions.