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Matt Vis

Matt Vis

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Matt is honoured to tell the stories of his hometown. Matt joined TBNewswatch.com in 2013 and is an experienced political reporter covering issues that have local, regional, provincial and national impacts. Matt also has an extensive background covering the criminal justice system and local sports scene.

Twitter: @MattVis

Recent Work by Matt

City officials return from AMO heavy on questions, light on commitments

City officials return from AMO heavy on questions, light on commitments

City officials discussions with provincial representatives include funding for emergency services, future of local Bombardier plant and indoor turf facility.
AGCO awards cannabis storefront licence for Victoria Avenue shop

AGCO awards cannabis storefront licence for Victoria Avenue shop

AGCO required that five northern cities would receive storefront during second lottery.
LRCA considering impacts of 'confusing' provincial message

LRCA considering impacts of 'confusing' provincial message

Provincial environment minister requests conservation authorities wind down programs and services outside of core mandate and not increase user fees or municipal levies.
Eight new officers welcomed to city police force

Eight new officers welcomed to city police force

Thunder Bay Police Service welcomes largest single intake of new officers with eight constables joining the ranks.
Tourism Thunder Bay welcoming applications for hotel tax funding

Tourism Thunder Bay welcoming applications for hotel tax funding

Municipal accommodation tax, which adds four per cent charge on hotel stays, is expected to generate $2 million annually with 50 per cent required to be directed to designated tourism entity.
End of DSSAB program could bring more funding requests to local councils

End of DSSAB program could bring more funding requests to local councils

The Community Social Reinvestment Program contributed $562,000 to more than 30 initiatives across the Thunder Bay district in 2019.
Council approves cannabis storefront location policy

Council approves cannabis storefront location policy

Policy will guide city's response to future storefront applications but decision will ultimately be made by Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
User fees to be charged for city outdoor sports fields

User fees to be charged for city outdoor sports fields

City expects to collect $38,000 through fees for adult and youth organizations to use fields.
Border Cats looking ahead to next season

Border Cats looking ahead to next season

Organization hopes first year under new local ownership group will be the start of more success both on and off the diamond.
Art Widnall Pool seeing busy summer following Dease Pool closure

Art Widnall Pool seeing busy summer following Dease Pool closure

City official says the remaining east end outdoor pool is experiencing 42 per cent increase in attendance so far this season.