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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 budget being refined as council awaits options for cuts

City budget being refined as council awaits options for cuts

City administration had been directed to provide options to reduce or eliminate $3.15 million in proposed spending.
Indoor turf facility signalled as priority 'legacy project'

Indoor turf facility signalled as priority 'legacy project'

Council approves creation of new reserve fund solely dedicated to the pursuit of an indoor multi-use artificial turf facility.
Five suspects arrested after drug bust

Five suspects arrested after drug bust

Three of the accused are from Toronto while two are from Thunder Bay.
Council delays decision on police budget increase to address OIPRD recommendations

Council delays decision on police budget increase to address OIPRD recommendations

Decision on amendment to Thunder Bay police budget pushed to Jan. 30, council directs administration to find as much as $3 million in total budget cuts.
City opts in to allow brick-and-mortar pot shops

City opts in to allow brick-and-mortar pot shops

It's unknown if Thunder Bay will be home to one of the first 25 private physical cannabis retailers in Ontario.
Designated truck route approved <b>(2 photos)</b>

Designated truck route approved (2 photos)

Heavy trucks will no longer be able to use Dawson Road or Arthur Street to enter the city when bylaw implemented later this year.
City administration to recommend council allow private pot shops

City administration to recommend council allow private pot shops

Ontario municipalities have until Jan. 22 to decide whether to permit or prohibit physical cannabis storefronts.
Chamber demands tax levy increase be capped at 2 per cent

Chamber demands tax levy increase be capped at 2 per cent

Municipal tax levy has gone from $157 million in 2012 to proposed $195.9 million this year.
Dease Pool supporters dominate budget discussion

Dease Pool supporters dominate budget discussion

Majority of speakers at public pre-budget meeting urge council to reconsider future of south side outdoor pool.
Pizzeria eyes major market expansion <b>(2 photos)</b>

Pizzeria eyes major market expansion (2 photos)

Eat Local Pizza planning to begin mass producing frozen pies.