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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

Construction of new Lakehead athletics facility expected to start this summer

Construction of new Lakehead athletics facility expected to start this summer

Facility would be attached to west side of CJ Sanders Fieldhouse and include multi-purpose gymnasium and workout space for recreational activity.
Wake the Giant music festival gets council support

Wake the Giant music festival gets council support

Stage and equipment rental fees agreed to be waived for September event.
Designated truck route halted

Designated truck route halted

Council votes to reject proposed bylaw that would implement restrictions for heavy truck traffic, causing uncertainty about what comes next.
Consumption and treatment services sites awaiting provincial funding

Consumption and treatment services sites awaiting provincial funding

Health minister's spokesperson said funding agreements with province's 15 sites are being finalized to support transition to new model.
Thunder Bay chosen for rural and northern immigration project

Thunder Bay chosen for rural and northern immigration project

Northern Ontario's five largest cities are among the 11 communities chosen for the rural and northern immigration pilot project.
City launches online survey for strategic review of fire department

City launches online survey for strategic review of fire department

Online survey, which intends to gather public perception of Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, is open until June 30.
Shelter House aims to raise $50K for SOS program

Shelter House aims to raise $50K for SOS program

SOS program provides thousands of transports annually and travels throughout the city to provide food, water and harm reduction supplies to people living on the street.
D-Day plane parked in Thunder Bay

D-Day plane parked in Thunder Bay

Royal Air Force flew the DC-3 during the Second World War.
Former mayoral candidate calls for Mauro's resignation from police board

Former mayoral candidate calls for Mauro's resignation from police board

Ron Chookomolin said comments made by Mayor Bill Mauro at last month's town hall meeting limits the board's ability to go forward with recommendations.
Rally protests 1st anniversary of Ford government

Rally protests 1st anniversary of Ford government

Poverty reduction and labour advocates not happy after one year of Progressive Conservative rule in Ontario.