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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

PC government commits to jail replacement

PC government commits to jail replacement

New 325-bed facility had been first promised by former Liberal provincial government in 2017.
Potential changes to Endangered Species Act about balance: Phillips

Potential changes to Endangered Species Act about balance: Phillips

Minister Rod Phillips says government is looking to balance protecting species at risk with economic interests of local communities.
Evacuation brings more than 200 Kashechewan residents to Thunder Bay

Evacuation brings more than 200 Kashechewan residents to Thunder Bay

The 204 evacuees arrived on five flights during the weekend.
Chamber pushes for provincial help to keep Bombardier plant working

Chamber pushes for provincial help to keep Bombardier plant working

Two major contracts, including much-maligned Toronto streetcar order, set to conclude within the next year.
Thunder Bay District Health Unit bracing for impact of provincial changes

Thunder Bay District Health Unit bracing for impact of provincial changes

Board of health chair says mergers could result in one public health unit covering area from Manitoba border to Sudbury.
Two Hammarskjold students arrested for series of threats

Two Hammarskjold students arrested for series of threats

More than 30 threats, all of which were unsubstantiated, had been directed at Hammarskjold High School beginning in October until Wednesday.
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Thunder Bay high school threats suspects make first court appearance

ONTARIO: Thunder Bay high school threats suspects make first court appearance

Two accused facing multiple counts of public mischief and mischief endangering life
Hammarskjold threats suspects make first court appearance

Hammarskjold threats suspects make first court appearance

Two accused facing multiple counts of public mischief and mischief endangering life.
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Police make arrests linked to Thunder Bay high school threats

ONTARIO: Police make arrests linked to Thunder Bay high school threats

A single school has had to close 12 times because of anonymous Crime Stoppers threats
Police make arrests linked to Thunder Bay high school threats

Police make arrests linked to Thunder Bay high school threats

Two people arrested, remain in police custody.