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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

COVID-19 testing volumes have 'gone way up' in city

COVID-19 testing volumes have 'gone way up' in city

The COVID-19 assessment centre at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre conducts approximately 2,500 tests per week and hospital officials expect that number to continue to rise
First Nation leader expresses outrage at manslaughter charge against Bushby

First Nation leader expresses outrage at manslaughter charge against Bushby

A new indictment will be filed on a charge of manslaughter for Brayden Bushby, who was originally to stand trial on a charge of second-degree murder
Federal government invests $400k into food security for the north

Federal government invests $400k into food security for the north

Several food security organizations and First Nations will benefit from more than $400,000 in federal funding, though the need for public support remains
Health Unit to purchase new mobile unit for Street Outreach

Health Unit to purchase new mobile unit for Street Outreach

The Street Outreach program provides public health services to people who may not otherwise have access to health care
TBPS calls for service continue to increase

TBPS calls for service continue to increase

The number of calls for service involving mental health and substance use issues is also increasing as the Joint Mobile Crisis Response Team expands to include 24-hour service
Heartbeat Hot Sauce ramps up production in new location

Heartbeat Hot Sauce ramps up production in new location

Thunder Bay company's new location allows for more warehouse space and a clean room for production
Newest Police Services Board member announces resignation

Newest Police Services Board member announces resignation

Kyle Lansdell, the provincial appointee who joined the board last December, said due to his role as an ER doctor and increasing demands related to COVID-19, he can no longer dedicate the time needed to serve on the board
TBPS took ‘all or nothing’ approach when accessing COVID-19 database

TBPS took ‘all or nothing’ approach when accessing COVID-19 database

The Thunder Bay Police Service accessed the provincial database more than 14,000 times, doing so for every call for service between April and July
Heartbeat Hot Sauce ramps up production in new location (8 photos)

Heartbeat Hot Sauce ramps up production in new location (8 photos)

The new location on Miles Street allows for more warehouse space and a clean room for production
Rising number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario ‘cause for concern’ says Ford

Rising number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario ‘cause for concern’ says Ford

The province saw 313 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the highest daily total since June