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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

<updated>Video: </updated>Former OPG stack comes crashing down in Thunder Bay

Video: Former OPG stack comes crashing down in Thunder Bay

A controlled demolition of the 200-metre structure Thursday morning went 100 per cent as planned.
Province not declaring state of emergency over forest fire situation in northwest

Province not declaring state of emergency over forest fire situation in northwest

As many as 3,000 individuals from First Nations communities have been evacuated so far due to the ongoing threat of forest fires and smoke
Families express concerns over reinvestigation process into 9 sudden Thunder Bay deaths

Families express concerns over reinvestigation process into 9 sudden Thunder Bay deaths

The reinvestigation into nine sudden deaths involving Indigenous people was recommended as part of the 2018 OIPRD report that found the initial investigations were insufficient and family members are expressing concerns of Thunder Bay Police Service Chief Sylvie Hauth’s role in the final report
<b>ONTARIO</b>: Thunder Bay man who threw trailer hitch, killing Indigenous woman, gets 8 years

ONTARIO: Thunder Bay man who threw trailer hitch, killing Indigenous woman, gets 8 years

Brayden Bushby was found guilty of manslaughter for his role in the 2017 death of Barbara Kentner, who was struck by a metal trailer hitch thrown from a moving vehicle by Bushby
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Advocates call for national long-term care standards

ONTARIO: Advocates call for national long-term care standards

The Ontario Health Coalition held a virtual protest calling on the provincial and federal governments to implement nationalized standards for long-term care facilities
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Ford apologizes for COVID-19 measures and enforcement

ONTARIO: Ford apologizes for COVID-19 measures and enforcement

Premier Doug Ford said ‘we made a mistake’ when referring to new COVID-19 restrictions and enforcement measures implemented last week, while also saying the government is working on a solution for paid sick days
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Reinvestigation report into nine Indigenous deaths in Thunder Bay expected in June

ONTARIO: Reinvestigation report into nine Indigenous deaths in Thunder Bay expected in June

The final report on the reinvestigations has been pushed back several times due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic
Frustrations growing in Thunder Bay over ongoing border closure

Frustrations growing in Thunder Bay over ongoing border closure

An online roundtable discussion was held with American business owners and leaders, as well as Canadian MPs regarding the ongoing border closure.
Nearly 300 people vaccinated for COVID-19 in Thunder Bay

Nearly 300 people vaccinated for COVID-19 in Thunder Bay

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre expects to run out of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by next week but more shipments are to arrive later in January.
First Northern Ontario COVID-19 vaccine administered in Thunder Bay

First Northern Ontario COVID-19 vaccine administered in Thunder Bay

A front-line long-term care worker received the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.