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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.

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Recent Work by Doug

APS Staff Sgt. pleads guilty for pointing gun at fellow officers

APS Staff Sgt. pleads guilty for pointing gun at fellow officers

Staff Sgt. Tony Hanson pleaded guilty to firearm charges for pointing his police-issued sidearm at fellow officers on the job.
Canadian Forces recruits testify to receiving unauthorized breast exams

Canadian Forces recruits testify to receiving unauthorized breast exams

The complainants testified James Wilks, former medical technician with the Canadian Forces, conducted breast examinations during their recruitment.
Bushby granted day parole in trailer hitch manslaughter case

Bushby granted day parole in trailer hitch manslaughter case

The Parole Board of Canada found Brayden Bushby, who was convicted of manslaughter for the 2017 death of Barbara Kentner and serving a seven year and 11-month sentence, to be ‘low risk to reoffend’
New Thunder Bay police chief plans to build ‘strong, sustainable partnerships’

New Thunder Bay police chief plans to build ‘strong, sustainable partnerships’

City and police leaders are welcoming the appointment of Darcy Fleury as Thunder Bay's new police chief, as he pledges to focus on building stronger relationships with communities and police membership through engagement and communication.
Province commits $29M for caribou protection and conservation

Province commits $29M for caribou protection and conservation

The funding will support boreal caribou habitat restoration, protection, and conservation throughout Northern Ontario
‘We should be there,’ says NAN Grand Chief on federal and provincial health care talks

‘We should be there,’ says NAN Grand Chief on federal and provincial health care talks

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Derek Fox is joining other First Nation leaders expressing frustration and disappointment for being left out of talks between the federal and provincial governments on health care transformation and funding
Thunder Bay has seen four murders in the past 30 days

Thunder Bay has seen four murders in the past 30 days

Police say a person of interest has been identified in the city's most recent homicide on Shipley Street, the fourth homicide since the start of May
North continues to face ‘crisis’ in access to equitable health care, says Horwath

North continues to face ‘crisis’ in access to equitable health care, says Horwath

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath was in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, speaking out about long wait times in the health care system and shortages of health care professionals across the north
Fear of conflict of interest will see third party prep final report on unexplained deaths in Thunder Bay

Fear of conflict of interest will see third party prep final report on unexplained deaths in Thunder Bay

The report was called for by the chief coroner of Ontario due to potential conflicts of interest among the executive governance committee overseeing the reinvestigations, and could include recommendations for those on the committee
Video: 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.
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