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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

Summer science camps offer a welcome return to hands-on learning

Summer science camps offer a welcome return to hands-on learning

Superior Science is hosting in-person summer camps throughout July and August giving youth an opportunity to learn about STEM while still practicing all public health guidelines
Lumber shortages stalling backyard projects

Lumber shortages stalling backyard projects

Building centres in the city are dealing with empty lumber yards as the pandemic forced the shutdown of lumber mills early on and supply remains limited
Ford 'not in favour' of reopening border on July 21

Ford 'not in favour' of reopening border on July 21

The premier of Ontario said he has clearly told the federal government that he is not in favour of reopening the Canada/U.S. border to non-essential travel.
Thunder Pride member suspended following allegations of racism

Thunder Pride member suspended following allegations of racism

Two directors on the Thunder Pride Board have also been suspended after an individual spoke out about alleged racist behavior involving Fantasy Haus and the failure of others to speak out against it.
Province proposing significant changes to education system

Province proposing significant changes to education system

The provincial government announced it will end Grade 9 streaming, end suspensions for students between kindergarten and Grade 3, and increase sanctions on teachers who engage in racist behaviours.
Province's proposed COVID-19 recovery bill draws criticism

Province's proposed COVID-19 recovery bill draws criticism

The proposed legislation has received criticism that it is not doing enough to help those most impacted by the pandemic and includes changes not related to recovery.
Province to lift state of emergency ‘in very near future:’ Ford

Province to lift state of emergency ‘in very near future:’ Ford

The Ford Government is proposing new legislation to allow for the extension of certain emergency orders after the state of emergency is lifted.
COVID-19 ‘is still here’ says local medical officer of health

COVID-19 ‘is still here’ says local medical officer of health

With two new positive cases confirmed this week, Dr. Janet DeMille says COVID-19 is still in the city, though transmission is at a very low level.
‘Slow and patient’ approach to reopening needed, says Hajdu

‘Slow and patient’ approach to reopening needed, says Hajdu

Minister of Health Patty Hajdu also said she is working with U.S. counterparts on the issue of border restrictions and an announcement is expected closer to July 21, when restrictions are set to be lifted.
Health unit launches public survey on COVID-19 response

Health unit launches public survey on COVID-19 response

The survey will collect responses from the public on how individuals have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to rate the response of government and public health officials.