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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

Local union donates van to Shelter House SOS program

Local union donates van to Shelter House SOS program

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 175 and 633 donated a Mercedes sprinter van to the SOS program, which Shelter House hopes to get back up and running in the next month.
Seven Youth Inquest overall grade drops in year four

Seven Youth Inquest overall grade drops in year four

The year-four report card on the recommendations handed down in the Seven Youth Inquest shows the grades of non-Indigenous parties falling
Ontario ‘officially in second-wave of COVID-19,’ says Ford

Ontario ‘officially in second-wave of COVID-19,’ says Ford

The provincial government is investing $52 million to recruit and retain more than 3,700 additional frontline health care workers.
Ontario reporting 700 new COVID-19 cases

Ontario reporting 700 new COVID-19 cases

The surge in cases is the highest daily spike since the pandemic began last spring.
NDP releases plan to Save Main Street during pandemic

NDP releases plan to Save Main Street during pandemic

The plan involves helping small businesses that have been forced to make significant changes to stay open during the pandemic
UPDATED: Finnish Labour Temple to undergo changes with new owner

UPDATED: Finnish Labour Temple to undergo changes with new owner

The new owner of the Finnish Labour Temple said he plans to keep the Hoito Restaurant and turn the rest of the building into high-end apartments.
Conservatory dominates deputations on city program and services review

Conservatory dominates deputations on city program and services review

City council passed a motion instructing city administration to prepare a report on an assessment of the recommendations found in the program and services review
Fort William Rotary commits $500K to cardiovascular surgery campaign

Fort William Rotary commits $500K to cardiovascular surgery campaign

The money will be raised from the proceeds of the annual House Lottery and will be donated to the Our Hearts at Home campaign.
Not One More Death speaks out against violence, racism, and death in city

Not One More Death speaks out against violence, racism, and death in city

The grassroots group held a gathering at Paterson Park Tuesday evening to mourn those who have been lost.
Thunder Bay not included in pharmacy COVID-19 testing

Thunder Bay not included in pharmacy COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing will be available at 60 pharmacies located in Southern Ontario, though the provincial government said more locations will come online in the coming weeks.