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Matt Vis

Matt Vis

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Matt is honoured to tell the stories of his hometown. Matt joined TBNewswatch.com in 2013 and is an experienced political reporter covering issues that have local, regional, provincial and national impacts. Matt also has an extensive background covering the criminal justice system and local sports scene.

Twitter: @MattVis

Recent Work by Matt

Lakehead University, Wisk Air get boosts from provincial funding

Lakehead University, Wisk Air get boosts from provincial funding

Northern development minister announces combined $1.5 million for new helicopter and research infrastructure at Lakehead University.
Loss of autism treatment options an 'emergency' in Northern Ontario

Loss of autism treatment options an 'emergency' in Northern Ontario

Child and Community Resources, the largest autism service provider in Northern Ontario, announced last month it was no longer able to provide fee-for-service options and could only provide treatment for children already receiving therapy.
Public board not planning to close schools in event of strike

Public board not planning to close schools in event of strike

The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents about 150 custodians, maintenance workers and cafeteria staff at the Lakehead District School Board who could strike on Monday.
Council to consider revised version of proposed designated truck route bylaw

Council to consider revised version of proposed designated truck route bylaw

Thunder Bay city council earlier this year decided to create a designated truck route but previous attempt to establish the bylaw was defeated.
East-West Tie construction underway

East-West Tie construction underway

The 450-kilometre line, anticipated to be in service by the end of 2021, will connect the Wawa and Lakehead transfer stations.
Multicultural youth council asks for dedicated anti-racism funding

Multicultural youth council asks for dedicated anti-racism funding

Regional Multicultural Youth Council says grassroots organizations working to combat racism and discrimination could do more.
Conservatory, Paramount Theatre to be listed on heritage registry

Conservatory, Paramount Theatre to be listed on heritage registry

Centennial Botanical Conservatory was built as a legacy project for country's 100th anniversary. The Paramount Theatre hosted the world premiere screening of The Incredible Journey in 1963.
Goats on the slopes: Animals being used to help prepare ski hill for winter

Goats on the slopes: Animals being used to help prepare ski hill for winter

Goats from Giantview Farms have been eating brush to clear runs at Mount Baldy, providing an alternative to herbicides and gas-powered tools.
Local school boards looking at ways to improve math scores

Local school boards looking at ways to improve math scores

More than 50 per cent of Ontario Grade 6 students did not meet provincial standard in last year's EQAO standardized math testing.
<b>Update:</b> Suspect identified in 2018 homicide

Update: Suspect identified in 2018 homicide

Police say 43-year-old Neil Howard Neshinapaise of Thunder Bay has been charged with second-degree murder.