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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

<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> Physicians lobby government for exemption to use ‘magic mushrooms’

ONTARIO: Physicians lobby government for exemption to use ‘magic mushrooms’

Five physicians in the Northwest are requesting an exemption to use ‘magic mushrooms’ for experiential training in order to help guide terminally ill patients using the treatment
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> Parts of Northwestern Ontario receive 10 cm of June snow <b>(5 photos)</b>

BEYOND LOCAL: Parts of Northwestern Ontario receive 10 cm of June snow (5 photos)

Pickle Lake saw a rare heavy dumping of June snow on Thursday and is currently without power
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Details of extortion allegations heard at former Thunder Bay mayor's trial

ONTARIO: Details of extortion allegations heard at former Thunder Bay mayor's trial

It's a weird one
<b>BEYOND LOCAL:</b> School threats often linked to attention seeking, says criminologist

BEYOND LOCAL: School threats often linked to attention seeking, says criminologist

Criminologist Frank Cormier offers insights into repeated anonymous threats against Hammarskjold High School
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Nine cases involving Indigenous deaths in Thunder Bay should be reinvestigated says police watchdog

ONTARIO: Nine cases involving Indigenous deaths in Thunder Bay should be reinvestigated says police watchdog

Review found 'systemic racism'
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Outrage after video depicting police officer appearing to strike First Nation youth

ONTARIO: Outrage after video depicting police officer appearing to strike First Nation youth

The individual shown in a video that an officer appears to strike is a 17-year-old First Nation student of the Matawa Learning Centre
<b>ONTARIO:</b> Schoolyard collision at centre of $28.5-million lawsuit

ONTARIO: Schoolyard collision at centre of $28.5-million lawsuit

The lawsuit dates back to a 2009 incident at a Thunder Bay school where a student suffered a fractured leg on the playground