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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

Police Services Board $300,000 over budget

Police Services Board $300,000 over budget

The unfavourable variance is due to several factors including the development of a strategic plan and higher than anticipated legal costs.
Heath unit continuing to assist businesses with implementation of vaccine passports

Heath unit continuing to assist businesses with implementation of vaccine passports

Requiring proof of vaccination in some non-essential businesses took effect on Sept. 22 and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit is working with local businesses to assist with the implementation of the program
<b>Video:</b> Thunder Bay Police to consider implementing Youth Positive Ticket program

Video: Thunder Bay Police to consider implementing Youth Positive Ticket program

The program developed by the RCMP in British Columbia is meant to create a positive relationship between police and youth.
Police Services Board looking for options on deploying more frontline officers

Police Services Board looking for options on deploying more frontline officers

A motion was passed requesting Thunder Bay Police Service Chief Sylvie Hauth present options for deploying more frontline officers, though she raised concerns that the board was straying away from its strategic purview and into day-to-day operational matters.
Police board approves new security measures at Balmoral police headquarters

Police board approves new security measures at Balmoral police headquarters

The new security enhancements that are priced at $107,000 include additional signage, barriers to staff parking, and more visitor parking in front of the building.
Powlowski re-elected in Thunder Bay-Rainy River following tight race

Powlowski re-elected in Thunder Bay-Rainy River following tight race

Following a tight race in the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding, which saw several candidates holding the lead throughout election night, Liberal incumbent Marcus Powlowski has been declared the winner with 34 per cent of the vote
Powlowski on track to be re-elected in Thunder Bay-Rainy River

Powlowski on track to be re-elected in Thunder Bay-Rainy River

The tight race in the Thunder Bay-Rainy River riding saw several candidates holding the lead throughout election night.
World Suicide Prevention Day raising awareness for mental health supports

World Suicide Prevention Day raising awareness for mental health supports

Several events were held in the city, including the relaunching of the BeSafe app and a Choose Life Awareness Walk hosted by Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
Former OPG stack comes crashing down (17 photos)

Former OPG stack comes crashing down (17 photos)

A controlled demolition of the 200-metre structure Thursday morning went 100 per cent as planned.
<updated>Video: </updated>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.