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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

Kingsway students gain appreciation for outdoor activities

Kingsway students gain appreciation for outdoor activities

School spent Friday recognizing National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day.
Neskantaga community members frustrated as water woes persist

Neskantaga community members frustrated as water woes persist

THUNDER BAY – The failure of two pumps that provided running water to homes in Neskantaga First Nation is the latest setback for the community already facing the longest continuous boil water advisory in Canada.
Lakehead attracting out-of-town students to make up for regional demographic challenges

Lakehead attracting out-of-town students to make up for regional demographic challenges

More than half – 56 per cent – of students at the university's Thunder Bay campus come from outside of Northwestern Ontario.
Wake the Giant highlights the DFC experience

Wake the Giant highlights the DFC experience

Students participate in workshops with Wake the Giant musicians and Top Chef Canada contestant.
Returning offices getting ready as election campaign kicks off

Returning offices getting ready as election campaign kicks off

Election will be held on Oct. 21 but voters can cast their ballots early through advance polls or special ballot.
Federal election campaign officially begins

Federal election campaign officially begins

Canadians will head to the polls on Oct. 21 to elect the next federal government.
Eat Local Pizza using milestone to make a difference

Eat Local Pizza using milestone to make a difference

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Eat Local Pizza aims to give away enough pies to feed 1,000 people.
Mayor asks outside boards to not pass cost of cuts onto municipalities

Mayor asks outside boards to not pass cost of cuts onto municipalities

Mayor Bill Mauro to send letter to board of health, social services administration board and conservation authority to avoid backfilling costs created by provincial funding cuts onto municipal property taxpayers.
Province announces funding for forestry training programs

Province announces funding for forestry training programs

The $2.4 million for Oshki Pimache O Win: The Wenjack Education Institute and Confederation College programs to provide skills and experience for 200 job seekers.
High driving 'out of control' during Labour Day weekend

High driving 'out of control' during Labour Day weekend

About 20 per cent of impaired driving cases in Thunder Bay have involved motorists under the influence of drugs.