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Austin Campbell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Austin Campbell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Originating from London, ON, Austin has lived and worked in Thunder Bay for close to a decade, including time spent obtaining his HBA and MA in English at Lakehead University. Now, he happily contributes to the ever-evolving landscape of journalism in Northern Ontario through Canada's LJI program and swears he is going to complete that novel he's been working on.

He currently resides on the Fort William side of Thunder Bay with his partner and their adopted cat (see: furry dependent), Tux.

Email
acampbell@dougallmedia.com

Recent Work by Austin

New park name dedicated to local sports legends in Red Rock

New park name dedicated to local sports legends in Red Rock

The ball diamond in Red Rock, formerly dubbed the Ball Park, is set to receive a new name in honour of a local family and their history in sports around the region.
Marathon floats new boat-launch fees

Marathon floats new boat-launch fees

The prior boat launch fees, which were ratified at a council meeting in December, received backlash from community members. Now, the township has reached a compromise.
Nipigon backs increased infrastructure funding

Nipigon backs increased infrastructure funding

A resolution from Georgian Bay drew support from Nipigon's mayor and council, highlighting the need for better access to and provision of infrastructure funding for small municipalities and townships across the province.
Protestors 'feel abandoned’ by leadership in Marten Falls

Protestors 'feel abandoned’ by leadership in Marten Falls

Some members of Marten Falls are criticizing leadership over an alleged lack of involvement in the community and a deficit in employment opportunities.
Nipigon appoints two new councillors

Nipigon appoints two new councillors

Council and administration viewed several applications before zeroing in on two prime candidates. Dougall Media attended the swearing-in ceremony and caught up with the new councillors - and Mayor Suzanne Kukko - afterwards to discuss their plans.
Greenstone Mine celebrates first gold pour

Greenstone Mine celebrates first gold pour

The gold mine - which has been deemed one of Canada's largest - has officially ramped-up production, eliciting excitement and support from people across the region. The mine's general manager, Eric Lamontagne, recently shared his thoughts with Dougall Media.
Nipigon's public pool will remain closed for the summer

Nipigon's public pool will remain closed for the summer

Mayor Suzanne Kukko sat down with Dougall Media to explain why the Nipigon Swimming Pool will not open for the season.
Work interrupted again at Parks Canada site

Work interrupted again at Parks Canada site

Another unexpected delay has hit construction of Parks Canada's Administration and Visitor Centre in Nipigon.
The Lodge welcomes visitors to an 'idyllic' Red Rock getaway

The Lodge welcomes visitors to an 'idyllic' Red Rock getaway

The BMI Group and Red Rock Developments Inc. have renovated a local mainstay into Red Rock's newest fishing lodge and bed and breakfast, offering visitors a chance to see a different side of the region.
New drone delivery system could revolutionize Northern healthcare

New drone delivery system could revolutionize Northern healthcare

A local pharmacy has partnered with a GTA-based health-tech company for what could be a game-changing pilot project.
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