Oct 18, 2013 | 6:09Voyage North Local solidarity with Mi'kmaq protesters Audio
Voyage North Local solidarity with Mi'kmaq protesters Oct 18, 2013 | 6:09Events are happening all across Canada today showing solidarity for Mi'kmaq anti-fracking protesters in New Brunswick.
The protest has been going on for weeks, but it came to a head yesterday when RCMP officers clashed with the demonstrators.
Nov 18, 2013 | 5:01Voyage North Bullying? There's an app for that. Audio
Voyage North Bullying? There's an app for that. Nov 18, 2013 | 5:01As part of the kick off, Lakehead Public Schools officially launched a new iPhone, iPod touch and iPad App that help students anonymously report severe instances of bullying and gives them some tools to deal with less serious incidents as well.
Dec 18, 2013 | 5:45Voyage North Police dog retires Audio
Voyage North Police dog retires Dec 18, 2013 | 5:45After 10 years of service, Thunder is retiring. The police dog leaves Thunder Bay Police Service with a 70% success rate for locating evidence, suspects and missing people. The provincial average sits around 30%. Constable Joe Prevett has been Thunder's p
Feb 24, 2014 | 7:20Voyage North Meaghan Masakeyash on Voyage North Audio
Voyage North Meaghan Masakeyash on Voyage North Feb 24, 2014 | 7:20Ontario's Advocate for Children and Youth released a new report today that aims to tackle some of the challenges faced by young people living in Northern Ontario's First Nation communities.
But what's unique about the document, entitled "Feathers of H
Sep 18, 2012 | 5:30Voyage North Human rights complaint Audio
Voyage North Human rights complaint Sep 18, 2012 | 5:30Earlier this month Thunder Bay police mistakenly sent out a news release about the death of a First Nations man. The release was a 'spoof', not meant to be publically shared and was quickly retracted.
But some people raised concerns that the apparent light-hearted treatment of the death of a First Nations man amounted to racism. Today those concerns became an official human rights complaint against the police, and against Thunder Bay's mayor.
The CBC's Jody Porter joins Voyage North host Cathy Alex with the details.
Oct 24, 2012 | 7:14Voyage North Thunder Bay becoming less multilingual Audio
Voyage North Thunder Bay becoming less multilingual Oct 24, 2012 | 7:14New census data came out today. It shows the number of people in Canada who don't speak English or French as their mother tongue is increasing.
However, Thunder Bay isn't part of the trend. Here, the proportion of people with English or French as their first language is up, while other mother tongues are on the decline.
With one exception - the number of Ojibway speakers has increased.
We reached Chris Southcott at Lakehead University to talk about the trend. He's a professor in the department of sociology there.
Nov 2, 2012 | 8:29Voyage North Untangling the wires Audio
Voyage North Untangling the wires Nov 2, 2012 | 8:29The idea was to switch Thunder Bay's generating station to natural gas from coal, to cut down on carbon emissions.
But yesterday Ontario Power Generation put the plan on ice, because it can't strike a deal to sell power to the Ontario Power Authority, the agency in charge of energy planning in the province.
An electricity consultant explains why the move may be a symptom of a larger problem when it comes to powering the province.
Nov 5, 2012 | 6:32Voyage North Ontario immigration strategy Audio
Voyage North Ontario immigration strategy Nov 5, 2012 | 6:32Today, the Ontario government released its first-ever immigration strategy.
It sets a new direction for how the province will select, welcome and assist people who want to move here from abroad and is largely focussed on expanding the economy.
Charles Sousa is the minister of citizenship and immigration for Ontario.
Here's his conversation with Voyage North host Cathy Alex.
Nov 9, 2012 | 5:32Voyage North A mother remembers Audio
Voyage North A mother remembers Nov 9, 2012 | 5:32Remembrance Day services will be held Sunday in Thunder Bay and across the northwest.
One of those services is happening at Fort William Gardens.
This year's Silver Cross mother at that ceremony will be Shirley Boneca.
She lost her son Corporal Anthony Boneca six years ago. He was 21 years old when he was killed while serving with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry in Afghanistan.
Nov 21, 2012 | 6:53Voyage North Reaction to Fort Frances mill shutdown Audio
Voyage North Reaction to Fort Frances mill shutdown Nov 21, 2012 | 6:53People in Fort Frances are still trying to come to grips with the news that most operations in the Resolute mill are shutting down, indefinitely. Just one newsprint machine will keep operating.
The question of what happens next is coming up in conversations all around the town, especially in places where people like to get together with their friends and colleagues. Places like Lee Garden Restaurant where Don Eldridge owns the diner.
Nov 29, 2012 | 8:30Voyage North Elementary school strike looms Audio
Voyage North Elementary school strike looms Nov 29, 2012 | 8:30Public elementary school teachers could walk off the job in the next couple of weeks in Thunder Bay and right across the province. Voyage North host Cathy Alex speaks with Ellen Chambers, the head of the Elementary Teachers Federation in the city about the potential strike.
Nov 30, 2012 | 3:48Voyage North The Movember kid Audio
Voyage North The Movember kid Nov 30, 2012 | 3:48Here's the story of Piper Hynnes. A Kingsway Park Public School 6th grader who managed to out fund-raise staff at the school for Movember, despite being too young to actually grow a moustache.
Dec 10, 2012 | 7:00Voyage North Idle No More Audio
Voyage North Idle No More Dec 10, 2012 | 7:00Protestors took over the lobby of the federal Aboriginal Affairs office in Thunder Bay today as part of a nation-wide rally to call attention to First Nations concerns. We go inside the reception area as protestors were asked to leave and we hear their response.