Voyage North | Nov 2, 2012 | 8:29

Untangling the wires

The 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.

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Voyage North - Out of control partySep 4, 2012 | 7:38Voyage North Out of control party Audio
Voyage North Out of control party Sep 4, 2012 | 7:38Late Friday night Thunder Bay Police responded to a call about a large number of vehicles parked on the outskirts of the city. When they arrived, they discovered a huge party already well underway. In the end, it took more than two dozen police officers several hours to get things under control. Constable Julie Tilbury is with the Thunder Bay Police Service. She tells Voayge North host Cathy Alex what happened.
Voyage North - Party's overSep 5, 2012 | 13:31Voyage North Party's over Audio
Voyage North Party's over Sep 5, 2012 | 13:31How can you safely shut down a large, out of control party? It's a question police in Thunder Bay had to grapple with this past weekend. But it's an issue for police forces all across the province. We find out how officers are learning to deal with this growing problem.
Voyage North - The Physics of Video GamesOct 5, 2012 | 4:50Voyage North The Physics of Video Games Audio
Voyage North The Physics of Video Games Oct 5, 2012 | 4:50For his teachers college placement, Daniel Laughton taught physics at Churchill High School in Thunder Bay. While he was there, he discovered many of his students seemed more interested in their Xboxes and Playstations than Issac Newton. So to keep his class engaged, he started coming up with examples based on video games. It ended up leading to a much larger project. Laughton created an e-book, exploring the physics of video games.
Voyage North - Party's overSep 5, 2012 | 9:56Voyage North Party's over Audio
Voyage North Party's over Sep 5, 2012 | 9:56How can you safely shut down a large, out of control party? It's a question police in Thunder Bay had to grapple with this past weekend. But it's an issue for police forces all across the province. We find out how officers are learning to deal with this growing problem.
Voyage North - Preventing crime through designSep 6, 2012 | 8:48Voyage North Preventing crime through design Audio
Voyage North Preventing crime through design Sep 6, 2012 | 8:48Barry Horrobin has a habit of looking at the forest AND the trees. He's the director of planning and physical resources for the Windsor Police Service. That means he spends his days figuring out what factors in the urban environment either contribute to criminal activity, or conversely, might make a neighbourhood safer. Horrobin is in Thunder Bay today to teach officers here about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.
Voyage North - Walking Together: Sharing Our JourneySep 7, 2012 | 10:33Voyage North Walking Together: Sharing Our Journey Audio
Voyage North Walking Together: Sharing Our Journey Sep 7, 2012 | 10:33CBC Radio host Shelagh Rogers is in Thunder Bay today. She's been participating in Walking Together: Sharing Our Journey, the 4-day conference in the city examining the residential school experiences. She tells us what brought her to the event, and what it means to her to be a part of it.
Voyage North - Dying for an EducationSep 10, 2012 | 5:52Voyage North Dying for an Education Audio
Voyage North Dying for an Education Sep 10, 2012 | 5:52In a special report this week, CBC Thunder Bay is asking what has changed since the days of residential school? The series is called: Dying for an Education and today, we have an artist's answer to that question. Roy Kakegamic lives in Sandy Lake. About 20 years ago he was a student at Trent University in Peterborough. That's when he first heard the story of Charlie Wenjack, a little boy from this area who died while running away from residential school in Kenora It's a story the CBC's Jody Porter is re-visiting today. She joins Voyage North host Cathy Alex with more about Charlie, from an artist's perspective.
Voyage North - Dying for an EducationSep 10, 2012 | 5:52Voyage North Dying for an Education Audio
Voyage North Dying for an Education Sep 10, 2012 | 5:52In a special report this week, CBC Thunder Bay is asking what has changed since the days of residential school? The series is called: Dying for an Education and today, we have an artist's answer to that question. Roy Kakegamic lives in Sandy Lake. About 20 years ago he was a student at Trent University in Peterborough. That's when he first heard the story of Charlie Wenjack, a little boy from this area who died while running away from residential school in Kenora It's a story the CBC's Jody Porter is re-visiting today. She joins Voyage North host Cathy Alex with more about Charlie, from an artist's perspective.
Voyage North - Guess who's coming to dinner...Sep 11, 2012 | 6:29Voyage North Guess who's coming to dinner... Audio
Voyage North Guess who's coming to dinner... Sep 11, 2012 | 6:29Jennifer Bean-Anderson lives on the outskirts of Thunder Bay on King Road. Last night she and her 11 year old daughter had an unexpected visitor show up for dinner. A bear tried to climb in her window while she was cooking. She tells her story to Voyage North's Josh Lynn.
Voyage North - Hotel announcementSep 12, 2012 | 5:39Voyage North Hotel announcement Audio
Voyage North Hotel announcement Sep 12, 2012 | 5:39The hotelier at Prince Arthur's Landing was announced today. and many in Thunder Bay want to know about the holdups in making that announcement. We hear from the developer behind the project.
Voyage North - Whooping Cough in Thunder BaySep 13, 2012 | 6:30Voyage North Whooping Cough in Thunder Bay Audio
Voyage North Whooping Cough in Thunder Bay Sep 13, 2012 | 6:30There have been four cases of laboratory-confirmed whooping cough, also known as pertussis, since August in the district of Thunder Bay. Public health officials are urging people to make sure their whooping cough vaccine is up to date. Darlene Binette manages infectious disease programs for the District Health Unit. She spoke with host Cathy Alex.
Voyage North - ROTFLSep 14, 2012 | 5:54Voyage North ROTFL Audio
Voyage North ROTFL Sep 14, 2012 | 5:54Thunder Bay's ROTFL is playing at Croc's tonight. The cover band brings the glitzy pop group LMFAO's music to life with an elaborate stage show complete with costumes, special effects and some mean dance moves. Here's the pair of gentlemen behind ROTFL, explaining how their act came together.
Voyage North - Mitomics layoffsSep 17, 2012 | 7:10Voyage North Mitomics layoffs Audio
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Voyage North - Human rights complaintSep 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.
Voyage North - Al HacknerSep 19, 2012 | 7:34Voyage North Al Hackner Audio
Voyage North Al Hackner Sep 19, 2012 | 7:34Thunder Bay curler Al Hackner has two Brier and World Championships under his belt. He even has a shot named after him: the Hackner Double. Now Hackner is tackling a new challenge, he's joining the coaching staff on the U-S National Curling Team. Here's his conversation with VOyage North's Cathy Alex.

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