Apr 17, 2014 | 8:17Voyage North Flappers, Fashion and Femininity in the 1920's Audio
Voyage North Flappers, Fashion and Femininity in the 1920's Apr 17, 2014 | 8:17The "Modern Girl" was a fixture of 1920s Canadian consumer culture. She had a short skirt and bobbed hair. She also had a penchant for smoking, drinking, dancing, and jazz.
You could find her image in art, film, fashion, and advertising. But she was a
Jun 25, 2013 | 9:10Voyage North Thunder Bay economic study Audio
Voyage North Thunder Bay economic study Jun 25, 2013 | 9:10Thunder Bay's economy is much more diverse than it was 20 years ago, but it needs to grow. That's the key finding from a study released today by Thunder Bay Ventures.
The report, called Poised for Development, Ready for Growth also offers some suggest
Apr 25, 2014 | 8:30Voyage North The Dirty Dozen Audio
Voyage North The Dirty Dozen Apr 25, 2014 | 8:30The Dirty Dozen's story borders on urban legend in Thunder Bay. The brash, Westfort boot hockey team--that's right boot hockey--dominated the sport in the city from 1983 to 1996.
"The Dozen" is a new documentary that tells their story, it's showing thi
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.
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.
Dec 28, 2012 | 4:44Voyage North "I walked out of there and I cried.” Audio
Voyage North "I walked out of there and I cried.” Dec 28, 2012 | 4:44Amanda Perreault says she's having a hard time making ends meet over the holidays.
The woman from Thunder Bay tried to pick up a food and gift hamper from Christmas Cheer.
But Perreault says she was refused because she didn't have photo ID.
Apr 5, 2013 | 3:47Voyage North Man falls through sidewalk while walking dog Audio
Voyage North Man falls through sidewalk while walking dog Apr 5, 2013 | 3:47A stretch of sidewalk on North Norah Street in Thunder Bay, is currently a gaping hole. Right now, the city has it blocked off, while it awaits repairs.
Landon Coley lives just across the street from the spot. He told Voyage North's Josh Lynn the unsu
Apr 8, 2013 | 9:59Voyage North Social Media Lowdown Audio
Voyage North Social Media Lowdown Apr 8, 2013 | 9:59Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Kik Messenger, Snapchat: all popular social media sites among teens, and even younger kids.
But for parents, letting your family access to those sites often raises a number of questions and concerns.
Chief among them, ho
Apr 30, 2013 | 7:47Voyage North Dallas Hogan Audio
Voyage North Dallas Hogan Apr 30, 2013 | 7:47Dallas "The Punisher" Hogan has been competing in Strongman and weight lifting competitions for a decade.
And it shows: at 5'9, he's 275 pounds of pure muscle.
Hogan is fresh off a big win at a powerlifting competition in Amherst, Nova Scotia. But
Aug 20, 2013 | 2:53Voyage North Summer Jobs contest (Day 2) Audio
Voyage North Summer Jobs contest (Day 2) Aug 20, 2013 | 2:53In July, Kirk Maurer traded his given name for that of Alexander England, a cooper from the 19th century.
He's a historical interpreter at the Old Fort William Historical Park and he's spent his summer making barrels.
"At the end of the day...I've ma
Sep 3, 2013 | 6:49Voyage North Premier Kathleen Wynne on Voyage North Audio
Voyage North Premier Kathleen Wynne on Voyage North Sep 3, 2013 | 6:49Premier Kathleen Wynne has travelled just about as far north as any Ontario premier has for quite awhile.
She was in Fort Severn, on the shore of Hudson Bay not far from the Manitoba border, yesterday.
But today and tomorrow she is in Thunder Ba
Nov 14, 2013 | 7:24Voyage North David Orazietti on Voyage North Audio
Voyage North David Orazietti on Voyage North Nov 14, 2013 | 7:24Today the Ontario government announced it is launching a restricted spring bear hunt. For the next two seasons, a limited hunt, open to Ontario residents only, will be conducted in selected areas of the north. The only area where hunting will be allowed