Oct 4, 2012 | 15:22Voyage North One year later Audio
Voyage North One year later Oct 4, 2012 | 15:22One year ago today Laura Darby and her Ministry of Natural Resources colleague Dan Morrison were surveying wildlife in the bush, about 90-minutes north of Thunder Bay.
The two had just split up so they could walk their separate quadrants and record what they saw.
As Darby explains to Voyage North's Cathy Alex, she had no warning she was about to be attacked, and seriously injured by a large male black bear.
Jun 24, 2013 | 7:27Voyage North Talking French Audio
Voyage North Talking French Jun 24, 2013 | 7:27L'Association des Francophones du Nord-Ouest de l'Ontario is holding it's annual general meeting this weekend in Thunder Bay.
The group advocates on behalf of Francophones in the region.
Chantal Brochu is AFNOO President.
She says in the Northw
Oct 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.
Jan 14, 2013 | 4:57Voyage North Gull Bay chief wants financial accountability Audio
Voyage North Gull Bay chief wants financial accountability Jan 14, 2013 | 4:57Over the weekend, Gull Bay First Nation elected Wilfred King as chief, returning him to the position he held for eight years up to 2010.
King says when he left, the community was in decent financial shape.
But today, just before he and his newly-elected council held their first meeting, they went to the bank.
They found there's not much there to work with and King says the previous chief and council have just laid off community staff.
The CBC's Nicole Ireland spoke to him about these issues after he called a news conference this afternoon.
CBC tried to reach the previous chief Miles Nowegejick today, but was unable to.
Apr 24, 2013 | 7:05Voyage North Zug Island and the Mysterious Hum Audio
Voyage North Zug Island and the Mysterious Hum Apr 24, 2013 | 7:05A Thunder Bay filmmaker is raising money for a new documentary.
Adam Makarenko wants to find out why a strange noise is coming from an industrial island in the river flowing between Windsor and Detroit.
Makarenko has turned to the social media fundr
Jun 14, 2012 | 5:53Voyage North Susan Aglukark Audio
Voyage North Susan Aglukark Jun 14, 2012 | 5:53Take a Little Less.. Singer Susan Aglukark is donating the proceeds of one of her song's to the Collateral Damage Project, created by Scott Chisholm of Thunder Bay to get people talking about suicide... We'll find out why she decided to do that.
Jun 28, 2012 | 5:44Voyage North Elsie MacGill Audio
Voyage North Elsie MacGill Jun 28, 2012 | 5:44Thunder Bay's Bombardier plant is celebrating it's 100th anniversary this week.
And as part of the festivities two commemorative plaques were unveiled there.
With one plaque, Parks Canada recognized the factory's World War II "Can Car" era.
When a workforce largely comprised of women—around 3,000— produced more aircraft than any other plant in Canada.
And one woman in particular was honoured with the other plaque unveiled today.
Elsie MacGill...she worked as a senior engineer at the plant and had a huge hand in the plants wartime production effort.
Voyage North's Josh Lynn talks to historian Gordon Burkowski about MacGill's legacy.
Jul 9, 2012 | 6:02Voyage North Thunder Bay Blues Festival Wrap Audio
Voyage North Thunder Bay Blues Festival Wrap Jul 9, 2012 | 6:02A little bit of rain. One teeny weeny problem at the border. And other than that, this year's Thunder Bay Blues Festival seemed to hit all the right notes. Trevor Hurtig is the Marketing Manager at the THunder Bay Community Auditorium. He also serves the same role for the blues fest. Cathy Alex spoke with him
Sep 17, 2012 | 7:10Voyage North Mitomics layoffs Audio
Voyage North Mitomics layoffs Sep 17, 2012 | 7:10A Thunder Bay biotech company has laid off 8 people. Voyage North's Cathy Alex talks to Mayor Keith Hobbs about the cuts at Mitomics, and what this means for the city's future as a research and development centre.
Sep 25, 2012 | 6:10Voyage North Thunder Bay man fought off bear with knife Audio
Voyage North Thunder Bay man fought off bear with knife Sep 25, 2012 | 6:10A Thunder Bay man who fought off a bear that was mauling a co-worker received a citation for bravery today. Daniel Morrison came to the aid of his Ministry of Natural Resources coworker in a remote area near Armstrong last October. Here is Morrison's story.
Oct 16, 2012 | 7:52Voyage North Ontario Arts Council grants for writers Audio
Voyage North Ontario Arts Council grants for writers Oct 16, 2012 | 7:52Have you got a wonderful idea for a book rattling around in your head?
We meet the man who specializes in helping people in this part of the province access funds so they can spend more of their time typing and less trying to make ends meet.
Nov 22, 2012 | 5:55Voyage North Tackling hospital bed gridlock Audio
Voyage North Tackling hospital bed gridlock Nov 22, 2012 | 5:55We've been hearing a lot lately about patients stuck in the emergency department in Thunder Bay, waiting to be admitted to a hospital bed.
That's partly because they can't get the care they need in the community.
Today the region's Local Health Integration Network announced how it's going to divvy up a pot of government money to combat the problem. It's giving almost 2.5-million-dollars to the North West Community Care Access Centre.
Tuija Puiras is the centre's chief executive officer.