May 24, 2013 | 7:34Voyage North Making prom accessible Audio
Voyage North Making prom accessible May 24, 2013 | 7:34No matter how old you are, you probably remember what you wore to the prom.
There may be photos that make you smile...or cringe...about your fashion sense.
Or maybe there are no photos, and no memories because you couldn't afford a fancy dress or
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
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
Dec 22, 2013 | 6:17Voyage North OFSAA Championship Audio
Voyage North OFSAA Championship Dec 22, 2013 | 6:17The OFSAA Boy's Volleyball Championship continues today in Thunder Bay. Sir Winston Churchill CVI got an automatic berth as the "home team" but held their own against the best squads in Ontario, narrowly missing a chance at advancing to quarter-final play
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.
Sep 21, 2012 | 6:53Voyage North Immigrant Audio
Voyage North Immigrant Sep 21, 2012 | 6:53'"The inescapable burden of the immigrant is forever to be pulled between two worlds"
Those words are written across one of the pieces in a new exhibit at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. It's called Immigrant, and it's by southwestern Ontario artist Rosemary Sloot. She was born in Simcoe, just two months after her family moved to Canada from Holland.
Her work blends her family's experience with what is shared by all immigrants : the mix of fear and hope; the need to leave behind some traditions, and embrace others.
Rosemary Sloot is speaking about her collection tonight (fri) at the Gallery. But first she spoke with host Cathy Alex.
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 21, 2012 | 7:26Voyage North Mad Child Audio
Voyage North Mad Child Nov 21, 2012 | 7:26Vancouver's Shane Bunting is better known to rap fans as Mad Child.
He's one of the founding members of Juno Award winning, Platinum selling hip hop group Swollen Members.
But around the middle part of the decade, Bunting became hooked on Oxycontin and his life spun out of control. He's now clean and on the road promoting his new album "Dope Sick"
Jan 9, 2013 | 7:34Voyage North Winter road concerns Audio
Voyage North Winter road concerns Jan 9, 2013 | 7:34It's no secret that our increasingly variable climate is making it tougher and tougher to build winter roads in the region. We hear from the Deputy Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation about his concerns for the roads which link many of NAN's communities to the rest of the province.
Jan 16, 2013 | 6:10Voyage North Nipigon River Bridge protest Audio
Voyage North Nipigon River Bridge protest Jan 16, 2013 | 6:10Cold and windy weather failed to deter hundreds of First Nations people from a march and rally near Nipigon today. Members of several Ffirst Nations in the Lake Superior area participated in a protest against the actions of the federal government. The CBC's Jody Porter was there,
Jan 18, 2013 | 6:46Voyage North Thunder Bay Steam Punk Society Audio
Voyage North Thunder Bay Steam Punk Society Jan 18, 2013 | 6:46The first official meeting of the Thunder Bay Steampunk society happens tonight. The Ladies and Gents of Fort William and Port Arthur are invited to participate in a variety of stimulating Victorian themed activities. We hear how participation in the society may improve your mood as effectively as even the most expertly formulated patent medicine.