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April 2012 Archives

Monday Clues

Guess the languages and win tickets to the Folklore Festival!


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School Funding

...Should First Nations students living in Thunder Bay be allowed to attend the First Nations high school in the city? The answer is more complicated than you might think. We'll explain.
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What You Can't See....

If you haven't been down to Marina Park on Thunder Bay's waterfront lately you see a lot of changes have taken place over the last few months. But it's what you can't see that's creating some hiccups to further development.

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NOMA Meeting


Mayors and municipal leaders from across northwestern Ontario get together for their annual meeting

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Amy Kelterborn

Business owner wants respect for panhandlers. Social responsibility is not part of business improvement area's mandate, says group chair

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Advina

From jamming in the basement... to a brand new CD. We track the course of one of Thunder Bay's newest bands... Advina

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Sioux Look Out Race Relations

A shop owner in Sioux Lookout says she wants to "clean up the streets" in the downtown. Some other residents are taking offence, claiming it's stirring up racial tensions.

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South Side Business

The Ontario Business Imrovement Area Association is holding its conference in Thunder Bay. We'll zoom in on one business area in the city that's seen its share of struggles. We hear from 0 some business owners in the South Core.

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Nursing Shortage

About 60 per cent of Health Canada nursing positions remain vacant in northern Ontario

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North Caribou Lake First Nation

Gaps in the walls, mould on the floors...and students eager to learn. We'll visit a school in North Caribou Lake First Nation
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Outdoor Column

Cleaning up someone else's garbage. That's what our Outdoor Columnist Gord Ellis and I did this week, as we went for a walk through Innova Park

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Tuesday Name That Car Contest

Who are the singers? what are the songs? And what car is the common theme? you could win tickets to see Grease, the Musical at St. Pat's High School

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Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation.

A Northwestern Ontario First Nation is one of a growing number to opt out of parts of the Indian Act. We'll hear what it means for Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation.

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Cat Lake

We'll head to Cat Lake First Nation where there are hopes a new program that re-connects recovering addicts with their roots on the land will help curb a prescription drug epidemic.

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Outdoor Column

Gord Ellis meets two fine young anglers, Adam Vance and Carter Cade

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Saul Day

There are less than six months to go before time runs out on people seeking compensation for residential school experiences.
But, other institutions are cropping up. We'll talk to a survivor from the Fort William Indian Hospital Sanatorium.

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Booming Business

Last years series of hail storms continue to be big business for roofing companies in Thunder Bay Joe Leuthard is the President of Triple A Roofmasters in Thunder Bay. He chatted with Lisa Laco

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Waterfront Questions

A Winnipeg developer is expected to take on Thunder Bay's waterfront project, including a hotel and condominiums. The City is expected to transfer prime waterfront property to the ReSolve Group on Thursday. But there are questions about the developer

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Hospital Report

The Canadian Institute for Health Information released a report yesterday evaluating hospitals across the country. For the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, it indicates the need for improvement in a particular area Re-admission rates are higher than average at the Health Sciences Centre.

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Social Media and Employment

That facebook post you find so delightful might not seem so funny to your boss, but can it get you fired? We look at the intersection of social media and employment.
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Food For Thought

Newfoundland and Labrador transformed it's education system. Should Ontario do the same? We find out what impact having one publically funded system has meant for Nfld.

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