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May 2012 Archives

Spofford Street Flood Victims

A snapshot of a street where people are badly affected by flooding... and many aren't insured for it.
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Update on Flooding in Thunder Bay

City officials provide the latest details on flooding in the city.
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East End Volunteers


It takes a community to look after a community. We meet some of the volunteers at Thunder Bay's East End community as they try to clean up after the flood.

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Restoration Companies


Who do you call when your basement is flooded? A home restoration company. We check in with two local businesses

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State of Emergency


City Manager Tim Commisso and Manager of Infrastructure Darryl Matson bring us up to date on the state of emergency in Thunder Bay

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Young Composers

Even the best need someone to learn from, Beethoven had Joseph Hayden, Duke Ellington had James P. Johnson. So what about young musicians in Thunder Bay? Well, today, they too have a chance to learn from the masters.
We'll hear from two young pianists who are taking part in Thunder Bay's first Master Class Youth Series.


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High School Report

Remember that lonely feeling of looking for a seat in the high school cafeteria? High school students from across the city asked their peers what makes them feel left out.
We'll have the answers.

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Grassy Narrows

Young people from Grassy Narrows are walking to Toronto to raise awareness about the ongoing effects of Mercury poisoning in their communities.

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Dryden's Answer to Doctor Shortage

The city of Dryden appears to have figured out a way to help solve the doctor shortage .. Nicole Ireland has a special report

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Children of the Earth High School

We wrap up our aboriginal education series with a look at one success story, an inner city high school in Winnipeg.
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High School Graduation

Fifteen students graduated from Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School this week. Jody Porter was there.

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Native Empowerment

Playing it wrong, with fire. A lawyer and mining strategist says the government is getting it wrong in the Ring of Fire.
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Dryden Residential School

Last night's city council meeting in Dryden was anything but ordinary as emotions ran high. The CBC's Nicole Ireland is there and will tell us what happened.
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Anishinabek Nation Education System

After years of watching their children's education devalued by the Canadian government the Anishinabek Nation is ready to change the system. And they're going to do it on their own terms.
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First Nation Education Series

Education as a relationship between teacher and student... We'll hear from an educator who says better teacher training is the key to keeping First Nation kids in school


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Family Doctor Shortage

We hear time and again how many people in Thunder Bay can't get a family doctor. But what if you're lucky enough to HAVE a doctor -- but can't get an appointment when you desperately need one? We'll hear about one woman's ordeal...

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A New Home For A Cherished Elder

We'll hear about the incredible story of Amelia Skunk's new house. We'll hear about the small group of people who built a new log cabin for an elder who has been living in an old chicken coop.

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Support for New Farmers

We'll hear about a woman in Oliver Paipoonge who feels regulations aren't supportive of new farmers.
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Cyndy Vanier

The northern Ontario connection to the international scandal that landed a Canadian woman in jail in Mexico, and a blue-chip Canadian company in turmoil


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Thunder Bay City Councillor Survey

City councillors have their own ideas on how to save money from the city's budget. Our city hall reporter Jeff Walters has been doing some digging and we'll hear how some on city council would save your money.
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Dr. Stuart McClusky

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But a neurosurgeon in Thunder Bay says government cuts can also do the trick. He's concerned doctors, like him, simply won't want to work in this province.

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Conservation Fears

When the birds, bees or trees are in trouble, the Thunder Bay Stewardship Council is there to help. But now, the council itself is feeling threatened.

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Thursday Clues

Name the languages, and you could win tickets to the annual Folklore Festival

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Ring of Fire Meeting


The Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business hosts a meeting for the business community in Thunder Bay.

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Tuesday Clues

Can you guess the languages? you could win tickets to the Folklore Festival.

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Dryden Aboriginal Transitional School

We'll hear about a new plan to help kids from Treaty 9 communities raise up their grade level to better succeed when they hit high school.

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