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June 2012 Archives

Optimistic Outlook

Things are looking up for Thunder Bay's economy. We'll find out why the Conference Board of Canada expects our economy to grow this year. Senior economist Robin Wiebe explains

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Cuts to the Ministry of Natural Resources Budget

The transformation of the Ministry of Natural Resources...We'll hear about the impact of the provincial budget on the MNR.
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Waterfront Condominium Development

If you build it, they will come. The sales office for the Waterfront condominiums to be built in Thunder Bay is about to open. We'll get an update on that development.
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Hackerspace


If your computer took an unexpected dip in floodwater - don't despair! Some tech wizards in Thunder Bay are offering help to recover your files.www.ohmbase.org

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Class Action Primer

An expert in class action suits will tell us what to expect if Thunder Bay becomes involved in a legal battle over flood damage.
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Lives in Upheaval


It's been three and a half weeks since Thunder Bay experienced it's worst flood in years. Thousands of people have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a record rainfall and broken sewage plant. Amy Hadley revisits some of the first people we met.. to see how things have been going since the flood.

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Barb Courte - Woman of Influence

Her daughters think of her as a gold-digger, in reality she's one of Northern Ontario's influential women. We'll hear Barb Courte's story through the voices of the three young women who know her best.
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Drug Treatment At School

How an iPad, Skype and a familiar face is helping young people in remote First Nations stay clean and sober. We meet Mae Katt, Nurse practioner at Dennis Franklin Cromarty high school.

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Maybe I've Forgotten How to Parent?

Imagine a baby who constantly screamed and couldn't be consoled... When Marilyn Leiterman became the foster parent of a child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - she felt she'd forgotten how to parent. Now she's helping others to better understand the disorder.

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Bridget Perrier

Bridget Perrier has come home to visit Thunder Bay to share her horrific story of escaping the streets.... A story that is compelling, tragic and empowering.

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Flood Slideshow

On the morning of May 28, 2012, residents of Thunder Bay woke to swamped roads and flooded basements. In the days and weeks that followed, things once taken for granted were taken away. Pumps failed. Roads caved. Homes were sealed off and condemned. In their absence, residents turned to one another for help, comfort and--in the end--the permission to laugh again.

Angle Parking - Closing off Streets

One Thunder Bay man says he thinks he has the solution to the parking issues arising from the proposed event center at Marina Park.

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Property Values After The Flood


People in several areas of Thunder Bay are worried about the impact of the May 28th flood on the value of their homes. We talk with Tim Groulx, a Residential Real Estate Appraiser.

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Northwood Flood Meeting

People who live in Thunder Bay's Northwood neighbourhood want to know what the city can do to protect them from future floods. Hear what they told the CBC's Amy Hadley.

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Daring Moose Rescue

A canoe, a fast current, and a daring mission to rescue two baby moose. Bonnie Couchie is an outfitter in Pic River First Nation. She tells us about the "moose guided" adventure.

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Diaster Relief Committee Members Speak Out

Members of Thunder Bay's new Disaster Relief committee are preparing to take on a big responsibility. Wayne Fletcher and Sue Prodaniuk are two of the people who are volenteering their time. Hear why.


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Hand Washing: What you need to know.

We hear from the Senior Director of Quality and Risk Management at the Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay. Cathy Covino tells us why only about half the professionals working in her hospital wash their hands before comng into contact with patients. And what they're doing about it.

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Northern Adventures

Bill Steer wants to be your guide to the adventures of Northwestern Ontario. He'll tell us abuot his new book, designed to show you the way.

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Monday June 11 Flood Update

City Manager Tim Commisso and Infrastructure Manager Darrel Matsen bring us up to date on the weekend work on the city's sewer plant

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Mental Health - Flood


People in the Mental health field in Thunder Bay are worried about the short and long term effects of the flood.

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State of Emergency


Mayor Keith Hobbs and Councillor Rebecca Johnson bring the latest news on Thunder Bay's state of emergency

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Local Heroes - Firefighters


Thunder Bay firefighters are volunteering to clean up flooded basements. Nicole Ireland tagged along

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Denise Friday Local Hero

If you've been to the Thunder Bay Restaurant - you're sure to remember the owner Denise. If you didn't finish all the food on your plate, she certainly made you pay her 25 cent "food fine" We'll hear how that money is going to help flood victims.

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Shannon Murray

It's been over a week since people in certain parts of the city were waking up to find flooded basements. We'll hear from one Thunder woman who is annoyed that some people in the city don't understand the impacts of the flooding
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Local Hero Dan Chiarello

Thunder Bay's state of emergency has created so many local heroes. Let's meet another.. Dan Chiarello
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Local Hero Melody Lavallee

The state of emergency in the City of Thunder Bay has created so many local heros. We'll meet Melody Lavallee

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Insurance Claims

While the water retreats, insurance claims are piling up. We'll hear from the Insurance Bureau of Canada on how you can make your claim.

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Flood Update

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

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Local Hero

Mitchell Curtis has been so busy this past week.. he's barely had time to sleep.. He's been spending every waking hour, volunteering at St. Peter's Church in Thunder Bay's East End.


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Grassy Narrows

New research being released today shows the on-going affects of mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows. We'll from a fisherman and hunter about what it's means for his life.


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Inquest

The provincial coroner of Ontario has announced a joint inquiry into the deaths of Seven young First Nations high school students who have died in Thunder Bay in the last twelve years.

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