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July 2012 Archives

Overtime on the phone?

A new survey finds the average North American workday is expanding. Employees spending on average seven hours of overtime a work week on their cell phones after hours. Linda Schweitzer teaches management at the Sprott School of Business in Ottawa. We hear what she has to say about the blurring line between home and work.

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The death of VHS

It's the end of an era. The Thunder Bay Library is selling off its collection of kids videos for cheap this week. The CBC's Adrienne Lamb dropped by the Brodie Branch to hear what librarian Laura Prinselaar has to offer.

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After the Flood: The Need Continues in Thunder Bay

Two months ago East End homeowner Jessica Sharpe was the one helping her neighbours through the disaster. She offered food and shelter. Now she's the one needing help. Hear how she's been forced from her home and what she wants you to do about it.

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Harnessing the Power of the Vote

Aboriginal Education students based in Thunder Bay are learn about the political process so they can take that knowledge back to the students they will teach in Northern communities. The hope is that in the future those kids will be engaged and eager to vote. Hear what Judi Nelson Childs wants you to know.

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Harnessing the Power of the Vote

Aboriginal Education students based in Thunder Bay are learn about the political process so they can take that knowledge back to the students they will teach in Northern communities. The hope is that in the future those kids will be engaged and eager to vote. Hear what Judi Nelson Childs wants you to know.

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50 years of Outdoor Caring and Sharing

As CBC Outdoor Columnist Gord Ellis celebrates the big 5-0 he heads back to his childhood stomping grounds. We're flipping rocks and finding crayfish, minnow and nymphs in the Current River. Take the nostalgic journey with Gord and the CBC's Adrienne Lamb.

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Wanted: Drivers for Thunder Bay Transit

CBC's Jeff Walters drives a city bus. For some, it's a childhood dream. For others, it's a career. We'll hear why so many new drivers are take to the wheel for Thunder Bay Transit.

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Protecting Homeowners: stamping out illegal building in Thunder Bay

Builders who aren't properly licensed are constructing homes in Thunder Bay. Howard Bogach is president of Tarion Warranty Corporation. And Doug Tarry is president of the Ontario Home Builder's Association. Hear what they have to say about the problem and the solutions.

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Questions about Flood Fundraising

A community wide fund-raising effort is underway to help homeowners recover from the May 28th flooding. But questions are being raised about who's being helped and how. Committee members Wayne Fletcher and Lynn Peterson set the record straight. Hear what they want you to know.

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Don't Feed the Deer!

Hear what Thunder Bay City Council decided last night about a by-law exemption for feeding animals on Mission and McKeller Islands. The idea brought forward by councilor Larry Hebert and shot down by others like Andrew Foulds.

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A Master Plan from Boulevard Lake

Boulevard Lake is a recreational hub in Thunder Bay. Werner Schwar is the co-ordinator of park planning. Hear what the city has in mind for the green space and how you can have your say.

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CBC Superior Morning Skeeter Contest

This summer the mosquito count in Thunder Bay is triple from last year.
We're marking the bumper crop with the CBC Superior Morning Skeeter Contest.
Send us your best tale of the pesky critters and you could score some sweet CBC swag.

Leave your stories on our talkback line @ 625-5077 or toll free 1- triple 8 625-5077.

Or drop us an e-mail @ superiormorning@cbc.ca

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CBC Superior Morning Skeeter

This summer the mosquito count in Thunder Bay is triple from last year.
We're marking the bumper crop with the CBC Superior Morning Skeeter contest.
Send us your best tale of the pesky critters and you could score some sweet CBC swag.

Leave your stories on our talkback line @ 625-5077 or toll free 1- triple 8 625-5077.

Or drop us an e-mail @ superiormorning@cbc.ca

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How healthy are people in Thunder Bay?

The CBC's Nicole Ireland tells us about new information from Statistics Canada reveling some troubling findings about how healthy we are in Thunder Bay. Listen to what she found out.

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Gord Ellis gives a women only fishing seminar

A wobbler, A grub, a crankbait - it's fishing 101. And for the first time CBC outdoor columnist Gord Ellis teaches a ladies only fishing seminar. Catch the tips, tricks and terminology and hear why a dozen local women want to bone up on angling.

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Cuts come down on police service

The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service will be 11 officers short next year. Hear what the chief of the police, Claude Chum, thinks the federal cuts to the police officer recruitment program will mean for communities in Northwestern Ontario.

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Searching for Shipwreck Stories

The Thunder Bay Museum is gathering stories and artifacts on Canadian shipwreck stories. Here what the organizer Diane Robnik is after and why.

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Making Ontario Home

A report out today says immigrants are finding the services and supports they need to settle into their new lives. Hear what Cathy Woodbeck thinks of that assessment. She's the executive director with Thunder Bay Multicultural Association.

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An Update on the Safe Home Clean Up Program

Hundreds of homeowners in Thunder Bay are still dealing with the aftermath of this spring's flooding. The Safe Home Clean Up Program is underway to help people restore their residences. Paula Sdao is a consultant with the program and a manager with True Grit Consulting. She shares the latest on the program.
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Meet the New Personal Technology Assistant at the Library

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier. But what if you need a little help firing up that fancy smart phone or that new tablet? The Thunder Bay Library has someone who can help. Meet Jeff Andrew-Cotter and hear why the Head of Virtual Services at the Library, Joanna Aegrad hired him.
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Building Permits for Basement Renos

With thousands of home owners now looking to reno their basements after the May 2012 flood we get some advice from City of Thunder Bay building experts. Hear what Mark Smith, general manager of the Development Services Department and Des Stolz, the manager of the Building Division want you to know.
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Horn Flies - What you need to know.

They're tiny and sneaky and can drive cattle right round the bend. We'll learn more about the horn fly and what they're doing to the livelihood of area farmers. Local entomologist Ken Deacon.

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The Holy Grail of Fishing Rods

CBC outdoor colimist Gord Ellis tells the tale of the holy grail of fishing rods. It's worth 40 thousand dollars, is almost a hundred years old and is the rod that caught a world record brook trout. See photos of the rod and the prize winning fish it landed @ http://yournews.cbc.ca/galleries?groupId=15075

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Searching for answers near Sioux Lookout

CBC reporter Jody Porter has more on the investigation into what may be a mass grave near the old residential school in Sioux Lookout. She was there when the regional coroner and other forensic experts met with community leaders. Hear what was found.

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Domestic Violence in Thunder Bay

Hear what Chris Adams with the Thunder Bay Police. And Debbie Zweep, executive director of the Faye Peterson Transition House in Thunder Bay have to say about an increase in the rates of domestic violence in the city.

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Worries over water levels in lake superior

Fluctuating water levels in Lake Superior have been a concern for everyone from swimmers and boaters to environmental groups. Now a new plan promises to help manage a consistent water flow. Hear what cottager Shirley Dolph told the CBC's Jen Keiller.

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Update on the Flood Disaster Relief Fund

Wayne Fletcher and Kari Chiappetta are with the Disaster Relief Fund. They explain where the city of Thunder Bay is at when it comes to claims for assistance after the flood in May. Hear what they have to say.

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Stroller Shut Out

A mother of three young children says Thunder Bay transit needs to be more family friendly. Michelle Richmond-Saravia says she was turned away because of her stroller. Left to walk home in the rain. Hear her story.

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Bizkids Summer Camp

A summer camp for kids interested in business starts today. Melissa McClemet is the chief counsellor. And Isaac Saunders is a former camper and graduate of the program. Hear what they have to say.

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SOUNDS OF THE SUMMER CONTEST

Name this sound and you could win some CBC swag, including a one-of-a-kind CBC Radio lunchbag.
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New Identity for AIDS Thunder Bay

After a quarter of a century providing HIV services in in the city - AIDS Thunder Bay is undergoing a transformation.
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