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August 2012 Archives

Wayne Fletcher - Flood Donations

Another big push to raise money for people affected by the flood in Thunder Bay. But according to Wayne Fletcher, the chair, it's a long way from the $5 million needed to help.

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Resource Rulers

Fortune and Folly on Canada's Road to Resources. We'll talk to the author of a new book who says First Nations people hold all the cards when it comes to developments like the Ring of Fire.

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Not Your Parents College!

Party Smart... The message students coming to Confederation College will be hearing this fall. Quite a difference from the old school traditions of keg parties and all night drunks.

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Telephone Hell


Dharmender Dhankhar and his family would like to go to India for a family wedding. But the recent closure of the Citizenship and Immigration office in Thunder Bay is causing quite a problem. Dharmender describes his version of "telephone hell."

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Labour Unrest

Ontario teachers are enraged at the provincial government's decision to legislate a new contract for their members. But they also say students will not feel any repercussions from that dispute. Ellen Chambers is the president of the Lakehead Elementary School Teacher's union. Paul Caccamo is the president of the local bargaining unit for secondary public school teachers.
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Troubled Trees

Changing leaves mean changing seasons. But what if the trees in your neighbourhood are changing colours weeks ahead of time? Vince Rutter, Arborist, has some suggestions for "tree relief."

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Melanie Ferrier - Archery

The premise of Archery is simple. A bow.. and arrow and a target. But just how tough is it to make that perfect shot? Melanie Ferrier decided to find out.

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Centennial Conservatory - Future?

too many years with too little investment in upkeep. That's the problem facing Thunder Bay's Centennial Conservatory. And now Councillor Andrew Founds is worried about it's future. But he says that future could be brighter if the conservatory is relocted to Marina Park,

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Boarding Homes... Please!

A home away from home.... We hear about the search to find more families to take in First Nations students attending classes in Thunder Bay this fall.


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Fort William Sanitorium

A disappointing decision for the people who were lobbying to have the Fort William Sanatorium recognized as a residential school. Tania Cameron talks about what's next.

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Deer Hunting - Duluth Style

Our Outdoor Columnist Gord Ellis looks at the upcoming deer hunt in Thunder Bay, he takes a look at what they are doing south of the border, in Duluth, with their annual harvest.

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A Laptop For Every Student

A bold initiative by the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board. Every student in their schools will have a laptop computer. Sean Monteith, the Superintendant of Education explains why.

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JJ Kelso Corrections Center Tour

Sweetgrass, sage and support. We'll hear how one detention center in Thunder Bay
is using culture to help young offenders rehabilitate.

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Deer Hunting

Bow hunters in Thunder Bay will have a new target next month. They'll be allowed to shoot deer in rural areas of the city. We get the perspective from two outdoorsmen

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Grand Chief Harvey Yesno

A big job, with big responsibililties. And the new Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski couldn't be more excited about the future.
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DAREarts project

Look out Hollywood.Northern Ontario is turning out films like there's no tomorrow. We talk to the woman behind the camera. Genevieve Anthony is with DAREarts

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Women in Mining


Not so long ago, it was back luck to have women underground in a mine. Today.. it's considered our best hope for the future. We meet two women in the mining industry. Barb Courte Olinski and Dr. Mary Louise Hill

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Freezing Teacher Salaries

Education Minister Lauren Broten has come out swinging against Ontario teachers. She promises to introduce legislation that would freeze salary increases and take away banked sick days. She talked with Lisa Laco

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Tom Kamenawatamin

A safe place for kids to stay. We'll hear the latest in plans to build a new residence and youth centre for students at Dennis Franklin Cromarty in Thunder Bay. The Wasaya group plans to start fundraising this fall.
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The Fish Bites Back

Muskie Mauler . When it comes to landing that prized muskie, do you go with large spinner baits or shallow running rapalas? We hear from one fisherman who found out the hard way that muskies are not that discerning.

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Cougar Alert

A big cat is prowling the town. And stirring up an old debate. We sink our claws into the cougar controversy with Harvey Lemelin, Research Chair in Parks and Protected areas at Lakehead University

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Sensitivity Training

A Dryden doctor will get some lessons in cultural sensitivity after making some inappropriate comments. Can it really make a difference? Bonnie Couchie says it can.

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Kellie Huffman

Bronwyn's fight against leukemia... we'll bring you up to date with the long journey Bronwyn Huffman is facing. A fight she appears to be winning as she spends her first weekend away from the hospital. Kellie Huffman, her mom, brings us up to date.


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Andrew Faiers

Caring for critically ill children should not make a family go broke. That's the opinion of Andrew Faiers, whose two year old daugher has severe cardiac problems. He is happy with new EI benefits announced for families with sick kids

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Truth and Reconciliation at Kenora Jail

92% of the inmates at the Kenora district jail are First Nations people. That's why the Truth and Reconciliation Commission wanted to hear their stories.

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Fairs and Exhibitions

The annual Canadian Lakehead Exhibition opens its gates in Thunder Bay we'll talk about the changing nature of fairs.
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There"s An App For That

Fun game or talent agent? We'll tell you about an app that evaluates your athletic potential.
Gary Peterson of Lakehead University's Kinesiology Department talks about what we can learn from our body types

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It's big, it's yellow and it's done!

The Thunder Bay Port Authority Mobile Crane is now complete. The 60-metre tall structure is now towering over Keefer Terminal. Engineer Ravi Ramcharam has been training Thunder Bay Port staff on how to operate the crane.Hear what it takes to operate.

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Have an entertaining long weekend

The CBC's Jolene Banning offers up her picks for the August long weekend. Hear what's hot across our region.

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Tales from Fisherman's Park

CBC Ourdoor columnist Gord Ellis takes us to a hidden gem along the Thunder Bay waterfront. A park that's received a 2 hundred thousand dollars facelift thanks to the North Shore Steelhead Association. For pictures of the park you can head to our facebook page: cbcsuperiormorning

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The Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Trip

Travel writer and motorcycle rider Mike Jacobs gives us the highlights of two months on the road traveling through Northern Ontario. Hear are his top picks.

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Thunder Bay Police getting cudos from UN

A branch of the United Nations is giving Thunder Bay police a nod of approval. It's for their efforts to combat racism. Hear more in a feature interview with Police Chief JP Levesque.

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