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September 2012 Archives

Dryden Woes

The City of Dryden is facing some tough times. The CEO says if it were a business, it would be bankrups. Jeff Walters attends a public meeting on the issie and has this report.

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Real Numbers from Real Sources

Unbelievable potential. ...136 Billion dollars is coming our way in mining revenues IF a couple of hurdles are overcome. The professors involved in the study join us to talk about the potential and the pitfalls.

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Northwood - The Panel

Northwood.. where we live... we talk with some "Northwood-ites" about living in this part of the city. Brian Campbell and Shelby ch'ng talk with Lisa

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John Pateman

There's a new person at the helm of Thunder Bay Public Library. John Patemen has big plans to get more people into the libraries.. and get the libraries "Out" to more people.
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Patti Zimmerman

Patti Zimmerman desperately needs help for her 19 year old autistic daughter. She has "aged out" of the system that provides help for children with disabilities. And Patti can't find equivalent help that's readily available and affordable

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Scot Wortley

Thunder Bay's police union reacted with "outrage" to a human rights complaint launched last week against the police service. We'll talk to an expert in police culture about that reaction.

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Solvent Abuse Treatment Center

The Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Treatment Centre in Thunder Bay is looking to expand. The specialized solvent abuse handles young men between the ages of 16 and 25 years of age. Raija Vic is the coordinator
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New Ideas for An Old Conservatory

Ask an Expert. That's what Master Gardeners in Thunder Bay are saying about the future of the Centennial conservatory. They have all kinds of ideas to turn the building into a
"destination" for people inside and outside the city.

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Honey Bees in Trouble

The beekeeping community in Thunder Bay is all a-buzz ... over some bad news. Despite best efforts to protect them, our bees are being attacked by a mite-y foe. Barry Tabor explains
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Black Path

A popular walking trail in the County Park area of Thunder Bay has been nicknamed by some as "The Black Path.: It's been the scene of several sexual assaults and one murder over the past few years. Nicole Ireland tours the path with some regular users to find out of that nickname is justified.

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Rick Mercer

Today marks the beginning of the 10th season of The Rick Mercer Report. It also marks the launch of the political satirist and comedian's new book "A Nation Worth Ranting About." Lisa talks with Rick Mercer
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Camillo Lento and Andrew Kondor

Do you think you have the next big thing? We'll hear how Lakehead University might be able to help you kick-start your idea... from Idea.. to reality.. to creating your own job. We hear about a special workship


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Chinese Delegation to the Ring of FIre

...The American company, Cliffs, isn't the only foreign company with irons in the Ring of Fire. We'll tell you about some special visitors to Webequie, all the way from China. And we'll find out what they were interested in talking about.
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Lacrosse In Jail

The healing power of lacrosse. We'll head to Thunder Bay's Youth Detention Centre and meet a professional lacrosse player, and others, who say the sport ideal for helping troubled teens. Jody Porter has a special report
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Willow Springs Creative Center

It started as a small art studio just outside of Thunder Bay. It's evolved into an organization that enriches the lives of people throughout the community.And today the Willow Springs Creative Centre is being recognized - we'll talk to one of the founders Judy Vinni

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Kenora Fire

Proof that fire drills pay off. We'll hear from a Kenora principal whose school was evacuated as a wildfire approached.
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American Activist Looking for Support in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay residents are being encouraged to support an American activist charged with trying to bring refugees across the border at Pigeon River. We'll hear why.
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KI Paddlers Return Home

They travelled for hundreds of kilometers by canoe along wild waterways. Now the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug paddlers have returned... and we'll hear from one of them.

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Wildlife Gone Wild

Two wildlife tales for you today. One involving a confused deer and a basement window. The other an angry,perhaps lonely moose and a SUV.

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Dying for an Education - Part 3

Former Prime Minister Paul Martin is passionate about investing in, and enhancing educational opportunities for young aboriginal people. He talks about that passion.

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Dying for an Education - Part 2

Our special report: Dying for an Education continues with a look at what's changed...and what hasn't ...since the days of residential school.

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Dying for An Education - Part !

How did the death of a 12 year old boy, back in 1966, on the outskirts of Kenora spark a national debate about Aboriginal education. And what's happened since then? The story of Charlie Wenjack starts our special report.

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Dying For An Education - Preview

A powerful story, with important lessons. Jody Porter tells us the story of Charlie Wenjack and how his death was the catalyst for our special series.
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Disappointing Degrees

Buyers' remorse... We'll find out why some students are wishing they'd skipped the lecture halls and student loans of university. Ken Coates is the Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the University of Saskatchewan.


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Life on the Inside

Nicole Ireland takes a look at life inside a Thunder Bay youth detention centre. The J.J. Kelso Center is for young female offenders between the ages of 12 and 18.

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Sunken House Sale

Among the thousands of houses flooded in Thunder Bay on May 28, some were about to go on the market.
Heather McLeod brings us the stories of two families whose plans to sell, got washed away.


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Islet Cell Transplant

We trust our doctors to connect us with the best of care. But are they always in the best position to refer us to the care we need? The CBC's Melanie Ferrier brings us that story.

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Chippewa Zoo

The ethics around keeping wild animals in captivity. Jen Keiller takes us on a tour of the Chippewa Park Zoo with Gordon John, the manager of the wildlife exhibit.

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Labour Day Reflections

Elaine Kerr is passionate about representing workers in Thunder Bay. She is now the head of the city's District Labour Council and she's worried about what she calls a shift in negotiating strategy with unions.

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Tourism Pay Off

Motorcycle riders spend lots of money. That's why the City of Thunder Bay's tourism Manager Paul Pepe marketed directly to the bikers. And it paid off. He explains to Lisa Laco how it all worked.

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