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October 2012 Archives

Geoff Miller


Geoff Miller, a lineman from Thunder Bay is in the U.S. facing the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. We tracked him down in Vermont, on his way to New Jersey.

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The Walleye

The November edition of The Walleye, Thunder Bay's Arts and Culture Alternative magazine is out... and on the front cover, Flamenco Caravan. Lisa talks with Rebekah Skochinski, editor

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More Hungry People

A report being released this morning (Tuesday) offers a snapshot of the people lining up for help from food banks across Canada. We'll bring things home, with a look at the reality of hunger in Thunder Bay.And we'll talk about the efforts of the Regional Food Distribution Association to combat hunger.

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Criminal Record Check

Turned down for a job. As more employers carry out criminal checks, it's putting barriers in the way for people looking for work looking to turn their lives around. Liisa Leskowski is with the John Howard Society.

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High School Confidential - David Ek

The return of High school Confidential.....Our student correspondent David Ek describes life for students in grade 12 at Hammarskjold High School in Thunder Bay.

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Sandy Lake Eviction

Kicked out and fighting mad. We'll have the story of a woman evicted from Sandy Lake First Nation and look into the clash of cultures illustrated by her plight.
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Taking Care of Business

We'll meet Albert Hathazi. He's a technical wiz and online marketing podcaster in Thunder Bay. He's also an Elvis impersonator. Amy Hadley has his story

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Buchanan Forest Products

CBC News has learned Buchanan is surrendering its rights to cut trees in two major forests in the northwest. The province is expected to revoke a third forestry license from the company within weeks., The environmental group Greenpeace reflects on Buchanan surrendering its forest licenses in the region.
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Welfare Report

A new report heralds significant changes to both Ontario Works and Disability. We talk about what that could mean for the people who need those programs.

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Children's Center Lay Offs

Thunder Bay's only children's mental health center is forced to lay off staff and shut one of it's group homes. Tom Walters is the executive director. He says it's because no one can afford the prices they have to charge.

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Changes to Indian Act

Liberals and Conservatives agree the Indian Act has got to go. But they have different ideas about how to replace it. We'll talk to Liberal Leader Bob Rae about the private members bill he introduced and we'll get reaction from Nishnawbe Aski Grand Chief Harvey Yesno
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Parents and Teenagers

Police say photos of a nude teen are being distributed electronically in Thunder Bay
...It's an issue that goes far beyond the school where the teen attends and represents a growing problem across the country....We'll talk with some parents about what they are telling their children.

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Students Talk

We've talked with parents. .. teachers.. counsellors ... officials.. But what about the students? Amy Hadley chats with students at St. Ignatius High School about the nude photos shared by their friends.

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Unsolved Murder

Justice one way or another.... We'll hear from the Northwestern Ontario man who says he's on the trail of his mother's murderer... from nearly 40 years ago
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Mafia in Thunder Bay

An organized crime expert Antonio Nicaso puts some perspective on allegations of mafia presence in Thunder Bay.
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Saying Good Bye

It was standing room only at the Marathon arena yesterday as three young men were laid to rest in an extraordinary funeral service. We'll bring you the sounds of a celebration of lives, cut short

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Popsicle Panel

Three Wal-Marts and a Target. We'll discuss what it means for our city, with our first 'popsicle panel.'

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Mirella Fata

We'll meet the woman charged with drafting a mental health strategy for the Thunder Bay Catholic School Board.
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Michael Gravelle Reaction

Thunder Bay Superior North MPP Michael Gravells talks about his reaction to the surprise resignation of Premier Dalton McGuinty.

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Scott Hobbs


Today, a bullying story... from a young man who has forgiven his tormentors. Scott Hobbs describes his high school experiences and how it affected his life.

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Faye Peterson Transition House

Yoga, meditation, art therapy and a safe haven... We'll hear about a women's shelter in Thunder Bay that's doing things differently.
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Trinity United Church

This is the church. This is the steeple. And this is the big screen? A new way to worship in Thunder Bay. We visit Trinity United Church and chat with Reverend Randy Boyd
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Human Library

Imagine checking out people, like books, from your local library. That's what's happening in Thunder Bay as CBC Radio partners with the Thunder Bay Public Library as part of a "Human Library Project." Let's listen

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Taking Mental Health Seriously

A Thunder Bay man is concerned that mental health isn't getting the attention it should from the Regional Health Sciences Centre. We'll hear what the president of the hospital has to say.
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At Your Service #3

How well are people in Thunder Bay paid to be At Your Service? We finish our three-part series on restaurant and retail workers.
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Outdoor Column - Goose Blind

The ongoing saga of Lisa's Outdoor Education continues. This week, our Outdoor Columnist Gord Ellis introduces her to the "Goose Blind."

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At Your Service #2

We'll hear how we treat the people who serve us in restaurants and help us in stores ... from the workers themselves. It's Part 2 of this week's At Your Service series.
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Mental Health First Aid

Going beyond bandages and CPR. Doctors are recognizing a need for Mental Health First Aid. We'll find out how it's being delivered in a Northern Community.

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At Your Service

We often talk about people working in Thunder Bay's industrial jobs, or in the new knowledge-based economy. But we don't often hear from the very people we see every day. Part 1 of our new series -- At Your Service

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Youth Suicide

We don't know why they did it. But over the weekend, three teenaged girls in Thunder Bay were sent to hospital for treatment. Police say they intentionally overdosed on drugs. The Chair of Thunder Bay Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force shares her message for parents
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Rendez-Vous 2012

850 people... from 50 countries. The world is coming to Thunder Bay this week, to talk rural medicine

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Grand Chief Harvey Yesno

The provincial government says it's bringing the mining act into the 21st century. We'll find out whether their plan to respect aboriginal communities satisfies Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
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#5The Long Commute

We've heard all week about the impact commuting has on families and those who have to drive hours for work. We'll get some stats on how many families are affected by the phenomenon.
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The Long Commute #4

Don Wilson travels halfway around the world to get to work. He lives in Thunder Bay, but worked at a mine in Kazakhstan. Jeff Walters has his story

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The Long Commute #3

Being apart for long stretches of time because of work can be challenging for most couples. Today some advice for those trying to survive "The Long Commute."

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The Long Commute #2

Most of us pack our lunch for the day before heading to work with the expectation of being home in about 8 hours or so. For some commuters in the Northwest it takes them 8 hours just to get to work. We'll hear one man's story, in our look at the Long Commute. Jordan Tetreault calls Thunder Bay home.
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The Long Commute

His life is in duffle bags and rubbermaid totes. Mike Towill is the focus of our first commuter in our special series called "The Long Commute."
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Elliott's Pickles

Elliott Doxtater Wynn and his family learn to make pickles. And we get to taste the results.

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