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November 2012 Archives

Neil Sandell

...Youth unemployment. Who's getting it right? We'll speak with a journalist who's been immersed in the subject for more than a year.

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December Walleye

The latest edition of Thunder Bay's Alternative Arts and Culture Magazine is out. Lisa Laco chats with Rebekah Skochinski

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A New Way to Train Lawyers?

Many graduating law school students can't find the mandatory "articling" position that enables them to practice law. Now the founding dean of Lakehead University's Law School is looking at new ways to help law school graduates find alternatives to articling.


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Music For Food

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Thanks to all who came to our Music for Food event on December 7th. Hundreds of people exchanged food items or cash for CDs from CBC Thunder Bay's music library.

Almost 800 kilograms of food were donated, along with cash, to the Regional Food Distribution Association for a total value of $6,139.

This year's total is 50% higher than the amount raised during last year's Music for Food event.

If you missed our special event, you can still help feed the hungry in our region by calling the CBC's Sounds of the Season hotline at: 1-877-867-9288 to make a donation. Specify where you live and the money will go to the food bank in your area.

Chasing Atlantis


Almost touching a space shuttle aircraft... that's how close two Thunder Bay young men got to "atlantis" ... We'll chat with Matthew Cimone and Paul Muzzin about their adventures and the film they hope to produce about it.

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Christmas Angels

Deck the halls with generosity. We'll hear how two volunteers are helping flood victims, by collecting baubles, lights and stockings. We'll meet Fran Loney and Laura Lee Gambee

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Ontario Health Study

A province-wide health study is already the largest in Canadian history. And northern Ontario residents are well represented. We'll checking in on the Ontario Health Survey with Dr. Lyle Palmer, the Executive Scientific Director

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Controlled Drinking for Chronic Alcoholics

Dealing with the reality, how managed alcohol programs are helping here in northwestern Ontario


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Dangerous Dogs or Dangerous Owners?


When an aggressive pet finds itself on the wrong side of the law - what rights does it have?
One lawyer's take on dangerous dogs and the law.


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White ribbon Campaign


Say NO to violence, and wear white. We'll hear about the launch of white ribbon campaign in Thunder Bay

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More Room at the Hospital

The Local Health Integration Network was serving up government funding yesterday. We'll find out what Brain Injury Services plans to do with their slice of the pie.
And how moving two patients out of the hospital, can free up space for 127 others.

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Man's Best Friend

Darren Lentz and his family are in shock. They've just been told they have to get rid of their six sled dogs, and they have to do it by the end of November. Neebing township has passed a new by-law that limits the number of dogs per household, and his dogs will not be "grand-fathered" in.

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Patent Expiring on Powerful Painkiller

It's powerful, effective, yet addictive. OxyContin, the highly abused painkiller's patent expires in just a few days. We'll explore what it means for doctors and patients.
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Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow

It's a tale of two snow hills when it comes to making snow for the upcoming downhill season.
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Dogs and Their Owners


A recent dog attack involving an 11 year old boy, whose facial injuries required over 60 stiches to repair, has dog owners in Thunder Bay talking, and by law enforcement officials paying attention.

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Urban Deer Hunt

Antlers and arrows in the city. We'll check in with one of the people who pushed for Thunder Bay's controlled deer hunt, about how it's going.

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Aboriginal Trade School

Where there's a will, there's a way. First Nations are planning a trade school for Thunder Bay with the help of some international aid agencies. We'll have the details.

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Glen Murray

There are six people seeking the leadership of the provincial Liberal Party, including Glen Murray. He dropped by our studio
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Not So Happy Trails

A perfect place to Snowmobile, but not a perfect economy. Local snowmobile clubs lose some much needed help from the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile clubs

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Safety for Victims of Domestic Violence

In just a few months, Thunder Bay Police is likely to lose its Bail Safety Officer. It's a pilot project that helps victims of domestic violence feel safe. And n advocate for women says that will put victims at even greater risk.

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Enterprising Women

From banking to bras, we'll hear how Zabine Rattansi built her business and why she's inspiring others and bring her message to Thunder Bay and those people attending Paro Center's Enterprising Women Forum and Awards night. We also hear from two local women who have taken the plunge and created their own businesses.

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Drugs In Prison

Prescribing and dispensing medication behind bars. We'll hear how health and corrections workers are struggling with the issue, and how a recent Thunder Bay case has brought it to light Nicole Ireland has the story

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Methadone - More Harm Than Good?

The Chief of Constance Lake First Nation, near Hearst, wants help to assess the impact methadone is having on children in his community. Roger Wesley says more than 100 people in Constance Lake have been stuck for years taking methadone to treat their addictions.Jody Porter has that story

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Joan Jack

Left out and left behind. We'll hear how some First Nations people who attended residental day school are being denied compensation.. and meet a woman who is taking up their cause.

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Putting Kids First

This week Dilico Anishinabek Family Center will officially take over all child welfare services for Aboriginal children in Thunder Bay and the district. But the organization will continue to work with the Children's Aid Society.
We'll find out how that partnership will work.

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Saturday Afternoon At The Legion

Memories and melodies., We'll pay a visit to one of the Legions in Thunder Bay. There's more going on than you might think.

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Bridgette Perrier

The link between sexual abuse, addictions, and the sex trade.... We'll hear from a former prostitute from Thunder Bay about her on-going concerns for First Nations women in the region.


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Long Term Care

We've been hearing about patients waiting more than 30 hours to be admitted to Thunder Bay Regional Hospital. But what's life like for the patients occupying the beds they're waiting for? Alice Villa knows all too well. Her dad has been in hospital since January, waiting for a long term care bed.

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Grand Chief Shawn Atleo


The community of Neskantaga is hosting a gathering to discuss the issues of prescription drugs misuse and abuse, and Ring of Fire development. One of those in attendance is Shawn Atleo; we'll hear why the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations feels those two issues are closely intertwined.

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Tuija Puiras

Long waits for long-term care, and gridlock at the hospital.We'll talk about the impacts and the solutions. Tuija Puiras is the head of the NorthwestCommunity Care Access Center

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Important Data or Racial Profiling?

Thunder Bay's District Social Services Administration board has a plan to track new clients who come to the city from First Nations communities. The organization says it will help them to better deliver services. The head of the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Center says it's racial profiling.

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Hagi Transit


Hundreds of people in Thunder Bay depend on HAGI transit for a ride. HAGI has held a contract with the city, for decades...But that could soon change.

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Palliative Care

...Talking about end of life care. The head of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is bringing her message to Thunder Bay.
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Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards

Local singer-songwriter Shy-Anne Hovorka picked up SIX awards at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg. But two wins at the gala event are hold especially personal meaning for her. We'll find out why...
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Body Checking

When do YOU believe young hockey players should begin body checking? Dr. andrew Lynk of the Canadian Pediatric Society thinks kids are getting hit too hard, too young.

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Activism, or Aiding and Abetting

Yesterday an American man was sentenced in a Thunder Bay court room for helping two people trying to illegally cross the border. The head of the Canadian Council for Refugees says people who help refugees shouldn't be criminalized.

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City Secrecy

Ontario's Ombudsman calls some municipal councils "shockingly secretive." How does Thunder Bay's council measure up? John Hanamm is the city Clerk.

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