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December 2012 Archives

Idle No More


McMaster University Sociology professor Jeff Dennis says all Canadians should support the "Idle No More" movement. He compares it to the Arab Spring Uprising.

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Top 10 List

What news stories generated the most interest on-line at the CBC Thunder Bay website? Our web-writer Wendy Bird has been looking at the number of "clicks" and has a top ten list.

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Mayor Keith Hobbs - Year End

Thunder Bay's mayor reflects on the ups and downs of 2012


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12 Days of Christmas


Our very own Northwestern Ontario version of the 12 Days of Christmas. Enjoy!

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Humane Society Concerns


The Thunder Bay and district Humane Society is worried about the number of people abandoning their pets outside, at this time of year.

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Pain Management


We've talked a lot about the use and abuse of the prescription drug OxyContin. But it is effective in pain management. And that leaves people who require the drug, with no family physician, in a dilemma... a situation the Norwest Community Health Center is trying to fix.

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Idle No More

The nation wide movement known as Idle No More has a strong Thunder Bay group involved in running the campaign. Tasha Esquega andRobert Animikii Horton talk with Lisa Laco

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Raven Linklater

Limbrick Place Rocks .
Raven Linklater grew up in Thunder Bay, moved away, and then returned to raise her family here. As it happens her home is close to the Limbrick Street housing complex.
And she didn't like some of the things she saw there, but rather than wait for someone else to "fix things" she's started her own campaign.


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Terrace Bay Boom


The economy of Terrace Bay has turned around since Aditya Birla Group bought the mill. And Jason Nesbitt, of the Chamber of Commerce is excited. Lisa Laco talks with him

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Thunder Bay Transit Scheduling

And another one rides the bus. We'll hear how some Thunder Bay transit riders feel about the city's bus schedules.


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Happily Never After

The show will go on. Kids at Superior Collegiate will stage their Christmas play tomorrow night, despite the education labour dispute.
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Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario

A provincial tourism association that's been around since 1929 has fallen upon hard times. Find out what that means for Nature and Outdoor Tourism Ontario.
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MINCOME - Guaranteed Minimum Income Experiment

For a brief period in the 1970s, no one in Dauphin, Manitoba had to live below the poverty line. We'll talk to the professor who dug up the data on the forgotten experiment.
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Specialized Transit Service

Thunder Bay Transit is looking to take control of the bus service now operated by HAGI, we'll hear why.
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First Nation Education

Mind the gap.The Auditor General says Ontario is falling well short of its goal of bridging the education gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation agrees. Goyce Kakegamic is Deputy Grand Chief and he holds the education portfolio

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Christmas Tree Hunt 2012

Tis the season. Our Outdoor Columnist Gord Ellis and Lisa Laco head out to find the perfect Christmas tree for CBC Thunder Bay. Let's listen

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Generic OxyContin

Damaging the health and safety of communities we'll hear what an Ontario pharmacist has to say about the risks of generic OxyContin. Donnie Edwards joins Lisa in conversation

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Relationship Between Teachers and the Province

A lesson in labour negotiations. A labour lawyer weighs on on the current dispute between teachers and the Ontario goverment.
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Responding to Workforce Needs in the Region

A changing workforce means a changing college, we'll hear how Confederation College is responding to shortages of employees here in Thunder Bay and region.
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Meghan Payment

We'll hear about the education labour dispute from the students' perspective. We'll find out how teens feel they're being affected.Meghan Payment is a grade 12 student at Westgate High School.

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Teachers Speak


School's out for elementary kids in the Keewatin Patricia district this morning.
And hundreds of teachers are expected to gather in Dryden as part of their strike strategy. The head of the local branch of the Elementary Teachers' Association is Anne Saltel

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Liberal Candidates Debate

The seven people vying for the leadership of the provincial Liberal Party were in Thunder Bay this past weekend. And northern issues were on their mind.

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Solar Power Pay-off?

They've got the power... but will it mean a payday?Social Housing buildings in Kenora and Thunder Bay are fitted with solar panels.
We'll find out how well Ontario's Feed in Tariff program is working for investors.

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LifeWater.Ca

Seventeen years and over a thousand wells, we'll hear how a small local charity is helping children in Africa and Haiti survive. Lisa Laco chats with founder Jim Gehrels.

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Dennis Franklin Cromarty Living Centre


Fundraising officially kicked off last night for the Dennis Franklin Cromarty Living Centre for First Nations high school students ... we'll find out more about the project...

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Predicting Weather

The challenge of forecasting last May's major storm in Thunder Bay. Were the warnings too little, too late? We hear from Geoff Coulson with Enviroment Canada.

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Sachigo Lake First Nation Mess

People who live in Sachigo Lake First Nation say they have been waiting for decades for someone.. anyone to clean up the mess from an abandoned mine. That mess includes huge rusting fuel tanks and barrels of cyanide.

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Flood Report

City councillors heard last night why Thunder Bay's sewage treatment plant flooded on May 28 and according to an expert report equipment failure was NOT to blame

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Grassy Narrows 10 Years Later

It's the longest running blockade in Canadian history. We'll check in with an activist from Grassy Narrows First Nation as she marks a decade of resistance against logging.

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